26 November

Christmas in Shaldon and Teignmouth: Top Festive Activities

Christmas in Shaldon and Teignmouth: Top Festive Activities

The festive season is supposed to be all about fun… but with manic shopping trips, family squabbling and a jam-packed social calendar, the run-up to Christmas can take its toll. Yet in Shaldon and Teignmouth, two sleepy seaside hamlets along the south Devon coast, Christmas is an enviably calm affair. Throughout the month of December, ...

20 November

Top 10 Festive Activities in the South East this Christmas

Top 10 Festive Activities in the South East this Christmas

Christmas in England’s South East offers a range of festive delights, from carol singing to ice-skating to pantomime. Make it a merry one with our festive round-up of Christmas activities. 1. Carols Concert in St. Peter’s Church, Sandwich December 13 ‘Tis the season for a song! It’s not Christmas without carols, and there are few more ...

11 November

The Lighthouse – Eye Candy

The Lighthouse – Eye Candy

We are always trying to find new ways to help represent our Torquay and other home owners. We all know pictures paint a thousand words, but with the billions of images on the net and hundreds of millions more images taken every day, getting that full portfolio of expensive professional images seen is never easy! ...

9 November

GOOGLE+

GOOGLE+

Since its launch in 2011, Google Plus has quietly become one of the most active social networks with hundreds of millions of people having accounts and becoming more active daily. But what is Google+? And is it any different to any other social network? Google has a wide range of free and premium services but ...

6 October

PUTTING THE “GOOD” BACK IN GOOGLE ~ A GOOGLE HOSPITALITY ENGINE?

 How can Google re-establish it’s moral and useful, self admitted position on planet search and in particular in the travel industry? Our story starts one Sunday morning, tapping away on keyboards trying to keep the search gods happy.  An hour later we were analysing the result from the money spent on the big marketing platforms ...

14 September

Discovery Now Accepting Bitcoins

Discovery Now Accepting Bitcoins

DISCOVERY HOLIDAY HOMES AND NETWORK NOW TAKING BITCOINS FOR VACATION RENTALS In June 2014, Expedia announced its intention to accept Bitcoins (BTC) and to enter the world of cryptocurrencies for payments of holidays! We are following suit with holiday home rentals. We have activated a number of properties with Bitcoin payment options and will be ...

9 August

Food Fight: Who’s got the Best Local Grub?

Food Fight: Who’s got the Best Local Grub?

After Richard’s fantastic blog on beers, ciders and wines, I knew that the next thing to follow had to be a blog on some fantastic local foods to accompany some of his spectacular choices. There’s loads of great food out there in the world to try, and let’s face it: we’ve all got our favourite ...

4 August

OPEN LETTER TO GOOGLE INC

OPEN LETTER TO GOOGLE INC

A CRY FROM THE SEARCH WILDERNESS! Dear members of the Google Search team, its VP’s, company Board members, advisors, shareholders and anyone with a couple of minutes to spare……. I write this letter in the forlorn hope that somebody within the vast Google network may pick up on this plea and relay it to somebody who counts ...

26 July

Beer, Cider & Wine: A refreshers guide!

Beer, Cider & Wine: A refreshers guide!

This summer in Devon is blistering and  begs continual refreshment! We occasionally pop out of the office and enjoy the local fare! Here are some of our favourite drinks this week! Mr Moretti at Ansteys cove! He’s over from Italy! On the Rocks, Torquay sea front! Don’t mention the Rugby!

17 July

GUEST’S GUIDE TO BOOKING A RENTAL!

GUEST’S GUIDE TO BOOKING A RENTAL!

With the large number of companies, owners and agents now marketing holiday homes and with so many properties to choose from, where do you start? Add in the opportunity to “Book Now” on so  many sites, it is no wonder many guests get nervous about who they are dealing with! We have created a short ...