I hate it when getting info on the web is more time consuming and frustrating than picking up the phone and talking to an actual human. After spending over an hour on my car insurance web site updating my account information to get info on what kind of car rental discount I could get through them, their web site told me every single car I was considering renting is not available at the car rental place close to me. I seriously doubt a car rental business would be completely out of cars so I will call the company during regular business hours and see what my options are.
After this frustrating experience I decided to never visit that web site again and focus on travel web sites that provide me with information without wasting my limited time and patience. One web site I like is AAA auto club. Because it's an auto club web site it's geared toward road trips and traveling within the U.S.A. It's a great resource to plan a trip, get maps and guidebooks, and find tourist information on the kind of destinations (like the midwest and small cities) often ignored in flashy upscale travel sites.
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