Post-vacation regret: Snagged in the old timeshare trap!

Sabrina Cousins recently enjoyed an “amazing” trip to Puerto Vallarta. She had such a wonderful time that she ended her stay by purchasing an expensive Palladium Travel Club membership. But back home Cousins came down with a terrible case of post-vacation regret. And she wants us to help pull her out of the timeshare trap into which she and her husband fell. Read more “Post-vacation regret: Snagged in the old timeshare trap!”

As seen on Shark Tank: This is how to easily lose your money to a crowdfunding fail

There’s a fine line between a crowdfunding fail and a crowdfunding scam. The CoolPeds iBike crowdfunding campaign seems to have ridden fairly close to that line. And although the experienced investors on the ABC hit show “Shark Tank” declined to support Chan’s inventions, several of our readers without that level of business expertise say they got burned. Read more “As seen on Shark Tank: This is how to easily lose your money to a crowdfunding fail”

This is what happens when you’re kicked off your cruise

Could you be accused of a crime, convicted and kicked off your cruise without any supporting evidence?

Halfway around the world, Elaine Chan discovered the answer to that question is yes. She and her husband were recently summarily ejected from their Holland America cruise in Helsinki. The captain accused Chan’s 65-year-old husband of assaulting a crew member. He then ordered the shocked couple to gather their belongings and get off his ship. Read more “This is what happens when you’re kicked off your cruise”

Help! I’m being limited to 15 booze drinks per day on my Princess cruise

If you buy an unlimited alcoholic beverages package from your cruise line, can it change the terms later? That’s what Joan Barrett wants to know.

Barrett says that she was enticed to book her next Princess cruise by the lure of an unlimited alcoholic beverages package. But later, Princess Cruises changed the terms to “just” 15 cocktails per day. And those changes are unacceptable to Barrett. Read more “Help! I’m being limited to 15 booze drinks per day on my Princess cruise”

His missed vacation is not an Expedia mistake

Ilya Kovalenko believes that an Expedia mistake caused Turkish Airlines to deny him boarding on his recent international flight. And now he wants a full refund from Expedia and an apology. Unfortunately, the responsibility for Kovalenko’s missed vacation might lie a little closer to home. Read more “His missed vacation is not an Expedia mistake”

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