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Road trips were my favourite way of holidaying before children. Seeing a country from the comfort of your own car offers you hidden gems and unrivaled opportunities to explore all the nooks and crannies. I have raveled through Australia , New Zealand, the USA, Spain (here we had a funky convertible!) and Ireland (this was a practical small car) stopping off en route to visit new areas and see the sights. It was fabulous fun!

With small children things need a bit more planning but are no less enjoyable. The car I would be driving would nonetheless have to be a little more practical and I would probably opt for a motorhome (with mountain bikes for exploring smaller roads) so we can easily fit all our gear in!

To celebrate the release of a Driving in Europe guide which clarifies European driving laws and lists essential documentation for British travellers driving overseas, created by the Money Matters blog team, I have a funky retro Summer Picnic Set to giveaway to one of my readers, on behalf of Sainsbury’s Bank Car Insurance.


This Eurohike Stripe Cooler has a funky shape, handy removable picnic set and easy-to-clean linings for years of use. This house-shaped cooler basket has a 15L capacity – typically suitable for 4 person picnic, a removable picnic set insert and easy to clean removable aluminium foil linings.

So, in return for this fabulous giveaway worth up to £40 all you have to do is:

Log in to Rafflecopter and enter the draw by leaving a blog post comment with your ideas for:

What would be your Dream Car for a European Road Trip?

You can also enter by tweeting about the giveaway.

·      The more times you enter, the better your chance of winning the Eurohike Picnic set.

·       Whether or not you’re our prize winner, the dream holiday cars could also potentially appear in a future Money Matters Blog post.

·      The winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter (which uses and announced on this page.

·      The deadline for entering the giveaway is Friday 26th July at 00:00am.

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The Ts&Cs are included in the Rafflecopter widget. Rafflecopter will announce the winner on this blog.

Good luck!

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Disclosure: In return for running this competition I received a £25 Sainsbury’s voucher.

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275 Responses to Giveaway: Win a Eurohike Picnic Carrier!

  1. Grace says:

    VW T5 Westfalia Camper Van, the best!

  2. 1967 chevrolet impala

  3. Janet Taylor says:

    Audi R8

  4. Helen Craigs says:

    A VW Camper Van

  5. LYN C says:

    A Jag!

  6. LORNA WIL says:

    The latest Aston Martin

  7. fiona b says:

    Danbury van (VW COMBI)

  8. karen dixon says:

    A VW campervan

  9. Laura Vitty says:

    Anything vintage or a VW camper

  10. Teresa Sheldon says:

    An old style beetle with the boot in the front so classic and fun

  11. Helen Garner says:

    A motorhome

  12. Claire Nelson says:

    An Aston Martin

  13. Dawn Fletcher says:

    This wold be my dream car to own!

  14. Kerry Pool says:

    A sexy new Jaguar F-type!

  15. Sarah Cooper says:

    VW Campervan

  16. Kat Glynn says:

    Anything convertible 🙂

  17. Anita Roberts says:

    a burgundy ford capri 2.8i

  18. claire says:

    vintage vw campervan!

  19. z.g says:

    land rover

  20. Samantha R says:

    A VW camper which is not a car………. but nevermind

  21. Caroline James says:

    An Audi TT

  22. ellie says:

    a motor home for the whole family, oh and the dog

  23. tracey gibbons says:

    have to be a vw campervan

  24. Chris Fletcher says:

    Porsche 356 baby!

  25. lisa tebbutt says:

    my dream would be VW Camper old onel

  26. Emily cooper says:

    A yellow beetle 🙂 xxx

  27. Karen says:

    Vw campervan

  28. Yvette D says:

    Would love to travel in a Ferrari!

  29. Jennifer Hudson says:

    Any new VW car with air con and a sunroof.

  30. rebecca phillips says:

    a camper van

  31. jemma87 says:

    Chevrolet Camaro !!!

  32. Kelly Tobin says:

    VW Camper

  33. emma furniss says:

    An old volkswagen van

  34. Nicola Holland says:

    A Morris Minor would be great fun 🙂

  35. David Winter says:

    A Camper van

  36. Annette Hanley says:

    A motor home

  37. laura avery says:

    Camper van around britian!

  38. Tina holmes says:

    Scooby doos mystery machine

  39. stacey craig says:

    I would love a nice big landrover good on bumpy terrain making the ride more fun.

  40. Christina Jarrett says:

    A VW bug! 😀

  41. Erica Price says:

    An old mini for that Italian job vibe.

  42. Natalie Crossan says:

    A VW Campervan


    Chrysler Voyager

  44. lia burns says:

    a vw campervan

  45. OMGoodness that is way too cute!

    I think i would have to choose a VW camper van which i would love to convert into a cupcake van – you choose the cake, frosting and toppings!!

    I would travel around the world bringing cake and smiles to everyone! lol

  46. denise s says:

    a mini convertible

  47. Emma Ellison says:

    VW Camper Van

  48. sam cornford says:

    Honda Integra dc5

  49. James Donovan says:

    I would love to drive an RV

  50. Mickie Bull says:

    VW Camper Van

  51. Rebecca Kingston says:

    VW Camper Van

  52. Sue Robinson says:

    A Land Rover Discovery would be lovely

  53. jessica newman says:

    A convertible mini

  54. Hannah ONeill says:

    Chrysler Voyager

  55. margaret mckay says:

    A motorhome

  56. theresa cooke says:

    soft top for when Im on the riveria

  57. olivia kirby says:

    A huge RV!

  58. Mel Briscoe says:

    A Range Rover.

  59. vicky M says:

    Range Rover!

  60. Tracy C says:

    I’d want to do the trip in a classic American car like a Mustang.

  61. hannah mayle says:

    wv camper van as i could drive around and sleep in it saving money to spend on fun things

  62. Purplemum says:

    Would have to be a VW camper van.

  63. Helen Porter says:

    mini cooper

  64. Jenette ogborn says:

    A VW camper van

  65. Donna Towner says:

    Strangely enough i would love to travel europe in a Morris Minor not the traveller type with the wooden back just a standard morris minor from the 50’s i love the car and think it would love to travel round europe with me too

  66. Claire Butler says:

    VW campervan

  67. BEKI LACY says:

    a VW california obviously!!

  68. Naomi Buchan says:

    An old green landrover

  69. Susan Hoggett says:


  70. Tim millington says:

    A citroen 2cv. Very continental

  71. Janine Atkin says:

    a mini converatable

  72. C Parkin says:

    VW Campervan

  73. Pauline Wilson says:

    A caravan or caravanette, I want as many mod cons as possible to keep me in comfort while cruising, plus plenty space for all the souvenirs and goodies I’ll pick up on my travels

  74. Mel says:

    A VW Capavan or a soft top Beetle!

  75. Fiona Matters says:

    Audi TT

  76. Jessica Fisher says:

    A motorhome so we could wake up in dream locations on the trip every day! Probably a Knaus Sky TI 650 MF if I had the choice!

  77. Sara says:

    Skoda Estelle 120 😉 x

  78. Danielle says:

    Id be happy with a little black corsa haha

  79. Louise A says:

    A VW Campervan!

  80. Margaret Dring says:

    an MGB GT
    I had to sell mine when i had a baby

  81. Gemma Clark says:

    VW Camper 🙂

  82. Alison John says:

    Any, I can’t drive lol

  83. Alison Johnson says:

    We used to have a 7-seater which was just fantastic for any type of trip as you could move all the seats around, have plenty of room for all your stuff & it had power points in the back for cool boxes. Not the most attractive of vehicles but brilliantly practical!

  84. Emma Davis says:

    My gorgeous Toyota Yaris would be just fine! It would just be nice to go away!

  85. Rachael o says:

    Hmm, either a Audi TT or a vw campervan

  86. Joy Walker says:

    Audi TT, love them!!

  87. Amanda Williams says:

    Having done some touring,I’ve learn’t car type not as important as facilities.
    Rag tops have problem with sunburn and boot space. You need something small enough to go around built up cities, with boot space for all your luggage and shopping, and air conditioning for the weather and a good map so you know where your going.

  88. Paul Stephens says:

    A convertible Saab. They’re big and the top comes off!!!

  89. Jayne B says:

    Would love an open top Herbie car

  90. Diana says:

    VW campervan 🙂

  91. Kevin Bloomfield says:

    Renault Grand Scenic – perfect family car for a long trip

  92. Lisa J says:

    Mercedes SL

  93. Phyllis Ellett says:

    An old zodiac zephyr, that also would bring back childhood memories too.

  94. Lucy Mayer says:

    A classic DB5 🙂

  95. scarlett brannan says:

    Some type of convertable

  96. zoe bryan says:

    a VW camper van

  97. Jacqui S says:

    A fancy limo with all the gadgets inside!

  98. Kate Mo Edwardsk says:

    A converted VW transporter van – i would like to travel in spacious style!

  99. Margaret moe Dunlop says:

    an original VW Beetle

  100. Ruth Longville says:

    Aston Martin DB5!

  101. Sarah Ballantyne says:

    A VW campervan!

  102. Victoria Leedham says:

    A VW beetle

  103. Herbie is my dream car

  104. Melanie C says:

    A VW Transporter 🙂 x

  105. Tracey Tedford says:

    A motorhome

  106. Neill Johnstone says:

    Aston Vanquish. Casino Royale style. Unless I have to take the baby too?

  107. Michelle Ferguson says:

    a convertible mini

  108. Tricia Cowell says:

    A Ferrari !

  109. Kate Cunningham says:

    A VW Camper van

  110. Catherine Bell says:

    VW campervan

  111. Sarah says:

    An aston martin, i’d go in style

  112. Vicki Sherman says:

    Has to be a VW Campervan 🙂

  113. Penny Ford says:

    Aston Martin DB7

  114. James Holyland says:

    A luxury Landrover

  115. Deborah Hambleton says:

    A convertable – hopefully it wouldnt rain!

  116. Becky Shorting says:

    a light blue VW camper! just like to one my aunt had when i was young!

  117. Patricia Owen says:

    Any reliable estate car – space for two children and their luggage!

  118. jellie says:

    A VW campervan the kids would love it!!

  119. Jodie Smith says:

    A London Taxi

  120. Claire Appleton says:

    VW Camper Van 🙂

  121. greta blacklock says:

    a motor home

  122. Rebecca nisbet says:

    Love to say a vw camper but I would need comfort so it would be a jag I think

  123. maggie fawcett says:

    A camper van-I would love a VW beetle but would like lots of money to afford the petrol-but I guess it is cheaper outside the uk

  124. A brand new motor home!

  125. victoria vincent says:

    a campervan 🙂

  126. angela sandhu says:


  127. Janey says:

    I think it would have to be a Range Rover, or something very fancy, like a Porsche!

  128. Pam Gregory says:

    Any convertible Porsche

  129. Mark Whittaker says:

    A Mini covertable

  130. Amanda Milton says:

    Has to be a VW Camper Van,love them

  131. Jayne T says:

    A purple VW camper van

  132. Claire D says:

    any Convertible would do

  133. Jo Booth says:

    my old red MG convertible 🙂

  134. Liz ferguson says:

    A big red double decker London bus.

  135. Samantha J says:

    Audi A3

  136. Paula Harvey says:

    Ooh the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible!! Its beautiful!!

  137. s.kerry says:

    Range Rover Evoque!! <3

  138. teressa oliver says:

    65 convertible mustang

  139. Hazel Markland says:

    Any convertible hee hee x

  140. Veronica Therawati says:

    A VW Campervan

  141. Joanne Benham says:

    A VW Camper van 😀

  142. elaine stokes says:

    aston martin

  143. John Naylor says:

    An Ariel Raptor

  144. Amy Jacobson says:

    A VW Campervan!

  145. Darlene Ovenstone says:

    A mini 🙂 x

  146. susan walsh says:

    bmw 4 series coupe:)

  147. Clara Taylor says:

    It has got to be the Aston Martin DB9 🙂

  148. Kellie Faggle McIntyre says:

    Porsche 911 : )

  149. Loma Wood says:

    a Merc.. SLK

  150. Isabelle Smith says:

    a hippy van <3

  151. melanie stirling says:

    A Classic Rolls Royce

  152. sarah rees says:

    VW Campervan fully kitted out

  153. jennie jackson says:

    audi a3

  154. Alice Hindley says:

    Aston Martin DB3

  155. Harriet says:

    VW Polo

  156. Vanessa Cox says:

    A Retro Campervan!

  157. NICOLA TERRY says:

    E-type Jaguar

  158. Jen Smith says:

    A Reliant Robin

  159. kathleen hooper says:

    a citroen 2 CV

  160. Emma Thackery says:

    VW Campervan

  161. Linda Hobbis says:

    A retro VW camper van in baby blue. Don’t know if we’d all fit in it tho!

  162. Louise Hutchings says:

    Definitely a Herbie style bug hopefully a bit better behaved though. Lol

  163. Marion says:

    A VW campervan 🙂

  164. sarah rees says:

    a mini or a vw campervan :0)

  165. Julia Plant says:

    A VW Campervan would be fun

  166. Michelle Kitchen says:

    A VW Campervan

  167. Karen Barrett says:

    VW Beetle Camper Van driven by Liam Neeson :o)

  168. Michelle Sykes says:

    A big jaguar

  169. Mike J Ambler says:

    A family size car which could take all the luggage for 4 people and two dogs. So something big with a roof rack, such as Mitsubushi Shogun or Outlander

  170. Julie Ward says:


  171. Dawn Adams says:

    A VW campervan so I could pull over and have a cuppa tea and a sleep whenever I liked.

  172. Carolin says:

    An audi convertible – wouldn’t it be great to drive along the French riviera with the roof down?


  173. Rachel Neal says:

    Land Rover Discovery

  174. Katharine Bourne-Francis says:

    A Mercedes SLK 🙂

  175. claire gray says:

    a mini cooper convertable 🙂

  176. Hele R says:

    A classic mini 🙂

  177. Ronni Astroff says:

    A convertible BMW!!

  178. Hilda Hazel Wright says:

    I don’t know anything about cars, my dream car for a road trip would be anything big enough to sleep in! When I was made redundant we went to France for a 7 week road trip in our Subaru (mostly camping but slept in the car 3 times), it was the greatest adventure of my life…so far…

  179. jessica agyin says:

    an audi TT

  180. kirsten says:

    Alfa romeo spider

  181. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    Lamborghini Gallardo

  182. Jill Webb says:

    A VW T5 fab

  183. Beki says:

    If it was just me then it would be a convertible Mercedes but if not it would be a camper van but a pimped up version. Maybe it could have a space underneath for me to take the convertible too !

    In my dreams maybe.

  184. Keith says:

    Fiat doblo motorhome

  185. Gillian Holmes says:

    Hillman Imp

  186. I would love to tour round in a VW retro camper van!!! That would be fab 🙂

  187. andrea lloyd says:

    VW campervan so we can relax on our journey

  188. Anne says:

    A converted double decker bus just like they used in Summer Holiday

  189. Paul Walsh says:

    Aston Martin

  190. jackie pinner says:

    aston martin db9

  191. lia says:

    land rover

  192. mands manc (@mandsmanc) says:

    huge american winibego…. 🙂

  193. Joanne Pilkington says:

    I would love to travel in a VW campervan. Jo Pilkington.

  194. ANN ANGIES says:

    I always loved Land Rovers. They look good.

  195. Gillian Hale says:

    I know it is not a car, but I have always wanted to get a bus and travel around Europe. That way the kids could come and our friends could come and join us here and there!!

  196. WhoopAss says:

    Anything that Richard Armitage is driving. Or Benedict Cumberbatch. Or Ryan Gosling. I’m easy to please, really. Failing that, a new style VW Transporter Kombi

  197. laura stewart says:

    An audi tt in blue 🙂

  198. Cathy Glynn says:

    An audi tt

  199. Ashleigh Allan says:

    an audi r8!

  200. Tracy Hanley says:

    Mini cooper convertible

  201. Tracy Nixon says:

    A VW Campervan in blue and white with daisies printed on!

  202. david holland says:

    A VW Camper Van. I would love to win this as I am do something called Geocaching, and I would love to be able to explore all the foreign countries in Europe 🙂

  203. EMMA WALTERS says:

    a mustang!

  204. Joanne Mapp says:

    A VW Beetle convertible. Really cool and retro

  205. Laura Silver says:

    The usual vw campercan… or maybe a Ford Galaxy 😛

  206. James Strong says:

    Audi TT Coupe

  207. Kieran says:

    Toyota GT86

  208. Sarah Spencer says:

    Austin-Healey Sprite

  209. sian hallewell says:

    Can I have a campervan please

  210. Rikka B says:

    A Ford Anglia

  211. nicola clarkson says:

    id be happy in my punto

  212. Isabel O'Brien says:

    A campervan with flowers on it!

  213. Anne-Marie Taylor says:

    It would need to be comfortable, economical and fun to drive but I don’t dream about cars!

  214. Louise Smith says:

    Aston Martin DB10

  215. tina edwards says:

    audi tt convertable

  216. Jo welsh says:

    A zooped up camper van

  217. Lisa Pope says:

    VW combi

  218. alison johnson says:

    A VW campervan x

  219. Samantha Fenn says:

    Audi TT 😉

  220. Kathy D says:

    I would take my trusty Bellingo = could not leave her out of the trip

  221. Frances hopkins says:

    Beatle Convertible

  222. Bev Thwaites says:

    TVR tuscan!

  223. Allan Wilson says:

    Lamborghini Countache

  224. Nikki Hayes says:

    A Lotus Elise – I can dream ;o)

  225. Calum Tait says:

    A Citroen SM – stylish, effortless to drive, fast and extremely comfortable.

  226. Paul Green says:

    A nice Red E type Jag

  227. clair downham says:

    an audi convertable

  228. Rachel McMillan says:

    A beetle painted like herbie !

  229. Greig spencer says:

    an old classic- old mini cooper

  230. justine meyer says:

    As long as it was big, comfy and fits all the family i wiould be happy

  231. Hong says:

    A ‘FF’ because it has just about enough room for four & some luggage, and it’s a Ferrari 🙂

  232. Harpal Kaur says:

    Audi Q7

  233. Stevie Fairbairn says:

    An old Hillman Hunter, lots of tlc and patience is a must.

  234. Sarahann Tonner says:

    a nice BMW 🙂

  235. John Forbes says:

    Probably a VW Transporter combi van. Can take kids bikes aswell as the tent.

  236. Helen Moulden says:

    I think something nippy like a Mini Cooper!

  237. Sue Bowden says:

    Anything with the roof down, I wouldn’t want to miss a thing.

  238. Joanna Sadler says:

    I’d love a Jaguar XKRS. But more realistically, an MGF – had one for 10 years before I had to sell it and I loved it to bits.

  239. Phil Darling says:

    a Triumph Herald convertible

  240. Mariana Tarkulicova says:

    as we have a german sheppard, one year old boy and baby girl on the way it’s got to be Citroen Dispatch Combi. Loooots of space for everyone

  241. Samantha Fernley says:

    A VW camper van in cherry red 🙂

  242. Tammy Tudor says:

    A mini 🙂

  243. liz denial says:

    a vw campervan

  244. Emily Jayne Phipps says:

    aston martin db9 convertible – I can dream!

  245. Cat Williams says:

    I would love a big red Hummer

  246. Terri Bell says:

    Mercedes SLK Class

  247. karen hill says:

    i would love a vw golf. it is nothing fancy i just like them . thanks for the chance to win this prize xx

  248. Janet Rawstron says:

    A Ferrari 458 would suit me just fine

  249. Janet Rawstron says:

    A Ferrari 458 would suit me just fine.

  250. Lauren says:

    Definitely a cute vintage camper van!

  251. Nathan Webb says:

    bugatti clearly 😉 lol.

  252. Suzanne says:

    Bright red open top MG

  253. A good old 70’s style VW camper van!

  254. iain maciver says:

    a mint mark one ford escort rs 2000

  255. Felicity Smith says:

    new mini

  256. laura banks says:

    an old style red convertable beetle

  257. emily harvey says:

    Has to be an Audi convertible!!

  258. Richard Mortimer says:

    Skoda citigo

  259. Ooh would have to be a convertible, especially for those south of france trips and probably something luxury like a lexus convertible!

  260. We have a VW campervan which my hubby loves so I don’t think I would be allowed to take anything other than that, it has lots of handy compartments and a roof rack so I know it would be great for the job 🙂

  261. We have a VW campervan which my husband loves, its a part of our family so I don’t think I’d be allowed to take anything other than that 🙂

  262. sofia ramos says:

    a convertible audi sport

  263. Victoria Doran says:

    Something roofless. Maybe a saab convertible or a volvo. Sometjing safe but sexy! Or, if my boy wasnt coming it would be a vw beetle!!!!

  264. A vw camper van !!! To fit my boys and the dog in !!!!!

  265. stacey kirkbride says:

    a beetle!

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