Places To Stay On A European Road Trip

Many thousands of British residents take a road trip onto the continent each year. Whether it’s their own car or a rental vehicle, the reasons for the trip are many and varied; from a simple cross-Channel hop to stock up in the delicatessens and supermarkets in Calais to a journey crossing thousands of miles and numerous countries.

While driving in Europe is often highly pleasurable, some tourists run into difficulties when finding great places to stay; whether it’s a last-minute change to the itinerary or a problem en route, failing to prepare or understanding your options can be a costly business. Others are caught out when they arrive at their hotel and discover there are no on-site parking facilities, which can lead to unexpected additional costs or hassle.

In this article, we take a look at a range of hotels and guesthouses that are ideal for road travellers, offering complementary or nearby secure parking and affordable facilities. We’ll also suggest a few places to stop off en route to major cities, which can break up a long journey into a more leisurely holiday. Naturally it’s impossible to catalogue the tens of thousands of hotels and guesthouses across Europe, so we’ve narrowed the choice down to 10 major towns and cities that are popular with British road travellers, and various places en route.

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Hiring A Truck To Drive To Europe? Read This First!

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Advice for hiring a truck and driving in Europe

When it comes to truck rental, whether for a short haul trip across to France or for a longer sortie into Central Europe, many of the rules and restrictions that need to be followed are identical to those for driving a car on the continent. However, many countries have unique regulations and driving laws that can catch out an unwary motorist, so it’s important to get a handle on the dos and don’ts of European motoring before you set off. It’s also vital to understand any specific laws and rules that apply to larger commercial vehicles, both at point of hire and out on the roads.

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The Best Car Journeys in Europe

Europe is filled with wonderful roads and enough iconic sights to attract any motorist. In this article we take a look at two dozen of the most popular, exciting and scenic roads across the continent, and throw in a few that will challenge even the best drivers. From twisty mountain passes to coastal roads through some of the world’s most idyllic villages, we reveal the great drives and routes that should form the basis of any motoring adventure in Europe. We’ve arranged the drives by country for ease of reference.

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The UK’s Best Tech Conferences

Each year there are thousands of technology conferences worldwide, covering hundreds of different markets and industries. The UK is a world leader in many tech-based industries and is home to some of the most popular and well-attended gatherings outside of Silicon Valley.

From networking opportunities to spectacular keynote speakers, the world-class conferences discussed here cover all areas of the sector; we take a look at some of the most popular public conferences and meetings to those reserved for niche areas of the market. The UK’s own technology industry is a world leader and inspires collaboration and competition from the world’s top companies.

If you’re looking to be inspired by your peers or the leading industry professionals, or simply wish to keep an eye on new developments and ideas in this revolutionary sector, there’s a perfect conference out there for you. Whether you’re looking to showcase your own inventions and technologies or meet experts from your sector, you’ll discover a conference and event within the UK covering every possible market.
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Moving House? A Handy Guide to Stress-Free Moving

For many people, moving house can be one of the most arduous and stressful experiences imaginable. From start to finish, there can be endless decisions, unforeseen changes of circumstance or timescales, issues with solicitors, all above and beyond your usual daily routine. With some careful planning, a commonsense approach, and some helpful advice from an in-depth article, it is however possible to mitigate against many problems and ensure that the moving experience proceeds as pleasantly and worry-free as possible.

In this article we take a look at some of the most important decisions you’ll need to make throughout the move, and look at the likely timescales involved – we’ve provided a number of helpful tips from choosing the right conveyancer and removal option to things you need to do at various stages along the way. Naturally, the experience can differ for every family, and even from move to move, but we’ve aimed to cover most decisions and issues you would normally encounter.
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A Sporting Enthusiast’s Guide To UK Events

A Sporting Enthusiast’s Guide To UK Events

The UK has a rich tradition of events across a wide range of sports and outdoor pursuits. In this article we highlight over 20 of the biggest and most-visited events, together with a couple of quirky occasions guaranteed to appeal to the sports enthusiast and those seeking something a little off the beaten track.

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The Ultimate Advanced Road Driving Safety Guide

The Ultimate Advanced Road Driving Safety Guide

More than 1.3 million people die annually in road accidents, tens of millions of others are injured, and the numbers continue to increase; in the UK we have a much lower accident rate than many countries but there are still thousands of accidents and fatalities every year. Our cars may boast ever-improving safety standards and gadgets designed to minimise accidents, yet the biggest cause of death is human error. Advanced driving courses provide a means of boosting your own driving skills, but can often prove expensive or difficult to fit in. In this article, we explore a number of ways to both improve your own driving standard and also help mitigate for the poor driving of motorists around you.

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51 Best Ski & Snowboarding Resorts In Europe

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From the epic majesty of St Anton to the intimate slopes of Les Houches and the Chamonix Valley, Europe boasts many of the world’s finest alpine resorts. The Swiss Alps are home to some of the most breathtaking ski slopes in the world, while France offers hidden gems for experienced enthusiasts and beginners alike. In this article we reveal 51 of the continent’s most desirable skiing destinations and look at the thrills available on and off the piste. Whether you’re in search of thrilling slopes and vibrant nightlife or want to take in scenic splendour with your family, the following mountains of Europe can cater for every taste.

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Car Insurance Cover: A Guide

Sometimes car insurance can get complex. There are different kinds of cover, add-ons and legal requirements which can make the process of selecting the correct product harder than it sounds. Nationwide has helped many people over the years hire cars effortlessly, so deciphering car insurance policies is second nature to us. Check out our insider insight below…

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How to Plan a Glamping Trip Abroad

Glamping is going strong, with more people than ever taking to the fields in style. According to statistics from the Welsh Visitors Survey more than 100 UK sites have seen an increase of 15% over the last 12 months. With the rise in glamourous camping expected to continue, we look at how you can plan your glamping trip abroad this season. So all you need to do is pack up one of our top-of-the range hire cars and start your brand new adventure.

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