I'm probably going to be smacked on the wrist by a moderator, since I can't seem to find a topic on this and there probably is one, but here it goes.
We live in New England.
We always drive to Florida to visit some of our family, since we have a kid and pets that must travel with.
Our cars usually suffice, but this year we want to bring Grandma, making even my Matrix a tight squeeze.
We want to rent a mini-van, but have seen many websites and warnings that say that rental car companies either don't let you rent for out of state trips, or that they charge surcharges specifically for doing so.
Since you all seem to be experienced road trippers: what exactly is the deal with renting for out of state trips and which companies are the best about doing so with?
Enterprise in our area will only let us take the car as far as Virginia, so they're out.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, since I asked my mom without researching and my husband doesn't want to deal with a disappointed mother-in-law.