This is the question many of you have asked and I bet many of you wanted to, but didn’t want to invade our privacy. So we are just going to share with you all of our 8 week European Road Trip Costs. Don’t worry, if you have a question for us, just ask! We are sharing our experiences, stories, budgets with all of you. This one gets a bit tricky, so pay close attention.
Yep as of last Saturday, we hit the road and started our 8 week Road Trip through Spain and Southern France! If you follow us on social media you can see what we are up to each and every day. If you don’t then you just need to wait a little for us to have time to write about our experiences. Keep on reading if you want to have an idea of what we have been doing thus far.
It’s that time of year again, summer road trip time! This year our epic summer road trip in Europe will be for about 8 weeks and cover 5000 km (3000 miles). Remember our 6 week summer road trip in Europe, back in 2013? We covered Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France, Andorra and a bit of Spain. We had a blast and shared it all with you every step of the way. We are going to be pushing the family harmony boundaries with this one and see if we can do 8 weeks.
When planning our time in Penang, we knew we wanted a “normal life” feel, for a couple of weeks. We rented a 3 bedroom condo in Batu Ferringhi area and also decided we wanted to rent a car. That would give us a little break from hotel and public transportation life and help us recharge our batteries. We were thankful we had the opportunity to work with Europcar Malaysia for our car. It is a company we’ve often used in Europe, so we were excited they were also in Malaysia.
We spent a total of 10 nights in the little town of Vang Vieng Laos. We got off to a rough start in the town of backpackers and all night parties, especially after spending a nice peaceful week in Luang Prabang. After a day or two, we really looked beneath the surface of the transient backpackers coming and going and really fell in love with the people and the town. A day out exploring on the scooters helped with this, especially to the Blue Lagoon Vang Vieng!
It was time for our border run and we decided to go North of Chiang Mai to the Mae Sai (Thai/Myanmar) border. This is a well-traveled border run route and there are plenty of tour agencies that provide same day, round trip transportation for about $22 per person. Knowing this was about a 4-5 hour drive each way, that option didn’t sound appealing to our family of 4. After loads of research, we opted to rent a car from Avis Thailand and made a week-long road trip out of our border run.
It’s time to start planning those summer Road Trips
Many people enjoy road trips in Europe and we wanted to experience one as well. We plotted and planned our adventure and experienced one of the best road trips ever! We spent 6 weeks on our road trip roaming around Europe and only booked the first couple of legs of our trip in advance. After that, it was free-flowing. Continue reading →
With our trip to Morocco in the books, I figured I would do a post on what it was like to drive in the country. Since I’m writing this, and you’re reading it, it’s obvious to say, “We survived!“. Obeying the “Rules of the Road” was a bit difficult at times, Continue reading →