Live under a rock on Election Day with Hotels.com’s new rental

Not looking forward to a chaotic Election Day (or week) news cycle? Hotels.com understands. The company is giving one traveler and a guest the opportunity to stay in a bunker 50 feet below the ground this November.

One five-night stay in a Farmington, N.M., vacation listing called “Under a Rock” will be available to book on Hotels.com starting at 9 a.m. on Oct. 9. The listing will go to the fastest booker. The isolated cave apartment located in the remote desert is hosting the booking from Nov. 2 through Nov. 7 for $25 plus tax — or around $5 per night.


Hotels.com encourages the person who wins the booking to unplug and unwind. (Hotels.com)

“After you’ve cast your ballot (by mail, absentee, early voting, etc.!), you can check out of the news feed negativity and check in to a man-made cave

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Rental car tips: How to find the best prices during covid-19

For many Americans, embarking on road trips has been a way to keep traveling during the pandemic. And if you’re not a car owner, now may be a good time to rent one.

According to data from CheapCarRental.net, a car-rental comparison engine, road trip travel is up, but the travel industry as a whole is still hurting. As a result, rental car rates in the United States are down by between 15 and 40 percent, depending on the region.

Unlike airplane tickets that can change in price by the minute, the price of renting a car isn’t a mystery.

“Between now and Christmas, your flight might change a hundred times,” says Liana Corwin, the travel expert for Hopper, the flight and hotel booking app. “With car rentals, they’re a little bit more static.”

While renting a car isn’t complicated, there is legwork to get the best deal. Here are tips

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