Tagged: Airbnb

Can you get out of a timeshare in the middle of a pandemic?

  On the Sunday, July 19th edition of The Travel Guys… In the Travel News, cruise ships are reducing the size of their fleets as the “no cruise” date is extended; and it’s a bad week for parades, as the Rose and the Mummer’s annual festivities are both cancelled, and visitors planning on heading to Hawaii anytime soon are advised to check the ever-changing travel rules. In the Smarter Traveler segment, Mark decries the rise in add-on...

Airbnb’s Hidden Fees and an Update on Redding, CA

On the Sunday, September 23rd edition of The Travel Guys… * In the Travel News, American Airlines says if Congress limits what they can charge in ridiculous ticket change fees, they will just make the tickets completely non-refundable/changeable.  Where is this spat going?  Who knows, but it’s fun to watch… * Hidden fees have come to Airbnb type vacation rentals, and we have some words of wisdom for potential renters. * The Redding area is...

New Zealand, Q & A, Who’s Coming to SMF?

A busy Sunday afternoon with The Travel Guys includes a visit by Travel Writer (www.smartertravel.com) and Consumer Advocate Ed Perkins. Ed is one of our favorite guests and this week we ask and receive some excellent tips on Visiting New Zealand (Ed just returned from there), along with his thoughts on the new sharing economy and how it impacts travel (think Uber, airbnb, Outdoorsy, etc.). Mark dips into the online mail bag to answer some...