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

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...
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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...
Portugal road trip
Portugal is a beautiful country full of welcoming and passionate people. There are many places that are on the cannot miss list, but if you want to soak in the true spirit of Portugal, there is no better way than with a road trip. A road trip in Portugal gives you the opportunity to be in control of your...
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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...
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After cruising out to the West Coast from Pennsylvania in his VW Bus for a photography internship, James Barkman has set his sights on living on his own terms. For him this means perfecting his craft by hunting down photo-ops full time in his Westfalia with Surfboards on top and a Dual-Sport Motorcycle in tow. James, 22, might not be...
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AirMapp & Serial Kombi present "RESURRECTION", a short movie about the found and the rescue of a 1955 panelvan. It was abandonned deep in the french alps valley since at least 40 years and they pulled it out of the forest in september 2016 by "restoring" it on site and driving it down the mountain ! These guys are true...
Friendship Wish
“Dude, that road trip project of yours is awesome!” He said.   “Thanks a lot. I am happy to hear you like it. You want to come a long for a part of the Trip? I know you like to travel so to would be great to catch up and hit the road for a few days? "   “Nah, I don’t have...
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...
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...
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The short film Isolation is directed by Mathieu Bernat and David Guersan. The film takes you from a busy modern society on a spiritual quest through the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The main character is trying to re-connect with his Scottish roots while traveling to the outback with a classic Volkswagen bus. He experiences a pleasant lesson from living in isolation and solitude. If the...