Drivers from certain countries might find the customs of the road in Italy take some getting used to.
For starters it is not unusual for cars to drive far closer to each other than in other places, and overtaking is much more common. It’s not unusual to find locals flashing their lights at you on the motorway as a way of asking you to let them past, and seemingly daring maneuvers are commonplace.
In the tight and winding streets of many Italian cities, it’s not unusual to give parked cars a friendly bump as you maneuver into a space. It’s the kind of thing that could spark road rage elsewhere, but it seems perfectly acceptable in Italy. With that in mind, it’s probably worth getting excess insurance if you are driving a hire car, just in case another driver gives your vehicle an overzealous shove.
However, it doesn’t take long to get used to things, at least on the open road. The most important thing is not to panic, and make sure you hold your line.
While some things will just take practice, others are regulations you need to remember. For example, you are legally required to have a high-vis jacket and a warning triangle in your car in case you break down on the side of the road. You will also have to have side lights on at all times.
Asian countries are known for street food. From pad Thai in Bangkok to pho and dumplings in Vietnam, it wouldn’t be a trip to Asia without sampling some of the food cooked right outside your hotel’s doors. Before sampling this world-famous style of cuisine, brush up on the following tips to ensure you don’t commit a culinary faux pas.
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.
My husband and I arrived to Kenwood Inn & Spa about an hour before check-in time and luckily our room was ready. The front desk attendant asked if we need assistance with our luggage, then escorted us to our room. Along the way, she pointed out the rooms past the lobby where the daily complimentary breakfast is served, as well as complimentary wine tastings. I enjoyed a glass of welcome Champagne as we made our way to the room.
TritonWear is an innovative IoT product that’s bringing elite sport analytics to everyday swimmers. The affordable and user-friendly technology was created by a Toronto startup and is aimed at swimmers looking to increase their speed and overall skill. The TritonWear platform, which includes both the wearable and the app, helps swimmers pinpoint weaknesses and reduce injury risk.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.