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  1. The Perfect Summer Beach Body

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        Summer is here, and you will soon off on holiday enjoying the sun and working on your tan. You might feel a sense of panic that you haven’t been working out as much as you should’ve. The “six-pack” you wanted to have to impress all of your friends at the beach looks more like a one-pack. Don’t worry it’s not too late to turn heads at your getaway destination resort.   We’ve teamed up with Fit Gurus to bring you some fab training tips to help you get into shape!   Areas to work ok:   When it comes to the whole “beach body” look, most people concentrate on these areas   Stomach / Abs:   Women often query about the lower abs in particular and want to flatten, tone and tighten their whole stomach. Men want to look chiseled and v-shaped, with broad shoulders and tight abs.     Ass / Glutes: Read more…


  2. Take Your Pic

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      We love this idea by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) aimed at making younger travellers more aware of their safety on holiday. They’ve launched this campaign asking travellers to post selfies using hashtags #holidaywin and #holidayfail.   #holidaywin is holidaymakers having fun, encouraging others to be prepared with insurance, advice and knowing their limits.   Drug-free = hassle-free #holidaywin   #holidayfail is holidaymakers who failed! Warning others to beware of certain scenarios; for example ending up in hospital after getting their drink spiked.   From bar to hospital- drink spiked #holidayfail   Competition The FCO are also giving away a selfie stick every week during the summer season, so have a go!   There are several other hashtags that can be used to post your selfies, so have a look at them all on here hellotakeyourpic.tumblr.com   We all lower our boundaries and behave differently on holiday but sometimes they can lead to disasters, so keep Read more…


  3. Travel Insurance – Do you declare your asthma?

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      I read an article recently about this poor guy who had a seizure on holiday and unfortunately the travel insurance he had was invalid as he hadn’t admitted his pre-existing medical condition. His family now have a medical bill of over £50,000 and it grows daily. How scary for his poor family.   Well today I set about buying my travel insurance for me and my little girl. I know travel insurance is important as I work in the industry and see these horror stories, but when I was filling out the form I nearly fell into the same trap as this poor guy. I have asthma, only mild so it never even occurred to me that I would need to mention it. It only came to light when I actually read the part that asks about pre-existing medical conditions and it mentioned asthma.   I so nearly skipped past that section as I Read more…


  4. Win £250 Leisure Vouchers for the Summer

    July 10, 2015 by
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      Are things a bit tight this summer? Are the kids demanding days out that you just can’t afford? We might be able to help as this July we’re running one of our biggest competitions yet, we’re giving away £250 in Leisure Vouchers! These can be used at literally hundreds of places; from Beefeater to TGI Fridays, Butlins to Premier Inns and Blackpool Pleasure Beach to Legoland (click here for full list).   How to enter Easy, all you have to do is fill in the form below and keep your fingers crossed! Alternatively you can enter via our Facebook page.   Sorry this competition is now closed     Where would you go? Good Luck!     Who can enter You must be over 18 and a UK resident.   Full Terms and Conditions This competition is open to UK residents over the age of 18 only. (Except employees of Carrentals.co.uk and their relatives) No purchase Read more…


  5. The Passport Hustle

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      The sun’s out and we’re all getting the holiday bug. Are you going abroad this year? If so, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are trying to make us all a bit more Passport Aware.    The FCO have released these top tips to keep your passport and valuables safe this summer: Be aware of your surroundings and strangers taking an interest in you Don’t damage your passport as it won’t be valid for travelling Lock your passport away when you get to your destination Make two photocopies of your passport; leave one with a friend back home and take the other with you (might be worth taking a photo of it on your phone aswell) Check with the FCO what requirements your destination require for entry; how many months need to be on your passport, visa etc Fill in the part of your passport that holds emergency contact details   They have also Read more…


  6. It’s all Greek to me!

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      Are you off to Greece or one of the islands this summer and are a bit worried about the news that they’re in trouble with the EU? Don’t panic too much, especially if you’re going to one of the gorgeous little islands as you can cover yourself by doing a few simple things.     Take cash Just in case the banking system does close in Greece you will be ok if you have plenty of cash (euros and a bit of sterling) to hand. Take your cards as usual but be aware some places may be unable to take them and the ATM’s won’t be full of cash!   Get Insured As soon as you book your holiday, get insured! You’ll be covered if they have to cancel your holiday or if a strike affects your plans. The FCO warn “There are regular strikes. These are sometimes called at short notice and can Read more…


  7. Win a Helicopter Flying Lesson for Father’s Day

    June 11, 2015 by
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      Have you sorted your Father’s Day present out yet? I know, men are so hard to buy for, and the usual bottle of whisky or DVD has been done too many times now. Well maybe this year you could win the Best Present Award by winning our fabulous competition. How about a Tactical Helicopter Flying Lesson?   How do you enter? All you have to do to enter is either go to our Facebook page or fill in the form below. Entries must be in by Thursday 18th June, the competition closes at midnight on this date. Items marked with a red asterisk (*) are required. 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 would like to receive information via email from carrentals.co.uk   What do you get? Whoever gets this present Read more…


  8. Glastonbury – don’t camp near the toilets!

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      Tickets for this years Glastonbury festival sold out in 25 minutes, all 135,000 off them! If you’re a music lover then this is the hot ticket to have. Did you know: Tickets for the first Glastonbury in 1970 cost £1 and only 1500 attended, today the tickets cost £225.     Pre-Glastonbury fun   Planning is essential to enjoy Glastonbury. Please don’t think you can just pack your carrier bag on the morning of the 24th June and everything will be fine. If there’s a group of you going then work out in advance who’s got the tent and camping equipment, who’s driving, and who’s got the tickets.     What to pack?   Glastonbury is famous for the bizarre weather so you need clothes for every eventuality but please don’t think you can take a suitcase full for the weekend. You have to carry this along with your tent, sleeping bag, food and Read more…