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How to Negotiate For Your Next Family Vacation Rental

Tom Gilmore | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Tom Gilmore

As a father of two boys, we often travel during their school vacations, and I wanted to share my insight as someone who has worked in the travel industry for more than 10 years on the best ways to negotiate the price of your next vacation home.

LOOK: Amazing Homes Where Winter Is No Big Deal

Posted 02.14.2014 | HuffPost Home

As adorable as this is: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak This looks a whole lot more appealing right about now: Are you sick and tired of the ...

First Time Renting a Vacation Home? 5 Things You Should Know

Tom Gilmore | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Tom Gilmore

Should you bring sheets? Do you need kitchen utensils and gadgets to cook family meals? You've heard stories of people getting scammed, so how do you make sure a property is "as advertised"?

10 Best Places to Buy a Vacation Home

Tom Gilmore | Posted 11.17.2013 | Travel
Tom Gilmore

With the summer months behind us, many of us hold on to more permanent dreams of paradise by considering the purchase of a vacation home. Here are the top 10 places to buy a vacation home based upon the most inquired rental destinations at our website.

The 4 Keys To Buying A Vacation Home

Posted 07.25.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Jodi Helmer The second-home market is getting nutty, so follow these tips before making an offer Diane Daniel, 55...

PHOTOS: Inside The Most Extravagant Beach House Ever

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 07.12.2013 | HuffPost Home

Did we really expect anything else from designer Miles Redd?

Vacation Home Purchase vs. Timeshare Ownership

Tom Gilmore | Posted 09.08.2013 | Travel
Tom Gilmore

As consumers look to purchase a piece of paradise, how do they decide between an investment in full-time or part-time ownership -- and why might the popularity of timeshares be waning?

PHOTOS: 8 Beach Homes That Don't Come Close To Making Us Seasick

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 07.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

You can copy these looks even if you're nowhere near the coast.

5 Affordable Cities For Vacation Home Rentals

Posted 06.18.2013 | Fifty

Florida -- with its warm temperatures, amusement parks, no income taxes and active post 50 population -- has been synonymous with retirees and family ...

PHOTOS: The Most Popular Vacation Home Destination Is...

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 06.14.2013 | HuffPost Home

You would think that those who are lucky enough to be able to shop for vacation homes, would want to buy one somewhere exotic. But according to Trulia...

PHOTOS: 10 Over-The-Top Beach Houses

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 06.03.2013 | HuffPost Home

Before you look, you might want to apply some SPF.

A Dream Home In The South Of France

The Huffington Post | Rain Embuscado | Posted 05.29.2013 | HuffPost Home

This is probably what paradise looks like.

19 Celebrity Vacation Homes That Will Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 05.28.2013 | Celebrity

So Memorial Day weekend is here and summer's unofficial kick-off has begun. So, what are your favorite stars doing to ring in the new season? Probably...

PHOTOS: Castles For Rent

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.02.2013 | Travel

If a man's home is his castle, what does that make a rented vacation home? That can also be a castle. Literally. The hip new trend in travel is a d...

PHOTOS: World's Coolest Rental Homes

Travel + Leisure | Posted 12.19.2012 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Renting a house has become increasingly easy -- and popular -- in the past few years. And there are some very cool rental homes out there. It's enough to make a five-star hotel jealous.

What It's Really Like To Book On Airbnb

travel.usatoday.com | Posted 07.06.2012 | Travel

It's billed as a "cozy and exceptional pool cabana" with a queen bed, "amazing 5-headed shower" and a "genuinely special location where connections de...

Can You Believe This Is Oprah's Vacation Home? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nicole Guzzardi | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

When we think about vacationing, we often daydream about being invited to a luxury waterfront retreat. In reality, maybe we'll swing for a fancy hotel...

10 Exotic Beachfront Homes To Dream About

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

It's hot out there, and we're hoping to hit the beach -- soon! Wouldn't it be amazing to own a beautiful exotic beachfront vacation home to escape to?...

Beach Towns With Great Deals On Foreclosures

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business

Ocean front property can often be pricey, but there's one way to get that dream beach house at a discount -- just look at the foreclosure listings. ...

Top 10 Towns To Buy A Vacation Home

Posted 05.10.2012 | Fifty

Retirees are ditching far-away vacation rentals and exotic retirement getaways and opting to buy closer to home, according to a recent study by the Na...

Expert Tips On A Home Swap Vacation

Shelley Miller | Posted 06.27.2012 | Travel
Shelley Miller

Suppose I told you that you can afford a vacation. You can even travel abroad. Simply swap your home and enjoy free lodging almost anywhere in the world.

The Inspiration That Comes From Moving Abroad

Danielle Robb | Posted 01.09.2012 | Travel
Danielle Robb

My own journey continues to teach me that the benefits of foreign travel and exploration far outweigh the costs and there has never been a better time for Americans to reconsider how many of their boundaries are self-imposed.

PHOTOS: 8 Homes You Can Rent Right Now

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Now that summer's over, it's back to the grind for so many of us. But if you're lucky enough to be planning a last-minute vacation, check out PackLate...

Baby Boomers Delay Retirement And Cities Gain, Census Reports

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Battered by recession, more older Americans are staying put in traditional big cities to hold onto jobs, creating slowdowns in popu...