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Drinking Up South African History

by Mattie Bamman

There’s history, philosophy and culture to be found in a simple glass of wine. Here’s your detailed guide to wine tasting in South Africa’s Stellenbosch region, served straight up by the Ravenous Traveler.

How to Feel Like a Local
in South Africa

by Mattie Bamman

The traditional South African boerebraai gives travellers a chance to feel local in a foreign land.

Good Food Fun in South Africa

by Mattie Bamman

For those who want to see it all, the Cape Town Good Food & Wine Show supplies an adrenaline shot of South African cuisine.

Dramatic coastlines, enormous beaches, thick jungles, the highest bungee jump and one of the world's best surfing beaches: This road trip loop shows off South Africa’s most beautiful -- and adventurous -- drive, the Garden Route.

Driving the Fabled Garden Route

by Mattie Bamman

Dramatic coastlines, enormous beaches, thick jungles, the highest bungee jump and one of the world’s best surfing beaches: This road trip loop shows off South Africa’s most beautiful — and adventurous — drive, the Garden Route.

As if you ever needed an excuse to overdose on BBQ and crank Hank Williams! Here’s Mattie Bamman’s 7 top stops on a road trip through America's Deep South.

Blues Highway: Touring the Deep South

by Mattie Bamman

As if you ever needed an excuse to overdose on BBQ and crank Hank Williams! Here’s Mattie Bamman’s 7 top stops on a road trip through America’s Deep South.

From bungee jumping to canyon kloofing to sunset paragliding over the Indian Ocean, Mattie Bamman shares his top 10 vein-busting adventures on the Garden Route, which runs along the southern coast of Africa.

Top 10 Adrenaline Adventures in South Africa

by Mattie Bamman

From bungee jumping to canyon kloofing to sunset paragliding over the Indian Ocean, Mattie Bamman shares his top 10 vein-busting adventures on the Garden Route, which runs along the southern coast of Africa.

From one of the most northern roads in the world to an ice highway, this road trip leaves civilization behind. Pack spare tires and bring extra supplies.

Northern Exposure:
Driving Canada’s North

by Mattie Bamman

From one of the most northern roads in the world to an ice highway, this road trip leaves civilization behind. Pack spare tires and bring extra supplies.

Road Trip Along the Croatian Coast

by Mattie Bamman

Take a road trip to Europe’s newest culinary hot spot! The Croatian coast overflows with beaches, islands, ancient ruins and delicious foods.

From Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon, some of the most loved parts of the United States are located in the middle of nowhere. Mattie Bamman takes us there - and to the six sites you cannot miss.

Road Trip through
the American Desert

by Mattie Bamman

From Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon, some of the most loved parts of the United States are located in the middle of nowhere. Mattie Bamman takes us there – and to the six sites you cannot miss.

With mountains, forests and oceans, Western Canada supplies road trippers with spectacular geography. Mattie Bamman recommends his favourite road trips.

Top 6 Western Canada Road Trips

by Mattie Bamman

With soaring mountains, thick forests and ocean vistas, Western Canada supplies road trippers with some of the most spectacular geography on the planet. Mattie Bamman recommends his favourite road trips, as well as activities along the way, such as wine tasting and skiing.

This road trip along the North Shore of Oahu trades in the busy streets of Honolulu for garlic butter shrimp and massive surf waves.

Cruising Oahu’s North Shore

by Mattie Bamman

This road trip along the North Shore of Oahu trades in the busy streets of Honolulu for garlic butter shrimp and massive surf waves.

What better way to experience the American countryside than a car camping road trip? Mattie Bamman fills you in on camping Route 50 from Maryland to California.

Car Camping America’s Route 50

by Mattie Bamman

What better way to experience the American countryside than a car camping road trip? Mattie Bamman fills you in on car camping Route 50 through Maryland, West Virginia, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Utah and California.

Most road trip mishaps don't end this badly! But it's probably a good idea to let Mattie Bamman help you avoid making the 10 most common road trip mistakes.

Avoiding 10 Road Trip Mistakes

by Mattie Bamman

Most road trip mishaps don’t end this badly! But it’s probably a good idea to let Mattie Bamman help you avoid making the 10 most common road trip mistakes.

Adrenaline sports, beautiful scenery, and wine tastings all come together in the Columbia River Gorge. Mattie Bamman takes you on a personalized road trip near his home in Portland, Oregon.

A River Runs Through It

by Mattie Bamman

Adrenaline sports, beautiful scenery and wine tasting come together in the Columbia River Gorge. Mattie Bamman takes you on a personalized road trip near his home in Portland, Oregon.

Driving in Italy combines beautiful hilltop towns with a complete disregard for traffic rules. While living in Italy, Mattie Bamman collected these 10 road trips, two of which you should never attempt.

10 Best Road Trips in Italy

by Mattie Bamman

Road trips through Italy offer beautiful hilltop towns… and a complete disregard for traffic rules. While living in Italy, Mattie Bamman discovered these 10 road trips, two of which you should never attempt.

From the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia to road trips through Montreal and Toronto, here are the top 10 road trips in central and eastern Canada

Top 10 Road Trips in Central and Eastern Canada

by Mattie Bamman

From the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia to cruising through exciting cities such as Montreal and Toronto, Mattie Bamman picks a list of his favourite road trips in central and eastern Canada.

Lighthouse: Road Trip along the coast of Maine

Off the Main Path in Maine

by Mattie Bamman

In the second instalment of his Road Trips series, Maine-state native Mattie Bamman gives an insider’s scoop on planning a Maine road trip — lobster recommendations included.

15 ROAD TRIP TIPS

by Mattie Bamman

Mattie Bamman has driven into vineyards at the behest of his GPS, and grilled hot dogs on a car engine in the rain. Inspired by experience, these tips will help you plan your next road trip—wherever it may take you.