I live in Houston, which received over 50 inches of rain during Hurricane Harvey between August 25, when it made landfall in Texas, and August 29. On Friday, August 25, I used Facebook’s Safety Check feature to notify my friends that I was safe. Earlier in the day, I had filled my car with gas, my bathtub with water, my freezer with ice cubes and my cupboards with food. Then I hunkered down to wait for the rain to stop. “Heartbreaking and heartwarming — helping out after Hurricane Harvey”
Consumer advocate William Leeper recently accepted a “Mission Impossible” case involving a questionable timeshare purchase in Mexico. What’s that? We had you at “timeshare”? But it gets worse. Much worse. I’ll let him explain.
Today’s timeshare story comes from reader Mark Golder and the timeshare he bought — or thought he bought — from Grand Solmar in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
I’ll let him pick up the story.
“Who’s to blame for this timeshare disaster?”
One of the most memorable trips of my life was seeing Denali National Park years ago when I edited the Alaska section for Travel Weekly.
““We feel we need a vacation from this vacation””
The deadly storms that left large swaths of the East Coast without power just before the Fourth of July holiday provided an uncomfortable lesson to hotel guests like Ken White: Always call to confirm your reservation — especially when the place you’re visiting is reeling from a natural disaster.
White lives in Charlottesville, Va., an area that was hit hard by the hurricane-force winds. Many residents were struggling to stay cool in record-breaking heat, and checking into an air-conditioned hotel nearby was a popular solution.
“Unnatural disaster: What to do when your hotel doesn’t have room”