May
29
2019

Driving the USA – Road trip Route 66 in a motorhome

By United States /

A Route 66 adventure is the ultimate road trip with friends or family. Route 66, which is also known as the ‘Mother Road’, spans nearly 4000 kilometres across eight states, from Chicago to California. Since earning its name ‘Route 66’ in 1926, it has inspired songs, films, TV shows and books. But even though it was officially decommissioned in 1985, people from all walks of life still come together to travel one of the world’s most famous highways. Just hire a campervan from Los Angeles Airport so your adventure can begin. As you drive this iconic highway, check out some of these roadside attractions, while staying in vintage motels and seeking out American road food. Santa Monica You can either begin or end your Route 66 adventure in Santa Monica. Either way, you’ll have plenty of fun exploring where the west coast meets the Pacific Ocean. Drive along the Santa Monica Boulevard and stretch your legs for a walk along…

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May
27
2019

Sleepless in Seattle with these 5 great museums

By Seattle /

Seattle may be home to the headquarters of global giants like Microsoft and Amazon, but it’s so much more than just a tech city. Washington State’s largest city is surrounded by water, mountains and thousands of acres of forests and parks. Another tick is that it has plenty to offer the ones who love culture, art and history. Seattle has a range of fantastic museums to explore and most have free entry on some days of the week. Start your trip by snapping up a great car hire deal at Seattle Airport with DriveNow. Then check out some of these top museums. Seattle Art Museum The Seattle community regards this cultural gem as the city’s most prestigious museum. It’s famous for its non-stop special exhibitions that give you something new to look forward to each time and there’s even more artwork on display since it underwent a recent major expansion. Expect everything from Impressionism to cultural showcases from across the…

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May
24
2019

Dry season dreaming in the Northern Territory

By Northern Territory /

The dry season is the best time of year to explore the Northern Territory. From May to October, the weather becomes cooler and drier. This makes it easier to go off-road and explore all corners of the Northern Territory, instead of worrying about heavy rains and potential floods. If you plan to explore the Northern Territory, then you just need to hire a campervan from Darwin Airport. With your set of wheels, follow our guide for the top things to do in the Top End during the dry season. Berry Springs Nature Park Drive 50 kms south east of Darwin city and you’ll encounter the picturesque Berry Springs Nature Park. Have a picnic under a shady tree after cooling off in one of Berry Creek’s beautiful swimming holes. The clear waters are teeming with aquatic life. There’s also a fantastic walking track that takes you through forest and woodlands. Where to stay: AAOK Lakes Resort and Caravan Park Kakadu National…

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May
21
2019

London calling – 5 must-see landmarks for music lovers

By London /

Some of the world’s best in music were born and bred in the United Kingdom. The London music scene has delivered icons such as The Beatles, Oasis, The Spice Girls and Elton John. But just because you may never meet the stars in person doesn’t mean you can’t feel close to them by visiting music landmarks, which can be found all across London. When you arrive in the UK, make sure you hire a car from London Airport and check out these top music landmarks. Abbey Road Crossing No trip to London is complete without visiting Abbey Road Crossing. If you’re a Beatles fan then this is one of the music landmarks you can’t miss. All you need is three friends and a photographer to re-create the cover of the Beatles’ Abbey Road album. Talk a walk to the Abbey Road Studios nearby to check out where the Fab Four recorded many of their hits. Queen ‘We Will Rock You’…

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May
19
2019

5 regional adventures this winter in Western Australia

By Western Australia /

Western Australia is the place to be if you want the ultimate winter road trip. Not only is Western Australia home to some of the country’s most stunning natural scenery, but it also boasts great weather and awesome events all year round. You can experience the best of everything… sport, art and culture. It’s a large state so you’ll want to secure a cheap car hire deal from Perth Airport. Then make your way to these highlights of Western Australia this winter. Albany Classic Motor Event June 1, 2019 Drive 400 km south east of Perth to this beautiful city at WA’s southern tip. This is where the Albany Classic Motor Event takes place. Crowds line the streets just to see vintage and classic cars drive through the heart of Albany’s CBD and the harbour. You’ll also get to see a re-enactment of the famous 1957 Hill Climb. With all this motorsport history on display, you just can’t get enough!…

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May
13
2019

Campervan trip tips – why consider a Family Parks Australia membership

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Are you planning a campervan trip in Australia, but you’re not quite sure where to start? Make your dream campervan trip come true with our handy little trick that will make planning a campervan trip easier. Importantly, it will also save regular travellers money. Start by renting a campervan, which you can do in every state of Australia with DriveNow. Then check out places to stay with a Family Parks Australia and we recommend signing up for a Family Parks Australia membership. It’s a small fee every two years, but the rewards are priceless. We caught up with Family Parks Australia’s Dennis Werthenbach about of the benefits of membership and the latest of what’s happening in the industry. What is Family Parks Australia? “Family Parks is a network of independently owned and operated parks and campgrounds. We represent 40,000 members across Australia. We aren’t a franchise but what we do is promote holiday destinations for travellers of all ages. Our…

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Apr
26
2019

Campervan Holiday – 8 Reasons Why You Need To Take A Road Trip

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A campervan holiday is many things – fun, adventure and even a bit of relaxation. Not only is a campervan holiday a great way to see the great outdoors or switch off from work. It can actually be good for the soul. Here are eight reasons why you should take a campervan holiday. 1. Take the financial stress out of a holiday Is your bank account running low? A campervan holiday is easily one of the most affordable ways to travel. Forget about costly flights. You have your night’s accommodation and transport covered with a campervan and there are so many affordable holiday parks where you can park your wheels. You can also snap up cheap campervan deals or relocation deals for as little as $5 a day with DriveNow. 2. Freedom and convenience Daily life is stressful and it feels like you’re doing everything to a schedule. Campervan holidays are the opposite. There’s no need to worry about the…

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Apr
25
2019

5 incredible sights to witness at this year’s Vivid Festival

By Sydney /

Vivid Festival is back for 2019 and every year it gets bigger and better. Get ready for three weeks of spectacular light displays which illuminate Sydney’s famous landmarks. There’s also an exciting showcase of 160 music events across Sydney. You can watch acts like The Cure perform exclusively at the Sydney Opera House. Vivid Festival runs from 24 May to 15 June. Hire a car from Sydney Airport and add Vivid Festival to the list of destinations for a NSW road trip. If you want to avoid crowds, visit early in the week and avoid the weekends. Here are five things you’ll want to see or do at Vivid Festival. Sydney Opera House Every year thousands of people flock to Sydney just to see one of Australia’s iconic masterpieces lit up. Chinese-American artist Andrew Thomas Huang has designed the stunning Lighting of the Sails display for this year. It’s a beautiful and colourful tribute to Australia’s native flora and it’s…

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Apr
23
2019

Have an unforgettable stay at these 5 great Madrid hotels

By Europe /

Madrid is full of elegant boulevards, old world charm and a rich culture. Deciding where to stay in Spain’s capital city can be overwhelming because there are hundreds of Madrid hotels to choose from. We’ve put together a list of the top five Madrid hotels based on location, service and comfort. Each of these Madrid hotels have parking available for your DriveNow hire car from Madrid Airport. VP Jardin de Recoletos VP Jardin de Recoletos is so close to famous sites like the National Archaeological Museum, the National Library and the Retiro Park. It’s in Madrid’s elegant Salamanca district, which is ideal for people who love shopping, food and culture. But if the fantastic location isn’t enough to sell you on this hotel, then perhaps the spacious rooms with a kitchenette and terrace will do the job. Vinnci the Mint Vinnci the Mint is the type of hotel that is so fun and fashionable. You wouldn’t mind spending your entire…

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Apr
22
2019

5 things to do during your next campervan adventure in North Queensland

By Queensland /

Tropical North Queensland has everything to offer the adventurous campervan traveller. You can choose to explore the heart of Townsville, which is Northern Australia’s most populated city. Or you can venture out in to the wilderness to discover some of the natural wonders of the tropical north. Wherever you go, your North Queensland holiday is bound to surprise and delight. Make life easy for yourself by hiring a campervan from Townsville Airport as soon as you get off the plane. Here’s our advice for where to hear. Magnetic Island No trip to Townsville is complete without experiencing the gorgeous Magnetic Island National Park. It offers stunning beaches, laidback cafes and walking tracks. There’ll be times when you start hiking and you reach an untouched beach, only to find you’re the only one standing there. Geoffrey Bay and Alma Bay are perfect for snorkelling and a swim. Ferry rides depart from Townsville city several times a day. Suggested stay: Discovery Parks…

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Apr
15
2019

Winter’s here and so are these 5 great Victorian pubs

By Victoria /

There’s nothing better than escaping the chill and bunkering down with a good red and hearty pub lunch. Victorian pubs offer fantastic food and beer while the down to earth atmosphere makes for a great get together with friends. It can be hard to decide where to go for your next pub experience. That’s because there are literally hundreds of Victorian pubs scattered throughout Melbourne and across the countryside. So we’ve made it easy for you. Hire a car from Melbourne Airport and hit the road to get to one of these top Victorian pubs. (Just don’t drink and drive). Woodlands Hotel The north Melbourne suburb of Coburg has one great place that’s perfect for any special occasion. The Woodlands Hotel gives you something to look forward to each time you visit. It could be the modern Australian cuisine in the indoor dining room or a hearty meal in the outdoor garden area. You can sample craft beer in the…

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Mar
31
2019

Florida day trips to keep you busy for a day

By United States /

Florida may be the theme park capital of the world, but it also has so much to offer by the way of day trips from Florida. Forget about fighting the crowds at Disney Land and Universal Studios. Instead, go on an adventure with one of the popular Florida days trips that locals recommend. Hire a car from Miami Airport and you’ll have the freedom to visit beaches, forests and other attractions that only locals know about. Here’s our list of the top five Florida day trips. Ginnie Springs 5 and a half hrs north of Miami Airport Florida has hundreds of freshwater springs and Ginnie Springs is definitely one of the state’s best. Relax at Ginnie Springs and swim in the clear, blue waters. It’s also a popular spot for kayakers, snorkelers, open-water divers and cave divers. It has an intricate and extensive limestone cave system and many turtles and wading birds. The nature park is open year-round and entry incurs a small fee….

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