Franklin Wu just experienced the most bizarre vacation rental problem I’ve ever seen. He prepaid $9,000 for a four-month apartment rental in Switzerland. And although VRBO shared rentals aren’t allowed, suddenly in the middle of the night, the host made it clear she wasn’t leaving. So he did.
But why did VRBO let the host keep his $9,000?
Read more “Here it is: The most ridiculous vacation rental problem I’ve ever seen”
If you can answer “yes” to the eternal question, “Are we there yet?” then you probably need a survival manual for the first day of vacation. The 24 hours after you arrive are among the busiest and most stressful — the unpacking and settling in, the arguing, and the inevitable chaos. Read more “How to survive the first day of your vacation”
It’s T-minus 12 hours before we leave. In some ways, it’s the worst part of the vacation countdown. Everything’s half-done.
Millions of other travelers will experience the same thing this summer in the agonizing hours and minutes before their departure. Read more “These tips will help you survive your vacation countdown”
An elaborate PayPal scam recently led an iPad thief directly to Steven Sanderson’s front door. The brazen predator came disguised as a friendly eBay customer willing to purchase the digital device from Sanderson for $650. And it was weeks before the fraudulent nature of this transaction became clear.
Now Sanderson’s iPad is gone and so is the money he made by “selling” it. He blames PayPal for this fiasco and wants our help getting his $650 back. But who really is responsible here? Read more “This is what happens when you give an iPad thief your home address”
Neil Castillo should have known better than to leave a loaded gun in the glove compartment of his rental car. After all, he’s a truck driver and, as a driving professional, should be aware of the rules of the road. But there’s enough gray area to warrant a closer look at a case that landed Castillo on Hertz’s Do Not Rent list. Read more “He left his gun in a rental car. Now he’s on the Hertz Do Not Rent list”