| 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....
| 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....
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:17 PM
The Huntington Beach City Council voted unanimously Monday to have staff look into the feasibility of legalizing and regulating short-term vacation rentals, which are illegal in the city.
Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw brought the item to the dais with the...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 8:20 AM
A Northern California teen faces criminal charges connected with using stolen credit cards to rent a $240,000 sports car and a $12 million vacation home, authorities said.
Mohannad Halaweh, 19, of Rohnert Park, was scheduled to appear in court Monday on...
| 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...
| Dec 23, 2012
Where is the John Muir of the San Gabriel Mountains? The Ansel Adams of the San Bernardinos? The Donner Party of the San Jacintos?
All right, maybe one Donner Party was enough. But Muir, Adams and company are among the reasons the inland mountains of...