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What I do for a living

Published on 04/08/14 by May, William Victor – After a tragedy that has taken dozens of life in the small town of Oso Washington State, first-responders open the door to untrained volunteers after realizing they are better equipped at working in such difficult conditions. read more

Coming to Skippy's Class ill Prepared

Published on 12/11/13 by May, William Victor – Looking back it is astonishing to realize that a world class scholar was teaching in a small community college off the beaten path in the Northwest corner of the country. She would have wowed any student in the finest college anywhere. read more

One Million Razor Clams at Beachwood Resort

Published on 10/17/12 by Martin, Jackie D. – Good news - the state has announced another digging season beginning October 27th. Come down and get your share of what must be millions of these tasty treats. read more

Vacation Rental Huts on Wheels

Published on 10/15/12 by May, William Victor – How about a vacation rental on wheels, and no its not a mobile home Not exactly. Tom Kundig is an architect who had an interesting problem and more interesting solution. They're called Rolling Huts. You'll want to know more. read more

Tourism Destinations are Killing Tourists

Published on 06/01/12 by May, William Victor – Tourism is a clean, responsible industry that brings in visitors anxious to shop, attend events, tour attractions, rent lodging, and pay the taxes that go with them. So why do local government officials kill vacation rentals and turn away the easy spending guests who want them? read more

Glorious Sunny Days at Washington State Beaches

Published on 05/15/12 by May, William Victor – It is time to plan your summer at the beach? Vacation Rental managers are not yet sold out but will be soon. To get your choice place get off the couch and make that call today. read more

Good news comes to television from unexpected source

Published on 05/15/12 by May, William Victor – After decades of criticizing television for its negative portrayal of news, dramas and other shows an unexpected source of good news comes from reality TV with unreal situations but very real human reactions. read more

Professor John Edwards: Insects & Music

Published on 04/01/12 by May, William Victor – When I first began to help out with the Gallery Concerts Organization, one of my favorite not-for-profir groups, I met a gentle white haired man with a goatee who glowed with his enthusiasm for the music. Later I was to learn he glowed about just about everything. If the term "twinkle in his eye" was created for anyone it was John. read more

Twas the Night before Vacation Rental Christmas

Published on 12/31/11 by Covey, Jan – The Christmas and New Years Holidays are a big season in almost every vacation rental market. Read how one plucky manager gets through the hub bub. read more

Welcome to the New Beachy Day

Published on 10/20/11 by Simmons, Sharon – BeachyDay Vacation Rental Managers, in Westpoirt, Grayland and Toekland washington have joined the Vortex Organizaiont and Sunspot Vacation Rental network. read more

The Good Life at Packwood White Pass

Published on 12/27/10 by Garten, Veronica – Of course I am prejudiced. Having lived in the city for a long time I knew what I was getting into. In July of 2010 I moved lock stock and barrel to the small town of Packwood in south central Washington State, just outside the entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. My new job was to be manager of the Chateau Timberline Hotel, then being taken over by my company Sunspot Resorts. read more

Emilie's Ski Blog Visits New Paradise Basin at White Pass

Published on 12/24/10 by Westphal, Emilie Kippen – I just got back from a great ski at White Pass. (That's in South Central Washington State) and I just gotta tell you they have opened up 767 new acres of terrain in Paradise Basin. Its that area up and behind the original highest lift. That area that we all dreamed of skiing for a long time. read more

Bill Gates' Favorite Burger Joint

Published on 12/01/10 by May, William Victor – Over the decades there have been numerous stories here in the Northwest U.S. about how the favorite restaurant of Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, was an old fashioned burger stand not far from Microsoft's campus. You might like it too. read more

Vacation Road Trips Start at the Dentist

Published on 04/01/10 by Adair, Gail – Operating a vacation rental business can be fun and profitable but it also an opportunity to do some good in the world. Now property owners and managers can do that by participating in a public program that offe read more

Sunbanks Resort - Little known Secret Location

Published on 03/31/10 by Taylor, Penny L. – Warm weather took me on a drive to Central Washington state, to little known Banks Lake and SunBanks Resort. Toasty hot in summer it boasts warm warm water unlike most big lake resorts. read more

Drive to Sunbanks Resort in Central Washington State

Published on 03/15/10 by Taylor, Penny L. – Warm weather took me on a drive to Central Washington state, to little known Banks Lake and SunBanks Resort. Toasty hot in summer it boasts warm warm water unlike most big lake resorts. read more

Become a Vacation Rental Angel

Published on 03/01/10 by May, William Victor – Operating a vacation rental business can be fun and profitable but it also an opportunity to do some good in the world. Now property owners and managers can do that by participating in a public program that offer read more

Chief Joseph Welcomes Everyone

Published on 12/17/09 by May, William Victor – Can I invite you to the most unique and remote mountain lodges in Washington State? It is called Chief Joseph Lodge and sits dead center in the middle of the state and five miles up from the summit of Blewett Pass highway. Click here to take a look. www.ChiefJosephLodge.com. There are photos, vid read more

Snoqualmie Pass Real Estate, Mortgage, and Economy

Published on 12/14/09 by Wolter, Thomas – KEEPING ON KEEPING ON - For the fourth week in a row the markets moved sideways, with one index slightly up, one a bit down and the third flat. Recently, there haven't been any extreme weekly market moves in the indexes, up or down. Investors aren't quite ready to believe things are as good as some read more

Complaints, Compliments and Compassion

Published on 11/19/09 by May, William Victor – For a number of years our company has been donating vacation rental use to a wonderful group called OutdoorsForAll.org (Formerly SkiForAll.org). Their mission is to enrich the quality of life for children and adults with di read more

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