Travel Tip of the Day: Open Your Trunk Before Arriving

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Open Your Trunk Before Arriving Following up on Tuesday’s tip about not leaving anything of value out in the open in your car (or rental car), here’s another reminder: Don’t park your car in a touristy place or a parking lot and then put all your valuables in the trunk. Do it before reaching your destination so you […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Does Your Rental Car Have a Spare?

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Does Your Rental Car Have a Spare? Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Frank and Sue of Brisbane, Australia, who say: “When hiring a car, make sure you check it has a spare. Got a flat tire the other day, and was […]

Travel Tip of the Day: How to Tell Which Side the Fuel Tank Is On

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How to Tell Which Side the Fuel Tank Is On After all these years of driving and renting cars, you would think I’d know (rather than having to guess) which side the gas tank is on. Instead, it took a ridiculous BuzzFeed article to teach me that most cars have an arrow on the fuel […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Park in a Tow-Away Zone at the Airport

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Don’t Park in a Tow-Away Zone at the AirportFollowing up yesterday’s rental car-themed tip, here’s another: It’s common sense for most people, but last month, my wife and I were both flying out of LAX on separate flights out of different terminals. Her flight left an hour before mine, so I got off at her terminal, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Gas Up Before the Airport

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Gas Up Before the Airport Why does it seem that there are never any gas stations near the airport and if there are, they are closed or out of gas? Last month in Calgary, I had to return a rental car but couldn’t find a gas station anywhere nearby! But luckily I had left plenty […]

Travel Website of the Week: Jucy Rentals

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Last week while speaking at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show I learned about a fantastic company called Jucy Rentals. They’re big in New Zealand and Australia but have only recently come to the U.S.—Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco so far. Here’s what makes Jucy incredible: They rent Chrysler Town & Countrys (2010) […]