Travel Tips

Sound advice from travel experts on a wide array of vacation topics from packing to getting the most out of your trip.

Travel Tips
  • 8 Suitcase Packing Tips for Group Travel

    Avoid overpacking for your group trip with these suitcase packing tips for traveling light on a one-week vacation. Read More...

  • How to Plan Your Vacation

    The best time to plan your vacation is now. This guide explains why you shouldn’t wait to plan your time off, and provides step-by-step instructions to assist in your planning process. Read More...

  • Airplane Packing List for a Long Flight

    The greatest joy of arriving at your vacation destination may be the fact that the long plane trip is over. But the plane ride can actually be an enjoyable experience! Read More...

  • What to Pack for a Visit to the Grand Canyon

    A trip to the Grand Canyon is always spectacular. Be prepared for everything by following our handy packing guide. Read More...

  • What to Pack for a Trip to the Beach

    When it comes to packing for the beach, there are some obvious choices (e.g. sunscreen, beach towel). But there are also a few unexpected items that could be used in clever ways. Read More...

  • Don't Ignore Vacation

    You need a vacation – and like lots of folks, you’re probably long overdue. At Alamo, we would like to remind you that it’s time to stop ignoring vacation. Read More...

  • 9 Easy Ways to Save For Your Next Trip

    There is a common misconception that travel has to be expensive. Read More...

  • Travel Tips: How to Rent a Car for Your Vacation

    You’ve booked your next vacation. Congrats! You know you need to rent a car but have yet to make your reservation. Check out this handy how-to guide and quick list of things to consider before you book. Read More...

  • Holiday Travel Tips: How to Be a Perfect Houseguest

    Whether staying at a friend's or relative's house, proper house guest etiquette is a must. Use these holiday travel tips to ensure you're the perfect guest! Read More...

  • Best Gifts for Travelers and Travel Lovers

    Travel is the gift that keeps on giving, especially if you have loved ones who can’t get enough of it. Read More...

  • Minimum Money, Maximum Joy

    It's no secret that I spend a lot of time traveling with my kids, and that's a pastime that – while extremely important to me – can get massively expensive if I'm not careful. Read More...

  • Give the Gift of Travel Memories: Photo Cube

    Looking for a special gift for that serial vacationer in your life? Think about a photo cube! Read More...

  • Car Rental Tips: Holiday Travel

    For those traveling to visit family and friends, the holidays can be a stressful time. Follow this advice to stay stress-free during your travels. Read More...

  • Best Apps For Capturing Beautiful Vacation Photos and Videos

    It’s said that the best camera is the one you have with you. For most of us, that’s our smartphone! Read More...

  • Give the Gift of Travel Memories: Photo Frame

    The best gifts are personal gifts. If someone on your list has recently traveled somewhere special, give them the gift of making that trip last forever with a customized photo frame. Read More...

  • Give the Gift of Travel Memories: Photo Mobile

    Give that frequent traveler in your life the gift of vacation memories with a photo mobile. See how to make your own in four easy steps! Read More...

  • Travel Packing Tips: How to Pack Winter Clothes

    If you’re visiting a cooler climate, you’ll want to pack warm and cozy layers. But packing sweaters and ski pants in your suitcase may be challenging. Read More...

  • Travel Packing Tips: How to Pack Your Makeup Bag

    Your beauty routine goes wherever you do. When it’s time to hit the road, use these clever hacks and space-saving techniques to maximize the space in your makeup bag. Read More...

  • Travel Packing Tips: How to Pack Cookies

    If you’re bringing homemade cookies to share with faraway loved ones, you’ll want to make sure they arrive in one piece. Here’s a safe and stylish way to pack them. Read More...

  • Memories In A Bottle

    Turn that bag of sand or handful of rocks you collected while on vacation into a beautiful conversation piece to be displayed in your home. Read More...

  • Car Rental Tips: Drive Like a Local

    Here are some peculiar maneuvers to master, creature crossings to heed, a handy highway guide and other tips to help you drive like a local. Read More...

  • A Case of Memories

    Instead of keeping your favorite vacation photos hidden away in your phone, create a custom phone case that displays your photos for everyone to see. Read More...

  • Healthy Travel Snacks: Protein Bites Recipe

    Whether you’re setting sail, taking flight or hitting the road this summer, you’ll need to pack some yummy snacks to enjoy along the way. Read More...

  • Coasting Through Travel Memories

    Turn your vacation pics and other souvenirs into fun – and functional – beverage coasters. Read More...

  • Best Places and Times to Travel as a Family

    Jumping on a last-minute flight to an idyllic vacation destination sounds wonderful, but the perfect getaway requires a little planning. Start with these smart travel tips. Read More...

  • How to Unplug on Your Next Vacation

    In the midst of the workweek grind, do visions of vacation bliss dance through your head? You know the scene. Read More...

  • Why Vacations Are Healthy for You

    Vacations are more than just opportunities to visit with family, cultivate your tan lines, or finally rent that cherry red Mustang convertible. Read More...

  • Car Games That Go the Distance: Radio Warrior

    We’re bringing you another modern twist on a classic car game. Radio Warrior is fast, easy and fun to play. Read More...

  • Car Games That Go The Distance: The Banana Game

    If you’re getting tired of the same old car games, we’ve got a new one for you. The Banana Game is unexpected, spontaneous, and fun for all ages. Read More...

  • Travel Packing Tips: How to Pack Loose Cords

    We all need our earbuds and charger – they’re travel necessities. What we don’t need is the tangled mess they become when shoved in a bag. Read More...

  • Car Games That Go The Distance: Winner Takes Ball

    Winner Takes Ball is a game charged with excitement and anticipation. Plus, it banishes boredom by giving players fun prizes to keep them entertained. Read More...

  • Travel Packing Tips: How to Organize Kids’ Outfits

    Save yourself the stress of coordinating your child’s clothes while on vacation. Read More...

  • Travel Packing Tips: How to Pack Your Jewelry

    When packing jewelry, you probably end up with either too many small boxes or a bunch of tangled necklaces and bracelets. Read More...

  • Car Rental Tips: How to Save Time

    When it comes to family vacations, anything you can do to ensure a smooth trip — like picking up your rental car and getting on your way in minutes — is a must. Read More...

  • Car Rental Tips: Tips for Packing Your Car

    When booking a rental car for vacation, most people consider what matters most: those who will be riding in the car during your adventures. Read More...

  • Car Rental Tips: How to Cut the Clutter

    It's hard to keep a car clean on a long trip, especially with the kids! Check out these tips to cut the clutter on Alamo's Scenic Route. Read More...

  • Eating Healthy on Vacation: At the Hotel

    Give yourself some leeway to indulge, try something new, but don't lose your good eating habits along the way. See easy ways to eat healthy on vacation. Read More...

  • Car Rental Tips: How to Find Key Vehicle Features

    Renting a car can be an exciting experience but navigating an unfamiliar vehicle can take some getting used to. Follow this road map to locate key features. Read More...

  • Eating Healthy on Vacation: On the Road

    If your car doubles as the family taxi while you’re on vacation, then you know maintaining healthy eating habits while enjoying the freedom of the open road can be a challenge. Read More...

  • Eating Healthy on Vacation: On the Plane

    Eating healthily on vacation can sometimes be a challenge. Junk food temptations begin to creep in as vacation mindset takes over. Read More...

  • Car Rental Tips: Save Money & Earn More Rewards

    Love to travel but need to do it on a budget? Here are some car rental tips to help you increase savings and reap more travel rewards. Read More...

  • Travel Packing Tips: How to Pack Your Coat

    Maybe you’re going somewhere chilly, or maybe perhaps you’re just one of those always-prepared types. Read More...

  • Travel Packing Tips: How to Pack Your Hat

    Remember the last time you decided to leave your hat behind on vacation because you just couldn’t figure out how to get it into your suitcase without wadding it up into a tiny heap of frustration? Read More...

  • Snackle Box: How To Pack Travel Snacks

    There’s nothing better than reaching your vacation destination. Read More...

  • Time to Calculate Your Next Family Trip

    You’ve spent your day tugging suitcases from the attic, arranging for a neighbor to look after your home and pets, and making sure the kids are caught up with school— it’s time to go on vacation! Read More...

  • Region, Gender and Age Affect Vacation Preferences

    Could your age, gender or hometown dictate where you go on vacation? According to the recent Alamo Family Vacation Survey*, it just might! Read More...

  • Stop, Drop and Pack: 6 Expert Tips For Last-Minute Travelers

    Maybe departure day snuck up on you, or maybe you got an unexpected bite from a renegade travel bug and it ITCHES. Read More...

  • What’s So Great About National Parks?

    In short, tons of stuff! The fact is a trip to a National Park can be one of the most memorable family vacations of your life. Read More...

  • Time Travels: Family Vacations Then and Now

    Remember that time you hopped in an Alamo rental car and headed to Florida with your folks back in '85? Read More...

  • Are You From Around Here? - How to Travel Like a True Tourist

    Taking a last minute vacation is no excuse not to look the part. Read More...

  • Hobbies That Drive Family Vacation Destinations

    When choosing family vacation destinations, hobbies and interests often guide the decision-making process. Read More...

  • Alamo Blog: Stay Green on your Family Vacation

    You teach your family ways to “go green” at home, so advise your family to continue their commitment to the environment while you are away on vacation. Read More...

  • 8 Tips for Planning a Memorable Family Vacation on a Budget

    Planning a memorable family vacation that won’t break the bank simply involves taking the time to know your destination inside and out and discussing trip activities with your kids in advance. Read More...


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    Travel Guides

    Travel Guides

    What to do and where to do it at some of the most popular vacation destinations. Read more...

    Family Travel

    Family Travel

    Tips and tricks on mastering the art of vacationing with the entire family. Read more...

    Seasonal Travel

    Seasonal Travel

    Discover how to get the most out of traveling during certain times of the year. Read more...

    Adventure Journals

    Adventure Journals

    First person travel stories and perspectives in the moment. Read more...

    Vacation Tales

    Vacation Tales

    Real families sharing their funniest, strangest or simply their most memorable vacation stories and moments. Read more...