Andrea Lamond is the marketing director for Owner Direct Vacation Rentals and an avid traveler. When not blogging, working on media projects or SEO, you’ll find her out skiing the slopes, enjoying the beach, or immersing herself in different cultures around the world.

5 Reasons Why You Should Travel with Your Dog


Dogs are very fun to be around. Other than being hyperactive and needing playtime, they are also super affectionate. This is why most people love the company of dogs. For many, owning a dog does not strike as much of a responsibility. Not until they have to travel. Traveling with a ... Read More
November 4, 2019Andrea
5 Home Improvement Projects to Enhance Your Vacation Home


As a vacation homeowner, you want your property to be a cut above the rest. Whether your second home is your second source of income, or you genuinely want to improve your guest experience, sometimes a well-thought-out transformation for your space is just what the doctor ordered. We’re here to ... Read More
October 21, 2019Andrea
What To Look For In A Vacation Rental For Your Next Trip?


There’s nothing better than finding the right vacation rental that meets all your criteria for an upcoming trip. Vacation rentals have exploded in popularity due to the warmth and home-like feeling they provide travelers, but finding that perfect rental can be kind of confusing at times. So what should you look ... Read More
October 7, 2019Andrea
Tech Hacks to Save Money & Time on Your Adventures


Embarking on an adventure costs money and time, two commodities you may or may not often have. Because traveling is an amazing opportunity to get away from the everyday grind and experience the world, you'll want to make sure you are sufficiently prepared beforehand to take advantage of every second ... Read More
September 23, 2019Andrea
Sustainable Tourism – How can vacation rentals support it?


In recent years, consumers have become more aware of their impact on the world and strive to mitigate the adverse effects of their actions. As such, they expect the same of the businesses they give their money to. In a 2015 study, 72% of Gen Z respondents said they'd be ... Read More
September 9, 2019Andrea
Best Places to Vacation with Your Dog for International Dog Day


On International Dog Day (annually on August 26th), it’s more important than ever to take your best friend with you on vacation. Show your pup how much you appreciate them when you plan a vacation that includes them. With so many places around the world becoming more and more pet ... Read More
August 26, 2019Andrea
Last Minute Deals


Summer's not over yet! If you feel you haven't had a chance to enjoy enough summer, check out these quick getaway ideas and book one now. It's not too late to soak up some summer sun and have fun with family and friends. *Deals based on double occupancy for a 3 ... Read More
August 12, 2019Andrea
11 Best North American Scenic Summer Road Trips


Some of the best memories are made on road trips. There's nothing quite like it! So pack up the gang, some favorite snacks and an awesome playlist and get ready to visit one of these drive-worthy destinations. 1. Route 66: Chicago to California One of the most famous and historic highway drives is ... Read More
July 22, 2019Andrea


Spend some family time this summer in Canada and enjoy all the lakes, oceans, forest and vast wilderness it has to offer. Get back to nature on the many hikes and trails, take in some shopping or night life in the bustling metropolis cities or relax on the coast and ... Read More
June 17, 2019Andrea


The entire population can hardly wait for summertime to roll around. The warm air, the abundance of vitamin D and the sun-kissed skin are so typical of summer. As early as June, people start booking resorts, packing their bags, and choosing a desirable summer destination. A destination they have never ... Read More
May 6, 2019Andrea
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