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Americans reveal their top summer vacation cities for 2022

In a recent survey conducted by Avail, Americans shared their summer 2022 travel plans, preferred vacation cities, favorite transportation methods and more.

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The Ultimate Guide to Public Transportation in Portland

Portland is ranked as one of the best transit cities in the country. Click here for Avail’s guide to getting around this great city.

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Best Travel Apps to Use While on Vacation

Make the most of your vacation by installing these top traveling apps before you leave home.

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How to Check Conditions Before a Road Trip

Staying informed on weather conditions while traveling can make or break a trip. Click here for our guide to checking conditions before a road trip.

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5 Things To Do in Portland, Oregon

Whether you’re flying into Portland, Oregon, or taking a road trip through it, don’t miss these five fun things to do while there.

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How To Avoid One-Way Car Rental Fees

One-way rental fees can eat up your travel budget. Here is Avail's guide on how to avoid them.

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Fun Questions to Help Pass Time on Road Trips

Road trips are a great way to spend time with friends and family. Click here for fun questions to ask on road trips.

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Essential Items to Pack for the Beach

A day at the beach is the perfect way to spend a weekend. Here is Avail's guide to summer beach essentials.

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Cinco de Mayo Taco Roundup

Craving some tacos this Cinco de Mayo? Here is our shortlist of some of the best tacos in the country.

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Pro Tips for Finding the Cheapest Flights

Flying can easily be the most expensive part of any trip. Here's our pro tips for finding the cheapest flights.

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How Early Should I Get to the Airport for My Flight

How early you should get to the airport before your flight? It depends. Find out the best time to get to the airport for domestic and international travel.

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10 Road Trip Ideas You Should Add to Your Summer Plans

A road trip is a great way to see a new part of the country. Here are Avail’s best road trip ideas for a fun summer getaway.