It’s summer! Go have an adventure. Here’s how

It’s summer. Whether you’re staying home or traveling a long distance for vacation, there’s no better time for an adventure. And, although my children will be embarrassed by my show-and-tell, I’m here to encourage you to do it.

Sorry, kids. Read more “It’s summer! Go have an adventure. Here’s how”

Emma Cottons never sent my quilts. Is this a scam?

The quilts Jerry Dowdy ordered online from Emma Cottons never show up. He tries to uncover answers — and a refund. Find out what he discovers. Read more “Emma Cottons never sent my quilts. Is this a scam?”

This Razer laptop problem cut deep. Refund, please?

Al Tulone’s Razer laptop problem is too common. He returned a defective computer, and then the company lost it. Instead of trying to find Tulone’s device, Razer apparently decided to keep his $3,252.

Caught in the middle of this debacle: PayPal, with its sometimes customer-unfriendly policies. This made this Razer laptop problem practically unsolvable. Until our advocacy team got involved. Read more “This Razer laptop problem cut deep. Refund, please?”

Here’s a little unsolicited parenting advice from the road

I’m as averse to unsolicited parenting advice as the next dad. But when the advice comes from the road — which is to say, the lessons learned from more than two years of nonstop travel — it feels a little different.

The road, an inanimate thing, won’t get its feelings hurt if I reject its lessons. Instead, I’ll just have to learn them for myself each time I travel. Read more “Here’s a little unsolicited parenting advice from the road”

Is there really a way to get out of a timeshare?

Getting into a timeshare is easy. Getting out of a timeshare isn’t. Read more “Is there really a way to get out of a timeshare?”