Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On October - 30 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

myrtlebeachboardwalkThere’s really nothing in the world like a north Myrtle Beach vacation if you’re looking for a spot to relax that’s close to home. Perhaps you’re wondering what the best time is to visit Myrtle Beach so you can be sure to take advantage of the beautiful weather. We took the liberty of checking into the temperatures in the winter and early spring months to help you make the right choice for you.

December 2014

Even during the cold winter months, you’re likely to encounter warmer temperatures than you would expect in South Carolina. You can look forward to temps in the 50s and 60s during the month of December, which makes it the perfect weather for activities like the Nights of a Thousand Candles event or the Rivertown Christmas Celebration.

March 2015

At the beginning of March, you’ll enjoy temperatures in the 70s, so there’s no need to wait until later in the season to visit Myrtle Beach. In fact, you can enjoy the warm weather right along with the locals at the Sixth Annual Taste of the Coast at Barefoot Landing event on March 1. You can also enjoy a local Dance Party, hosted by By the Sea Ballroom and Latin Dance Studio all season long!

No matter what time of year you visit Myrtle Beach, there’s always something fun going on. If you need to make your reservations, please contact us today!




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On October - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

shutterstock_22672369Heading to Sun Valley to see what ski lovers and famous artists adore about this premier resort town? Start shopping for ski gear and get in touch with the Sun Valley Visitor Center before you go, or as soon as you arrive!

The Visitor Center—which itself features gorgeous mid-century architecture and shouldn’t be missed—offers Sun Valley tourists and locals a convenient source for information about getting around the area and enjoying your stay.

Start things off at the Visitors Center for helpful information:

  • Upcoming special events
  • Local transportation around Ketchum and Sun Valley
  • Recreation activities
  • Skiing advice to make sure you have all the equipment you need for the right time of year
  • Advice for getting the most out of your vacation in Sun Valley

The city’s Visitor Center connects you with information about all the great shopping and dining in Sun Valley, and can help you plan your trip around major events like film festivals, concerts, symphonies, and the wonderful skiing season that lasts much of the year.

Learn from the locals and you’ll enjoy your Sun Valley vacation even more. If this is your first trip to Sun Valley, or you’ve been going there for years, you can always find out about the latest events and current news directly from the local experts.

For help finding the perfect lodge rental in Sun Valley, talk to iTrip.net today.




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On October - 28 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

sunvalleySun Valley, Idaho conjures up images of beautiful ski slopes and celebrity sightings at the lodges, but there’s a lot more to this historic, irresistible resort town!

Here are 3 fun facts about Sun Valley:

What’s Up with the Name?

Think it sounds funny that a skiing town is named Sun Valley? The name was actually given to the town by a New York PR man in the 1930s, but it fits like a glove. Sun Valley basks in sunshine most of half the year—over 250 days.

Enjoy the snow on the slopes, and enjoy an amazingly comfy climate in the valley!

Feels Like You’re On the Moon?

When astronaut Jim Irwin set foot on the moon during the Apollo 15 mission in 1971, he remarked at the time that the surface felt like he was on Sun Valley!

Of course, most of us will never visit the moon… so why not ski Sun Valley to know what it’s like?

Lucy Loved Sun Valley

Legendary comedienne Lucille Ball considered Sun Valley among her favorite vacation spots. So much so, in fact, that she brought the cast from “I Love Lucy” to film a comedy special at Bald Mountain in 1958.

Ball was one of many Hollywood stars who not only vacationed there but brought work with them—and filming continues frequently today.

Book accommodations with iTrip.net and discover the real Sun Valley experience for yourself!




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On October - 27 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Image of: ski resort in Colorado.Home to artists and celebrities since the 1930s, Sun Valley features a year-round arts community that brings a unique and cultured vibe to the resort town.

In the skiing town where Ernest Hemingway lived and worked for more than twenty years and countless Hollywood actors have made their favorite vacation spot, today you can find an active arts scene from museums and galleries to live events featuring literature, film, and more.

Art lovers can relax during a Sun Valley vacation with downtime away from the slopes. Some of the ongoing arts events include:

  • Theatrical performances of plays, ballet, and more from several local theater houses
  • Live music at the Sun Valley Pavilion featuring the free Summer Symphony and major touring acts
  • Literary readings and lectures at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts
  • Museums and more than 20 art galleries, with everything from traditional to post-modern masterpieces
  • Movie screenings at the charming local theaters, plus sightseeing of famous filming locations
  • Historical tours of artistic significance, such as the room where Hemingway completed For Whom the Bell Tolls

When you’re planning a Sun Valley vacation, be sure to check out the calendars of local arts venues for upcoming events! In all seasons, this artistic community supports incredible events and showcases for every artistic pursuit.

Check out available listings in Sun Valley to book a room for an upcoming getaway!




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On October - 23 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

myrtlebeachboardwalkMyrtle Beach is definitely a paradise for beach lovers with more than 60 miles of glittering golden sand, sparkling azure waters and glorious warm sunshine. This would explain why north Myrtle Beach vacations are always top on holiday makers’ list.

If you intend enjoying a Myrtle Beach vacation, we at iTrip.net feel there are two places that families should make it a point to enjoy.

Brookgreen-Gardens

Located between Murrell’s Inlet and Pawley’s Island, Brookgreen Gardens is the perfect addition to memorable north Myrtle Beach vacations. The Gardens are designated National-Historic-Landmark and have one of the most amazing displays of figurative-sculptures you will ever see. In addition, the wildlife and domestic farm animals are a treat for children who are able to see them in their natural habitat.

Brookgreen-Gardens is the only zoo along coastal Carolina to have earned accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. You can take a guided tour of the Gardens to get mesmerized by the beautiful flowers, birds and animals and also enjoy the awe-inspiring archeological sites.

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North Myrtle Beach vacations can turn into cherished family vacations if you just take your kids to this laughter-filled amusement park. Spend time on a 100-foot Ferris wheel and wooden rollercoaster, or you can take in the water flumes and slides at the water park.




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On October - 22 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Sun Valley Idaho VacationYou’re planning a trip to Sun Valley and getting everything in order from booking lodgings at Idaho vacation rentals to setting up an itinerary. While vacationing, you plan to take in the sights, enjoy the attractions, and sample the many entertaining activities the valley has to offer.

Annual Events and Festivals

If you travel to Sun Valley while scheduled annual activities are taking place, take the time to visit arts and crafts festivals, local fairs, food festivals, holiday events, or any entertainment where souvenirs are part of the day.

Whether it’s a bag of freshly made candy, paintings from local artists, hand-crafted items, or local antique shops with Sun Valley memorabilia, there are plenty of opportunities to pick up a special souvenir.

Seasonal Vacations

Fall is the time for hiking, enjoying the outdoors and watching the rainbow of brilliant colors as the leaves change during the cool season. This is one of the best times for picture taking on your own or picking up area postcards as souvenirs.

Winter is the season to enjoy the pristine beauty of snow-covered slopes. Whether you prefer downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, or snowboarding, snapping pictures or video of the winter wonderland as friends and family make their way down from the from mountaintop is a treasured souvenir.

Spring and summer offers a cornucopia of souvenir options such as picking up to Sun Valley t-shirts, hats, logo wear and professional photography.




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On October - 21 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Myrtle Beach Mini GolfMyrtle Beach is world-renowned for its professionally designed golf courses. With courses by legends like Mike Strantz, Greg Norman, and Tom Fazio, Myrtle Beach is often referred to as the supermarket of golf. It offers something for everyone. In addition to traditional courses costing up to $200 per person, there is an abundance of fun mini golf courses that provide good-natured competition for everyone.

Hawaiian Village Miniature Golf

Location of  the US ProMiniGolf Crocodile Rocks Masters, October 16-18, 2014, Hawaiian Village Golf is located in North Myrtle Beach along with its sister course, Hawaiian Rumble. Both feature a Hawaiian theme with erupting volcano. They are both official US ProMiniGolf courses and Hawaiian Rumble has been rated #1 in world by Golf Magazine. Open 9:00 am – 12:00 am, call 843.458.2585 for more information.

Mayday Golf

Voted Travel Channel’s “Best Survival Course,” Mayday has a tropical island theme and 18 challenging holes that carry you over Mayday Mountain and under the wings of the famous Big Yellow Airplane. Prices are $9.00 for adults and $8.00 for kids age 4 to 12. Adults can play all day for $12.00 and the all-day price for children is $11.00.

To ensure your lodging is as enjoyable as your mini golf outing, book your accommodations at iTrip.net. We offer you the very best selection of condos, houses, and bungalows in the area and our Worry-Free Guarantee.




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On October - 20 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

myrtlebeachscDrawing more than 14 million visitors from around the world each year, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is located in Horry County and is one of the state’s most popular tourist destinations. The Grand Strand stretches from Georgetown 60 miles up to Little River. Known for water parks, motorcycle rallies, and its ban on thong bikinis, there is a lot more to Myrtle Beach than just hotels and high-priced tourist attractions.

Prior to being settled by Europeans, the area was occupied by Waccamaw Indians. The Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge is located in Georgetown, Horry, and part of Marion Counties. It covers almost 27,000 acres and includes the Cox Ferry Lake Recreation Area.

When the Conway & Seashore Railroad was being constructed back in 1899, railroad workers would come to the beach to rest and relax. They called it “New Town.” Conway, SC was referred to as “Old Town.”

It got the name Myrtle Beach in 1900 due to the large number of wax myrtle bushes located in the area. It has been so named ever since and became a town in 1938. It was officially recognized as a city in 1957.

Whether you are looking for an educational trip for the entire family or a golf outing at some of the beautiful courses nearby, you will find the best lodging and prices at iTrip.net.




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On October - 16 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Myrtle BeachAlready daydreaming about warm weather and taking an amazing spring break vacation? Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has 60 miles of beach, water parks, great restaurants, and affordable lodging near all the events and attractions. The next time your mind drifts to fun in the sun, do some advanced planning. It will save you money and ensure you make the most of your vacation.

The Sky Wheel: Opened in 2011, this 187-foot tall Ferris wheel is the second-highest in North America. There are no restrictions on age or height and kids under 2 ride for free. For the cost of a ticket, you get three full revolutions, amazing views of the strand, and fun for the whole family. It last between 8 and 10 minutes. Discounts are available for seniors, kids under 11, and military personnel.

Fort Sumter: With the heavy commercialization of Myrtle Beach, it is easy to overlook the significant historical sites nearby. Make a point to visit the museums and historical sites that commemorate the sacrifices of early Americans. Make a day of it. There is a lot to see and great prices on lodging nearby.

Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge: Comprising almost 27,000 acres and the new Cox Ferry Lake Recreation Area, This refuge protects and manages the diverse habitat of the coastal ecosystem.

To find great rates on condos, bungalows, RV sites, and other accommodations, make your reservations at iTrip.net.




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On October - 15 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

snowyweatherWith cycling trails, hiking trails, areas for horseback riding, and the Big Wood River for fishing, what more does Sun Valley, Idaho need? If all of that is not enough for you, Sun Valley also has some of the best snow skiing conditions that can be found anywhere in the world.

Bald Mountain

Mt. Bald (Baldy) has an elevation of 9,150 feet, three day lodges, a restaurant that is open summer and winter providing visitors with both casual and 5-star dining, and annual snow fall of about 220 inches. The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts winter temperatures will be higher than usual resulting in below average snowfall. You can view current weather conditions, a six-day forecast, and live webcams of snow conditions at snowforecast.com. Baldy 2,054 skiable acres with 75 runs and 14 separate lifts.

Dollar Mountain

Located across the street from Sun Valley City Hall, Dollar Mountain has an elevation of 6.638 feet, four lifts, and annual snowfall of about 200 inches. While Baldy draws the more serious and experienced skiers, Dollar Mountain is accommodating and enjoyable to novices of all ages. It has a day lodge and snowmaking capabilities, should there be any periods of low accumulation.

While you may not be able to predict the weather, you do know where to find the best rental accommodations for your stay. Make your reservations on iTrip.net and learn about our Worry-Free Guarantee.