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A vacation rental is what the travel industry calls renting out a furnished home or apartment on a temporary basis to travelers as an alternative to staying in a hotel or resort.  These rentals are becoming more and more popular throughout Europe and Canada, and the rest of the world is catching up on the craze as well.  But, some cities have found that the high number of vacation rentals are actually hurting the hotel industry, so they have put caps on the number of rentals that can be in a certain area. Don't get vacation rentals and timeshares mixed up though, as there are many differences between them.  A timeshare can still be rented as a vacation rental if the owner wanted to put his “owned” week on the market.  But, a timeshare is normally a furnished home or condominium that is shared by multiple owners, where the owners have different blocks of time during th... (more)

Maca Kizi Hotel, Bodrum

Turkish Riviera on Ulitzer Today I arrived in Bodrum for a long weekend. Divan Palmira kindly declined my reservation request after my 2007 review of the hotel. They were nice enough to recommend another boutique hotel in the area, so I checked in to Maca Kizi Hotel. My first half day here so far, the view from my room is fantastic. It is too early to write a formal review but if they don't royally screw it up between now and Sunday morning, this hotel has a potential to me my Bodrum summer stop going forward. Today it rained here. I see it rain in Bodrum for the first time since... (more)

Summer Is Here on the Marco Island Florida

Vacation Homes Journal Marco Island represents the perfect fusion of the old world charm with the modern day marvels and natural glory with man made splendor. Situated on the northern tip of Ten Thousand Islands, It lies to the south of Naples with the Florida Everglades to its west. Marco Island has famously retained much of the natural splendor from the days when the Calusa Indians inhabited the Island. It is blessed with miles of beaches with pristine white sand, azure inviting water and the most glorious sunset view in Florida. The area is home to varied tropical fauna and alm... (more)

Grenada Vacation Rentals

Vacation Homes on Ulitzer Have you ever heard of the place known as the "Spice Island"? You will surely agree to other travelers who have created wonderful moments during their holidays in Grenada. So, take the opportunity to explore and discover the natural and historical attractions in Grenada on your next holiday destination. The Spice of the Caribbean is truly worth visiting. Grenada is an island nature paradise lies in the Caribbean. The island features more than 45 beaches where you can enjoy an infinite relaxation, adventure or even snorkeling. Choose among some of the incr... (more)

From Cat Cay to Ft Lauderdale With Water Tornadoes in the Sky

http://twitter.com/fuatkircaali (July 7, 2009 - 10:37 AM) - This morning after making myself a feta cheese and eggs breakfast, I feed the turkeys in the back yard ... (July 7, 2009 - 10:44 AM)  ... and the chicken family. (July 7, 2009 - 04:06 PM) - Arrive at the landing strip on a most beautiful June afternoon in the Bahamas, and take this picture with my blackberry. (July 7, 2009 - 04:07 PM) - I take another picture as I wait for my customs clearence. (July 7, 2009 - 04:19 PM) - And one more shot in front of the tail of the plane (July 7, 2009 - 04:21 PM) - We are ready to take o... (more)

Dealing With Balistreri Realty in Lighthouse Point, Florida Has Been A Nightmare

South Florida Real Estate Journal When we decided to sell our home last December we made the mistake of picking a realtor closest to our home, rather than doing a comprehensive research, interviews, and reference checks. I thought if a buyer wants to see the house, they could just come and show it very conveniently. We learned the hard way that there is more to listing a house for sale than just picking a realtor out of a hat. The second mistake we made was signing a listing contract with the realtor without an attorney review. The realtor I am talking about is Balistreri Realty in ... (more)