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 Family Ski Resorts in U.S. & Canada


Every winter skiers of all ages flock to the mountains to hit the slopes. From coast to coast, Owner Direct Vacation Rentals has complied a list of our overall top 10 family ski resorts in the U.S. and Canada. These are the best resorts for mountain terrain, family activities and the ... Read More
March 9, 2020Andrea
Best Hawaii Destinations for 2020


Hawaii, the land of dreams, sun, sand and beaches. For a first timer, how do you know which island to visit and why? As per,  "Maui is a fine location for almost all visitors to the islands. It's the middle ground between the ... Read More
January 27, 2020Andrea
How to Budget for Your Next Vacation Home Improvement Project


You might not spend a lot of time in your vacation home. However, like your regular home, your vacation home requires ongoing care to maintain its integrity. Whether you reserve your vacation home for family or decide to rent it out during the off-season, it’s important to think about required ... Read More
January 6, 2020Andrea
The Force is Strong with these ‘Star Wars’ Themed Rooms


Looking for the perfect vacation home for your Star Wars enthused family? The recent box office successes of the latest Star Wars movies and TV shows are inspiring some major Disney wanderlust. Look no further than these spectacular Florida homes for your next adventure. Luxury 6 bedroom home in Windsor Hills ... Read More
December 16, 2019Andrea
8 of the Best Romantic Getaways in the West


Nothing keeps the spark alive more than a weekend getaway somewhere new. As it isn't always easy to find time to research the best places to bring your love, we've done it for you. Cozy up in these romantic locations and deepen your love for each other. San Diego, California This ... Read More
December 2, 2019Andrea
Travel is Important



Why Travel is Important

by Andrea / / Contests, Travel
It is a nice, sunny day and you are walking through a meadow of long grass with all various kind of colorful flowers grabbing your attention. You look up, tilt your head back, and you breathe in the fresh, clean air and smile. You look around you again and see ... Read More
November 18, 2019Andrea
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
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