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.

Top 10 Summer Destinations for 2013


"At the beach, life is different, time doesn't move from hour to hour, but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun." ~ Sandy Gingras Summer is here. Where are you vacationing this year? Here's a list of Owner Direct's top 10 summer destinations ... Read More
July 12, 2013Andrea
Featured destination: Central Okanagan


Summer in the Okanagan: Sun-soaked vineyards sprawl out before your eyes, stretching down the hillsides towards Lake Okanagan. The smell of fresh fruit, award-winning wines and clear lake water awaits. The Okanagan Valley is home to some of the most delicious wines in the world. There are over 120 ... Read More
June 25, 2013Andrea
City shopping getaways


Spring cleaning is done ... is it time now to spruce up your home with some cool new items? Or upgrade your wardrobe for the summer? A weekend getaway to "the city" for some shopping might be just what you need. And to get even more decorating ideas for your ... Read More
June 2, 2013Andrea
When is the best time to visit Disney World?


If you are planning on visiting Disney World, one question may be: When is the best time to go?  There are a few factors to take into account such as crowds, weather, special events and park hours. Special Events and Park Hours Even busy days can be rewarding, depending on when you ... Read More
May 7, 2013Andrea
Are you a Tough Mudder?


I recently received an email with a video clip of a Tough Mudder event. My heart was pounding, watching the incredible footage of people tackling the world's toughest obstacle course. I could feel my adrenaline pumping and noticed my mind saying "this would be so fun to experience". For those ... Read More
April 25, 2013Andrea
Springtime in Europe



Springtime in Europe

by Andrea / / Destinations
There are many benefits to vacationing in the springtime, especially springtime in Europe. It is low season, so there are less crowds and more affordable prices. It is also a period where the temperature starts to get warmer, the days get longer and everything is reborn and alive again. Go ... Read More
April 11, 2013Andrea
Top honeymoon destinations


For many couples, your honeymoon is an opportunity to take that trip of a lifetime. And what better way to celebrate your new union than to make some of your dreams come true? If your list is anything like mine, LONG, it may be hard to narrow down where to ... Read More
March 26, 2013Andrea
Top sun destinations for 2013


"Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun kissed hair. That endless summer, take me there." ~ Unknown Done with snow, slush and sleet? Ready for sun, sand and sea? Here are our 2013 Top Sun Destination picks: Maui, Hawaii - Maui, which was named for the demigod who stood on the ... Read More
February 26, 2013Andrea
When is Spring Break already?


The time to think about your Spring Break vacation! The kids are growing up quickly... it's time to plan a trip. Traveling creates wonderful memories for years to come, is educational and most of all, fun! Here's our list of top 10 Spring Break family destinations. #1 Orlando, Florida - ... Read More
February 9, 2013Andrea
It’s time for a little luxury


"Luxury"  - The state of great comfort and extravagant living. It's time for a little luxury, you deserve it. With the right group of friends and family in a luxury vacation home rental, the memories can last a lifetime. Here's some select ones that look fabulous. Acapulco, Mexico 4 bedroom villa. ... Read More
January 18, 2013Andrea
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