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

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...
What is your medicine? An easy fix all for a road tripper feeling down on a journey is music ! After all, it is said to be the medicine of the soul. As a matter of fact, there have been studies that reveal that the type of music you listen to on a regular basis has an effect on your daily...
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...
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...
traveling world
The Harteau family has been on the road with their 1990 VW Westfalia since October 2012. What started out as a family dream of being a whole year on the road it changed over the course of 5 months when they decided to continue their journey on the road with no final destination This resulted in them traveling the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...