| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:31 PM
Sarah Butler crammed garbage bags packed with laundry into her old Volkswagen van on her weekly run "over the hill" to Mill Valley.
Some of the 630 or so permanent residents of this Marin County town have recently begun to make this trek, thanks to...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Osceola County, often overshadowed by Orlando's global image as a vacation destination, is trying to stake out a patch of supremacy in Central Florida's crowded tourism landscape.
Citing its huge inventory of vacation properties for rent, it's...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Say you are a large group of vacation-seekers. Your ages span from toddler to senior. Your interests range from walking to golfing to biking to reading to sitting on a patio fringed with pine trees and enjoying a nice glass of pinot noir.
Party of 20,...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:21 AM
Deputies on the hunt for a man wanted for burglarizing, swiping a gun and then stealing another car ended when deputies found their suspect back in the same house in Panama City Beach where the crime spree all began, according to a news release from the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Portuguese prosecutors on Thursday ordered police to reopen their investigation of the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann, the 3-year-old British girl who went missing from a resort in the Algarve, local and British media reported.
| Jan 4, 2014
| 4:09 PM
The party is over for “party central.”
The owner of a roughly 4,000-square-foot Glendale home advertised as “party central” on Airbnb.com, an online vacation rental platform, has agreed to stop renting the house specifically for...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It's one thing to manage a rental house when it's nearby. But it's another process entirely when the rental is in a distant vacation retreat. Unfortunately, many second-home buyers find that out the hard way.
According to a survey by HomeAway, an online...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Here's a website that helps you locate vacation rentals in proximity to your interests.
What it does: It lets you search based on activities you like and how far you want to drive or fly from major cities in the U.S. and Europe....
| Feb 5, 2012
If you don't know where you're going on vacation this year, you may not be indecisive. You might just be a bargain hunter.
Increasingly, travelers are trading the certainty of the destination for savings, Peter Yesawich, vice chairman of MMGY Global, a...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 1:37 PM
"Who would go to Hawaii in June?" a friend asked when I talked about a trip I took to Maui last year.
A travel writer on a budget, for one.
I, too, was skeptical about the timing, but the weather was a perfect 70-80 degrees, with low humidity and...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 7:09 AM
LOPEZ ISLAND, Wash. - One hates to define a place by its cliches, but sometimes there's truth to be found.
"On Lopez, everybody does 'The Wave,'" an Orcas Islander told me before I embarked for Lopez.
It's a bit like what you see on the back roads of...