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10 Tips for First-Time Visitors to San Francisco

With iconic attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, unique neighbourhoods, excellent food, and great foods, San Francisco is a visitor magnet for more than 10 million travellers a year. If you plan on joining their ranks and embarking on a San Francisco car hire adventure, avoid making an impression for all the wrong reasons. Here’s […]

Acqua Alta in Venice: What You Need to Know About High Water

In a city where the buses are boats (vaporetti), you might expect a little water underfoot, but October and November 2012 saw Venice undergo one of its worst ever bouts of periodic flooding. Last year’s acqua alta attracted widespread attention in the world’s media, but the prospect of waterlogging should not cast a cloud over […]

Where’s Great to Go in November?

You would be forgiven for thinking that nothing happens in November, that it’s a kind of pause between the heady days of summer and the party bubble of Christmas, but you would be wrong. November is a time of festivals and exploration, a time when some destinations drop the temperatures and the crowd levels to […]

Middle East Sun Destinations

Camels plodding across a searing desert, the flash of a kohl-rimmed eye from a veiled face, the pungent scent of burning frankincense – the Middle East conjures up countless exotic images, not least of which is sunshine.  Lots of very hot sunshine.  In this instalment of our Winter Sun series, we take you to some […]

Croatia: Meet the E.U.’s Newest State

On July 1, 2013, Croatia became the European Union’s 28th member, opening up a whole new territory for your car rental adventures. The easing of border restrictions introduced by E.U. membership means that this gem of Eastern Europe is now even easier for you to explore.

Long Drives with Kids: How Not to Go Mad

Anyone who has gone on a long car journey with kids knows how tempting it is to abandon the entire trip as a bad idea before you’ve even left your street. If they’re not bickering or fighting for control of the Nintendo, they’re whining for food or toilet breaks or threatening to get sick.  And […]