You are here

Book Direct Day 2023

Beyond hidden fees, there are notable disadvantages to booking your accommodation through an OTA. For one, you don't receive that locally curated, boots-on-the-ground service and insider experience that booking with a vacation rental or property management company, like Margaret Rudd & Associates (MRA) offers.

2023 National Plan for Vacation Day

Whether we earn personal time off at a rate determined by our employer or we’re granted a specific amount of days off each year, we consistently leave time on the table. Those who travel report being happier in all areas of their lives, with even the act of planning a vacation contributing to overall well-being. Join MRA as we celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day and encourage everyone to plan ahead this year.

Top 5 Coffee Shops You'll Like a Latte

Mmmmmmmmm, coffee. If you're anything like us, you are a full-blown coffee addict. There is nothing better than taking that first sip of delicious coffee early in the morning. Getting your coffee order just right every time is a hard task at hand for many of the chain coffee shops in the Brunswick County Area. We are extremely fortunate to have some of the best locally owned and operated coffee shops in the state of North Carolina right here on Oak Island and in Southport. Whether you're like me and you treat your coffee like a dessert, or you just want a shot of espresso to wake you up in the morning, these shops have it all! Read about our top 5 picks to get your coffee on in Oak Island and in Southport. We can barely espresso our excitement!

Beach Bonfire Do's and Dont's

When the temperatures drop, there's simply nothing better than sitting by a crackling fire with your toes in the sand. If you're planning to have a beach bonfire this season, make sure you know how to apply for a bonfire permit and how to stay safe while enjoying your s'mores by the shore!