Even though I was the travel editor of Cookie for close to five years, I still get amnesia every time I get to the car rental counter and they ask me whether or not I am buying the insurance. A while back, Joe Brancatelli, a travel expert, wrote a piece for Portfolio that really demystifies the whole car rental process. Even though it may be written for the business traveler, there’s really no difference between them and us–except that aren’t on an expense account. He lists all the questions you need to ask, the best sites that can save you hundreds of dollars on a weekly rate, and, yes, the confusing insurance issue.
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