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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 13:31

Why we love basic holiday souvenirs

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Italian Souvenir stand selling magnets and postcards

Although holiday season is now over, that’s not to say that your fond memories on the beach in Barcelona will be forgotten too, thanks to the many souvenirs you would have likely bought on your travels. Whether you’re shopping last minute at the airport for a friend or roaming through the markets in search of a meaningful memento for yourself, such gifts don’t need to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, some of the best gifts we believe, are the simple ones. Here is a list of our favourite basic holiday souvenirs and why we love them.

Travellers waiting in line at rental desk

A new survey has revealed the top ten ways that parents survive long car journeys with their children. Among the most popular is playing classic car games such as iSpy (48%), followed by being forced to listen to their child/ren’s favourite song on repeat (32%).

Friday, 17 August 2018 07:46

UK’s greatest beaches

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Dorset Coastline in summer

When it comes to planning a beach holiday, many of our minds wander abroad, envisioning tropical islands with gorgeous sandy beaches, yet some of the world’s most extraordinary coastlines and beaches are located right here in Great Britain! We’ve put together a list of the 10 most remarkable beaches you will find in the UK.

Thursday, 16 August 2018 15:57

European Parking Guide

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Parking rules

Driving abroad can be a stressful experience, particularly as many countries have varying laws and restrictions on the road. The various signs, lines and restrictions across Europe can be quite confusing, with one headache being the local parking rules. We’ve put together a handy guide to help you stay on the right side of the law when driving and parking somewhere new.

UK passport and euro money

A new Opinium survey has revealed ten ways that Brits make their holiday money go further - essential reading when holiday prices are estimated to be 10% up on last year*.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 13:28

Protecting your hire car at the beach

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Family driving a jeep on the beach

British summer time has officially begun and with the school holidays now in full swing, many of us will be looking forward to heading down to the beach; maybe for an opportunity to hit the local waves with your brand-new surfboard? Or you might be going abroad to a gorgeous Spanish beach with your new hire car. Whatever your reason, if you are hiring a car for your journey, it is worth knowing how you can protect it from the often, harsh coastal environment. Without the proper precautions, your hire car could be more susceptible to needless damage.

Searching for car hire on a tablet

Nearly three quarters (74%) of car hire drivers book directly with car hire companies, and 71% book only with a well-known brand that they ‘trust’, but they could be missing out on savings of around £170* on average, for a week’s car hire this summer, by not shopping around.

Travel map with money and compass

A 16-country study of car hire costs worldwide reveals that Turkey and the USA are the cheapest places to hire a car this summer, and Italy and Portugal are the most expensive.

Two dogs sticking heads out of car window

With the summer holidays approaching, many of us will be hitting the open road with our families and pets, ready to enjoy some much-needed sunshine somewhere nice (hopefully!) As we know, driving safely is a top priority during road trips and it is just as important to ensure your pets are safe and secure throughout your journey.

Holiday suitcase

Looking back over the past 30 to 40 years, it’s fair to say the must-take holiday staples have changed somewhat. Whereas once you wouldn’t have stepped foot on an airplane without your trusty Polaroid camera and a copy of Reader’s Digest, these days your camera is built into your mobile phone and you’ll probably spend most of the flight watching a film (or playing games on said mobile phone).