| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:17 PM
My wife and I returned Friday from two weeks of vacation in China, hanging out with one of our sons (posted there with the Peace Corps) and his girlfriend. We were mostly unplugged, wandered miles every day, traipsed the Great Wall and watched pandas,...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 8:30 PM
One of the central maxims of billionaire investor Warren Buffett is that you want to buy stock in companies that have good moats.
We all know what a castle moat does: It keeps out invaders. What Buffett is referring to is an impregnable barrier that...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:08 PM
Bitcoin is catching on at U.S. online merchants including Overstock.com and Expedia, as customers use a digital currency that just a few years ago was virtually unknown but is now showing some staying power.
Though sales paid for in bitcoin so far at...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 3:14 PM
American Airlines said Tuesday it has withdrawn its fares and schedules from Orbitz-owned websites, including flagship Orbitz.com, because the airline could not come to an agreement with the Chicago-based online travel agency on a new contract.
| Aug 18, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Horrendous storms. Political unrest. Sleep deprivation. Those are some of the issues that have tripped up travelers this summer. The firstname.lastname@example.org inbox overflows with readers' complaints about various airlines, of course, but this year we've seen...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:30 AM
As you're planning your summer travels, you may be in for sticker shock: Airfares on some routes are higher than they were four or five years ago. Here are some tips for making your airfare dollars go farther.
-- There's no magic time to buy an airfare....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Coupons aren't just for groceries: Use them for big travel savings.
Whenever I search for travel coupons online, retailmenot.com is always in the mix. You might as well make visiting travel-coupon sites part of your trip planning.
"Friends at Orbitz,...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:01 PM
When planning a trip, I often wind up on the website of at least one of the major online travel agencies: Orbitz, Travelocity or Expedia.
But after deciding which airline I want to use and my preferred dates and times of travel, I always go to the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon is going to court to take on more online travel companies that she contends aren’t paying “bed taxes” levied on overnight stays.
Gannon on Monday filed suit against Air BNB Inc., HomeAway...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:23 AM
A fire on Monday damaged a West Ocean City hotel but resulted in no significant injuries.
Ocean City Fire Department, along with the Berlin Volunteer Fire Company, responded to The Bedtime Inn & Suites at 12534 Ocean Gateway about 12:30 p.m. to find...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 11:13 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google is rolling out KitKat, the latest version of its popular software for smartphones and tablets with an ambitious goal: to get Android devices all over the world to run the latest version of the software.
During a news conference...