June 2016
Recent Blog Posts

What car should I hire in the USA?

A holiday in the United States of America provides many opportunities for travel and discovery. With such a large expanse of country just waiting to be explored it is no wonder that the majority of visitors choose a rental car to make the most of their journey. Having your own hire car is by far the most convenient and economical way of exploring America.

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The Welsh Three Peaks Challenge: Our journey so far

Visiting The Wild Place on the outskirts of Bristol is a frequent highlight for my children and myself. We love the outdoor space, the innovative and educational learning environment and the possibilities for endless fun that it offers. It was during one such visit that I began to learn about The Wild Place’s appeal to raise money for a giraffe house to be built on the grounds in addition to conserving the giraffe species for generations to come.

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Sinkholes in Rome: What are they and why are they occurring?

Rome is Italy’s capital and a city well known for it’s influential and astounding architecture. Rome’s Geological good fortune meant it could build structures never before imagined. Underneath the city lie expansive quarries that house the building materials that led to Rome’s success: Tufo is a porous rock of volcanic origin and one of the first building materials used by the Romans. This material produced a type of concrete that enabled the Roman’s to build their empire.

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Mallorca Toll Roads – A guide to toll roads in Majorca

Most of the motorways or autopistas in Spain are toll roads. It is possible to pay for them with cash or credit card. The motorways undoubtedly save time, but if you are not in a hurry and you want to avoid the busy and fairly expensive tolls then try the dual-carriageway roads (autovias) these are prefixed with an E. All E roads are free of charge and have no toll.

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Austrian Toll Roads – A guide to toll roads in Austria

Austria has an excellent road system, making driving there a pleasurable experience. However all road users are subject to a toll when driving on the Austrian motorways (‘Autobahn’) and ‘S’ roads.

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Dutch Toll Roads – A guide to toll roads in The Netherlands

There are two toll-tunnels in The Netherlands: The Kiltunnel and the Westerscheldetunnel. To travel through the Kiltunnel at Dordrecht it costs €2.00 for a car or €1.45 if paying by card. The cost of driving through the Westerscheldetunnel is €5 for cars or €3.80 if you have an electronic tag.

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Polish Toll Roads – A guide to toll roads in Poland

There are only a small number of motorways in Poland, but it is important to know that they all have a toll charge. The motorways carrying a toll charge are the A1, A2, A4 and A8. The conditions of the roads in Poland are relatively good and access around Poland and to the German border is now possible with a recent motorway.

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Swiss Toll Roads – A guide to toll roads in Switzerland

In Switzerland road users must purchase a vignette in order to legally drive on the motorway network. This is a large sticker, which needs to be displayed on the left hand edge or behind the inside rear view mirror of the windscreen of the car.

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Irish Toll Roads – A guide to toll roads in Ireland

Ireland has eleven toll roads in total, with 10 of these being conventional barrier tolls. If your car has an electronic tag it is possible to drive straight through, with the other option being to pay with cash at the toll. The popular visitor city of Dublin has a barrier free toll on the M50, which is operated by eFlow. Residents and visitors to Ireland alike are both required to pay the road tolls.

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Australian Toll Roads - A Guide to Toll Roads in Australia

Toll roads are found in the states of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. They are used as popular routes through the highly visited areas of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. When travelling in and around these cities in your hire car it is important to remember you are responsible for the road toll fees and that failure to pay may result in a fine or an additional fee, including possible administration fees. Fees tend to vary between states

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