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Remembering the "Thank You" Game

By William May
Published: 09/01/09 Topics: Comments: -

Surprises are great. And thank you's are best. In an industry like property management that requires attention to detail, constant supervision and reconciliation of occasionally conflicting goals between guests and owners it is too easy to forget the little personal things that make life worth liv Read more

Ocean Shores and Westport are Beaches Like No Other

By William May
Published: 08/01/09 Topics: Comments: -

A truth in advertising disclaimer is required first. Although I haven't lived in the area in almost 40 years, I must admit that I did grew up in several towns on the Washington Coast. Up until 4th grade the town of Raymond was where my parents lived and, you know how that goes, so did me. After th Read more

Summer in Mazama is in full swing!!

Published: 07/16/09 Topics: Comments: -

The arrival of the very first Winthrop Artisan's Market has kicked off what promises to be a great summer in the Methow Valley filled with fun events and festivals and lots of sunshine! Read more

Ocean Shores Calendar of Events

Published: 06/30/09 Topics: Comments: -

There's some great events coming up at Ocean Shores. Let our Ocean Shores property be your home away from home as you're exploring Ocean Shores. Read more

World's First Vacation Rental Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

By William May
Published: 03/18/09 Topics: Comments: -

The every increasing cost of advertising on the mammoth impersonal vacation rental listing websites has spawned innovation. On April 6th, the Vacation Rental Industry Association, with the help of Plumbob Publishing is unveiling the first every Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for Vacation Rentals. T Read more

You Can Still Go On Vacation

By William May
Published: 03/09/09 Topics: Comments: -

What will happen if unemployment hits 8% in the US? If you passed remedial math in school you know that means 92% of folks are still employed. While the 92% may be holding back on expenses but life goes on. The employed will continue to buy groceries, clothes, cable TV, phone services and - make n Read more

Cleanliness is a top priority for our homes

Published: 02/18/09 Topics: Comments: -

Cleanliness is a top priority for our homes I came across an article this morning written by a housekeeper who worked in Yellowstone National Park in one of the upscale resorts in the park. http://travel.yahoo.com/p-interests-253032 Read more

The New World of Publishing

By William May
Published: 01/23/09 Topics: Comments: -

I have been in, around, up to and about communication, journalism, advertising, marketing and publishing for a lot of years in one form or another. But this is a new era. The era of online publishing. Our company Plumbob Publishing is a thrown back to the era when journalists actually tried to veri Read more

Why You Can't Shoot Vacation Rentals with a Camera

By William May
Published: 01/15/09 Topics: Comments: -

Well of course you can. Today everyone has a camera or two or three. They've moved up from the decades old Brownies to Polaroids to click and shoot and now into the world of digital and now to sophisticated digital cameras with large formats (pixels) and self correcting shooting. So h Read more

Lotus Hale Hawaiin Villa Vs. Poipu Grand Hyatt Hotel

By William May
Published: 01/09/09 Topics: Comments: -

The Grand Hyatt at Poipu Kauai Hawaii is a real gem. If you want beauty and pampering this is your place - provided you want to a small room, high prices, less privacy and a hike to everything you might want to do. For just about $400 per night you get one of the 602 motel 6 size rooms. Better appo Read more

Gondola tower collapses at Whistler, B.C., resort

Published: 12/16/08 Topics: Comments: -

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/6600ap_canada_whistler_gondola_tower.html WHISTLER, British Columbia -- More than 50 people were evacuated from about 30 ski gondolas after a tower supporting the cables pa Read more

We're excited to welcome our new Park City, Utah home!

Published: 12/02/08 Topics: Comments: -

We're excited to announce our latest property in the portfolio, Park City Utah http://www.vacationhousedestinations.com/dtlMbrPropPUB.cfm?propID=2020. It's a stunning townhouse in the center of it all -and only 36 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport- there's so much to do Read more

Barack Obama Endorses Vacation Rentals

By William May
Published: 11/24/08 Topics: Comments: -

The next President of the United States has effectively endorsed the entire concept of Vacation Rentals by renting a private home in Kailua on the North Shore of Oahu, a Hawaiian Island. He is staying there for a week with his wife Michelle and two daughters. He is staying at a secluded beach re Read more

Top Tricks of the Trade to Save on Your Next Flight

Published: 11/07/08 Topics: Comments: -

With the tightening economy, airfare feels more painful than ever, you can avoid paying more than absolutely necessary with these seven tips... 1. Buying really far in advance usually doesn't mat Read more

Vacation Homes – Saving You Money On Your Next Vacation

Published: 10/12/08 Topics: Comments: -

You’re finally ready to go on that much deserved vacation. You’ve found the perfect destination, picked the activities and got time off. Now you’re ready to spend countless hours researching every hotel in a 25 mile radius. Looking at the usua Read more

Lights, Camera and Action in Mazama

Published: 10/01/08 Topics: Comments: -

The lights, camera and action were trained on several locations in the Methow Valley for the filming of psychological thriller, The Absent. Producer/director/writer Sage Bannick assembled a cast and crew of 120 people from the Mazama area (including a dozen local teens wandering the halls of the hig Read more

Leavenworth Oktoberfest is just around the corner

Published: 09/17/08 Topics: Comments: -

With the leaves slowly changing from green to spectacular shades of red and yellow, it makes us think about Oktoberfest in Leavenworth. Sure, we could be thinking about hot apple cider, soup and dreaming about the warm summer days a Read more

Travel Statistics

Published: 07/23/08 Topics: Comments: -

According to the Travel Industry Association (TIA), the non-profit trade group that represents the U.S. travel industry, Americans are expected to take more than 327 million leisure trips during June, July and August this year. That’s equivalent to 109 million trips a month, 3,554,348 trips per day and a skosh over one trip Read more

Top 9 Washington Coast Attractions

Published: 06/30/08 Topics: Comments: -

Every day our members discover new and exciting places on their getaways. We want to thank Bob K. and his family for sharing their favorite places along the coast! Top 9 beachside attracti Read more

Summer time at the beach

Published: 06/30/08 Topics: Comments: -

The North Beach area of the Washington Coast is about the beach!! There’s so much to do - hiking, beachcombing, sunbathing, having a campfire, watching the sea birds and flying a kite Read more

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