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Ten Top Tips to Save on International Car Rental

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How to get the best car rental deals


Renting a car when you’re travelling internationally can give you the freedom of going where you want when you want but it can be a little more complicated than at home. Here are some tips to make it easier

1. BOOK AND PAY BEFORE YOU GO. It is best to book and pay for your car rentals before leaving Australia especially for Europe or, at the very least, book on line before renting in North America. Lock in your rate in Australian dollars and also avoid overseas transaction fees on your credit card. Don’t just turn up at a car rental desk and expect either to get a good rate or in fact any car at all no matter how much you are willing to pay, especially during July/August high season.

2. TYPE OF CAR: Don’t waste time choosing specific cars as you will only be guaranteed a similar model. In the US, the cars are automatic and generally larger than in Australia...

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The Ultimate Travel Vest

X-ray picture of  Scottevest Q.U.E.S.T. vest

Scottevest has made its company’s mission to design the ultimate travel vests and coats so that you can carry all your valuables and most needed items on your very person. Now they have come up with the ultimate Q.U.E.S.T travel vest for both men and women that has 42 pockets. It is particularly valuable for airline travel since when you go through all the security checks, all you have to do is take off the vest with everything inside and check it through the scanners.

Forty-two pockets is a lot, and but it’s also a significant number. Some people believe it is a clue to the secrets of the Universe, it denotes a perfect score on the USA Math Olympiad, and the author Lewis Carroll was obsessed with the number. More importantly, it is perfect for travelers, photographers, hikers, fishermen…just about anyone really.

A new concept in travel clothing:

It may not be the answer to the universe, but the Q.U.E.S.T...

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Travel Gadget Review: 4-port adaptor to charge USB appliances

USB hub + 4 makes charging at home and on the road a breeze

This ingenious  Korjo 4 port USB Adaptor is a very clever product to make charging all your USB based appliances very simple both at home and on your world travels. No more lugging all your chargers when you are on the road or having them plugged into rooms all around the house. You just plug all your cables into this really convenient USB hub.

Four-Port Adaptor Special features:

  • It is compatible with any USB charged product such as mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, music players, GPS units, games consoles and any other items that use USB based Korjo's USB Hubcharging systems.
  • It has the ability to connect up to 4 USB devices directly to a mains socket
  • Its interchangeable plugs enable use in Australia, the European Union, United Kingdom, USA, and Japan. Basically it works in 99% of countries around the world.
  • It has an automatic voltage range between 100 and 240 volts.
  • Its output is 2.1A Max (unlike most 0...
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