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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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Van Life Blog & Diaries
In February 2015 8 of us chipped in and bought ourselves an old Ford E-350 school bus. We spent the next 5 months renovating and fixing it up to road trip shape. Unfortunately it wasn't enough since we had to leave her in Trapper Creek Alaska with a broken transmission. I hope you enjoy watching our adventure. Shot and edited...