When I first arrived on Pag, a small island paradise connected to the mainland of Croatia by a bridge or ferry, with its barren and moonlike landscapes interspersed with water meadows and green hillsides, my first reaction was that a road trip could not get a lot better than this. I thought I had found […]

The Goodwood Festival of Speed – FoS – is one of those car events that I almost felt ashamed I hadn’t ever attended. On more than one occasion among friends I have seen a truly surprised expression followed by the words “You never been to Goodwood?!”. It is now clear that the car festivals at […]

With limited time on this Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet road trip, and eager to cross the border into Croatia as soon as possible, I set up the ambitious plan to drive from Côte d’Azur to Zagreb in one day. I had to drive the first half of this road trip on my own, […]

Really. Really. Now I am not saying you have to go to Scandinavia with it. There are plenty of other roads in Europe and beyond that are open in the winter with a lot of snow. In the Alps they close the higher passes in the winter, but I have seen videos from for example […]

When the Hurtigruten ship arrived to the port of Vadsø in Norway 6:45 AM, I saw the perfect sunrise light to start off the day with. More fuel, more photos, and then it was time to start the drive. When I went through the road trip route while preparing the posts for this blog, I […]

Many people dream of sailing on one of the Hurtigruten ships along the Norwegian coast, a journey that many call “The world’s most beautiful sea voyage”. This is a sea voyage that can be short or long, that is up to you to decide. If you want you can book only a night, or if […]

On the second road trip day I left Narvik with a long drive ahead. First stop was for lunch in Tromsø, where I spotted our ship, but the drive for the day was not over yet (because good driving roads). The boarding was not in the port of Tromsø, it was in a small fishing […]

There are road trips you do alone, and there are road trips you are less likely to do alone. Although I have in the past years done almost every road trip featured in this blog as a solo traveller, and love all kind of adventures, a road trip alone to Lapland and Norway in the […]

When we last year got a request to do a driving tour in Scotland I was not immediately excited about going. When I thought of Scotland I thought of rain and could just visualize what it would be to run a driving tour there if you get soaked as soon as you step out of […]

On day six I left Hungary and plan was to stay the next night in Italy, so only drove through Slovenia, no overnight stop there. I did some research before if there was anything in Slovenia I should see and found Vršič Pass on my route. It is located in the Julian Alps, and has an elevation […]

Day five of this trip was quite uninteresting. Woke up, left Romania, drove to Hungary. Spent a night by Lake Balaton and on the morning of day six I continued my journey towards Slovenia. So no nice landscape photos from day five. But to say something more about Romania… After three nights there I am […]

There I said it. Despite the fact that I went to sleep the evening of day three wondering what I really thought about the Transfagarasan Highway in Romania, I can now after a daylight drive admit that I really like it. However, I like Stelvio Pass too. And other European mountain passes I have been […]

Yesterday I wondered why my timing was so wrong – it was already getting dark when I arrived to Transfagarasan Highway, did not expect that. But no can do, the place I had booked a night at was on the other side of that mountain pass so what do you do – well you drive […]

I thought about this – should I confess what happened, or should I just “forget to mention”. But I decided I want to be a warning example instead – you learn from my mistake, please. Make sure you buy the vignettes (road tax) for every country that require them. “Vignettes are used in Austria, Bulgaria, […]

Tomorrow I will be sitting in a BMW Z4 on my way to Transfagarasan. FINALLY. I do not leave things to last minute because I necessarily want to — as you might know, Transfagarasan can close in October but if weather is good it can be open even in November. I knew it was a […]