Leh-Manali Highway, almost the highest road in the world

The Leh-Manali Highway is one of the highest roads in the world. Running between the Indian cities of Leh and Manali, it opens up an inhospitable part of the Himalaya Mountains. Be well prepared before you start, as you will cross several high mountain passes up to 5,325 m (17,470 ft). Many travelers suffer from mountain sickness due to the high altitudes and the low-oxygen air.

leh-manali highway
Leh-Manali Highway

Road information

The highway was built and maintained by the Indian Army and is capable of supporting the heaviest of their vehicles. The road is the only route to the Ladakh region and is vital to feed military supplies into that sector.

A Skyline Drive road trip

Winding trough the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, Skyline Drive is a scenic road trip that is particularly popular in the fall when the leaves are changing colors. The road takes us along the ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Although there is a small entry fee to drive the road, it’s more than worth it.

Skyline Drive
Skyline Drive

Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway

Seldom dropping below 9,000 feet, the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway is one of the highest roads in the USA. This road trip crosses the continental divide twice and traces the Arkansas River nearly to its source near Fremont Pass. We drive trough the scenic peaks of the Rocky Mountains and visit the highest incorporated city in America.

Maroon Lake near Aspen
Maroon lake near Aspen, Colorado

Mille Miglia, 1000 beautiful miles trough northern Italy

The Mille Miglia, or thousand miles, was an endurance race that was organized 24 times between 1927 and 1957. Participants raced with their Gran Turismo cars over the open roads of northern Italy from Brescia to Rome and back on an 8-shaped route. Due to frequent fatal crashes the race was banned in 1957, but since 1982 it was revived as a touring trip for old-timers. We went to Brescia and followed this legendary route trough the stunning landscapes of northern Italy.

Mille Miglia arrow

Experience the battle of the Bulge in the Belgian Ardennes

This historical road trip takes us back to largest and bloodiest battle the Americans fought in World War II. The Battle of the Bulge was the last major German offensive toward the end of World War II. The operation with code name Wacht am Rhein was planned by Hitler himself and would slow the allied advance on the Western front severely if carried out successfully. The plan was to penetrate the weak American defenses in the Belgian Ardennes forest and to capture the bridges over the river Meuse. With the bridges secured, the German army would recapture the port of Antwerp and split the Allied front in two, crippling their supply routes.

Driving the Nürburgring Nordschleife

Hidden in the German Eifel Forest, lays the ultimate driving experience for non-professional race-drivers: the Nürburgring Nordschleife, better known as “the Ring”. With its length of 21km (13 miles) and lots of demanding bends it was nicknamed The Green Hell and is considered the toughest, most dangerous and most demanding circuit in the world.


The Antrim Coast Road, North-Ireland at it's best

A part of the A2 in Northern Ireland, called the Antrim Coast Road, is one of the most famous road trips in the world. A large section of the road is winding trough the countryside, following the scenic coastline. Some parts are even built between large 100m high cliffs and the sea.

Antrim Coast Road
The Antrim Coast Road

We start following the road in Belfast. From there, it will take us to all major attractions of North Ireland’s coast before it ends near the walled city center of Derry, at the border with the Republic of Ireland. The Antrim Coast Road is often praised as Ireland's most scenic drive. This part of the road is also relatively narrow and lightly used, which is great for a road trip.

Baikal-Amur Mainline railway

The BAM Railway can be hardly named as a popular tourist attraction. Most people even never heard of it. However, this railway winding trough the Siberian Mountains and beautiful nature is a very good alternative for its famous counterpart: the Trans-Siberian line.

The BAM Railway, (3400km / 2113mi) stands for Baikal-Amur Mainline. The Trans-Siberian, was already in operation when, in 1938, Soviet leader Josef Stalin ordered a second line from Tayshet city to the Pacific Ocean. We will take a look into the BAM’s amazing construction history, being maybe the greatest civil engineering endeavor the world has ever seen.

Hitler's Bunkers in Northern France

This article will take you to some of the biggest bunkers in France. These bunkers can be found in The Nord-Pas-de-Calais region. This French region is (like the name mentions) the most northern region in France. It is well known for its Channel tunnel and the ferry connections to Great-Britain but that’s about all. You also won’t find many tourists over here; they go to more popular vacation regions like the Provence and the Mediterranean in the South. For those who are interested in World War II however, this region has a lot to offer. Because the Germans thought that the D-Day landing would take place near Calais (where the Channel has its smallest part) and not in Normandy, the whole region is filled with bunkers and gun positions that were part of the Atlantikwall defense line.