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    5 Epic Road Trips You Need to Take in Your 20s (VIDEO)

    5 epic road trips

    Leave everything behind, except your best friend and embark on the road trip of a lifetime.

    1) The Pan American Highway – The World’s Longest Road (Argentina-Alaska)
    -30,000 miles
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    2) Highway 61 “The Blues Highway” (Minnesota- New Orleans)
    -1400 Miles
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    3) Ancient Greece (Athens, Greece – Thermopylae, Greece)
    -400 Miles
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    4) Highway 1 “The All-Amercian Road” (San Francisco – L.A.)
    -450 Miles

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    5) Namib Desert (Windhoek – Sossusvlei, Namibia)
    -450 Miles
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  • Super Cars

    The Jaguar F-Type Goes In Search of the World’s Greatest Roads (VIDEO)

    The greatest roads in the world

    One of the greatest driving experiences one can experience is driving a winding mountain road in the backdrop of spectacular scenery. The adrenaline packed twisting roads can be driving nirvana.

    EVO’s Henry Catchpole did experienced that same feeling as he drove a Jaguar F-Type V8S to Romania to find the World’s greatest driving road. Rumours are its the infamous Transfagarasan, a 90-km road that crosses the Fagaras mountains reaching over 2,034 meters.

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  • Latest News/ Top 10s

    5 Of The Craziest Intersections in the World (VIDEO)

    5 Of The Craziest Intersections in the World (VIDEO)

    The complexity of modern transportation infrastructure can be mind-boggling, especially when it comes to certain crossings and interchanges around the globe. It’s hard to look at some of these convoluted intersections as facilitating the flow of traffic, and not just hindering. Here are our top five worst intersections in the world.

    5) Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo, Japan
    Shibuya is a ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan, and it’s famous for its scramble crossing in front of the Shibuya railway station. At different intervals traffic is stopped in every direction to allow pedestrians to swarm the intersection in whichever direction they please. The intersection has been featured frequently in movies that take place in Tokyo, including: Lost in TranslationThe Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift, and Resident Evil: Afterlife andRetribution. Not surprisingly, the Starbucks overlooking the intersection is one of the busiest in the world.

    4) Nguyen Cahn Cha Intersection, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Rush hour traffic in Ho Chi Minh City is a sight to behold, especially at the city’s busiest intersection. There’s a minimum of traffic controls here, just safety lights, which seem to be regarded as more of a “guideline.” As a pedestrian I’d be terrified trying to get across the free-for-all. It’s the chaos theory in action.

    3) The Magic Roundabout, Swindon, England
    In England there is an intersection named the “Magic Roundabout,” though it seems a more appropriate title for it might be “Deathtrap Roundabout” or “Clusterfuck Roundabout.” Built in 1972, the roundabout has five mini-roundabouts arranged around a sixth, larger roundabout. That already sounds like five roundabouts too many, but to make conditions more alarming for drivers, the larger, inner roundabout traffic moves counterclockwise, while traffic in the mini-roundabouts and outer loop flows in the usual clockwise direction. Oh, and don’t forget in the United Kingdom they drive on the left side of the road, so if you’re a tourist — especially from the U.S. where there are seldom roundabout (or manuals) — you’re screwed. On the bright side, the intersection actually has a good safety record, since traffic moves too slowly to do any serious damage in the event of a collision. At least there are arrows to help guide you around. Below you can watch a tourist couple’s survival story.

    Magic Roundabout


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  • Features

    The Most Spectacular Roads in the World | (Article)

    1.    Heaven Linking Avenue – Hunan Province, China

    This truly is a path to heaven, with 99 turns to symbolise Heaven’s nine palaces, leading you on a windy upwards road directly into the clouds. Despite its beautiful title (and ironically perhaps), it is in fact China’s most dangerous road. Is this your idea of heaven or hell?

     

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    2. China’s Guoliang Tunnel – Taihang Mountains, Henan Province, China

    It seems China is the place to visit if you’re looking for extreme roads. This road was carved through a mountain and was dug out by 15 villagers, taking them five years to finish the 0.8 mile stretch. It’s not quite “heaven” like the first road but I can imagine it would be a thrilling experience and a very scenic one at that! Just don’t look down!!

     

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    3. Stelvio Pass – Eastern Alps, Italy

    This road is situated on a beautiful mountain landscape and has 48 hairpin turns – maybe not the best idea to travel it if you experience motion sickness! It is however a very picturesque route, and another intimidating one too. Maybe they come hand in hand?

     

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    4.    Yungas Road – Bolivia

    This doesn’t quite have the beauty appeal like some of the other roads on this list however it certainly has the “wow” factor – as in “wow people actually drive on that!?” With no barriers and literally nothing stopping you from plummeting a long (long) way down, it has been deemed the most dangerous road in the world and has even been given the name “Death Road”. One estimate is that 200 to 300 people are killed yearly along the road. It’s maybe not worth a visit but it’s definitely worthy of being on this list!

     

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    5.    Route 163 – Utah, USA

    Ok, now you can relax, we have a nice peaceful road for you to look at! This is a 64 mile highway that cuts through Monument valley and has been featured in films such as Forrest Gump. It’s an open road… perfect for cruising along and taking in all of the sites.

     

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    6.    The Atlantic Road – Norway

    This is a 5 mile stretch of road connecting the towns of Kristiansund and Molde. This road has been awarded the status of national tourist route due to its panoramic views and its architecture. On this road you could experience anything from birds to whales. Even without that, the views of the Atlantic Ocean are breathtaking! If you’re feeling extra daring then you should visit it during the autumn so that you can experience the road as powerful storms strike the road!

     

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    7.    Big Sur – California, USA

    Big Sur“, meaning “the big south”, is a fantastic drive with a road that twists and turns for 90 miles along the Californian coast. It is part of Highway 1 and the views are truly stunning! If you’re looking to get that convertible out on the road then here’s the place to do it! How very California chic!

     

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    8.    Thunersee Road, Switzerland

    This is another “on the edge” road, with spectacular views of Lake Thunersee. In this area you can also stop by and visit one of the many castles… scenery and culture, what more could you want?

     

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    9.   Grossglockner High Alpine Road – Austria

    Another windy road for you! This one leads you to the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner and its glacier, the Pasterze. Enjoy the 36 bends as you witness nature at its best!

     

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    10.  The Blue Ridge Parkway – USA

    We’re going to finish this list with a nice tranquil road. It’s a National Scenic Byway and All-American Road, which runs for a grand total of 469 miles. This connects Shenandoah National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s a long stretch of road so if you find yourself getting bored (unlikely) then counting trees should keep you fairly busy…!

     

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    Images Courtesy of: Mark, Wilson, Marino, Harris, Hill, Getty, Gray, Globetrott, Ferraz and OTR.

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