TRAVEL WORTHY EVENTS: Nov. Beach, Mountains & Islands

Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer What is sand sculpting? It is a beautiful and irresistible excuse to make a trip to the Siesta Key coast--just when winter starts to nip at your heels. This sand sculpting event began six years ago in 2010. The first year was an overwhelming success! The Crystal...
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TRAVEL WORTHY EVENTS: Hooked, Fish & Free Fall Festivals

Hooked for Life: Destin, Florida Fishing Rodeo By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer The Destin Fishing Rodeo welcomes locals and visitors alike to enjoy and experience ‘the world’s luckiest fishing village.” Running through all of October, the Destin Fishing Rodeo hosts some 30,000 anglers who compete for $200,000 in cash prizes. Anglers may compete in various ...
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Holden Beach–#5 Top Family Travel Destinations

The Town of Holden Beach--Just What the Doctor Ordered! By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer What do Holden Beach, and Dr. Beach have in common? Dr. Stephen P.  Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, has named Holden Beach Best Family Beach, now nationally recognized as one of the premier "Family Beaches" in the United States. Holden Beach is primarily a reside...
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TRAVEL WORTHY EVENTS: Labor Day Music Festivals

By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer SILVER SCREEN, ALL-GIRL, ALL-BOY MUSIC FESTIVALS Martha's Vineyard Jazz & Blues Music Festivals Labor Day 2016 Martha's Vineyard Jazz & Blues Music Festivals labor day weekend promises excellence! It brings a stunning line-up of star-studded female musicians. Last but not least, Grace Kelly who performs on Sun...
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RUIDOSO: #6 Top Family Travel Destination

By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer The Wild, Wild West: Ruidoso lies in the scenic Sierra Blancas, a 12,000-foot mountain range of Southern New Mexico. Situated near a million acres of wilderness, it borders Lincoln National Forest. "Ruidoso" translates to "noisy river", due to a stream that snakes all the way through the village. Surrounded by the drama from ...
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TRAVEL WORTHY EVENTS: Your Endless Summer in July

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By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer Start Your Endless Summer with a Three Day Music Festival in Ellicottville, New York, Friday, July 1: Rusted Root will play slope side at Hidden Valley. Also, Friday night in the main lodge at Holiday Valley is a Luau! Party starts in the lodge at 7 pm. For those wanting to experience the chair ride to the hill-top, the lif...
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TOPSAIL ISLAND–#7 Top Family Vacation Destination 2016

Topsail Island Treats Families Like Family By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer About Topsail Island. “I haven’t met a person there yet who didn't treat you like family.” “One of the last great family friendly beaches in North Carolina.” and a “Great beach for family with young children!” These are just some of the comments by Trip Adviser's family vacationers....
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KISSIMMEE: #8 Top Family Vacation Destination

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By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer We found many reasons to list Kissimmee, Florida in our Top Family Vacation Rental Destinations for 2016! First, this city in Florida was honored with the Playful City USA Designation for the 6th time in 2016. This national recognition honors cities with a focus on parks and recreation, and Kissimmee boasts of more than 20 ...
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TRAVEL WORTHY EVENTS: Spring is in the Air! Where? Anna Marie Island, Alabama Gulf Coast, and South Walton, Florida

Spring is in the Air! Catch the Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer I cannot imagine any other public event that proclaims Spring is here better than a hot air balloon festival! Depending on the level of friendly winds, hot air balloons artfully decorate spring skies across the nation. The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon F...
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WHISTLER, CA: #9 Top Family Vacation Destination

Where There is Snow ... There Are Snow Angels By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer As I write this article, today it is 30 degrees in Whistler, Canada. Thinking of family and snow at the same time, the image of snow angels come to mind. Looking at Whistler webcams, I see snow, brrr ... in my mind's eye, snow angels appear! #9 Top Family Vacation Destinatio...
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TRAVEL WORTHY EVENTS: Tribeca Film Festival, Siesta Fiesta, and Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival: New York City, NY April 13-24, 2016 By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer The Tribeca Film Festival is one of, if not, the best film festivals worldwide. Located in Manhattan, you will find no better combo of film, art, and location. You may want to add this event to your bucket list, regardless of the level of "film buff" that you mig...
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WHY PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED VACATION RENTALS?

Why Book with Professionally Managed Vacation Rentals-- Five Travel Savvy Tips to Avert Vacation Rental Scams! By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer You found a dream vacation home on a popular vacation home site ... The photos, reviews, and description paint a picture of paradise. The emails are warm and friendly; engaging and helpful. Hanging out in this vac...
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WHY BOOK VACATION RENTALS? 10 Undeniable Benefits

Why Book Vacation Rentals? By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer From time to time we feature guest writers, and Deborah S. Nelson, Publisher of The Vacation Rental Travel Guide shares with us 10 amazing benefits for booking vacation rentals. Here is the first of 10 advantages why you might want to book vacation rentals by Ms. Nelson. You maybe find the rest of ...
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#10-PARK CITY SKIING-Family that Skis Together, Stays Together

#10 PARK CITY SKIING: Number 10 of the Top 10 FAMILY VACATION DESTINATIONS FOR 2016 By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer Park City Skiing, If you believe the family that skis together, stays together, you will want to know about Park City Skiing. It is one of the top-rated family ski areas. Ski Magazine 2012, ranked Canyons Resort, Park City Mountain Resort, ...
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Christmas Week

I traveled to Anna Maria Island with my wife and 4 children over 2015 Christmas week, upon arrival to our condo we found the heated pool and hot tub were unexpectedly closed for repairs and cleaning. Imagine my kids disappointment during their Christmas break. Made 1 call to our Vacation Rental Manager and they arranged for us to use the pool and hot tub at the complex next doo...
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Family of Six

We traveled to Anna Maria Island last year with my family of 6. We pick up our keys and check into our property and upon entering the house and unlocking the front door the lock on the door broke. I call the Property manager and they immediately had someone come out and change out the lock. Nice that we didn't have to leave our vacation rental unlocked the whole time while on v...
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Michael

When we traveled to Myrtle Beach last year, we were able to coordinate 3 families for dinner with a private chef in the house. They prepared the meal, brought in tables and chairs and silverware and brought all the food. They designed a menu for us. It was a great 40th birthday celebration with our family. We worked directly with the property manager months in advance of our ar...
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