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Top Tips to get your Car Road Trip Ready

With foreign travel still seeming like a distant hope, more of us than ever will be preparing for road trips around the UK this summer. And the first hints of better weather and the whiff of longer days are allowing us to dare to dream up plans for where we …

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Parents getting driven round the bend

London traffic

Nearly half of parents admit they find car journeys stressful – with kids’ habits and squabbling siblings adding 29 hours to journeys ever year. A study of 2,000 mums and dads found a quarter get annoyed by kids kicking the backseat, and more than a third get stressed by their …

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UK’s favourite road trips revealed

BMW X2

Nearly half (45%) of drivers are planning to go on a road trip this year, according to research conducted by the AA. A further 23% of motorists aren’t road tripping this year, but say they’d like to go on a driving holiday.    Here are some of the best road trips …

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How to create the perfect road trip

Road trip - Turo survey

The perfect road trip involves a sing-a-long in the car, a detour down a country road, a bag of crisps – and the dulcet tones of national treasures Stephen Fry and Sir David Attenborough. A study of 2,000 drivers has revealed the key components required to create the perfect road …

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Best and worst celebrity road trip companions

Ed Sheeran

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has topped a poll as favourite choice for a travel buddy, with journalist Piers Morgan at the other end of the scale. Budget Car Rental UK conducted an independent, European-wide survey to discover who we would most like to travel with on a long car journey and …

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Attenborough named perfect celeb road trip partner

Blue Planet 2 presenter Sir David Attenborough - BBC

TV legend Sir David Attenborough is the celebrity most Brits would like to take on a road trip. Nearly one in 10 people questioned chose the 91-year-old presenter of the BBC’s Blue Planet II, just ahead of Geordie cheeky chappies Ant and Dec. The UK’s largest independent tech retailer, Ebuyer, …

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Top 10 essentials when hiring a car

Car rental sign at airport

Thinking of booking a winter getaway? Here’s how to save money and avoid getting ripped off on your next trip We’ve teamed up with TravelSupermarket, the travel comparison site, to produce a 10-point checklist to consider when hiring a car. 1. The best deal isn’t necessarily the cheapest… Don’t just …

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Family road trips: the facts

Motorway traffic (credit RAC)

“Are we nearly there yet?” will be asked three times during the average family road trip – with the first grumble coming in after just 29 minutes. The typical journey lasting over 60 minutes will also include two tantrums, one of which rears its head after 27 minutes. “I’m bored” …

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