La Paz to Coroico, Bolivia
Feeling lucky, punk? Try barreling down one of Bolivia’s most notorious pathways, the North Yunga Road -- affectionately nicknamed “Death Road”. The 38mi stretch that connects La Paz to Coroico is a 10’-wide, two-way gravel driveway which only accommodates one car at a time, and winds along the edge of a cliff that drops over 1,800ft -- sans guardrails. The scenery is lush and tropical with low-hanging clouds and gorgeous views, but most passengers are too busy staring at their feet and praying to appreciate said vistas.
Don’t miss: Your chance to bike the road. The “Death Road” is a pretty popular tourist destination for cyclists, and there are a ton of tour companies that will sell you packages. Alternatively, you can bring your own two wheels and ride -- or die. Have fun!
Need a little more inspiration to ditch cubicle life for awhile? Check out this video, made by three 31yr-old dudes from Munich who packed it all in, got a Land Rover, and tore up some paths less traveled. From the salt flats of Bolivia to the waterfalls at Iguazu, past the glaciers of Argentinean Patagonia, to Tierra del Fuego -- the end of the earth. It’s called Untamed Winds, produced by Peru for Less. So, yeah … when are we leaving?