Question: Ever since my Chase card removed foreign transaction fees, the cynic in me has wondered whether it didn't just adjust the currency conversion rate to cover at least part of the lost fees. Should I be concerned about that?
Here are eight games for that car trip you’re taking this Thanksgiving weekend; they may appeal to a slightly older crowd that is, perhaps, a bit more cynical than a 6-year-old and is also interested in traveling, beyond being held captive in the family car.
Question: Here is something I cannot figure out: On a US Airways flight my parents want to take from Chicago's O'Hare to San Francisco on Dec. 23, a first-class nonrefundable ticket is not available, but a first-class flexible ticket costs $1,222. The same flight number and flight on American...
Question: On trips to Italy and Spain last year, a hotel in each country asked me whether I would like my bill charged in dollars or euros. I had not been to Europe for a while, and I had never been asked this. I didn't know what to say, so I went one way at one hotel and the other way at the...
Your idle car + LAX = making money? That’s the newest equation in the Southland from RelayRides, which is introducing a service that puts your car to work for you while you’re gone.
You're not happier with your rental car experience, but you're not significantly unhappier either.
Question: A reader writes that she plans to give up her apartment, store her belongings and live and travel outside the U.S. for a year. "Can you recommend resources on this subject?" she asked. "Might be a topic of interest for a column."
Día de los Muertos — the Day of the Dead — will be celebrated Saturday and Sunday in Mexico and parts of the U.S., including the Southland, but unlike Halloween, it’s not a fright fest.