The thing about remote overland trips is that you spend an incomprehensible amount of time confined in a car. So my advice is to find a copilot that gives you more highs than lows. Someone that lets you dose off without getting mad, keeps you laughing and has the same taste in music. I tried to keep a list of tips… or things that made my life more comfortable while traveling long distances by car.
I should start with a general overview for the next couple posts going live on my blog. Luke & I will have a spent just short of a month traveling Namibia and Botswana with 4 friends from around the world. And overland adventure consisting of bush camps, wild open spaces, animals and changing landscapes. In no particular order I am hoping to share with you some of my favorite places and stops along the way, this trip is about the journey – not the destination.
Driving along the curvature of the Tuscan hills has to be one of my ultimate highlights of our trip to Europe this year. The sheer amount of medieval fortified towns in this part of Italy is crazy. Imagine tiny little villages & an assortment of vineyards and olive groves in every direction your eye can see.
Bella Bologna aka La Grassa (the fat) city of the Emilia-Romagna region , the city my father comes from unequivocally holds a special place in my heart. I didn’t do many touristy things while there, as I have done them all in the past before. I mostly reacquainted myself with my ancestral home, spending time with friends and my amazing cousin who lives there. You will never find a tour guide quite like a family member, they always take you to unreal places, secret restaurants and of course every back ally route into the centre of town.
Lyon, Lyon oh what a place, the meeting spot between rivers Rhône and Saône is where we spent a night en route to the south of France. Filled to the brim with medieval roads, coffee shops and churches we tried far to many sweet pastries while roaming our quaint neighbourhood in one of the most magical towns in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.