Warning: You need a valid passport to take your dream vacation to Paris

Shelly Clements and her husband recently headed to the airport to take off on their long-awaited trip to Paris. There was just one problem. In all the planning, she had neglected to check the passport requirements for travel — and the news wasn’t good at the check-in counter. Read more “Warning: You need a valid passport to take your dream vacation to Paris”

Oh, you wanted electricity with your VRBO rental?

When Jason Burns and his family arrive at their Parisienne houseboat rental, they are shocked to find that it is missing one important element: electricity. Surely this qualifies the clan for a VRBO refund. Or does it? Read more “Oh, you wanted electricity with your VRBO rental?”

We’ll always have Paris and other useful advice

The terrorist attack in Paris was our number one story this week — specifically, Ned Levi’s useful advice on how to stay safe on your next international trip.
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A ‘deceptive’ Airbnb rental in Paris

Sharon Shaughnessy’s apartment rental in Paris is a wreck. Her host offers her $30, but it’s not enough. Does she deserve a full refund?

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They promised us Paris, but $18,000 later …

Even if the vacation club she bought didn’t work out, and even if the “free” trip to Hawaii never materialized, Tali Buchman figured she’d always have Paris.
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