Andrea Lamond

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.

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 Lamond
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 ... Read More
December 16, 2019Andrea Lamond
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 ... Read More
December 2, 2019Andrea Lamond
Travel is Important


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 ... Read More
November 18, 2019Andrea Lamond
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 ... Read More
November 4, 2019Andrea Lamond
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 Lamond
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 ... Read More
September 23, 2019Andrea Lamond
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 ... Read More
September 9, 2019Andrea Lamond
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 ... Read More
August 26, 2019Andrea Lamond
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 ... Read More
August 12, 2019Andrea Lamond
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