8 Things You Need To Know Before You Plan A Europe Road Trip

8 Things You Need To Know Before You Plan A Europe Road Trip

  We’re gearing up for our next adventure – a road trip through Portugal! We’ll be heading from Lisbon through the Douro Valley up to Ponte de Lima, and we couldn’t be more excited. This will be the start of our six weeks in Europe, so be sure you’re following us on Facebook and Instagram for live updates along the way. ;) Road trips are one of our favorite ways to explore a destination. While it’s undeniably easy to get around much of Europe with public transportation, having four wheels offers another level of freedom and flexibility, while also making off-the-beaten-track gems much more accessible. Portugal marks our fourth Europe road trip. While of course we’re not experts on what it’s like to drive through every country on the continent, we have picked up some essential tips and tricks from our various (mis)adventures on the road.     Don’t be like us and end up with an expensive ticket in Italy or a potential fine in Finland. Before you jump behind the wheel, here are a few handy tips you’ll want to keep in mind for your Europe road trip:   8 Tips For An Epic Europe Road Trip   1. Find The Right Car     Obviously, the first step to a Europe road trip is finding the right vehicle! When renting a car, keep in mind that most Europeans drive manual. If you’re not comfortable with a manual, be prepared to pay a bit more for an automatic. For our last two road trips, we partnered with Economy Bookings. They’ve got some of the most affordable rates...
30 Photos That Will Make You Want To Take A Road Trip Through Tuscany

30 Photos That Will Make You Want To Take A Road Trip Through Tuscany

Whenever we visit a new destination, we often find ourselves saying “This is my new favorite place in the world!” Well, the Chianti Region of Tuscany was no different. Whether it has to do with the picturesque medieval villages, the rolling green countryside – or if it’s just the Chianti Classico wine talking – the region certainly knows how to charm.   Tuscany is widespread and not easily accessible via public transportation, so we definitely recommend renting a car and making daily road trips a part of your itinerary. Our car was from Economy Bookings and was perfect for exploring without limitation. We stumbled upon heaps of small Tuscan villages devoid of any tourists, as absolutely picture-perfect as could be. A car also makes it much easier to tote around all the wine you’re bound to pick up while doing all those Chianti tastings! But don’t take our word for it. Have a look at these photos that are bound to have you dreaming up your next road trip under the Tuscan sun in no time: 30 Photos That Will Make You Want To Take A Road Trip Through Tuscany   Driving through the Tuscan Countryside in Chianti Plump grapes almost ripe for vinification So much wine! The classic Black Rooster symbolizes the prestigious Chianti Classico variety of wine is made here. The quiet medieval town of Colle di Val d’Elsa The scenic highways are just begging to be explored The residents of Siena prepare for the Paleo, a highly competitive horse race Fans cheer on their neighborhood riders during the Paleo San Gimignano, also known as the Manhattan of Italy Multiple Gelato World...
Sunday Snapshot | A Trip Through The Tuscan Countryside | Italy

Sunday Snapshot | A Trip Through The Tuscan Countryside | Italy

Where was the last place that you traveled that made you feel giddy? I don’t mean like it blew your mind or made you feel a million miles away, but a place that made you so excited that you just couldn’t sit still. When we were in Greece just a few weeks ago, the views of Santorini blew my mind and rock climbing on Kalymnos made me feel a million miles away. Tuscany makes us giddy....