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Drive to Florida in a Rental Car for Only $7.99 a Day

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/06/2018, 12:00 AM

Winter is coming, and in Florida, so are the tourists. Each year, the major car rental companies shift their inventory to where the business is, and now that summer is ending, Hertz needs to shift its cars to Florida for the winter season. That's where you come in. Hertz wants you to do the driving. The company will let you have a car for just $7.99 a day if you agree to drive it one-way from t...

JetBlue Increases Baggage Fee, Leading Way for Copycats

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 08/28/2018, 6:00 PM

It's like a cautionary fairy tale. There once was a fun-loving, egalitarian airline that wanted to revolutionize the industry. All seats were given personal TVs, there was only one type of aircraft and one class of service to keep maintenance costs and fares low, and, best of all, there were no checked bag fees. "No, no, no," promised the little airline. "We will not charge to check bags like a...

Do I Need Car Insurance When I Rent a Vehicle? Maybe Not

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 08/24/2018, 12:00 AM

Should you buy CDW coverage when you rent a car? You may be surprised to learn that you can save the money—because you're already covered.

 

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Why Airlines Like to Annoy You with Credit Card Pitches—and Why It's About to Get Worse

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 08/22/2018, 12:00 AM

A researcher has calculated how much money U.S. airlines are making from in-flight credit card sales pitches, and the number isn't good news for peace and quiet....

My Hotel Is Overbooked! What Did I Do Wrong?

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 08/17/2018, 12:00 AM

It happens all the time. Guests with reservations are sent somewhere else because there are no more rooms. Here's how you can avoid getting bumped when a hotel is full.

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Epic New Zealand Rail Line to Reopen After Quake

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 08/15/2018, 12:00 PM

New Zealand's gorgeous Coastal Pacific rail service, which runs between Picton and Christchurch on the South Island's east coast, announced it will return on December 1. KiwiRail's popular five-hour, 335-km (208-mile) trip was halted in November 2016 after a major earthquake devastated the Christchurch area. For much of the journey, the route hugs the coast, with the sea on one side and the ...

Can We Talk About Those Ridiculous Game Show Vacation Prices?

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 08/15/2018, 12:00 AM

When it comes to the cost of a vacation, the price is not right on TV game shows. 

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The 'Mamma Mia!' Sequel is a Lie: That's Not Greece!

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 08/02/2018, 8:30 PM

You may remember—or perhaps you studied it in your Great Achievements of World Cinema class—that the first Mamma Mia! movie was set in Greece. Based on the hit Broadway musical, the film was famously, dazzlingly Greek, so Greek it made Zorba look shy. Meryl Streep's American character has decamped there to run a preposterously picturesque cliffside inn, where old flames hover and neighborhood teens...

How Far in Advance Should I Book Flights?

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 07/27/2018, 12:00 AM

How far ahead should you buy international or domestic airfare? We've got great tips and tools to help you find the cheapest flights....

A Deadly End for the Yellowstone Daredevils

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 07/09/2018, 12:00 AM

Two years ago, in the spring of 2016, a few young Canadians created an international scandal by treading into forbidden, protected areas of Yellowstone National Park and recording it for their social media followers in the name of living life to the fullest. The men were famous for shooting videos of themselves doing extremely dangerous things in beautiful places. We wrote at the time: "Hundreds...

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