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The Best Hiking Trails Near Phoenix

The greater Phoenix area is home to hiking trails that are fit for hikers of any skill level. Discover the best trails that you can enjoy on a day trip from Phoenix.

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The Best Hiking Trails Near Los Angeles

California weather is perfect for hiking any time of the year. Enjoy the outdoors by taking advantage of some of the best hiking trails near Los Angeles.

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National Park Road Trips Near Phoenix

Some of the nation’s most beautiful national parks are within driving distance of Phoenix. Check out these options to plan your next trip.

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The Best Hot Springs Near Salt Lake City

Dip your toes into hot springs near Salt Lake City, Utah. Check out Avail's top 8 spots to enjoy within driving distance of the city.

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National Park Road Trips Near Dallas

If you’re in or around Dallas, how about a road trip to some of the coolest national parks in the U.S.? We rounded up 6 great options.

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The Happiest Cities in the U.S. & Why You Should Visit Them

Ensure your next adventure is full of smiles by visiting some of the happiest cities in the U.S. We rounded up 15 for you to add to your travel wish list.

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The Ultimate Guide to Traveling for Teachers

Teachers have great opportunities to travel when not teaching. Check out this travel guide and how Avail can help with travel plans.

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The Best Travel Groups & Tours for Young Adults

Group tours are a great way to explore and meet new people. Learn more about some of the best travel options for young adults.

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The Best Playlists for Your Summer Road Trip

Need some tunes to help pass the time? Check out some of our recommendations for the best songs to rock out to on your summer road trip.

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How to Find the Best Deals for Beach Vacations

Trips to popular U.S. beach destinations can be affordable with a few smart travel hacks. Check out our tips for scoring deals for your dream getaway.

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The Best Tips for Family Travel

Vacations are something the whole family looks forward to. Click here to learn Avail’s tips for making family travel an amazing experience for everyone.

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How to Get the Most Fun Out of a Day Trip from Chicago

Chicago is surrounded by amazing sights and adventures a short drive away. Click here for Avail’s tips for having the most fun on a day trip from the Windy City.

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The Best State Parks in the U.S. You Should Visit This Summer

The U.S. is home to some truly amazing state parks from coast to coast. Click here for Avail’s guide to the best state parks.

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The Best Airports in the U.S.

A smooth airport experience can make for a great start or end to a vacation. Click here for Avail’s guide to the best airports in the U.S.

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Amazing Wedding Destinations in the U.S.

A great venue is an excellent way to make sure your wedding is everything you hoped it would be. Click here to learn about some great wedding destinations.

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The Best Hikes & Trails Near Denver

Denver's trails are hard to beat. These picks range from historic paths near downtown to mountain hikes that will take your breath away in more ways than one.

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The Best Hikes Around Portland

Portland is a city well-known for its natural beauty and abundance of hiking trails. Click here for Avail’s guide to the best hikes near Portland.

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The Best National Parks Near Portland

Exploring national parks is a great way to relax and learn more about the nature around you. Click here for our guide to the best national parks near Portland.

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Americans reveal their top summer vacation cities for 2022

In a recent survey conducted by Avail, Americans shared their summer 2022 travel plans, preferred vacation cities, favorite transportation methods and more.

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Best Travel Apps to Use While on Vacation

Make the most of your vacation by installing these top traveling apps before you leave home.

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The Ultimate Guide to Public Transportation in Portland

Portland is ranked as one of the best transit cities in the country. Click here for Avail’s guide to getting around this great city.

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5 Things To Do in Portland, Oregon

Whether you’re flying into Portland, Oregon, or taking a road trip through it, don’t miss these five fun things to do while there.

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How to Check Conditions Before a Road Trip

Staying informed on weather conditions while traveling can make or break a trip. Click here for our guide to checking conditions before a road trip.

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How To Avoid One-Way Car Rental Fees

One-way rental fees can eat up your travel budget. Here is Avail's guide on how to avoid them.

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Fun Questions to Help Pass Time on Road Trips

Road trips are a great way to spend time with friends and family. Click here for fun questions to ask on road trips.

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Essential Items to Pack for the Beach

A day at the beach is the perfect way to spend a weekend. Here is Avail's guide to summer beach essentials.

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Cinco de Mayo Taco Roundup

Craving some tacos this Cinco de Mayo? Here is our shortlist of some of the best tacos in the country.

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Pro Tips for Finding the Cheapest Flights

Flying can easily be the most expensive part of any trip. Here's our pro tips for finding the cheapest flights.

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How Early Should I Get to the Airport for My Flight

How early you should get to the airport before your flight? It depends. Find out the best time to get to the airport for domestic and international travel.

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10 Road Trip Ideas You Should Add to Your Summer Plans

A road trip is a great way to see a new part of the country. Here are Avail’s best road trip ideas for a fun summer getaway.

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7 Favorite Places to Travel with Kids

Family vacation time is right around the corner, so it’s time to make your plans. Discover the best places to travel with kids!

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Last-Minute Travel Ideas That Are Surprisingly Fun

Last-minute travel is always a great way to mix it up. Here are Avail’s favorite last-minute travel ideas for adventurers!

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How to Avoid Airport Car Rental Fees

Is it more expensive to rent a car at the airport? Click here to learn how to avoid airport car rental fees.

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How to Pass Time While Waiting at the Airport

Waiting at the airport can be a boring part of travel but there are ways to pass the time. Here's Avail’s best ideas for passing time at the airport.

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The State of Travel in 2022 - A Survey of American Generations

Read about America's travel plans, concerns, and more. Here are Avail's insights around the state of travel in 2022.

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How to Rent a Car in Nashville if You're Under 21

Nashville is a great place to rent a car but the process is more tricky for young drivers. Here's our guide to renting a car in Nashville if you’re under 21!

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Can I Rent a Car in Chicago if I'm Under 21?

Chicago is a great place to rent a car but the process is more tricky for young drivers. Here is Avail’s guide to renting a car in Chicago if you’re under 21!

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Top 8 Ideas for a Safe Spring Break Vacation

Looking for a way to enjoy Spring Break safely? Here is Avail’s guide to having a fun, safe Spring Break!

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10 Best Road Trip Entertainment Ideas

Wondering what to do on a long car ride without losing your mind? Follow these tips for long car ride ideas!

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The Best Alternatives to Uber and Lyft

There are a number of reasons you may need an alternative to ridesharing. Check out Avail’s alternatives to Uber and Lyft.

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How to Rent a Car in Denver if You're Under 21

Denver is a great place to rent a car but the process is more tricky for young drivers. Click here to view Avail’s guide to renting a car in Denver if you’re un

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Can I Rent a Car in Miami if I'm Under 21?

Miami is a great place to rent a car but the process is more tricky for young drivers. Here is Avail’s guide to renting a car in Miami if you’re under 21.

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What to Do if You Lose The Keys to a Rental Car

Knowing what to do if you lose your rental car keys can make or break your vacation. Here's Avail's guide to help get you through.

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How to Pack the Most Fun Into Your Working Vacation

A working vacation doesn’t have to be boring. Click here to learn Avail’s tips for packing the most fun into your working vacation!

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How to Clean Your Rental Car Before Returning It

You don’t need to detail your car but returning it clean is a great way to save time and money. Use these tips from Avail to return your rental car clean!

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Road Trips from Orlando

Venture beyond the city limits and amusement parks to check out more of what the Sunshine State has to offer. Here are Avail's suggested road trips from Orlando

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What to Do if You Lose Your Driver's License While Traveling

Losing your ID can really throw a wrench in travel plans. Save your vacation with these tips from Avail!

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The Best Credit Cards for Business Travel in 2022

A business travel card is a great way to make business expenses work for you. Here's Avail’s list of the best credit cards for business travelers.

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Alternatives to Buying a Car in Los Angeles

As the price of new and used cars skyrocket, some people are considering alternative options.Here are Avail’s best alternatives to buying a car in LA!

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‍Why You Shouldn't Prepay for Your Rental Car 

Getting the cheapest price on a rental car these days can be tough. Here’s why you shouldn’t always prepay for your rental car.

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How Military and Veterans Can Save on Car Rental

Veterans and members of the military are privy to all sorts of travel perks. Click here to learn the best ways to save from Avail!

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Best Places for a Romantic Getaway in the US

No matter how long you’ve been with your partner a romantic getaway is a great idea. Here are Avail’s best ideas for romantic getaways!

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How to Get the Most Out of a Weekend Car Rental in LA

A weekend trip to LA may seem short but there’s plenty of fun you can pack into a short time. Here are Avail’s top picks for short trips to LA!

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How to Upgrade Your Rental Car Reservation

Read more top tips from Avail on how to upgrade your rental car reservation.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Rental Rewards

Here are Avail's suggestions on what to look for in order to find the best car rental rewards program.

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How to Get Through the Airport Faster

Traveling can be stressful, especially around the holidays. Here is Avail's checklist on how to get through the airport faster.

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Best Gifts for Car Lovers 2021

From gadgets to tools, here are Avail’s best gifts for car guys, car enthusiasts, and everyone in between.

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How to Save Time and Money on Holiday Travel

Holiday travel can be notoriously stressful. Follow these expert tips to save time and money on holiday travel!

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Holiday Travel Safety Tips

Holiday travel can be a daunting experience whether you’re alone or with family. Follow these holiday travel safety tips to ensure your trip is stress free!

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Best Travel Snacks for Children

Keeping enough snacks on hand for your kids is a key part of a successful trip. Click here to learn Avail’s best recommendations for travel snacks!

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Essential Road Trip Packing List

Road trips are a great way to spend a vacation. Check out Avail’s essential road trip packing list to get the most out of your road trip!

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The 15 Most Useful Travel Accessories

Here are Avail's recs for the best travel accessories to bring with you on your next big adventure.

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How to Plan an Eco-Friendly Road Trip

Road trips can be very hard on the environment. Here is Avail's guide to learning how to plan an eco-friendly road trip.

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5 Things New Parents Need to Know When Renting a Car

Being a new parent has it’s fair share of challenges so we’re here to prevent car rental from being one of them!

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How to Protect Your Rental Car from Theft

Car theft is the last thing you want to deal with when renting a vehicle. Here's Avail's guide to protecting your rental and items from theft.

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What Happens if You Return a Rental Car Late?

Sometimes time isn’t on your side and you aren’t able to return your rental car on time. Here's what to expect if you return your vehicle late.

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How to Extend a Car Rental Reservation

Holding onto a rental car for a couple of extra days could result in enormous fees. Here's what you need to do to learn how to extend your car rental.

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Everything You Should Know About Renting a Car for a Business Trip

Renting a car for business is always a bit confusing. Here's Avail's guide to what you need to know.

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How to Avoid Overpaying for Car Rental In Phoenix

With all that Phoenix has to offer it's no wonder rental cars can be expensive. Here's Avail's guide to avoid overpaying for a rental car.

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Best Cars to Rent for a Trip to Los Angeles

Car rental is a must for anyone visiting southern California. Here’s what you need to know about renting a car in Los Angeles.

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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Sharing Your Car

Sharing your car can be a lucrative way to make money. Here are some mistakes you shouldn’t make when sharing your car.

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How Far in Advance Should I Book My Car Rental?

Booking your car rental early can make a huge difference in the price you pay. Here's how early you should book a rental car.

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How to Get Deals on Car Rentals

Getting the best deal on car rental can seem like an endless game. Here are Avail's tips on how to get the best deal on your next car rentals.

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Do I Need a Credit Check to Rent a Car?

Requiring a credit check to rent a car is uncommon. Here is Avail's guide to know when you need a credit check to rent a car.

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What to Do if You Have an Accident in a Rental Car

Read Avail's step-by-step process of what you should do if you have an accident in a rental car.

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Can I Rent a Car for Someone Else?

Renting a car for someone else is a common request but simply paying for someone’s rental isn’t always straightforward. Learn more about the best options for re

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How to Rent a Car with Airline Miles

It’s easy for even the most savvy traveler to let airline miles go to waste. Here's Avail's guide to how to rent a car using airline miles.

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Everything You Need to Know About Long-Term Car Rental

Here are some answers to questions you may have about how to rent a car long-term.

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How to Rent a Specific Car for Your Vacation

Renting a specific car can be tough. Learn more about how to improve your chances of getting the vehicle you want.

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Do I Need to Rent a Car When Traveling to Austin

While you can get around some major cities without a rental car you’ll definitely want one while in Austin.

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The Ultimate Los Angeles to Las Vegas Road Trip Guide

If you’re making the road trip from the City of Angels to Sin City, here are our top picks of where to go.

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What Documents Do You Need to Rent a Car?

If you’ve ever rented a car, you know that the first experience is pretty overwhelming. Here, we answer the question: “What all do I need to rent a car?”

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13 Car Rental Tips That Save Time & Money 

Renting a car can be overwhelming. Here are Avail car sharing's tips & tricks that can save you time and money.

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Everything You Should Know About Renting a Car for a Road Trip

Taking a road trip in a rental car can be a very stressful experience. Here's everything you need to know to make your trip easier!

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Instaworthy Views: Baltimore

Here are Avail Car Sharing's picks for Instaworthy views in Baltimore, MD.

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Instaworthy Views: Miami

Here are Avail Car Sharing's picks for Instaworthy views in Miami, FL.

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Taco Tuesday: Dallas

Hungry? Here are Avail car sharing's top picks for the best tacos in Dallas.

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7 Ways You Can Avoid Losing Your Rental Car Deposit 

Your rental car deposit can disappear quickly with hidden fees, mileage and toll charges. Read more about how to avoid losing your rental deposit.

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Instaworthy Views: Denver

Denver is home to some of Colorado's most stunning and photogenic attractions, from parks and bridges to the popular open-air Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

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Taco Tuesday: Miami

Hungry? Here are Avail car sharing's top picks for the best tacos in Miami.

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Taco Tuesday: Denver

Hungry? Here are Avail car sharing's top picks for the best tacos in Denver.

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Instaworthy Views: Dallas

Here are Avail Car Sharing's picks for Instaworthy views in Dallas, TX.

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Taco Tuesday: Baltimore

Hungry? Here are Avail car sharing's top picks for the best tacos in Baltimore.

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What to Do With Your Car While You're On Vacation

Storing your car while you’re on vacation can be costly and time consuming. Here are some of the best options for storing your car.

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Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Tax Tips

Here are Avail's top tax tips and tricks for car sharing.

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How to Make Money While You Travel

Learning how to make money while traveling can help you stay on the road longer. Read more about how to make money while you travel.

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7 Creative Ways to Finance Your Dream Car

There are all sorts of creative ways to get the wheels you’ve always wanted.

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What Should I Know Before Renting A Car?

Renting a car can be daunting. Here’s our list of what you should know before renting a car.

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Code Mode: Go Your Own Way With Technical Project Manager Cindy Emch

In this Code Mode post, Cindy Emch shares how a career in music helps her stay on top of technical projects at Avail.

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Get Active: Dallas

Here are some of Avail Car Sharing's best spots to get active in Dallas, Texas.

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