Home Away.....from home

Sometimes you just don't want to do the whole hotel thing.  Maybe you're going somewhere with a group or just want something new...how about renting a house? or villa? or condo?  Most people write the idea off right away thinking it's too expensive.  In some cases, it actually cheaper than a hotel for the same amount of time.  Some rentals offer a butler, maid or even a cook for an extra fee.  How awesome is that? I recommend calling the owner directly when possible and negotiating a rate over the phone.  Given the current state of the economy many owners are ready to deal.  Homeaway.com is one of my favorite go-to sites.  A clean, easy to navigate site, good pictures and testimonials make it actually fun to search for just the right place....anywhere.


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I didn’t dip my toe in an ocean until I turned 25 and my friend Sandy and I traveled to Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. After that week, I was hooked. I loved being somewhere new; smelling the smells, tasting new food, seeing how other people lived. It energized me. As luck would have it, I landed a job that allowed me to travel all over the US and often to Canada. Being a sports event television producer, I was on the road all the time. That's when my love affair with travel began. Now, its 20 years later and still no one gets more “geeked up” about planning a vacation than I do. All I need is a destination and some travel companions and my fire is lit! I start delving into my favorite hotel sites, sifting through photos and reviews, comparing, contrasting -it’s like an addiction. The travel shows with tips and trends? I study them like a playbook. I LOVE doing the things most people hate doing before they go on vacation. Whether it be searching for a food tasting tour with a local or discovering a romantic B&B in the middle of New York - I’ve found it and I’ll share it with you. So....where should we go?