My husband Bill and I recently spent two years living in Germany, courtesy of the U.S. Army. We had a wonderful time and would move back again in a heartbeat. While we were living in Europe, we visited over a dozen countries. Back in 1997, I spent a month traveling around Europe by train using a Eurail pass, again, taking in a number of different countries in a very short period of time.
The airport has been transformed over the years with a large investment program set to change the airport beyond recognition. The Dublin Airport Authority has promised an investment of two billion euro over the entire program.
Moreover, you don’t have to worry about catching the public transport at certain hours of the day. You can stay as late as you want at Schumann’s or dance the night away at M-Park, and not have to worry how to get yourself home.
Travelling with a smaller group of people, why not rent a 9-seater passenger van with 9 full seats. You are not familiar with driving passenger van, rent two smaller models.
Be aware that while driving allows you to get off the beaten path more than using public transportation does, there are some hassles that go along with car travel. For one thing, it’s expensive. Gas is very expensive in Europe. If you think American gas prices are high, your mind will blow when you see how much it costs to fill up in Europe. If you’re with the U.S. military, you may have a gas card that gives you a discount at certain gas stations. Even with that valuable discount, gas is still expensive and you might not be able to find a participating gas station. If you’re in a country like Italy and you’re driving after all the gas stations are closed, you might have to figure out how to operate the 24 hour machine. Directions aren’t always in English and the machines don’t usually give change.
Search, search, search for the best deal: Check the major search engines like Travelocity, Expedia, Kayak, Orbitz etc. Also visit the Car Rental websites like Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, Alamo etc. Try to avoid having to pay booking fees for your vehicle rental. Sometimes the ايجار سيارات فى القاهرة companies will offer their own exclusive discounts and you will probably be able to avoid booking fees if you go that route.
Depending on where you’re going, you may need to purchase an international driver’s license. Research your destination to make sure; in some places it’s okay to use your US license, but in other places, it’s not. You can purchase an international driver’s license at a AAA auto club office in the United States. The process doesn’t require a driver’s test, but you will need to have two passport photos taken and a copy of your U.S. driver’s license. If you’re moving to Europe courtesy of the U.S. government, you will get a driver’s license good for your country, but you may still need an international driver’s license if you plan to travel outside of wherever you’re living. International driver’s licenses are good for one year.
Search for damages. Walk around the airport transfer and see if there are injuries. View the company and ask them to write it because when you bring in the shuttle transfer, they may ask you to pay for any damage you have caused.