THE LANDSCAPE of vacation rentals is vast and uncharted. It’s easy to get lost in a search for a perfect beach house or mountain cabin and—between extraordinary demand and an unbelievable clutter of duds—it’s not so easy to find one. To relieve the stress, niche vacation rental companies are curating […]

Shy Rodriguez with her sons, Shawn Pagan, 11, left, and Jaiden Pagan, 8, at their home in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on July 31, 2020. (Hannah Yoon/The New York Times) WASHINGTON — When Shy Rodriguez heard about one of the hottest trends in education during the pandemic — “learning pods,” where parents […]

The coast near Kimmeridge Bay – getty Millions of Britons are swapping their usual holiday in the Med for a summer staycation. But with Cornwall and Devon oversubscribed, where can you go for peace and quiet? Our UK experts suggest their favourite lesser-known corners.  Carmarthenshire: Cinderella of the Welsh coast This […]