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Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, But Words Will Hurt You More
(News Item #0234, Published: 02/09/11, Author: Michael A. Wukmer, National Law Review) – On the Internet, consuemrs can be critics without actula support, repercussions or responsibility. This article examines that situation. Read more
Seabrook developer building community, not just homes
(News Item #0228, Published: 09/19/10, Author: Beth Potter, Seattle Times Newspaper) – Developer Casey Roloff likes to say that he's building a sense of "community" one house at a time. His 6-year-old beach town on a bluff overlooking the ocean is designed to make folks feel at home. Read more
Family vacation time on Washington's Cranberry Coast
(News Item #0214, Published: 06/17/10, Author: , Seattle Times Newspaper) – On a good day, Westport is a 2 1/2 hour drive from Seattle and represents the quiet route to the Coast for much of Puget Sound. Read more
9 Tips for Finding a Reliable Vacation Rental
(News Item #0213, Published: 06/03/10, Author: , Frommers.com) – A rental home can save you a lot of money when you're on vacation. Here are the 9 things to know about finding a reliable vacation rental. Read more
VRA Director - How to hunt a Midwest vacation rental
(News Item #0205, Published: 04/18/10, Author: Kate Silver, ChicagoTribune.com) – While vacation rentals are no new thing, but now the industry is growing due to the Internet and other factors according to VRIA President. Read more
VRA Umbria Chapter Recuits Throughout Italy
Second Porch Inc. Closes Series-A Funding To Expand Growing Social Vacation Home Marketplace
(News Item #0198, Published: 03/17/10, Author: Brent Hieggelke, PRWeb.com) – Startup to harness social networking and vacation home rentalsl. Second Porch announced that it has closed a one million dollar Series-A investment, led by the Oregon Angel Fund. Read more
VRA Opens First Chapter in Italy
(News Item #0200, Published: 03/15/10, Author: , VRIA.org) – The Vacation Rental Industry Association (VRIA) has announced the formation of its first Chapter in Italy, in the province of Umbria. Headed up by Giuseppe Nuzzaci. Read more
Real Estate's Lion King
(News Item #0197, Published: 01/15/10, Author: , Seattle Times Newspaper) – In 1993 "Lions Over the Hill" speech Realtors Board of Directors were urged to combine MLS services to stave off large software companies who would come to steal their valuable proprietary data. Read more
VRA Announces Vacation Rental Angels Program
(News Item #0193, Published: 12/25/09, Author: , VRIA.org) – Christmas Day, the Vacation Rental Industry Association announced the creation of the Vacation Rental Angel Program to recognize members who regularly donate vacation home use to charitable causes. Read more
Home Rentals at Olympics Make Charity A Winner
(News Item #0196, Published: 12/22/09, Author: Jack Broom, Seattle Times Newspaper) – HomeForTheGames.com offers 170 rental homes for the Vancouver BC Olympics with proceeds going to Charity. Read more
The Legality of Letting Holiday Homes in Australia
(News Item #0183, Published: 11/28/09, Author: Trevor Atherton, ) – Vacation Rentals are known as Holiday Homes in Australia, but they face the same regulatory pressures and threat of prohbitions. Trevor Atherton a lawyer and travel consultant spells out the issues. Read more
Eight Rungs of the Giving Ladder
(News Item #0188, Published: 11/26/09, Author: William Victor May, VRIA.org) – Durring the Middle Ages a Jewish Rabbi created the Eight Rungs of Giving Ladder. It judges the motives, methods and sincerity of the giver. How do you rate? Read more
Student's killing puts spotlight on illegal 'vacation rentals'
Travellers could be sued for hotel rants
(News Item #0181, Published: 10/12/09, Author: NA NA, News.Com.au) – In Australia large companies find it difficult to sue for defamation, but employees of those companies and smaller firms can sue travellers for harsh reviews. Read more
Amtrak Empire Builder Service to Leavenworth, WA, to Begin September 25, 2009
(News Item #0180, Published: 09/17/09, Author: , ) – Community Celebrates the Restoration of Rail Passenger Service with Opening of Icicle Station Read more
Friendliest Pet Video Contest Announced by FriendlyPetVacationRentals.com
(News Item #0171, Published: 08/27/09, Author: William Victor May, FriendlyPetVacationRentals.com) – Now your wacky, weird or just plain wonderful pet video can star on FriendlyPetVacationRentals.com. Read more
Are travel agents making a comeback?
(News Item #0169, Published: 08/12/09, Author: Stephenie Chen, CNN.com) – Online travel sites flooded with overwhelming options, all claiming the best deals. But some travelers find themselves defecting to brick and mortar travel agents for the extra help and service. Read more
Bed Bugs: After 60 Years, They're Baaaack!
(News Item #0175, Published: 07/15/09, Author: Alfred Glossbrenner, FullyBookedRentals.com) – Virtually eliminated after World War II, the banning of the pesticide DDT in 1972 has resulted in the slow rebuilding of Bed Bug pest problem. Infestations have grown fast in the past five years. Read more
National Geographic Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite Video
(News Item #0176, Published: 07/15/09, Author: , NationalGeographic.com) – They disappeared after World War II but after the pesticides DDT was banned in 1072, they've made a come back. infestations have soared in past 5years. National Geo shows them at work. Yuck. Read more
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