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20 Best Places to Visit in Europe | U.S. News Travel

visiting SpainJust browsing and found this article. It got me thinking, this is a very arbitrary list, that is, it’s one list of the best places but are they the only best places?

Not sure I’d agree I have to say but then holidays are very personal aren’t they?

20 Best Places to Visit in Europe | U.S. News Travel.

If you could choose your list of the best places to visit in Europe, where would they be?

As you can see from this article on Tripadvisor you can always find different points of view¬†Best Destinations in Europe – Travelers’ Choice Awards …

Of course, we’re a car rental company, so we’re more interested in where’s the best driving in Europe. That then begs the question, what sort of driving? Speed, quality of road surface? Or do you look for winding roads, that take you through glorious scenery?

Renting A Car

renting a car through Aspect
Renting a car

If you decide you want to rent a car you may think it just means that you book on line or call a car hire company and that’s it. Sadly that’s not strictly true. For example, let’s say you want what is termed a ‘compact’ car. You look on the site and see that a VW Golf is cited as the ‘typical’ model. You may own one and know and like it, you may want to try one just for the fun of it. You book the car and get you booking confirmation and you think all is well.

Fast forward to the day you pick up the car, to your dismay you’re given the keys to a Skoda Fabia. What to do? Nothing is the answer because cars are booked by the group size not make and model. You may think this is nothing to worry about or, like many you may get quite upset. This is not the reason you should worry however, it’s all a matter of size, when it comes to booking the right hire car, size does matter!

My husband is 6′ tall, he fits into a Kia Venga but not the Golf, he has a spinal fracture so can’t bend as much as others but it was the actual headroom that was the problem. You can usually up-grade to a bigger group at pick up but usually that costs more than booking a bigger group from the start.