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Upcoming UK Driving Licence Changes Cause Confusion
Fortunately the situation with regard to hiring a car in the USA is clear. No counterpart or passcodes will be required!
 
UK Counterpart Licence Will Not Be Required to Hire a Car in the USA from 08/06/15

From June 8th 2015 the paper counterpart of a UK photo ID driving licence ceases to have legal status. A UK driving licence will be either a paper licence issued prior to 1998 – pink or green it doesn’t matter – or just the photo ID licence which is renewable every 10 years. This will be all you will need to collect your USA car hire from 8th June onwards. 

There is some debate about the need to obtain a code from the DVLA to hire a car. This is not necessary to hire a car in the USA. The DVLA website specifically says:

“After 8 June 2015 if you are hiring a vehicle or you drive for a living and you are asked to provide evidence of your driving record (entitlements and/or penalty points), you will be able to do this online for free by accessing our Share Driving Licence service.”

It is important to be aware that hire companies in the USA do not recognise our system of points and endorsements – as long as you are not banned from driving you can hire in the US.

We have checked with all of our US suppliers and they will only require you to present a full, valid driving licence as described above.

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My two boys at one of our favourite locations in Florida, Wekiwa Springs state park.
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We did see a massive gator sunbathing on a large branch in the lake behind the bridge during the afternoon, thankfully the swimming area is too noisy for them :)
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A couple of happy chappies in a rare moment of sunshine today. 
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I like this post about the dangers of recommending or installing freeware.
 
Bit of an eye opener. Think twice before recommending freeware downloads.
We installed the top 10 apps from Download.com, and you’ll never believe what happened! Well… I guess maybe you might have a good guess. Awful things. Awful things are what happens. Join us for the fun!
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Christmas has come early, with a lovely surprise hamper from one of my suppliers. 
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nice treat +Elle Hubbard !
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Our pumpkin king 2014...
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Haha! Very creepy!! 
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I thought I had only two sons, Google seems to think I have 5...
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Trust me +Greg Cooper​​ if I had 5 boys that big my kitchen cabinets would have to be a lot bigger to hold all the food they would need !!
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Does anyone know what this is? We found it today in the woods on my brother - in - law's farm. It is extremely light so I think made from thin aluminium and has a small hanging loop so has been suspended from something. The dents came from my son's stick before he realised how thin it was! 
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+Natascha Thomson, I like the idea of people wandering through the woods with these on their heads :) 
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Excellent post by +Sholto Macpherson outlining the online storage options for businesses. 

Something I have been considering as my Office suite becomes ever older and clunkier.
 
Member Post: How to Choose Online Storage for Your Business http://ow.ly/2TfQ1c
Is your file server on its last legs? Are you avoiding the hassle and expense of finding a server to replace it? These days, storing files in your business is possible without a server at all. Online storage (or cloud storage) services are increasingly common and are used by multinational companies as well as shoestring startups. However, online storage is not suitable for every business. And even when it is a good choice, the number of options c...
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+Sholto Macpherson thank you for that advice. I did give Google apps a whirl for a short while, so it is verified and all, but having yet another profile to fiddle with is a bit frustrating. I am sure I will have to bite the bullet at some point, and your comments make it seem like a good place to start.
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Happy Thanksgiving to my plusfriends across the pond. I hope you are all having a wonderful day with family, not 'goofing off' on the computer!
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Thanks, +Elle Hubbard​ !! (Maybe not goofing off so much, as just "checking in"!! "-) Hope your day goes well!!
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+Randy Milanovic​, I see your saltwater tank and raise you one tropical fish tank. Yours is certainly better stocked, but I don't think we're doing too badly for £100 off eBay!

Once it has settled in a bit we will be able to stock it with some more interesting fish :D
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+Torcroft Hotel I was given an opportunity to change the title the first time I edited the story and I changed it completely. I think the pencil was there on the final screen and the title was underlined so I realised I could change it. But I may have that slightly wrong as it was a few hours ago now and I have a brain like a sieve! 
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US Car Hire Specialist, Owner of TripWheels & Florida Homes and Travel, Garden enthusiast
Introduction
I am the owner of Tripwheels which brings competitive car hire in the USA and Canada to British and European residents without any compromise of our outstanding customer service levels. 

Clients can choose from packages for
  • 1 driver
  • 2 drivers, 
  • lots of drivers or 
  • drivers under 25
All of our pre-paid rental vouchers include all the insurances, taxes and fees required to drive legally in the USA or Canada along with unlimited mileage.

If you would like a quote or have a question, please use this contact form to get in touch.

Reservations can be easily made online, or by direct communication with me, for those clients who like to speak with a real person, and have one point of contact to deal with everything for them.

I also own and write Florida Homes and Travel, a monthly newsletter for owners of Florida Vacation homes.  The newsletter has been published continuously since 1989, and I have owned and published it since 2002. 

Since arranging car hire for my subscribers all of that time and often in other parts of the USA to Florida, in 2011 I decided to expand our online car hire coverage to the whole of the USA and Canada, which gave rise to TripWheels.
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Married with 2 children, 6 dogs, 3 Indian Runner ducks and lots of chickens...
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Owner of TripWheels, a US Car Hire website. Owner and Editor of Florida Homes and Travel, a newsletter for Florida vacation home owners
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Arranging car hire as cheaply as possible, writing.
Employment
  • www.TripWheels.com
    Car Hire Specialist, 2002 - present
  • Florida Homes and Travel
    Journalist, 2002 - present
  • Hollycombe Primary School
    Teaching assistant, 1995 - 1999
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The highlight of our visit to Florida was our evening at Chef John's Place. Thankfully we reserved a table because this is a small restaurant and some guests that hadn't reserved had to be turned away. The food was exceptional, as was the service, atmosphere and value. Chef John came out to meet his guests and check that everyone was happy. The salmon was fresher than I have ever eaten and my salmon linguine with scallops was a one - off special that night. Pure perfection, but make sure you reserve a table to avoid disappointment.
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Fantastically helpful staff with an amazing array of essential Indian spices and foods. Even though it's half an hour away, will certainly be shopping here again.
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Fantastic staff, really knowledgeable and caring. I would not take my dogs anywhere else and thoroughly recommend this surgery.
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reviewed 8 months ago
I love On Track Tips! The tips are always useful, the shows are short and FULL of content with so many learning points. Jason is a brilliant presenter, giving so much energy to the audience and guests - who are really great guests that also happily share more tips and tricks!
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Brilliant service and staff! Highly recommend.
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Brilliant salon, really happy with the cut, the wash itself was a real treat and customer service overall is wonderful. Highly recommend
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