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If you plan on spending your next vacation in Australia, you need as much money as you can gather; you should start by saving money on car rentals, insurance, and packing. Pixabay

Taking a road trip within Australia is a good way to unwind, the beautiful country has a lot of places to visit. If you plan on spending your next vacation there, you need as much money as you can gather; you should start by saving money on car rentals, insurance, and packing.

Additional expenses like car rental, insurance, and packing fees can consume a big chunk from your vacation budget; if you are new in the country or a novice in renting cars, car hire companies will not hesitate to rip you off. For instance, you may end up buying Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) or Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) when an existing policy already covers you. That’s why this article contains a guide to help you save money on car rentals, insurance and packing while taking a road trip in Australia.



Additional expenses like car rentals, insurance, and packing fees can consume a big chunk from your vacation budget. Pixabay

How to Save Money on Car Rentals

Using public transportation for your road trip may seem more affordable, but it comes with a lot of hitches, this makes renting a car essential, despite the cost, you can save money on car rentals, here are some useful tips:

Compare Offers from Different Car Hiring Companies

Before you hire a car in Australia, you should have different options, make comparisons then go for the most favorable offer. Don’t just settle for popular companies; you’ll be surprised to see other cars hire companies with better offers.

Request Discounts

Most times car hiring companies offer discounts, if you utilize these discounts well, you will be able to save a few dollars. Whether you are booking online or from the desk, always make inquiries about discounts.

Go for Economic or Smaller Cars

Driving a Porsche while on a road trip doesn’t mean you’ll have more fun than when you drive a Toyota, what matters most are the places you can visit, the people you meet and the food you eat. So, there’s no need to drive a luxurious car on a road trip. If you want to reduce your expenses, you should stick with economical vehicles, and if you are going alone or with a single partner, the small-sized car will suit your needs.

Avoid Airport Pickup

It’s always more expensive when picking up a hired car directly from the airport, if you want to minimize your expenses, consider scheduling pickup elsewhere, preferably within the city or close to your hotel.


Using free parking spaces is an excellent way to reduce the amount you will spend on parking. Pixabay

How to Save Money on Car Rental Insurance

Buying a car insurance policy for your rental car is essential, but it becomes a waste if you are already insured. Most times, our personnel car insurance, travel insurance policy, and even Credit cards cover us for most of the insurance policies car rental companies are offering.

Car hiring companies will use different methods to convince you to buy their policies; if you are already covered, don’t give in, be firm in rejection of their offer. Car rental excess waiver insurance policy and daily car hire excess insurance are great alternatives for the Collision Damage Waiver and Loss Damage Waiver that are offered by most insurance companies because they are more affordable. This will help you save money while on the road trip.

Although avoiding additional issuance will indeed help you save funds, it is risky and can drain your funds. So you have to be careful, make sure you do thorough research on your existing policy and find out what you are covered for. If your current insurance policy doesn’t cover you adequately, Car rental excess insurance policy and daily car hire excess will come in handy.

How to Save Money on Parking

Parking your rental vehicle is an additional expense when on a road trip, the cost of parking in Australia varies; parking within metropolitan cities is more expensive than other cities.

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Using free parking spaces is an excellent way to reduce the amount you will spend on parking. However, be cautious and don’t stay beyond the amount of time you are allowed to park. If you can’t find a free parking space, look for the most affordable space close to your destination (with the help of directories) or book in advance to get discounts.

Renting someone’s garage is another great way to save money on parking, don’t be surprised, Australians are willing to rent out their private garage for a more affordable price. Finally, avoid parking your car at a prime location. For instance, if you are going to the beach, park your car around and trek to the beach.


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Upcoming medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages

The new medical colleges being opened in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages.

The state government has issued an order naming four district hospitals that are being converted into medical colleges.

These district hospitals are in Bijnor, Fatehpur, Chandauli, and Siddharth Nagar.

The Bijnor medical college has been named after Mahatma Vidur, a philosopher during the Mahabharata era and uncle of the Pandavas and Kauravas.

The Chandauli medical college has been named after Baba Keenaram, said to be the founder of the Aghori sect.

The Siddharth Nagar district hospital will be called Madhav Prasad Tripathi Medical College after the BJP politician from the region. Tripathi, popularly known as Madhav Babu, was also the first Uttar Pradesh BJP chief. He was elected MP from Domariyaganj in 1977, besides being two times Jan Sangh MLA and also a member of the UP legislative council.

The Fatehpur hospital has been named Amar Shaheed Jodha Singh Ataiya Thakur Dariyawn Singh Medical College, after the freedom fighter of 1857.

It is said that he was among the first to use Guerrilla warfare against the British, as taught by freedom fighter Tatya Tope.

Meanwhile, according to official sources, the medical college in Deoria will be named after Maharishi Devraha Baba and the medical college of Ghazipur in the name of Maharishi Vishwamitra.

The medical college of Mirzapur will be in the name of Maa Vindhyavasini, the medical college of Pratapgarh in the name of Dr. Sonelal Patel and the medical college of Etah will be named after Veerangana Avantibai Lodhi. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: Medical Colleges, Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, India, Politics


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Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has picked India as the favourite to win the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Oman and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Inzamam feels that the Virat Kohli-led India have a greater chance of winning the trophy as the conditions in the Gulf nations are similar to the subcontinent, which makes India the most dangerous side in the event, according to Inzamam.

"In any tournament, it cannot be said for certain that a particular team will win' It's all about how much chance do they have of winning it. In my opinion, India have a greater chance than any other team of winning this tournament, especially in conditions like these. They have experienced T20 players as well," said Inzamam on his YouTube channel.

He said more than the Indian batters, the bowlers have a lot of experience of playing in the conditions. The Indian Premier League (IPL) was played recently in UAE and most of the Indian bowlers did well in that leg.

Inzy heaped praises on the Men in Blue for the confident manner in which they chased the target against Australia on a challenging track without needing Kohli's batting prowess.

"India played their warm-up fixture against Australia rather comfortably. On subcontinent pitches like these, India are the most dangerous T20 side in the world. Even today, if we see the 155 runs they chased down, they did not even need Virat Kohli to do so," he added.

Though he did not pick any favourite, Inzamam termed the India-Pakistan clash in the Super 12 on October 24 as the 'final before the final' and said the team winning it will go into the remaining matches high on morale,

"The match between India and Pakistan in the Super 12s is the final before the final. No match will be hyped as much as this one. Even in the 2017 Champions Trophy, India and Pakistan started and finished the tournament by facing each other, and both the matches felt like finals. The team winning that match will have their morale boosted and will also have 50 percent of pressure released from them," Inzamam added. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: India, Pakistan, Sports, ICC T20 World Cup, UAE.


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Skin problems like itchiness, dryness and flakiness can occur anytime if you're not moisturising your body enough.

Skin problems like itchiness, dryness and flakiness can occur anytime if you're not moisturising your body enough. It is commonly observed that while many people take their skincare routine seriously, a majority of them neglect to moisturise the body. It is important to keep in mind that timing matters a lot when it comes to applying moisturisers. Therefore, knowing the appropriate time to apply body lotion is essential.

Take a look at the ideal times to moisturise your body shared by Kimi Jain, Head of Retail, KIMRICA.

Morning
Moisturising the body in the morning sets your skin up to face countless irritants and environmental factors during the day. The skin is constantly exposed to harsh chemicals and pollutants when you're outside which is why using a protective and soothing moisturiser while going out is necessary. Kimirica's Five Elements Body Lotion comes with natural Aloe Vera extracts that act as a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins that helps protect your skin and provide a deep nourishing effect.

man in white crew neck t-shirt Moisturising the body in the morning sets your skin up to face countless irritants and environmental factors during the day. | Photo by The Creative Exchange on Unsplash

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