Making the Great Escape on Wheels

Making the Great Escape on Wheels

24/10/2017 Off By Gayle Dickson

Best Vehicles for Long Distance Travel


When it comes to long-distance travel, most people will automatically turn to air transport. It’s quick, it’s relatively cheap, and it gets you from A to B in the fastest time possible.

But have you ever heard the saying that the adventure isn’t in the destination, it’s in the journey? Well, this rings true for most of us.

While hopping on a plane may well be the transport method that first springs to mind, it may not necessarily be the best. Think of all of the amazing sights and spontaneous experiences you can miss when you’re soaring thousands of miles up in the air!

So, if you’re looking for an alternative mode of transport for your adventures, why not stay on the ground and opt for a road trip of sorts. Here are a couple of the best vehicles that you might want to try out.

4 x 4

Whether you’re driving a long distance along motorways, off-roading (legally, of course) through unstable terrain or venturing along roads less travelled (these are often prone to becoming muddy or flooded), a 4 x 4 will see you coast through the lot. This ultimate means of road transport has the luxury of comfort paired with the power to keep you out of sticky situations. The only downfall? You don’t have all too much storage space for extended trips. But this is a simple problem to overcome: you easily can attach a camper trailer to the back… can’t decide on a hard floor or soft floor camper trailer? Not to worry. PMX campers have a comprehensive guide to the differences between the two, including the pros and cons of both options. Now you have no need to worry, as you will be able to complete your journey as problem free as possible with all of your luggage in tow. Sounds like the perfect start to a brilliant trip, right?


Now, bear with us. You may have never been anywhere near a motorcycle in your life. The thought of travelling cross-country on one can be daunting even to the most experienced motorcyclist, we know that. However, what better time to try it out than now? You will have to get the relevant licence to ensure that you are driving one on the roads legally, but you can often become qualified through an intensive day course for a relatively cheap cost. The freedom that a motorcycle allows you on the road is astounding. You don’t have to wait in queues of traffic, parking is generally easier at rest stops, and you have the added bonus of experiencing beautiful scenery at high speed. What more could you want? Make sure to get a little practice in before taking to the open road. This will help you to feel more comfortable with your handling of the motor and a wider variety of weather conditions or road conditions that you may experience along the way.

These are just a couple of the options available to you, but they show the variety that road travel can offer you. From the comfort of a sturdy car to the exhilaration that comes hand in hand with two-wheeled motor travel. So, get exploring different places and different ways of getting there.


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