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Great road trips from Paris

Pointe du Hoc, cape Hoc. D-day, Nrmandy, France

Most people travel to France to see Paris, one of the world’s most famous cities. But few take advantage of the chance to hire a car in Paris and discover this beautiful country by road at their own pace.
Here are five great road trips from Paris. Remember, allow extra time because you’re sure to come across plenty of unexpected wonders.
Normandy (pictured)

Travel two and a half hours west of Paris and you’ll discover one of the country’s most beautiful coastal drives. There are several landmarks, from the famous island monastery Mont-Saint-Michel to the so-called D-Day beaches where some of the most […]

Top 5 things to do in Berlin

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This German city has plenty of great things to offer. Hire a car from Berlin Airport and add these five things to your to do list.
Potsdam
Just 25km southwest of Berlin are spectacular gardens and palaces. Spend the day exploring the residences where Prussian kings and German Kaisers lived until 1918. Among the highlights is Sanssouci Palace. Built in 1745, it’s complete with an incredible centre dome, circular rooms at each end and a grand courtyard. You can take a self-guided tour with an audio guide to learn about the fascinating history.
Brandenburg Gate (pictured)
The Brandenburger Tor is an icon of […]

10 upcoming events in South Australia you can’t miss

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Who’s up for some fun in South Australia in coming months? Start planning your holiday with these great upcoming events, book your Adelaide car rental and prepare for a blast in late Winter and Spring.
SALA Festival
1-31 August, statewide
The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is the largest visual arts festival in Australia. Its extensive state-wide program of visual arts involves more than 3000 artists and 500 venues that celebrate the diverse talents of South Australian artists. Don’t miss your chance to journey through some of this year’s best collections, held in various places and spaces to […]

5 wild Cairns adventures for kids in a campervan – DriveNow Blog

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Cairns is the perfect place to explore in a campervan with the kids. Hire a campervan from Cairns Airport. You can also hire a vehicle from Port Douglas. Begin your wild adventure by visiting these five incredible places.
Kuranda Butterfly Sanctuary
The butterfly sanctuary in Kuranda is Australia’s biggest butterfly farm. It’s also home to the country’s largest walk-through aviary. Step inside and you’ll be surrounded by about 1500 butterflies. Spot these beautiful insects in all colours, including the magnificent, bright blue Ulysses. Make sure you wear bright clothes and they won’t stop landing on you!
Snorkelling at Green Island, off […]

Whales are all the rage along the NSW coastline this winter

Whale breaching NSW. Photo courtesy of Wild About Whales

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 […]

Fabulous festivals in Seattle and surrounds – DriveNow Blog

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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!

Five things to do in Liverpool and surrounds – DriveNow Blog

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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 […]

Great holiday ideas in Leicester – DriveNow Blog

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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 […]

On the road out of Vegas – 5 hot spots within two hours

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The glitzy strip and bright lights of Vegas are like magnets for all of America’s fast cars and even faster women and men, but if you can look away and beyond there are some great short trips just around the corner. Here are five within an hour once you jump in that car rental and hit the open road.

Valley of Fire (pictured)

Meander through the mesmerising Valley Of Fire, Nevada’s oldest state park, with countless moments of nature’s beauty smacking you in the senses. The park earnt its name from its fiery red sandstone, formed from fossilised […]

London calling – 5 top restaurants you must experience

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London’s food scene is calling you…
You’ll find an endless selection of trendy cafes, bars, fine restaurants and casual eateries on every street. With so many choices, we’ve compiled a quick guide on which of the best restaurants you must experience in London.
Pick up a hire car from Heathrow Airport and check out these five hot restaurants during your stay in London.
Galvin at Windows (pictured)
Since opening in 2006, the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane has become one of the most talked about food destinations. Galvin at Windows has a stylish interior which takes you […]

 
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