The Open Road

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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. 

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.