1. Beware of the Holiday Blues!

    sad dogs

        What’s the first thing you do when you get home after your holiday? Obviously this differs greatly depending on whether your male or female! If all you do when you get home if get the suitcases out of the car and then go straight to catch up with ‘normal’ telly  then you’re going to have more time to think about it. If you spend the next 3 days washing sand, sun cream and sangria out of everybody’s clothes, then re-stocking the cupboards, fridge and then getting everybody ready to go back to work or school…well your holiday blues won’t hit you for a while!   Source So what do you do when the blues hit? Upload all your pictures onto the computer to remind you what a wonderful place it was. Stick you pictures on social media to show all your friends what a wonderful place it was? Visit your friends and relatives to Read more…

  2. Win Kids Travel Games for October Break

    October 13, 2014 by
    blog travel games

      Do you have a road trip planned with the kids during the next holidays at the end of October? If so, but the thought of a four hour drive with the kids sends shivers down your spine then you should enter our new competition starting on Monday 13th October to be in with a chance to win 1 of 3 travelling games. ‘Are We There Yet’ is a classic I-Spy game for kids on the move!  Hopefully it will keep them occupied for most of the journey?   What do I need to do? Simply like our Facebook page and enter through there or fill in the form below. Don’t forget to share with your friends on Facebook to receive 3 bonus entries aswell!   Title Mr Mrs Ms Miss Dr Given Name (forename) * Family Name (surname) * Email Address * Confirm your email address * Postcode * Date of Birth * Enter what you see in the image * I Read more…

  3. Stop being that annoying passenger!

    crowded cabin

        We’ve all seen the posts on social media regarding naming and shaming passengers on airplanes who do revolting things with toe nails clippings and feet. So I thought it would be good idea to have a list of things NOT to do on your next flight! We all know that we don’t get much room as it is on board so a little bit of etiquette goes a long way.   Source Do NOT clips your nails, fingers or toes, revolting. Going along with the personal hygience thing, do not get your ladyshave out and shave your legs or armpits either! This applies to men aswell – no shaving! Please remain fully clothed throughout the flight. Nobody wants to be trapped on a plane with you if you have your moobs on show! Your picture will be all over Facebook and Twitter within minutes and the comments won’t be pretty! There are better Read more…

  4. Trying to avoid ‘Out of Hours’ fees?

    money and time

      None of us like paying more than we think we should, do we? Sometimes these fees are inevitable and trying to avoid them only leads to stress and delaying that important start to your holiday.     I’m talking about ‘Out of Hours’ fees. Most of the Rental Desks close for the evening, it’s their least busy period and manning them 24 hours a day would only increase everybody’s fee. So if you’re flying in on the 23.30 from Manchester you have to let them know, by entering your Flight Number when you make your booking. They’ll then get one of the staff to drag themselves out of bed, get into the airport and wait for you to process your pick up!     If they close the desk at 8pm and you’re landing at 7.30pm, please don’t think that you’re going to be able to get off the plane, go through customs, reclaim Read more…

  5. Britain’s Beaches


      We all love to go to the beach to relax and soak up the sun, normally us Brits have to get on a plane to enjoy the sun part though. Not this year! Luckily this year has seen Britain basking in summer sunshine. Those who live close to a beach have been blessed and none more so if you live in Bournemouth (pic above). With it’s stunning seven miles of award winning golden beach, it’s no wonder that Bournemouth gets on average 3.5 millions visitors during the summer season! According to tripadvisor Bournesmouth’s Hengistbury Head is number 4 in the best of Britain’s beaches.     Number one you may ask? It was Rhoshili Bay on the Gower Peninsula in Swansea. One of the reviewers called it ‘a pearl in the oyster of the world’, but I think he was Welsh so obviously biased. I had a look at some of the pictures and he Read more…

  6. Life Hacks to Try On Your Holiday

    holiday relaxing

      “Life hacks” are simple tricks and tips designed to make your life easier, often using every day objects in ways that you’ve never thought of before. In this week’s blog we’ve gathered together a selection of the best ideas to try on your holiday- you’ll be surprised at how effective these simple tips can be!   A Little Music? You downloaded all your favourite holiday tunes onto your mobile phone, but you forgot to pack your speakers? Don’t waste money buying another set, just pop your phone into a clean, dry glass or glass bowl and its volume will be instantly amplified.   Chill Your Drinks in a Flash After a long hard day of sunbathing and sightseeing, there’s nothing better then sitting back and relaxing with a nice cool drink. But there is a problem – you’ve just done the shopping and the drinks aren’t chilled. Simply place your bottles in a sink Read more…

  7. A day in the life of a Rental Desk Assistant


      We all look forward to our holidays and hate delays and queues at the airport, we all get short tempered and stressed but have you ever looked at the Assistant behind the car rental desk and wonder why they look so miserable? Well let me explain how things work from the other side of the desk and maybe, just maybe you’ll see them in a different light. Imagine it’s a busy day, you’re going to be on your feet for the next 8 hours and your first customer hasn’t bought their driving licence! It’s also your fault because they didn’t read the terms and conditions so weren’t aware that they also needed to leave a deposit! The customer blames you for everything, including the bad experience with the toilet on the plane… This is just the start of the day from hell!     The next customer comes along, you smile and offer your Read more…

  8. #carrentalsroadtrip

    September 8, 2014 by
    win a fuji istax neo 90

      Have you got any great road trip pictures from your holidays on your mobile? Then it’s worth uploading some of those pictures onto Instagram and tagging them with #carrentalsroadtrip. This is all you have to do for your chance to win a Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 camera, there are also runner up prizes of £75 in Amazon vouchers and £30 in Pizza Hunt vouchers.     We’re running a new competition for the rest of September so you have time to sort through your phone for the best pictures, there is no limit to how many you upload either. If you’re planning a trip soon then get snapping and send us some pics, but don’t forget to tag them #carrentalsroadtrip. We’ll be putting some of the pics on our social media sites too during the competition so keep checking to see if your photo gets picked for the Pic of the Week! If you remember Read more…