Economy Car Hire Blog

How to Keep Kids Entertained on a Long Journey

28th July 2015

keep kids entertained on long journeys“Are we there yet?”, “I’m bored”, “stop kicking me!”, “are we there yet?” If you have kids and have been on a road trip or long journey, you’ll have heard this before. In the past your armoury was small, but today there’s an arsenal of tools to combat child boredom in the car.

Continue Reading »

A Road Trip around Poland

23rd July 2015

Poland road tripAn Eastern European gem steeped in history, Poland is starting to become a popular tourist destination. Visitors are discovering a friendly and welcoming country of considerable natural beauty. Enjoy idyllic lakes, beaches and stunning mountains which complement the wonderful architecture in the cities.

Continue Reading »

The Best Travel Guide Books

21st July 2015

best travel guide booksWhen it comes to visiting a new country, it ALWAYS pays to buy an up to date guidebook. There’s nothing worse than stumbling around a new city or town without a clue of where you’re going or what you should be looking at. Even worse, you’ll probably end up missing all the best bars and restaurants and head on into the Tourist Tavern where you’ll pay a fortune for a limp salad.

Continue Reading »

Must Try Food in Croatia

16th July 2015

food in CroatiaWhen it comes to food, Croatia is a surprise. One automatically assumes its cuisine would be based on typical Eastern European fare of Borsch, Goulash, cabbage, and salami. This couldn’t be further from the truth. For starters (see what I did there?) look at Croatia’s location opposite Italy and next to Hungary, this would suggest that some culinary secrets have crossed the border.

Continue Reading »

The Insider’s Guide to Car Hire

14th July 2015

guide to car hireWe know car hire can be confusing. It’s not usually something you organise regularly.

A once a year booking means that you often forget what things are or how they work. Here we’ve created a bit of an insider’s guide to car hire.

The sort of things we treat as standard but our customers aren’t aware of, forget, or are mis-informed about.

Continue Reading »

Hidden Gems on the Croatian Coast

9th July 2015

the Croatian coastCroatia has become a popular holiday destination with us Brits in recent years. Despite its popularity, it remains relatively undeveloped. Its turquoise coastline, fabulous beaches, and the Dinaric Alps offer the perfect holiday for any tourist.

Continue Reading »

Summer Facts

7th July 2015

summer factsOK, summer officially started over two weeks ago and it looks like it’s over. I’m probably tempting fate here but I thought we might spend some time looking at summer facts, trivia, and fun things to get us in the mood for the next few months of dreariness and rain. As Bill Bryson once said, “it’s like living in Tupperware”.

Continue Reading »

The Best Places to Spend Independence Day

2nd July 2015

independence dayArguably 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 »

July 2015 – Travel News Bulletin

1st July 2015

EasyJet cabin crew threaten summer strike

Fears of a summer strike by easyJet cabin crew have increased after talks between unions and the budget airline broke down.

EasyJet has said it’s confident the summer flight schedule will operate as normal and assures passengers “there is no industrial action currently planned by its UK cabin crew”.

Continue Reading »

Summer Packing Checklist

30th June 2015

packing checklistWhen 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 »