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Travel Tip: How Safe is Your Pet Travel Carrier?
Travel Tips / Car Travel / Travel with Pets

Travel Tip: How Safe is Your Pet Travel Carrier?

It’s obvious that your pets need to be secured when driving. But just how safe is your pet travel carrier in a crash? A recent study from the Center for… Read More…

Travel Tip: Get The Most Out of Your Road Trip With These Apps
Travel Tips / Car Travel / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Get The Most Out of Your Road Trip With These Apps

Going on a road trip? Don’t make it a race to get from point A to point B. Some apps can help you discover new sites along the way. Google’s Field… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Car Travel / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: Credit Cards With Rewards for Gas and Groceries

It’s one thing to use a credit card to rack up air miles, but what if your main mode of transportation is a car? A credit card that earns points… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why Intercity Bus Travel Is On The Rise
Travel Tips / Bus Travel

Travel Tip: Why Intercity Bus Travel Is On The Rise

We’ve seen a huge boom in intercity bus travel in recent years, and this summer is no exception. A new survey out of DePaul University predicted record numbers of holiday… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Ways You Can Rent A Car
Travel Tips / Car Travel

Travel Tip: New Ways You Can Rent A Car

Renting a car used to involve the same familiar names: Hertz, Avis, Budget, etc. These are all good options, but there are some new companies—and new ways to rent a… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Car Travel / Memorial Day

Travel Tip: Travel Predictions for Memorial Day Weekend 2015

According to AAA’s annual projections, over 37 million people will drive at least 50 miles for vacation between May 21 and May 25. That number is up 4.7 percent from… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Install a Car Seat Safely
Travel Tips / Car Travel / Family/Kids Travel

Travel Tip: How to Install a Car Seat Safely

Even if you don’t have small kids, you may be tasked with driving the children of family or friends during summer road trip season. You definitely want to be prepared…. Read More…

Travel Tip: New Cars Designed to Be Safer, Even Drive Themselves
Travel Tips / Car Travel / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: New Cars Designed to Be Safer, Even Drive Themselves

It seems like automobiles keep getting smarter, and there’s some new technology that you definitely won’t want to miss. Of course, driverless cars are the biggest topic these days. In… Read More…

Travel Tip: What Happens When Your Rental Car Breaks Down?
Travel Tips / Car Travel

Travel Tip: What Happens When Your Rental Car Breaks Down?

When renting a car, the agent at the counter will often pressure you to purchase a liability waiver in case you damage the car. But what if your rental car… Read More…

Travel Tip: Technology That Can Help Prevent Distracted Driving
Travel Tips / Car Travel / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Technology That Can Help Prevent Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a serious problem, especially when it comes to technology inside our vehicles. So how can you protect yourself or your children? It’s estimated that distracted driving has… Read More…

Travel Tip: Crossing State Borders With A Rental Car
Travel Tips / Car Travel

Travel Tip: Crossing State Borders With A Rental Car

You know where to rent a car, but do you know where you’re allowed to DRIVE your rental car? If you go the wrong direction, you may actually void your… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Car Travel / Christmas

Holiday Travel Tips & Trends

The holiday season is typically one of the busiest travel periods of the year, and this year will be no different. Here are some holiday travel tips you can use… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Rental Car Technology
Travel Tips / Car Travel

Travel Tip: New Rental Car Technology

If there’s one cool thing about renting a car, it’s getting to test out features your own car may not have. Plus, the technology is getting even better. Check out… Read More…

Travel Tip: Parking Tickets When You Travel
Travel Tips / Car Travel

Travel Tip: Parking Tickets When You Travel

It’s difficult enough to navigate city streets when you’re driving in another city, but parking signs only add to that confusion. Have you ever seen parking signs where nothing seems… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why Rideshare Companies are Applying Surge Pricing
Travel Tips / Car Travel

Travel Tip: Why Rideshare Companies are Applying Surge Pricing

If you’ve already jumped on the rideshare bandwagon, you know that finding a car through services like Uber and Lyft can be pretty convenient and even affordable. But those days… Read More…

Travel Tip: Holiday Driving Tips
Travel Tips / Car Travel / Winter

Travel Tip: Holiday Driving Tips

The holidays are some of the busiest driving times of the year—and generally the most dangerous. Here are a few holiday driving tips to protect yourself on the road. Don’t… Read More…

Save Time This Year: 5 Tips for Beating Thanksgiving Traffic
Car Travel / Thanksgiving

Save Time This Year: 5 Tips for Beating Thanksgiving Traffic

It’s official: Thanksgiving traffic will be a little worse than normal this year. TripAdvisor conducted a survey of 2,500 people and found that 60 percent of Thanksgiving travelers will be trekking by road this… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Catch a Ride in a Luxury Car
Travel Tips / Car Travel

Travel Tip: How to Catch a Ride in a Luxury Car

It’s one thing to rent a luxury car when you travel. But what if you got one as part of the package? For some high ­ticket travelers, that’s exactly the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Does Your Credit Card Cover Car Rental Insurance?
Travel Tips / Car Travel

Travel Tip: Does Your Credit Card Cover Car Rental Insurance?

One of the worst-kept secrets in the travel industry is that your credit card can cover damage on your rental car. But there is some fine print you need to… Read More…