June 20, 2013

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Toyota Sienna 8 Seat People Carrier for Car Hire

By Elle Hubbard The 8 Seat people carrier offered by Alamo is the only remaining people carrier for this number of people, available for US car hire.  Alamo has the Toyota Sienna exclusively (certainly at Orlando), and on our trip to the Alamo garage at Orlando this year, we took a few photos of the […]

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June 18, 2013

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Wekiwa Springs Florida

Wekiwa Spring

By Elle Hubbard The Sunshine State that is Florida has so much more to offer than just the giant Mouse.  The wonderful temperatures mean that it is possible to swim outside year around and I don’t just mean in a heated pool.  Florida has many natural springs with pure, clear water gushing up from the […]

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May 16, 2013

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US Car Hire 7 Seat People Carrier

Middle Row in People Carrier

By Elle Hubbard In this article we examine the Minivan 7 Seat People carrier as a hire car, so that you can see if this car will suit you and your party best for your holiday in the USA.  The people carriers are extremely popular in holiday destinations, most particularly Orlando – where sometimes every […]

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May 15, 2013

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Disney Car Hire

Disney Car Hire Options

By Elle Hubbard Car hire in Disney, Florida, can open up access to the rest of the beautiful state of Florida allowing you to really get a better, more balanced view of Florida. Disney World is a wonderful place, beautifully landscaped and every need is catered for  – at a cost. But, if you would […]

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May 13, 2013

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Driving in the USA in a Rental Car

Pretty Road Signs

By Elle Hubbard Driving a rental car in the USA for the first time can be pretty daunting and even downright scary as you leave the airport on the wrong side of the road with each and every road looking like the M25 on a busy day. Here I can give you a few pointers […]

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May 10, 2013

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Do I need a Full Size hire car in the USA?

By Elle Hubbard For a family with large teenagers, or party of 5 adults, the Full size category of cars is probably the smallest category that you would want to consider.  Luggage room is reasonable, but not necessarily generous so if everyone is planning on taking a suitcase then Premium or even Luxury will be […]

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May 9, 2013

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Compact Car Hire in the USA

By Elle Hubbard Compact cars are one size up from the smallest category – the economy.  The compact category can seat 5, although it would be a bit of a squeeze if you were intending to do much touring around.  Whilst in Florida in April we went to see the Alamo fleet at Orlando International […]

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April 15, 2013

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Miami to Orlando on the Florida Turnpike

Fort Pierce Marina

By Elle Hubbard Driving a rental car from Miami to Orlando or vice versa, can be an essential part of your vacation if flights dictate it.  If you are not in a rush, then you may want to seek an alternative, and more pleasurable break point to one of the various service plazas along the Turnpike.  We […]

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April 3, 2013

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West Orange Bike Trail in Central Florida

West Orange Bike Trail

By Elle Hubbard Just twenty minutes from the Kissimmee area in Central Florida lies the West Orange Trail, ideal for a half-day excursion into beautiful Florida, away from the theme parks and tourist bustle. The West Orange Trail is currently over 20 miles long, but a much shorter ride can be had with the reward […]

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March 19, 2013

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Florida Manatees

By Elle Hubbard The manatee, or sea cow, was chosen as the state marine mammal of Florida by the 1975 legislature.  Although the Flamingo, and its tacky plastic impersonators may be more commonly associated with the state, it is the large, slow, gentle manatee that steals most hearts and fascinates both residents and tourists alike. […]

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