Welcome To Tuffy's Road Trip and Travel Blog

Europe may have a sophisticated rail and air travel network, but the best way to discover its hidden treasures and scenic beauty at leisure is by road. This series of blogs will explore different facets of road trips in the continent. All that is left for you to do is to ensure your vehicle and tyres are road trip ready before you set off!

5 Stories on the Road you Won’t Believe

Life on the road will always invite adventure. Sometimes it can also lead to something unexpected. Here are 5 unbelievable, yet true stories of people traveling by car.

Dart Navigation

Ever felt like going someplace at random? For a lot of people picking a destination to travel has always seemed like a chore. To make traveling to the unknown exciting, John came up with a novel idea. Throwing a dart into a map. Wherever the dart would land, the nearest city would be their destination. John’s dart took him to Texas where he saw the Spinach capital of the world. Try it yourself and you might be surprised by where you go.

The trip that almost never was

A group of Belgian football fans decided to take a road trip to the Euro Cup qualifier at Cardiff,Wales. To make the trip exciting, they decided to travel by GPS, letting Google tell them where to go while they enjoy their ride. Only they mistakenly kept the location as Wales, South Yorkshire. Upon reaching their mapped location, which was 200 miles away from their intended location, the fans were in for a shock. The happy part of this story is that our friends made it on time.

A road trip and a broken heart

When Philip’s girlfriend went home to visit her parents, Philips decided to surprise her by paying a visit. Taking his girlfriend’s dog with him, Philip went on a road trip across the USA. This story does not have a happy ending. Upon reaching her home, Philip’s girlfriend broke up with him.

A Greek Island Mishap

What could be more scenic than traveling through the Greek Islands on a car? Dave and his friend thought it would be a great way to see the off-roads. What happened instead was a comedy of errors. When faced with an unknown road, Dave decided to go ahead rather than turn around. The road became too tough to traverse and their car broke down. Day turned to night and there was no one around except a few Russians who did not speak English. Somehow Dave managed to explain things to them and got his car repaired. A tough pair of tyres would have gone a long way in helping them.

Forgetting ‘Something’ important

George’s parents plan extensively for a trip. Every small detail of a trip is planned extensively. Having five children, they prepare weeks in advance for summer vacations. On one such vacation tour by car, it seemed as though they had forgotten something. It took them some time to realize that they had left his sister at home. Quickly realizing their mistake, everyone turned back, picked up their sister who was asleep in her room and merrily resumed their summer trip.

Life on the road is truly unexpected. Only when you travel can you experience these strange, exciting kinds of stories. All you need is a good ride, close friends and family and a tough pair of wheels to overcome whatever comes your way.