Win a Eurohike Retro Picnic Set

I love travelling so much. My dream is to travel across the USA in an open top car. But I would also really like to see more of Europe. I’ve been to Greece and Spain a few times and I’m going to Portugal for my sister’s wedding in September (exciting!), and I’d love to go back to these places, but I’d also like to see lots of other places in Europe. I really want to go to Croatia, it looks so beautiful and I know lots of people who have been and loved it, and I’d also like to visit Bratislava and Budapest, and oh my goodness I have always ALWAYS wanted to go to Paris, and I’d love to see more of France. I’ve only been once for a brief visit years ago and it rained the WHOLE time, and the restaurant we ate in flooded!

I’d love to travel around Europe in a really cool car (but it would have to be practical too – I have a child which equals a lot of stuff ), getting to find and explore lots of ‘off the beaten track’ places that aren’t on the map. The car would need to be a decent size, nice to look at, reliable, safe and fun to drive.

So my answer to the question “What would be your Dream Car for a European Road Trip?” would be……. a pink Cadillac:


That fits all my criteria doesn’t it?!

Ok, maybe not totally realistic.

I’m going to choose an Audi A5 Cabriolet:

Source: via Chloe on Pinterest

Nice to look at, safe and well-built, boot space, proper seats in the back, fun to drive I’m sure, and it’s open top so we can feel the wind in our hair! And it’s within our budget. Oh no wait, price doesn’t come into consideration here right? Plus it’s got Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), including ABS, EBD, ASR and EDL and including electronic limited slip-differential. Told you it was safe. Ok, I’ve been spending far too much time today browsing car websites. Am I taking this too seriously?!

Now it’s your turn to choose your dream car for a European road trip…

Today, I’m giving one lucky reader the chance to win this pretty and practical Eurohike picnic set.


To enter all you have to do is:

· Log in to Rafflecopter below 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.

A Rafflecopter giveaway

· The winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter and announced on this page.
· The deadline for entering the giveaway is Friday 26th July at 00:00am.
· Unfortunately this competition is open to UK residents only.


I’m able to host this Picnic Kit competition in collaboration with the Sainsbury’s Bank Guide to Driving in Europe.


  1. Gillian Holmes
    July 20, 2013 / 6:38 pm

    Morris Minor

  2. Frances hopkins
    July 20, 2013 / 8:20 pm

    Beatle convertible

  3. Lisa J
    July 20, 2013 / 10:36 pm

    Mercedes SL

  4. Hele R
    July 21, 2013 / 10:24 am

    Classic mini :)

  5. laura banks
    July 21, 2013 / 7:58 pm

    an old style red convertible beetle

  6. Vanessa Cox
    July 21, 2013 / 9:14 pm

    A Retro Campervan!

  7. cathy creighton
    July 21, 2013 / 10:03 pm

    id love to have the california beach volkswagon camper van in bright orange id travel all over the place

  8. kathleen hooper
    July 21, 2013 / 10:07 pm

    A Citroen 2CV

  9. melanie stirling
    July 22, 2013 / 1:00 am

    A classic Rolls Royce

  10. teressa oliver
    July 22, 2013 / 2:32 pm

    65 mustang convertible

  11. July 22, 2013 / 3:36 pm

    I’d take the little red convertible that Audrey Hepburn drives in the wonderful movie How to Steal a Million!

  12. Lynsey Buchanan
    July 22, 2013 / 10:03 pm


  13. Carrie Talbot-Ashby
    July 22, 2013 / 10:49 pm

    It would be a camper-van! I would go anywhere and everywhere! :-) Oh, and it would be in a myriad of colours too! :-) <3

  14. claire oliver
    July 22, 2013 / 10:49 pm

    A Honda S2000 would be perfect

  15. Margaret moe Dunlop
    July 22, 2013 / 10:50 pm

    an original VW Beetle or a VW camper van

  16. Lisa Jane Oliver
    July 22, 2013 / 10:54 pm

    VW Camper Van

  17. Geraldine O'Gorman
    July 22, 2013 / 11:02 pm

    Open Top Beetle. My sister has one and I love it!

  18. Ellie Jacobs
    July 22, 2013 / 11:02 pm

    OOOOO Would HAVE to be a VW Beetle (herbie style) Convertable

  19. Diane Wareing
    July 22, 2013 / 11:03 pm

    It would have to be fun in a VW camper :)

  20. Susan Gray
    July 22, 2013 / 11:07 pm

    The original Capri.

  21. Kate Ferguson
    July 22, 2013 / 11:09 pm

    A Ferrari!

  22. victoria middleton
    July 22, 2013 / 11:21 pm


  23. chick taylor
    July 22, 2013 / 11:33 pm

    It would have to be a “camper” so my family could travel and lay under the stars at night. xxooxx

  24. darren Johnston
    July 22, 2013 / 11:52 pm

    I would choose a Lincoln Continental Convertible – Absolute Classic

  25. July 23, 2013 / 12:11 am

    it would have to be an american RV.. ive always wanted one

  26. christy beckett
    July 23, 2013 / 6:57 am

    Aston Martin DB9

  27. princesspamma
    July 23, 2013 / 7:19 am

    I would choose a VW Beetle convertible in bright shiny apple green. I would throw a ruckack each for hubby n me into the back seat, slip on some pastel RayBans (pink, i think), cancel my Tesco shopping delivery, and off we’d go…!

  28. tracey gibbons
    July 23, 2013 / 8:01 am

    would love to travel in a vw campervan

  29. Jen Russon
    July 23, 2013 / 8:20 am

    VW Camper van!

  30. Caroline Burt
    July 23, 2013 / 8:28 am

    My fave car – Merecedes SLK roadster

  31. Michelle Sykes
    July 23, 2013 / 10:36 am

    Audi TT roadster

  32. Amanda Olley
    July 23, 2013 / 11:32 am

    A purple vw campervan

  33. Sarah
    July 23, 2013 / 4:24 pm

    An aston martin, do it in style

  34. Linda Guest
    July 23, 2013 / 4:40 pm

    An old VW. Stylish, classic and spacious. Loads of room for the family and the picnic

  35. Naomi Buchan
    July 24, 2013 / 9:44 am

    An old landrover. sturdy, reliable, shove everything in the back and go!

  36. zoe
    July 24, 2013 / 12:43 pm

    I would love to travel around Europe in a VW camper van!

  37. Honora Livesey
    July 25, 2013 / 5:53 am

    A VW Beetle with a soft top, oh can you imagine :)

  38. Amy Jacobson
    July 25, 2013 / 8:06 pm

    A Campervan! :)