There's nothing quite like the freedom of exploring the world from behind the wheel. It's hard to beat the feeling you get when the sun is out, the sky is clear and an empty road stretches away from you towards the horizon. Here, we've picked some of our favourite road trip shots from the Rough Guides archive. If these don't make you long for the open road, we don't know what will.

1. Into the outback in Australia's Northern Territory 

Australia, road, outback

2. A shady drive in the Languedoc, France

France, Languedoc-Roussillon, treelined country road

3. Along the coastal road on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

Scotland, Isle of Skye, Armadale, coastal road on Sound of Sleat

4. Autumn colour in north Georgia, USA

Fall color on curvy road over Fort Mountain in North GeorgiaPhoto credit: Dreamstime.com/Jk3291

5. Gentle corners on the shores of Lake Garda, Italy

Italy, Lake Garda, Gardesana Occidentale road

6. The King's Highway snakes into the distance in Jordan

Jordan, view of Wadi Mujib canyon with King's Highway

7. Rush hour in Crete, Greece

Shepherd, Sheep, Road, Crete

8. A coastal road in Connemara, Ireland

Republic of Ireland, Connemara, Doolough, coastal road river

 9. On the backroads in the Piemonte, Italy

taly, Piedmont, Val di Viu, road & valley near Lago di Malciaussia

10. Exploring the Fanad Peninsula, Ireland

Republic of Ireland, Fanad Peninsula, road below mountain

11. Beneath the mahogany trees at Cherry Tree Hill, Barbados

Mahogany trees at Cherry Tree Hill, Barbados

12. A road curves through the mountains in Asturias, Spain

Spain, Asturias, Desfiladero de los Beyos, road curving through mountains

13. Quintessential countryside views in Oxfordshire, England
White Horse, Uffington, Oxfordshire

14. An empty highway through Monument Valley, USA

USA, Arizona, highway through Monument Valley

15. Crossing Hardknott Pass in the Lake District, England
Great Britain, England, Cumbria, Lake District, Hardknott Pass

16. Hwy-20 south of Fort Sumner in New MexicoUSA

USA, New Mexico, Hwy-20 south of Fort Sumner

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