The Open Road

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Travel and Auto Rental Trends for 2015

When it comes to the car rental market, one change seems to create several changes thereafter and all of the moving parts are affected by each other. Analysts have taken what they saw throughout 2014 (and the years prior) to predict what 2015 will look like for the rental car industry.

5 Tips for Business Travelers

Today’s entrepreneurs tend to spend more time on the road than in their office. At first, this sounds exciting - exploring new areas! Meeting new people!

6 Ways to Save On Rental Cars

Whether you’re hoping to get out of town to avoid another snow storm or you’re already planning your summer vacation, it’s never too early to brush up on rental car tips.

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?