He hated the shore excursion, but what he did next was a mistake

If you hate your shore excursion, should the cruise line refund the money you spent on it? Joseph Campo believes so. After Princess Cruises refused a refund request for his disappointing salmon-fishing excursion in Alaska, he disputed the $520 charge. And when his credit card company told him that he won the chargeback, Campo assumed that settled the matter.

It didn’t. Not even close. Read more “He hated the shore excursion, but what he did next was a mistake”

This is the best way to travel

Turn off your cellphone. Downsize your luggage. And remember that your standards aren’t necessarily their standards.

Ask the most experienced travelers for their advice, and that’s what they’ll tell you. And who are the world’s most experienced travelers? They are hard-working business travelers, including expatriates and foreign service workers, who live outside the U.S. for weeks, months, even years at a time. Read more “This is the best way to travel”

This PayPal scam led an iPad thief right to his front door

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 PayPal scam led an iPad thief right to his front door”