May
31
2016

Whales are all the rage along the NSW coastline this winter

By Australia / New South Wales / Sydney /

FROM full breaches like this photo supplied by the Wild About Whales crew to tail, chin and peck slaps, there’s a lot of action in the waters along the NSW and Queensland coastline with more than 20,000 migrating Humpback whales carving a path in the ocean. Where to spot them? There’s plenty of options along the east coast. As the Destination NSW gang says, this winter is all about following a do-it-yourself whale trail along 2000km of scenic coastline between the Tweed and Eden offering a multitude of vantage points and experiences to spot these majestic beasts of the deep. Here are just some of their suggestions: Option 1 In the Camden Haven area south of Port Macquarie, walk through Kattang Nature Reserve to Perpendicular Point to spot the passing whales. Wander along the 9km Port Macquarie Coastal Walk, where boardwalks and viewing platforms hug the coastline to the historic Tacking Point Lighthouse, looking for tell-tale signs of whales passing – breeching, tale splashing and water…

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May
30
2016

5 random things to do in Seattle

By Seattle / United States /

Picking up a car rental in Seattle is your easy first job once lobbing in the Emerald City, and next comes the exciting part. What to do once you’ve got your wheels sorted! Try these five random ideas for a little fun in America’s gem of a West Coast seaport city. 1. Go for a paddle. It’s summertime in Seattle, so there’s no better cruisy activity than to go kayaking on Lake Union. The atmosphere is gorgoeus as you pass by a few sail boats, watch a few seaplanes rise up and land, and enjoy the serenity of a gentle paddle in a big patch of calm water. A little more adventurous at heart? Then test your abs with a Stand Up Paddle (SUP) experience. For more check out http://www.nwoc.com/rental 2. Explore South Park’s art scene. The locals will tell you the arts community is a ripper in the South Park area, one that nurtures its artists and embraces creativity….

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May
24
2016

What’s hot on the Melbourne food scene

By Australia / Melbourne /

Food brings friends together for memorable experiences. True foodies know exactly where to head on Melbourne’s food scene to uncover some of the city’s most delicious treats. Hire a car from Melbourne Airport and add these five tasty experiences to your list. Flower Drum (pictured) This Chinese restaurant oozes fine dining and Cantonese cuisine. Situated in Market Lane in Melbourne’s CBD, the restaurant’s executive chef Anthony Lui ensures fresh ingredients are purchased daily from the nearby market. They’re then skilfully served onto your plate. Make sure you try the signature dish, the Peking Duck. It’s a delicious combination of plum sauce, spring onion, cucumber and tender pieces of roast duck. Republica Republica is seaside dining at its best. This casual restaurant sits on the waterfront in the St Kilda Baths and boasts central open fireplaces. Enjoy modern Australian cuisine while admiring views of Port Phillip Bay. There are many flavorsome entrees to choose from. We’d highly recommend the chilli tiger prawns or the grilled Victorian…

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May
23
2016

5 hot events in Queensland this winter

By Australia / Brisbane / Queensland /

THE winter chill has arrived in the south but there’s always a way to warm up in Queensland. Looking to head north for a winter escape? Nap a Brisbane car rental for some Queensland exploration and to try any of these five great reasons to ditch the southern freeze and enjoy some northern exposure … One … Relish Food and Wine Festival (June 4, pictured) From the Hinterland to the Bay, the Fraser Coast has an awesome array of fresh produce, locally made food products and unforgettable dining experiences. The Fraser Coast Food Story – Relish Fraser Coast is about connecting local growers and producers with the area’s restaurants and cafès to create some magic. What started with the food and wine festival in 2013 has grown into something that encompasses the year round offerings of the Fraser Coast. For all the details, head to relishfrasercoast.com.au Two … Broadbeach Country Music Festival (June 17-19) Adam Brand and The Outlaws, The…

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May
19
2016

Fabulous festivals in Seattle and surrounds

By United States /

Seattle is one of the most exciting and colourful destinations. In this world-class city, fabulous festivals running almost every weekend. When you touchdown at Seattle Airport, grab a hire car and explore these exciting festivals this July. Fourth of July in Bainbridge Fireworks, parades, street fairs, car shows, kids activities… you name it! Fourth of July celebrations are huge across the United States. It’s definitely worth spending this year’s national holiday on Bainbridge Island. Other highlights include live music, a classic car show, foot race and a beer garden. Bainbridge Island proves there’s something for everyone on the Fourth of July! Seattle International Beerfest From July 8 to 10 you can choose from 220 beers at Fisher Pavillion at Seattle Centre. This event specialises in unique and hard-to-find beers. It also aims to encourage visitors to try something they’ve never tried before. Organisers go to a lot of trouble to source the very best exotic drinks “that you’ve never heard of”…

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May
18
2016

Five things to do in Liverpool and surrounds

By Europe / UK /

Liverpool in North West England proudly carries the title of the country’s most successful footballing city. Home to both Liverpool and Everton with close to 30 League championships plus many other major titles, it’s also Hire a car from Liverpool airport and add these five great activities to your things to do in Liverpool and surrounds list. Tour Liverpool Cathedral At first glance, Liverpool Cathedral is impressive. Once you step inside and pay closer attention to the building’s finer details and artwork, it’ll blow you away. Just a few minutes inside and you’ll come to understand why high profile poet and writer Sir John Benjamin called it “one of the great buildings of the world.” Britain’s largest cathedral is free to enter, and hosts many events on a daily basis. Tour the homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney Massive Beatles fans take note! A guided tour takes you to Mendips and 20 Forthlin Road – the homes where Beatles…

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May
12
2016

5 ways to play in Sydney this winter

By Australia / Sydney /

In winter when you’re in need of a holiday, look no further than Sydney! While the coastal city comes to life in summer, it’s also an exciting destination full of things to do in winter. Hire a car through DriveNow, chuck on some warmer layers and check out this list of five ways to play in Sydney during the cold weather. Sydney Opera House The Opera House caused a controversial stir when it first opened in 1973. However, with time it became one of the twentieth century’s most iconic manmade attractions. It’s highly recommended that you get your hands on some tickets to see a show one night. You can also book a tour to gain VIP backstage access to the Opera House and learn about its fascinating history. Whale watching From April to November each year, thousands of whales migrate between New South Wales and Queensland to give birth. While on their journey to and from the warmer northern waters, the…

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May
11
2016

On the road in Chicago and surrounds

By United States /

In Chicago there are many great things to stop off and explore while you’re on the road. Admire the great city from the sky and discovering its natural surrounds. Grab your DriveNow hire car at Chicago Airport and you’ll come across these great destinations. 360 Chicago Observation Deck (pictured) In the heart of downtown Chicago is the 360 Observation Deck. From the 94th floor of this 344m tall building you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the magnificent city and Lake Michigan. On clear days you can see across the lake to four other states. Consider a visit at sunset, to watch the sky change to a golden colour over the city. Enjoy a nice meal at the tower too, so your views last longer. Chicago Theatre Take a tour of this legendary theatre to truly admire the history and finer details of the Baroque interiors. Stand on the world famous stage and search for the autographs of your favourite actors on the backstage wall. After…

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May
06
2016
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Great holiday ideas in Leicester

By Europe / UK /

After miraculously winning the English soccer EPL, more international visitors are noticing Leicester. You can easily hire a car from the city’s Airport and explore its amazing surrounds. Here’s a list of things to see and do in Leicester. King Power Stadium Number one on the to do list for soccer fans is a trip to King Power Stadium – the very location where thousands of fans spilled from the stadium and out onto the streets to cheer after Leicester City took out this year’s EPL title. Sign up for a tour of the stadium. You’ll gain VIP access to areas usually reserved for only players and officials. National Space Centre Walk the same halls as Buzz Aldrin. See Britain’s first astronaut Helen Sharman’s spacesuit up close. With six galleries, including the iconic 42 metre high Rocket Tower, you’ll have plenty to keep you enthralled for hours. The centre is also home to the UK’s largest domed planetarium. You can even take…

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