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  • Man charged with property rental fraud in Florida Keys

     
    John David Williams, 52, of Tavernier Photo: Monroe County Sheriff's Office, courtesy The Monroe County Sheriff???s Office is investigating a man who is accused of defrauding renters of vacation homes in the Florida Keys. So far, a sheriff???s spokeswoman...
  • Florida big on TripAdvisor list of Winter vacation rental destinations

     
    Online travel site TripAdvisor has announced its Top 10 list of winter vacation rental getaway destinations for 2011 and Florida spots, including Orlando, dominate the rankings. The list is based on TripAdvisor vacation rental inquiry data for the...
  • Vacation rental fraud inquiry in Florida Keys

     
    After two victims??contacted the Monroe County Sheriff's Office with complaints about possible vacation rental fraud involving??a Key Largo home, Deputy??Becky Herrin says??the agency is asking anyone who may also have been scammed to??contact...
  • A presidential retreat in Kailua, Hawaii

    A presidential retreat in Kailua, Hawaii
    This laid-back beach town 12 miles northeast of Honolulu on windward Oahu has no hotels — which is just fine with the locals — but it can boast of being home to what some call the "winter White House." Kailua hosted the vacationing Obamas in...
  • Along the Gulf Coast, trying to survive the oil spill

    Along the Gulf Coast, trying to survive the oil spill
    "Hey, got any extra Jimmy Buffett tickets?" The two 50ish retirees, both wearing sunglasses and hoop earrings, laughed as they tried to get passersby to stop and chat awhile, a Southerner's favorite pastime on sleepy summer days. And on this overcast...
  • Camping restyled: Modern campgrounds now have loads of extras

    Camping restyled: Modern campgrounds now have loads of extras
    When I was a child, camping in style meant sleeping in a trailer and not having to use a flashlight to find the bathroom. Today, the great outdoors is filled with everything from inflatable bounce pillows to cappuccino carts and Wi-Fi. I remember camping...
  • Vacation goes flat over rental van repair

    Q My family and I rented a van from Enterprise to drive to California. We were looking forward to the trip of our lives. We had planned to visit Disneyland, Universal Studios and, of course, the beach. Our trip to California went as planned. But as we...
  • A click better than couch surfing

    A click better than couch surfing
    In 2008, two guys in San Francisco needed to pay rent. They knew all the hotels in town were sold out one week during a design conference, so they inflated a few air mattresses and advertised their makeshift Air Bed and Breakfast to people attending the...
  • Traveling Mother Earth

    Traveling Mother Earth
    I once hoped to be miraculously transformed into an eco-traveler on a trip to the Galapagos Islands or another exotic "eco" destination. But that proved financially impractical, so I began taking these baby steps toward "greenness" on my own. And with...
  • A George Orwell tour, with stops in Scotland, England, India and more

    Twenty-five years beyond "1984," we're still living in George Orwell's world. Or at least the queen of England is. In March, Queen Elizabeth surprised a few people by giving the visiting president of Mexico a copy of George Orwell's dystopian classic...
  • Outer Banks lures vacationers barrier island beaches on the Atlantic Ocean

    The Outer Banks of North Carolina, one of the prime vacation spots on the East Coast, is an easy two-hour drive from Hampton Roads. Famous for its family-oriented entertainment, the area offers miles of beautiful white beaches, amusements and historical...