Renting a car has many perks. If you are traveling anywhere with your family or friends, it is very useful to have a car at hand. You have the freedom of managing your own time, peace of mind, not relying on anything else for transportation, the comfort of packing as much as you want, the variety of options and the freedom of movement to go where you please without having to worry about bus schedules, waiting for an Uber, or the hustle of bringing your own car. Oh wait! Did I mention the freedom it gives? As you can tell, that is one of the biggest things for me when deciding on transportation while visiting any place.
What if I were to tell you that you could get a free holiday driving around the beautiful west coast of Australia? Hard to believe isn’t it? Well it’s true. Motorhome relocation is beneficial to both the rental company and the person relocating. Many people don’t do round trips when they hire a campervan (or car), which leaves the car stranded in a location where the rental company don’t want it to be. That’s where you come in. The rental company will offer very cheap rates (as low as $5 a day), free fuel and enough time for you to get the campervan back where it came from. In other words, you are getting an almost free road-trip.
For example, there is the option to relocate to motorhome from Cairns, Queensland all the way down south to Melbourne, Victoria for just $1 a day! Not only that, there is $300 of fuel included – and you have 5 day to make your way down the beautiful east coast of Australia. The 38 hour (or 3500KM) drive will take you through some of Australia’s most beautiful coastal cities – with enough time to stop over at nearly all of them.
When you're a seasoned traveler, there's a few things you pick up that make just about every trip you take a little bit easier from here on out. And there's also plenty of mistakes you can still make along your next trip, no matter how seasoned you are, but with that in mind, here are some of my own travel tips to help keep you prepared on your next trip (in no particular order):
You may read my more in-depth guide here – it’s full of various tips and tricks.
Book early, be flexible, and save a lot
This aspect of airfare has yet to change. The earlier you book, the better off you will be as far as price goes. For me, I typically can work around my dates a bit to save as much money as I can, although it’s not always that easy for most travelers. If you can book early, be flexible about your flight schedule, and this might be the biggest money saving option for you.
If you’re eager to venture away from flying, the usual mode of transport to one holiday destination, then maybe a cruise is the mode of transport for you. Surrounded by beautiful scenic views and being able to visit different ports, it’s no surprise that cruise holidays remain a popular way to travel.
When planning a holiday, most people compare the prices of catching a plane or taking the train. However, there’s one mode of transport that’s often overlooked, even though it remains one of the cheapest and most reliable – ferries. With just a channel of water separating France and the UK, catching a ferry from one side to the other is a viable option. To find out exactly how the cost – and everything else – of taking the ferry differs from flying, take a look at the infographic below, brought to you by Brittany Ferries.
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