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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...
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...
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...
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...
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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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...
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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...
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...
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...
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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...