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Chicago Tribune Staff ReporterOne summer night at the Treasure Cafe in Wheeler, a stranger leaned toward my grilled wild king salmon and said, "Do you want to know a secret?" Given that there were only seven tables in this bright blue shack of a restaurant, secrets were in short...
South Florida Sun-SentinelSOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL OP-ED ONLINE by Dominic Calabro There is no doubt that Florida's property tax system needs to be reformed. This current inequitable system, coupled with rapidly increasing local government spending, has produced tremendous tax...
Book review: "Houseonomics: Why Owning a Home Is Still a Great Investment," by Gary N. Smith and Margaret H. SmithSpecial to The TimesWith home prices continuing to fall -- and expected by many experts to decline further before finding a bottom -- it's very easy to play that "woulda, shoulda, coulda" game and envision how life might have been different had you sold that home back in...
Tags: Mortgages, Travel, Property, Retirement, Rentals
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWith gasoline prices where they are, it wouldn't seem to be the ideal time to hit the road in a 30-foot recreational vehicle that scores less than 10 miles to the gallon. But Carl and Terry Haley know a bargain when they see one, which is why the...
Tags: Labor Day, Market and Exchange, Travel, Retirement, Rentals
Times Staff WritersThe fire still smoldered Saturday, but even then, the phones at Catalina Island Vacation Rentals kept ringing. Not with cancellations but with reservations. In two weeks, Memorial Day will launch the unofficial start of peak season on Santa Catalina,...
Tags: Travel, Diving, Trips and Vacations, Ron Moore, Restaurants
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterDesire, the Buddha informs us, is the root of all suffering -- also, a leading cause of alimony, but let's move on. The craving for comfort, luxury, prestige and me-first acceleration drives us to buy more car than we absolutely need to go from point A...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer2007-10-08 13:03:24.0 Administrator2: Hi all, and welcome to the Travel Chat! 2007-10-08 13:03:40.0 Administrator2: Welcome to Jen Leo, Jane Engle and Andrew Nystrom! 2007-10-08 13:04:01.0 Andrew Nystrom, Web Travel Editor: Welcome travel fans. Thanks...
Special to The TimesALTHOUGH Peter Mayle and his wife traveled to France as often as they could every year, "during the long gray winters and damp green summers" in England, he longed to return to the vineyards, quiet streets, perfumed olive trees and open-air markets of...
McClatchy NewspapersBecause you get there by causeway, you've got to know that Miami Beach is an island. So are Palm Beach, Key West, Sanibel, Amelia and Marco, to name a few of Florida's popular resorts. But the state has a lot of less-known islands that are also worth...
IF YOU GO GETTING THERE The easiest way to Marfa is flying to El Paso or Midland and driving three hours—but the drive only makes being there more rewarding. American Airlines flies non-stop from Chicago to El Paso for as little as $200. American...
Tags: Rhode Island, Upper East Side, Texas, San Antonio, Travel
New York Times News ServiceThe Internet has made it ever easier for travelers to search for vacation-home rentals across the globe, but it also has made it possible for just about anyone with a spare room to post a listing. Faced with the soft real estate market, many...
Tags: Credit and Debt, Travel, Homes, Rentals, Google Inc.
Special to the Chicago TribuneHere's a Web site that can help match your next trip to your personality, plus another site that can help you pick out a car to get there. www.besttripchoices.com—For those suffering from travel-destination-selection block, the "Plog Travel...
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