Avoiding Vacation Rental Rip-Offs: 8 Essential Tips


By Candy Harrington

Today it’s easy to find a vacation rental online. And although there are a lot of great deals out there, there are also a number of scams. For example, many scammers steal photos and descriptions from legitimate rental sites online, and then paste them on their own scam rental sites. Not only do they get deposit money from unsuspecting renters, but they also get personal information they can use to steal their identity.”

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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse at Sunset

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse at sunsetPhoto by John Buie


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Fun Things to Do in Midland, TX

By Alfred Ardis

Located in West Texas just off the New Mexico border, Midland is a fantastic destination for vacationers looking for something a little different from the tourist scene. Next time you’re planning a trip to the Southwest, consider adding Midland to your itinerary. Go a few miles off the beaten path to explore the stomping grounds of the most dedicated curators and historians. The amount of fun things to do downtown is increasing every year, and thanks to the efforts of these local museums, you can turn your travels into an educational adventure for the whole family.

American Airpower Heritage Museum

Featuring a hangar of vintage aircraft from a variety of historical conflicts, a rotating selection of exhibits honoring local and national heroes, and one of the largest collections of “nose art” (think of the designs and insignias that squadrons would paint onto their iron birds) in the country, this museum provides visitors with a unique

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Bodie Island Lighthouse – Outer Banks

Bodie Island LighthousePhoto by PLCjr


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Whalehead Club – Corolla, NC Outer Banks

Whalehead ClubPhoto by Joel Sowers


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Bravo Franco Pittsburgh Review


Had the place to ourselves – Review of Bravo Franco, Pittsburgh, PA – TripAdvisor Bravo Franco: Had the place to ourselves – See 123 traveler reviews, 6 candid photos, and great deals for Pittsburgh, PA, at TripAdvisor.


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Telluride Colorado and Its Lively Festivals

By Nagib Georges Araman

Telluride Colorado is widely known as a winter recreational playground. It receives a great deal of snow that makes the surrounding terrain perfect for winter sports and activities like downhill and cross-country skiing and snowboarding. The Telluride Ski Resort does not only boast world-class winter recreational opportunities, it also offers a breathtaking mountain scenery.

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Don’t Forget Downtown Orlando When Visiting Central Florida

Don’t Forget Downtown Orlando When Visiting Central Florida

Often when a visitor thinks about going to Orlando, or for that matter Central Florida the first place they think about going to are the theme parks. Granted, Orlando wouldn’t be what it is without Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World and all of the other tourist destinations. But downtown Orlando has developed into a thriving inner-city area with first-rate hotels, restaurants, shops and other places of interest that shouldn’t be overlooked. Recently we had a chance to spend some time in downtown Orlando and it has a lot to offer.

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Family Fun Reaches New Heights At Museum Of Flight

Two things are certain about Seattle’s Museum of Flight: 1/ If you’re an aviation buff, you’ll be thrilled at the collection of planes and exhibits showing the entire history of aviation, and 2/ If you’re not an aviation buff you’ll still be thrilled.

Even folks who have only a passing interest in aviation will be surprised at what they get out of this elaborate attraction. The sheer scope of the exhibits, the well-organized displays, the wow factor that comes from finding something interesting no matter what direction you look – it’s all there for everyone to enjoy in a spectacular manner.

Located not far from Sea-Tac International Airport, the museum is actually at Boeing Field (King County International Airport), visible from Interstate 5 and notable for the unusual variety of aircraft on display on the tarmac outside the museum. It’s an easy drive from downtown Seattle and a must-see for anyone visiting the Emerald City since the city’s history is so intertwined with the airplane manufacturer, Boeing.

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Simple Rules for Renting a Vacation House

Unlike hotel accommodation, renting vacation houses is more family-friendly. You will enjoy more freedom, more amenities and a tranquil environment. In the long term, renting a house will be more affordable than hotel accommodation. All in all, there are a few rules you should remember before renting a vacation home, anywhere in the world.

Use a trustworthy source: Even in a familiar destination, you must only rent from a source that is trustworthy. There are many rental websites and agencies to choose from. Before you contact a realtor, take some time to look at the locations of the rental properties, types of houses, service policy as well as what recent tenants are saying about it.

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