| 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...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 5:53 PM
Kevin Hughes thought for years about buying property in Sandbridge. He finally made the leap this year and closed on a short sale in June.
It was rented out for every week this summer but one, when he and his family stayed there.
"We paid off our entire...
| May 27, 2012
Money may be tight, but not enough for most of us to forgo a summer vacation.
A recent survey by travel site Orbitz.com found that nearly eight of 10 respondents will be taking a vacation this summer. Some plan to spend more than last year, but nearly...
| Aug 10, 2011
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What it is: Answers to the Transportation Security Administration's most frequently asked questions, plus travelers (often-outdated) reports of how long you must wait in the security checkpoint line at any U.S. airport.
How it works:...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 1:15 AM
With one more weekend to go to seal the deal on summer 2011, Ocean City is warning visitors not to get scammed on vacation rentals.
Ocean City Police said they recently received two complaints involving promised vacation rentals that were paid for in...
| Sep 2, 2011
Is now the time to buy the vacation home of your dreams? That cottage by the lake, in the woods or on a golf course is a lot more affordable than it was five years ago.
The inventory of vacation homes for sale has risen to historic highs in some sought-...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 5:52 AM
It's official: summer is over, although there are plenty of chances for a weekend getaway through the fall.
Whether you are planning for leaf-peeping trips or just fantasizing about the return of beach season, TripAdvisor's vacation rental calculator,...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 8:31 PM
A visiting Taiwanese family whose rental car was pushed off the Balboa Island Ferry and into the harbor Friday morning will have the cost of their car refunded, authorities said.
Sean Busking, vice president of Fox Rent A Car — which has rental...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 10:56 PM
Drew Graham will always have Paris.
The Newport Harbor High School 1996 alumnus spent 10 years in Europe, including eight years in the City of Light, before returning home to open a Parisian vacation apartment rental agency.
"With CobbleStay, we...
| Nov 13, 2011
San Francisco isn't really an underground kind of place. We don't go in for noir the way L.A. does. And unlike New York, we don't require a lot of insider knowledge to make it here. Truth be told, we San Franciscans prefer keeping our underground...