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In Motivation & Inspiration you will find the best road trip routes (with description & maps) and inspiring stories of other travellers.

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Since March 2016 I’m traveling from The Netherlands to Australia by electric car. Without any money I completely rely on the energy I receive from people around the world. During this journey I will visit inspiring people, projects, companies and events to make a documentary about sustainability. My goal is to find out what sustainability is, to create awareness...
How long does it take to drive around iceland
I know the title talks about a description of what a great road trip in Iceland is like but at this moment, I am finding it hard to articulate my words on what I imagine it would really feel like. Apart from the fact that I am making it a quest to visit 41 countries on my european road trip,...
road trip plan europe
Have you been dreaming already about your upcoming holiday? And have you already started planning your road trip through Europe? If so, you can use my 7 steps that I have applied when planning my 30,000 Km European road trip through 41 countries. Sit back, relax and you will have the best road trip possible! Determine the route when planning...
road trip in Philippines
How do you discover the beauty that the Philippines have to offer? Well there is only one answer and that is through a well planned road trip. You can decide to start your road trip in Philippines by driving your own car (probably the best way to get the full on experience without any inconveniences) or make use of public...
My time on the Lofoten Islands was coming to an end and there was one final Norwegian landmark that was on my bucketlist; The North Cape. The North Cape is often considered the northernmost point of Europe. On the top of the cliff there is a beautiful viewing point of the merger of the Norwegian sea and the Barents...
How to Get to Auschwitz From Krakow
In the summer of 2017, as part of my European road trip (blogpost: 25.000 km Europe road trip part 9 : Warsaw and Krakow in Poland) I planned to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps and the museum nearby Krakow, Poland. I wrote this free guide on "How to Get to Auschwitz From Krakow by Car or Bus". Established by the Nazis...
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For our first interview on The Road Trip Guy I got the chance to speak with Brian DeFrees. Brian has done a massive USA road trip of 12,255 miles (19.600 Km) and made a time-lapse video of his trip. Unexpectedly that video went viral on the internet and received well over one million views on Youtube! I would like to...
surfing in Sagres
When you think of surfing you might think about places like Hawaii, Bali and California. But did you know that Europe has one of the most populair surfspots in the world? And that the Algarve in Portugal has been in the top 5 for many years? During my 30,000 km road trip through Europe, I wanted to see what...
Mongol Rally
The Mongol Rally is one of the most famous rallies in Europe. It's over 10,000 miles across a large variety of landscapes in Europe and Asia and has gained a huge popularity under youngsters. There is zero back up, no support teams and also no route.. long story short.. you are on your own! Of course you have your...
road trip in California
Where to go and what to see on this amazing road trip in California! The USA is known for many things from celebrities to some of the most amazing national parks to be found anywhere. Therefore, it can be difficult to determine how to see the best sights the country has to offer. If you want to really get into the American site seeing...