Research Pays Off When Renting A Summer Getaway aggregates listings HomeAway, Wimdu, VRBO, FlipKey, and other sites.

Research Pays Off When Renting A Summer Getaway aggregates listings HomeAway, Wimdu, VRBO, FlipKey, and other sites.

Jen O'Neal and Bay Area Spring Break Travel CEO Jen O'Neal discusses spring break travel trends in vacation rentals for the Bay Area on KTVU (video)

5 Tips to Get the Best Deal on a Vacation Rental

Try to see listings from multiple vacation rental sites all in one place. When you’re ready to see more details about a particular property or even book your stay, you can click through to the listing on the origin website.

How VR owners and managers can improve their listings with

Only 22% of existing vacation rentals are listed with the big listing sites (e.g. HomeAway, Airbnb, TripAdvisor,, etc.). So, there is room for a website that could aggregate all this existing supply and let users search all vacation rental websites, big or small, at the same time. This is what the “meta-search engine” is doing.

Olympic Ticket Sales Fall Off in Wake of Zika Virus

Searches for vacation rental listings on, however, show a slightly more optimistic picture. In the first week of February, searches for Brazil were up 49.8% compared to the week before, and up 12% from two weeks prior.

Lakewood Mountain Rental Company Goes Global

With the partnership, users will now have access to all Mountain Ski Trips’ property listings. calls itself the world’s largest site for vacation homes and short-term rentals, with more than 5 million properties in more than 150,000 destinations.

Spring Break Skiing: Time to Hit the Slopes

As the world's largest search engine for vacation and short-term rentals, has 5+ million rentals in destinations worldwide

Networking with Nobles: Stay in a Castle and Meet the Gentry

Vacation websites such as Tripping, HomeAway, or Airbnb list castles for rent, such as Carr Hall Castle in Yorkshire for about $2,000 a night, or several castles that were featured in Game of Thrones. is releasing new data, focused on travel trends and consumer behavior

A recent survey indicates 41% of working Americans didn't take a single day of vacation in 2015. This begs the question, is there something they would be willing to give up to go on vacation? sought out to find an answer by polling Americans for the second year, and the answers are quite compelling

Worchester's Sweet Named Massachusetts Pick on List of Best Cupcakes in the Country

Sweet in Worcester has been picked as one of the best cupcake restaurants in the country by The vacation rental website selected one cupcake shop in each state and Sweet was picked for Massachusetts.

How to Find the Best Accommodations for Spring Break

The Kayak of vacation rentals, Tripping allows you to compare millions of properties from the aforementioned sites. By establishing your price point beforehand, you’ll be shown only the rentals that fit your budget. Letting you compare prices from various sites will ensure you get the best price on your booking.

World's Largest Vacation Rental Search Engine Announces New Partnership With Listing Management Software Company, the world's largest vacation rental search engine, has announced a new partnership with Orbirental, a vacation rental software company boasting its own portfolio of rental properties.

Missoula Farmers Market Voted One of the Best in the US has just released their list of the best farmers markets in the US and we made the list.

Bloomington Farmers' Market Named Best in State wanted to honor farmers' markets in each state and researched the market location, size, number and variety of vendors, special events and general reputation to build a list of the best in each state.

Kentucky Science Center Ranked 5th Top Children's Museum

A top search engine for vacation rentals,, ranked the museum fifth among children’s museums in the nation.

Super Bowl 50 in the Bay Area (video) COO Jeff Manheimer discusses vacation rental pricing opportunities and challenges ahead of Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara

Jen O’Neal Takes the Vacation Rental Industry Tripping

Founded by Jen O’Neal in 2009, has become the world’s largest metasearch platform for vacation rentals. Partnering with major vacation rental sites such as HomeAway, Wimdu, VRBO, FlipKey,, and more, aggregates over five million listings in more than 100,000 cities into a Kayak-like model and allows travelers to easily compare vacation rentals across providers.

Silicon Valley Homeowners Hope to Cash In on Super Bowl 50

According to search engine, vacation rentals will jump 150 percent during the week of the Super Bowl.

Yosemite Hotel and Lodging Options for the Winter Season

More options: Search Tripping ( for 5,000 vacation rentals, including rustic log cabins and rooms with a view in Yosemite Village, Mariposa, and Wawona.

Super Bowl 50 Countdown

The website reports that people who rent their residences on a short-term basis are definitely jacking up their prices for Super Bowl weekend. The average asking price for a Bay Area listing from Feb. 4-8 is $717, which is up to a 60% increase over the regular asking price. Average asking price in Santa Clara, home of Levi’s Stadium, is $1025, which is 150% more than in the rest of February and March.

Looking Back and Forward: Vacation Rentals in the Mainstream

The industry is catching up fast — fueled by the rise of supply, online bookings, and overall consumer awareness. As the vacation rentals sector evolves from being a cottage industry to a travel industry powerhouse, 2016 is sure to be a pivotal year.

4 Ways to Save on Your First Vacation of 2016

You already know that you can use sites like Trivago or to see how hotel prices stack up, now allows you to do the same thing with vacation rentals. The site now allows you to compare the price of a property rental across multiple sites, such as Homeaway and FlipKey. The site claims the tool can save users an average 10 percent on bookings.

The Biggest Travel Flops (and Successes) of 2015

Manheimer recalls a poignant moment when's CEO Jen O'Neal gave a brief talk at a Phocuswright Conference. After her remarks, female attendees flocked to O'Neal, feeling empowered and asking for her advice. "She was serving as inspiration for these smart female entrepreneurs," he says. "I think it would be a different industry if you saw more female leadership."

Good News: There's Now an Easy Way to Compare Vacation Rental Prices released a new feature that helps travelers save money—sometimes hundreds of dollars—on home rentals.

5 Tips for Spending the Holidays Abroad

Vacation rental sites like, and allow you to stay with locals, giving you a unique glimpse and elevated understanding of the people and way of life of the place you're visiting.