Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s reader tip (on Valentine’s Day!) comes from reader Lois, who shares a cool ride service that lets you make stops to sightsee along the way:
“When I was was planning my European travel this summer with my husband and two kids, I was looking for an easy way to get from Lisbon to the Algarve (a three-hour drive) without having to rent a car or take a train or a small plane. With some Googling, I found a website: Daytrip, which hooked me because the reviews were good and frankly the branding gave me confidence (kind of how booking a home through Airbnb feels more real than dealing directly with a stranger).
“Daytrip is essentially a private driver/car service and a local expert all in one. Drivers who know the place really well. They’ll take you the long distances (from one country to another, or city to city), but also stop to see sights along the way (if one desires). I booked it easily online while making my travel plans and had the most lovely experience. I wish I’d known about them for my last trips to Italy and Ireland where driving a rental was extremely challenging (okay, terrifying).
“After my Portugal experience, Daytrip followed up with me to see how my trip was and I said it was so good that I wanted to do their PR. Now, I’m happy to report that Daytrip is a new client and I’ve found that it’s run by some very smart folks. I’ve learned that they are already in 65 countries and four continents and growing like crazy all over the world.”
I haven’t tried the service myself but it’s a great idea. And the reviews really are very good. Thanks for sharing, Lois!
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