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.

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
Snow or sun?


As the New Year makes it's entrance, it's time to focus on what's important: Creating memories with our loved ones. And what better way to do that than with a fantastic vacation.  What is it going to be this year? Sun or Snow? Sunny destinations offer a break from the cold ... Read More
January 8, 2013Andrea
Season’s Greetings



Season’s Greetings

by Andrea / / Travel
In warm appreciation of your support during this past year, the team at Owner Direct Vacation Rentals would like to wish you a very happy holiday season and the very best in the new year.
December 24, 2012Andrea
The sun is shining in Mexico


If the winter doldrums are starting to take their toll, a trip to Mexico may be in order. Mexico offers everything from beautiful sandy beaches to exotic tropical rain forests. It is a popular tourist destination and a fantastic winter getaway. The most popular destinations are Cancun, Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta, ... Read More
December 14, 2012Andrea
ski vie


Enjoy it in a Ski Condo.... Now that ski season is here it's a great time to book a ski vacation! The resorts are opening and there is lots of snow in the forecast for this winter. A variety of rental accommodations are available for you to enjoy after a day ... Read More
November 27, 2012Andrea
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