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The Travelers

The Travelers is a weekly show about the inward journey of travel. Episodes explore themes such as curiosity, creativity, career, possibility, clarity, awe, wonder, space, and time. Nathaniel Boyle is an explorer of travel, storyteller, speaker, and the founder of Holocene, a community for creative people seeking to use travel to change or reclaim their life. Whether you're heading out or struggling to find your place in the world, this is a show about all of us, the Travelers. Stay curious.
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Sep 5, 2014

Did you know that if you need a new car, you can buy one, get flown to Europe and put up in a nice hotel, receive a tour of the factory with lunch, and can then drive it for as long as you'd like around Europe before the manufacturer will ship it overseas so you can pick it up back home?

This is through the Volvo Overseas Delivery program. And while Volvo might be out of a lot of people's price range, today's guest has a creative spin on using the cost of the vehicle to defray the overall cost of taking an European adventure.

Cori George blogs at Lets Eat Grandpa about a number of topics like home, life, sewing and craft projects, and travel. When a friend told me about this program, and her story, I wanted to get Cori on the show to learn more.

And then, returning from episode 54, Stephen Warley from Unstuckable shares his experience with short term car lease programs in France, through which he was able to save over $1000 on a month long car rental. If you're planning an European roadtrip, or to travel and live there for a month or longer but are finding the cost of a car rental to be unrealistic, then listen to Stephen's experience. It just might save you $1000 or more.

These are two stories from people who have creatively funded a car for months of travel in Europe. And while they might not be budget travel tips, they are creative and I wanted to highlight them for their unique approach towards making adventure more affordable.

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What We Cover:

Cori's travel background, and how she used the Volvo Overseas Delivery Program to help make the cost of her European honeymoon more affordable.
Stephen's experience with short term car leases while living in Europe.

Explore Further:

Cori George's blog, Let Eat Grandpa
Her post, Our Experience with the Volvo European Delivery System
Stephen's podcast, Unstuckable
Episode 54, with Stephen

Music credit: Imogen Heap – Wait It Out (Artec Remix), Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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The post 88: Two Unusual Ways to Save Money on European Roadtrips featuring Cori George appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

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