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Rent your vacation home with peace of mind, perfectly curated by the Owner through Florida Rental By Owners (FlaRBO). Our team and Owners can help you carve out your dream vacation giving you Insider Tips to our favorite local spots. Save money by booking on a rental listing website with NO TRAVELER FEES , communicating directly with the Owner always gets you the best deal.

Find your perfect holiday home without the worry of anonymous listing sites. If you already know where you want to visit, use our search bar to find your perfect vacation rental. Don’t forget to use the filters to narrow your search down to your perfect Florida property you’re dreaming about.

We have a wide variety of vacation rental homes to suit your taste and budget. From gulf front, beachfront, waterfront, golf course, luxury stays to downtown sports stays. We offer short stays and long-term Florida rentals. There are tons of different types of homes to choose from, condos, townhouses, ground-floor bungalows, and private holiday villas too. Have a look for incredible resort-style amenities like backyard beaches, home theaters, heated pools and hot tubs, saunas, fireplaces, grill master tiki huts, hammocks, kayak launches, boat slips, fishing docks, indoor game rooms replete with ping pong, Foose ball, video games and more.

 

We have a huge assortment of vacation rental types to suit every Florida traveler. Check out our Vacation Types drop-down menu on our home page above to search for beachfront condos, pet-friendly, boat-friendly, large groups, luxury homes, budget-friendly options, snowbird, and monthly rentals as well as rentals close to theme parks, family-friendly homes, golf resort vacation rentals, and resort style community rentals…. so bring along everyone in your group even your furry family members! 

Not sure where you want to visit? Use our Florida Rental By Owners Destination   Guides  for tons of vacation inspiration, ideas, things to do, highlights of each area, transportation information and more!

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My 25 Best Travel Tips After 10 Years of Traveling the World

After over ten years of traveling the world, I’ve definitely learned my fair share of lessons. Like the time I was robbed on a train because I let my guard down or the time Scott and I showed up at the Bozeman Airport only to find that we no longer had a car rental.

Some of these travel mishaps can be avoided and some of them are just a part of traveling. You simply cannot plan for everything. However, keeping a few important things in mind will make your travels much easier.

I’ve gathered the best travel tips and tricks to help you save money, avoid mistakes, and travel like a pro!

 

My 25 Best Travel Tips

 

My 25 Best Travel Tips After 10 Years of Traveling the World

 

Be Flexible

We always plan for delays and try not to get upset when things inevitably go wrong. Patience is extremely important when traveling!

 

Make a List

About a week or so before each trip, I make a mental list of items I don’t want to forget — which I WILL forget if I don’t write them down. I’ve learned that when I think of something, I need to write it down.

Packing lists are essential! Read more: The Ultimate Carry-On Packing Guide and our Road Trip Packing Guide.

 

Learn Common Phrases of the Local Language

A simple “Please,” “Thank you,” and “I’m sorry” in the local language goes a long way. I also like to learn the word for beer, but that’s just me.

 

Don’t Forget an Extra Camera Battery (or Two)

Have you ever gotten to that epic sunset photo spot and realized your camera battery is dead and you don’t have a back up? I try to bring at least three camera batteries on all of our trips so that we don’t miss out on that perfect shot.

 Read more: The Ultimate Packing Guide for Travel Photographers

 

Always Bring a Sarong

Sarongs can be used as a wrap when you are cold, a towel, a curtain, or a piece of clothing that can be worn dozens of different ways. Solid colors are great, but if you want something that stands out, I love this sarong.

 Read more: 8 Ways to Wear a Sarong

Travel Fashion Tips

 

Always Buy Travel Insurance

A medical emergency can wipe out your savings — or even worse. We use and trust World Nomads for travel insurance.

 

Make Photocopies of Important Documents

In my early twenties, I was very good about keeping a copy of my passport in a separate bag from my actual passport. Then I got lazy.

Recently, a friend of mine lost her passport at the airport. She was told that if she had brought a copy of it and extra passport photos they would have let her travel. Since she didn’t, she was forced to forfeit a $2,000 flight and a week in Europe. I now carry a copy with me.

 Read more: Checklist for Overseas Travel

 

Pack Extra Underwear

Undies are small and it’s always a good idea to have a few extra pairs

Hawaii Vacation Rentals | Hawaii Vacation Homes

Take a look at our Big Island Vacation Rentals!

Hawaii Vacation Rentals on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii hopes to share our Luxury vacation rentals with you and your family on your next Hawaii Vacation. Our Aloha Spirit ,expertise, professionalism, local knowledge and long history here on the Big Island will help you create a dream Hawaii vacation. We want to offer you the experience of a lifetime, whether you want simple accommodations or are dreaming of a luxury ocean front home for your visit to the Big Island!

The Island of Hawaii, more commonly known as the Big Island because of the dramatic scope and size is nearly twice the size of all the other Hawaiian Islands combined. You will find all but two of the world’s climatic zones within this island’s shores.

Vacation Rentals on the Big Island of Hawaii! We also offer Maui Luxury homes and condos. 

 

We Offer Luxury Vacation Homes, Vintage Beach Cottages, Condos, Town Homes, Executive Homes, and Luxury Estates  on all the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaii Vacation Rentals offers vacation rental specialists who live and play in the area. We are locally owned and operated on historic Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii and can offer you recommendations to Hawaii Vacation Rentals on all Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Maui and Kauai.

We offer unique private Big Island Homes and Condo Vacation Rentals from Kona to Hawi along the majestic Kohala Coast, as well as other remarkable areas of Hawaii. 

Many of these homes are situated on the same shoreline as several luxury resort hotels including the luxurious Four Seasons at Hualalai, Mauna Lani Resort, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Mauna Kea Resort, Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort, Kohala Waterfront, Kohala Ranch, Kohala by the Sea and of course the unique ocean front community of Puako and Wailea Bay known as Beach 69 (because the way you used to find it was the telephone pole number 69). These resorts afford you world-class golf and tennis along with excellent shopping, dining and recreational facilities. Most resorts offer tennis and golf to outside guests.

 

Activities and Attractions

The Big Island of Hawai’i, which is bigger than all of the other islands combined, still has the true authentic feel of old Hawaii. Unlike the other more developed islands in the chain, the Big Island feels primordial and wild. This tropical sanctuary is for health-conscious travelers, adventure loving enthusiasts, and romantic traveling, and cultural studies Hawai’i is a favorite. Activities like hiking, kayaking, deep sea fishing, diving and snorkeling play a big part in local life, which is primarily lived outdoors in the warm but trade wind-cooled breezes. If you’re looking for a low-key, outdoorsy holiday in Hawaii, the Big Island is the tropical sanctuary you seek.

The translation of Puako is literally “sugar cane blossom” Pua (blossom) and Ko (sugar cane). The area was settled by the Hawaiians, who established several small fishing villages along the coast. Puako has a rich history

Outdoor recreation is exempt from Montana’s stay-home order, but don’t go too far | Montana Untamed

On Friday, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announced changes to allowable activities at some of its recreation areas.

“It doesn’t look like we’ll be closing sites completely – it’ll be a little more precise than that,” said FWP spokesman Greg Lemon. “It’ll be things like you might not be able to camp, but you’ll still be able to use sites for day-use.”

State parks, fishing access sites and wildlife management areas remain open with the following restrictions:

  • Overnight camping will not be allowed. Campgrounds will be systematically closed, giving current campers 72-hour notice.
  • Group use sites will be closed, including playgrounds.
  • Visitor center closures will be extended at least through April 10.
  • Bathrooms at many locations will be limited due to public and employee safety concerns, because of the current lack of personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies. Sites will be regularly patrolled by enforcement staff.
  • Specific sites may close to address groups gathering, public health and safety, FWP employee safety or resource damage.

With the governor’s new order, FWP has fielded phone calls from people asking many different questions, including whether restrictions in other states could come to Montana. For example, the state of Washington prohibited fishing to limit the spread of COVID-19, but Montana has had no such discussions, Lemon said.

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‌   Best Prices! Book direct with the local tour operator (private tours) and avoid the middle man. Our private tours are not sold through any agents.
‌   Small deposit to secure booking and pay the balance in Chiang Mai on the tour *note: we do require full advance payment for some group tours
   No hidden tour costs. If options are available prices will be stated clearly
‌   Fluent English speaking tour coordinators and tour guides 
   Tourist Authority of Thailand Licensed and bonded tour operator – book with confidence as you are protected
‌   Complete custom tour service available at no extra charge! Travel Hub can tailor your Chiang Mai Tour or Chiang Mai Trekking experience to your interest and requirements.
 ‌  No forced shopping stops on all Travel Hub operated Chiang Mai tours*
  Guaranteed lowest price! (applys to tour of same itinerary and quality)

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25 Highest Rated Companies for Vacation & Paid Time Off

With the holidays coming up, you may already be thinking about vacation time. Maybe you’re wishing you hadn’t taken all your paid time off over the summer, or, like most Americans, you don’t even take most of the vacation days you get. A Glassdoor survey shows the average American employee only takes half of their vacation time, and when employees do take paid time off, 61% admit working.

If you’d like a better vacation policy, Glassdoor is here to help by identifying the 25 Highest Rated Companies for Vacation & Paid Time Off*, entirely based on benefits reviews shared by their own employees. Check out the full list:

1. Amgen Inc.
Vacation & Paid Time Off Rating: 4.7
Company Rating: 3.6

Amgen

What: Amgen is a biotechnology company headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California.

Why: Employees say: You can start with three weeks vacation plus two shut downs over the Fourth of July and Christmas which provide great opportunities to spend time with family. Amgen employees say that “to start with 5 weeks is pretty amazing” and while this may be average by European standards, Amgen’s vacation & paid time off benefits are quite competitive by large U.S. company standards. Maybe the fact that employees say the benefits are “too good to be true” is why Amgen clocks in at number one.

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2. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Vacation & Paid Time Off Rating: 4.6
Company Rating: 4.2

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What: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center, based in New York, NY.

Why: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s employees call out that there is lots of vacation time — they don’t pressure you to not take it. In some roles, the company’s employees can receive up to 20 vacation days, plus float holiday days, sick days and personal days and employees like that “nobody asks questions or makes you feel guilty for taking the time either which is a breath of fresh air.”

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3. IKEA
Vacation & Paid Time Off Rating: 4.5
Company Rating: 3.9

IKEA

What: IKEA, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and with stores across the U.S., is a major retailer known for its inexpensive Scandinavian-style furniture.

Why: IKEA’s employees say: Starting from day one, full or part time employees can accrue PTO and vacation can be taken in one-hour increments. For example, if you only work 32 hours a week, you could use 32 hours of vacation to take a week off (instead of 40). Employees report they can get three weeks per year at start of employment, five weeks per year after five years of employment, and seven weeks per year after 10 years of employment. Maybe that’s why employees say: “Can’t beat it!”

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4. Google
Vacation & Paid Time Off Rating: 4.5
Company Rating: 4.4

Google

What: The world’s largest search engine, based in Mountain View, CA, offers Internet

How the governor’s stay-at-home order applies to outdoor recreation

A cyclist make her way up Lookout Mountain on March 25. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)

Gov. Jared Polis last week imposed a stay-at-home order for Coloradans due to the coronavirus, but added that outdoor exercise is still allowed as an “essential” activity. He also urged Coloradans to recreate in communities close to where they live.

“Our mountains and our canyons have been here for hundreds of thousands of years, and they’re going to be here for hundreds of thousands of years,” Polis said. “So wait until this blows over to enjoy them.”

Here are answers to some of the questions that have arisen since the order was issued:

Is outdoor exercise allowed under the stay-at-home order?

Not only is it allowed, it is encouraged. The governor has been consistent about that since the beginning of the crisis because of the physical and mental health benefits associated with exercise. He has, however, suggested people cut back on their outdoor exercise and mix in indoor exercise alternatives on occasion. “Stop putting yourself and others at risk,” Polis said. “Of course, maintain your physical fitness, and engage as you need in physical activity. But please, be careful and judicious.”

RELATED: Where to go online for free home workouts, from cardio to yoga

If I live in Denver, may I go to the mountains to recreate?

“If you live in a city, you certainly shouldn’t be leaving your city to recreate,” Polis said. “You should use your municipal parks at off-hours. I’ve encouraged municipalities to expand the hours of operation of those parks to further spread it out. It also generally will mean recreating less during this crisis.”

If I live outside of Denver, may I leave my town or county to recreate?

People should recreate near where they live, Polis insisted. While acknowledging that means different things to different people depending on where they live, he strongly discouraged people living in the Front Range from visiting the mountains. “Just because you’re not working, this doesn’t mean it’s vacation,” Polis said. “It’s not the time to drive two or three hours from Denver to mountain communities, many of which are reeling from the crisis. Let me add, that is really dumb, because those communities have a higher rate of infection than where you live. So the last thing you should want to do is drive to your second residence, or a hotel, or a cabin in the mountains.”

Which types of outdoor recreation are allowed?

Individual exercise is OK but participating in group activities is not. Denver Parks have closed basketball and tennis courts. Playgrounds are closed.

Maintaining social distancing and avoiding groups is mandatory. “People shouldn’t be playing in groups,” Polis said. “Basketball, as an example. You can play one on one with a housemate, but not full-team basketball. Frisbee, again, with a housemate, but not Frisbee tag or ultimate (Frisbee). It’s about using common sense to try to engage in the necessary recreation you need, as close to home as possible.”

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The WTTC members hub for the latest COVID-19 information and briefings.

Are you stuck in a foreign country? Have the latest Government bans disrupted your travel plans? Do you still need to travel during this crisis? We have put together some handy tips to help you through this crisis.

Significant and swift measures are needed to support the Travel & Tourism sector in the turbulent months ahead. WTTC urges governments to implement policies that will directly support the sector across the three key areas.


Our Members include over 200 CEOs, Chairpersons and Presidents of the world’s leading Travel & Tourism companies from all geographies covering all industries. WTTC works to raise awareness of Travel & Tourism as one of the world’s largest economic sectors, supporting one in 10 jobs (330 million) worldwide, and generating 10.3% of global GDP.

For the past 30 years, WTTC has conducted research on the economic impact of Travel & Tourism in 185 countries. In 2019, the Travel & Tourism sector experienced 3.5% growth, outpacing that of the global economy (2.5%) for the ninth consecutive year. Over the past five years, one in four new jobs were created by the sector, making Travel & Tourism the best partner for governments to generate employment.

Our priorities are: Security & Travel Facilitation, Crisis Preparedness, Management & Recovery, and Sustainable Growth. 



WTTC is the only global body representing the Travel & Tourism sector with over 200 companies now being represented on the Council.

We have a growing suite of Industry, Knowledge and Media Partners who provide support and assistance with delivering our initiatives, and actively participate at events alongside our Members.

WTTC focuses on three key areas: security and travel facilitation; crisis preparedness and response; and sustainable growth.


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Book a 30A Florida Vacation

Relax on a beautiful beach

Discover 30A and South Walton beach rentals with Dune Allen Realty Vacation Rentals and experience the Florida beach vacation of a lifetime. For over sixty years, we have provided generations of families the perfect place to celebrate their vacation time together on the world famous beaches of South Walton. We continue to live up to our stellar reputation by giving exceptional service and offering the finest selection of South Walton FL beach rentals on the sugar-white sands of the Emerald Coast.

Activities and Things to Do

In addition to finding the perfect family vacation rentals on our website, you’ll also find last-minute and off-season vacation rental specials and discounts, as well as great activities, attractions, and things to do on our beautiful beach. We hope our Beach Talk Vacation Guide will inspire and help guide you as you make your South Walton beach vacation plans.

Property Management

We are a well-established property management company located in the heart of 30A and have successfully served property owners and guests of South Walton beaches for over half a century. Learn about our rental management program, our superior housekeeping and guest services, and why you should choose Dune Allen Realty for your South Walton vacation rental management company.

Property Sales

We offer a wide variety of properties for sale in South Walton and Destin, both on the beach and inland, as well as properties in other areas of Walton County and Okaloosa County. Learn about our NW Florida sales agents and view our featured property listings.

The Beach Communities of 30A

Our beach vacation getaways are located all along South Walton’s amazing Scenic 30A, world known for its tranquil beauty, warm hospitality and charming beach communities. 30A includes the top destinations of Dune Allen Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beach, Seagrove Beach, Seacrest Beach, and Inlet Beach. Imagine your family in this breathtaking part of the Gulf Coast on the Northwest Florida Panhandle, Scenic 30A, acclaimed for its endless white sand beaches, elegant sea oats, rare coastal dune lakes, spectacular sunsets, and the crystal clear, shimmering turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. South Walton is quite simply a place like no other in the world.

We invite you to join us, get some sand between your toes, and simply relax on a beautiful beach.

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Adventure Recreation Center (ARC) : Recreational Sports



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Adventure Recreation Center (ARC)

855 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, OH 43210 • Phone: 614-247-8686 • 
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Guest Passes are available for these and all Rec Sports facilities. The ARC only accepts credit card for payment.    

 

In compliance with the recent order from Governor DeWine and Public Health Director Dr. Amy Acton, Student Life’s Recreational Sports facilities are closed until further notice. 

Spring Semester 2020

Sunday, January 5, 2020 — Monday, April 20, 2020

Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.  – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Family Hours

Saturday: 8 a.m. – Noon
Sunday: 8 a.m. – Noon

 

A map of the ARC’s inside layout is attached to the right.

This state-of-the-art West Campus recreation facility boasts four hardwood basketball courts (converts to five volleyball courts), two indoor turf fields, free weights, strength training machines and cardio equipment. There are also day-use locker and individual shower facilities, and the building is fully accessible and air-conditioned. The ARC also houses the Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC).

Family hours are available to current members (including students paying the semester fee) and their registered family members. To register your family members, please stop at the front desk of the ARC or the RPAC Welcome Center.

Guest passes are available for this and all Rec Sports facilities.

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