Europe

Airstreams Populate Vintage Trailer Park in Europe

We haven't done too many stories on the roadtrippin lifestyle in Europe, but this one was too intriguing to pass up.

The Belrepayre Airstream & Retro Trailerpark in the foothills of the Pyrenees near Mirepoix, France touts itself as the first vintage trailer park in Europe.

Exclusively for Airstreams, vintage caravans (what we call "trailers" in North America) and retro vehicles, the park was opened by Perry, a semi-retired English clown, and his French wife, Coline, five years ago.  continue reading... »

Bumfuzzle Nation Charts Course South and East in VW Van

Names: Pat and Ali Schulte
Home Town: St. Paul, Minnesota

Road trip destination: It looks like this trip will take us from Alaska to as far south as Argentina. From South America probably on to Europe, across Russia, and back to North America.

Date left home: June 26, 2008
Time line for returning home: Time line revolves solely around warm weather.

Vehicle:1958 Volkswagen Panelvan

Place bought the van and custom work done on it: We bought the bus in Canada and had it restored in Seattle. Inside it we built a camper style kit, with a fold down bed, a refrigerator, a sink, and plenty of storage. But on the outside it is really just a fairly standard 1958 VW Bus.  continue reading... »

EcoFuel World Tour


Names: Rainer Zietlow, Falk Gunold, Florian Hilpert and Franz Janusiewicz
Home Country: Germany

Name of Trip: EcoFuel World Tour

Destination/Purpose of the Trip: To drive around the world in a Volkswagen Caddy EcoFuel that runs on compressed natural gas.  continue reading... »

Overland World Road Trip


Name: Felix Bergmeister
Hometown: Vienna, Austria
Former life: 10 times Ironman' ultra-triathlon winner

Road trip destination: Around the world

Age at start of road trip: 29
Date started dreaming about the trip: 9 years before taking off

Purpose of trip: raise awareness of, and funds for, UNICEF
Vehicle: R 80 GS Basic motorbike

Start of road trip: October 21, 2006  continue reading... »

Ewan McGregor's "Long Way Round" Road Trip

Ewan McGregor didn't need to go on a 20,000 mile road trip to become famous.

Before setting off from London in April 2004 with his buddy and fellow actor, Charley Boorman, the Scottish actor had already starred in high-powered movies like Trainspotting (1996), Moulin Rouge (2001), Black Hawk Down (2001) and Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002).

But five months before leaving on the road trip, McGregor and Boorman formed a company - Long Way Round Limited (LWR) - with two additional friends to organize the trip logistics, and to produce the T-shirts, book, DVD, CD and six-part television documentary that was to follow.  continue reading... »