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Oktoberfest for Beginners

Oktoberfest 2014

O’zapft is! The 181st Oktoberfest has kicked off in Munich. This lively annual crowd-puller started as a wedding celebration of Crown King Ludwig and Queen Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen in 1810. The generous king invited citizens of Munich to eat, drink, and enjoy horse races and shooting displays for 5 days. The feast was such a great success that they decided to stage it next year, too. One year after another, it has become a traditional Munich event. In the queen’s honour the festival ground was named Theresienwiese, or, short – Wiesn.

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From the capital to Cannes: driving across France

With its combination of picturesque landscapes and glamorous cities, France is the ideal destination for a leisurely driving break. If you’re looking for an itinerary that gives you the opportunity to explore celebrated cities and famous attractions, as well as enjoy plenty of good driving, consider tackling the route from Paris to Cannes.

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France’s Top Drives

France is a fantastic destination in which to hit the road and enjoy some incredibly scenic drives. While you can drive to France, it’s best to fly and then pick up a hire car at the airport – this way, you can get to your destination quickly and spend your days driving along the most picturesque routes, rather than the less pretty route from the UK through to France.

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Top tips for driving on family holidays

Whether or not you’re planning something of a road trip, a car can be a godsend during family holidays. So, it’s well worth considering hiring a car for the duration of your break, especially if you’re keen to have total of freedom when it comes to where you go and when you go there.

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At a glance: Driving in Portugal

When planning to drive in any overseas destination, it’s crucial to understand the rules of the road first. And even if you have been to the country in question before, it’s always worth taking a second look as a reminder – and to see whether any new rules have come into force.

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