From storm-pummelled bridges and icy highways, through to narrow cliff face paths, we look at some of the most dangerous roads in the world. Heavy winds, unstable terrain and rockfalls can lead to car damage (or worse).
These days we are happy to share taxis, homes, even our pets with complete strangers! This development offers great opportunities – especially with caravans. Instead of purchasing your own, you can rent or borrow one, and set off on a great holiday adventure.
There are thousands of car rental desks across airports round the world, competing against each other in small spaces. In this guide we’ll explore whether it could be more beneficial to leave the airport before hiring a car for your trip.
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...
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.
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!
We like to think our car excess insurance is nice and straightforward. Your car rental agreement however, might not be so easy to understand. With this in mind, we’ve put together a guide to car hire costs.
No country is more synonymous with driving than the USA. From its major coastal cities to the rural interior, a road trip across the country can feel like you’re visiting different nations with their own identities.
Whether you see yourself driving along a glamorous corniche road on the French Riviera, navigating snowy mountain passes in the Alps, France offers a unique and diverse driving experience.
By following Route 1, the country’s principal intercity road, you can visit most of the major tourist attractions while also seeing the country’s awesome fjords, volcanoes and glaciers along the way.
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.
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.
Outside of the densely populated cities of Madrid and Barcelona, the roads of Spain have some of the lightest traffic in Europe - congestion is basically unheard of in more rural areas.
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 can be very different from what you may be used to in the UK.
When you think of a holiday in Spain, you undoubtedly don’t think of the insurance you’ll need if you’re hiring a car. When you do, the rental car company will usually include basic cover as part of the deal.
Although there are differences in the levels of cover (more on that below), but the key difference is that with a single trip policy, you’ll have to take out a new policy every time you get a new car rental agreement.
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.