Danielle Vito

Danielle Vito

As Senior Social Media Manager, Danielle manages AvantStay's social media platforms and writes content for the Atlas blog. Previously, Danielle was the Social Media Producer at The Points Guy where she ran TPG's Instagram and wrote articles on the most social media-worthy destinations, and tips on hacking your travels by using credit cards.


Follow not to miss stories from Danielle

61 stories

In The Know

8 Epic Vacation Rentals with Beach Volleyball Courts

September 01, 2023

Are you ready to up your vacation game with a dose of sun, sand, and sports? AvantStay’s group-friendly vacation rentals offer top-notch amenities for your crew—like your very own beach volleyball court! Whether you’re a volleyball pro or just looking for some fun in the sun, these eight handpicked properties are the perfect way to …

Things to Do

The 8 Best Spots For Apple Picking in Upstate New York

August 28, 2023

Grab your flannels and oversized sunnies—it’s apple picking season! With so many options for apple picking in Upstate New York, we’ve curated the ultimate list of spots under 2 hours from NYC. Head out from the Big Apple up to the Hudson Valley for family fun, fall foliage, hayrides, pumpkin patches and more. Here are …

Things to Do

The Top 21 Things to Do in Asheville, North Carolina

August 17, 2023

Hey there, adventure-seekers and culture enthusiasts! If you’re yearning for a blend of picturesque landscapes, artsy vibes, and a side of culinary heaven, look no further than the charming haven of Asheville, North Carolina. Nestled cozily in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this city is bursting with an array of activities that’ll keep you grinning from …

In The Know

The 10 Best Fall Foliage Destinations in the USA

August 04, 2023

It’s time to cross that fall foliage trip off your bucket list! Grab your whole crew and head to one of the best leaf-peeping locations in the US. Each destination offers a unique experience, with a range of activities to make your autumn adventure truly unforgettable. From picturesque mountains to serene lakeshores, we’ve compiled a …

Things to Do

13 Things to Do in Port Aransas

July 28, 2023

Welcome to Port Aransas! If you’re yearning for sun, sand, and endless fun, Port Aransas is the perfect vacation destination for you. This delightful coastal town offers a wide range of exciting activities and hidden gems waiting to be explored. In this ultimate guide, we’ll highlight the top 13 things you absolutely can’t miss. Here’s …

In The Know

10 Best Places to Visit in September in the USA

July 19, 2023

September is a wonderful time to explore the United States, as the summer crowds start to dwindle, and the weather becomes more pleasant in many destinations. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures, cultural events, or simply want to unwind in a picturesque setting, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are ten of the …

Things to Do

18 Things to Do on Whidbey Island

July 14, 2023

Welcome to Whidbey Island, a captivating destination nestled in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. This idyllic island, located in Washington State, is a haven for nature lovers, history enthusiasts, and those seeking a peaceful escape. With its pristine beaches, lush forests, and charming coastal towns, Whidbey Island offers a unique blend of natural beauty …

In The Know

10 Best Places to Visit in July in the USA

June 07, 2023

July is the perfect month for summer group getaways, and there are plenty of fantastic destinations to consider all across the USA. From beachside paradises to cultural hotspots, we’re rounded up ten amazing places to visit in July—plus events & festivals to enjoy and the top vacation rental accommodations for your stay. Let’s dive in! …

Things to Do

9 Best Things to Do on the Oregon Coast

June 02, 2023

Hey there, wanderlust seekers! If you’re itching for an adventure, look no further than the captivating Oregon Coast. With its stunning landscapes, charming coastal towns, and endless outdoor activities, this place has something for everyone.  In this blog post, we’re going to take you on a journey through 9 must-do activities that will make your …


How to Spend 48 Hours in Sonoma

May 25, 2023

Nestled in the heart of California’s wine country, Sonoma County offers a delightful blend of scenic landscapes, world-class wineries, and culinary delights. Sonoma makes for the perfect weekend getaway, with plenty of things to do to fit into a 48-hour trip. In this guide, we’ll take you on a memorable journey through Sonoma, highlighting the …

Things to Do

23 Things to Do in Malibu

May 11, 2023

Malibu is a beautiful coastal city located in Southern California. With its stunning beaches, picturesque mountains, and iconic attractions, Malibu is a popular travel destination for visitors from all over the world. In this blog post, we’ll explore the top 23 things to do in Malibu from outdoor adventures to wine tasting, from museums to …

In The Know

The Best Vacation Rentals for Toddlers

May 10, 2023

Are you looking to plan the perfect family vacation with a toddler? With AvantStay, you can enjoy a stress-free vacation with your little one in some of the most beautiful destinations across the United States. Our kid-friendly vacation homes have high chairs and pack & plays available, so you don’t need to worry about packing …

In The Know

The Best Vacation Rentals for Family Reunions

May 01, 2023

Pack your bags and bring the whole gang because planning your next family reunion trip just got a whole lot easier! Finding a place big enough for your crazy, fun-loving family can be tough. Fear not—AvantStay vacation rentals are perfect for hosting your crew, with enough space for small families to groups of 20 guests …

Things to Do

18 Things to Do in Central Oregon

April 28, 2023

Central Oregon is one of the best destinations in the United States for outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, delicious food and drink, and relaxation. Whether you’re traveling with family, friends, or colleagues, there are plenty of things to do and see in this beautiful region of the Pacific Northwest. And if you’re looking for the perfect …

In The Know

10 Best Places to Visit in June in the USA

April 14, 2023

​​As the summer months begin to approach, many people start planning their summer vacations. June is the perfect time to travel as the weather is typically pleasant and the crowds are not as overwhelming as during peak summer months. If you are looking for some inspiration on where to go on vacation, here are ten …

Things to Do

16 Things to Do in Hudson Valley

March 31, 2023

If you’re looking for a beautiful and historic region to explore in New York, look no further than Hudson Valley. This region, which encompasses the area along the Hudson River from New York City to Albany, is known for its scenic beauty, rich history, and diverse cultural offerings. Whether you’re a foodie, a history buff, …

In The Know

11 Best Lakeside Vacation Rentals in California

March 31, 2023

California is renowned for its breathtaking natural landscapes, and what better way to experience them than by staying in one of the best lakeside cabins the state has to offer? Whether you’re looking for a group getaway with friends or a fun-filled family vacation, AvantStay’s California lakeside vacation homes provide a perfect escape from the …


Best Cannon Beach Coffee Shops & Bakeries

March 08, 2023

Pastry Royalty: Cannon Beach Bakery Cannon Beach Bakery is sure to please pastry connoisseurs, with the largest selection of sweet and savory doughs in the area. They’ve been perfecting their recipes since 1936 when the bakery opened in Cannon Beach. Home of the original Haystack bread—a round, crusty loaf with different flavors—the bakery is also …

Things to Do

Top Things to Do in Maui

March 01, 2023

When you plan a vacation to Maui, you unlock all the wonder of a Hawaiian getaway. Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands and is full of diverse landscapes and adventurous activities in or out of the Pacific Ocean. Maui has something for everyone, including some of the best beaches in the world and …

Things to Do

12 Things to Do on the Emerald Coast

February 28, 2023

The Emerald Coast, located on the Florida Panhandle, is one of the most beautiful destinations in the country. With its white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and abundant sunshine, it’s no wonder that so many people flock to the area every year. In fact, did you know that the name “Emerald Coast” comes from the emerald …

Things to Do

19 Things to Do in the Berkshires

February 28, 2023

The Berkshires is a popular region of western Massachusetts known for its natural beauty and cultural attractions. From hiking and skiing in the snow-capped mountains to visiting world-class museums and attending live performances, there is something for everyone in the Berkshires. If you’re planning a trip to this picturesque region, we’ve got you covered with …

Things to Do

The Best Things To Do in Vail, Colorado

February 22, 2023

At the base of the Gore Range in the Colorado Rockies and 100 miles from Denver, lies the Vail Valley, a quaint European village full of alpine-style charm. Breathe in the crisp mountain air and soak in the views of the snow-capped peaks as the world’s weight melts away. While best known as one of …


Top 10 Key West Monthly Rentals

February 21, 2023

Key West is a tropical paradise perfect for those craving a long escape from the harsh winter weather (we’re looking at you, snowbirds!). With its sunny beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant nightlife, there are plenty of things to do in Key West for visitors to enjoy. Whether you’re desiring a relaxing day by the beach, …

Things to Do

Best Things to Do in Sullivan’s Island

February 16, 2023

If you’re seeking things to do on Sullivan’s Island, explore this guide for inspiration as you plan your next getaway.  Sullivan’s Island is a 2.5-mile long island located near the entrance of the Charleston Harbor and near Isle of Palms and just minutes from Charleston, South Carolina. This barrier island is a favorite destination for …


What Are the Best Manzanita Restaurants?

February 13, 2023

The beautiful beach town of Manzanita offers a variety of fantastic restaurants to satisfy any palate. Enjoy dinner for two at a romantic bistro, pop into a coffee shop for a morning latte and scone on the way to the beach, or relax in the evening with a glass of pinot noir at a local …


6 Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Key West

February 08, 2023

Join locals and tourists for a family-friendly arts festival called the Sunset Celebration held nightly at Mallory Square Dock. Gather at the water’s edge to experience a multicultural event and watch the sun sink behind the Gulf of Mexico. Be sure to arrive at least two hours before sunset so you have time to enjoy …


Best Things to Do in Key West in February

January 20, 2023

Planning a February vacation to Key West, Florida? We’ll let you in on a secret — February is one of our favorite months of the year in Key West. Whether you’re coming for the long President’s Day weekend, celebrating Valentine’s Day, or just planning a getaway, Key West is a great destination this February. Why …


35+ Best Things To Do in the Berkshires Year-Round

December 21, 2022

Located in western Massachusetts, the Berkshire Mountain range is part of the Appalachian Mountain system. While cities like Boston and vacation destinations like Cape Cod receive much attention, don’t overlook the Berkshires for your next getaway. From daring outdoor adventures to awe-inspiring museums, the small towns within the Berkshires make for an idyllic place to …


18 Best Restaurants in Coachella Valley

December 08, 2022

Located in California’s northern Riverside county, Coachella Valley has some of the best eating establishments in California. With growing popularity due to music festivals, film festivals, and sporting events, resort cities like Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, and Palm Springs are home to some of the best food California has to offer.   Our list of the …


7 Best Hilton Head VRBO Alternatives

December 01, 2022

Looking for a top-tier Hilton Head retreat but you’re overwhelmed by the options on Airbnb or Vrbo? We’ve got you covered!  AvantStay offers a large selection of upscale escapes, complete with inspiring design and plenty of available upgrades via the app. With consistent experiences, group-friendly amenities, and incredible interiors, there’s no guesswork needed here. Hilton …

In The Know

10 Black Friday Deals for Travelers: Tech, Gear, and More!

November 23, 2022

We’ve made our list—and checked it twice—of the best 2022 Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals for the traveler in your life. Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift or looking to score an awesome deal for yourself (no judgment), we’ve compiled the top deals out there for any type of traveler. 1. Apple Airtags …

Working at AvantStay

AvantStay Spotlight: Adriann Hobbs, Task Force Manager

November 01, 2022

Name: Adriann Hobbs Where are you based? Austin, TX Job Title: Task Force Manager How long have you worked at AvantStay? Just hit 1 year in September! How would you describe your job & responsibilities to someone who doesn’t work in your field? As a Task Force Manager, I travel to different AvantStay destinations and …


The 51 Best Things To Do in Oahu

October 24, 2022

Oahu is one of eight islands in the Hawaiian archipelago. It is home to some of the world’s finest beaches, Hawaii’s largest city Honolulu, and the majority of Hawaiian residents. Oahu translates to “the gathering place,” and the number of people on the island, combined with its breathtaking natural beauty, means there are near limitless …


Top 32 Things To Do in Joshua Tree Year-Round

October 21, 2022

Joshua Tree National Park is a famous destination for tourists across the country as well as California locals. This national park hosts a combination of activities for both an adventurous spirit and a relaxed soul alike. Sightseers and nature lovers can rejoice, as the park has many hiking and nature trails to explore. This scenic …


The Top 35 Things To Do in the Smoky Mountains Year Round

October 19, 2022

Are you looking for things to do in the Smoky Mountains? We’ve put together a round-up of the top activities in the area. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, not far from Knoxville and Asheville. There are fun activities both in the national park and nearby towns. …


Swimming, Snorkeling, & Sun Tanning: Top 5 Best Beaches in Oahu

October 06, 2022

When it comes to beach getaways, there are few places more sought-after and picturesque than the beaches of the Hawaiian Islands. Imagine relaxing on soft white sand surrounded by lush vegetation as you sip a tropical drink and enjoy the ocean breeze. And with over 125 beaches on Oahu, there is a beach for every …

In The Know

How To Plan a Corporate Retreat In 8 Steps

October 04, 2022

In today’s world of remote and distributed work, corporate retreats have been redefined as a powerful way to support employees and company culture. Retreats can be a fantastic opportunity for your employees to escape work for a bit while strengthening relationships, boosting productivity, and refreshing workplace morale. These excursions can break up the monotony of …


Hiking, Biking, and Beer: The 30 Best Things to Do in Bend, Oregon

October 03, 2022

Tucked deep between the snow-covered peaks of the Cascade Mountains, humbled by scenic views and serene lakes, is Bend, a small city on the Deschutes River in Oregon with views like no other. The city has the best of both worlds – ice-wrapped mountain tops to its north, high desert plateaus to its south, and …


Fun in the Desert Oasis: The 25 Best Things To Do in Coachella Valley 

October 03, 2022

Coachella Valley is a desert oasis in Southern California. It’s famous for its music festivals, but there are plenty of things to do year-round. Whether you’re looking for indoor or outdoor activities, there’s something for everyone. Here are some of the best things to do in Coachella Valley. Cathedral City Cathedral City is a desert …


20 Best Things to Do in Paso Robles

October 03, 2022

Nothing in the world rivals the wineries and vineyards in Paso Robles. With over 40,000 acres of vineyards, 200 tasting rooms, and over 400 different types of juicy grape varieties, it’s easy to see why Paso Robles is the world’s number one destination to visit when you want to taste and learn about wine. But …


Island Fun: The Top 19 Things To Do in Hilton Head

October 03, 2022

If you’re looking for things to do on Hilton Head Island, look no further than this travel guide. Hilton Head Island is one of the most popular destinations on the East Coast, with 2.5 million tourists visiting the best beaches, bike paths, and boutiques each year. It’s a top destination for families and couples alike—and …


The Top 35 Things To Do in Destin, Florida

October 03, 2022

Destin, commonly known as the world’s “luckiest fishing village,” is a sunny southern locale in the Florida Panhandle. It’s one of the most popular stops for visitors in Okaloosa County, which welcomed a record-breaking 7.5 million tourists in 2021. Situated alongside Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island, Destin makes up a large part of Florida’s …

In The Know

7 Best Ways To Stay Active While Traveling

September 30, 2022

You love to travel but you also finally got your routine down at home to stay active (we love a daily hot girl walk, too). We all want to keep our health in tip-top condition while we’re out adventuring, so here are a few tips we’ve pulled together from our experts to be active on …


The 21 Best Fort Myers Restaurants

September 26, 2022

Are you a foodie searching for the best Fort Myers restaurants? We’ve created a list of the top places to eat in the Fort Myers area just for you. Fort Myers is a city filled with delicious restaurants and the food scene is fresh, authentic, and totally tasty. Make your trip memorable by sampling the …


The Best Music Museums in Nashville, TN

September 22, 2022

No city in the world offers a music scene quite like Nashville. Music has been the common thread throughout the city’s history, from the early days of fiddle playing to the inception of the Grand Ole Opry and the honky tonks today. This Tennessee city certainly lives up to the moniker “Music City,” with hundreds …

Working at AvantStay

AvantStay Spotlight: Amber Bjel, Sr. Graphic Designer

September 21, 2022

Name: Amber Bjel Where are you based?: Los Angeles Job Title: Senior Graphic Designer How long have you worked at AvantStay? Almost 3 years! How would you describe your job & responsibilities to someone who doesn’t work in your field?: I help design all sorts of things that have our logo on them! This includes, …


5 Places to Rent Jet Skis in Key West

September 19, 2022

Looking for an adventurous way to get out on the water? Our top five favorite jet ski rental Key West providers offer exclusive access to explore the turquoise waters that surround the island. Thrill-seekers visiting Key West will want to check a jet ski tour off their travel checklist. Key West Water Tours Key West …


The 20 Best Bars in Key West

September 14, 2022

When it comes to the story of alcohol in America, you couldn’t write it without the help of Key West, which has been an enclave for good times, food, and drinks for around 200 years. The city has a rich history of rum running, and during prohibition, Key West residents took the law as more …


The 7 Best Key West Beaches for a Relaxing Island Vacation

September 13, 2022

Key West, the westernmost of the Florida Keys islands, is an amazing vacation destination with beautiful beaches between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. The white sands, palm trees, coral reefs, water sports rentals, beautiful sunrises, and sparkling blue water make Key West a great place to relax.  Key West can make for …


Foliage, Pumpkins, & Scares: The 5 Best Fall Vacations in the US

September 01, 2022

Throughout the US, days are becoming shorter, the weather is cooling down, apples are ripening, and leaves are erupting in color. Which can only mean that fall is right around the corner! Not only is fall a picturesque time to plan a getaway, but the season also offers fewer crowds, lower prices, comfortable weather, and …


The Best Travel Guide to North Charleston, SC

August 12, 2022

No matter what you’re looking for in South Carolina’s low country, it’s a guarantee you can find it in North Charleston. North Charleston, SC, is not only the host of Charleston International Airport: this city offers a deep dive into American history for its visitors and much more.  You can relish in the lush blue …

In The Know

Words from the Wise: An Interview with JOJA founder, Jasmine Tookes

August 09, 2022

Model, business-owner, and former Victoria’s Secret Angel, Jasmine Tookes, took her friends on a weekend getaway to our vacation home Canopy in Park City, Utah. We sat down with Jasmine to hear her more about her stay and her new business, JOJA. Tell us some of your favorite things about the home you chose for …


Lowcountry Shores: Best Guide to Charleston SC Beaches

August 08, 2022

Charleston, South Carolina is a hidden gem among the growing cities of the United States. The Lowcountry is a top pick for a summer or weekend getaway for many people From the history, the food, and not to mention, the beaches! If you’re hoping to explore the Charleston, SC beaches, then this guide has you …


The Ultimate Hole-in-One Guide to Hilton Head Golf

August 04, 2022

Get acquainted with Hilton Head Golf, a haven endowed with numerous champion courses. Once voted as the world’s number 10 golf destination, you will relish a unique experience. Hilton Head Island is a popular vacation destination and has been so for decades. The island is located in South Carolina and is part of the maritime …


Dine Like a Local: 21 Best Restaurants in Charleston SC

July 27, 2022

Charleston is a Southern gem that presents itself as an old-world antebellum city but at its heart, it is a metropolis with big city flair. While many visitors’ first impression of Charleston might be the old churches, stately live oaks draped in Spanish moss, and horse-drawn carriages along cobblestone streets—the city offers a modern edge …

In The Know

National Tequila Day: Easy Tequila Recipes for Travel Lovers

July 22, 2022

If you’re looking for the best tequila cocktails, you’ve come to the right place. With travel in our blood (plus, a hint of lime and salt), we’ve rounded up our top tequila drinks inspired by our favorite destinations. Try making some of these easy tequila cocktails that you could whip up right at home—or your …


The Best Restaurants in Hilton Head for the Hungry Traveler

July 22, 2022

When traveling to the beautiful Hilton Head Island, relaxation and fun are on the menu. This lovely seaside town has something for everyone, including restaurants for every palate. While seafood is prevalent here since you’re right by the ocean, they have plenty of other options too.  We love planning ahead and researching the best restaurants …


Clear Water and White Sand: The Guide to the Best Fort Lauderdale Beaches

July 18, 2022

Located in Broward County in South Florida, Fort Lauderdale is a popular tourist destination known for its beaches, arts and culture scene, and an array of activities. The city is situated on the Atlantic coast and has many canals and waterways, giving it the nickname “Venice of America.”  Fort Lauderdale is also home to Port …


Fun in the Sun: Family Summer Vacation Ideas

July 01, 2022

Many parents are already planning their family’s summer trip as children across the country make the most of their seasonal break from school. But, for those families who are still browsing for summer vacation ideas in 2022, you’ve come to the right place! AvantStay offers vacation homes designed for families in over 30 destinations across …


Wine Country Getaway: 5 Scenic Sonoma County Wineries

June 30, 2022

A trip to Sonoma County, California is a bucket-list experience for many wine enthusiasts. As one of the most diverse growing regions in the country, it’s no surprise that over 400 wineries have set up shop in California wine country. From rustic family-owned wineries overlooking the Sonoma Mountains to historic chateaus with elegant rose gardens, …


The Ultimate Guide to San Diego Beaches

June 21, 2022

Whether you’re looking for a getaway place to sunbathe, surf, or simply take in incredible views of the seaside, San Diego has a perfect beach for you. With more than 70 miles of coastline, the city offers a wide variety of beaches, each with its own unique character. From bustling Mission Beach to the secluded …

Stay in the loop

Don’t forget to subscribe to our mailing list to get notified about the latest stories. Oh, and get $100 off your first stay with us.

Inspiration for your next tripChevron Down
AshevilleCabin RentalsAustinVacation RentalsBerkshiresVacation RentalsBig BearCabin RentalsBlack MountainCabin RentalsBreckenridgeVacation RentalsCentral OregonVacation RentalsCharlestonVacation RentalsCoachella ValleyVacation RentalsDestinVacation RentalsEmerald Coast - 30AVacation RentalsFort LauderdaleVacation RentalsHilton HeadVacation RentalsHudson ValleyVacation RentalsIsle of PalmsVacation RentalsJoshua TreeVacation RentalsKey WestVacation RentalsLake ArrowheadCabin RentalsLake TahoeCabin RentalsLos AngelesVacation RentalsMalibuVacation RentalsMauiVacation RentalsNashvilleVacation RentalsNewport BeachVacation RentalsOahuVacation RentalsOregon CoastVacation RentalsPalm SpringsHotelsPark CityVacation RentalsPaso RoblesVacation RentalsSan DiegoVacation RentalsScottsdaleVacation RentalsSedonaVacation RentalsSmoky MountainsCabin RentalsSonomaVacation RentalsSullivan's IslandVacation RentalsTellurideVacation RentalsTemeculaVacation RentalsVailVacation Rentals

We are here to set the new standard for short-term rental experiences.

experience@avantstay.com+1 (833) HI-AVANT
Terms and ConditionsPrivacy PolicyFair Housing Policy

© 2023 AvantStay, Inc. All rights reserved

Scroll Top