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  • Dollywood perfect for family vacations

    Dollywood perfect for family vacations
    -- If your circle of friends includes self-styled urban sophisticates, a declaration that you like to take your family vacation in and near Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is a bit like announcing you're a fan of Ann Coulter at a global-warming...
  • Booking green

    Booking green
    Orbitz is featuring energy-efficient hotels at www.eco.orbitz.com. These properties have earned an "ENERGY STAR" label from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency because they use nearly 40 percent less energy than average buildings and emit 35...
  • 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...
  • Maui on pedal power

    Maui on pedal power
    I am a creature of habit. For 20 years, I have been making biennial two-week vacation trips to Maui, staying in the same unit at the same condo complex, following essentially the same daily routine: morning exercise, breakfast, beach, lunch, nap, beach,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Understanding Different Types of Homes

    Understanding Different Types of Homes
    There's a wide selection of homes out there -- which is one is right for you? Depending on how much maintenance you want to do, how much privacy you need, or if you want something custom built to suit your particular tastes, each home type has its own...
  • Planning your trip to Maine

    THE BEST WAY TO THE MAINE COAST From LAX, nonstop service to Boston is available on American, JetBlue, Virgin America and United; direct service (stop, no change of plane) is offered on Delta and Southwest; and connecting service (change of planes) is...
  • South Bass Island

    South Bass Island
    To many visitors, South Bass Island is about two things: golf carts and partying. The golf carts are everywhere. They swarm the downtown like flies. People rent them to traverse the island's 4-mile length and mile-and-a-quarter width. Cops have golf carts...
  • Foreclosure Rental Strategies

    Foreclosure Rental Strategies
    New appliances. Upgraded bathrooms. Plasma televisions. Granite countertops. High-end fixtures. These are some of the perks foreclosure landlords are offering their tenants. With the market for home sales slowing and prices declining, real estate experts...