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Hitting the road: Tips for renting a car around the world

Cheapflights | Posted 03.18.2016 | Travel

When the open road beckons, sometimes the only way to answer the call is by renting a car. Some of the world's most popular travel destinations, like ...

20 Cheapskate Secrets to Buying a New Car

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business

By Jeff Yeager, Contributor Prepare for sticker shock and new-car-loan awe. The average new car transaction price was $34,428 in December 2015, accor...

Essential Tips for Renting a Car Overseas

Thrillist | Posted 03.02.2016 | Travel

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...

The Appalachian Trail by Rent-a-Car (Part 2)

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.28.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Though often remote, the Appalachian Trail was a route like any other. Ordinary roads ran near it and intersected it as it wound its way around towns, over rivers and across forested valleys. What was to stop me from tracking the trail by . . . car?

A Drive in the Woods: The Appalachian Trail by Rent-a-Car

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.03.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The Appalachian Trail is back in the news these days. Some of us have indelible memories of our experiences on the trail. Here's my tale of tracing the entire length of it, years back, in, uh, a rented Geo Prizm.

Know Instantly Which Side Your Car's Gas Tank Is on

Map Happy | Posted 06.13.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Of course, there is a way to know. Of course, I'm stupid and don't pay attention. That's because there's an indicator on the car's dashboard that tells you where the fuel door is.

Super Bowl Stadium Massive Taxpayer Boondoggle

Sally Greenberg | Posted 04.05.2015 | Impact
Sally Greenberg

It's time for Congress to step in to prevent cities like Glendale from backing themselves up on their own goal line. We fully support the bi-partisan End Discriminatory State Taxes for Automobile Renters Act (EDSTAR), which would solve this problem once and for all.

7 Ways You're Pissing Off the Rental Car Agent

Thrillist | Posted 11.05.2014 | Travel

The agent met you three minutes ago, and is giving you a CAR. For TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS! The only place you're getting a better deal that quickly is on The Price is Right.

Seven Worst Rental-Car Rip-Offs (And How To Beat Them)

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Just about every segment of the travel industry is rife with rip-offs, but the folks who rent cars have risen gouging to an art form. Fortunately, there are work-arounds that will allow you to bypass most of these rip-offs.

8 Budget-Busting Travel Fees (And How to Avoid Them)

George Hobica | Posted 09.27.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

You booked the flight, you got the hotel, the rental car. You're set, you're done, no surprises. Right? Well, maybe not. Keep your eyes peeled for these eight, often very expensive travel fees. With a little extra effort, many of them can be avoided.

8 Ways to Save Big on Summer Travel

Budget Travel | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Here are our favorite insider secrets and online tools to get you where you want to be.

Everything You Need To Know About Rental Car Insurance

George Hobica | Posted 09.09.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Renting a car? Buying the over-the-counter insurance that rental car companies sell could be the dumbest move you've made all day. That is, unless it'...

You Could Drive One Of These On Your Next Trip

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.20.2013 | Travel

Do you dream of driving around in a sleek sports car, but can't exactly afford to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars for one? When you travel,...

Smart Tips for a Better Road Trip

Women & Co | Posted 08.07.2013 | Travel
Women & Co

Road trips, however exhilarating, can also be taxing on the body and mind at times, but by planning ahead you can ensure everyone on the drive stays engaged and entertained. Here are a few ways to make your trip more memorable.

Why Florida's Governor Wants Tourists to Rent Cars

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Florida's Supreme Court also delivered a gift to the rental car industry when it declared the Graves Amendment as constitutional. The Graves Amendment is a federal law that shields car rental and leasing companies from financial responsibility when one of their vehicles is involved in a crash.

My Favorite 'Insider' Money Savers For Travel

George Hobica | Posted 03.15.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

If your hotel lowers the your room rate between the time you buy and check in, which happens about 20% of the time, you can usually rebook at the lower rate.

Major Changes At Zipcar

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business

* Deal for about $500 million, or $12.25/share in cash * Offer is 49 percent premium to Monday close * Deal to add to Av...

Hertz: An Unqualified Success in Customer Service

Shelly Palmer | Posted 09.17.2012 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

A few weeks ago, while cruising the highways of Southern California in the Ford Mustang GT500 I rented from Hertz, I was forced to skip two unmanned t...

Car Rental Fees Stun Consumers

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 06.19.2012 | Money

Have you ever felt duped by a car rental service? You're not alone. California resident Don Nelson is the latest victim of errant fees and backles...

How To Beat These Common Travel Scams

SmarterTravel | Posted 08.04.2012 | Travel

You know that old saying? There's a sucker born every minute? Don't be one of them.

Andrew Burmon

PHOTOS: 55,000 Miles In America | Andrew Burmon | Posted 10.17.2011 | Travel

James Reeves acts like he's just another guy who took an American road trip. When he says he's driven 55,000 miles back and forth across the U.S. in b...

Hertz To Rent Electric Cars By The Hour | Lora Kolodny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hertz Rent A Car is set to offer electric vehicles at an hourly rate starting December 15th in New York City, with expansion of the service to San Fra...

Hertz's One State Solution: Netanyahu's Rent-a-Car Ally

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

With Hertz operating in every major Middle Eastern country, one would think Hertz would recognize how utterly offensive its map is and immediately repeal its use.

Sigh. Recalculating....Where I'm Going In 2009

Ellyn Spragins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ellyn Spragins

Te world's financial meltdown has thrown me, like everyone, into Sigh-Recalculating mode. Our plan to retire in X years? Sigh. Recalculating.

Ask The Parking Ticket Geek: Rental Car Tickets?

The Parking Ticket Geek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
The Parking Ticket Geek

I am currently writing a post called "Welcome to Chicago-A Beginners Guide To Driving In Chicago," that gives newcomers to our city the lowdown. My original title was "Violated! What To Do To Keep Chicago From Sticking It In Your A**."