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Top 5 Tips for a Fun Family Road Trip

 

What time of the year is it? It is road trip season and Pensacola travelers are getting to travel in outside of the sunny State of Florida. What better way to relax, connect and unwind with family and friends than with a Pensacola Car rental? Kick your feet up and let us help you do the driving with some travel advice for your next road trip.

#1 How to Save on Mileage

Your gas might be filled to the brim in your car but what a better way to save mileage than renting a vehicle. Have fun in a drop top convertible or a conservative family sized sedan from a Pensecola car rental company that can help you select. Drive a Ford Mustang convertible, or Jeep SUV to add to the excitement of your road trip.

#2 An Auto-Pilot DJ is Handy

Ask us about SiriusXM satellite radio that has unlimited channels at the click of a button. Take our advice and your children will be entertained. If SiriusXM isn’t what you are looking for, make a fun iPod mix of songs your kids will love and you and your spouse can listen to sing along to or keep you awake behind the wheel. Play musical games by playing the first few seconds of the song and ask your children to guess what song it is. Other games that you and your family will like are “I Spy” or “20 Questions for a few laughs.

#3 Learn As You Go

You would be surprised how many interesting attractions you can find on a road trip. If you are on a flexible timeline, check out the National Naval Aviation Museum in Northern Florida, the Underground Mall in Atlanta or Horseshoe Bend in Alabama. Wherever your journey takes you, there are interesting places your GPS will help you find.

#4 Snacks and Fresh Delights

When you drive long distance, you will eventually get thirsty and hungry. Save money on take out and make sandwiches, bring light snacks such as granola bars, and keep refreshments in a cooler. Keep the food in a convenient place you can easily reach to prevent frequent stops and place the cooler in a cool area in the trunk.

#5 Stretch Your Legs

Your destination is chosen and your family or group of friends are ready to go. Plan your short or long distance road trip with a list of places to stop. We know you want to get to your destination as soon as you can but stretching your legs while taking a break for a breather can help prevent accidents.

Guardian Rent-A-Car is conveniently located in Pensacola, Florida. It takes a few minutes to get a free online quote and book a reservation on our website. Do you have any questions>? Call us today at 850-456-0351.

 

 

 

Avoid Airport Car Rentals and SAVE

There’s a lot stories out there that tell us – renting a car anywhere other than the airport can save you a ton of money. For those heading to Pensacola Florida, the story is the same: Avoid Airport Car Rentals and SAVE. Read more…

 

About Pensacola Florida

Pensacola is a waterfront city in the north of the U.S. state of Florida. It’s separated from the Gulf of Mexico by Santa Rosa Island, and its protected beaches make it a popular holiday destination. The city was one of the earliest European settlements in the U.S., and Historic Pensacola Village is a museum complex containing original 19th-century buildings. Read more…

 

Things you should know when renting a car

There are some things a renter needs to know when approaching the car rental desk. Make sure you’re prepared with these rental car tips: Read more…

 

Air Force Armament Museum

If you want to treat the family to a great mini-vacation sometime, and you like airplanes and jets, you could rent a car and head over to the Air Force Armament Museum in Fort Walton Beach. It’s only 40 miles, an hour’s drive, from Pensacola. Read more…

 

Florida Caverns State Park

Florida Caverns State Park is located in the Florida Panhandle near Marianna. It’s home to the only air-filled caves accessible to tourists. This is one jewel in Florida’s crown. This cavern was stunningly beautiful! This is a must do. Read more…

 

Explore The Forgotten Coast

The Forgotten Coast is a quaint area in the Panhandle of Florida. It features bays, rivers and gulf areas of lush fauna and primitive wildlife living in pine forests, natural springs, secluded beaches and backwoods areas. Read more…

 

The Emerald Coast Adventure Starts in Pensacola

The Emerald Coast is an unofficial name for the coastal area in the US state of Florida on the Gulf of Mexico that stretches about 100 miles through five counties, from Pensacola to Panama City. Read more…

 

Why Pensacola Residents Choose Guardian Rent-a-Car

I was talking with the owner of Guardian Rent-a-Car one day, about who his customers actually are. He told me that the majority of the people renting cars from Guardian are from the local Pensacola area. Read more…

 

#1 Attractions in Pensacola, Florida

The Pensacola Area features culture, outdoor adventure, fine museums, attractions and 52 miles of beaches. Whether you’re an art enthusiast, birdwatcher, golfer, foodie or a shopaholic, you’ll find many things to do in the Pensacola area. Read more…

 

3 Companies Own 95% of Car Rental Brands

When renting a car, we all know that there are the big, national brands or the small independent companies to choose from. Read more…

 

Using Your Credit Card for Free Rental Car Insurance

According to CardHub [www.cardhub.com], you can save some serious money by using your credit card’s built-in insurance plan, instead of paying for separate insurance at the car rental company.

But before you rent another car, you may want to take a look at the current rules for this. Cardhub’s “2015 Credit Card Rental Car Insurance Study” provides some simple facts to help you decide and lower your risks.

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Pensacola For Summer Fun

Since it’s so hot and humid in South Florida during the summer, many people visit the beach towns of Florida’s Panhandle instead. From St. George Island in the east to Pensacola Beach in the west, there is plenty to explore in this sometimes-overlooked region. Read more…

 

Pensacola Beach in Top 10 Cheapest U.S. beach towns to buy a home

According to TripAdvisor, Pensacola Beach is one of the Top 25 beaches you can visit in the U.S. for vacations. It also happens to be one of the cheapest places to buy a home on or near a beach. Read more…

 

Top 10 Cars Most Likely to Get a Ticket

The car that you drive is not what will get you pulled over by the cops, even if it’s red. It’s how you drive it that matters. But certain drivers seem to be attracted to the cars that get stopped the most. Read more…

 

6 Travel Fees To Avoid

Traveling is expensive enough without paying extra for things you don’t really need. Last year domestic airfare  prices jumped more than 8 percent. Add to that the increasing costs of hotels and rental cars and the cost of  travel becomes even higher. Read more…

 

Family Fun in Pensacola

Pensacola Bay Area has been named one of the top family-friendly destinations in the United States by Southern Living magazine. Read more…

 

Pensacola Museum of Art

About 100,000 people visit the Pensacola Museum of Art each year. For over 60 years the museum has displayed hundreds of exhibits and presented thousands of educational programs. Read more…

 

Pensacola: Fort Barrancas

Fort Barrancas or ‘Fort San Carlos de Barrancas’ is a United States military fort and National Historic Landmark. Read more…

 

Naval Air Station Pensacola

Naval Air Station Pensacola (NAS Pensacola) also known as “The Cradle of Naval Aviation”, is a United States Navy base located southwest of the Pensacola city limits. It is best known as the initial primary training base for all Navy, Marine and Coast Guard aviators and Naval Flight Officers, the advanced training base for most Naval Flight Officers, and as the home base for the precision-flying team known as the Blue Angels. Read more…

 

Historic Pensacola Village

The Historic Pensacola Village is a collection of 22 historical buildings and museums owned and operated by the University of West Florida (UWF). The museum complex is open for visitors Monday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Read more…

 

When is it Better to Rent a Car?

If you live in Pensacola, Florida and are visiting any of those attractions below, it is about an 800 mile round trip. Therefore, if your car is 7 years old adding miles at this point is not going to depreciate it too much. Read more…

 

Are You Covered?

Let’s look at the various types of car insurance available, then go over each to see if you are covered. Read more…

 

Why choosing an Independent Car Rental agency is a good idea

Wherever you travel, you usually have two options if you want to rent a car: Opt to rent from a franchise or go to the local independent agency. Unfortunately, many folks don’t take the time to look up rates and instead find themselves going with the well-known brand and pay considerably more for something they don’t have to be paying more for. Read more…

 

Three emerging car rental trends that impact you, the consumer

Time inevitably changes everything and the car rental business is no different. This month, we’ll discuss some of the trends that are impacting not only our industry – but you as the consumer. Let’s jump right in! Read more…

 

Getting a handle on gas options

Car Rental companies are always looking for new ways to create cash so its no surprise that the gas tank is viewed as a way to do just that. Between convenience charges and penalties – these fees can get a bit confusing. Read more…

 

Is prepaying for a car rental worth it?

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Shopping for car rentals online is almost always a confusing process. One of the choices that customers are most commonly confronted with is whether or not to make your standard reservation (where you don’t provide payment information) or paying for the rental up front ahead of time. Read more…

 

Travel in 2014 – a new world

With the dawn of 2014 comes a whole host of new travel challenges for the coming year. Some will be easy to overcome with a little ingenuity and extra digging. Other challenges aren’t really challenges at all – they’re simply a new reality that travelers will have to grapple with heading forward; causing them to look to other areas of their vacation planning budget to scale back and save money. This week, we take a look at some of those realities and help you navigate those waters in a way that can help you travel affordably and enjoyably.

Let’s jump right in!

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Cut down the costs on your Holiday car rental

Saving-Money So you’re all set to travel over the forest and through the hills. You’ve got your plane, you know where you’re staying and for how long. Now onto the business of booking that last piece: a rental car.

 

Travel can be hectic and expensive during the holidays. This week’s post will give you a few pointers on how you can save a little money on your holiday car rental and put it to better use! Let’s jump right in!

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The TSA’s Rule Changes And How They Impact You

So beginning last year, the TSA raised a few eyebrows when they announced they were going to allow travel passengers carry pocket knives less than a particular length (alongside hockey sticks, mini baseball bats, etc). They say the new rule is in place largely to allow officers to direct their attention to larger threats instead of getting caught up chasing menial items that – let’s face it – aren’t likely to result in a catastrophic event on the plane.

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