Five Inspiring Travel Reads this Week

Posted on January 10, 2014 by Fiona Hilliard

An expert’s guide to Portugal 2014, a quirky tour of Cape Town and a thrilling Northern Lights adventure await you in our round-up of the web’s best travel writing this week.

Dublin Floods: Latest Updates

Posted on October 25, 2011 by Fiona Hilliard

Dublin authorities are putting emergency plans into action today to deal with flooding throughout the Irish capital. Yesterday, torrential rain caused widespread flooding - the equivalent of a month’s rainfall fell in one day. Drivers and commuters were stranded in rising flood waters and homes and businesses have been destroyed. The city’s largest shopping centre in Dundrum […]

Southwest Airlines Cancels Hundreds of Flights

Posted on April 04, 2011 by Fiona Hilliard

Southwest Airlines was forced to cancel hundreds of flights over the weekend in order to carry out checks on part of its Boeing 737 fleet after one of its aircraft made an emergency landing on Friday when a hole was found in its canopy. On Friday, Flight 812 along with 118 of its passengers and […]

Car Rental Fuel Policies Explained

Posted on February 09, 2011 by Fiona Hilliard

This week, a customer called Adam contacted us from the UK with a query about fuel policies… Adam says: Hi Fiona I’m renting a car in Nice in May, but I’m a little confused about fuel options.  I’ve heard that I can either return the car full or empty – is this correct?  Also, are […]

Fota Wildlife Park Wins Best Travel and Tourism Award at Eircom Spiders

Posted on November 19, 2010 by Fiona Hilliard

Image via Wikipedia Argus Car Hire would like to extend our congratulations to Fota Wildlife Park for scooping the Best Travel and Tourism Website 2010 award at last night’s Eircom Spiders in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin. Judges were especially impressed by the site’s social media tools and how the company uses these tools to actively […]

Man Arrested for Drunk Driving Dressed As Breathalyzer

Posted on November 05, 2010 by Fiona Hilliard

When a drunk driver was stopped by police after being witnessed driving erratically across the road in Lincoln Nebraska, he must have realised straight away that he was done for. Maybe for a few seconds, the bottle of vodka and empty beer cans might have gone unnoticed,  but there would be no easy way to […]

‘Close Shave’ Forces Qantas to Ground A380 Fleet

Posted on November 04, 2010 by Fiona Hilliard

Image by Getty Images via @daylife Australian airline Qantas has grounded its entire fleet of A380 airbuses, after an aircraft carrying over 400 people was forced to make an emergency landing when a section of one of its engines fell apart over Indonesia earlier this morning. The flight took off from London and was headed for Sydney. […]

Are You Being Served?

Posted on October 21, 2010 by Fiona Hilliard

Image by Getty Images via @daylife Let’s pretend time machines exist. We’ve twisted the dial and sent you back to this day in 1995… So what’s happening? Well… There’s no escaping Mick Hucknall.  Simply Red are STILL number one in the UK charts with ‘Fairground’, Pierce Brosnan is making his James Bond debut, a bloody […]

French Fuel Shortage: How to Conserve Petrol

Posted on October 19, 2010 by Fiona Hilliard

Image via Wikipedia If you’ve been paying attention to Europe’s strike news, you’ll know that France is in all sorts of trouble at the moment. In the latest twist, it now appears that the country is running on empty… That’s right. Service stations across France are suspending operations as refineries close and panic buying hits supplies. […]

Three Ways to Protect Your Facebook Password While Travelling

Posted on October 15, 2010 by Fiona Hilliard

Image via Wikipedia It was only while travelling this summer that I realised just how many people forget to log-out of their Facebook accounts. In hotels, hostels and internet cafés, it seemed like everywhere I went, whole life-stories, photos and personal contacts were left wide open for the world to see…who knows, in some places […]

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