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The Trip 2017

The story of a guy going on a once in a lifetime road trip of 25.000 Km through 41 countries in 3 months all whilst supporting 12 charities.

Good day everybody , my name is Niels Thomas and I welcome you to my first blog post of the Road Trip Guy. I was born and raised in the province of Utrecht in the beautiful and sunny country of the Netherlands. Just in case you never visited the Netherlands before.. it is a joke.. there is no sun.. like ever! During my...
video
In my first Vlog I will discus the different photo- & video camera's that I am planning to use during The Trip 2017. The GorillaPods will also be discussed. If any questions please feel free to ask me anytime. An extended review will come after The Trip 2017. Product description Camera 1: Canon Powershot G7X Mark 2 Camera 2: Canon Powershot A2300 Camera 3:...
goals-motivation
Now that the starting date of The Trip has been set it is time to start planning my goals for what surely will be an epic road trip adventure. With so many countries to visit, I will be focusing on these seven goals during the 3 month period on the road. My goals for The Trip 1) Be the first person in the world to make the...
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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...
Visiting the Lofoten has always been my dream. I arrived in the port of Sørvågen at 6.30 AM after taking a 3-hour ferry from Bodø. It was a early trip, but once I arrived it was all worth it. As it was still early on a Friday morning and my room was not available until 2.00 PM I decided to drive...
tips for finding cheap accommodation
Even though we know our destination, the thrills that life on the open road can offer means that more and more people are keen to experience it. However, a road trip can also be tiring, so it makes sense that we know what options are available when it comes to respite. Not every solution will fit everyone’s needs, but...
montenegro
I did not know much about Montenegro to be honest. During my years studying Wildlife Conservation management in Leeuwarden (The Netherlands) I had a friend who was born in the mysterious Montenegro. It always sounded like an exotic country far away in the Balkan mountains, which was the home of big casino's and ancient castles right next to stunning...
travel to Ukraine
When I announced my route for Europe’s longest road trip, people were shocked with one particular destination: “Why would you want to travel to Ukraine? Your car will be stolen within a day, everybody is corrupt and it is currently a warzone over there!” It was an expected reaction and I understood that my family and friends were concerned that I...
After having a great time in Berlin seeing the city on a budget and racing past all the big landmarks and architect wonders in a Trabi it was time to continue my journey. My next step was suppose to be taking the ferry from Rostock to Gedser to enter Denmark. After a lot of remarks and feedback of people they mentioned I...