Top 5 Questions to Ask Before Reserving a Vacation Rental

Beautiful House

Although summer is probably the most popular season to take a vacation, there are plenty of reasons to books some time away in the fall. From cooler temperatures to discounts on everything from hotel rooms to golf packages, the autumn season is a great time to explore a new city or get out of town. […]

Cities Where Landlords Are Making Big Money on Rentals

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In many cities across the country, it’s good to be a landlord. An increased demand and shortage of quality rentals has led to rising rates and now thousands of property owners are rolling in the dough. If I were to ask you where landlords where making the most money, you would probably blurt out New York or San Francisco or Chicago. […]

Spanish Chain Room Mate Launches New Vacation Rental Website

Madrid, Spain

Does anyone stay in hotels anymore? As the popularity of vacation rental sites such as Airbnb, VRBO, and Homeaway, continues to rise, another booking company is ready to jump into what is quickly becoming a crowded marketplace. Earlier this month, Spanish chain Room Mate launched Bemate.com, a private rental site that “fuses the freedom of […]

Top 8 Fall 2014 Travel Trends

Red River Gorge

There’s really no bad time to travel, but in my opinion fall is the best season to get out town for a few days. Here in the Midwest, there are several great spots within a half a day drive including Chicago, Indianapolis, Louisville, West Virginia, and the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Thinking of planning a little getaway […]

Florida & Maine Among Top Scenic Fall Vacation Spots

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  As The Leaves Begin To Turn, Fall Vacation Destinations Become Popular Now that the kids are back to college, it’s time to take a little fall getaway. After a long summer together, you probably need a few days away to enjoy some peace and quiet and recharge. To help you find the right spot, […]

Jacksonville Hyatt Introduces Urban Bike Rental Program

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These days, it seems like we can’t go more than a few days before writing about another bike-share or bike-rental program popping up in a U.S. city. On the heels of our latest blog entry on Skyride, comes a major announcement from the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront who recently debuted an urban bike rental program […]

Tips for a Stress-Free Summer Rental

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As the summer season heats up, so will the vacation rental market. To make sure landlords and tenants of summer rental properties are on the same page (and not suing each other in court), we’ve shared some tips from attorney and Huffington Post contributor Andrew Lieb. Before either party signs on the dotted line, we […]

Billy Joel’s Hampton Home For Rent

Billy Joel

Ever wonder what the “Hamptons State of Mind” feels like? Now you can. Billy Joel’s oceanfront home in Sagaponack is on the market for $250,000. The beautiful cottage sits within walking distance of the beach and features 5,500-plus square-feet of breathing room within the Nate Berkus-decorated walls. With an acre of high-hedged property to explore, […]

TripAdvisor Releases List of Top Value Summer Rental Spots

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Well, if the hot temperatures and unbearable humidity hasn’t given it away, we’re here to tell you that summer has officially started. If you live in the Midwest, you’re probably already thinking about taking a trip to someplace cooler or at least near a large body of water. Am I right? I thought so. Before […]

Tips To Cut the Cost of Your Summer Vacation

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With the cost of gasoline rising and the incomes of most American households remaining stagnant, many families looking to get away this summer will have to do so on a limited budget. So how can these vacationers get the most bang for their buck? Fortunately, The Frugal Shopper has some tips to help save families […]