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What’s in Your Email?

What’s in Your Email?

Marketing and running a vacation rental can be very easy- if you know a few tricks of the trade. One of the biggest tools in the arsenal of a vacation rental owner is the commonplace Gmail account. Shocked? Most people are. Google, who owns Gmail, has created a lot of...

FYLO Guru

FYLO Guru

Mimosas are lovely. However, in Fiji we don’t have oranges, at least not in the little town where my vacation rental is. So, the maids and I concocted and sampled the Starfish Blue version- a sumptuous balance of two ingredients – freshly cut...

How One Bed Created Happiness and $48,000


How One Bed Created Happiness and $48,000


When I wake up in my vacation rental home in Fiji, and pull back the curtains to see blue waters…picturesque islands…my private pool…the hanging bed…I know I made a great decision buying this place. I get to spend two weeks a year fully relaxing here…snorkeling every...

Turn a Profit from Your Dream Second Home

Turn a Profit from Your Dream Second Home

Mornings are lazy in Fiji. The slim thread of light in between the insulated curtains finally wakes me, just in time for breakfast at about 10 a.m. I slip into a bathing suit, tie a sarong on and I’m ready for the day. The smiling maids, Rozy and Reshmi, greet me as I...

Easy Peasy Money

Easy Peasy Money

You may already have a second home. Or, you may be in the market, but afraid to take the leap. A lot of people are intimidated by renting out their second home. It’s never been easier. For example, with a listing on HomeAway and FlipKey, they will take the credit card...

How to Turn Your Home into a Vacation Rental

How to Turn Your Home into a Vacation Rental

What’s your biggest asset? Most people would say their home. If you travel a lot, or would like to, you can rent your own home to other vacationers on a short term basis. There’s cash in your bedrooms! You can either do it in conjunction with a vacation rental you own...