As you know, we have been living in Spain for a few years, and during that time we have done our fair share of driving. I remember when we first arrived and trying to figure out the rules of the road. Coming from the United States, there were plenty of things that were familiar, but many others that just made us wonder, or look up the answer on the internet. We have welcomed several visitors to Spain and it has been fun driving around with them. It is fun hearing their thoughts on driving in Spain as well the meaning of road signs or street markings. Did you know we have a Zebra, Giraffe and Jellyfish crossing? What about the Poo Stop or Ninja’s on the loose?
No matter where we travel, we usually wind up doing some driving. Heidi and I have the whole driving thing down to a science. I’m usually the driver, and she’s the navigator. We rarely get lost, and when we do, it’s more of a “controlled lost“. And even when we get really lost, it’s not all that stressful. Unless it’s late. Or we’re all hungry. Or tired.
Fantastic apps and tools for smartphones and tablets exist, which can help your next road trip flow smoothly and be trouble-free. The following is a list of handy favorites that can transform your travel from a potential headache into an enjoyable adventure.
If you find yourself in Southern Utah, we know where you can pamper your body! We had the pleasure of working with Adventure Hub St. George in scheduling us a wonderful massage with StGeorgeMassage.com. It was perfect after our epic day out in the desert on the side by side, read more about that here.
This is one for the ages! I can’t remember the last time we’ve had so much fun as a family. We partnered with Adventure Hub St. George, and they set us up with a UTV from Southern Utah Adventure Center. Now you may be asking, “What is a UTV?”. Is it an Ultra Terrific Vehicle? No. Is it a Unique Tall Vehicle? Nope. UTV really means, Utility Task Vehicle, but that doesn’t sound like much fun. The more common name is a side-by-side, and they are fun, Fun, FUN!
When planning our time in Penang, we knew we wanted a “normal life” feel, for a couple of weeks. We rented a 3 bedroom condo in Batu Ferringhi area and also decided we wanted to rent a car. That would give us a little break from hotel and public transportation life and help us recharge our batteries. We were thankful we had the opportunity to work with Europcar Malaysia for our car. It is a company we’ve often used in Europe, so we were excited they were also in Malaysia.
You know me I am fully of crazy and sometimes creative thoughts. This time I have a goofy idea to help include you on or Thailand road trip. We are doing a border run and will be staying in the jungle a couple of days as well as Chiang Rai. The car won’t cross into a new country, we will do that via foot, for a day.
Help us name our AVIS Thailand rental car and the GPS too!