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Guide to skiing at Whistler


Whistler is one of the world’s greatest skiing destinations. Spend a weekend in the snow and you’ll never want to leave. There’s no need to stress about all the details such as where to hire your equipment or where to stay. We have it all sorted!
Once you fly into Vancouver airport, pick up a hire car and drive 2 hours north to Whistler. Here are five things you need to know before you stay there.
Where to hire your gear
Finding the right gear is perhaps going to be the most important part of your trip. While in Vancouver […]

Great day trips from London


London is one of the world’s greatest cities. With attractions like Big Ben, London Bridge and Buckingham Palace, there’s plenty to keep you pulled into the city centre. However, time never seems to stop in London, and that brings with it a whole lot of noise, tourists and journey to England isn’t complete unless you venture out into the countryside, full of rolling green hills and quaint villages.
Book a hire car from Heathrow Airport and head out on one of these five great day trips.
Drive two hours south west of London and you’ll find one of the world’s […]

On the road in Chicago and surrounds – DriveNow Blog

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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 […]

5 things to do in San Francisco

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San Francisco is one of California’s most visited cities – and for good reason. It’s famous for it’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and hilly landscape.
Pick up a hire car from San Francisco Airport and explore this amazing city by visiting these five attractions.
Cable cars
When you’re tired of walking up those hills, you can always turn to a cable car for an enjoyable rest. These are a National Historic Landmark, which treats you to amazing views of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island and Fisherman’s Wharf, to name a few attractions. Jump off at Mason and Washington Streets […]

Top eats in Washington DC


Heading to Washington DC for your next holiday? Visiting the capital city of the United States is an incredible opportunity which every traveller should experience. Even more important is the need to explore the city’s best restaurants while you’re there.
Hire a car from Washington DC Airport and explore these top eats in Washington DC.
Through blending centuries old tradition with modern, cutting-edge creativity, Ambar proudly serves up the “flavour of the Balkans”, which tempts all your senses. It’s held the number one spot on TripAdvisor for some time now, which means a night out at Ambar should be at the […]

London calling – 5 top restaurants you must experience


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 […]

Five great apps for life on the road


Life on the road can be stressful and difficult at times, especially if you find it difficult to plan ahead and organise what you’re doing. But this can all be fixed. Download these five great apps to turn your road trip into the easiest and most enjoyable holiday yet!
Petrol Spy Australia
Search for petrol prices across Australia’s capital cities. Other app users report petrol prices using this app, so you can compare prices at each fuel station in any postcode. It’s always nice if you return the favour and update fuel prices to help the next traveller. Doing so could also score you […]

Best campsites on New Zealand’s North Island

Young family, father and mother with two children camping in a tent outdoors.

Lovely campsites with scenic views are scattered across New Zealand’s countryside. Pick up your New Zealand car rental from any one of NZ’s major cities, travel around and make sure you spend some time at these locations.
Here are five of the best campsites on New Zealand’s North Island.
Whakapapa Holiday Park
Set in the Togariro National Park, which is New Zealand’s oldest national park, you’ll find this idyllic camping ground nestled in a beech forest. Base yourself at the Whakapapa Holiday Park to explore the nearby Tongariro Alpine Crossing or the Tongariro Northen Circuit hiking trails.
Hot Water Beach Camping Ground
Hot Water […]

Five unmissable chocolate factories in Melbourne and surrounds


THEY say woman rated chocolate higher than sex in a recent survey (Women’s Health Mag) giving a whole new meaning to the saying “I’ll have what she’s having”.  The humble cocoa bean clearly isn’t just a pretty face!
So where best to experience this love affair with the converted cocoa bean? A chocolate factory, of course, and there are plenty around Melbourne that must be on your hit-list. Try these.
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery
35 Old Healesville Road, Yarra Glen
Head out Old Healesville Road in the Yarra Valley and you’ll stumble across this gem at which free […]

Beat the heat with these five Australian beaches

Sunset stroll on Cable Beach, Broome

The sun is peaking and temperatures are spiking into the 30s and 40s as we near the halfway mark of summer. There’s a great solution to all that if you’re on the road Down Under and it’s a five letter word – beach! Here are five worth splashing about it in to beat the heat.
1. Cable Beach
Broome, WA
A beach is a beach, until you reach Cable Beach in Broome, that is, when you realise beaches throughout the world can be very different indeed. The burnt orange sunsets set this place apart from others along its 22km stretch […]

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