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Driving in the USA

No country is more synonymous with driving than the USA. From its major coastal cities to the rural interior, empty deserts and tropical lowlands, a road trip across the country can feel like you’re visiting different nations with their own identities. Learn all you need to hit the road safely with our no-nonsense guide to driving in the USA.

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10 Top Castles to Visit in Europe

We’ve put together a list of ten amazing castle locations which you should consider visiting, whether you’re on a road trip or week-long local stay.

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Five Scenic Drives for your Bucket List

Whichever car hire excess insurance policy you choose with us, we can cover you in some of the most breath-taking and iconic locations on the planet. We want to inspire you to get the most out of your cover, so we’ve created a list of some of our favourite destinations.

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Driving in Europe

When travel writers compile lists of the best road trips in the world, driving in Europe features heavily. With dramatic scenery connected by some of the world’s greatest roads, it's not hard to see why!

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Driving In Scotland

Driving in Scotland

If you’re used to driving on the left, chances are you won’t have many problems driving in Scotland. But like anywhere else, driving in Scotland has its own nuances.

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10 Top Castles to Visit in Europe

We’ve put together a list of ten amazing castle locations which you should consider visiting, whether you’re on a road trip or week-long local stay.

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Five Scenic Drives for your Bucket List

Whichever car hire excess insurance policy you choose with us, we can cover you in some of the most breath-taking and iconic locations on the planet. We want to inspire you to get the most out of your cover, so we’ve created a list of some of our favourite destinations.

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The Best Apps for Road Trips

You’ve booked your rental car, chosen your insurance4carhire car hire excess insurance policy and are ready to hit the road. We’ve put together a list of useful apps to keep you on the right track.

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Top Tips for Driving a Hire Car Abroad

Having a hire car on holiday could save you the hassle of sorting out transfers and offers you the freedom to really explore and get to grips with your holiday destination...

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Hot Weather Driving Tips

Long sunny days and heatwaves can provide the perfect opportunity to get out on the road, but there are a number of things to consider before heading out into the sun. Check out our summer driving tips to help you stay safer and more comfortable on the roads during periods of hot weather.

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5 Key Things to Remember When Driving a Van

Moving house? Starting a new job? If it’s your first time driving a van, the prospect may be a little daunting. Here are five key things to remember when driving a van.

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Games to Keep Kids Entertained in the Car

Let's be honest, some car journeys with children can test your patience. From the inevitable, 'Are we nearly there yet?' to the demands for food/drink/a rest stop, travelling can become a headache – and that's before you've even factored in a traffic jam or two. Here at insurance4carhire, we've curated a list of the best technology-free games to keep your kids – and yourself – entertained on your journey.

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The Ultimate Road Trip Playlist

To help you create more of those memories, at insurance4carhire we’ve crunched the numbers from hundreds of Spotify road trip playlists to find the songs that crop up time and again.

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Ten Romantic Valentine’s Day Destinations

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to do something special and celebrate your love. Cards and gifts may be fleeting, but the creation of memories with your loved one will last you a lifetime. So in honour of this, we’ve jotted down a few of the best international and closer-to-home locations to spend your Valentine’s Day this year.

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Driving in Australia

If you’re used to driving in the UK – or any country that drives on the left – chances are you won’t have many problems driving in Australia. But like anywhere, it pays to know about the local rules and road signs before you get behind the wheel.

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Driving in Canada

As the world’s second largest country, Canada is a road-tripper’s dream. Hiring a car or camper van offers one of the best ways to see this fantastic country, letting you experience its many cultures, cosmopolitan cities and dramatic natural scenery. The country’s sheer size means must plan your route and prepare for the great distances you’ll cover. A good knowledge of the rules for driving in Canada will help too.

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Driving in Cyprus

With minimal public transport available, hiring a car is one of the best ways to get out and explore the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. However, every country has their own set of driving rules, so make sure you’re up to date with the rules of the road before you set off.

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Driving in Europe

When travel writers compile lists of the best road trips in the world, driving in Europe features heavily. With dramatic scenery connected by some of the world’s greatest roads, it's not hard to see why!

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Driving in France

Driving in France is surely the best way to see the largest country in Western Europe. Whether you see yourself driving along a glamorous corniche road on the French Riviera, navigating snowy mountain passes in the Alps, or pulling into a road-side picnic area and working through a baguette and a Camembert, France offers a unique and diverse driving experience.

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Driving in Germany

Millions of tourists visit Germany each year. Whether you plan on dedicating your entire holiday to exploring Germany, or you are simply passing through on your way to another country, you’ll need to familiarise yourself with Germany’s rules of the road.

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Driving in Iceland

Learn all you need to hit the road safely with our no-nonsense guide to driving in Iceland.

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Driving in Ireland

From breath-taking coastal routes to remote mountains passes and rural lanes, driving in Ireland is an unforgettable experience. Besides the awe-inspiring scenery, driving is also one of the best ways to visit the Emerald Isle’s ancient historic sites, thriving cities and charming country pubs.

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Driving in Italy

Driving in Italy can be one of the most awe-inspiring experiences you’ll ever have behind the wheel. From jaw-dropping coastlines to Alpine passes and the other-worldly beauty of Tuscany’s rolling hills, a road trip in Italy is one of the best ways to see this unique country.

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Driving in New Zealand

Driving around New Zealand is a great way to see the country. Traffic is generally light, the people are friendly and the scenery is spectacular. Brush up on the main rules of the road with our handy guide and you’ll be all set to enjoy a wonderful holiday.

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Driving in Scotland

If you’re used to driving on the left, chances are you won’t have many problems driving in Scotland. But like anywhere else, driving in Scotland has its own nuances.

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Driving in Spain

Spain attracts tourists from all over the world. We've put together a guide to driving in Spain.

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Driving in the USA

No country is more synonymous with driving than the USA. From its major coastal cities to the rural interior, empty deserts and tropical lowlands, a road trip across the country can feel like you’re visiting different nations with their own identities. Learn all you need to hit the road safely with our no-nonsense guide to driving in the USA.

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Winter Driving Tips

Driving in winter weather can be a challenge. Snow and ice can present dangerous conditions for driving, which is why we've put together this guide to winter weather driving.

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Facts about the Autobahn: Infographic

Is there a speed limit on the Autobahn? Are these high speed roads really that safe? Find out the answer to these questions and more in our infographic.

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Road Tripping Around the World

Take the unfamiliar route, and take on the road! We have identified some of the world’s most inspiring road trip routes for you to tackle year round, spanning Europe to South America. And including the key facts, sights and cuisines to look forward to. So take a look at our infographic, and get those Instagrams ready!

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Wet Weather Driving Tips

Unless you’re driving in a desert, it is inevitable that you will sometimes encounter wet and rainy conditions that make driving challenging. Read our top tips for staying safe when the roads are wet and hazardous.

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What you need to know about Speeding Fines in Europe

What you need to know about speeding fines in Europe including the French, Spanish and German laws and well as how a speeding ticket abroad can affect your UK licence.

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What You Need to Know About Parking in Europe

The experience of driving a hire car in a new country can be stressful and understanding the rules around parking can be confusing. Parking regulations and rules in Italy, France or Germany can be very different from what you may be used to in the UK. Sometimes what applies to a single yellow line in one country is completely different in another.

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Most searched-for Christmas destinations

In November 2019, we analysed Google search data to reveal that Tallinn, Estonia is Europe’s most sought-after Christmas city, followed by Vienna, Strasbourg, Krakow and... You'll have to read on to find out!

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