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    Did You Say Free? | Travel Perks You Need to Know About

    Cheap is great, but free is better. Contrary to popular belief, some things in life really are free, and aren't just limited to continental breakfasts or complementary refills on coffee. Auto Europe has put together a list of enticing travel deals that that will save you money and add excitement to your next trip. 

    FREE Car Rental Upgrades - Everyone can use more space when traveling, and when you rent a car with Auto Europe, you're able to get one car class upgrade for free in select countries. For example, if you book a Compact Class Car, you will automatically receive a Midsize Class Car free of charge! Unfortunately, great deals can't always last forever, so make sure your rental is paid by the end of 2013, and your car rental is scheduled for pick up before March 31, 2014.

    Children Ski for Free - If you're embarking on a ski excursion this winter, you're probably well aware that your trip is likely to come with a pretty hefty price tag. From airfare to lift tickets, equipment rentals to mandatory hot chocolate breaks, it's the little things that make your trip memorable that will inevitably add up.  Lucky for you, many resorts offer reduced or free rates for children. For instance, if you choose to stay at Colorado's Keystone and your children are 12 or under, they are able to stay and ride for free.  Numerous resorts and mountains throughout Colorado, Vermont, Utah, Maine and other snow-laden states offer similar deals for fifth, sixth and seventh graders if they apply for a special ski passport online, using a form similar to Maine's Winter Kids Passport Program . Be sure to do some research before leaving in order to track down all the deals you can!

    No Charge for Museum Admission - For one night every May, museums throughout the United Kingdom and Europe will stay open until midnight or later to celebrate Nuit des Musees, Museums at Night and International Museum Day, which are converging events offering free admission and after-hours access to museum-goers. In addition to these annual events, the Lourve offers free admission during the first Sunday of every month, and extends free admission to visitors under the age of 26 on Friday evenings, and free admission anytime for museum-goers under 18.

    Stop in Iceland For Free - In our opinion, one of the coolest perks offered by an airline is Icelandair's free-layover benefit that allows travelers to add Reykjavik to their European itinerary. As an enticing bonus, many of Iceland's major attractions are also free, and while slightly obscure, will add an exciting element to your winter trip. Spend some time exploring its geysers, barren parks and sea cliffs, then relax in its famous geothermal spa, the Blue Lagoon. If your children are under 13 when you visit the Blue Lagoon, guess what? You guessed it, they get in for free! 

    Free National Park Admission - For outdoor enthusiasts traveling in the United States, the National Park System is a no-brainer for inexpensive fresh-air activities, but if your trip happens to coincide with National Park Week in April, or one of the other fee-free days, you've hit the wilderness jackpot. While you'll still have to pay for camping and concessions, entrance fees, commercial tour fees and transportation entrance fees will all be waived. Check out the National Park Service's  website for an updated calendar of events to help you pinpoint the best times to visit, so you're able to save some green while being surrounded by green!

    Research, patience and good timing are often key factors in tracking down great travel deals, but there's really no better feeling than getting a good buy! Rely on Auto Europe for the best travel advice in addition to the lowest priced car rentals, guaranteed. Remember, we even have the best car rental discounts and senior car rental deals! Contact us toll-free at 1-888-223-5555 to start planning your trip!

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