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  • Travel experts share bargain-hunting tips

    Travel experts share bargain-hunting tips
    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...
  • Ways to save on your next trip to Hawaii

    Ways to save on your next trip to Hawaii
    "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...
  • Vacation rental phishing scams catch more travelers

    Shauna Kattler thought she'd found the ideal rental home in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, for her Christmas vacation: a two-bedroom penthouse condominium with a hot tub and an impossibly perfect view of the Caribbean. And she was getting it for the...
  • The inside scoop on the City of Light

    The inside scoop on the City of Light
    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...
  • No sense of ownership in home rental phishing scams

    No sense of ownership in home rental phishing scams
    The rental villa on the French Riviera that Sonia Guillaume found online looked picture-perfect. It featured an impeccably manicured garden, spacious living areas, a pool and stunning views of the medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. And there was...
  • New confidentiality clauses can influence vacation rental reviews

    New confidentiality clauses can influence vacation rental reviews
    Tom and Terri Dorow didn't like their recent vacation rental in Scottsdale, Ariz. Their online review is clear about that. It's a laundry list of complaints about equipment, appliances and even the appearance of a house they felt didn't meet the...
  • Idyllwild

    Idyllwild, California What happens if, two-thirds of the way to a Palm Springs weekend, somebody grabs control of your family's vehicle, veers hard to the right, follows the cliff-clinging goat path known as California 243, then roars into the pines...
  • Book review: "Houseonomics: Why Owning a Home Is Still a Great Investment," by Gary N. Smith and Margaret H. Smith

    Book review: "Houseonomics: Why Owning a Home Is Still a Great Investment," by Gary N. Smith and Margaret H. Smith
    With home prices continuing to fall -- and expected by many experts to decline further before finding a bottom -- it's very easy to play that "woulda, shoulda, coulda" game and envision how life might have been different had you sold that home back in...
  • Pros, cons of vacation-home alternatives

    There are advantages and disadvantages to the various shared vacation-home alternatives: Private residence clubs Members buy a deeded share in a high-end vacation residence that usually includes upscale services and amenities, and they can stay...
  • Calm, and commerce, returning to the island

    The fire still smoldered Saturday, but even then, the phones at Catalina Island Vacation Rentals kept ringing. Not with cancellations but with reservations. In two weeks, Memorial Day will launch the unofficial start of peak season on Santa Catalina,...
  • L.A.'s commuters can't even go nowhere fast

    L.A.'s commuters can't even go nowhere fast
    In this neighborhood, nobody knows your name. There you are in the photograph above, crawling anonymously along a cheerless stretch of real estate known as the 110 Freeway at rush hour. The roads are slick with rain and cluttered with wrecks, and you'...