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  • Senior is denied rental car overseas

    Question: My wife and I try to make one major trip abroad a year. This year we thought we would go to Northern Ireland in September, but every auto rental agency I've contacted has a maximum age for a car rental. I happen to be 82. Is there any way I...
  • Make retirement purchases before leaving work

    Dreaming of retiring and then sailing the world? You may want to try it the other way around. Big-ticket purchases at or early into retirement can crush even well-funded portfolios, experts say, particularly if they are accompanied by a period of poor...
  • Tips on renting a vacation home

    Here, based on my own adventures and conversations with several experts, are 14 things to know about vacation rentals. 1. Know whom to call when the AC breaks down: Get your host's cellphone number -- and his handyman's. Sure, it's nice if your host...
  • Vacation rental homes offer a unique experience

    Vacation rental homes offer a unique experience
    The visionary in Fort Bragg, Calif., who ordered up a living room large enough to accommodate a rugby match. The risk taker in Idyllwild, Calif., who one day must have said, "Hey, what about a round house?" The fearless renovator in Santa Fe, N.M., who...
  • Eco-travel options are abundant

    Santa Barbara's air pollution district has a little challenge for you: Leave the car at home. The district, in cooperation with the city's tourism office, is trying to make it easier to travel green. Hop on an Amtrak train and you could qualify for cheap...
  • Explore Washington's Cape Disappointment State Park

    The breeze sings, the sea glistens, and treachery lies all around. I peek beyond a thicket of brush at what was long ago dubbed the Graveyard of the Pacific, a stretch of ocean that has struck fear into the hearts of many sailors. I'm muttering my own...
  • Maui County and its B&Bs caught in legal fray

    Visitors to Maui, Lanai and Molokai will have far fewer lodging choices beginning Jan. 1, when county officials say nearly all of the estimated 1,000 bed-and-breakfasts and vacation rentals must shut down for failing to hold the appropriate licenses....
  • Unlicensed digs closing in Hawaii

    Hundreds of unlicensed bed-and-breakfasts and vacation rentals on Maui, Molokai and Lanai will apparently have to shut down by Jan. 1, following a court ruling last week. A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Maui Vacation Rental Assn....
  • Wells Fargo vows 'decisive action' in alleged use of Malibu mansion by an executive

    Wells Fargo vows 'decisive action' in alleged use of Malibu mansion by an executive
    Wells Fargo & Co., seeking to distance itself from a company executive's alleged personal use of a $12-million beachfront Malibu home owned by the bank, said Friday that it would "take decisive action" against any employee "who may have violated Wells...
  • Taking the right step with bare legs

    Taking the right step with bare legs
    If you're lovelorn and looking for answers, you won't find them here. But advice to the leg-lorn? You've come to the right place. It used to be that a well-dressed woman never went to work with her legs bare. Now, is wearing hosiery hopelessly dated? Read...
  • Traveling Mother Earth

    Traveling Mother Earth
    I once hoped to be miraculously transformed into an eco-traveler on a trip to the Galapagos Islands or another exotic "eco" destination. But that proved financially impractical, so I began taking these baby steps toward "greenness" on my own. And with...