Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
- Arapahoe Basin (CO), 21-inch base, 4 of 7 lifts open
- Bear Mountain (CA), 12-inch base, 2 of 12 lifts open
- Beaver Creek (CO), 18-inch base, 11 of 25 lifts open
- Boreal (CA), 18-inch base, 3 of 9 lifts open
- Breckenridge (CO), 22-inch base, 10 of 31 lifts open
- Bretton Woods (NH), 6-inch base, 2 of 9 lifts open
- Brian Head (UT), 24-inch base, 1 o f 9 lifts open
- Brighton (UT), 33-inch base, 4 of 7 lifts open
- Copper Mountain (CO), 20-inch base, 5 of 22 lifts open
- Grouse Mountain (BC, Canada) 25-inch base, 3 of 5 lifts open
- Heavenly (CA), 18-inch base, 4 of 30 lifts open
- Killington (VT), 20-inch base, 2 of 22 lifts open
- Keystone (CO), 18-inch base, 5 of 20 lifts open
- Mammoth Mountain (CA), 18-inch base, 6 of 28 lifts open
- Mt. Baker (WA), 60-inch base, 7 of 10 lifts open
- Mt. Hood Meadows (OR), 39-inch base, 6 of 12 lifts open
- Northstar (CA), 18-inch base, 8 of 19 lifts open
- Park City (UT), 24-inch base, 3 of 16 lifts open
- Vail (CO), 18-inch base, 9 of 31 lifts open
- Whistler/Blackcomb (BC, Canada), 52-inch base, 4 of 37 lifts open
- Winter Park (CO), 18-inch base, 5 of 26 lifts open
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Whether you're heading for your vacation rental on the beach or to grandma's house by car for Thanksgiving, check out these tips for getting there on time, saving on gas and traveling safe.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
It's that time of year again. You can now head to one of the ski areas listed at OnTheSnow.com for some early season skiing. While you're planning your trip, be sure to check out all the ski vacation rentals available at PerfectPlaces.com and MountainSkiRentals.com.
Wolf Creek in Colorado is reporting a base of 43 inches, while Mt. Washington in British Columbia has a base of 39 inches. Most others are in the 10 to 26-inch range.
More and more ski areas will be opening in the coming weeks. The legendary Squaw Valley plans a November 23 opening, as do many other areas hoping to catch some Thanksgiving skiers. A vacation rental, whether it's a home, cabin or condo, is a great alternative to hotels, motels and resorts. You get a lot more room, private amenities, and you'll save a bundle too--money you can use for an extra day or two of skiing, or for that early season ski trip you've always wanted to take.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
If you're flying to your vacation rental and haven't booked your Holiday flight yet, don't despair. You can save by taking advantage of last minute bargains.
According to the Associated Press, you'll get the cheapest flights for Christmas by booking during the first week of December. But don't wait don't too long, as prices will start rising again in the second week of December.
Be sure to shop airports if you live near a major city or an area where you have a choice. Chances are you'll make up the cost of gas, and sometimes even an overnight stay in a motel to catch an early flight.
A few other money-saving tricks to keep in mind: Tuesday's are considered the best days to book, and Wednesdays are the cheapest day do fly except for the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Try to fly either the Tuesday before or, if you really want to save, fly out early on Thanksgiving morning. Early morning flights are on time more often, so you'll likely be there in time for your turkey dinner.
Check out the fare-tracking chart on Kayak.com, and be sure to shop around when looking for your flight.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
PerfectPlaces.com is excited to announce a new page exclusively for triathletes training to compete in a an Ironman® triathlon. It has links to Ironman vacation rentals in many of the cities where the triathlons will be held. It also has links to each race, so you can check out how to register, race rules, past results, etc.
We're providing this page as a service to athletes in training and the families and friends who'll be traveling with them. Not only will you be able to find information about your race, you'll be able to book your stay at an affordable and spacious vacation rental.
More Pages Like This to Come
Plus, we plan more pages like this in the near future. So much travel revolves around our passions, whether they're sports or hobbies, and PerfectPlaces.com wants to provide you with the vacation rentals you need to have the best experience possible.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
As with any vacation destination, visitors with children ask about the top places to see and things to do. In Bali, the best answer is to simply absorb the culture which is wholly unique to the island. Bali vacation rentals give you a chance to immerse yourself in everything Bali has to offer.
The Balinese are refreshingly hospitable. You'll be greeted with smiles and treated as friends from the moment you arrive.
Bali children enjoy a special status, pampered and esteemed from the time they're born. Because of this, Bali is a wonderful place to travel with children. Bali is a natural wonderland filled with opportunities for kids to learn about the world around them in a safe, fun and excitingly different way. Bali is simply one of the friendliest destinations for families. You'll always feel relaxed, yet there's always something to keep everyone entertained.
Getting around the island is easy for families as well. There are plenty of inexpensive buses and mini-buses that can take you anywhere. Taxis are also plentiful, and you can always rent a car and drive yourself.
Since Bali is predominantly Hindu, you'll find many highly dramatized performances filled with music, dance and brightly colored processions. Theater, dance and songs are a major part of Bali culture.
You can bicycle around Ubud and see fascinating macaques, learn to surf at Kuta (for older kids or more daring younger ones), snorkel at Menjangan Island, go to a Water Buffalo race in Negara, river raft through the heart of Bali, take a road trip to the otherworldly beauty of Lake Bratan and so much more.
Of course, Bali's beautiful beaches and abundant water activities mean you could spend your whole trip near the water. But with all it's tropical beauty and truly unique local entertainment, you'll discover that it's easy to find many new and exciting experiences in Bali.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Bali -- it's delicious, gorgeous and remains an undeveloped tropical paradise in so many ways. You'll find incredible landscapes, premier beaches, and an endless stream of traditional arts, crafts and entertainment that will immerse you in a world so different from your own that it will feel like the most wonderful dream you've ever had. Best of all, Bali vacation rentals are more abundant, and more affordable, than ever before.
While modern society has found its way to Bali, traffic, shopping malls and the like, its served to make Bali vacation rentals more convenient. To avoid the frenzied pace of some of the more dense population centers, you simply have to look past what might be your comfort zone. Let the romance of Bali sweep you away, as it has travelers for centuries, by escaping to some of the more serene areas.
While, you'll find a host of eclectic restaurants, boutiques, antiques, and lifestyle stores in Seminyak, go a little bit further to Canggu, Kerobokan and Umalas to find vacation rentals. Seseh, Candidasa, and Tabanan are also great choices for Bali vacation rentals. Nusa Dua, Jimbaran and Unawatu offer modern cliff-top villas on the rugged and beautiful Bukit Peninsula.
When you stay in a Bali vacation rental, you'll be immersing yourself in Bali culture The architectural style of most villas represents local artisans and builders with traditional design, though some include futuristic styles that mesh with the island's storied past.