Rent It Today Blog : Offbeat Rental News

The truth is often stranger than fiction and the rental world offers its share of stories that can be considered, offbeat, strange, or just plain weird. Offbeat Rental Industry News from

I Can’t Make This Stuff Up…Well, I Could, But I Wouldn’t

Rent a Christmas Tree and Help Protect Salmon. Yep, you read that correctly. It’s going on out in the Puget Sound region of Washington State and you can read it about it by clicking here. After I read the article, the following thoughts took place in my head in just under 30 seconds: 1. Is […]



How to Survive a Motorcycle Ride in Rainy Weather

Looking to take advantage of one of the nice days of the riding season, you pulled off the dust cover on your bike, strapped on your helmet, and set out on the open road. About an hour into your ride, you notice the skies darkening and wind picking up a bit. As sprinkles start to […]

Renters Spend Twice as Much as Buyers in Most Metro Areas

  We’ve all heard or read recent stories about the astronomically high rental rates in hotspots such as San Francisco, New York, and Denver but apparently the problem is a bit more widespread than we thought. According to a report from Zillow last quarter, buying a home is becoming a better bargain than renting one […]

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Where to Rent Camera Equipment in New York City

How To Rent Camera Equipment Like a Pro

Whether you are a beginner or long-time professional photographer, you know purchasing new and even used gear can be pretty expensive. Fortunately, a number of rental websites have launched in recent years to give photographers an alternative to breaking the bank on a single piece of equipment. For a fraction of the cost, photographers can […]

Texas-Sized Fun: The 10 Best Places to Visit in Austin

Home of South by Southwest (SXSW) and the University of Texas (Hook’em!), Austin is one of the Lone Star State’s biggest attractions. Planning a trip to the Texas state capital? Here are some of the can’t-miss spots in the city, courtesy of Yeehaw! Texas State Capitol: Standing at 302 feet tall and completed in […]

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How to Plan a Camping Trip in Northern California

It’s no secret that Northern California is one of my favorite places to visit. In fact, I’ve written about San Francisco several times over the past couple of years right here on this blog. As winter continues to freeze the midwest, I can’t help but think about taking a trip west to visit the Bay […]

5 Affordable Winter Home Improvement Projects

With temperatures dropping drastically here in Kentucky, there’s not much work that can be done outdoors this time of the year but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things you can do around the house. Below, we’ve shared a list of five home improvements that can be done during the winter months, courtesy of Tend […]

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Top 5 James Bond Movies to Watch After ‘Spectre’

Spectre, the 24th installment to the James Bond franchise starring Daniel Craig in his fourth Bond film, was released on November 6, 2015. The film re-introduces the criminal syndicate for which the title is based-SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion). The henchmen and operatives of SPECTRE have a deep history in Bond lore, […]

Expedia Acquires HomeAway for $3.9 Billion

Expedia Inc. agreed to acquire HomeAway Inc. for $3.9 billion in cash and stock, raising the shares of both companies on the stock market. The agreement was made due to the competition of apartment-sharing startup Airbnb Inc. This agreement is indicative of the changing landscape of the vacation-travel industry. The travel website is giving $38.31 […]

Expedia Acquires HomeAway

The Hitchhiker Twilight Zone

The 10 Most Bone-Chilling Episodes of The Twilight Zone

The Original Golden Age of Television The designation of the label, “Golden Age of Television”, has been redefined in recent years. We now refer to the fifties generation of television as the “first” golden period and our modern era as the “second” period of high quality programming. With remarkable film-like dramas such as Mad Men, […]

‘Big Pink’ House Used by Bob Dylan Now Available for Rent

Are you a Bob Dylan fan? Here’s some news that will make you swoon. According to a story at, the famous “big pink” house where Dyan and The Band recorded the “Basement Tapes” in 1967, is now listed as a vacation rental at VRBO. Located in Saugerties, New York, the house is owned by […]

Rent Bob Dylan's Big Pink House