March 20, 2012

Making a bed on the fly!

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Making a bed on the fly!
So you found the perfect cottage rental, and you’ve packed and are just about ready to leave. Your cousin, neighbour, best friend, sister and brother-in-law call you and they want in! “We can contribute!” They tell you. Or how about the locals you met while touring the local hot spots, and they drank a bit too much of that Sangria punch your spouse made and there are no taxis in the bush. What if you booked a spacious three bedroom, only to discover that the advertisement was wrong, and now you are one bed shy of your minimum needs for the rental? What do you do? Here are some helpful hints on making a bed on the fly for those unexpected surprises that seem to rumple your cottage rental vacations, with some much needed sound advice in what I like to call Best Practices. Read more »
February 29, 2012

Ontario boating is for families now more than ever…

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Ontario boating is for families now more than ever…
It used to be a segregated group of people that needed the thrill of tubing and water skiing, and the die-hard fisherman who had to be up at 3 am. Now boating in Ontario has become geared and marketed to families of all cultural and economic backgrounds. OPP are making the right moves to keep the trails and lakes safer for all to enjoy. Read more »
February 23, 2012

Quit Bugging US!!!

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Quit Bugging US!!!
Quit Bugging US!!! If there is one thing that can be frustrating at times with cottage and chalet rentals, it would be the bug activity. I am often asked as part of the first 3-4 questions, “how are the bugs?” Climate, environmental conditions, still water, and time of year all play a role in the bug population, but remember to not “bug” them into “bugging” you back! Read more »
February 21, 2012

Cottage Rental Safety Series . Packing the Car

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Cottage Rental Safety Series . Packing the Car
This new article series will break up the various components of safety in the pursuit of relaxing at your cottage rental. Here we first cover off some of the immediate suggestions on how to prepare and pack the car for the first part of your cottage rental getaway: the journey in getting there. Take the time to arrive safe and with as little stress in the car as possible. Read more »
February 16, 2012

Cottages are better than Hotels, here’s why….

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Cottages are better than Hotels, here’s why….
No hotel can compete with the amenities you will find in many cottage rental or vacation home rentals .You get more amenities and space for the cheaper price such as full kitchens, multiple bedrooms, living and dining rooms, backyards and more...
Families need flexible arrangements and lifestyle that enables them to find their own way to the right peace during vacations. Here is why... Read more »
January 30, 2012

Cottage Living, unique ways to maximize on space and money while travelling…

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Cottage Living, unique ways to maximize on space and money while travelling…
Cottage Living: unique ways to plan ahead and save on space, money, waste, and time, while you enjoy a nice vacation in nature. Here we touch upon the basics on how to pack and shop for groceries, essentials, clothing while still looking after the needs that make our vacations rewarding and memorable. Read more »
January 30, 2012

Party Folk: Noise not Nature’s Song

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Party Folk:  Noise not Nature’s Song
It never ceases to amaze me how some people think they are all alone in the universe, or in this case the, campsite. Some people truly forget that sound carries, especially over lakes and rivers. And just because you are wide awake at 2 am, drunk as a skunk, and having a grand old time, doesn’t mean that everyone else around you is as well. Read more »
January 30, 2012

The Best Cottage Rentals Checklist: a Mom’s Guide

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The Best Cottage Rentals Checklist:  a Mom’s Guide
The best cottage rentals check list is of course, the one you create for you and your family, based on your own individual requirements. My list is helpful but does not cover everything, and that should be noted. It also does not provide a guarantee that should you follow these hints you’ll be guaranteed to have the best cottage. That will depend on your ultimate choice, the weather, and you and your family’s outlook. Above all, be prepared, be smart, be safe, and love nature! Read more »

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