| Feb 24, 2015
| 8:30 AM
Despite the dominance of a few giant online hotel booking and search systems, a few niche operators can sometimes steer you to deals you might miss if you rely only on the big guys.
If you've followed the recent developments, you know that Expedia and...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 5:34 PM
The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance has requested additional money from surrounding localities and up to a 90 percent increase in funding from York County.
York County currently contributes the least — approximately $342,447...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: My wife and I are saving up to buy a vacation property in a resort area. Our plan is to keep socking money away until we find a short sale that we can purchase in cash. We're willing to be patient, but now that the economy is recovering and the real...
| Oct 28, 2014
Cheapest isn't always the best choice: Look at the lousy product you get on a cheap airline ticket. That's why I never talk about "saving" money: After all, the best way to save money on travel is to stay home. What I really focus on is good value, not...
| Nov 4, 2014
Looking for the best hotel deals? Every few months some new online hotel booking agency claims it has the best system. Unfortunately, some are "me, too," rather than genuinely innovative, but truly new ideas crop up from time to time.
| Sep 30, 2014
A lot of innovations and announcements either appeared recently or just recently came to my attention. Although none is a game-changer, many provide useful features.
Vacation Rental Metasearch. Several new or new-to-me vacation rental websites have...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Family reunions are just around the corner for many. Planning for this type of trip is important, as these reunions that offer opportunities to reconnect, catch up on each other’s lives and have fun together can also be tricky to arrange...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Argentine Cristina Bianchi knows that a good mother-in-law doesn't overstay her welcome, but a good grandmother is around as much as possible.
"I'm retiring from a medical practice, and I'm looking for a place here in Orlando to come and spend time with...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:22 AM
At some point, four people sharing two double beds and one bathroom gets old. The maid service doesn't compensate for the stale muffins in the lobby and coffee you have to make on the desk. It's time to look into renting a house or condo at the beach....
| Aug 1, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Lawyers will probably make mincemeat of Rancho Mirage's new rule about who can rent a vacation house there. But until that day, age discrimination rules in the town.
According to a report in the Desert Sun, the City Council passed a new rule that only...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Q: My husband and I have a house outside of Atlanta that we have lived in for 30 years. We have a first mortgage and a home equity line of credit, and both still have balances.
If we sell this house, we probably could...