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An accidental backcountry lesson

My entire life I’ve been an inbounds skier, but always wanted to get into the backcountry.  Growing up I’ve watched all kinds of ski movies from Warren Miller to Teton Gravity Research to big screen documentaries like First Descent.  Backcountry is a term commonly used for anything “out-of-bounds” from the ski resort.  I’ve always been interested in do [...]

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Skiing with Tots

Spring Break is upon us, so many families will be headed to the ski slopes this month.  We thought this was good information to take with you. – FRBO This post contains references to products from one or more of our or our guest bloggers advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. This guest blog comes from www.ViaPerspective.com IG: [...]

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Five Most Instagrammable Spots in Chicago

By Katie Marie   A trip to the Midwest wouldn’t be complete without a stop in the Windy City. Chicago’s living conditions of very cold weather may not be for everyone but is more so a metro area known for other attractors like deep-dish pizza and being one of the leading transportation hubs in the nation. The city that sits on Lake Michigan offers unique views of t [...]

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The Cafes of Degraves St in Melbourne

Degraves Street embodies the cafe culture of Melbourne.  You'll find Australians engaged in lively conversation at the closely packed outdoor tables all day, any time of the week.  On the weekends people young and old will take a leisurely meal and coffee while communing with friends. Melbourne cafe culture dates back to a couple notable influxes of Italian immigration, in [...]

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An accidental backcountry lesson

My entire life I’ve been an inbounds skier, but always wanted to get into the backcountry.  Growing up I’ve watched all kinds of ski movies from Warren Miller to Teton Gravity Research to big screen documentaries like First Descent.  Backcountry is a term commonly used for anything “out-of-bounds” from the ski resort.  I’ve always been interested in do [...]

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How to create an account

At FRBO.com there are two types of people that create accounts: Owners and Renters.  We don’t actually differentiate between the two.  When you create an account you can use it to rent other properties, or list your own property for rent, or both.   1. Click on Log In or List Your Property, you are taken to the Log In page.     2. If you already have [...]

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How to reset your password

If you are having issues logging in with the email address and password you used to register, you can request to reset your password.   1. On the Log In page click Forgot Password?     2. Enter the email address you used to register and click Email Link.     3. Locate the email titled, Action Required: Create your new password.  Click the Reset Y [...]

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How to travel with kids and not lose your mind.

For those who are inclined to travel, it might come as a shock when a new child enters the picture.  Our family loves to travel and it was always so easy, but a lot has happened in the last few months.  We've gone from infant seat to convertible car seat, taken our first international flight, and flown without Daddy.  Here are some tips I came up with after we traveled, just [...]

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An accidental backcountry lesson

My entire life I’ve been an inbounds skier, but always wanted to get into the backcountry.  Growing up I’ve watched all kinds of ski movies from Warren Miller to Teton Gravity Research to big screen documentaries like First Descent.  Backcountry is a term commonly used for anything “out-of-bounds” from the ski resort.  I’ve always been interested in do [...]

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Skiing with Tots

Spring Break is upon us, so many families will be headed to the ski slopes this month.  We thought this was good information to take with you. – FRBO This post contains references to products from one or more of our or our guest bloggers advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. This guest blog comes from www.ViaPerspective.com IG: [...]

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Five Most Instagrammable Spots in Chicago

By Katie Marie   A trip to the Midwest wouldn’t be complete without a stop in the Windy City. Chicago’s living conditions of very cold weather may not be for everyone but is more so a metro area known for other attractors like deep-dish pizza and being one of the leading transportation hubs in the nation. The city that sits on Lake Michigan offers unique views of t [...]

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The Cafes of Degraves St in Melbourne

Degraves Street embodies the cafe culture of Melbourne.  You'll find Australians engaged in lively conversation at the closely packed outdoor tables all day, any time of the week.  On the weekends people young and old will take a leisurely meal and coffee while communing with friends. Melbourne cafe culture dates back to a couple notable influxes of Italian immigration, in [...]

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The 5 Best Speakeasy’s In San Francisco!

 Bourbon and Branch - We have to start with the tried and true here.  This is probably the most well-known speakeasy in San Francisco.  To enter, you'll need to make an online reservation.  You'll receive an email with your password to get in.  You'll stand on Jones St outside a nondescript door and punch a buzzer.  A voice from inside will answer and you'll give your [...]

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Indigo Dyeing in Portland

I lived in Portland over the summer of 2017 and was looking for ways to meet people and experience something unique when I stumbled across AirBnB's brand new concept - the AirBnB Experience.  I'd been staying in quite a few AirBnBs and while playing around on the site I activated the Experience feature and sifted through hiking experiences, honey making and lavender picking un [...]

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Spooky Halloween Travel!

Happy Halloween!  We thought this week we'd bring you a super SPOOKY post about three of the most haunted places on Earth...  Buckle in! The first stop on our tour of the most haunted places on Earth is probably one of the most well-known and Iconic murder-houses of all time.  The Amityville Horror House in Amityville, NY was built in the 1920s by John Moynahan in the [...]

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My Worst Flight

I settled into my seat on the last leg of my journey back from a summer teaching English in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I wasn’t too tired as I’d spent a few days in Istanbul slept for a few hours on my previous flight. I was now 2.5 hours from my soft bed in Austin. A handsome young man sat in the seat next to me and we began swapping travel stories. The [...]

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A Weekend in South Lake Tahoe

In January of this year I embarked on a cross-country road trip, one that took me from San Francisco to New York City.  I loved every moment of the drive and of encountering our beautiful country from behind the wheel of my little Honda HRV.  I decided to go a bit out of my way to stop in one of my favorite places on earth, South Lake Tahoe. I began my drive early in the m [...]

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Review: SFO Centurion Lounge

Thanks to my American Express Platinum OPEN card, a luxury business card, I receive access to Centurion lounges all over the country.  These lounges range in services, from pedicures and massages to high-end dining and drinks you won't find in any other lounge (at least not for free).  I've always found these lounges to be less crowded and feature much nicer amenities and hig [...]

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Flight Review: United Airlines First Class AUS to SFO

After failing to wake up for my early morning flight on Sunday, July 22nd, I switched to a flight that departed around noon and landed in San Francisco at 1:30 PM.  I'd been planning to meet friends at Washington Park in Burlingame for birthday celebrations.  I knew changing to the later flight would cause me to arrive halfway through the festivities, but I figured I'd still [...]

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Cool off like a local in Austin, TX

Texans are used to the house to car to air-conditioned building dash, to driving with their finger tips and getting sunburned through a window.  We know that walking outside at 10 PM still means walking back inside covered in sweat due to unbearable humidity even in the 80-85 degree weather.  We've compiled a list of ways to cool off during the infamous Texas summer heat.  W [...]

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Top 5 Things to do in Newport, Oregon

This adorable seaside town on the central coast of Oregon is definitely worth a visit. Oregon Coast Aquarium - From the adorable sea otter exhibit to the eerie octopus cave, this place has everything!  Experience 360 views of sea life in the underwater tube where sharks, manta rays and exotic fish will swim beside you and above your head.  Watch seals and sea lions play, [...]

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Welcome to the new FRBO Blog

Welcome to the FRBO Blog!  Visit our page for travel tips and inspiration.  We're here to help you make the most of your vacation.  We'll show you the hottest spots in town for cocktails, dinner, activities and then where to wind down and watch the sunset before heading back to your vacation rental.  Trying to stay in budget?  We'll show you how to book your vacation on po [...]

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How You Can Prevent Fraudulent Bookings

Featured Image: Courtesy of Wikipedia. It is the goal of every vacation rental owner to accrue bookings. Owners endure the troubles of carefully wording their listings, and uploading professional-grade photo portfolios showing off the best that their respective listings offer. Nevertheless, a crucial step in the formation of any acclaimed vacation rental is the careful watch [...]

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Could a Home Remodel Make Your Rental More Desirable?

By Kaitlin Krull When it comes to home ownership, there are always things that can be done to make your house better. While some homeowners choose to undertake large scale home renovations all at once, others tackle smaller jobs as they come up in order to bring their homes up to date. Our friends at Home Improvement Leads are committed to helping you make your home as b [...]

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