August 2012
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Loire Valley Toll Roads - A Guide to Tolls in the Loire Valley

Kellie Hodge
Posted: August 30, 2012 by Kellie Hodge | with 0 comments
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Travel writer, customer service guru, Kellie knows the ins and outs of car rental and always happy to share her knowledge on our blog. Favourite country to visit: Spain.

The Loire Valley is a popular destination with British travellers for many reasons. There, the River Loire snakes its way slowly through verdant countryside dotted with chateaux built in the Middle Ages, initially to ward off attackers and then as fabulously opulent stately homes, scene of many elaborate parties that often ruined the owners, forcing them to sell to the next set of nouveau riche.

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Tolls Roads in Cote D' Azur - A Guide to Tolls in the French Riviera

Kellie Hodge
Posted: August 30, 2012 by Kellie Hodge | with 0 comments
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Travel writer, customer service guru, Kellie knows the ins and outs of car rental and always happy to share her knowledge on our blog. Favourite country to visit: Spain.

The Cote d’Azur or the French Riviera as it is often called, is a stretch of coastline from Toulon in the west to the Italian border, east of Menton. Beyond the border it becomes, unsurprisingly, the Italian Riviera. With the beautiful scenery of the hills behind the coast with their cork forests, citrus and olive groves and fields of heavily perfumed lavender, the region is very popular with tourists.

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Toll Roads in Brittany - Getting To and Around Brittany

Kellie Hodge
Posted: August 30, 2012 by Kellie Hodge | with 0 comments
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Travel writer, customer service guru, Kellie knows the ins and outs of car rental and always happy to share her knowledge on our blog. Favourite country to visit: Spain.

Brittany is a dramatic and beautiful part of north western France and is often compared with Cornwall in the UK for the similarity of its landscape and its culture including the local Breton language.  

With beautiful sandy beaches embraced by rocky headlands and soaring cliffs, it’s a photographer’s dream and one of the most popular destinations for British holidaymakers and those who’ve bought second homes in France.

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French Toll Roads - A Guide Toll Roads in France

Kellie Hodge
Posted: August 30, 2012 by Kellie Hodge | with 3 comments
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Travel writer, customer service guru, Kellie knows the ins and outs of car rental and always happy to share her knowledge on our blog. Favourite country to visit: Spain.

Thankfully for the cash strapped motorist Britain has generally avoided the further financial burden of toll roads but anyone who has driven in France and Europe as a whole is likely to have encountered the péage motorway routes where, in exchange for your euros you can enjoy direct A to B motoring with reduced traffic and pothole free roads.

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One Small Step for Man - Neil Armstrong

Kellie Hodge
Posted: August 28, 2012 by Kellie Hodge | with 0 comments
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Travel writer, customer service guru, Kellie knows the ins and outs of car rental and always happy to share her knowledge on our blog. Favourite country to visit: Spain.

To the youth of today, the passing of Neil Armstrong may well earn the comment ‘Neil who?’ but for the older generations, his death, aged 82, from complications following a heart operation, marks the end of an era that some believe will never be repeated.

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Too Hot This Summer? Cool Summer Holiday Destinations

Kellie Hodge
Posted: August 21, 2012 by Kellie Hodge | with 0 comments
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Travel writer, customer service guru, Kellie knows the ins and outs of car rental and always happy to share her knowledge on our blog. Favourite country to visit: Spain.

Don’t the British love talking, or more correctly; complaining, about the weather. After the worst summer in living memory when many considered part exchanging their car for a family canoe, we’ve now got fabulous, almost tropical weather – well at least the southeast of England has. Cue the complaints about it being too hot; can’t sleep at night; takes ages to water the garden etc. Having considered jetting off somewhere warm and dry early in the summer, some people are already looking to escape to somewhere cool until normal service is resumed.

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Olympic Games Legacy - What Next for London 2012?

Kellie Hodge
Posted: August 15, 2012 by Kellie Hodge | with 0 comments
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Travel writer, customer service guru, Kellie knows the ins and outs of car rental and always happy to share her knowledge on our blog. Favourite country to visit: Spain.

London 2012 may have appeared to finish but there are two strands of the story that remain to be told. On the 29th August, for twelve days, the Paralympics take place when hundreds of athletes who are unable to compete on the same level as able bodied athletes will get their chance for glory. If you thought the athletes at the main games were brave, determined and self-sacrificing then just wait for the Paralympics to begin. They’ll get as dazzling an opening night and a heartfelt send off to congratulate them on the blood sweat and tears shed in pursuing Olympic glory.

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London 2012 Medal Table - Surprise Olympic Medals!

Kellie Hodge
Posted: August 10, 2012 by Kellie Hodge | with 0 comments
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Travel writer, customer service guru, Kellie knows the ins and outs of car rental and always happy to share her knowledge on our blog. Favourite country to visit: Spain.

The curtain has come down on the closing ceremony for London 2012 and after nearly a decade of preparation for what was hoped to be the greatest sporting spectacle on earth, the games ended with the biggest audio and visual spectacle on earth. Amidst the fireworks and retro music, the jury has returned its verdict on the games. The overriding opinion is that it’s been a huge success, many saying that it eclipsed Sydney 2000, supposedly the best games ever, and has been a spectacular showcase for Britain in the Queen’s Jubilee year. As you might expect though, it’s not been without its ups and downs; from the use of the wrong Korean flag to questionable judging decisions, occasional drugs cheats and petulant athletes.

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Will Curiosity Get The Better of Mars?

Kellie Hodge
Posted: August 10, 2012 by Kellie Hodge | with 0 comments
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Travel writer, customer service guru, Kellie knows the ins and outs of car rental and always happy to share her knowledge on our blog. Favourite country to visit: Spain.

When you go on holiday, nothing gives you more freedom than a hire car and if you really want to see life off the beaten track, a four wheel drive car is essential but how about a six wheel drive vehicle in the ultimate holiday destination?

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Olympic Greats - The Best Olympians We Will Ever See?

Kellie Hodge
Posted: August 06, 2012 by Kellie Hodge | with 0 comments
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Travel writer, customer service guru, Kellie knows the ins and outs of car rental and always happy to share her knowledge on our blog. Favourite country to visit: Spain.

Michael Phelps, the American swimmer has just completed – and won his last Olympic race before retiring from the sport. He won 18 gold medals in a career that spanned four Olympic Games and has been touted as the greatest ever Olympian but is being the best all about the haul of gold medals or are there other benchmarks we should consider before making the final decision? Four other Olympians could challenge Phelps for the title but for different reasons:

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