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Historical Tour of Jersey and Guernsey

21st July 2016

Historical Tour of Jersey and Guernsey
The history of the Channel Islands is unique. There are stories of shipwrecks, smuggling and buried treasure that have filled pages. From Roman times through to the World Wars, there are tales of independence, occupation and heroism. Many historical sights on Jersey and Guernsey are underground – such as the war tunnels, Neolithic burial mounds and clues to the Ice Age. The beautiful scenery and panoramic sea views make for leisurely drives. While the secrets that lie beneath the surface will make a historian of any visitor. Here is our unique guide…

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Top 5 European Destinations to Avoid Holiday Crowds

19th July 2016

Avoid holiday crowds

Endless sunshine, a clear turquoise sea and long stretches of golden sand which powders beneath your bare feet; it’s an image that appeals to millions of us. It also inspires us to book our summer holidays year after year. What the holiday brochures and websites don’t sell quite so hard is the reality of the main resorts. With everyone chasing the same dream, the end result can be packed beaches, long queues at popular restaurants, and noise at all hours of the day and night. Where can you go to avoid holiday crowds? If you don’t have to worry about finding a kids’ club at your hotel or securing a guaranteed supply of familiar fast food for your unruly teenagers, try these top 5 suggestions.

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Beyond Budapest – Discovering the Natural Beauty of Hungary

14th July 2016

Beyond Budapest- Discovering the Natural Beauty of Hungary: Budapest

I’ll make no bones about it, I am a huge F1 fan. I have been to a few races in the last few years but have not yet made it to the Hungaroring in Hungary. Whilst the track is only approximately 30 minutes’ drive from the centre of Budapest, we are looking beyond the classic city break.

Combine going to this great race track with exploring Hungary in a hire car. Think mountain roads, stunning lakes and spa towns. Never considered a visit to Hungary before? Let us inspire you…

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Top 5 Tips for Stress-free Hire Car Collection

12th July 2016

Top 5 Tips for Stress-free hire car collection

When you arrive at your destination after a tiring flight, no doubt you’re keen just to make your hire car collection as quick as possible and head off. Ever heard of the phrase short term pain, long term gain? Well that certainly rings true when collecting your hire car.

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Climb Ev’ry Mountain: Three Unforgettable Austrian Road Trips

7th July 2016

Austrian road trips- The Salza
Looking for a European adventure that encompasses fairytale scenery, history and culture? Then you can’t go far wrong with Austrian road trips. Austria delivers all of this and more. It’s a joy to drive – with beautiful scenic bends, some of the smoothest roads you’ll ever travel and tolls to keep the traffic light. Here, we’ve selected some classic sights and some Austrian roads less travelled…

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11 Tips for a Camping Holiday in Europe

5th July 2016

Camping tips - equipment
I genuinely love camping. Mainly because I am an avid hiker (think Julia Bradbury!) and cyclist. That said, I promise I won’t harp on about the benefits of enjoying ‘The Great Outdoors’, hopefully you’re already sold on that. Camping is cost effective and significantly better when the sun is shining (in my opinion!) If you want to explore Europe, whilst staying in a tent, let us guide you through planning a camping holiday in Europe.

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The Big Summer Survey 2016

4th July 2016

We really value your opinion on all things relating to travel, holidays and of course hiring a car. We’d be extremely grateful if you could take part in our Big Summer Survey. It’ll only take 10 minutes to fill in. As a thank you for taking part, if you’re happy to give us your email address, we will enter you into a prize draw to win an iPad mini.

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Our Favourite Music Events in Corsica

30th June 2016

Music events - Corsica cala di santa regina

When you think of Corsica, music events may not be the first thing that spring to mind! Come the summer months, Corsica transforms into a musical haven.

There’s something for every diverse taste to enjoy. With many open air concerts and festivals in every town, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Let us guide you through our pick of the music events in Corsica this summer.

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5 Best Ways to Learn a New Language

28th June 2016

Learn a new language - foreign languages
Whenever I’m planning to travel to somewhere new, I always intend to learn the language, but never do! If like me, you struggle to find the time to learn a new language, our handy guide is for you. We’ve collated the top courses and apps to spur you on! Get on the road to learning the lingo. Have a chat with the locals, they’ll love you for it.

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Natural Sights Around Thessaloniki, Greece

23rd June 2016

natural sights - Landscape with traditional wooden boat in Axios Delta, near Thessaloniki, Greece. Axios or Vardar is the second largest river in the Balkans.

Thessaloniki is Greece’s second largest city, well-known for its culture. If you’re hoping to explore the natural sights here, we’ve found the perfect spots for you. We’ve put together three scenic drives that you can do in a day. Let us transport you a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Grab your binoculars, get on the road and get back to nature.

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