Before we close out the year, we reflect on the stories that resonated the most with our readers and staff. Here are our top 10:
Peak Leadership: How Ricky Cortez models responsible vacation rental hosting in the Poconos
In a wave of backlash against short-term rentals in the Poconos, Ricky Cortez made it his mission to model responsible renting practices for critics and other short-term rental hosts. He advocated for fair regulations that don’t punish responsible hosts and facilitated dialogue and problem-solving between hosts and neighbors via a special website. He represents many leaders of short-term rental alliances who have made a difference in their communities.