Advice, Travelling

What you should know before taking your new car on a test drive

About to test drive a new car? Then here are a few things you need to know before you get behind the wheel:

What do you want?

First and foremost consider what you want from your new car. Don’t simply wander about the car dealership without having given this prior thought, consider your priorities first.  Is it more important for you to have a high performance car or low insurance costs and good fuel economy? continue reading


Where are the most blue badge residents in England?

Volkswagen Motability scheme provider Inchcape Volkswagen has found that the South East of England has the most blue badge residents, following a freedom of information request that it sent out to councils.

The request, sent out on August 15th 2016, revealed that there are an estimated 364,116 blue badges currently in operation throughout the South East. This is considerably more the North West (362,294 active blue badges) and the South West (279,251) of the authorities that provided data for the study. continue reading



Many travelers would be hard-pressed to locate Bulgaria on a map and probably would not include a trip there on their bucket list of destinations. This surprises me because the country is one of the most beautiful in Europe, very affordable, and well worth a visit. While it may be currently off the beaten path, I am sure that one day Bulgaria’s secrets will be revealed, securing it a central place on any travel map. continue reading


Which VW Will Save You the Most on Your Road Trip?

Perhaps the biggest cost consideration associated with taking a road-trip is that of the fuel you’ll be burning. VW’s range of vehicles come in as a leading choice for vehicles suited to all varieties of road-trips, so it’s perhaps very helpful to compare your options by way of the highest mileage offered per gallon in each of the types of Volkswagen vehicles. Volkswagen dealer Inchape Volkswagen walks us through some research conducted to determine which of these types of VW vehicles offers the most miles to the gallon. continue reading

Journal, Retirement, Travelling

My trip to the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are arguably the most famous attraction to see in the world, and certainly high on many people’s bucket list. But what exactly is it which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to marvel at the spectacular natural display. I was recently lucky enough to take a trip to Iceland where we explored the spectacular volcanic…

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