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Save money on your
next foreign vacation
Whether it’s Europe or the United States one of
the most popular transportation modes
foreigners’ use for vacationing is to drive.
However when it comes to Indians, renting a car
abroad while touring is not considered an
alternative by most Indian tourists. Many don’t
realize that they can legally drive in quite a few
foreign countries using their Indian driving
license. Worried about driving on roads abroad?
Anyone who can safely drive in India can easily
drive in foreign countries
Tourists from India visiting Europe or the United
States can save themselves loads of money if they
opt to drive. Renting a car and driving is one of
the most cost effective ways to explore countries
these days. Local flights, trains and taxis abroad
can be quite expensive and for travelers on a
budget. Driving is an ideal alternative to get the
most for their money when touring.
Indian tourists can use their India issued driving
license* to drive in countries such as Germany,
France, Switzerland and even the United States of
[Germany: carry a translation of Indian driving
license in German. France: carry a French
translation of Indian driving license. USA: Need
English version of license]
Advantages of Driving
One of the major advantages of driving yourself
while touring with your family is that you can set
your own itinerary. The benefit of visiting the
places you like and spending the amount of time
at each stop is in your hands. Group tours usually
will only allow a limited time at each stop.
With the availability of Internet today the world
has indeed become an open book and it’s a lot
easier now to self-plan your holiday abroad. Here
are some tips to help plan your next road trip:
Do a little research online on the
prospective destinations you wish to travel
to. Places, attractions, accommodations as
well as prices can all be determined online.
All you need is a little patience and the will
to plan your trip to cover most details.
Planning beforehand will help ensure you
and your family have a superb trip.
When checking car rentals abroad, shop
around to get the best deal. Keep in mind
that car insurance will be required. Include
the insurance cost when comparing car
rental prices. Sometimes car insurance can
be more expensive than the car rental.
Being properly insured will also provide you
peace of mind to enjoy your vacation.
While road maps and touring tips are
available free on the Internet, Data roaming
is very expensive while abroad. However by
using off-line navigation that does not
require a data plan tourists driving abroad
can easily drive to new locations and
explore. If you have a smart-phone,
download free Maps from HERE - Off-line
navigation, maps, traffic, public transport
available for both Android and iPhone.