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Are Those TripAdvisor Reviews Reliable?

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

Some reviewers feel entitled and use the reviews to extract or obtain freebies from the hotels. Commenters who have a low number of reviews or a pattern of posting numerous harsh or auspicious reviews are dubious.

Trying to Get Your Job Back After a Walter Mitty Style Adventure

Oren Mendez | Posted 03.17.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Hi, Mr. Cooper. It's Martin. I'm actually glad you didn't pick up, it'll be much easier to just say this over your answering machine. As you probably noticed, I haven't shown up for work at all this week.

Beat The Masses: 6 Up-And-Coming Global Destinations

Posted 12.07.2013 | Travel

One of the thrills of traveling is the feeling -- however misguided -- that you have discovered a destination before the masses have. You were in Angk...

The Best All-Inclusive Resorts Around

Posted 11.19.2013 | Travel

Staying at an all-inclusive resort is a guaranteed way to clear your travels of stress -- everything you need is at your fingertips and there's no nee...

Travel Q & A: Your Air (and Other) Travel Questions Answered

George Hobica | Posted 12.20.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Air/Sea Packages: Yay or Nay? Q: Do any cruise lines offer air-inclusive fares, with the cruise fare and airfare packaged in one price? And if so, ar...

The Big Chill: The Tale of a Thwarted Librarian

Roz Warren | Posted 11.04.2013 | Fifty
Roz Warren

I've never been the stinging retort type. My policy has always been: Don't get mad, get even. Online. Chilly Pool? Surely, a chilly review is in order.

The Coolest Vacation Rental Infinity Pools

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 06.22.2013 | Travel

There is nothing better in the world than catching some rays on the beach, sitting so close to the water you can feel the mist of the breaking waves o...

TripAdvisor Is An Informative Bully

Rick Steves | Posted 12.26.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

I expect that in the future, fewer people will rely on guidebook listings for their hotels and more will use online services.

Why You Can't Trust Amazon Reviewers

IndieReader | Posted 02.04.2012 | Books
IndieReader

Love it or hate it, this is an exciting time in the publishing world. Technological advances have made the long, arduous process of publishing a book cheap, easy and fast--giving voice to millions of new authors and providing readers with a richer, more interesting selection of books.

How To Live On $0 A Day: Summer Vacation Ideas To Fit Your Budget

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

Being broke and unemployed is stressful. A change of setting, new experiences and emotional distance will help you face life refreshed and ready to do nothing with renewed vigor.