Roadtrippers

Roadtrippers houses a collection of inspiring roadtrippin stories. Get travel tips from other roadtrippers, and find links to their road trip websites and travel blogs. Please contact us if you would like your road trip story and photos profiled.

Southbound Explorers to South America


Names: Ashley Honigman and Moreno Bordignon
Home Town: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Road trip destination: Vancouver, British Columbia to Tierra del Fuego, Chile and back again

Vehicle: 1991 VW Vanagon Westfalia

Date left home: April 18, 2008
Expected return date: September-October 2009. Or until the money runs out  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... »

VW Vagabonds Three-Year Odyssey


Name: Amanda and Richard Ligato
Roadtrippin Name: VW Vagabonds
Hometown: San Diego, California, United States

Road trip destination: United States, Mexico, Central America, South America and Africa

Inspiration for the trip: Seeing a billboard one day for the US$14.1 million California lottery and starting to think what they would do with their lives if they ever won it.

Number of years saving money for the trip: 6

Vehicle: 1978 VW Westfalia campervan
Date left home: September 2000  continue reading... »

Long Long Honeymoon in an Airstream


Names: Sean and Kristy Michael
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Purpose of Trip: Extended honeymoon

Road trip destination: United States and Canada

Roadtrippin vehicle: 25 foot Airstream Classic attached to Ford F250 pickup

Why an Airstream: There's something timeless about that classic silver shape. It's both nostalgic and futuristic, like a cross between your great grandparents' old trailer and a UFO. When you see one, you smile.

Best feature of an Airstream: The aluminum skin! It never rusts, and always looks classic. More than anythng else, the aluminum grants Airstreams their timeless appearance.  continue reading... »

The Delayed "Gap Year": Vancouver, Canada to South America


Names: Sheila and Chris
Home Town: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Ages at time of road trip: 60 and 62

Road trip destination: Vancouver, British Columbia to South America and back again

Date of road trip: March 2006 to March 2007

Countries driven through: United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras. Nicaragua, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama. Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile

Days on the road: 365 days  continue reading... »