5 Countries You Need a Car to Travel

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When you are traveling, there is no substitute for the freedom that having your own car will bring. Having your own car allows you to quickly get to anywhere you need to go. It frees you from the restrictiveness and schedule conflicts that using public transportation brings with it. There are some countries that it will really benefit a traveler to be able to drive in. Here are the top five countries where travelers should drive a luxury suv.

1. United States

Of all the counties in the world, no place is it more desirable to have a car than the United States. This country was designed for people who drive. The public transportation system is a joke. It is very inefficient and expensive. It is so much cheaper to drive your own car. The fuel prices are very low and it is very cheap to rent a car. The wide expanses of this beautiful country allow drivers to enjoy some of the most spectacular road trips imaginable.

2. Canada

It is much the same story for visitors to Canada. Canada is just as vast a country as the United States, and travelers will find it much more convenient to drive themselves where they need to go instead of relying on public transportation. The highways are very well maintained, and it is easy to get anywhere that you need to go by driving.

3. China

Although China does have a huge public transportation system, it is not a very comfortable means of travel. The Chinese seem to rejoice in packing their passengers in trains like cattle, meaning that tourists will often feel like their trains are on the way to a death camp instead of a tourist destination. It is much more comfortable and convenient to drive your own car in China, and it will allow you to get to destinations that public transportation simply don’t reach.

4. South Africa

There are a lot of beautiful things to see and fun things to do in South Africa, but much of it is located deep in the bush. There is no other way to get to most of these attractions than driving there. Visitors to South Africa will really appreciate the freedom that having their own 4×4 vehicle will give them. It is a wonderful feeling to head out into the bush behind the wheel of your own vehicle. Just remember that it helps to have along someone with some mechanical aptitude to fix the vehicle if it breaks down in the middle of nowhere.

5. Germany

While you can get around very easily with Germany’s efficient public transportation system, you will be missing one of the most enjoyable things about the country. Taking a fast car out on the German Autobahn is one of the most delightful travel experiences that you will ever have. The incredible thrills of rushing down a highway at 200 kilometers an hour cannot be oversold. If you go to Germany, don’t pass this opportunity up. Rent a fast car and put the petal to the floor.

Author Bio: Jack has been a mechanic for 10 years and is a complete rev head. He has 5 cars to his name, and his past time hobbies include redoing old cars, travelling, going to car shows and writing blogs about cars.

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