How to Find the Lowest Price on Rental Cars

Tweet Over the next few months, I’ll be renting a few cars, so I wanted to share what I’m finding to have the best available rates. I use Kayak.com as a rental standard.  It’s the easiest place to discover a reasonable expectation of what a car rental should cost. Hotwire and Priceline are still good […]

How Hertz Punishes Gold Members (or is it Just Americans?)

Tweet I thought today’s post would be a good follow-up since earlier this week I talked about the amazing benefits of Hilton Gold status.Today, I’ll explain how Hertz punishes their valuable customers. Here’s the story. I was booking a one way rental car from Dallas to Houston.  Hertz had very good rates, considering it was […]

Braggin’ on AutoSlash.com

Tweet For the last year or so, my go-to car rental website has been carrentals.com. That is until a couple of weeks ago. I’d seen a few other bloggers mention using AutoSlash, so I decided to give them a try. The biggest extra feature is that once you make a booking, they’ll continue to monitor […]

Vacationing With Extended Family: Rent Two Cars Or A Van?

Tweet It’s a little early, but we’re planning a family vacation that is about nine months out.  We’ll be vacationing with my parents which is great because there are a lot of advantages to vacationing with extended family. Since we are going to be staying in a condominium, we know that we’ll need our own […]

Rent A Car For A Family Road trip Or Drive Your Own Car?

Tweet I heard about a family who took a road trip last summer. They thought about renting a car, but in the end, they decided it was too expensive.  Unfortunately, they had car troubles along the way and ended up being away for home for an extra two days.  By the time they had paid […]

Credit Card Car Rental Insurance

Tweet A reader send the following question about credit card rental insurance coverage: I also noticed you had a section on car rental insurance and using a credit card for that.  I was under the impression that you have to have a primary insurance first in order to take advantage of the card car insurance.  […]

Hotwire and Priceline: How to Guarantee the Lowest Price

Tweet Hotwire.com and Priceline are consistently the cheapest travel options.  Hotwire It is important to remember that both of these sites are opaque travel sites (you do not know some exact details when you book) so you must have some flexibility.  If you are unfamiliar with the opaque travel websites you should read an introduction […]

Hotwire Car Rental: Advantages and Disadvantages

Tweet Hotwire.com is a premier source for all things travel.  In fact, Hotwire consistently has some of the best travel deals for airfare, car rental, and hotels. While flight bookings offer a deeper level of inconvenience there is very little inconvenience involved in renting from Hotwire. Hotwire Car Rental Disadvantages You will not know the […]

Ten Ways to Save Money on Your Family Road Trip This Summer

Tweet I am assuming you are planning on taking a family vacation this summer.  I hope your planning on doing it with cash, but I suspect there is not much I can do to change your mind if you not so my ultimate goal is to help you make your summer vacation as cheap as […]