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Road Trips In The UK Vs The US

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1. In the US, a road trip means something exciting like travelling cross-country to see the Grand Canyon.

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In the UK, it means you're taking your brother to uni in Sheffield.

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2. In the US, there's the wide open roads of the iconic highway Route 66.

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In the UK, we have...the M25?

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3. In the US, you can drive a convertible and live the road trip dream.

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In the UK...don't even think about it.

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4. In the US, you can take take a detour like this:

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In the UK, you might take a detour but probably not by choice.

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5. In the US, you can stop off for a bite at somewhere like this:

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...which should really include some of these:

6. In the UK, your best bet is stopping at one of these...

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...for a meal deal.

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7. Early morning road trip snaps in the US:

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Early morning road trip snaps in the UK:

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8. Famous landmarks in the US:

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Famous landmarks in the UK:

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9. Being alone with your thoughts as you cruise through the Californian desert:

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Being alone with your thoughts while stuck in a traffic jam on the M1:

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10. Arriving at your destination in the US:

Arriving at your destination in the UK:

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11. Travelling with friends in the US:

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Travelling with friends in the UK:

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