Pacific Coast Highway USA Road Trip – The Tripwheels Guide
San Diego to San Francisco
Total Drive Time, around 12 hours – 600 miles
The best months of the year to drive on the Pacific Coast Highway, or Highway 1 are September and October. The weather is slightly warmer than in the summer months reducing the likelihood of fog on the road. The Pacific Coast Highway 1 is most spectacular when driven in the sun and safer too.
Early morning fog tends to burn off by late morning, so all is not lost if you have to travel during the summer. This trip takes you through pretty towns, big cities, wine regions, giant redwoods and Spanish history to name a few.
Our USA road trip idea gives the bare bones of an idea. There are many excellent blog posts full of stunning photos, tips and itineraries and we recommend you take a look at those to help inform your plans. Continue reading
USA Road Trip Ideas – A Summer Road Trip through the Northern USA
The Northern Route
Seattle to Boston on Route 90 passing through the Rocky Mountains/Yellowstone National Park/Rapid City/Mount Rushmoor/Madison/Chicago/Cleveland/Niagara Falls/Appalachian Mountains/Boston
The best time of year to see and enjoy the natural beauty of the northern states is during the summer months. This coast to coast summer road trip based on Interstate 90 is over 3,000 miles long and would take 48 hours of straight driving to complete. But we don’t want you to rush it – to properly enjoy the trip try to allow at least 4 weeks. Continue reading
One Way Car Rentals between Canada and the USA
We are often asked “Can I hire a car in Canada and drive it to the USA?” It is possible to book one way car rentals from Canada to the USA or vice versa. Only certain locations permit cross border rentals. Below is a chart showing current permitted routes. When you search one of these routes, only the cars available for the trip will be shown. You may notice that the range of cars is reduced. Continue reading
How Will Brexit Affect My Driving Licence for Car Hire in Europe?
Currently the focus of all news in the UK seems to be Brexit. With so much still unknown I thought we would take a quick look at what ABTA and the Government are telling us about travel after March 29th. Continue reading
Australia can present unique challenges for a road trip due its vastness, and the huge distances between areas of urbanisation. However, you will also find well-maintained roads and good signage. Many scenic trips can be taken without great distance required. Most of the delivery trucks tend to travel in the night time hours leaving the roads free from heavy traffic in the day. Continue reading
Motorhomes and Recreational Vehicles (RVs) offer a unique way to see a country. Free from hotel reservations, staying in the heart of the great outdoors you immerse yourself in your road trip. National Parks provide a wonderful back-drop for your most memorable and Instagrammable moments. We have teamed up with the experts at Auto Europe to be able to provide bespoke quotes for motorhome hire in Europe, Iceland, North America, South America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Because of their buying power, they get great rates, usually better than going direct to the supplier! Continue reading
At TripWheels we are all about the service. We want you to book your car hire with us and we want you to be happy that you did. That means no hidden charges, free cancellation and amendments up to 48 hours before travel and our deposit free, book now pay later option. We are immensely proud of our Feefo Reviews and greatly value all of our customer relationships. Our customers range from those who prefer to speak to a person, or have a personal contact, through to those who are entirely self-sufficient. Whichever way you prefer, we are here to help whenever you have a question or need assistance of any kind. Continue reading
Whether you are planning your road trip for a few days or a few weeks, some things are just essential!
Car Hire – Your Choice of Car
The number of people travelling and the length of your planned trip (both in miles and time) will influence your choice of car hire. The 7 Seat People carrier is THE most versatile of all the cars for a long trip. It deserves consideration regardless of the number of passengers. Most of the seats will fold up or down and away. Pilot style seating converts to central tables. Many 7 seaters come with actual plug points in the USA, along with rear 12v charging points. We have had clients who have used these vehicles as mobile tents, whilst others have used them to carry their tents. Continue reading
Roadtrips and music go hand in hand. Iconic scenery and the best driving tunes. Read our 3 tips for playing your music in a rental car.
1. Rental Car Specification
It is hard to find detailed information about the media specifications on rental cars. The fleet is made up of cars from many manufacturers. This makes it is difficult for suppliers to guarantee specifications by category. But we do have some clues. Alamo reveals a bit more online than some other rental companies about its fleet. Cars in the following categories are equipped with MP3 and w.Aux.audio input: Continue reading
Florida is the perfect USA family holiday destination with all the theme-parks, state parks, restaurants, shopping and beaches. The preponderance of self catering villas makes it really economical, simple and fun to take the whole family. We arrange lots of car hire for multi-generational families and more times than not, it is Grand-parents doing the arranging. Continue reading