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"The Zipcar right outside our flat was booked during Monday's commute to work, and there was no going back – come the weekend, we were escaping this concrete jungle, seeking out fresh air, tranquillity and a oneness with nature."



Another weekend, another getaway in the Zipcar!  The poor Texan has been working like a dog lately, with late nights in the office on Fridays, and weekends ruined by endless meetings...

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"The Zipcar right outside our flat was booked during Monday's commute to work, and there was no going back – come the weekend, we were escaping this concrete jungle, seeking out fresh air, tranquillity and a oneness with nature."




Meet Cat, a Zipcar member and blogger extraodinaire who knows how to get out of the hustle and bustle of London life...

Are you thinking about getting out of the city? With our new bundle deals, it's now easier and cheaper than ever. For inspiration read on, or why not check out Cat's adventures at her blog Take Courage? We've even got a few trip ideas ourselves, check out Ziptours - our guide to lots of different adventures you can have outside of London.


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With so much great tech innovation happening around the globe, sometimes it's easy to forget to look right on your doorstep. Zipcar's own HQ is nestled right in the heart of Wimbledon, and we recently stumbled upon Wimbledon's brand new Tech Campus, aka 'Wimbletech'. It's a home for local startups, a garage for Hackathons and above all, an innovation hub for the London Borough of Merton. Our very own Will spoke to Wimbletech's Founder David and found out a little more about this slice of startup paradise.

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Thursday 31st July proved to be an exciting and experimental evening for Zipcar UK, as we hosted our first ever member dinner in partnership with Grub Club. We invited members from the local community of Stoke Newington to come together to eat great food, fine wine and share some stories, instead of cars for once!

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Here at Zipcar, we love to lend a helping hand.  In fact, we like to give a Big Hand.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Big Hand, it’s something we do at Zipcar: we choose three charities, and help support them by sending some of our troops over to them for some voluntary work. We asked you to suggest potential charities that we could partner with (of which you gave us over 50!) After we had a list of all our top candidates, we held an internal vote to decide which charities we would most like to help. These ended up being:

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It's a cliché but I love my job; every bit of it is interesting

Meet Mark, aka MarkyMarket. He runs a food delivery business that utilizes the unique benefits of Zipcar to deliver (excuse the pun) the best possible service he can. Being able to take a car at any time, hassle free, is how Mark gets the freshest meat delivered right to your door.

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Rent Moola x Zipcar
These days, it's not all about ownership. In fact, many of us are shrugging off those financial burdens and complexity by opting for access and its comparative simplicity instead. We spoke to Sam Hall of RentMoola, a new platform that rewards renting, and got his idea on exactly what RGeneration is all about.

 

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Everyone knows that we love cars, vans, and all things motorised here at Zipcar, but sometimes, just sometimes, the old-fashioned bicycle is best. Join us in celebrating the world’s biggest bike race, and watch the Tour de France as it kicks off in Leeds on Saturday July 5th 2014. 

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Edge of Space © SazzyB/iStock/Thinkstock
Apparently mankind learned nothing from the legend of Daedalus and Icarus; no matter how tragic or comic the disaster story, we are possessed by an ambition to fly onwards and upwards that cannot be deterred. 
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The Trout Inn at Tadpole Bridge © The Trout Inn at Tadpole Bridge
On a sunny summer day, we Brits know exactly what to do: at the first sign of sun peeking through the cloud cover, to the pub garden we go. But not all pub gardens are created equal. In lieu of the concrete-floored, cramped and smoke-filled versions that populate cities, motor out of the urban centre to find green, spacious, picture-perfect places for sprawling.

 
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