Every year at Christmas time, we sit around and talk about our fantasy Christmas holiday, something we've dreamed about for years. We fantasize about booking a flight to either France or Italy, two of our favorite places in the world, for an extended Christmas vacation. Instead of scheduling a tour bus, we'll reserve a rental car like Car Hire Italy and get our own set of wheels so we can come and go as we please.
Since we've seen the traffic in those two countries first hand, we have an idea of what we're up against. However, I think we can drive just as impulsively in our rental car as any of the locals. I mean, I grew up driving in Japan so I'm fairly adept at interpreting international road signs as well as weaving in and out of traffic at breakneck speeds.
Seeing a country by car, is ideal because you can stop at all the quaint places you see. If you need a snack or a rest stop, you don't have to wait for the bus to stop at the planned Auto Grill, a favorite roadside haven in Italy.
One of these years, we may turn our Christmas European vacation into reality. When we do, we'll hire a car for the freedom from schedules it offers.