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One-Tank Trips: Glacier National Park, Montana
Car Travel / Travel Tools / One Tank Trips / USA

One-Tank Trips: Glacier National Park, Montana

If you’re headed to (or in) Montana and are ready for some adventures that won’t seriously dent your bank account, try a one-tank trip through the Crown of the Continent…. Read More…

One-Tank Trips: Raleigh, North Carolina
Car Travel / Adventure Travel & Sports / Culinary Travel / Hiking & Biking / One Tank Trips / USA

One-Tank Trips: Raleigh, North Carolina

Remember those nearby destinations that you’ve been meaning to visit? Many of the South’s beaches and mountains can be far away, busy, booked, and pricey, so consider some alternatives that… Read More…

One-Tank Trips: Los Angeles to Santa Barbara County
Car Travel / California / One Tank Trips / Restaurants / USA

One-Tank Trips: Los Angeles to Santa Barbara County

Think you can’t take a driving trip this holiday weekend? Think again. One benefit of rising fuel prices is that it’s encouraging travelers to uncover those hidden gems closer to… Read More…

Vegas Fires & Dollar Rent-a-Car’s Nickel and Diming
Travel News / The Travel Detective® Blog / Car Travel

Vegas Fires & Dollar Rent-a-Car’s Nickel and Diming

January 26, 2008 From Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio… FIRE AT LAS VEGAS’ MONTE CARLO Only 17 people were injured, mostly due to smoke inhalation, in the fire at the Monte… Read More…

Travel Tips / Car Travel

New Car Rental Policies

As car-rental companies look to cut costs, customers may be exposed to stingier policies and lower-quality rentals. Some companies are actually renting you older cars with more miles, while others… Read More…

Travel Tips / Car Travel

Motorcycle Chauffeur Services

Instead of flagging down a taxi or booking a car to get from point A to B while traveling, why not hop onto a motorcycle? Cities like London and Paris… Read More…

Travel Tips / Car Travel

Luxury Rental Car Experiences

Most rental cars used to be either a Ford Taurus or a Mercury Marquis. Now, for a few dollars more, you can rent a car with some real style. Travelers… Read More…

Travel Tips / Car Travel

Renting Cars in Europe

Renting a car in Europe can be tricky. Here’s what you need to know about local car rental companies and how they compare with their U.S. counterparts. When renting a… Read More…

The RV Chronicles: At Home in RV Culture
Travel News / Car Travel / Budget Travel / Family/Kids Travel / USA

The RV Chronicles: At Home in RV Culture

After the debacle at the previous campground, we were tossing things into the RV and packing our bags before our new friends the Gagliardis even finished telling us the name… Read More…

The RV Chronicles: Everything the Brochure & Web Promised?
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The RV Chronicles: Everything the Brochure & Web Promised?

My boss, Peter Greenberg, has written about being a savvy traveler time and time again in his many books. He’s spoken to crowds about it for years and warned people… Read More…

The RV Chronicles: San Francisco Meets An Oversized Vehicle
Travel News / Car Travel / Family/Kids Travel

The RV Chronicles: San Francisco Meets An Oversized Vehicle

Have you ever been at the crest of one of those quintessentially steep, hilly streets in San Francisco? One so high and with such a sharp arch downward that you… Read More…

The RV Chronicles: How Campgrounds and Oversized RVs Come Together
Travel News / Car Travel / Adventure Travel & Sports

The RV Chronicles: How Campgrounds and Oversized RVs Come Together

As our first day drew to a close we were heading west in the motor home, but our early morning departure had turned to mid-afternoon. As the day wore on,… Read More…

Travel Tips / Car Travel / Eco Travel

Hybrid Rentals

Want to live a green lifestyle? How about renting one on the road? More and more rental companies are now offering hybrids, so here’s what you need to know. Hertz… Read More…

Need for Speed
Travel News / Car Travel

Need for Speed

Father’s Day is this Sunday (June 17!) and you may be facing the same old question… what do you get for the guy who has everything? Chances are, he’s already… Read More…

Travel Tips / Car Travel

Wifi in Your Rental Car

How would you like to the web from that rental car? It used to be that the only option you had for a rental car was automatic or manual. The… Read More…

Travel Tips / Car Travel

Avoiding Second Driver Charges

Want to find out how you can avoid rental car fees for extra drivers? Second driver charges on rental cars can vary widely by location and company, but are usually… Read More…

Travel Tips / Car Travel

Little Rental Fee Surprises

Most of us know to be on guard against hidden fees and charges when traveling, but some new car rental fees are being hidden extra well. Rental car companies are… Read More…