Month: September 2020

Vacation Rental Owners Eye Rebound With Phase 3

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — This is the first weekend Florida is in its Phase 3 and one of the industries impacted by the announcement is vacation rentals.

Short term rentals in Brevard County took a huge hit back in the Spring, because only hotels were allowed to operate during the pandemic but vacation rentals like Airbnb weren’t.

Then Phase 2 cam and there were restrictions like International guests or those traveling from hot spots had to book a two day stay and allowing 72 hours between guests checking in to allow proper cleaning. 

StarFish Realtor Lauren Barley said it’s been

20 state parks for fall camping within a day’s trip from San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – It’s officially fall and temperatures are (slowly) dropping, meaning it’s the time of year when it’s pleasant enough to head outdoors without immediately bursting into a sweat.

And with the majority of Texans stuck indoors during the coronavirus pandemic, crisp and fresh air will give social distancers a nice respite from the confinements of their homes — as well as the ever-evolving news cycle of 2020.

We’ve compiled a list of Texas state parks around the San Antonio area that are perfect for a quick autumn outdoor getaway.

Overnight camping is now allowed at these parks

Many would use stimulus checks to vacation yet experts say not so fast

Almost half of all Americans would consider booking a vacation if they got a second stimulus check, a survey has found. Financial advisors, however, say that’s probably not the best way to spend the money — unless you’ve already crossed all your “t’s” and dotted every “i” when it comes to your finances.

To that point, 49{11d536d4648a1d7992f140edacb2464cafe66c34fb096b602f3cf7b0cd9b26cf} of Americans surveyed said they’d be more likely to book either their first or second vacation this year if they receive another stimulus check from the federal government, according to financial services firm IPX 1031. That compares with 20{11d536d4648a1d7992f140edacb2464cafe66c34fb096b602f3cf7b0cd9b26cf} who are already planning

Can California’s tourism industry survive a year unlike any other? | US news

Summers are always busy in Big Sur, the picturesque region in northern California known for towering forests that give way to sweeping cliffs and sandy beaches. But this summer has been unlike any other, as the state reckons with a global pandemic and historic wildfires.

Like many scenic small towns in California, Big Sur’s local economy relies heavily on the tourist traffic that sweeps through every summer. It seemed like the kind of place that could have been hit hard by a nosedive in tourism.

But according to Diana Ballantyne, the general manager of a campground and resort tucked

Adam Long looks for second TOUR win, motivated to get to East Lake

After just missing out on playing in the TOUR Championship last season, Adam Long is already motivated early in the 2020-21 campaign to get to East Lake.

Long fired an 8-under-par 64 Saturday at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship and leads by two heading into Sunday’s final round. He’s looking for his second PGA TOUR victory after winning The American Express in 2019 as a rookie.

Although Long captured his maiden TOUR title in 2019, he missed 16 cuts and finished 69th on the FedExCup standings that season.

Last season he was much more steady. He missed only