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Living in a city comes with many benefits - there’s a buzz of activity that continues from day into night, city's are often easier to get around with extensive public transport links, and they’re home to some of the country’s most major events, so you’re as close to the action as can be!However, living in an urban area unfortunately also means less access to large green areas. In fact, 70% of people who live in urban areas in towns and cities across England don’t have suitable access to quality green space. So if you’re feeling like escaping the city this weekend and are chasing some serenity in the great outdoors, we’ve got some road trip ideas for you.
July 22, 2022
From 28th July Birmingham plays host to 6,500 competing athletes representing 72 nations and territories. Over 11 days of competition in excess of one million people will travel to and from 15 competition venues and witness this festival of international sport unfold. Keeping the city moving for visitors and residents alike has been a high priority topic in the planning for what is the largest event ever to be held in Birmingham. The event aims to create a carbon neutral legacy and their key focus on reducing the event’s carbon footprint shows in their transport plans around the city. We take a look at some of the specific initiatives that will be active over the competition days...
June 24, 2022
Sometimes a city break or a long weekend away can leave you feeling more exhausted than you were before you left. Trying to experience as much as possible in a short amount of time while ticking attractions off the list can result in little rest and lead to ‘tourist burnout’. This is why some have been embracing a different way of holidaying - slow travel.
April 13, 2022
Bank holiday weekend! Four days, a hundred possibilities. The weather is getting warmer, and Spring is here, inspiring many to get back outside. So, we’ve come up with a list of ways you can reconnect with nature this bank holiday weekend.
February 8, 2022
Valentine's Day is almost upon us and the celebration of love also marks the start of the half term break. So what better time to rent a Karshare car and head out on a romantic break with your loved one? If you’re feeling more like a getaway with friends, then our suggestions can also be experienced without a partner too! Read on to see our top picks from gazing at the night sky to visiting sustainable wineries!
February 2, 2022
The days are getting longer and the daffodils are sprouting. There’s a hint of Spring in the air as we finally emerge from January. What better way to spend the upcoming half term break than a holiday enjoying the beauty that our country has to offer outdoors? We’ve come up with some of the best UK holiday destinations for getting active this half term. From kayaking to rock climbing - we’ve got ideas for all levels. Whether you want to upgrade to a bigger car to fit in the bikes and a tent, or just to keep the kids happy on a longer trip, Karshare has the perfect car to rent for your half term holiday.
December 15, 2021
It's nice to escape the hustle and the bustle of the city life now and then, which is why we think it's worth a drive out of the city. With Christmas fast approaching, we wanted to share some of our favourite activities that take place just outside of the cities we live in. We're hoping this gives you some inspiration for your next rental, as these places aren't quite easily accessible by public transport and may require a car. So let's kick off the series with our recommendations for those looking to escape London for the day.
June 29, 2021
“If I'd learnt one thing from travelling, it was that the way to get things done was to go ahead and do them. Don't talk about going to Borneo. Book a ticket, get a visa, pack a bag, and it just happens.”
June 9, 2021
Let’s face it – June 21st may not be the all-inclusive holiday announcement we’ve been dreaming of. But that’s ok, there are plenty of incredible vacation destinations across the UK that are just a road trip away. It may not be the Cote d’Azur but with these 7 games to keep you entertained throughout your travels, you’ll be embracing that holiday spirit in no time. So leave your passports at home, folks – it’s road trip time.
June 1, 2021
With so many great things to do at any time of year, Manchester has a lot going for it. But even though you’ll never be bored in Manchester, that doesn’t mean you won’t want to venture out of the city occasionally, particularly now that staycations are possible again. Luckily, one of Manchester’s many excellent qualities is its proximity to all kinds of amazing places. Here are five top staycation spots, whether you want to stick within a short drive of the city or venture that little bit further out.
May 25, 2021
Who’s ready to get out of the city for a fun day out this Bank Holiday weekend? With a whole 3 days off there’s more than enough time to spend an afternoon in Bath, explore Yatton, jet off to Somerset, and more. This week we’ve teamed up with Yuup to make planning your Bank Holiday adventure out of the city a breeze...
May 20, 2021
This Monday (17 May) saw the UK take its next big step in the move away from lockdown restrictions. Groups of up to 30 people are now allowed to meet outdoors, and the Rule of 6 is back in effect for indoor gatherings. More businesses were given the go-ahead to reopen, including the hospitality sector, entertainment venues, hotels and hostels and indoor exercise classes. With so many beloved places finally allowed to reopen, we have compiled a list of our favourite destinations and activities to make the most of beautiful Bristol under the new Covid guidelines.
May 6, 2021
With international travel still looking uncertain in the coming months, you may be considering a staycation nearby or road trip to some of the most iconic destinations in the UK. From camping in Cornwall to hiking in the Scottish Highlands, If you’re staying on British soil this summer and are looking for the most sustainable way to get from A to B to C, then you’ve come to the right place.
April 23, 2021
Drive-in cinemas have grown in popularity in the UK over the last few years, with Covid-19 causing a massive boost in sales as people gravitated towards the outdoor events that still allowed them to maintain their personal space. And it looks like the trend isn’t going anywhere. We have rounded up some of the most exciting drive-in events coming to Bristol and beyond, so you can park up and sit back without having to leave your car!
April 12, 2021
It finally feels like the world is opening up again. From today, restrictions are easing to allow non-essential shops, salons, outdoor hospitality venues and gyms to reopen. The new rules also mean that self-contained accommodation like holiday cabins, Airbnbs or camping sites can open to allow for overnight stays – aka staycations! Lucky for you, dear reader, there’s no better place to safely enjoy the new regulations than Bristol, with its wealth of culture, shopping, eateries and stunning scenery.
March 24, 2021
Well, it looks like international travel is off the cards for the foreseeable future. But fear not – the UK has a whole range of enviable destinations that can make for the perfect holiday, whether you’re looking for a tanning session at the beach or a gruelling hike up Snowdon. And the best bit is that you can get everything you need for the perfect staycation simply by unlocking your phone. We’ve put together our favourite apps to make your trip as smooth as possible. Ditch the passport and get yourself behind the wheel instead: adventure awaits.
March 16, 2021
The German word “Fernweh” might just be the perfect way to describe what we’re all feeling right now: an aching for the far. Longing to escape the mundanity of lockdown life, we’ve binged through pretty much everything Netflix has to offer, but these hidden gems might just hit the spot and fulfil your wanderlust as we count down the days until adventure-time.
March 5, 2021
Coming at you with a quick Friday history lesson that looks at the evolution of electric vehicles – from the very first invention of an electric motor to the multi-billion dollar success of Tesla. Here we go: In the 1800s, Hungarian engineer Ányos Jedlik started experimenting with, what he called “lightning-magnetic-self-rotors”, which resulted in the invention of the first electric motor in 1828, functional enough to power a small model car. You can actually find it at the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest – it still works perfectly.
February 25, 2021
From 12 April onwards, lockdown restrictions will ease to allow for the reopening of zoos, theme parks and holiday lets for individual households. We have taken a look at some of the best self-contained accommodations and nearby activities for our community in Bristol so you can finally put the word “holiday” in that empty diary of yours. It’s roadmap time!
February 4, 2021
First things first: what is hypermiling? Hypermiling or ‘eco-driving’ is a form of driving that maximises fuel efficiency. It’s all about getting the most bang for your buck: by employing various energy-efficient techniques to minimise fuel consumption, you can get more miles out of your car and reduce emissions at the same time. These methods are often used with electric vehicles where drivers want to get the maximum out of their battery and exceed their vehicle manufacturers’ stated efficiency. We have put together 10 top tips that will help drive more fuel efficiently in 2021 while saving money – and the planet.
January 7, 2021
Karshare will be operating as normal during lockdown. While it is crucial for everyone to stay at home whenever possible, there are a number of essential travel reasons, which we have cars available for. Karshare started off as a support service for key workers and front line staff and we are continuing in our mission to provide safe and easy access to vehicles for everyone during the pandemic.
December 18, 2020
In a year when it has been nearly impossible to see friends and family, we know just how important the festive season is going to be for everyone. We want to make it as easy and safe as possible for you to rent a car and visit loved ones for Christmas. Our vehicles are available to rent 24/7 during the holidays and our keyless technology means you don’t have to worry about arranging a drop-off with the car owner – it all takes place through our App.
May 17, 2021
Remember normal life? It seems like a distant memory after so much time spent in lockdown, but today (May 17) marks a big step towards the return of that life. New easings on restrictions open up a world of possibilities, allowing people to sit indoors at restaurants, pubs and cafes, while cultural and entertainment venues such as theatres, cinemas and museums can open their doors for the first time in months. Holidays also get a lot easier, as hotels and B&Bs are back in the mix and groups can now travel together. All of which means it’s time to get out there and explore the UK again. A great place to start is Manchester, a hotbed of creativity, art, culture and gastronomy. Here’s how to make the most of Manchester under the new guidelines.
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