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Here’s Where To Travel For Independence Day

The Fourth of July might be on a Monday this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t travel for the holiday. In fact, we think a Monday Independence Day is a wonderful excuse for kicking off a week-long vacation. But even if you only manage to get July 4th and 5th off from work, you’ll still have an extra-long weekend you can use for visiting some amazing new places.

15 Perfect Places To Visit In June

June is such a wonderful month. The weather warms up, school wraps up for the summer and wedding season officially begins. This is the perfect time to book a flight, look up car rental deals and explore some new territory. And while there’s not really a bad place in North America to visit in June, these 15 spots are particularly perfect.

City Spotlight: New Orleans

There’s no place on Earth quite like New Orleans. With an incredible history, all the debauchery of Vegas with all the family-friendly fun of Disneyland and plenty of things to see and do, this is a destination for everyone.

10 Road Trips You Can Take on One Tank of Gas

Summer is the unofficial road trip season. School is out, wedding dates are nearing, and families are getting geared up to travel near and far. And with the sunny weather and long days that lie before us, it’s the perfect time to go somewhere new.

10 Perfect Places To Visit This Summer

Planning your summer travel? If you’re not locked into locations based on weddings or family reunion obligations, hopefully you have a little destination flexibility. After all, deciding where to go is half the fun.

Check out the City Spotlight: Las Vegas

Sin City. The City of Lights. Glitter Gulch. Whatever you call Las Vegas, you know that it’s a dazzling mecca of entertainment, fine dining, gambling and all-out debauchery. The best thing about Las Vegas is that there’s truly something for everyone—even if you’re not into gambling, there are shows, exhibits and plenty of other attractions to keep you occupied. 

10 Ways To Save Money on Your Summer Travel

As we approach another beautiful summer in North America, people’s thoughts turn to travel. Whether you’ve got children in school or you’re just looking for a nice couple’s getaway or a vacation with your friends, summer is an ideal season to take a trip because of its pleasant weather and long, bright days. And even though it’s definitely the most popular time to go on a trip, events like weddings and class reunions make avoiding it impossible. 

City Spotlight: San Francisco

Car Rental Express provides car rental information to a large number of popular cities in the USA and the rest of North America. One of our favorite places is the friendly, foggy city of San Francisco. If you’ve been dreaming of a Northern California getaway, read on for the best tips on where to stay, where to eat and what to do while you’re there.