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There's a lot to be said for having your own wheels on holiday. Tours are great, but often you'll glimpse an interesting side road or a quaint town, only to discover that your itinerary doesn't go there.


Driving in a foreign country can seem intimidating at first especially driving on the right hand side of the road. However the roads are excellent, well signposted and you will find mainly courteous drivers on the road. If the freeways seem daunting, opt for the minor roads, you never know what you will come across - a unique shop or a hidden gem that only the locals know about. Out in the country, the roads are similar to what you find at home. These days you don't even have to worry about those relationship-testing moments where the navigator mutters "I think that was our exit", as you race past an off ramp. For a little extra, you can have a slightly bossy but very knowledgeable GPS system that'll tell you exactly how to get to where you're going.


There's a range of car types on offer, and if you're worried about your carbon footprint you can even opt for a more eco-friendly hybrid model available in the Hertz Green Collection at specific locations across America. And for those that want to live the America dream of driving a convertible along the open road, the Hertz Fun Collection has a unique line of fun, sporty vehicles. Or if you prefer to take your home with you, a motorhome might be the option for you. For those adventure enthusiasts why not live the dream on the back of a Harley. Once all that's sorted, you're ready to hit the road!


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