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Essential Tips for Renting a Car Overseas

Thrillist | Posted 03.03.2017 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Tim Ebner Credit: Flickr/Nicolas Grevet Renting a car is usually pretty easy. In fact, these days travelers often bypass the customer service c...

Secrets Car Rental Companies Don't Want You To Know

Thrillist | Posted 01.19.2017 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Nicole Rupersburg @ruperstarski Credit: Shutterstock (edited) Anyone who's ever rented a car has likely experienced "car rental apoplexy"...

The Full Lowdown on Car Rental Grace Periods

Map Happy | Posted 12.11.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

So you rented a car and everything went without a hitch. You got a great deal, used the checklist before leaving the lot, fueled up and saved the rece...

Renting a Car for the First Time? Know These Things

Map Happy | Posted 12.01.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Having access to a car opens up a great deal of new experiences. But acquiring a rental car isn't as simple as walking in and asking nicely (as I believed. I also do not recommend this approach). In retrospect, I wish knew some of these things before walking up to the counter.

5 Great Ways to Save During the Holidays

Dave Austin | Posted 11.20.2016 | Business
Dave Austin

It's the holiday season, and for many of us that means spending season. Whether it's on holiday gifts or traveling to spend time with family, the costs can begin to add up quickly. Finding ways to save can help reduce the impact on our wallets.

Why Travel Companies Don't Trust You

Christopher Elliott | Posted 10.08.2016 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Travelers say they're distrustful of companies for other reasons, too. Maybe they've been on a flight that was delayed by "weather" even when conditions were clear on both ends. Or maybe they've been told a hotel is sold out, even though rooms are still available on third-party sites.

3 Reasons To Wait Until Fall To Make Your Big Trip

OWN | Posted 07.24.2015 | OWN

Planning a big trip this summer? Prepare to pay. Airlines, hotels and car rental services hike up their prices in during the busy summer months, and t...

How to Prep for a Road Trip Abroad

Map Happy | Posted 05.14.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Who can resist the call of the open road, aka freedom? Just don't forget about sexy things like international driving laws.

6 Important Steps for Renting a Car

Julie Lee | Posted 03.18.2015 | Travel
Julie Lee

Now that the country is starting to thaw out after what has felt like a never-ending winter, the first thing I want to do is get out of the house and ...

The Republicans Won -- But Have Travelers Lost?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.05.2015 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Every major industry -- from cruise lines to wireless companies -- could now have its way with us, unfettered by "burdensome" state and federal regulation, if the experts are to be believed. Consumers are powerless to stop it.

How to Rent a Car on Vacation

Fodor's | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

Though renting a car can seem easy, it's important to know a handful of basic, but important facts--age restrictions, insurance coverage options, disc...

There Are Cars, Then There Are Cars -- When Fusion Means Confusion: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front, Part 6

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.27.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

OK, this is where the real fun starts. I'm in Deer Lake, western Newfoundland, where the province's only long-distance bus line takes a very distinct ...

Travel Tips for the Frequent and Budget Savvy Flyer

Justin Hernandez | Posted 10.07.2014 | Travel
Justin Hernandez

Over the past year I've done my fair share of flying back and forth between New York and Los Angeles. In the process, I have figured out how to make the treks as seamless and cost-effective as possible through trial and error.

The 7 Worst Problems While Driving In A Foreign Country

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 08.16.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

Hungry to take a summer road trip someplace exotic? Read up before you give Hertz or Avis a call, and remember, a drive around another continent can be a wonderful adventure as long as you're prepared.

Keep a Lid on Vacation Costs

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Jason Alderman

I'm not a big believer in pre-planning every single detail -- sometimes the best vacation moments are spontaneous. But unless your rich uncle is paying for the trip, you'll need to do a certain amount of preparation or your budget will fly out the window.

Driving in a Foreign Country: What You Need to Know

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

Getting from Point A to Point B in a foreign land is a fundamental part of traveling -- and should be one of the more enjoyable aspects of exploring a new country. So what do you need to know before you get behind the wheel for the ultimate private tour?

Why I'm Canceling My AARP Membership

John Blumenthal | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

For years, I renewed my membership automatically without giving it much more thought than I do to changing my socks once a month. But now I've decided to turn in my card. We're done, AARP. Bye bye. I hereby resign.

The Hidden Cost of Car Rentals in Mexico

Matt Gibson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
Matt Gibson

You know what they say about deals that sound too good to be true.

10 Ways to Earn Frequent Flyer Miles Without Getting On a Plane

Chris Lopinto | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Chris Lopinto

Although elite flyers may earn a mileage bonus for every mile flown, there are much better ways to earn miles on the ground.

Hey Thanksgiving Travelers, Don't Get 'Dinged' on Your Rental Car

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

This Thanksgiving, take pictures of your rental car. Document any damage. And don't be afraid to turn down a high-mileage vehicle.

Do Travel Companies Raise Prices Based on Who You Are?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 11.01.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

For years, travelers suspected online agencies of serving up higher fares and prices when they recognized your browser "cookies" -- those invisible electronic breadcrumbs that identify you.

Can Technology Help You Turn the Tables on Your Car Rental Company? (POLL)

Christopher Elliott | Posted 10.24.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

If you're tired of technology being used against you -- and how can you not be after the the latest NSA spying allegations -- then you'll probably appreciate this man-bites-dog story.

The Car Rental Industry's Big Trick

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.22.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

If you were the last person to rent the vehicle, you're on the hook for whatever damage they want to charge you or your insurance company. You just have to take them at their word.

Planes, Trains and Cars: Cartels Take Over the Travel Industry

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 11.22.2012 | Business
Blake Fleetwood

If airlines and car rental companies want to increase market share, the big guys should have to earn it by winning the business and loyalty of their customers; not by gobbling up competitors or driving them out of business

America's Newest Car Rental Company

Posted 11.21.2012 | Travel

A German car rental company has quietly started a U.S. expansion, offering deals to consumers at a time when average prices are set to rise amid conso...