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  2. Radiohead is now topping my list of road trip tracks
  3. Foreign travel is not looking good at the moment .... hopefully change when France and other countries improve on their vaccination programmes
  4. Have received my new GHIC and it looks very flashy with Union Jack splashed all over the front of the card. Here is the link to apply for one, at no cost: https://www.gov.uk/global-health-insurance-card
  5. I remember this trip so well , was so impressed with Dijon with their unique roofs. But the highlight of the trip for me was Annecy , it was so beautiful from the walk by the river to the open expanse of the beautiful lake.
  6. Road Trip through France Vehicle: Alfa Romeo GT diesel Total Mileage: 1300 miles Duration: 10 days Route: Calais - Reims - Dijon - Annecy - Chambrey - Oredour - Brantome - Le Mans - Cherbourg Downloadable Route Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/zVs45s1fFxbQ631b9 Day 1 - Set off from Calais to Dijon with the intention of getting a good distance under way on the first day. Stopped via Reims-Gieux, the historical race track used for the French Grand Prix during the early part of the 20th century. Sadly now deserted and although derelict is now grad
  7. Road Trip through Germany Vehicle: BMW Z3 Total Mileage: 1800 miles Duration: 8 days Route: Calais - Strasbourg - Fussen - Innsbruck - Day 1 - Calais to Strasbourg Left Calais after ferry crossing from Dover. Headed for Strasbourg for the first leg of the trip, heavy going but breaks the back of the journey on the first day. Finally arrived at Strasbourg to check into hotel and source somewhere to eat and view the city at night. Quite incredible that the French / German border is on the same street and you can enjoy the fantastic restaurants an
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  9. SatNav Map Book (for when you have no SatNav) Driving Licence(s) Insurance documents MOT Certificate Passport & Visa's Dash Cam Breakdown Cover documents Spare Tyre or Tyre Repair Sealant Tyre Inflator Tool Kit Torch Warning Triangle Spare Bulb Kit Hi-Vis Fluorescent Jackets (enough for driver all passengers) Bottled Water First Aid Kit Fire Extinguisher GB Bumper Sticker
  10. Before you travel, make sure you’ve got a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) or travel insurance with health cover You may not have access to free emergency medical treatment and could be charged for your healthcare if you do not have an EHIC or GHIC when visiting an EU country, or travel insurance when visiting Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein. If you have an EHIC it will still be valid while it remains in date. More information: Check if you need a free Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) Updated: 15 Janua
  11. Alfa4. totally agree, all my trips are a round trip and never going back on the same roads...widens the scope of places to visit
  12. Just enjoy seeing different places on the journey and never return the same roads
  13. For me, it's the journey that is the most important factor of the road trip, along with the various towns and villages you stop at en-route. Have encountered many experiences (good and bad) on past trips and it's certainly a steep learning curve and finding out what to do and not to do on future trips.
  14. Why do you Road Trip? Is is the journey, the destination or just the experience? List your reasons below
  15. TAKE THE STRESS AND RISK OUT OF YOUR EUROPEAN ROAD JOURNEYS ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist has published advice for staying safe and secure on European road journeys this year. The advice takes the form of six top tips covering planning, equipment, safety, legal matters and security issues. Neil Worth, road safety officer at GEM Motoring Assist, said: “The European motorway network is excellent and extensive, but it’s important to ensure that you and your vehicle are safe and legal before you drive off the ferry for a family holiday or busine
  16. Anyone planned a road trip through Europe yet and when are you setting off? What restrictions have you researched and how easy (and fun) will it be to traverse the various countries?
  17. Travel to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein will change from 1 January 2021. Things you may need to do before you go include: check your passport get travel insurance that covers your healthcare check you have the right driving documents organise pet travel - contact your vet at least 1 month before you go There are more things to do if you’re travelling for business. For example, going to meetings and conferences, providing services (even with a charity), and touring art or music. Passports: check if you need to renew You may n
  18. Travel to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein will change from 1 January 2021. Things you may need to do before you go include: check your passport get travel insurance that covers your healthcare check you have the right driving documents organise pet travel - contact your vet at least 1 month before you go There are more things to do if you’re travelling for business. For example, going to meetings and conferences, providing services (even with a charity), and touring art or music. Passports: check if you need to renew You may n
  19. Alfa4 I have to say I don't think the Juke is as good as the Alfa for a Road Trip but then anything is good for a Road Trip isn't it?
  20. Here is a list of things you may need to pack for the car when setting off on a Road Trip (Please Note: some items will have an affiliate link which clicks through to a supplier but you will not be charged anything for this) A motoring kit needs to be packed in the car before venturing abroad. Below is a list of the minimum required kit to take with you in order to comply with all the rules and regulations: The below items are linked for your convenience and for easier searching. First Aid Kit (comprehensive) Spare Bulb Kit (bulbs for all the lights on the
  21. Route 66, known as the Mother Road starts in Chicago and travels 300 miles through Illinois. Take it to Joliet and visit the historic Rialto Theater that plays host to world-class entertainment. Stop off at diners who specialize in delicious, homemade food, and visit Starved Rock, voted Illinois' number one attraction, with its huge bluffs, deep canyons and majestic waterfalls.
  22. Route 66, known as the Mother Road starts in Chicago and travels 300 miles through Illinois. Take it to Joliet and visit the historic Rialto Theater that plays host to world-class entertainment. Stop off at diners who specialize in delicious, homemade food, and visit Starved Rock, voted Illinois' number one attraction, with its huge bluffs, deep canyons and majestic waterfalls.
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