Vacation Home – TV Resort Marina http://tvresortmarina.com/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 04:48:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tvresortmarina.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-4.png Vacation Home – TV Resort Marina http://tvresortmarina.com/ 32 32 Free Agent Rumors: LaVine, Harden, Gallinari, Haslem https://tvresortmarina.com/free-agent-rumors-lavine-harden-gallinari-haslem/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 02:15:00 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/free-agent-rumors-lavine-harden-gallinari-haslem/ Just before the official start of free agency on Thursday night, Shams Charania said on Stadium’s free agency show (video link) that he expects Zach LaVine take some time to finalize his decision as an unrestricted free agent. “He will speak with the Bulls tonight and they’re going to make an offer,” Sharania said. “Both […]]]>

Just before the official start of free agency on Thursday night, Shams Charania said on Stadium’s free agency show (video link) that he expects Zach LaVine take some time to finalize his decision as an unrestricted free agent.

“He will speak with the Bulls tonight and they’re going to make an offer,” Sharania said. “Both sides will talk in the run up to free agency later tonight tomorrow. I don’t expect Zach LaVine’s decision to be a first-night decision. It will take time to deliberate. It is also going to have maximum offers potentially in the market.

A report released earlier today said LaVine is set to return to the Bulls on a five-year deal that should be worth the max. However, it looks like the 27-year-old wants to at least weigh up his options before officially committing to Chicago.

Here are some other free agency rumours:

  • James Harden and the Sixers intend to meet this weekend to negotiate his new deal, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). Harden declined his $47m+ player option for 2022/23 this week and reportedly intends to sign a new contract at a lower starting salary to help accommodate the team’s reported deals with P.J. Tucker and Daniel House.
  • Danilo Gallinarithe free agent decision could come down to the Bulls and Celtics as he considers his next team, according to Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer (Twitter link). Fischer suggests that Chicago is willing to offer most of its mid-level exceptions to non-taxpayers (about $8 million) while Boston will likely be limited to the MLE taxpayer ($6.5 million), but Gallinari may still prefer the C. The veteran forward was reportedly waived by San Antonio.
  • The Heat sent a delegation of employees Udonis Haslemholiday in Orlando to offer him a return to the team for a 20th season, according to The Associated Press’ Tim Reynolds and South Florida Sun Sentinel’s Ira Winderman (Twitter connections). Obviously, the Heat don’t expect to face significant competition for Haslem, but they want to show his “continued importance and value” to the organization, Reynolds says. Haslem is reportedly still pondering whether or not to continue his playing career.

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Ways To Save On Your Vacation – Home Of CW50 https://tvresortmarina.com/ways-to-save-on-your-vacation-home-of-cw50/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 02:13:14 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/ways-to-save-on-your-vacation-home-of-cw50/ Biden announces nearly $3 billion to address food shortagesLeaders of G7 countries are allocating up to $5 billion in funds to help tackle global food insecurity. 2 hours ago Whitmer asks Michigan Supreme Court to end ‘confusion’ over state abortion banMichigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is again urging the state Supreme Court to review her abortion […]]]>

Biden announces nearly $3 billion to address food shortagesLeaders of G7 countries are allocating up to $5 billion in funds to help tackle global food insecurity.

Whitmer asks Michigan Supreme Court to end ‘confusion’ over state abortion banMichigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is again urging the state Supreme Court to review her abortion rights lawsuit, citing confusion among county prosecutors and medical providers over the current state of abortion in the state.

The Council of Baptist Ministers of Detroit and Area Celebrates Year-Long “Take The Shot” InitiativeThe Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Steve Bland Jr., celebrates its year-long “Take the Shot” initiative, which aimed to increase the number of people receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in Detroit Metro.

City of Detroit offers COVID-19 vaccine appointments for children 6 months and olderAppointments for the COVID-19 vaccine will now be offered to children six months and older in Detroit, the city announced Tuesday.

Ways to save while on vacationThe costs of just about everything are rising, making it even more expensive to take the family on a summer vacation.

Tony Hawk stops in Detroit for Chandler Park skatepark grand openingThe city of Detroit celebrated the grand opening of the new Chandler Park Skatepark with the help of legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk.

Detroit Police Department to Hold Abandoned Vehicle Auctions Starting June 28The Detroit Police Department will auction off dozens of cars, trucks and motorcycles across the city.

Michigan gas prices were down 11 cents from last week ahead of July 4 weekendMichigan’s average gasoline price is trending lower, dropping 11 cents ahead of the July 4 weekend.

James and Jennifer Crumbley refused request to change venue for Oxford school shooting trialAn Oakland County judge is keeping James and Jennifer Crumbley’s lawsuit in the county. The couple have been charged with manslaughter in the fatal Oxford High School shooting, in which their son, Ethan Crumbley, is accused of being the shooter.

Ballot Initiative proposes to protect abortions in MichiganOrganizers have until July 11 to put the question on the ballot.

COVID-19 vaccines saved nearly 20 million lives in first year, study findsCOVID-19 vaccines saved 19.8 million lives in the first year they were available, according to a large-scale modeling study published Friday in The Lancet.

House passes first major federal gun safety legislation in decades, bill will go to Biden for signatureThe House on Friday passed a bipartisan gun violence bill that amounts to the first major federal gun safety legislation in decades.

Michigan Ballot Initiative aims to protect abortion rightsMichigan abortion rights activists are collecting signatures for a proposal to put abortion rights on the November ballot.

AG Nessel says abortions are still legal in MichiganMichigan’s attorney general says abortion protections are still in place in the state.

2022 Ford Fireworks on June 27: Here’s What You Need to KnowThe skies will once again be filled with vivid color for the 64th annual Ford Fireworks.

Local Filmmakers Bring Tinseltown to MotownLocal filmmakers sound Hollywood in Detroit and they find success with independent productions. Chedda Boys is the latest project directed by Kwende Ried.

Red Wings legends Vladimir Konstantinov and Darren McCarty kick off ‘Rally For Vlady’ in DetroitRed Wings legends Vladimir Konstantinov and Darren McCarty join the Brain Injury Association of Michigan to kick off the “Rally for Vlady” on Thursday, a rally held on behalf of 18,000 catastrophically injured Michiganders.

Michigan GOP lawmaker proposes bill with 10-year prison term for abortion providersA Michigan lawmaker is seeking to create criminal penalties for acts of abortion with a 10-year prison term and a $100,000 fine.

Crime Stoppers offer $2,500 reward for information after Willie Hawkins was pulled from burning car in DetroitPolice are seeking guidance as they search for a suspect linked to the death of Willie Hawkins on Detroit’s West Side. Hawkins was shot and killed on Saturday May 7.

Crime Stoppers offer $2,500 reward for information after Willie Hawkins was pulled from burning car in DetroitPolice are seeking guidance as they search for a suspect linked to the death of Willie Hawkins on Detroit’s West Side. Hawkins was shot and killed on Saturday May 7.

Ethan Crumbley trial in Oxford school shooting postponed until January 2023A judge on Thursday postponed until January a murder trial in the case of Ethan Crumbley, accused of killing four classmates and injuring others at Oxford High School.

General Motors delivers 150 electric pickup trucks to FedExGeneral Motors electric pickup subsidiary BrightDrop has delivered 150 pickup trucks to FedEx, the companies announced Tuesday.

Organization Helps Michigan Families Face Life-Changing ChallengesFinance life to save a life. This is the mission that Mark Howell undertakes after his own healing journey.

Detroit City Council again postpones vote on tax relief for Hudson projectThe Detroit City Council has postponed a vote on a $60 million tax break for the development of the Hudson site.

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What you need to know before booking this summer vacation home – Boston 25 News https://tvresortmarina.com/what-you-need-to-know-before-booking-this-summer-vacation-home-boston-25-news/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:58:32 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/what-you-need-to-know-before-booking-this-summer-vacation-home-boston-25-news/ “It was hell”: what you need to know before booking this summer vacation home A couple claims they lost thousands of dollars after renting a luxury vacation home due to its poor condition. Kim and Paul Walz thought they had found their dream vacation home in Cocoa Beach, Florida. “Had a nice view of the […]]]>

“It was hell”: what you need to know before booking this summer vacation home

A couple claims they lost thousands of dollars after renting a luxury vacation home due to its poor condition.

Kim and Paul Walz thought they had found their dream vacation home in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

“Had a nice view of the pool, ocean view,” said Paul Walz.

Walz said that was according to photos and rave reviews they found on Vrbo, a popular rent-by-owner website.

They paid $12,000 upfront for three months. They didn’t expect the nightmare they found behind the front door.

“I think, I paid for it, and that’s what I’m getting,” Walz said. He said there was a broken toilet, a leaking fridge, broken blinds, broken furniture, and they found an old paint can supporting one corner of the bed.

” A pot of paint. The slats had broken and this man thought the easiest solution was to use a paint can,” Walz said.

The couple claim that all attempts to clean and repair the house have failed as the landlord has not responded to them or Vrbo.

“They couldn’t contact the owner, so it was all put to bed,” Walz said.

The couple said they left a month early and lost $4,000.

“We thought it was going to be heaven, and it was hell,” Walz said.

For renters like Walz, those nightmares start online. Most vacation renters have not seen the property themselves and make reservations based solely on the photos and reviews they can see.

“We see this beautiful house in Florida, this house really seemed like a luxury house to us,” said Tim – who did not want to share his surname.

He and his wife rented from a property management company that manages homes for private owners in a central Florida resort community.

“It was kind of immediate, you see rips and stains on the furniture,” Tim said.

He claims the pool was not the one pictured online and the promised bassinet could not be found.

He said the unit had not been cleaned and they found a chicken bone on the floor.

Tim said that after complaining “no one called back for 24 hours”.

Both couples made their decisions after reading positive reviews online, but said they wouldn’t make that mistake again.

According to Walz, he and his wife wrote a review for the property listed by Vrbo, but the rental company never published it.

When asked about it, Vrbo said the Walzes waited a month to complain, so they weren’t eligible for rebooking, and their review violated company guidelines, so it wasn’t published. .

Consumer experts recommend looking closely at published reviews.

“Look at the dates of these exams. Are they evenly spaced? How many reviews are there? Is there some sort of repetition in these reviews that could be an edited copy-paste situation? said Holly Salmons of the Better Business Bureau.

Ask for the physical address of the property before making the reservation. Search multiple browsers for photos and reviews posted by real renters who have a true story to tell.

Consumers should critically examine photos on large screens, ask for shooting dates, and ask for references you can call.

According to consumer experts, the best defense is to discover the potential problem before you book and pay.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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Take your plants on summer vacation https://tvresortmarina.com/take-your-plants-on-summer-vacation/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 19:31:00 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/take-your-plants-on-summer-vacation/ Please don’t let record high gas prices keep you from taking your favorite or beleaguered houseplants on vacation this summer. Most flowering and leafy houseplants that we enjoy indoors will thrive with three months of fresh air and filtered daylight outside your home. And it’s safe to do so now. If it snows on the […]]]>

Please don’t let record high gas prices keep you from taking your favorite or beleaguered houseplants on vacation this summer.

Most flowering and leafy houseplants that we enjoy indoors will thrive with three months of fresh air and filtered daylight outside your home. And it’s safe to do so now.

If it snows on the 4th of July and they all freeze, well, I’m sorry!

This is also the perfect time to repot plants whose roots have started to scroll around and around the base of the pot. Most plants benefit from a larger container size than they currently do. Plant roots like it to be a bit snug inside and not have a lot of foreign soil that might interfere with moisture and nutrient uptake.


Above all, choose a location that receives filtered light for about six hours and is easy to monitor. Prefer a more shaded place than a noticeably brighter place.

Without getting into lux, lumen, spectrum and the like (Wikipedia can take you there), know that in almost all cases the light a houseplant receives outdoors is much higher in lumens. than inside your home – even inches from a sunlit window.

Telltale signs of too much light outdoors include bleaching of foliage, brown spots and general malaise.

Trust your judgment here – a healthy, perky plant looks good, healthy and happy to be alive.

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County commissioners vote to recognize vacation rentals in more locations https://tvresortmarina.com/county-commissioners-vote-to-recognize-vacation-rentals-in-more-locations/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 02:59:41 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/county-commissioners-vote-to-recognize-vacation-rentals-in-more-locations/ June 23—The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday approved an ordinance recognizing vacation rentals as permitted use in 16 areas in unincorporated areas. The ruling adds vacation rentals to the county’s development code, formally accepting a longtime business. The council voted unanimously to hold the second reading of the ordinance, although Commissioner Pamela Wev […]]]>

June 23—The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday approved an ordinance recognizing vacation rentals as permitted use in 16 areas in unincorporated areas.

The ruling adds vacation rentals to the county’s development code, formally accepting a longtime business.

The council voted unanimously to hold the second reading of the ordinance, although Commissioner Pamela Wev previously voted against holding the first reading.

Recently, Wev had been pushing for a tailored approach. His view is in line with a Planning Commission recommendation to ban vacation rentals in residential areas and allow them in commercial and multi-family residential areas – a decision which the Department of Assessment and County taxation, would wipe out half a million dollars in lodging taxes.

We changed our minds due to an amendment to the ordinance: commissioners asked county staff to devise a plan to explore capping the number of short-term rentals in certain areas. This plan should be presented to the commissioners in about five weeks.

“I think we owe all the people who have spent so many hours on this issue — I think we owe them a strong commitment to hitting that ceiling,” she said.

Opponents of the ordinance fear rentals of 30 days or less will continue to proliferate, displacing long-term residents and eroding neighborhood livability. Limiting the number of vacation rentals in an area could help preserve the residential character. In Cove Beach, the community that started the vacation rental conversation in 2019, rentals make up about a third of homes.

More than 170 vacation rentals operate in unincorporated areas of the county. Until Wednesday’s vote, their use was not mentioned in development code except in Arch Cape, where vacation rentals have been permitted since the early 2000s.

“What we’re doing is settling in law what was a question of fact long before any of us were here,” Commissioner Lianne Thompson, who lives in Cove Beach, said Wednesday.

The vote makes vacation rentals use outright — no public hearing or public notice required before the county issues a permit.

The ordinance also applies to Gearhart’s unincorporated urban growth boundary, an area not covered by that city’s vacation rental rules.

The vote to make vacation rentals an explicit use is the latest in a recent string of business-related commission decisions that have become a sore point in many coastal Oregon communities. Advertised on online platforms, the rentals offer scenic getaways and bring money back to homeowners and local economies. But neighborhoods experience them differently depending on density, ability to enforce rules and other factors.

Since last summer, as county staff and commissioners worked to resolve the issue, the county has been placed under a twice extended moratorium on vacation rental licenses. The freeze is due to expire at the end of August.

Clatsop County considers vacation rentals to be commercial activities alongside others — such as bed and breakfasts, RV parks, primitive campgrounds, kennels, and golf courses — permitted in residential areas.

The most vocal opponents live in the Cove Beach neighborhood, where several residents hoped the county would ban vacation rentals in residential areas and phase out existing ones when permits expire.

Some commissioners have warned that lawsuits could be filed against the county if the council votes to eliminate existing vacation rentals.

The idea of ​​limiting businesses came up repeatedly on Wednesday, as opponents of the order sought a compromise with a council whose majority had already decided to vote “yes”.

Thompson said she sees the wisdom in placing a cap on the number allowed in certain areas. This would require changing the operating standards for vacation rentals.

In April, commissioners updated operating standards for areas outside Arch Cape to take into account tenant behavior and other pressure points. Landlords must post a Good Neighbor flyer listing rules regarding things like quiet hours, littering, pets, fires, fireworks, parking, speed limits, and trespassing.

Commissioner John Toyooka said enforcement of these rules is the top concern that comes up in his dealings with residents.

Other more existential concerns were expressed during twenty public meetings. Karynn Fish, of Cove Beach, said on Wednesday she feared her family might one day be evicted so the property could be converted into a vacation rental.

“Your actions today will likely determine whether my family or any other family in the future will be able to rent our home for years to come,” Fish told the commissioners.

Commissioner Courtney Bangs, who represents the eastern part of the county, said she was not a fan of the negative impacts of tourism. It considers the question through the prism of property rights.

“Property rights mean a lot to me and to my constituents,” she said. “I can’t choose when property rights matter and when they don’t.”

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Trending Jon Snow’s Spin-off Series ‘Game of Thrones’ on Twitter https://tvresortmarina.com/trending-jon-snows-spin-off-series-game-of-thrones-on-twitter/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 22:07:00 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/trending-jon-snows-spin-off-series-game-of-thrones-on-twitter/ ‘Game of Thrones’ has frozen the Twitter contest on Variety‘s Trending TV chart for the week of June 13-19, climbing to the top spot with over 253,000 engagements on the social media platform. HBO’s fantasy drama, which wrapped its monumental eight-season run in 2019, surprisingly returned to the conversation not for its upcoming spin-off, ‘House […]]]>

‘Game of Thrones’ has frozen the Twitter contest on Variety‘s Trending TV chart for the week of June 13-19, climbing to the top spot with over 253,000 engagements on the social media platform.

HBO’s fantasy drama, which wrapped its monumental eight-season run in 2019, surprisingly returned to the conversation not for its upcoming spin-off, ‘House of the Dragon,’ but after news broke that Kit Harington is attached. to a Jon Snow spin-off series currently in development.

The potential show would take place after the events of the “Game of Thrones” finale, in which Jon and his werewolf Ghost took off with the Wildlings to the Haunted Forest to start a new life. The timeline means fans can expect cameos from other surviving fan-favorite characters, which added to the overall conversation.

The spinoff wasn’t the only reason the hit series returned to Twitter last week. In a new interview, ‘Thrones’ alum Maisie Williams admitted she was surprised when her character, Arya Stark, had sex with Gendry Baratheon (Joe Dempsie) in the final season, having always played the character assuming she was queer.

That was enough to usurp “Stranger Things” from the top spot for the first time in three weeks. Still, Upside Down players added 193,000 more engagements to the sci-fi series’ recent streak as viewers continued to catch up or re-watch the first part of Season 4. Speculation on the final two episodes, which is slated for release July 1 on Netflix, also contributed to the general conversation.

“Ms. Marvel’s engagement also declined among Twitter users, dropping more than 60% week-over-week to land in third place. Following its debut, the Disney+ series has recorded the lowest viewership of any MCU show on the streaming service, but fans continued to dissect the episodic plot points (as well as the show’s impressive soundtrack). , the program drew 128,000 engagements ahead of the third installment this week.

In fourth place, another consistent topper, “Heartbreaker,” continued to dominate Twitter. However, the focus has shifted from the show itself, which was renewed for second and third seasons at the end of May, and is now being used as a comparison to the new Netflix series “First Kill.”

Fans of the LGBT vampire drama are using the success of “Heartstopper” to push for a second season renewal after the June 10 drop.

Rounding out this week’s Top 5 is Amazon Prime Video’s entry “The Summer I Got Pretty,” based on Jenny Han’s trilogy of books. The coming-of-age drama debuted Friday with several key changes from the books. Taylor Swift’s soundtrack also helped engage fans online.

“The Summer I Turned Pretty” features a young girl named Belly (Lola Tung), who suddenly finds herself in the middle of a love triangle with two brothers, after growing up with them during the summers in a vacation home. Prime Video previously ordered a second season of the show before the nine-episode first season was released.

Elsewhere, “Euphoria” continued to spark conversations, coming in at No. 6 as HBO confirmed its Emmy submissions. Star Sydney Sweeney also opened up in an interview with Christina Ricci to Variety “Actors on Actors” last week, fueling even more discussion.

“Love, Victor” debuted on the Trending TV chart with nearly 40,000 engagements after the finale on Hulu/Disney+. The show ended Wednesday after three seasons, bringing to a close the LGBT-centric story of a high school student adjusting to life in a new town and school. Many fans have spoken out about the creative decisions behind the final season, taking to Twitter to vent their frustration.

“The Flash,” which aired its last regular episode of Season 8 before the two-part season finale on Wednesday, also returned to this week’s rankings, in eighth place, with 36,000 engagements. Rounding out this week’s Top 10 were “Hacks” after a third-season renewal and Starz’s “Outlander.”

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Moments of pure joy as summer vacation is here https://tvresortmarina.com/moments-of-pure-joy-as-summer-vacation-is-here/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 14:01:47 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/moments-of-pure-joy-as-summer-vacation-is-here/ By SUSAN DROMEY HEETER, Joyful Reflections There are moments of joy so pure they should be wrapped, tanned, tweeted, placed in a time capsule. And thankfully, every year for decades, I’ve had this moment of such pure joy, I stop and not only happily reflect, I exhale, I feel like I’m eight, I literally jump […]]]>

By SUSAN DROMEY HEETER, Joyful Reflections

There are moments of joy so pure they should be wrapped, tanned, tweeted, placed in a time capsule. And thankfully, every year for decades, I’ve had this moment of such pure joy, I stop and not only happily reflect, I exhale, I feel like I’m eight, I literally jump from happiness so glorious that I cry. And that, dear Joyful Musers, is the first day of summer vacation.

I’ve been teaching for a very long time, celebrating years of scholarship so wonderful – or so horrible – it’s always amazing to come to the end. But, let me be clear, this is a misnomer, a complete misunderstanding, educators are “paid” during the summer. They usually have their paychecks split equally over a twelve month period.

We don’t have the “off” summer, instead we can choose to work, we can choose to take classes, engage in professional development, teach summer school. We can choose to just unpack. And after a few years of face-to-face/remote/hidden/hidden/hi, I have Covid can you send me work to do at home/I have Covid my classes are on Google Classroom, that’s a lot. We might just want to spend some time listening to New Hampshire Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut belittle and destroy public schools. He is to education what Trump is to the Electoral College.

I’ll sip another tea and happily reflect on the summer ahead, the possibilities to recharge, swim, walk and work during my 1000 hours outdoors. I’m going to be traveling and spending a month in Ipswich – just an hour from Dover but a place I suspect I’ll be feasting on clams, swimming and surfing and celebrating carefree days of a gunman coming to murder my students with his AK47, a weapon he can get easier than I can get Sudafed.

It’s been a few years, dear musers, and if you are an educator or live with one, think joyfully of those who continue to believe in the power to learn, to educate, to get young minds to question, to believe , learn, prepare. Enjoy your summer, I happily think you will.

Susan Dromey Heeter is a writer from Dover who recently let her hair go natural white. Writing has been his passion since his years majoring in English at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dromey Heeter has lived in the Netherlands, Alaska, and currently basks in all things New England, including freezing winters. An avid swimmer, Dromey Heeter’s great passion is bringing back body surfing because most kids have no idea how to ride the waves without ridiculous boogie boards.

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Chargers’ Herbert on working holiday until training camp https://tvresortmarina.com/chargers-herbert-on-working-holiday-until-training-camp/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 00:02:02 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/chargers-herbert-on-working-holiday-until-training-camp/ Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert, center, and teammates watch Austin Ekeler, foreground, run for a pass during practice at the NFL Football Team’s Training Center on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, in Costa Mesa, Calif. (AP Photo/ Jae C. Hong) Jae C. Hong PA COSTA MESA, Calif. Justin Herbert’s summer vacation began Wednesday afternoon when […]]]>

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert, center, and teammates watch Austin Ekeler, foreground, run for a pass during practice at the NFL Football Team's Training Center on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, in Costa Mesa, Calif. (AP Photo/ Jae C. Hong)

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert, center, and teammates watch Austin Ekeler, foreground, run for a pass during practice at the NFL Football Team’s Training Center on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, in Costa Mesa, Calif. (AP Photo/ Jae C. Hong)

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Justin Herbert’s summer vacation began Wednesday afternoon when the Los Angeles Chargers ended their offseason schedule.

Even though the Chargers have the next six weeks off before reporting to training camp, Herbert will use that time as a working vacation.

“I think what’s great about football for me is that I need football. I love waking up and going to work and lifting, running, throwing and watching movies,” Herbert said. I think too much free time can sometimes be a burden for me, so I always look forward to things to do.

“I feel bored sometimes without football. Saturdays and Sundays are nice, but at the same time I prefer to play and have something to do because I hate hanging out at home and not doing or accomplishing anything.

While the defense has spent the past two months acclimating new players, Herbert and the offense haven’t had as many challenges. First-round pick Zion Johnson was the unit’s biggest addition this offseason, as he is expected to start at right guard in the season opener Sept. 11 against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Herbert — who threw for 5,014 yards and 38 touchdowns en route to the Pro Bowl last season — said the biggest benefit of offseason practices was being able to drill in seven-on-seven situations, which they didn’t get a chance to make it last year due to COVID-19 restrictions and trying to learn a new offense.

“We discussed many topics. I feel like we’re miles ahead of where we were last year at this point. So it’s up to us to keep improving,” Herbert said.

The fact that the focus was almost entirely on football was perfect for coach Brandon Staley.

After making headlines with their March signings in free agency, the Chargers were mostly under the radar during their offseason program.

It’s great for Staley and company as they hope to grab everyone’s attention late in the season as they try to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2018 after going 9- 8 last season.

Staley was not only pleased with the perfect turnout over the past two days, but also that nearly all of his notable players had been at the resort for at least the past three weeks, with most having been there since the program began on April 18.

“They have the toughest job in the organization. They have the most at stake, so I want our players to always have that energy to come to work and be excited to compete,” Staley said. “We brought in a group of guys who really love to play the ball and love to do all the difficult aspects of football. It was exciting to join this group, that’s for sure.

Linebacker Joey Bosa, who usually didn’t show up until after the mandatory minicamp, was on hand for most of the team’s practices over the past three weeks.

For a defense that added linebackers Khail Mack and Kyle Van Noy, cornerback JC Jackson and defensive linemen Sebastian Joseph-Day, Austin Johnson and Morgan Fox, Bosa felt the need to show up earlier than d ‘habit.

“I was a bit hesitant, but being here it’s great to be with everyone,” Bosa said. “It’s just hard when you’re in a routine across the country to throw yourself out of that and do that flight, but it’s been a great two weeks. Definitely for years to come I’m going to get through this. here a week or two earlier because it’s a good acclimatization period, that’s for sure.”

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City takes legal action against vacation rental owners https://tvresortmarina.com/city-takes-legal-action-against-vacation-rental-owners/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 16:19:40 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/city-takes-legal-action-against-vacation-rental-owners/ This vacation rental home located at 313 Magnolia Ave. is now the subject of a lawsuit related to a noise complaint. -Joe Hendricks | Sun ANNA MARIA — The City of Anna Maria has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a vacation rental home whose guests received five noise ordinance violation citations over a […]]]>

This vacation rental home located at 313 Magnolia Ave. is now the subject of a lawsuit related to a noise complaint. -Joe Hendricks | Sun

ANNA MARIA — The City of Anna Maria has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a vacation rental home whose guests received five noise ordinance violation citations over a nine-month period.

The vacation rental at 313 Magnolia Ave. is managed by Vacasa and is owned by Orlando-based Mangoes on Magnolia LLC, which lists Mukesh Patel and three others with the same last name as directors of the LLC.

The noise violations documented from June 2021 through March 2022 are in violation of city code, according to the lawsuit.

At a code enforcement hearing on May 18, Special Magistrate Jerry Buhr ruled the vacation rental was a public nuisance. On May 26, the City Commission authorized City Attorney Becky Vose to file a lawsuit seeking a one-year suspension of the LLC’s city-issued vacation rental license.

“The lawsuit was filed yesterday,” Mayor Dan Murphy said at the June 9 City Commission meeting. “They have already appointed a judge for our case and we are moving forward. We’re going to court to get an injunction — to get a one-year suspension of its ability to rent as a vacation rental. So fasten your seat belts. »

City takes legal action against vacation rental owners

The case was assigned to Judge Edward Nicholas. –Joe Hendricks | SunJudge Edward Nicholas was assigned to the case. In 2019, Nicholas ruled in favor of the City of Bradenton Beach in a Sunshine Law lawsuit the city brought against six former members of the city’s advisory board. He then ordered three of the defendants to pay the city $369,498 as partial reimbursement for attorney fees incurred by the city in winning that case.

Prosecution complaint

The lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court for the 12th Judicial Circuit of Manatee County on June 8, naming Mangoes on Magnolia LLC as a defendant.

The city is asking a court to rule that the rental property is a public nuisance and therefore can be banned from operating as a vacation rental for a year.

According to the complaint, “This is an injunctive action, seeking to have the vacation rental property located at 313 Magnolia Avenue judicially declared a public nuisance due to five gross noise violations in the short period of nine months, and to close these public nuisances as short-term rentals for a period of one year. Such action is necessary to protect the public health, safety and well-being of citizens and visitors to the city of ‘Anna Maria.

The complaint cites the city’s code regarding multiple noise violations: “Three or more violations occurring on the same premises within a rolling 12-month period shall be considered prima facie evidence that the premises are a public nuisance. and may be temporarily and/or permanently prohibited. .”

According to the complaint, “the mere imposition of fines through the normal code enforcement process is not a sufficient mechanism to enforce compliance with the Anna Maria Code of Ordinances, and the City of Anna Maria has no reasonable expectation that it can reduce the violation on the subject property now and in the future to prevent further violations that have a significant negative impact on the quality of life of affected residences near the subject property.

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Like many Americans, Anne Minteer is vacationing longer than ever these days. She has some catching up to do as travel resumes after the pandemic.

But when she recently traveled to New York to visit her daughter, Minteer skipped a hotel in favor of a short-term stay in an apartment.

A friend recommended me blue background, a company with a network of furnished apartments in 25 cities around the world. She quickly found an apartment in Manhattan that saved her thousands of dollars.

Americans like Minteer are taking longer vacations than they have in generations. The trend started in 2021 when travelers started extending vacation time in response to pandemic shutdowns.

It has now become one of the biggest travel trends in the United States in 2022.

  • The last Amex Travel 2022 Global Travel Trends Report found that 55% of US travelers say they are willing to take longer trips in 2022 since they can work remotely throughout the year.
  • Home exchanges of two weeks or more – the definition of an extended stay – jumped 13% between January and May compared to the same period in 2021, according to the site Home exchange. That’s on top of a 133% increase from 2020. “Exchanges longer than two weeks are on an upward trend globally,” says HomeExchange spokeswoman Jessica Poillucci.
  • Hostawaya vacation rental management platform, says trips over 28 days have increased by 106% since 2019.

But where are the travelers going? Newer options range from serviced apartments like Blueground to hotels and traditional vacation rentals. But it pays to know a thing or two about the extended-stay accommodation industry before you book.

Extended stays are a major consumer travel trend this year

So what is driving this trend?

Travelers say they are making up for lost time in 2020 and 2021 when they weren’t able to travel. But the pandemic has pivoted much of America’s workforce to working from home. And it freed millions of American workers, who were free to pursue a digital nomad lifestyle.

“The increase in workcations has driven travelers to alternative lodging options,” says Dimitris Chatzieleftheriou, Blueground’s general manager for New York. “In the US specifically, Blueground customers were initially booking for less time during the height of the pandemic, but the rate of extension doubled as they wanted to continue living a flexible lifestyle.”

Hotels don’t always match this new travel trend. This is because they are for short term guests. But that hasn’t stopped travelers from trying.

Consider the economics of visiting Minteer in New York. Hotels were $500 a night and had no kitchens available. The Blueground rental, which cost $300 per night, came with a full kitchen and living room.

“We booked an initial six-week stay in a Blueground apartment in Chelsea, a neighborhood in southwest Manhattan,” says Minteer, a retired attorney.

Minteer says she has had such a positive experience that she is booking another Blueground rental in New York later this year.

Travelers looking to stay longer turn to aparthotels

Some companies try to give extended stay customers the best of both worlds. This is the idea behind Rentyl Resorts. It offers the privacy of a vacation home with the benefits of a hotel. Rentyl offers a selection of branded residential complexes such as Margaritaville Resort Orlando and Rum Point Club Residences in the Cayman Islands. Rates are generally about the same as a full-service hotel, but you also get the amenities of a vacation home. It’s also a more seamless experience, says Nick Falcone, CEO of Rentyl.

“There’s no janky guy who lets you into his house,” he adds. “No awkward interactions or hiccups with owners.”

Hotel residences cater to these new travelers with preferential rates. For example, the Latitude Aparthotel in Cape Town, South Africa, launched a new business travel package called “rise and prosper”. It offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom oceanfront accommodations with full kitchens, living rooms, coworking spaces, and breakfast and dinner included. Digital nomads from the United States can stay in South Africa for up to three months without a visa.

ROOST Apartment Hotel, another brand that bridges the boutique hotel experience with apartment living, is doubling its portfolio with new locations in three US cities. The company, operated by Co methodjust opened a new ROOST Cleveland location. Later this month, he will cut the ribbon at a property in Tampa. And he has plans for locations in Detroit and Charleston.

ROOST Tampa pushes the boundaries of apartment living. It will unveil a new co-housing unit – a category of shared accommodation for travellers. The property will also include a 30,000 square foot floor of amenities, including a large pool deck with cabanas, an outdoor bar and grill, and a movie screening room.

Timeshare is also experiencing a trend towards longer vacations

Even timeshare, traditionally the domain of short-term leisure travellers, has been affected by this trend.

Travel + Leisure Co., which operates the world’s largest vacation ownership company, Wyndham Destinationsrecorded a 10% increase in length of stay at its resorts.

Wyndham properties are ideal for a longer stay. Its 245 timeshare properties include multi-bedroom suites with full-service kitchens and separate living areas. I’ve spoken with Wyndham property managers, who say some guests live full-time in their timeshare.

This summer, many Wyndham properties are booked. “Properties near national parks are growing in popularity,” notes Michael Brown, CEO of Travel + Leisure Co.

Vacation rentals are modernizing for long-term travelers

Travelers with extended itineraries are also turning to vacation rentals. Jury, a vacation rental app launched in 2019, saw $1.3 million in booking revenue last month, a 98% increase from the same period a year ago, according to CEO Luca Zambello . It now lists over 1,000 units in the United States and is also experiencing strong growth in international markets.

Competition for long-term tenants is fierce. onefinestay, a luxury rental company, offers discounts for long-term stays. They range from 10% off for stays of 30-59 nights to 25% off for stays longer than 90 days.

“The trend towards longer stays has accelerated,” says Dan Driscoll, co-founder of Shop, a network of luxury vacation rentals. “We definitely see this trend continuing in Boutiq’s portfolio of high-end vacation rental properties.”

The trend continues during the quieter months of the year, when vacationers typically stay home. But Driscoll also says there’s a lot of competition with other hosting options.

“To win these bookings, we’ve made sure our homes have high-speed internet access and dedicated workspaces so our guests can seamlessly integrate their vacations with work and school duties,” he said. -he declares.

Boutiq’s portfolio is mainly made up of large single-family vacation homes. Thus, his homes are intended as gathering places for families and friends, with discreet and functional places to work comfortably and efficiently when necessary.

“And who doesn’t want to sit on a porch looking at the mountains or the beach while working?” he adds. “It sure is better than a cabin.”

Even hotels are joining the extended-stay trend

Hotels are trying to be part of this consumer travel trend. For instance, Hotels in Element, Marriott’s extended-stay brand, offers a “Studio Commons” room concept aimed at guests staying longer. It mixes a hotel room with a home rental by connecting four private rooms with a shared kitchen and living room.

Hotels are encouraging guests to stay longer in other ways. IHG offers IHG One Rewards members a Stay longer and save up to 15% off each time they book three or more nights in the United States

The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa, which already offers condo-style rooms with full kitchens, washers and dryers, just introduced a Stay Longer rate and save up to 20% on stays of four nights or more. (Available now through September 5; rates start at $550 a night.)

Tips for your next extended stay

Experts say there are so many choices, it can be difficult to find the right accommodation for an extended stay.

Here are their tips:

Find the right site for your stay. After checking Airbnb, Booking.com, Vrbo and Agoda (in Asia), try to specialize in the type of accommodation you want. Chris Cerra, founder of RemoteBasea newsletter for remote workers, suggests checking out sites like probe, specializing in serviced apartments. If you prefer a co-living space, tick Collective and Selina. And don’t forget booking platforms for digital nomads like flatio and Nomadic stays.

Read the terms carefully. Some vacation rental companies will require you to sign a lengthy contract. Other rentals require a monthly subscription. Still others charge cleaning fees or take large security deposits. When it comes to extended stays, there are no industry standards — at least not yet. So check the documents before making a booking decision.

Ask about amenities. For example, onefinestay’s standard amenities list includes weekly professional housekeeping, Wi-Fi, 24/7 local support, complimentary toiletries, and a welcome pack with tea and coffee. Other extended-stay properties will stock your fridge with groceries or include happy hour drinks or breakfast. Again, there’s no industry standard for amenities, so you have to ask.

Extended stays are one of the biggest travel trends in the United States in 2022. If you think a longer vacation is in your future, familiarize yourself with all the options. And don’t forget to read your contract.

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