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The Republicans Won -- But Have Travelers Lost?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 11.05.2014 | 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...

Good News! Car Rental Companies Agree To Stop Leasing Hazardous Vehicles

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 11.27.2012 | Money

ALBANY, N.Y. — When Cally Houck lost her two daughters in the wreck of what turned out to be a defective rental car, she thought there must be a...

Renting Your Road Trip: Tips to Quick Car Rentals

Women & Co | Posted 08.21.2012 | Money
Women & Co

Renting can be an option this summer when you're ready to hit the open road, as long as you keep a few points in mind.

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...

The Real Risk Of Car Sharing

New York Times | Ron Lieber | Posted 04.13.2012 | Money

Last month, I wrote about RelayRides, a company that helps you rent your car to strangers. It’s a big enough idea that the company has attracted inv...

Stranger, You Can Drive My Car

Emily Cohn | Posted 03.08.2012 | Money

Welcome to A Dollar A Day, where every day we'll dish out creative and quirky ways to save on your living expenses. In the United States, there is...

Renting a Car in Italy: What I Learned

Huffington Post | Elizabeth Brady | Posted 10.12.2011 | Travel

Foreign road trips are fun, but they do take extra levels of planning, patience and awareness. Here's what I learned last week after renting a car via...

Make Money On Your Car When You Aren't Using It

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 08.09.2011 | Technology

This post is part of a new series from HuffPostTech, Socialized, that will profile a different social startup--from apps to services to websites--...

Hertz Makes Another Big Offer To Buy Thrifty Car Rental

AP | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business

PARK RIDGE, N.J. -- Car rental company Hertz Global Holdings Inc. is raising the stakes in its pursuit of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. in hope...

Google-Backed Startup Lets You Rent Your Car To Strangers

bloomberg.com | Ari Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- RelayRides, a startup backed by Google Inc.'s venture arm and August Capital, is opening up shop in San Francisco today, lettin...