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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. 

The Best Places in North America To Visit In April

April can be a tricky time to travel. Most of the USA schools have spring break in early to mid-April, so popular beach destinations and tourist towns are packed with students and young families. While the hot, humid weather hasn’t usually hit the Deep South, the temperatures can be volatile—and our neighbors to the north in Canada are still experiencing a chill.

The Ultimate List Of Travel Hacks

If you’ve heard the expression “life hack,” then you probably know that it means a tip or tidbit that will make your life just a little easier. These are usually simple, easy things that we wonder why we didn’t think of. And the good new is, the travel industry is full of them. 

The Best North American Road Trip Destinations For March

March can be a very strange time weather-wise. With not-quite-spring temperatures, occasional lingering snow and the first glimpses of the season to come in the form of budding flowers and greener scenery, it can be a volatile time to plan a road trip. That being said, it’s also a wonderful time to travel. With many resorts still offering winter prices, enticing car rental deals, current gas prices being more affordable and sunny days starting to become more common, March is actually a great time to take a road trip.