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The Top 3 Ways to Save Money on Car Rentals in the UK
April 17, 2015 – 12:58 pm | Comments Off

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Hey there savvy travelers! Most of you are familiar with the money saving methods out there while you are on the road. A seasoned backpacker knows the tricks of the trade when it comes to cheap eats, accommodation and tourist attractions.

However, renting a car is something that not all backpackers are faced with and doing so on a budget may be a foreign concept to many travelers. Renting a vehicle can be quite an expense, but for visits to the UK where sites are spread apart by vast and beautiful countryside, having a car is necessary to get around. Here are a few tips on car rental in the UK that can save your travel budget.

 

Online Discounts

Who doesn’t love a good old money saving discount? Most know to find coupons in the papers for groceries or buy one get one free deals in fast food restaurants. However, not many people know that coupons for car rentals exist or where to even find them.

Most companies these days have a Facebook page and some car rental companies offer discounts just for liking their page. There are numerous coupon and cash back sites floating around the internet and savvy travelers can search them to find deals on car rentals. For money saving vouchers look into sites such as Retailmenot.com and DealLocker.com.

Using national organizations that you are already a part of can be another great way to save money. Groups such as AAA and frequent flier and credit card programs often offer discounts on hotels and car rentals to their members. Using larger sites like Kayak.com is a great money saving technique as travelers can find cheaper packaged deals. Try searching these sites for the keywords, hotel and flight deals or flight and car deals for discounts that may be hard to come across otherwise.

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The Top Five Experiences You Will Have As A Backpacker
March 10, 2015 – 2:14 am | Comments Off
The Top Five Experiences You Will Have As A Backpacker

If you have the chance to go on an epic journey, why are you waiting? Here are the top five experiences you will have as a backpacker.

Our Pick of the Latest and Greatest Designer Sunglasses
February 11, 2015 – 12:17 pm | Comments Off
Our Pick of the Latest and Greatest Designer Sunglasses

Adding the latest and greatest designer sunglasses can make you a fashion leader, and will help you achieve all that you want in life.

Knowing What to Pack for Your Very First Ski Trip
December 23, 2014 – 8:47 pm | Comments Off
Knowing What to Pack for Your Very First Ski Trip

let’s take a look at a handful of sure-fire suggestions that can keep you prepared for the powdery fun that is sure to be enjoyed.

Having a winter holiday? 5 of the best holiday reads
December 15, 2014 – 8:27 pm | Comments Off
Having a winter holiday? 5 of the best holiday reads

Here’s our list of the top five best holiday reads for your winter getaway:

Essential Music Festival Packing Guide Infographic
December 12, 2014 – 2:44 pm | Comments Off
Essential Music Festival Packing Guide Infographic

Take a look at the infographic to know all that you need with you when you participate at a music festival.

Funding the Backpacker in You
December 6, 2014 – 12:40 am | Comments Off
Funding the Backpacker in You

You know the saying, all dressed up with nowhere to go, well the same probably applies to you right now, sitting there with wanderlust, a packed bag and no money to fund your epic trip around the globe.

Backpacking Checklist: The Essentials
December 1, 2014 – 3:55 pm | Comments Off
Backpacking Checklist: The Essentials

You’ve got your travel insurance, passport and flight details, had your recommended jabs, and have your clothes and toiletries packed. So, what else do you need?

Get Fit before You Backpack
November 19, 2014 – 2:16 pm | Comments Off
Get Fit before You Backpack

Being physically fit is more likely to prevent injuries and ensure you feel good throughout your trip. Here are some important fitness areas to work on ahead of your trip.

Five Backpackers You’ll Meet On Your Travels (That You’ll Want To Avoid).
November 18, 2014 – 5:17 pm | Comments Off
Five Backpackers You’ll Meet On Your Travels (That You’ll Want To Avoid).

Ask anyone what the best thing about travelling in and they’ll undoubtedly mention the people they’ve met. at some point you might meet people that you’d rather avoid. Here’s who to look out for..

Essential Fishing Tips for Backpackers
October 28, 2014 – 4:12 pm | Comments Off
Essential Fishing Tips for Backpackers

Away from the comforts of home and familiar surroundings presents plenty of challenges. Here are a few tips to overcome them.

Six Must-Pack Pieces of Kit for a Winter Activity Holiday
October 28, 2014 – 4:03 pm | Comments Off
Six Must-Pack Pieces of Kit for a Winter Activity Holiday

You can have as much fun in sub-zero temperatures as in summer sunshine as long as you’ve packed the right kit. Here’s our guide to the six pieces of kit you’ll absolutely need to pack.

Three Ways to Survive a Winter Hike
October 16, 2014 – 1:36 pm | Comments Off
Three Ways to Survive a Winter Hike

Though this might be true, it’s also the case that walking in the wild outdoors during the winter here in the Great British Isles is not the safest thing to do in the world, and therefore, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to write this short guide…

The Top 5 Souvenirs for Backpackers
October 16, 2014 – 11:00 am | Comments Off
The Top 5 Souvenirs for Backpackers

To avoid returning home minus a fully functional back and with shoulders resembling a weightlifters, these are the items you should be buying.

The Ultimate Backpacker’s List of Essentials
September 19, 2014 – 11:52 am | Comments Off
The Ultimate Backpacker’s List of Essentials

Traditionally a niche way to travel, backpacking’s popularity has grown exponentially over the last few years, thanks to its exciting mixture of flexibility, economy and freedom.