The Almafi Coast the Most Popular ‘Drive of a Lifetime’

Amalfi Coast - Maiori view from Ravello. (Photographer: David Singleton, London, UK)

Last year National Geographic Traveler magazine ran a great feature called Drives of a Lifetime.  It consisted of 50 amazing road trip itineraries from across the globe (though the large majority are in North America).  We thought it would be fun to plot these road trip itineraries in Google Maps using the MyMaps application so anyone on the Web could view them and download them for their personal use.  Now, 6 months later we take a look back to see if anyone has been viewing them and are excited to learn they’ve been viewed over 10,000 times! So which ones have been viewed the most?

At the top of the list is the Amalfi Coast in Italy, not surprising to anyone that’s seen the spectacular views from the drive along the cliffs overlooking the Salerno coastline along the Mediterranean Sea.  To date this road trip has been viewed nearly 1,400 times which is double the amount of the second place itinerary of New Zealand’s North Island.  What’s interesting is that only 7 of the 50 itineraries are outside of the North America and yet 4 of them made the top 10 list  (the Cornish Coast in the UK and Provence in France were the other two in the top 10).

If you’ve driven on any of these incredible road trips and want to share your experiences with other travelers we’ve created a special Facebook page dedicated to Road Trips.  You can view it here and add comments or even become a fan if you’re a road trip fanatic.  Becoming a fan also lets you upload your favorite road trip pictures and get updates when other users contribute their experiences to the site.

Happy Driving!

3 responses to “The Almafi Coast the Most Popular ‘Drive of a Lifetime’

  1. Marius Janusaitis

    Very nice post and idea to use MyMaps App. Going to Amalfi Coast at the end of the month. Recommendations for a night stay in the area welcome.

    • Although I’ve never been to the Amalfi Coast, we had a trip planned once and had booked a room at Le Sirenuse Hotel in Positano. It’s supposed to be one of the top hotels in the world with amazing views of the Mediterranean. I’ve added it on the map so you can see where its located and read more about it by clicking on the bed icon. Here is a link as well

  2. Pingback: New Zealand Leapfrogs Amalfi Coast as Top Road Trip Destination | Cost2Go Blog

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