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

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

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.

National App Lets You Pick Your Rental Car

AP | By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 10.13.2013 | Travel

National Car Rental has launched a mobile app that goes beyond just making and reviewing reservations. The notable extras start when yo...

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,...

Car Rental Companies Can Take A Reservation, But Can't Hold A Reservation

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 08.18.2013 | Travel

We're sorry, sir, but we don't have any cars left. That was my unpleasant welcome to Michigan by Hertz....

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
SmarterTravel

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

techcrunch.com | 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**."