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Thought About A Driving Holiday Abroad

Christmas has only just finished and it's still months until Easter, but I bet you've already started to plan your summer holiday. So where are you thinking of going? Majorca? Corfu? Ayia Napa?.You know what it's going to be like. You'll have a flight at some ungodly hour of the morning from some airport that's nowhere near where you live. There'll be screaming kids and vomiting babies everywhere, your flight will be delayed and then when you finally get to wherever you're going, your luggage will be waiting for you thousands of miles away in some hellhole on the other side of the world.

And then you'll discover that the Paradise View hotel you've booked into doesn't view paradise at all, but rather a stinking building site with equally stinking fat workmen leering at you.Why put yourself through it all?.Why not take the stress-free option this summer and have a beautifully relaxing holiday to remember? No delayed flights, no tantruming toddlers and definitely no sweaty foreign workmen. Instead, put your suitcases in the boot, give your motor insurance company a tinkle, squeeze your girlfriends into the car (or if really necessary, your bloke), drive right past that airport and keep driving.

Because you're not flying anywhere. Nope. Instead, you're taking the relaxing route to holiday paradise- you're driving there.Nowadays there's no need to spend hundreds of pounds flying away to some luxurious destination.

You can drive there yourself and save a bundle in the process. Majorca, Corfu and Ayia Napa might be out of the question, but there so many fantastic places you can get to.Just call your women's car insurance provider before you go to make sure they've covered you for driving abroad, then off you go. Unless you really hate boats and want to go across to France via the Channel Tunnel, ferries from Britain can take you to a multitude of fantastic foreign holiday destinations.Sailing from the South Coast you can go to a whole host of ports in northern France in a matter of hours, with the beautiful nearby beaches of Normandy and Brittany offering everything sun-lovers could desire. If it's not the beaches that you're after, drive down into the Loire Valley or the Dordogne for a leafy, luscious break among the vineyards and gently swirling rivers, or head over to Paris, the romantic capital of the world, for something a little more hedonistic.

If you're dead set on a holiday in Spain, then a slightly longer trip from Portsmouth or Plymouth can get you to Santander and Bilbao. On Spain's northern coast, they've also got a horde of beautiful beaches nearby, and France's southern sands aren't too far away either. A word of warning though, Spanish drivers are notoriously bad and the chances of getting involved in a smash are fairly high, so unless you want that women's car insurance premium to rocket up, be sure to take lots of care.

Scandinavian drivers are nowhere near as bad as their Spanish cousins, and a ferry from England or Scotland's east coast can take you to the mind-numbing beauty of the fjords and mountains in the lands of our Viking forefathers.The landscape is, in a word, stunning, and the people are among the most friendly and welcoming on Earth. For those looking for a chilled-out week away, Norway, Sweden and Denmark are the perfect locations to relax and inhale a bit of culture and history. If that's not your sort of thing then head over to Stockholm, Copenhagen or Oslo for a party to remember. If there's one thing the Scandinavians know how to do, it's have a good time. Just remember to pack your paracetamol.

If you think you can take more, get back on the ferry in Stockholm and take an overnight trip up to Finland. The trip is world-famous as a non-stop party, and if you like your Absolut, Carlsberg and Kopparbergs, it's definitely the thing for you.Ireland, Holland, Belgium, Germany and virtually any other country on mainland Europe is accessible via a ferry or the Channel Tunnel, and you'll be surprised at how much more fun, and cheaper, it can be than the packed beach resorts of the Costa Blanca.

Driving on the Continent doesn't take long to get used to, and as long as you make sure you've got proper motor insurance cover from a specialist car insurance for women provider, you've got nothing to worry about.So pack the suncream, grab some bikinis, cram in the girls and head off for a holiday to remember. You'll love it.

.Author: Simon Jacobs, CoverGirl Car Insurance Services.

CoverGirl Car Insurance Services are specialists in women's car insurance and can provide fast, free quotes in seconds- call 0800 195 48 52 today or visit http://www.covergirlcarinsurance.co.uk.

By: Simon Jacobs

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