May 27, 2011 |
For those who want summer vacation to start soon, Terry Flynn Tours has a self-guided driving tour of Ireland starting at $430 a person for travel now through the end of June. The package includes six nights at bed-and-breakfast inns, a rental car and a customized itinerary of wherever you want to go -- but you must book by Tuesday. The deal: The Magical Ireland package comes with nice extras at a nice low price. With this package, you can pretty much keep land costs below $100 a day, excluding auto insurance, gas (or petrol, as they say)
May 2, 2011 |
When director Tom McCarthy went on a 15-city tour this spring promoting his film "Win Win," parents at every stop asked him the same question: Why is your lovely little movie rated R? The Fox Searchlight picture, which played on nearly 400 screens last week, is a quirky comedy with a moral message quietly stashed inside its portrait of a suburban lawyer, played by Paul Giamatti, who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach and finds himself dealing with both a teen runaway and a legal shortcut gone wrong.
April 27, 2011 |
Sometimes it pays to take your own advice. A while back, I wrote about Hertz offering $5-a-day one-way car rentals starting in Arizona. It inspired me to plan a super-cheap spring road trip to ... well, I wasn't sure where. I just knew I wanted to take off and have fun without breaking the bank. By the time I was done, I had covered more than 3,400 miles in two weeks. Here's how I did it: I went to Hertz's website, where it took exactly five minutes to reserve a car at Tucson International Airport (TUS)
December 30, 2010 |
Auto Europe is offering rental cars in Ireland for daily rates that start at less than the cost of a movie ticket. Pay a base rate of $7.50 a day for a weekly rental and get unlimited mileage to tour the countryside. The deal: The lowest rate covers an economy car with manual transmission and is based on a week's rental. Car-rental pickups are arranged through local suppliers at the airport, train station and other locations. When: The offer is good from Saturday through April 20 with some blackout dates.
December 3, 2010 |
California motorists who spend little time on the road could pay significantly lower insurance premiums with new "pay-as-you-drive" auto policies starting in February. To be offered first by California insurance giants State Farm Mutual and the Auto Club of Southern California, the new policies are designed to provide an incentive and reward for drivers who drive less. Other insurers are expected to follow. Under State Farm's plan, customers would provide their vehicle's actual mileage at the time they sign up for the program or they could automatically transmit their mileage if they have the OnStar computer-communication system in their General Motors Co. vehicle.
November 9, 2008 |
Nonrefundable airfares make unwelcome travel companions that I tolerate only because they save me hundreds of dollars. And at least with most cruises and tours, thanks to deposit schedules, I lose my stake gradually. Not so with nonrefundable hotel rates.