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Motivation & Inspiration

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...
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...
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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...
Van Life Blog & Diaries
Top 5 Best Van Life Blogs & Diaries of 2018 - Get Inspired! Don't you just love to see it? People living the dream by traveling all over the world, sleeping in their vans and exploring new destinations, all whilst meeting amazing new people. Yes, the Van Lifestyle is not a bad one and to get you more inspired we...
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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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...
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...
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...
I am sure all of us have at least one are two bad experiences while being on the road or on your well-deserved holiday. Hours of traveling with that annoying little brother or sister will surely create some funny and tense moments. In the United States of America that is no different. At the american talk-show of Jimmy Fallon...
best family road trips
Don't Miss The Five Best Road Trips of Your Life! During your lifetime there will be several moments where your travels make such an impact that the memories will stay with you forever. Hitting the road with a road trip is definitely a great way to celebrate your holiday and to create these amazing moments with friends and family.  In this blog post I will...