The Open Road

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How to Safely Get Around Town on New Year’s Eve

Partying hard on New Year’s Eve? Heading out for a romantic dinner with your main squeeze? Unless you’re staying firmly on your couch, with champagne and movies as your only entertainment for the night, you’ll benefit from a few New Year’s Eve safety tips.

How to Celebrate Hanukkah While Traveling

This year, Hanukkah falls during winter break (ending on December 24th), giving families the opportunity to get out of town for the holiday.

4 Unexpected Places for a Christmas Escape

Home for the holidays last year? You’re probably planning a great escape in 2014.

Spend the last days of summer at a water park in the Eastern US

Summer’s coming to a close! If you haven’t already, it’s time to take advantage of the amazing water parks throughout the Eastern U.S. Gather up info about cheap car rentals, pack up the car and head out to soak up what’s left of the sun.

It's Never Too Early to Plan for Labor Day Weekend!

The arrival of September may mean back-to-school shopping and gearing up for the change of seasons, but it also brings Labor Day celebrations on the first of the month. There may never be enough summer days to satisfy, but you can squeeze out the last drops of sunshine with an exciting Labor Day weekend.

July 4th Festivity Suggestions

Tomorrow is the 4th of July, which means juicy watermelon, hamburgers on the grill and colorful, booming fireworks, not to mention plenty of friends and fun. Traveling a bit to a family member’s house for the festivities? Score a great car rental discount to make the trip a breeze! Staying home and hosting a party yourself?

Fun Summer Activities in 3 Great Canadian Provinces

  3 Suggestions for Visiting Nova Scotia, Ontario and Alberta

• Nova Scotia has great activities for sunny summer days. Visit the area’s zoos, lighthouses and parks when the weather’s great. Duck into one of 26 provincial museums or the science center if it starts to pour. Get a great car rental deal so you can hop from venue to venue without spending a fortune.

5 Ways to Spoil Dad on Father’s Day

Want to show dad how much you appreciate him? There’s no better time than on Father’s Day to express your gratitude! Here are five ways to spoil your favorite guy on his big day.

A Nice Little Pat on the Back

It's always nice to get positivie feedback from clients.  In fact, that has to be one of THE most rewarding parts of my job.  Being the Account Manager at Express ITech/Car Rental Express has allowed me to develop deep relationships with many of our agencies and their employees.  Some I have known for over 10 years (and believe it or not, I haven't met any i