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great travel experiences: JUCY at sunset in Pacific Grove, California

JUCY Campervan: Big Sur California Road Trip

For my latest California road trip—mostly through the Monterey Peninsula and down Big Sur—I experienced the funness of a JUCY campervan. JUCY is a New Zealand company that started operating in California about 5 years ago. JUCY USA currently has three locations: San Francisco (San Leandro), Los Angeles (Lawndale), and Las Vegas. With its eye-catching logo, color scheme, fun layout, […]

tropical drink in OBX, Duck, NC

Road Trip Travel: Summer Foods

Some vivid highlights of summer revolve around glorious road trips and delicious summer foods. Below are some amazing summer foods—from ice cream to incredible BBQ and fluffy biscuits—experienced on McCool Travel road trips—from Massachusetts to Virginia to Tennessee and North Carolina. Road Trip Travel: Summer Foods   This biscuit was practically a meal in itself, but, […]

8 Great Auto Europe Car Rental Advantages by Charles McCool for McCool Travel. Article and photo by Charles McCool.

8 Great Auto Europe Car Rental Advantages

My recent 25 day trip exploring Ireland and Northern Ireland included a seven day Auto Europe car rental. Using public transportation was great but driving a car gave us freedom and flexibility to go where and when we want. 8 Great Auto Europe Car Rental Advantages History First off, Auto Europe has been a leader […]

Mazda CX-5

5 Fun Reasons to Drive the Mazda CX-5

I test drove a brand new, out of the box (is that how they arrive?) 2016 Soul Red Crystal Metallic Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD crossover SUV a few months ago. No highways or fun unpaved roads this time, just driving the Mazda CX-5 around where I live. I focus on fun reasons to drive the Mazda CX-5 for […]

Road Trip Sign

8 Great Savvy Car Rental Strategies

After mastering my 8 great car rental tips, here are 8 great savvy car rental strategies to save money, time, and stress on your next (and every) car rental. 8 Great Savvy Car Rental Strategies – Loyalty Programs. Rental car loyalty programs—like Avis Preferred, Hertz Gold, and National Emerald Club—are free to join, so register for any programs you might use in the […]