For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Called Patan by some and Lalitpur by others, this town is located in central Nepal. It’s in the Kathmandu Valley about three miles southeast of Kathmandu. This area has a long history dating back to 299 CE, with its founding by King Varadeva. This once great kingdom was plundered, as most are during the course of history and inhabitants were subject to torture by the Prithvi Narayan Shah. The population today is quite small at less than 250,000 people. It’s now known for the talented craftsmen, metalworks and woodcarvers. For any traveler familiar with Kathmandu, Patan is described as the less frenetic and more Buddhist neighbor.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
Sharjah is the third-most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, after Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It’s located northeast of Dubai and has around 850,000 inhabitants. This smaller city does not get the same attention as the uber-popular Dubai or even Abu Dhabi. However, those looking for the path less traveled and a less commercial Arabic city will make the trek to Sharjah to immerse themselves in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. That’s not to say this city was not affected by the boom of urbanization in the United Arab Emirates. This smaller city is home to several mega malls and has great shopping options — just like Dubai.