Category Archives: USA

Houston

Do you need a car in Houston? What can we really say about Houston, one of the most car-dependent cities on earth? This is a place where nearly 95% of all journeys in the city are taken by car, and anybody who has the option of driving will drive. So it almost goes without saying… Read More »

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Kauai

Do you need a car in Kauai? Given that there is only really one major road running in a “C” shape around only part of the island of Kauai, we don’t really think that Lihu’e is a sort of destination where a hire car is going to be particularly useful. The island is also small… Read More »

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Key West

Should you rent a car in Key West? Situated right on the western tip of the Florida keys, Key West is literally situated at the end of the road, as far as driving within the United States is concerned. This might make it a natural consideration for being the start or end of some phenomenal… Read More »

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Knoxville

Should you rent a car in Knoxville? Knoxville, Tennessee is the nearest large city to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is one of the world’s most visited scenic areas. Although a limited number of bus transfers are available from Knoxville, for example to the resorts of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge at the base… Read More »

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Kona

Do you need a car in Kona? The vast majority of tourist resorts on Hawaii Island (aka Big Island) are around Kona, rather than near the administrative centre of Hilo, and Kona is also where the majority of flights to Big Island arrive. Big Island, big roads – a hire car gives you the freedom… Read More »

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Las Vegas

Do you need a car in Las Vegas? Where can we even start with car-rental advice for the great enigma in the desert that is Sin City, Las Vegas, Nevada? Of all the different travel destinations in the world, Las Vegas is quite possibly the best and the most iconic place from which to start… Read More »

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Los Angeles

Should you rent a car in Los Angeles? Los Angeles is known to many people as one of America’s great car cities, although this is not always the same thing as being completely car dependent, a label that would be far more easily applied to any of the Sunbelt cities like Phoenix or Houston. City… Read More »

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Memphis

Do you need a car in Memphis? rEASONABLE Generally, a rental car is useful outside the city. Public transport options are limited. Reasonable selection of public transit, especially local buses. You can easily get to and from the main points of interest, especially along the river banks, and of course to Graceland, by bus. Generally,… Read More »

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Miami

Do I need a car in Miami? Miami is the real Florida, a simmering melting pot of cultures that is a complete contrast to the theme park land of Orlando. These different cultures have created many cities within the city, so what is the best way to get around and experience this richness? City of… Read More »

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Nashville

Do you need a car in Nashville? Nashville prides itself as being “Music City USA”, and with the focus being on Country and Western, there’s no shortage of live music available, and needless to say, if you are just sticking around the city centre, then local buses and taxis are fine. Nashville also has a… Read More »

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