Arguably the most important day in America’s History, Independence Day or the Fourth of July has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. All over the country, people celebrate the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776. Festivities include BBQ’s, parties, parades, picnics, and baseball games. The 4th of July has become one of the most well-known Independence Days in the world.Continue Reading »
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The Best Places to Spend Independence Day2nd July 2015
July 2015 – Travel News Bulletin1st July 2015
Airport strikes planned in Spain
USCA have approved new partial strikes on 11th, 12th, 25th and 26th July.
Strikes on the 11th & 12th will take place between 10am – 1pm whilst those on the 25th & 26th are scheduled for 5pm – 8pm. We will update this as soon as we know more.Continue Reading »
Summer Packing Checklist30th June 2015
When it comes to packing for a holiday there are 3 types of people. There are those who plan weeks in advance, wash everything in preparation, and create numerous checklists whilst wandering around the house absent-mindedly muttering “no, that won’t fit” or “do I really need 5 maxi dresses for a weekend break?”. Then there are those who take the 7 days – 7 items approach. Underwear for each day and 2 sets of clothes to be worn on alternate days. Finally, the people who forget they’re leaving at 4:40 the next morning and run around the house grabbing items that look vaguely useful and throwing them in a bag that may or may not hold everything. They then arrive at their hotel to discover they forgot most things.Continue Reading »
The Best Italian Recipes and Where to Source Ingredients25th June 2015
When it comes to food, the Italians know a thing or two. Whether it’s winter in the Dolomites or summer in Tuscany, from arancini and antipasti to zabaglione and zuppe di pesce, there’s an Italian dish for every palate.
I find that when I’m on holiday one of the best experiences can be had by visiting the local market to buy some really fresh, local produce and making some of the region’s speciality dishes myself. The Italians are so passionate about their food it’s infectious and though we Brits are starting to become more interested in our food and where it comes from, the Italians leave us standing.Continue Reading »
Summer Traffic Jams & How to Avoid Them23rd June 2015
Here at Economy Car Hire we like to think we provide a friendly, helpful service (no sniggering at the back!) So to that end, I got thinking about ways to improve your holidays even further and I came up with traffic jams. Not literally, I’m not the one responsible for you sitting in the baking sun for hours on end. Instead I thought, how can we help people know where they’ll be and how to avoid them? So here’s a look at some of the most common summer traffic jams.Continue Reading »
Top Gift Ideas for Father’s Day19th June 2015
OK, it’s Father’s Day on Sunday in case you’d forgotten! Whilst I appreciate not everyone treats it as seriously as Mother’s Day, it’s still nice to have a couple of options hidden up your sleeve if it turns out he wants to do something special.Continue Reading »
International Picnic Day19th June 2015
It was International Picnic Day yesterday! I know, I could barely stand the excitement either. It’s always held on June 18th which seems a little silly as it means it’s usually during the week! Who thought it was a good idea having a Picnic Day during the week? It should always be at the weekend when I can head out to the coast with some wine and great food and relax in the sun.Continue Reading »
June 2015- Travel News Bulletin10th June 2015
French strikes to disrupt travellers – again!
Travellers are facing further disruption this week after it was announced air traffic controllers will strike on Thursday and Friday.
Passengers are advised to contact their airlines to check on the status of their flights.Continue Reading »
Car Hire Categories Explained9th June 2015
At Economy Car Hire we try to ensure our website and booking process are as clear for our customers as possible. We know the car hire industry has a bit of a bad name when it comes to confusing terms or not being transparent and this is applicable to the cars themselves. Have you ever tried to book a hire car only to be completely bewildered when your vehicle is confirmed as a CDMR or a SWMR?Continue Reading »
Upcoming National Days in Europe2nd June 2015
Around Europe this month, a number of countries are celebrating their “National Days”. They usually commemorate an independence day, a new constitution, or the day an important leader took power. Ultimately, a National Day brings the country together and restores pride. Visiting a country during its National Day and experiencing it first-hand can help you feel less of a tourist and more of a local.Continue Reading »