Best train journeys in the world !

The best trains journeys around the globe.

Have you ever wondered which is the best way to visit a tourist destination?

Although there are different ways to get to a destination during your holidays, you may need to use more than one transport. Trains might be one of your options whereas visiting a tourist attraction.

A  train journey is a delightful travel experience surrounded by ever-changing landscapes and picturesque towns from the comfort of your seat with a variety of services such as food service and live music.

Trans-Siberian Express, Russia

From Moscow to Vladivostok

Trans-Siberian Railway

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Top 10 USA Road Trips

Road trips have forever been a favorite pastime in America and will continue to do so, cause what better way to experience the vast array of stunning coastal views, charming towns, breath taking valleys and rugged cliffs to lush forestry and limitless dessert terrains America has to offer than behind the wheel of your own automobile with the windows down, wind blowing through your hair, company and music of your choice. This kind of intimate and personal experience is by far the best.

Here at Vroom, not only have we made it easy for you to get your hands on a good value, cheap car rental; we’ve also taken the liberty of analyzing the hundreds of possible routes available in America and have condensed for you this Top 10 list of BEST ROAD TRIPS for you to indulge in. Enjoy!

 

Pacific Coast Highway, California

Bridge on Highway 1

California’s Highway 1 road provides and endless supply of breathtakingly beautiful sights the entire journey.

This 1,500 mile (2,414 kilometers) twisting, cliff hugging, temperate rainforests to near dessert highway that almost covers the entire length of the west coast isn’t quite the ideal length for a road trip. But that’s why our team has condensed this roady to the 123 mile (197 kilometers) drive through the rich mix of landscapes the Californian coastline has to offer.

Starting in charming coastal town Monterey, join the Californian route no. 1. After enjoying Monterey, visit the art colony of Carmel before you wind your way through the Big Sur and stop to admire the 260 ft (80m) high – 700 ft (200m) long Bixby Bridge and Santa Lucia Ranges that plunge into the Pacific Ocean.  Read more

Coco-Cola Easter Show: Auckland, New Zealand

Easter holidays are coming up fast and what else is fast? Booking your car rental with VroomVroomVroom.co.nz which you will want to utilize so you can attend and experience one of the biggest events of the year in Auckland, New Zealand the “Coco-Cola EASTER SHOW”. 

With free entry, tons of exciting activities and shows available over the five days. No matter who you bring along, you can guarantee no one will be disappointed. Just get a load of this variety…

  • The WORLDS largest inflatable water slide “THE SUPERFLY WATER SLIDE”
  • Meet the star of THE LEGO MOVIE “Emmet “
  • Production show of “AN ADVENTURE WITH PINOCCHIO”
  •  STREET ENTERTAINMENT: Axe Throwing and Carvings
  • The Zirka Circus
  • Carnival rides/attractions for ALL ages
  • Witness the biggest and strongest athletes from NZ compete for the “STRONG MAN” title that has been held annually for over 20years.
  • Decorate your own cupcake with the “CUPCAKE MACHINE”
  • Go shopping at the MARKET PLACE for clothing, jewellery, handcrafts, accessories, food, treats, toys, technology, body art
  • NZ’s largest Art Exhibition
  • Farm World (Livestock and equestrian shows)
  • FIREWORKS @ 9pm daily!

So get booking quick and note the OPENING DAY SPECIAL:Every ride you buy the 2nd is FREE from 10am-6pm. PARKING: $8 per day at Alexandra Park, Campbell & Greenlane West.

Glow-in-the-dark roads light up The Netherlands

Yeah, we all know that there are glow-in-the-dark stickers, shirts, and shoes, but is there such a thing as glow-in-the-dark roads? The answer is YES! The Netherlands takes us on a trippy ride as it recently opened the Smart Highway.

glow in the dark road

What makes it so smart is that it uses glow-in-the-dark road markings instead of streetlights. Driving along this one-of-a-kind highway will remind you of the science-fiction film “Tron”. Just remind yourself that you are not in a video game because you might get carried away and go on full throttle once you’ve hit the road.

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Best Easter Holiday Destinations in Australia

The BIG Easter weekend is just a few days away! This is the time for Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, hot cross buns, and having fun. The four-day holiday weekend also gives you the opportunity to catch up with old friends, bond with the family, and visit new places. However, choosing a destination can be quite difficult because there are many wonderful vacation spots across the country.

To make your search easier, we at VroomVroomVroom have come up with a list of the best Easter holiday destinations in Australia. Whether you are travelling solo, with your partner, with your mates, or with the whole family, there is a perfect place to celebrate Easter!

Sydney

Thousands of people flock to Sydney Olympic Park every Easter weekend to join the Sydney Royal Easter Show. This is the largest annual event in Australia so make sure to purchase a ticket in advance and rent your car here to avoid all the fuss. There are so many things to do and see in this event – from animal experiences and spectacular shows to fun rides and assorted showbags for the kids!

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Toowoomba

If you prefer a Woodstock-inspired festival where there’s music, arts, food, and camping, then Toowoomba is the place to be! The Easterfest has something in store for everyone so whether you are young or old, you will definitely have the time of your life in The Garden City. Read more

Introducing Chris – Product and Communication Coordinator

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Chris Orillana

Name: Chris Orillana

Current Role: Product and Communication Coordinator

How long have you worked at VroomVroomVroom: 1 year (running 2 this June)

What do you like best about working at VVV?: The people I work with and the work interests me.

Favorite road trip memory: Recently, Raf, my brother and I went to a 6-hour road trip on a rental car. Me driving. Got sick after cause it way my first time to drive not knowing the road. More to come, hopefully.

What’s the most unusual item that could be found in your car (or if you don’t have a car, then bike, skateboard, rollerblades etc)? Ants.

When you’re not hard at work, what can you be found doing? At home still with Raf to save $ … until I get a new car on my birthday :D

Upgrade Your Car In An Instant!

If McDonald’s allows you to up-size your fries, then why can’t car rental companies do that? Not literally though, but upgrade your car into something better for just a minimum amount. We at VroomVroomVroom thought that was an awesome idea so we added a new UPGRADE feature!

The UPGRADE tab will appear on the left side of the page after you click “BOOK NOW”. Before filling in the form below, you now have an option to change your choice of car. You will see our recommended vehicle and the amount that you need to add to snatch that deal. If you like what you see, then let your mouse do all the clicking.

Since our main goal is to make your car hire experience more pleasant, then this added feature will surely help you choose the best vehicle for you in an instant. For example, you may be booking a compact car for 2 days, but the UPGRADE option may find a small SUV for only a few more dollars. No need to browse back and forth, compute how much you need to add to upgrade, and search for cars under the same supplier. It’s like magic!

Please read below for more car UPGRADE details:

  • The vehicles recommended come from the same supplier and fall under the same category.
  • Automatic cars can be upgraded to another Automatic car. Manual cars can be upgraded to any gearbox.
  • The class of the vehicle will be upgraded to a higher class.
  • Higher class cars are excluded from the upgrade because they were used as an upgrade for the lower class cars.

Introducing Regina – Live Chat Assistant

Regz1Name: Regina Blanco

Current role: Chat Specialist

How long have you worked at VroomVroomVroom?: I already spent 3 months here and I’m planning to stay longer.

What do you like best about working at VVV?: 2 Reasons: My job and the people here. The job is really attractive to me because this is the first time I worked in a non-voice account. I find it very interesting. Then I’m getting a chance to work with a team of friendly and easy to talk to co-workers and bosses. Upper levels here are not giving us (employees) strenuous tasks.

Favorite road trip memory: During a religious outreach program I joined in 2000. Inside a car that my group rented, I was sitting beside my ultimate crush who was so silent and snob. We spent chatting for almost 2 hours inside a rental Van. We shared interests and became friends. Then he became my boyfriend and now my husband.

What’s the most unusual item that could be found in your car (or if you don’t have a car, then bike, skateboard, rollerblades etc)?: I can’t think of anything, maybe I’ll be very careful not to leave unusual items inside my car.

When you’re not hard at work, what can you be found doing?: Outdoor activities like rehearsals with my choir group and spending time with my kids, playing with them and doing a mini camping inside my room releases my tension

Mystery of the Chiko Roll – From Brisbane to Cairns by Car Hire

Queensland

Brisbane to Cairns, Map courtesy of Daniel Julie

Brisbane to Cairns.

A distance of just over 1700 kilometres. A journey of this length gives you the perfect opportunity to sample the gamut of road trip cuisine. By the way, gamut is defined as ‘the full extent or scope of something’. It is not the name of the main ingredient in the Chiko roll – but more on that later.

This is a less-than-definitive guide to road trip nosh but it will give you some idea of the human fuel available to you as you make your way north from our home base in Brisbane, Queensland.

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