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Father’s Day Ideas – Best Beer Destinations in Europe

26th May 2016

Father's Day in Munich

With Father’s Day approaching, we’re taking a look at some of the best beer destinations in Europe. Alternatively, why not check out some of these ideas for Father’s Day?

Whether you’re looking to discover a new, craft beer or just want to explore the surroundings with a hire car, our Father’s Day suggestions allow you to do both!

Europe’s beer heritage can be traced back over 1,000 years and every country celebrates it in one way or another. But forget Heineken and Carlsberg, we’re interested in craft beers made (preferably) by hand. Micro-breweries are popping up all over the UK and it’s no different in Europe.

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8 Tips for Buying a Holiday Home

24th May 2016

8 tips for buying a holiday home

Buying a holiday home can be exciting and terrifying in equal measure. If you’re buying in a different country, the process requires careful planning. We’ve put together this guide to buying a second home abroad to help you decide if it’s right for you. If you have pets, make sure you check out our guide to taking animals on holiday.

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How to Avoid Euro 2016

19th May 2016

Euro 2016

Summer is approaching and with it, Euro 2016. Great news for some, a nightmare for others. With this in mind we’ve come up with our tips to help you avoid Euro 2016, whether you’re at home or abroad.

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Top 10 Thrifty Travel Tips

17th May 2016

Top 10 thrifty travel tips

Saving money on holiday can be tricky. You can easily get carried away and waste money on things you don’t really need. We’ve put together our top 11 thrifty travel tips to help you save some cash.

Make sure you don’t waste money by tipping when you don’t need to with our guide to tipping.

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Driving Route 66 – An American Road Trip

12th May 2016

Driving Route 66

One of the most famous and iconic roads in the world, Route 66 has captured the imagination of generations of American’s and international travellers. Built in the 1920’s it stretched 2,448 miles across America from Chicago to Santa Monica. It eventually was replaced in 1985 and disappeared from maps only to resurface in the guise of Historic Route 66.

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May Half Term Holidays in the Balearics: Keeping kids entertained

10th May 2016

May Half Term Holidays in the Balearics
The May Half Term holidays are fast approaching and many of you will be heading off to the Balearics. This year, May Half Term falls in the last week of May and the first week of June. It’s safe to say that the weather will be getting warmer and you’ll be keen to hit the beaches.

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Midnight Sun in Iceland: Things to see and do

5th May 2016

The midnight sun in Iceland

It’s night time in the middle of summer in Iceland. And the sun is shining. Whilst this isn’t quite true, it certainly sparks an interest in the midnight sun in Iceland. The truth is quite different but perhaps even more impressive. It’s certainly a natural phenomenon worth seeing if you can. Unfortunately you won’t see it and the aurora borealis on the same trip. That’s the problem with Iceland, there are too many things to see at different times of the year!

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How to Start your Hire Car

3rd May 2016

How to start your hire car

Driving a new car is always a little nerve wracking. You know what to do but you’re not quite sure what everything does which makes you cautious. We know that when you start your holiday, you don’t want to be worrying about these things and if the man who gives you the keys knew what everything did, he probably doesn’t have time.

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Which? Top Rated Car Hire Broker 2016

28th April 2016

Which? 2016 top rated car hire broker 2016

Economy Car Hire have been rated the top car hire broker by Which? for the 4th year running!
With over 2,000 responses from Which? members, we received top marks for our clarity of extra charges, ease of opting out of extra charges, clarity of fuel policy, and clarity of final hire cost.

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Driving the German Alpine Road: Deutsche Alpenstrasse

28th April 2016

The German Alpine Road

The oldest touring road in Germany, the origins of the German Alpine Road can be traced back to 1858. Bavarian King Maximillian II travelled much of the route and published a historical log of his journey in 1879. In the 30’s, the German Touring Club began making plans to construct what would become the modern Deutsche Alpenstrasse and one of the most beautiful touring roads in the world.

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