A keen follower of DRIVING & LIFE asked why my 'Great Drives' series doesn't include maps? Very simple really.
I like the locales to be a 'discovery', and a number of readers have said how much they enjoy copying the route notes, then referring to maps, either in an atlas, or online, and mapping out the drive.
Some have mentioned that a particular route passed by a relative's house, or a major tourist attraction they had always wanted to visit, allowing them to make a pit stop to catch up on old times, or take a selfie.
There's many more 'Great Drives' to come, so I hope you enjoy them.