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.




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On October - 14 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Rainy Day in Myrtle BeachIf you’re looking for a getaway that you’ll never forget, a north Myrtle Beach vacation might be exactly what you want. While the weather is usually beautiful in Myrtle Beach, no location is going to be without its rainy days. Even so, there are still many things you can do, and you might have so much fun, you won’t care about the rain at all.

See a Show

Myrtle Beach certainly isn’t short on entertainment, and on rainy days, be sure to check out the Atlantic Stage to see what’s playing. During the beginning of November, you’ll catch the local rendition of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Laugh Yourself Silly

Everyone loves to laugh, and when you pair comedy with the practice of hypnosis, the result is nothing short of a great time. Be sure to check out the Big Laughs Theater for the Wild 4 Hypnosis Comedy Show.

Brush Up on Your Moves

How long has it been since you’ve upped your game when it comes to the dance floor? Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to do exactly that. You can take advantage of professional instruction at By the Sea Dance Studio. It’s great fun whether you want to improve your Foxtrot, or you’re interested in something just a little more cutting edge.

If you still haven’t made your reservations for your Myrtle Beach vacation, what are you waiting for? Contact us today!




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On October - 13 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

myrtlebeachboardwalkWhile summer is certainly the high point of the vacation season in Myrtle Beach, not all of the 14 million people who visit the area arrive at that time. For those willing to endure the slightly cooler weather of autumn the average temperature during the day is in the mid 70′s with slightly cooler evenings there is still plenty of fun to be had in this beautiful vacation spot. For example:

Walking the Boardwalk

Recognized by both Travel and Leisure magazine and National geographic as one of the best boardwalks in the country, The Myrtle beach Boardwalk is open year round with hundreds of shops, rides and other attractions.

Hiking & Biking

Myrtle Beach is extremely bike-friendly. You can visit the Grand Strand by bike or head off and explore the 26-mile path at Huntington Beach State park with its magnificent forests, lagoons and the Atalaya Castle.

Horseback Riding

Whether you ride along the shore on private beaches or take to the trails in the surrounding countryside, there is plenty of opportunity to bone up on your riding no matter what your skill level.

Myrtle Beach also enjoys an exciting nightlife all year round. In short, there is plenty to do anytime of the day or night at any time of the year. For more information on this and other topics of interest on your North Myrtle Beach Vacation, please contact us at iTrip.net.




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On October - 9 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

shrimpThough Myrtle Beach is justifiably proud of its reputation as one of the finest seashore vacation spots in the nation, it has gone out of its way to also develop a serious addiction to fine dining. Locals may not always tell you where the best spots are – hoping to keep them to themselves – but we have no such compunctions. Here are two great dining spots to visit when you take your North Myrtle Beach vacation:

Villa TuscanaIf a healthy taste of Italian cuisine is what you are after, look no further than this family owned restaurant located in the downtown area. Villa Tuscana serves a varied menu but, as its name implies, concentrates on the cuisine of central Italy. Our favorites include Zuppa di Cozze, Penne Gorgonzola and the Chicken Veneziana.

SeaBlue As renowned for its wine list as for its stellar selection of seafood, SeaBlue is as close as you can get to the South Beach experience without actually making the trip. Regardless of what wine you choose, do not miss the local oysters on the half shell with the blackberry-basil mignonette or the SeaBlue’s Famous U-10 Shrimp & Grits – only available in South Carolina.

For more information on these two superb restaurants and other great places to dine while on your North Myrtle Beach vacation, please contact us at iTrip.net.




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On October - 8 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

seashellsA relaxing walk along the beach is enough for a young couple or even for one that has been together for decades. Others, however, feel that they have to accomplish something while they walk. For these latter people – especially those with school age children – we suggest a little sea shell collecting. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Start with What You Like – Every person wants to find a particularly special shell but if it is your first time out, just collect the ones you like. Your initial collection will grow quickly and you will grow a bit more discerning as you go along.

Pay Attention to the Tide – If only for safety’s sake, you should understand how the tide moves in and out wherever you are. From a collecting standpoint, the further out from shore that you can collect, the better your chances of finding a truly spectacular shell.

Learn Your Shells – Eventually you will want to expand your knowledge of shelling. There are plenty of inexpensive eBooks available that describe the shells of any beach in the country. Believe it or not, some knowledge of what you are collecting will enhance the whole experience.

For more information on this and other topics of interest on your North Myrtle Beach Vacation, please contact us at iTrip.net.




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On October - 7 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

jetskiThe beaches of North Myrtle Beach are renowned for their sand and sun but those who crave a little more action usually like to get out into the surf of the Atlantic Ocean as soon as possible. Here are just three suggestions for great water sports that everyone will enjoy:

Jet Skiing – Thegranddaddy of all motorized water sports, jet skis offer thrills for everyone from first-timers to seasoned pros. If you’re a little unsure of your balance, take a sit-down model that can hold two and just cruise the water front. The solo version offers far more exercise and excitement but takes a little more skill to ride.

Windsurfing – Riding one of these boards is not really as hard as it looks but it does take some practice. Most people can be fairly steady on the board after a single day of lessons.

Parasailing – For those who love the thrill but not the physical exertion of sports, parasailing offers an excellent compromise. Just strap into the seat, jump off the pier at the right time and let the boat and the sail do the rest. The view is magnificent on the way up and on the way down.

For more information on these and other great things to do while on your North Myrtle Beach vacation, please contact us at iTrip.net.