There are all kinds of people in this world and therefore also all kinds of vacations. Everyone has their favourite way of escaping reality for a while and that’s okay. For some, the ultimate way of relaxing exists in booking an all-inclusive holiday once a year, during which they only sunbathe, swim, eat and sleep. Simple yet very efficient in terms of switching off your brain. For others, a little more stimulation is necessary – in whatever way that means. Maybe you go rafting, maybe you go visit five museums a day, maybe you participate in some kind of yoga retreat. Whatever works for you.
But with all that being said, there’s one kind of popular holiday we certainly haven’t mentioned just yet: the road trip. Long before the arrival of the automobile, people have been making voyages throughout the world, in search for other cultures, other wisdoms. And now that most of us have access to a car, road trips have become a very popular way of travelling. Perfect for people who can’t stick to just one destination, for the wandering souls who want to get lost on their way.
Road tripping as a couple
One of the many advantages of road trips is the fact that you can do them with just about anyone. They’re great with friends, as you’ll make many new memories on the road. They can be a way of solo travel too, when you’re in desperate need of some space. And even as a family there’s no reason why a road trip couldn’t fit in. But today, we’re talking about road trips you could take as a couple. Because depending on which road you choose and what activities you do, spending that much quality time together can be very romantic.
According to Confused, those who are looking for a bit of romance should opt for the German Alpine Road, a 515 kilometre-long road trip through – you guessed it – Germany. On your way, you’ll be able to admire everything from grand Alpine landscapes to romantic castles. Second comes the Puglia road trip in Italy, and the Amalfi Coast, also in Italy, comes in third. To be able to make this top ten, Confused.com looked at the reviews on hotels and restaurants along the way on a vast number of road trips throughout the world. By doing so, they put together what they call a ‘romance score’, ranking the trips from most to least romantic.