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There are many thousands of vacation rental websites. HomeAway is the largest player in the industry and owns 31 of these sites, but there are thousands of more sites, making it really hard to see all the rental choices for a town in one place. The solution to that is a search engine that searches the vacation rental sites for you (like Kayak for flights). ...


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Almost all of the vacation rental sites are owned by the same company (HomeAway, which just went public, by the way) and many of them are literally using the same software and searching the same database. It's a hard problem in general because there are so many vacation rentals on the market and they're all different, unique, individual flowers.


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This is less than an answer, but more than a comment… A large percentage of your travel budget will be spent on the cruise itself, given that it includes lodging, food, and transportation. As it appears you don't have your heart set on seeing a particular part of the Caribbean, the next important question is: what is your "cruising style"? I've been on ...


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There's no simple answer to this because flight prices vary according to time of the year. Flight costs are probably going to be the highest, and while it is not the only indicator, a lower flight price indicates an 'off-season'. If you try Kayak's Explore feature (set your airport to Seattle) then it does indeed seem that cheapest flights in March 2013 ...


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I would recommend: AirBNB VacationRentals.com VRBO.com HomeAway


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While (as I commented above) this is highly subjective, let me give you some general calculation: Your 3000 EUR are roughly 390'000 Yen. The very very decent version I chose the Mitsui Ginza Hotel for location and took the smallest single room there for 15'500 per day (16'500 on Sundays) for overall 218'000 Yen. If have breakfast in a Sarbucks you spend ...


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3000€ living expenses for two weeks, let alone one week, is definitely too much unless you really want to live in luxury. Decent, low-end hotel prices start at about 5000yen per night, 7000 should get you something perfectly OK - that is about 760€ for two weeks, not including possible bargain rates for long-term stays. And transportation and food isn't that ...


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From the West Coast, your main options outside the continental U.S. are Hawaii, Mexico, and Central America. Alaska (often codeshared with Delta) and Hawaiian both have nonstop service from Seattle to Honolulu. You can reach the outer islands and most of Mexico and Central America with a single connection in the West. Prices will vary sharply with the ...


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Two major notable features of Park City and nearby Salt Lake City are it being the headquarters of the Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church) and the 2002 Winter Olympics. I can't recall off the top of my head whether their Olympic Museum is in Park City or Salt Lake City. The LDS definitely have places you can visit, even (especially?) if you're ...


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Friends I am staying with are travelling with Royal Carribean on a cruise in October. They're starting from Miami, but I gather there are four main crusies - the west, noth, east and southern Caribbean cruises. They're on the Southern, and it encompasses several of the islands - I can only dream of it ;) Their site is a little annoying, but this is the ...


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They include what is says in the description and rarely more. Each offering is different, so there is no general answer to your title question. When booking with Expedia, make sure to open the details page, it always has additional information and frequently additional options such as including meals, larger or better placed rooms, etc. Some vacations even ...


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3, 6 or 12 monts of "holiday" is most definitely not normal paid vacation anywhere except in extreme circumstances (a brother of a friend of mine recently had a 3 month vacation after having almost none the 2 years before due to a quickly growing business). There are basically 3 ways to get a multi-month holiday: A sabbattical leave is something employers ...


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It is normal in Australia to be entitled to 4 weeks of annual leave after you have worked for the same company full time for one year. You can then negotiate a time to take this leave with your boss. If you have worked for less than a year, generally you are entitled to no leave. However, your boss may allow you to access some of the leave. e.g. after 6 ...


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Beginning in 1983, a British company called AquaPac produce a range of protective 100% waterproof cases, bags and pouches designed to house all manner of portable electronics for such items such as mobile phones, cameras, Amazon Kindles, iPods etc. They believe in producing products that are designed to protect from the elements. You won't have to leave ...


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I have good experiences with AirBnb and Only appartments. Having said that, I also have the impression that the more standard the search engine get, the more standard the offers get as well. In my opinion the easiest way to find a vacation rental is by exactly doing, what you are doing. It is my impression that the beauty of a vacation rental lies mostly ...


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This may not help you at this point in time but for future reference....there are plenty of options for the Caribbean in October! Regradless of it being in hurricane season October has many options on many cruise lines covering the three main itinerary options (Eastern Caribbean, Western Caribbean and Southern Caribbean) as well as Bermuda and Bahama options ...



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