Roadtrippin Resources

Roadtrippin Resources is a source of information for travelers who are looking to take extended road trips to exotic locations, particularly in the Western Hemisphere to places such as Alaska, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Camper Vans for Rent in British Columbia

If you are interested in roadtrippin through the backroads of BC, the Yukon and Alaska, but don't own a camper van, then Travel BC Van Rentals & Sales may be the place for you.

Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, the company has a fleet of 15 (give or take) older model vans for rent, each equipped with all the necessary camping equipment including dishes, a stove, ice box and bedding. Some vans also have built-in fridges and sinks.

And unlike conventional rental car companies, Travel BC encourages its customers to drive the vans on back roads to far flung places, like the Arctic Circle via the notoriously rugged Dempster Highway.  continue reading... »

"Wide-Eyed Wanderers" by VW Vagabonds

The VW Vagabonds - Richard and Amanda Ligato - have earned the title of senior spokespersons for the roadtrippin circuit.

Their epic three-year road trip saw them travel half way around the world in a 1978 VW Westfalia bus.

And after they finished driving and camping their way through North, Central and South America, and Africa, they settled down in Southern Africa to write a book chronicling their travels.

The fruits of their labours is Wide-Eyed Wanderers: A Befuddling Journey From The Rat Race to the Roads of Latin America & Africa ($18.95 plus shipping).  continue reading... »

Wicked Campers Worldwide

Wicked Campers is dedicated to making the roadtrippin experience happen in Australia.

As well as in New Zealand, the UK/Europe and, most recently, in Canada and Africa.

Started in 2001 by a Brisbane mechanic with 15 second-hand, graffiti-painted vans, Wicked Campers has grown to include nine locations across Australia, seven locations in the UK/Europe, three depots in New Zealand, as well as single depots in Canada (in Vancouver on West Hastings Street) and Africa (Botswana).  continue reading... »

World's Top 10 Road Trips

10. Highway One, India: Delhi to Shimla

9. Patagonia: lonely road to nowhere

8. Cabot Trail: circling Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

7. The Ancient Route, France: an historical circuit in Provence

6. The Silk Road: Rome to China the hard way

5. Highway 93: Jasper National Park, Alberta -Nogales, Mexico  continue reading... »