There are so many wonderful holiday destinations around the world, and it often seems a shame when so many tourists choose to do nothing more active than remain on the beach every day instead of enjoying a little exploration. For many of us, the whole point of a vacation is to find out more about the locale, and the best way to do that is by hiring a car.
A growing number of travelers are waking up to the realization that there is a whole new, fascinating world out there that’s just waiting to be discovered. A family holiday to a well-known resort is the perfect opportunity to relax and watch the world go by, but it’s sensible to set aside a day or two to check out the local area and to break up the routine of sunbathing.
One of the most popular destinations in the world is southern Spain, thanks in part to a sensational summer climate and a proliferation of long sandy beaches. The region around Marbella, for example, is one of the most naturally beautiful parts of Europe, yet it remains something of a hidden gem to thousands of tourists who choose not to explore it.
In the UK, millions of tourists visit the twin cities of London and Edinburgh every year, but only a small percentage of them venture away from the urban areas to view some of the most stunning countryside in the world. The Scottish Highlands is one region in particular which is spectacular, and provides a series of hugely impressive photo opportunities.
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Many people think about the South of France in terms of a millionaire’s playground which offers nothing but glitz, glamour and a rather expensive way of living, but this in only ever part of the truth. The coastline around Nice and Cannes is home to some of the most breath-taking seascapes, as well as a number of picturesque inlets that remain completely unspoilt.
For travellers on a budget, it’s reassuring to know there are ways to keep the costs down when on holiday. Renting a vehicle used to be something that many tourists couldn’t afford, but companies like 121 Car Hire offer a simple way to access affordable prices in an instant. The web has made it so much easier for frugal people to see more of their surroundings.
Although every country is a voyage of discovery in itself, the most impressive would surely have to be the USA. America is home to everything from remote desert outposts to large, exciting and bustling cities, and a road trip in this stunning nation is an experience all travellers should be able to enjoy at least one in their lives.
There is something wonderfully free about travelling across the USA in a rented car. Some intrepid souls choose to traverse the whole country from one coastline to the next, and although this may not appeal to everyone those that do it are left with a host of memories that will last a lifetime.
Tom Hayward is from the UK and is always looking to explore the world around him.
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