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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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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...
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This 1952 Standard Microbus was saved by the cool guys at www.airmapp.com in the middle of nowhere in Sweden. It was airlifted by a helicopter from a national park as the bus was found 8km from the nearest road and there was no other solution to pick it up as all motorized vehicles are prohibited in the park. AirMapp is a social...
Scotland Road Trip
Road trips began to become popular in the United States with the induction of the famed Route 66. The route gives the ability to cut the country right through the middle and see it all. Few routes have ever been able to live up to the experience of driving the road until now. Finally, it has a rival in the...
driving miss norma
Sometimes you just come across something so unique and inspiring that you have to share it right away. Unfortunate, Miss Norma has passed away this month due to her illness, but oh boy did she leave an amazing and touching story behind! By doing a massive road trip through the USA, instead of going for her cancer treatment in...
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...
romanian road trip
If you have ever looked at a map depicting a very winding road that seems truly unimaginable to say the least, you can rest assured that it is not an illusion. There is such a road that seems to have been carved out by the rivers flowing between the mountains. It is known as the Transfagarasan Highway and it...
german-road-trip
Germany is a spectacularly beautiful country. The countryside is truly epic and the jaw dropping views from the peaks of the alps that run through the country are what your photographic dreams are made of. The food, the people, and the ambience of the entire country add to its unique charm. A German road trip is the best way to...
road trip in turkey bodrum
There is no better way to experience a country than on a road trip and if Turkey is among the countries you plan on visiting, you will be pleased to know that there is much to see. There are many routes that can be taken, but if you want to see the best of the best in Turkey, I...
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...
Road trip Norway
When you choose to fly to a destination, you are often doing yourself and your traveling companions a significant disservice. You can see quite a lot from the sky, but when you arrive at your destination is entirely up to the airline. If there are any flight delays, you may miss out on some of the activities that you...