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

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
How to Get to Auschwitz From Krakow
A Guide on How to Get to Auschwitz From Krakow by Car or Bus In the summer of 2017, as part of my European road trip (blogpost: 25.000 km Europe road trip part 9 : Warsaw and Krakow in Poland) I planned to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps and the museum nearby Krakow, Poland. I wrote this free guide on "How...
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