This is when you should return your rental car early

Most rental cars are keepers. But there are times when you’ll want to return your rental car early.

Consider what happened to Catherine Gregory when she picked up a vehicle in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“The moment I sat down, the smell of smoke overwhelmed me,” she says. “It was clear someone had smoked in the car, or a heavy smoker had most recently driven it.”
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How to not waste your vacation time

Do you waste your vacation time? Between driving, flying and checking in, people throw away an average of one day of their vacation time per week. At least that’s the conclusion of a new survey.

Shocked? Don’t be.

According to the study, conducted by Sykes Holiday Cottages in the U.K., adults spend 17 hours over a seven-day vacation on nothing in particular. Specifically, they’re traveling between their accommodation and sights, choosing what to do and researching places to eat. And they spend about 15 minutes worrying about work.
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This is how to choose the right travel insurance for your next vacation

It’s shaping up to be a big year for travel insurance. The coronavirus outbreak and global uncertainties are seeing to that. But how do you choose the right travel insurance for your next vacation?

“The right insurance policy will protect you from unexpected issues that may arise,” says Justin Tysdal, travel insurance expert and CEO of Seven Corners. “Something as simple as twisting an ankle in a foreign country may not be covered by your medical insurance and could result in expensive medical bills.”

To find the right policy, you have to know what kind of travel insurance is out there. The rest – knowing where to shop and buy the policy – is easier. But whatever you do, don’t skip the insurance.

Not this year.
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