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Quirky Paris attractions you must visit

You know of all the most famous Paris attractions. There’s the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and The Louvre, to name a few. But did you know there are so many unconventional things to see and do.
Find a cheap car hire deal at Paris Airport so you can travel off the well-worn path to experience these quirky Paris attractions.
Explore the Catacombes de Paris
Authorities believe more than 300 km of tunnels exist underneath the streets of Paris. This maze of tunnels are full of mystery and some areas are open to public tours. It includes a section that has […]

5 ways to play in Houston

During your next visit to Texas, make sure you stop over in Houston. Pick up your hire car from Houston Airport. Then just make your way to these exciting destinations.
Space Center Houston (pictured)
This is Houston’s most popular attraction for international tourists. The Space Center houses a collection of 400 artefacts from space. This includes spacecraft and the largest public display of moon rocks. You’ll also learn about the country’s fascinating space history and the technological advances. You can also take a behind-the-scenes look at NASA with the Level Nine Tour.
Houston Arboretum and Nature Centre
This 155-acre nature sanctuary teaches […]

5 Great Ways To Discover Byron Bay in NSW

A beautiful beachside town famous with backpackers for its laid-back vibe and enviable year-round weather, Byron is also a crackerjack holiday spot for everyone from families to grey nomads and friends on the loose. At mainland Australia’s furthest point, visitors do more than admire the Cape Byron Lighthouse that sits atop the headland, dividing the uncrowded beaches stretching miles north and south of the township.
No.1 Whale Watching
The perfect place for whale watching, Byron Bay is arguably unmatched as the east coast’s premier spot to sight a pod of humpbacks. While you can join one of the intimate […]

Looking for some great travel apps? Here are seven to consider for iPhone and Android

Tripomatic – Australia & New Zealand Trip Planner
Tripomatic is the easiest way to formulate your own travel itinerary as you’re cruising around Australia and New Zealand – you can plan a trip in minutes. Check out all the attractions, explore sights with opening hours, photos, contact info, maps and much more.
goCatch
Here’s an Aussie-made app revolutionising the way we score a taxi and it’s “catching on”, if you’ll pardon the pun, in other parts of the world outside Australia including Singapore and Croatia. The app identifies where taxis are on the goCatch map – and finds your own […]

Seven stunning lookouts in Australia

WHEN it comes to lookouts Down Under, there may not be another country in the world that matches Australia for sheer diversity and absolute stunning sights whether be inland or coastal. We fetch seven from throughout the continent to consider during that next road trip.
1. Staircase to the Moon (WA, pictured)
One of the world’s great mystical wonders for sightseeing, visit Broome in the north-west from March to October and you can witness the Staircase to the Moon, a natural phenomenon when the moon rises over the mudflats at Roebuck Bay at low tide.
2. Echo Point (NSW)

Visit the Sydney Flower Market for a splash of colour and sweet scents

The Sydney Flower Market in Flemington is without a doubt one of the most colourful markets you’ll come across in Sydney, perhaps even Australia. Get out of bed at the crack of dawn and make your way to Flemington to make sure you don’t miss out on the market’s beautiful colours and the sweet, flowery scents that fill the air.
Address: 250-318 Parramatta Rd, Flemington
Trading hours: Open Monday to Saturday, 5am – 11am but most stores start closing around 10am
About the market: The Sydney Flower Market is Australia’s largest market for fresh cut flowers. While the market supplies flowers to florists […]

Campervan Hire in the Top End – Travel Tips

If you are planning a campervan holiday in the Top End of the Northern Territory and exploring more remote locations, here are some tips from our experience on the road. Much of this applies to travel any way in remote Australia. If you have ideas and tips you’d like to share, please send them into [email protected]
Tips:

Walk round and thoroughly check your Campervan rental before you leave the branch. Take photos of any existing external scratches or damage. Check inside that everything is working. Your campervan supplier will be helpful and will work with you on this […]

5 Australian caravan parks with killer views so good you won't be able to return home

With a campervan rental in Australia at the ready, there are plenty of parks dishing up views that are a feast for the eyes. Here are five to ponder when considering where to park your campervan while cruising Down Under.
VICTORIA – Cowes Caravan Park, Phillip Island
CAN anything top the sound of waves lapping at the shoreline and views right over the Western Port bay? It’s the recipe for a perfect night’s sleep – right after you’ve exhausted yourself exploring beautiful Philip Island in the morning and afternoon. Cowes Caravan Park is a beauty, just over two hours south of Melbourne, […]

Three of the worst places to visit in Victoria if you're trying to give up chocolate

WILLY Wonka and his chocolate factory started the rot for many chocaholics, and the sprouting of chocolate factories throughout Australia means there’s no escaping the lure of the cocoa bean. Let’s face it – good chocolate is worth the drive! And Victoria in Australia is as good as place as any for unforgettable chocky experiences.
So, you’ve flown into Melbourne airport and picked up a hire car but not sure where all the oompa loompas are plying their craft? Here are five destinations worth the road trip …and the sugar hit, among other reasons to stay around and explore Melbourne […]

Girls just wanna have fun: 5 great Aussie road trips

CYNDI Lauper made the call back in 1983 and there’s no doubt one of the best ways for girls who wanna have fun Down Under is to head off on the great Aussie road trip. But where to go?
With Spring in the air and Summer just around the corner, I called upon five friends from five different Australian states and asked the question: What’s your ultimate girls’ weekend road trip getaway after you grab a car hire at the airport? Here are their answers …

VICTORIA
Daylesford. A 90 minute drive from Melbourne along Western Hwy/C141 […]

 
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