On our self-drive trip through Canada we downloaded an app called Gypsy Guide. This is like having your own personal guide in the car with you. You just download and when you start your trip the guide will work like a GPS.
The audio tours use GPS technology that lets the app know when you are near a fascinating attraction or spectacular sightseeing point. There is continuous commentary that plays automatically, telling you what to look at or when and where to pull over. You don't have to scroll or press any buttons during the tour.
Some area apps are free and others average about $3 to $4 and cover most areas in the US, Canada and Hawaii. ROSE
When flying into Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand, don’t go to the exit where all the cabs and taxis are and get ripped off. Instead, go upstairs to Departures, walk out and take your pick from the abundance of cabs with no line-up. SUNIB GREALY
For years when we visited the UK we drove a family member’s car to get around. Fortunately, we were not involved in any collision or damage as we later found out we would not have been insured. Only UK residents can drive UK-insured private cars. Having a UK driver’s licence and UK passport makes no difference if you are not a resident. We managed to find an online car insurance company that covered us just for driving a private car