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This past summer, I travelled to the Bahamas to relax. To get around the island with my family, I hired a car at the airport on arrival.
Since I spend most of my time telling people of the exorbitant prices charged for Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) Insurance, here is proof! AVIS wanted $22.95 per day and I was there for 8 days. As you can see from the rental document I declined such offer…. “No thank you!”
I thought I might add some “light” on a coined term used by the travel industry since before my time. There is plenty to write about on this commercially, but I will resist my temptation to plug our car hire excess insurance product just yet.
I thought I would focus more on the scientific meaning of “Winter Sun” and why it happens. I have also discovered some interesting facts about the Sun along the way.
During winter, we all know the days are short and the nights are long. The Sun is low in the sky at all times. Did you know that the shortest day of the year, the winter solstice, is the day when the Sun is the lowest in the southern sky? Did you know that during the short winter days the Sun does not rise exactly in the east, but instead rises just south of east and it sets south of west.
With the October holidays fast approaching it is often difficult to find cheap and cheerful activities for the whole family without leaving a hole in your pocket. One of the largest expenses for a family day out can often be travel to and from the venue and a hire car can often be the most cost effective solution.
Most of us before travelling abroad make endless lists and print entire forests-worth of documents to ensure the holiday goes without a hitch. Clothes list, toiletries list, first aid list, maps and guides, booking confirmations and the occasional useful phrase are all things at the front of our minds when preparing to travel abroad. However according to recent research, UK travellers are neglecting to research into local driving laws before travelling leaving them exposed to potential on-the-spot fines.
The territorial makeup of our globe has certainly changed dramatically over the years! A host of influences including war, territorial treaties and natural disasters have contributed to our ever-changing global blueprint and there are constant reminders that the current lay of the land may not be permanently set in stone either!
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At iCarhireinsurance we’re famous for our low cost car hire insurance premiums and our customers are perhaps more used to us highlighting ways to drive down the costs of motoring, but what if money were no object and you wanted to give your own car a real sense of majesty?
Travelling on the continent can be confusing enough as it is. Driving on the ‘wrong’ side of the road, trying your hand at the local language (before they realise you are British) and simply navigating in an unfamiliar place are all part of the fun. What isn’t fun, however, is discovering a serious money drain that you hadn’t accounted for, either during or after your holiday.
All prices within this section were correct at time of publication.