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.

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
How Does OwnerDirect compare to Airbnb and HomeAway


You’ve probably heard about Airbnb and HomeAway. They are two well known vacation rental websites and are some of the larger players in the industry. Let’s take a deep dive into the differences between OwnerDirect, Airbnb and HomeAway/VRBO. Company and History OwnerDirect started in 1994 by Dave Bowering as a means to ... Read More
April 22, 2019Andrea
Top Europe Vacation Rental Destinations for 2019


With summer holidays approaching quickly,  now is the perfect time to book your summer family trip or getaway with friends to Europe. Europe is home to some of the world's most famous landmarks. While being the second-smallest continent in size, it welcomes an average of 480 million visitors each year. With ... Read More
March 25, 2019Andrea
The Ultimate Ski Vacation Packing Checklist


Gearing up for a ski trip? It's one of our favorite vacations! Here's our ultimate ski vacation packing checklist to make sure you're ready to hit the slopes. Ski Gear skis/snowboard poles, if skiing ski boots or snowboard boots ski lock a ski bag if flying. Outer Wear snow pants - waterproof ... Read More
February 25, 2019Andrea
Sun Peaks Travel Guide



Sun Peaks Rental Guide

by Andrea / / Travel Guides
January 28, 2019Andrea
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