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How to calculate the “real cost” of renting a car in Europe

How to calculate the “real cost” of renting a car in Europe

How much will it really cost you to rent a car in Europe? You know that the price you see on car rental websites isn’t the final cost—as it doesn’t include insurance, gas and other incidentals. But how much are those extra charges?  On past trips, I’ve made the mistake of underestimating these other charges, imagining that » Read more

What happens when you put unleaded gas in a diesel rental car?

Here’s a simple and essential car rental tip that will save a lot of time, money and hassle: When renting a car in Europe, make sure you know if it requires diesel or unleaded gas. Why, you ask? Allow us to demonstrate photographically what happened on a recent journey when we overlooked this critical step. » Read more

Renting a Car: Watch out for speeding tickets… and extra charges!

Renting a Car: Watch out for speeding tickets… and extra charges!

This is a warning to anyone renting a car anywhere in Europe: know what you’re getting yourself in for! The natural instinct when booking a car is to go with the absolute cheapest rate possible, but rental car companies are notorious for tacking on hidden fees and surcharges (some are worse than others) that can » Read more

Germany and beyond: Inter-city car pooling with Mitfahrzentrale

Germany and beyond: Inter-city car pooling with Mitfahrzentrale

We were checking out the German tourism office’s new “budget travel” section on their website today and came across their article on saving money on transportation in Germany. Most of the tips were helpful, and included train discounts (for weekend travel), cheap inter-city bus travel, city transportation passes, and even bike programs. Share your ride! The » Read more

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