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As some say, “spontaneity rules on road trips”. Highways may be fast(er), but we could miss out a lot along the way. It would probably double the fun to take small streets and hidden trails, for some beautiful paths cannot be discovered without getting lost!
A road trip may well be the ticket to adventure… with incredible experiences that excite the senses along the journey (including getting lost). Imagine quirky museums, fun festivals and Insta-worthy sights; exhilarating moments, awe-inspiring instants, calming sensations.
The most important advice anyone can give a road-tripper is “Be open to new experiences”. Witness something different at every curve in the road, every stop that is taken; and appreciate the amazing attractions en route to the (final) destination as you drive with Budget, one of the world’s leading car rental brands with 3,500 locations in more than 120 countries.
SEE Africa’s largest National Arts Festival (NAF) – running for 11 days from the last week of June to the first week of July every year in the city of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, the city is transformed into a vibrant carnival. 2,000+ performances across 600+ events, from comedies and theatre, to music, film and dance by artists from all of South Africa’s provinces and around the world to ignite our sense of sight!
HEAR the songs of the sea; listen to the Sea Organ, an architectural sound art object in Zadar, Croatia and an experimental musical instrument, which plays music by way of sea waves and a hidden vast system of pipes and whistles, located beneath a white marble staircase that descends into the Adriatic Sea. The melodious tune will help soothe the mind after a long road journey.
TASTE a rare Tiger Tail. The orange-flavoured ice cream with a swirl of black liquorice was made popular in the 1950s and is considered a childhood favourite by many Canadians. It is named for its resemblance to orange and black tiger stripes, and is most popular in parts of Canada and therefore, not often found elsewhere. Keeping cool with an ice cream on a road trip is never a bad thing! This could well be the start of an ice-cream road trip!
FEEL the thrill of a Shark Dive in South Australia…! Get underwater and be surrounded by great white sharks. The Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions offers Australia’s only live-on-board, eco-certified shark tours, termed as one of the best shark-diving experiences ever. What an adrenaline-rushing moment a Dive on a Drive can bring!
SMELL one of Earth’s sweetest flowers in Salzkammergut, Austria. Each spring, thousands of daffodils or narcissus bloom in this city. Known as The Narcissus Festival, the country’s biggest flower parade, springtime is one of the best seasons to soak in the sweet fragrance of daffodils in the air, marvel at astonishing floral sculptures and mingle with the local community while embracing their local traditions too.
Be amazed by the experiences in Budget’s Little BIG Book of Amazing Sensations and in turn, enthuse your customers to take on that road adventure that embraces our spontaneity to life!
Download a copy of the Little BIG Book from our travel agents’ portal under the “Booking Tools” section now at www.abgbeep.com/asia.
Budget Car Rental was founded in 1958 as a car rental company for the “budget-minded” renter. Today, with approximately 3,500 locations in more than 120 countries, Budget is a leading rental car provider competing within value-conscious segments of the industry in the United States and other regions, and as a premium brand in Canada, the Caribbean and other parts of the world.