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Hello from Orlando. I’m here for a few more hours before the madness begins once again — a quick trip up to DC followed by a month in Hawaii with our family travel blog project. By the way, you can read all about our leaf tours from our last leg on National Geographic Traveler’s Intelligent Travel blog.
Is this business legit? In today’s Mint.com post, I tell you how to determine whether a business is on the up-and-up. You don’t want to miss this post.
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On Elliott. The pool was closed in the resort’s waterpark. Should this customer get a full refund from Hotels.com? I’ll tell you how it ended. Also, what happens when your property is stolen from a room. Who gets to say how much it was worth?
In my consumer Q&A, I try to mediate a disagreement between a TV company and a customer over an expired warranty. Here are the details. Plus, is this discount airline ticket a lost cause? She wired money overseas, but it never arrived. (Yeah, that’s right. She wired money.)
Elsewhere. On the Huffington Post, I ask the impertinent question: Are TSA agents punishing us? On Frommers.com, I ask the even more impertinent question: Can breast-feeding activists have it both ways on a plane? And over at the Washington Post, I wonder if airlines are using stricter name-change rules to make a few extra bucks.
On Away is Home. Here’s our report from Breckenridge, Colo., where we got to experience gorgeous fall foliage — and crepes. Please tune in to our channel for the latest videos and maybe a surprise announcement or two.
Have an awesome week, everyone. Safe travels!