19 Car Rental Pitfalls To Avoid

I’ve hired dozens of cars all over the world, and learned a lot of these lessons the hard way. Benefit from my experience and don’t make these 19 nauseating car rental mistakes.

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19 Car Rental Pitfalls To Avoid

“In the stillness of your presence, you can feel your own formless and timeless reality as the unmanifested life that animates your physical form. You can then feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature. You look beyond the veil of form and separation. This is the realization of oneness. This is love.” – Eckhart Tolle _ Sanur silhouettes at sunrise. _ The imposing profile of Mount Agung in the distance, contrasts with the black outlines of modern Bali meshed with centuries-old local traditions. New, old & ageless. _ While in Sanur I stayed at #TheSamataSanur @lifestyleretreats. And while in Bali I used my handy @tepwireless internet hotspot. _ Check out my favorite photos from 2017 from the link in my bio @travelwithbender.

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“In the stillness of your presence, you can feel your own formless and timeless reality as the unmanifested life that animates your physical form. You can then feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature. You look beyond the veil of form and separation. This is the realization of oneness. This is love.” – Eckhart Tolle _ Sanur silhouettes at sunrise. _ The imposing profile of Mount Agung in the distance, contrasts with the black outlines of modern Bali meshed with centuries-old local traditions. New, old & ageless. _ While in Sanur I stayed at #TheSamataSanur @lifestyleretreats. And while in Bali I used my handy @tepwireless internet hotspot. _ Check out my favorite photos from 2017 from the link in my bio @travelwithbender.

“The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.” – Chris Pine _ Perspectives at @themuliabali. These iconic statues lining the pool represent Balinese women holding religious offerings. _ Mulia Resort is the ultimate definition of the luxury beachside resort. 🌊⛱️ Check out my recent article on travelwithbender.com where I share my experiences. _ While you’re there take a look at my 60 top photos from 2017 or just follow the link in my bio @travelwithbender. 😍📷 _ #escapetomulia #baligasm

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“The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.” – Chris Pine _ Perspectives at @themuliabali. These iconic statues lining the pool represent Balinese women holding religious offerings. _ Mulia Resort is the ultimate definition of the luxury beachside resort. 🌊⛱️ Check out my recent article on travelwithbender.com where I share my experiences. _ While you’re there take a look at my 60 top photos from 2017 or just follow the link in my bio @travelwithbender. 😍📷 _ #escapetomulia #baligasm

“You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.“ – Publilius Syrus _ Les Invalides in Paris, France. _ The final resting place of Napoleon I and the birthplace of modern democracy. On 14 July 1789, a mob broke into the building and seized 32,000 rifles before heading to the prison at Bastille and starting the French Revolution. _ I have an apology to make. If you have left a comment on one of my IG posts in recent months and noticed that it is gone, then please don’t get the impression that I do not value your positive feedback and support. Quite the opposite. A couple weeks ago a hacker broke into my Facebook page (which is linked to this IG account) and caused a lot of damage, including deleting hundreds of IG comments and removing around 75% of my Facebook followers (who built that button into Facebook anyway?!). I worked with Facebook support to identify and isolate the cause of the breach and prevent further damage. Unfortunately the lost data can not be restored. As you can imagine this has been very frustrating for me. I apologise if you thought that I didn’t care about your comments – I really do. Keep them coming! There’s 2 things you can do to help me out that will only take a minute: 1) View a couple of my older IG posts and leave a positive comment or two. 2) Follow me on Facebook (fb.me/travelwithbender). Your support is greatly appreciated. I’ve always believed that responding with kindness is better than anger. It’s the only thing that will help make the world a better place. Thank you for following my journey so far and I look forward to sharing more many adventures with you. Peace. – Josh

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“You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.“ – Publilius Syrus _ Les Invalides in Paris, France. _ The final resting place of Napoleon I and the birthplace of modern democracy. On 14 July 1789, a mob broke into the building and seized 32,000 rifles before heading to the prison at Bastille and starting the French Revolution. _ I have an apology to make. If you have left a comment on one of my IG posts in recent months and noticed that it is gone, then please don’t get the impression that I do not value your positive feedback and support. Quite the opposite. A couple weeks ago a hacker broke into my Facebook page (which is linked to this IG account) and caused a lot of damage, including deleting hundreds of IG comments and removing around 75% of my Facebook followers (who built that button into Facebook anyway?!). I worked with Facebook support to identify and isolate the cause of the breach and prevent further damage. Unfortunately the lost data can not be restored. As you can imagine this has been very frustrating for me. I apologise if you thought that I didn’t care about your comments – I really do. Keep them coming! There’s 2 things you can do to help me out that will only take a minute: 1) View a couple of my older IG posts and leave a positive comment or two. 2) Follow me on Facebook (fb.me/travelwithbender). Your support is greatly appreciated. I’ve always believed that responding with kindness is better than anger. It’s the only thing that will help make the world a better place. Thank you for following my journey so far and I look forward to sharing more many adventures with you. Peace. – Josh

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” – Joseph Campbell _ The grand opulence of @themuliabali in Bali, Indonesia. Check out travelwithbender.com for a recent article I wrote about this world-famous beach resort. It is one place that lives up to it’s reputation. _ #escapetomulia #luxuryhotelsworld

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“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” – Joseph Campbell _ The grand opulence of @themuliabali in Bali, Indonesia. Check out travelwithbender.com for a recent article I wrote about this world-famous beach resort. It is one place that lives up to it’s reputation. _ #escapetomulia #luxuryhotelsworld

Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review: One Bag For Photography, Travel And Everything Else

I have truly given the Peak Design Everyday Backpack a thorough workout. It’s been on cross-continental flights, desert hikes, in crowded cities, on bustling buses, at the beach, and everywhere in between. Get all the info you need about this popular travel & photography backpack in my hands-on review, and find out if it’s right for you.

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Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review: One Bag For Photography, Travel And Everything Else

“I am thankful that thus far today I have not had any unkind thoughts or said any harsh words or done anything that I regret. However, now I need to get out of bed and so things may become more difficult.” – Sylvia Boorstein _ Iconic saguaro cactus in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona. _ I saw these as a kid in Bugs Bunny and Road Runner cartoons. In real life they’re even bigger, reaching up to 40 feet (13 metres) tall. _ Have you seen one up close?

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“I am thankful that thus far today I have not had any unkind thoughts or said any harsh words or done anything that I regret. However, now I need to get out of bed and so things may become more difficult.” – Sylvia Boorstein _ Iconic saguaro cactus in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona. _ I saw these as a kid in Bugs Bunny and Road Runner cartoons. In real life they’re even bigger, reaching up to 40 feet (13 metres) tall. _ Have you seen one up close?

“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” – Jennifer Lee _ Riding camels in Australia’s outback, with Uluru in the background. @exploreuluru _ #exploreuluru #seeaustralia

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“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” – Jennifer Lee _ Riding camels in Australia’s outback, with Uluru in the background. @exploreuluru _ #exploreuluru #seeaustralia

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” – Lord Byron _ Breathtaking winter sunset over Horseshoe Bend in Arizona, USA. The desert colours look like a painter’s easel. _ Check out more details from my 15-day road trip through Arizona & Utah via the link in my bio @travelwithbender or visit travelwithbender.com. If this doesn’t give you serious wanderlust, nothing will. 😉😄 _ While in Page, AZ I stayed at Lake Powell Resort @visitlakepowell. And I used my very handy @tepwireless internet hotspot everyday.

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“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” – Lord Byron _ Breathtaking winter sunset over Horseshoe Bend in Arizona, USA. The desert colours look like a painter’s easel. _ Check out more details from my 15-day road trip through Arizona & Utah via the link in my bio @travelwithbender or visit travelwithbender.com. If this doesn’t give you serious wanderlust, nothing will. 😉😄 _ While in Page, AZ I stayed at Lake Powell Resort @visitlakepowell. And I used my very handy @tepwireless internet hotspot everyday.