For a really different driving holiday, try off-road adventuring on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. But you don’t have to use your own vehicle; the folks at Wide Open Excursions will put you behind the wheel of one of their 35 custom-built 175-horsepower Baja racers that’s similar to those competing in various desert races staged each year in California, Nevada and Mexico. An experienced group instructor communicates via a two-way radio and continually advises on conditions ahead as well as how to drive these Subaru-powered buggies in fast, but safe manner. Prices start at $530 per person for a one-third day session, up to $5,500 for a four-day event (transportation extra). Get all the particulars and make reservations at www.wideopenbaja.com.