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If you're planning a final summer getaway, take note of these travel gotchas so your trip is memorable, not miserable.
To avoid getting sucked in by aggressive sales pitches for extras and stuck with stealth surcharges read "Buck the Trend of Car-Rental Surprises." And find out whether you should get car-rental insurance—the answer isn't always a simple yes or no.
Hotels also seem to have a thing for surcharges. Watch out for these common extras you could encounter at hotels. Check our hotel guide for more information. And before you make a reservation, be sure you're not booking a hacker-friendly hotel.