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5 Tips for Renting a Vehicle in the UK

5 Tips for Renting a Vehicle in the UK

A road trip through the UK is by far the best way to experience all the region has to offer especially as it isn’t all that large.

Filled with abundant natural attractions that can easily be explored by renting a car, you will find wonderful hotels throughout the country in both iconic cities and charming small towns, all of which make great overnight stopping points or bases from which to explore the UK’s greatest natural landscapes.

But beyond planning your itinerary, there are many factors that you will need to consider when you’re actually renting your car. Answers to common questions like ‘do I have any specific vehicle requirements’, or ‘do I want it delivered it to us for free?’

With this in mind, here are 5 things to consider before choosing a car rental for a road trip in the UK.

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Route for a Two Week Road Trip in Western USA (Not Including LA)

Route for a Two Week Road Trip in Western USA (Not Including LA)

People planning a vacation in the western United States usually make two big mistakes.

The first is that they spend too much time in Los Angeles. But there is so much more to do in the western United States than explore the bubble of rich homes and Hollywood clones, that we would argue you should skip LA completely.

The second mistake is that they assume Las Vegas is all about the gambling, and miss out on the geological wonderland and incredible natural surrounds. And while we’ll include Las Vegas in this itinerary, we do so as a base for exploring further out.

Western USA is an incredible region for a road trip, and travelers have a diverse range of exciting cities, coastal towns, and natural wonders to choose from when planning an itinerary. But being that there is so much to cover, we wouldn’t blame you if you’re feeling overwhelmed.

If you’re struggling with planning your route, use the following guide to fill two weeks worth of driving. These are the highlights of Western USA … not including LA.

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Things to do in Strahan: A 4-5 Day Itinerary for the Wilderness of Western Tasmania

Things to do in Strahan: A 4-5 Day Itinerary for the Wilderness of Western Tasmania

Our recent week in Strahan saw us hike to thundering waterfalls, take a steam train through tangled forest, and cruise through Tasmania’s World Heritage Wilderness Area.

There were long stretches of wild ocean beach to explore, massive sand dunes to conquer, and ruins of early convict prisons set up in Tasmania’s wild west.

Follow this itinerary to experience it all!

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Heading on a Road Trip? Consider These Things When Taking Out Car Insurance

Heading on a Road Trip? Consider These Things When Taking Out Car Insurance

Road trips can make for an amazing adventure, even if it’s only for a short amount of time. But even short road trips don’t guarantee that you won’t encounter an accident or vehicle damage on the road.

Whether you’re planning a romantic weekend getaway in your local region, or heading overseas to hit the open road, it’s important to be well-prepared with car insurance for the many unexpected things can happen.

And don’t fall into the trap of thinking that if it’s your car you don’t need car insurance! On the contrary, you might actually need it more so.

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Money-Saving Tips for Renting a Car

Money-Saving Tips for Renting a Car

Whether you’re renting a car at home for a day trip, or abroad for a longer journey, the numbers can add up really quick. Especially when you consider the daily cost of the car rental, paying for gas, and any extras you may need like the use of a GPS, baby seat, or exceeding your mileage.

While some destinations have great options for public transportation like buses or trains, others leave you with few options but to rent a car. And what are you to do when you’ve already spent so much on a trip and you don’t want to overwhelm your budget even more?

This guide will share the best tips for saving money when renting a car. There are a surprising amount of discounts out there if you know where to look, as well as tricks for saving when you book.

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5 Tools You Should Always Have With You on a Road Trip

5 Tools You Should Always Have With You on a Road Trip

Are you the kind of individual who prefers to drive to wherever you are going? With well over a million miles behind the wheel, you can put me in this category.

And I am not an over-the-road trucker. Driving puts you in control of your itinerary while providing the benefits of flexibility and getting to see some amazing countryside.

As you might expect, mechanical issues have come up in these many miles I’ve driven. And let me assure you, traveling is easier when you are prepared for an emergency.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at five tools you should seriously consider having in the car for your next roadtrip.

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Stunning Natural Attractions For a UK Road Trip

Stunning Natural Attractions For a UK Road Trip

The UK is one of the top rated destinations by travellers, and for good reason. It is a destination that transports you into a real life fairytale complete with castles, gardens, kings, and princesses.

While most visitors focus their time and attention around the big cities as they take in all the pubs, nightlife, and Royal sights, the UK’s off the beaten path areas are equally enticing. The UK is filled with abundant natural attractions that can easily be explored by renting a car and taking an unforgettable road trip.

A road trip through the UK is by far the best way to experience all the region has to offer especially as it isn’t all that large. You will find wonderful hotels throughout the country in both iconic cities and charming small towns, all of which make great overnight stopping points or bases from which to explore the UK’s greatest natural landscapes.

So get off the London tube and take full control of your next UK holiday by taking a self drive tour of some of the UK’s lesser known treasures. They’re even more impressive than Buckingham or Big Ben!

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Great Stop-Off Points for a Road Trip Through California

Great Stop-Off Points for a Road Trip Through California

We all love an epic road trip, and as far as choosing the perfect destination, California is one of the most diverse states in the world. Byways and highways wind through dramatic scenery and connect some of the biggest cultural hubs in the United States.

But road trips aren’t ever about getting from point A to point B, they’re about the stop offs and itinerary you create inbetween.

Whether you’re simply looking for some time to relax and recharge, or you want to embark on an adventure before you’re stuck behind a wheel for several hours, California has plenty of stop-offs to keep you entertained.

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7 Types of Travellers Who Visit Ireland – Is This You?

7 Types of Travellers Who Visit Ireland – Is This You?

It is a nation of breathtaking scenery, medieval castles, rich culture, and of course, Guinness. This magical island known as Ireland has long been charming visitors, with its residents offering their warmest welcome and all too eager to share why they believe their country is one of the finest.

Ireland is a destination suited to nearly every type of traveller; I assure you its treasures will leave a lasting buzz much stronger than any amount of Jameson could ever inflict. Here, old world charm meets modern day luxuries, making an Irish holiday both magical and carefree.

So whether you’re a solo backpacker seeking a true adventure or simply want to enjoy retired life with the love of your life, pack your bags and head to the Emerald Isle for a holiday you won’t soon forget.

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4 Reasons to Travel Japan by Bicycle

4 Reasons to Travel Japan by Bicycle

Japan could easily be considered to be among the world’s most desired destinations. I mean, who hasn’t dreamed of watching the sun set over a tori gate, visit the thousands of shrines in Kyoto, or witness dawn from the top of Mt. Fuji?

And in terms of getting around, the country has one of the safest, cleanest, fastest, most efficient, punctual and convenient public transportation networks in the world. But while you might be tempted by the city subways, bullet trains, or even by catching a flight, we opted for an entirely different way of seeing Japan: by bike.

With considerate drivers, great infrastructure, and a well connected network of roads, Japan is a perfect destination for bicycle touring first-timers. We spent 3 months on our bikes exploring Kyushu, Shikoku, and Southern Honsu, but you still can easily cover a wide cross section of Japan in 7 – 10 days.

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This Australian National Park is Absolutely Stunning – Have You Heard of Hattah-Kulkyne?

This Australian National Park is Absolutely Stunning – Have You Heard of Hattah-Kulkyne?

Regional Victoria is full of stunning sights and the natural beauty of the Hattah-Kulkyne national park is one of the many examples of that.

In the heart of the Australian bush, the outback park is home to a superb freshwater system of creeks and lakes that connects to the Murray River, and within it lives a whole host of beautiful bird, marine and wildlife.

Although don’t make the mistake of assuming Hattah-Kulkyne is only of interest to binocular toting nature lovers, there is plenty to keep everyone occupied!

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How to Prepare Your Truck for Your Next Travel Adventure

How to Prepare Your Truck for Your Next Travel Adventure

Road trips can make for an amazing adventure, even if it’s only for a short amount of time. But have you ever wondered if your truck is actually ok for your next adventure?

Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway in the mountains, or spontaneously hitting the open road, it’s important to be well-prepared for the many unexpected things can happen on the road.

So before you load up your truck, make sure have the following in check for your road trip ahead.

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Is Your Car Road Trip Ready? 5 Most Important Vehicle Checks Before Driving Off

Is Your Car Road Trip Ready? 5 Most Important Vehicle Checks Before Driving Off

Road trips can make for an amazing adventure, even if it’s only for a short amount of time. But have you ever wondered if your car is ok for a road trip? Or what you should check before driving off?

As easy as it is to just jump in the car and drive, road trips do require a little bit of prior planning, and there are some important checks you should run to ensure your safety.

The following are 5 tips on making sure your car is road trip ready; 5 most important vehicle checks before driving off.

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Infographic: Which RV Rental is Right For You?

Infographic: Which RV Rental is Right For You?

We’re all familiar with the age-old maxim “it’s the journey that matters, not the destination”, and nothing embodies this more so than a vacation in an RV. You’re unrestrained by tight schedules, you get to see parts of a destination others don’t see, and it’s just you and the open road – you’re totally free.

But after you’ve decided to hit the open road, it’s a little bit more involved than just picking up the keys to an RV. There are quite a number of different classes of vehicle, and many differences are important to note as they make each class unique.

So to help you navigate the world of RV’s, and choose a rental which is right for your journey, Campanda has put together a great infographic to help you make a more informed decision on which one would be the best fit for you and your family.

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Top 5 Tips For a Safe Road Trip Experience

Top 5 Tips For a Safe Road Trip Experience

A road trip is often the best way to explore if you’re looking to appreciate the diversity of natural scenery you would otherwise miss from a plane. And it’s an especially good idea if you’re one of those travelers who enjoys the freedom and flexibility to travel at your own pace.

With some truly stunning roads throughout the world, your first decision is planning out where you want to drive. And then you should conduct some research on how to stay safe, as every country will have different road rules, environments and landscapes.

Here are our 5 best tips for a safe road trip experience.

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4 Road Trip Routes For Exploring the Australian Outback

4 Road Trip Routes For Exploring the Australian Outback

Australia is an enormous and amazingly diverse country. In order to explore the vastness of the continent’s interiors, the best way is to embark on an outback journey and drive those rugged roads.

You can stop along the way for a cool swim, and stay on sprawling outback stations. Though there are many routes to the Australian Outback, many entry points, and many destinations.

You could enter along the rugged coastlines or through the western outback. Just make sure that your 4WD vehicle is in as good condition as you.

With your wheels donning on all season tyres, make sure that your vehicle is safe and sturdy before entering the heart of Australia and driving remotely. The following are 4 ideas on possible routes.

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Tips for Riding a Motorcycle on Indian Roads

Tips for Riding a Motorcycle on Indian Roads

India is a diverse country full of incredible history, culture, and nature, and one of the most popular ways to explore is by road trip or bus tour.

But I’ve never felt that flashes of a destination through a window is enough to fully experience its true beauty. I believe that “what we see through the windows is nothing but moving pictures which is kind a like watching TV”. After-all, should we not aim to feel and sense our own presence in the scene, as opposed to just watching it?

For this reason I became a fan of motorcycle travel. And where India is concerned, it’s very easy for tourists to buy or rent. But riding a motorcycle on Indian roads is a whole lot different than riding in the west. So, here are my few tips and tricks to easily ride your motorcycle on Indian Roads.

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Infographic: The Best Roads to Drive in Europe

Infographic: The Best Roads to Drive in Europe

Road trips are synonymous with the United States of America due to its sheer size and vast highways, but did you know that the first ever road trip by automobile took place in Germany?

Europe has some of the most stunning roads in the world, and for those who dream of being on the open road YourParkingSpace has put together some of the best routes for a European Road Trip, plus what you can see and do in these regions.

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A Journey From Mainland Australia Aboard Spirit of Tasmania

A Journey From Mainland Australia Aboard Spirit of Tasmania

Tasmania lies roughly 400 km from mainland Australia however it seems like a world away; a magical destination where you can escape the crowds of Australia’s main cities, and access vast wilderness and astounding natural wonders like no-where else in the world.

There’s a relaxing pureness about this small island State, and its towns transport you back to simpler times where modern stresses cease to exist. It definitely offers all the modern conveniences you could hope for, but has somehow managed to maintain its unique culture and charm. Managed to preserve it’s World Heritage Areas, wildlife, beautiful landforms, natural and cultural history, and brought them into modern times.

But it’s difficult to really experience all Tasmania has to offer without a car, so there was no question about how we would get to the Island of the Devil; we would journey overnight from the mainland on Spirit of Tasmania. By transporting ourselves along with our personal vehicle and all our gear we were assured of getting the most rewarding experience Tassie could offer.

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Getting Your RV Prepared for The Road

Getting Your RV Prepared for The Road

Hitting the road in your RV this summer? If so, then there are some things that you will need to do to get prepared. Most RVs sit in one spot all winter long. This can cause even the most well taken care of RVs to have problems. Depending on where you live, the winter months can really wreak havoc on your RV.

Today, we are going to discuss some things that you should do before taking your recreational vehicle out on the road. So, if your RV has been in storage this winter, make sure to go over these tips. They just might help make your next road trip easier.

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Packing Food for Road Trips – Easy Ideas to Save Money!

Packing Food for Road Trips – Easy Ideas to Save Money!

Did you know that in the 1950’s people almost never went out to eat? Not only was it too expensive, there also weren’t too many places to go. Going out to eat and even enjoying a soft drink was something that most people enjoyed once a month or so – at the most.

But today, people eat out on average 4 to 5 times per week and spend around $1200 a year on fast food alone. If you’re on a road trip without an oven or even a microwave, that number can be a lot higher. If you want to save a little money on food costs, here are some suggestions for your next road trip.

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5 Best Destinations to Drive to in Europe

5 Best Destinations to Drive to in Europe

Flights are one of the most obvious ways to travel throughout Europe, but that doesn’t mean that they’re the most affordable, comfortable, or even the most memorable. In fact, one of the best ways to explore Europe is to drive.

There’s a huge diversity of natural scenery throughout Europe, much of which you miss when you’re flying at 35,000 feet. And with roads which wind directly through some of the world’s most incredible landscapes, if you’re visiting the following European hot spots you should trade in your plane ticket for a set of car keys and drive.

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How to Survive a Long Haul Bus Ride

How to Survive a Long Haul Bus Ride

The excruciating misery of confined legs and sore necks, lack of sleep and constant anxiety attacks – these are some of the reasons people don’t look forward to long-haul bus rides.

And while some companies have made the experience a lot easier, with facilities like toilets and TV, that doesn’t change how terrible it can be to find yourself stuck on a bus. It’s one of those ideas you can usually file under “seemed like a good idea at the time”.

Most people are happy acknowledging that the long haul bus plain sucks, though there are many reasons people continue to travel this way; they can’t afford or don’t want to spend their money on expensive plane tickets, or, to reach some destinations, there may not be any other choice.

Luckily, there are simple ways to make the experience more comfortable and fun. Here are some tips and suggestions to help you how to survive long-haul bus.

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Best Places to Stay During Your California Road Trip

Best Places to Stay During Your California Road Trip

If you had to choose only one of the 50 states for an iconic road trip, California would be it. Known for road tripping, California’s byways and highways wind through dramatic scenery and connect some of the biggest cultural hubs in the United States.

From untouched and untamed nature to the concrete jungle of LA, California is a perfect summary of the best of the USA. As always, you’ll need strategic overnight bases during your trip. Book hotels in the following cities along your way.

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Why Every Traveler Needs the Go Pillow: The Easiest Way to Travel With Your Pillow From Home!

Why Every Traveler Needs the Go Pillow: The Easiest Way to Travel With Your Pillow From Home!

“When it comes to travel, if you don’t snooze, you lose, and that’s why your own pillow is probably the smartest item you can stuff into your carry on tote, suitcase or back of the car when traveling for any length of time. Even one night spent embracing an offensive pillow can mess with your rest and make you crabby and sluggish!”

But there are a couple of issues here. Pillows are bulky, and don’t often fit into your bag. And it’s difficult to maneuver trains, buses, taxis, and other forms of transport when you already have your hands full, and then try to stuff a pillow into the mix. Of course you drop it. And now your favorite pillow is dirty and wet. And probably smells like old beer.

Though there is a solution to our travel pillow woes!! An Australian woman named Di Tipper has created the Go Pillow Case – a product which is so simple that it’s genius, and means everyone can travel with ease with their pillow from home. It might sound like an oxymoron, but the brilliance of the Go Pillow means that you can now travel light, with a full size pillow!!

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