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This year has been challenging to stay the least. We, at Val's Vacation Homes, truly feel for teachers and families with school-aged children attempting to navigate the current learning environment. If you’re in a situation where you have options to learn (and work) remotely, we...

Magical Holiday Season | Orange County | Val's Vacation Homes

The absence of wintry temperatures and fluffy snow definitely does not dampen the holiday spirit around Orange County. Rather, the area transforms into a winter wonderland with holiday lights, entertainment and decorations, and trees bedecked with all the requisite trimmings.

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Beautiful beaches meet the desert in Southern California, often called “SoCal.” If you’re planning a SoCal vacation, there are many communities to consider visiting, each with their own history and charm. We broke down our favorite places to help you plan the ultimate Southern California getaway.

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There are several ways to travel to Anaheim, home of Disneyland. We put together the most common transportation methods — by car, by plane, and by train — as well as our recommendations for getting around the city.

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Americans universally say that vacation days are important to them, yet 54 percent of workers aren’t using their hard-earned vacation time. Project: Time Off research found that workers are taking nearly a full week less of vacation than we did in 2000, resulting in a stockpile of 600 million unused vacation days.

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If you’re considering a vacation rental home for your Disneyland getaway, you’re making a wise choice — financially and logistically. Vacation rentals typically give more “bang for your buck” than hotel rooms — and renting a home improves the quality of your vacation.