Vacation Home Sweet Home
Aug13

Vacation Home Sweet Home

  The vacation rental trend is soaring in popularity in North America and beyond. The benefits are obvious as to why seasoned travelers are trying out this spacious, private, money saving option. Consider it nice change of pace for the typical road-weary, hotel veteran looking for a cost-effective accommodation alternative or a family looking to break free from the hotel room norm. Setting aside the automatic status upgrade you...

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New year, new resolution, new travel plan

Travel often tops new-year resolution lists. Mine usually includes something grandiose that gets sidelined –mostly due to work schedules or lack of planning. So this year my husband and I are trying a new tactic to ensure travel. Rather than say (again) that we’re going to make it Tokyo, we’ve agreed to take smaller trips more often. Our goal is simple: one place, once a month. To keep it attainable, it can be near or far, any amount...

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2010 Christmas Vacation Alternatives

Change up your holiday destination this year. (…Or next year, and consider this just amazing pre-planning!) The Global Grasshopper has some great suggestions for an alternative to your typical holiday destination. They include Edinburgh where lively Christmas celebrations continue through early January, Australia where December is the first month of summer, and more. Take a peek at this fun and informative article for your...

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What city do you (or would you) travel to holiday shop?

Yes, I am already making my lists and have even purchased a few goodies for friends and family. I love this time of year and enjoy finding that perfect present. I do plenty of online shopping but also peruse boutiques and local shops for unique gifts. One of the cities I enjoy for this is Vancouver, Canada. My husband and I live in Seattle and relish the 3-hour drive up north for Christmas shopping– so much so that it’s...

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Fall Foliage Fun

A trip through the trees From the west coast to the east coast, take in the season with breathtaking fall foliage. Your neighborhood park makes a lovely backdrop for a brisk afternoon walk. Or how about make a weekend of it and visit somewhere further afield? Here are just a few favorite leaf-peeping places: Mt. Rainier National Park, WA: Most roads are open through October with a variety of hiking trails to take in the lively colors....

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