| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 6:53 PM
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Like most of the people soaking up Sunday brunch at the Parker Palm Springs hotel, the hungover-looking dude in slacker attire with the fashionista girlfriend looked as if he had just rolled out of bed at 10:30 a.m. He also...
| May 29, 2012
| 8:33 AM
Dear Travel Diva: I'm going to hold my baby on my lap on a flight between Detroit and New York. Do I need to tell the airline ahead of time?
—Mommy and Me
Dear Mommy: No, but I would call and let them know anyway. Here's the reason: A traveler...
| Jun 26, 2011
As the owner of a communications agency in Del Mar, Calif., Andy Abramson travels often. In fact, he's had two accidents in the last two years while he was driving rental cars.
In the first case, a car collided with Abramson's rental. His insurance...