Just You launches travel trade solo experience

Just You launches travel trade solo experience

Friday, 21 October 2016 14:00

Just You h...

Spontaneous people are happier according to Snaptrip survey

Spontaneous people are happier according…

Friday, 21 October 2016 11:00

Spontaneous people are often believed to lead more exciting or glamorous lifestyles and a new study has confirmed that they are happier in all aspects of their lives.

Top Brighton attractions on Combi-Saver tickets for half term

Top Brighton attractions on Combi-Saver …

Friday, 21 October 2016 09:00

Visitors to Brighton this October half term can save up to 20% on its top three paid-for attractions with combination tickets now available for British Airways i360, SEA LIFE Brighton...

Free cabin upgrades with Cosmos Tours

Free cabin upgrades with Cosmos Tours

Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:00

There still’s time for agents to book a Croisieurope river cruise for their customers with a free cabin upgrade on a range of river cruises throughout Europe, when booked with...

Last minute autumn breaks available at Haven

Last minute autumn breaks available at H…

Thursday, 20 October 2016 11:00

Agents can still give their customers a last minute family break this autumn from £99 when booking a Haven holiday between now and November 5.

Skiers urged to head east for best piste costs reveals new report

Skiers urged to head east for best piste…

Thursday, 20 October 2016 08:00

Cash-conscious skiers can avoid the slippery slope of higher prices for their annual downhill trip by heading to ski resorts in Eastern Europe.

Design an anniversary poster for DFDS competition

Design an anniversary poster for DFDS co…

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 14:00

Ferry operator, DFDS, is putting out a call to professional and amateur artists to create a poster that will be used in their 150th anniversary celebrations this year.

Savings on worldwide adventures with Explore

Savings on worldwide adventures with Exp…

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 11:00

Explore has launched a new collection of worldwide adventures with a launch offer of up to 10% discount on all new trips booked by November 7.

New route to Seattle makes it one to watch for 2017

New route to Seattle makes it one to wat…

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 09:12

Seattle is expected to be one of the fastest growing US destinations for UK travellers next year with a Virgin Atlantic direct non-stop daily flight launching March 2017, new hotel...

Air Transat launches 2017 programme with increased connections across Canada

Air Transat launches 2017 programme with…

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:04

Air Transat has expanded its programme of flights from the UK to Canada with increased capacity and connections for travel in 2017.

Oceania Cruises reduces single supplement fares

Oceania Cruises reduces single supplemen…

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:02

Oceania Cruises has launched a reduced single supplement promotion for solo travellers, with guests offered single supplements fares from 25% on seven itineraries, booked before December 31.

Mall of America welcomes arrival of MythBusters

Mall of America welcomes arrival of Myth…

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:00

Running throughout autumn until January 15, 2017, visitors can ignite their curiosity and discover whether they can really huff and puff to blow a house down; if running in the...

Emirates to launch new daily service to Fort Lauderdale

Emirates to launch new daily service to …

Monday, 17 October 2016 11:00

Emirates has announced that it will launch a daily service between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, on December 15, serving the South Florida area, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami and...

New tours in UK & Europe from Back-Roads Touring

New tours in UK & Europe from Back-R…

Monday, 17 October 2016 08:42

Small group tour specialist Back-Roads Touring has launched its summer 2017 brochure to reveal a unique line up of new itineraries in Switzerland, Scandinavia, the Baltics, France, Iberia and Russia.

Star studded cruise line up from CMV in 2017

Star studded cruise line up from CMV in …

Friday, 14 October 2016 10:16

Cruise & Maritime Voyages has announced five star-studded cruises for 2017 following the arrival of its new main brochure.

Non-stop flights to Manchester from SIA

Non-stop flights to Manchester from SIA

Friday, 14 October 2016 10:11

Singapore Airlines will fly non-stop between Singapore and Manchester from October 30 as part of its northern winter schedule.

Given the very nature of Europe, there’s no better way to travel around the continent than by car. If you have a great car to call your own, you can take in the views on your journey whilst driving down some of the best roads in the world.

The freedom driving provides is perfect for those looking for a relaxed holiday spent at your own pace. Combine that with your favourite collection of songs and a car full of your favourite friends and family, and you’re set to have a brilliant holiday.

The ultimate escape
For Brits in particular, a driving trip around Europe is so appealing thanks to the spanning, often deserted roads hidden within gorgeous scenery, which you just don’t get in the United Kingdom. Italy offers some amazing mountain-side roads, while France provides incomparable countryside.

The only limits are the ones you set yourself; you don’t have to worry about train or plane times; you can take breaks and visit tourist spots whenever you wish to! Often the best spots are hidden away in the smaller villages which you can miss, but can happen to come across during car journeys.

Staying aware
If you’re planning to take on Europe by car , it’s essential you learn the rules of the road well for each country you plan on visiting. While we might think here in the UK driving is difficult, it is nothing compared to some European countries.
Many of the main tourist hotspots in Europe have a lower speed limit than you’ll find in Blighty, which will come as a surprise for some. Meanwhile, UK citizens are used to jumping into the car with nothing but their driving license to be concerned about with bringing, but many in Europe must effectively fill their cars extra materials to comply with laws.

Paying the price
While there are both fines and points systems in the UK, the times these are implemented in certain European countries can vary. Plus, you can expect to hand out some pretty heavy fines for breaking what you may consider to be a minor offense, such as not wearing a seatbelt or using a phone whilst in the car.

Driving around Europe can be as rewarding an experience as you make it. Put in the effort to stay within the laws, study the local culture and you will have an amazing trip. Enjoy!

If you're going on holiday abroad, then you'll need to rent a car. If you're going on holiday a little closer to home, and are travelling by car, then it makes sense to take one that's not only practical, but great fun too. Planning ahead is the key to having the right car for your holiday, and thankfully, there's a website perfect for this job.

Autoweb.co.uk allows you to search for hundreds of quality used cars, bikes and vans, through several different criteria and listed through reputable dealers. This allows you to filter past cars that aren't up to standard and focus on the ones that are.
For the best holiday car, striking a balance between practicality and fun is key.

For larger families a Land Rover would be great, as would a Seat Altea, and for couples a hot hatch such as a Fiat Abarth 500 or two-seater sports car such as a Mazda MX-5 would be ideal. Essentially, so long as your car has a boot big enough to take a suitcase, and enough sears to accommodate all passengers, it is perfect for a holiday. Consider also your mileage; if you're driving 300 or so miles, an economical diesel saloon may be suited to your journey.

For more information see www.autoweb.co.uk

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