These extra vacation rental charges are ridiculous!

When I walked into my Hawaii vacation rental, I collided with a wall of hot, humid air. Instinctively, I scanned the house for a thermostat or air conditioner. I found a small wall unit, but I couldn’t plug it in. It had a lock on it. I called the owner, who said she’d be happy to remove the lock — if I paid her an extra $300.

Seriously? Seriously. Read more “These extra vacation rental charges are ridiculous!”

How can I get my $1,103 refund from a bankrupt airline?!

What can you do if your airline goes bankrupt and leaves you stranded in another country?

For Kesleigh Eysie, that’s not a hypothetical question. Last July, she found herself stuck in Paris after Primera Air suddenly canceled her flight home. Although the economically challenged company promised a refund and even an additional stipend, it didn’t follow through. Instead, the airline went bankrupt and stopped operating entirely. Read more “How can I get my $1,103 refund from a bankrupt airline?!”