If road trips conjure images of your childhood—with your family crammed in a sedan, a cooler at your feet jam-packed with sandwiches, do yourself a favor and go on an iconic drive. And we don’t just mean on four wheels. Today’s epic road trips can take you anywhere from a motorbike tour of the insanely remote Easter Island to a beach cruise in South Africa to a boat-and-blacktop combo in Alaska.
You see, if half the journey is getting there, why not maximize the adventure at every turn? Our contributors and editors have highlighted some of their favorite treks from around the globe. Trust us when we say you’ll never forget these unique trips.
Here are the best places to hit the road this summer.