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Pacific Beach Calendar of Events

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

If you're looking for upcoming activities at Pacific Beach, look no farther - and of course we have one of the finest homes in Pacific Beach as your home base for all of the upcoming events. Here's what's coming u Read more

Latest Fuel Cost Report

Published: 06/14/08 Topics: Comments: -

There's an interesting gas price study out by the EPA that I read in the June 16th BusinessWeek. While it's getting more painful to fill the tank lately, the EPA says that the price we're paying now as compared to June 2007 isn't much more. The report compared the cost of driving round trip to destinations this year, vs Read more

New Whistler property added to the portfolio

Published: 06/14/08 Topics: Comments: -

We're excited to announce the latest property in the portfolio; a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Whistler's Village North. It's a great homebase for all the incredible activities that only Whistler can offer. Look for it on the club properties page. We l Read more

Top 10 summer hikes in Mazama

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

We've had a few people ask us recently what the best hikes in Mazama are during the summer. We've put together our favorite list and included some tips that you've shared with us too. Let us know your favorite hike and we'll add it to the list! By far, our favorite hike is Cutthroat lake. The reward at the end is amazin Read more

Summer travel

Published: 05/28/08 Topics: Comments: -

There's a really informative Wall Street Journal article about the latest airline restrictions and fees that go into affect this summer - notably new luggage charges for your First checked bag on various airlines. There's some good tips in there Read more

A few cost saving travel tips

Published: 05/27/08 Topics: Comments: -

We've had a few people ask us how they can save some money when they're planning their summer vacations. Like a lot of people, the company car is an SUV, so we feel the pain when we fill it up and it makes us think differently about driving all around town. So when it comes to getting away from the hectic daily routine, is the ridiculous cost of gas going to change the way people vacation? H Read more

The Care & Feeding of Xenophobia.

By William May
Published: 01/20/08 Topics: Comments: -

The adverse reactions to Vacation Rentals continue. For example on January 1st, 2008 the island of Maui in Hawaii just outlawed 1,100 rentals. And now the island of Kauai is going to followed suit. Interestingly, the reasons for vacation rental prohibitions or restrictions in each jurisdiction are Read more

What Makes Vacation Rentals Unique

By Ana M. Kinkaid
Published: 06/11/07 Topics: Comments: -

Vacation Rentals are the newest member of the hospitality industry. Here are some of the ways that vacation rentals offer an attractive alternative to traditional lodging. LOTS OF ROOM - One of the biggest differences between a vacation rental and almost all other forms of lodging is the space ava Read more

Is it Too Late to Invest in a Vacation Rental?

By William May
Published: 08/10/05 Topics: Comments: -

Are vacation rentals the espresso stands of the future? Over thirty years ago a couple of Seattle entrepreneurs started a little shop in Washington State to make and sell the kind of rich and potent coffee - common in Europe - that they couldn't find in their home town. More than a decade later, an Read more

Breathtaking Photographs Are Closer Than You Think

By William May
Published: 04/19/05 Topics: Comments: -

Nothing, and I mean nothing, can help sell your rental more quickly to a perspective tenant than a great photo. There is little that ameliorates a poor website more than clear, representative and numerous photos highlighting the best your vacation property has to offer. Does your home have a beaut Read more

If there are Vacation rentals in Afghanistan, They must be here for good.

By William May
Published: 09/05/04 Topics: Comments: -

I kid you not. The LA Times is reporting that Estullah Rooz, after years of fighting Soviets, rival Mujahedee and the Taliban, the man known as the Commander Mullah is going corporate. And how you say? Well, he's building the first Swiss designed and pre-fabricated Vacation Rental homes on Lake Qarg Read more

Vacation Rentals In Afghanistan

By William May
Published: 09/05/04 Topics: Comments: -

I kid you not. The LA Times is reporting that Estullah Rooz, after years of fighting Soviets, rival Mujahedee and the Taliban, the man known as the Commander Mullah is going corporate. And how you say? Well, he's building the first Swiss designed and pre-fabricated Vacation Rental homes on Lake Qarg Read more

The Trouble With Hotels

By William May
Published: 04/06/04 Topics: Comments: -

Can anyone tell me why a family would stay in a Hotel for their vacation? I was reminded recently of how distressing it can be when we visited the famous Waikiki Beach area of Hawaii. Penny and I hadn't spent much time there for 20 years but my 14 year old son decided there were things he just nee Read more

Lau Lau for Christmas Dinner

By William May
Published: 12/22/03 Topics: Comments: -

It was six years ago on Christmas day. My then eight year old son and I were snorkeling about 40 yards off shore at Poipu Beach Kauai. Having taken weekly swimming lessons since he was just 9 months old Taylor felt safe swimming with me out and around a point in hopes of seeing one of the endangered Read more

Christmas in Hawaii

By William May
Published: 12/15/03 Topics: Comments: -

Mele Kalikimaka Haouli Makahiki Hou (Merry Christmas Happy New Year from Hawaii). There are many wonderful reasons for owning a vacation home. But my favorite is the way ownership allows people to make another place home. And I don't mean just a nice place to eat and sleep. Instead, if you are Read more

How to select the best Vacation Rental Websites

By William May
Published: 06/30/03 Topics: Comments: -

You may have one or a few vacation rental websites that you love. But In case you haven't noticed there are hundreds of such sites on the Internet. And it seems that more are being added every day. So how do you know which ones are any good? Well, in short you don't. If a site is well designed, Read more

Save money on energy during the Hot Hot Summer

By William May
Published: 06/16/03 Topics: Comments: -

It is either hot in your area or it soon will be (except maybe for homes in Alaska) so I think its a good time to talk about how to get the most of our your Air Conditioning unit and to save energy. Would you like your electric or gas bills to be lower? Then consider using the simpliest thermostat Read more

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