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  1. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 128... RCI Exchange expands your choices

    Another way to extend your points is with the use of RCI. With RCI you can deposit your points into RCI and they will have an additional two years to be used within the RCI network. Hilton Grand Vacations and Worldmark / Wyndham come with RCI connections when purchased from the developer. In...
  2. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 127... Which Hawaiian Island to Choose?

    After spending six months in Hawaii on Five Different Islands over the last year, I thought I would share my thoughts on how you could choose which Hawaiian island would be best for you. I tried to keep my biases out of the choices as best I could. The truth is that there is really no horrible...
  3. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 124... Timeshare Ownership Creates Adventurer?

    I am a lucky person. I have been on many adventures as a result of my timeshare ownership... In fact, the more I learn the more I can adventure. I could have chosen an RV and be an adventurer. And for some of you who watch the video, that would be a good choice. But for me and what I like...
  4. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 121... Timeshares 2022 in Review

    After finally getting back to business after the Covid crisis began to subside, there were significant upgrades and changes in the timeshare industry that happened in 2022 that will grow and evolve in 2023. In this Video, I wanted to discuss those changes and the impacts going forward. The...
  5. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 119... Timeshare Winners and Losers in 2023

    Which timeshare company made the best investment in past years to gain the most in 2023. I will be reviewing three timeshare companies... Hilton, Marriott, and Wyndham / Worldmark to provide you with insight based on my year of timeshare travel and my experienced gains. The impacts of the...
  6. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 118... How I Earned 132 Free Nights in 2022

    This video is my annual look back at last year and how many free hotel nights I earned by attending presentations, using my credit cards for every day purchases, and paying maintenance fees with credit cards, etc... This year (2022) was made special because I was living full time in timeshares...
  7. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 117... Timeshare Comparison in Myrtle Beach

    There are three Hilton Grand Vacation options in Myrtle Beach... Anderson Ocean Club, Ocean 22, and Ocean Enclave. There are two Abound locations.... Marriott Ocean Watch and Sheraton Broadway Plantation. And there are 4 or more Club Wyndham resorts but I only review Club Wyndham Sea Watch...
  8. Clifbell

    One Bedroom Club Wyndham SeaWatch in Myrtle Beach SC Review

    Located in Myrtle Beach South Carolina, Club Wyndham SeaWatch sits right on the beach. The one bedroom Deluxe unit is described as being a partial ocean view, but you can see the ocean from the deck through the two towers as bookends. I guess partial means that you can only see a section of...
  9. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 116... Holidays in Timeshares?

    The holiday periods are many things... But they can also be a time to use your timeshares. Holiday periods are typically busier periods at timeshares, so planning is much more critical. But if you have mastered the use of timeshares then you probably have mastered the planning aspects. Not...
  10. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 112... Wyndham Worldmark Dec 22 Owner Update

    With all the travel I am doing staying in timeshares full time, I get a lot of opportunities for Owner Updates. This is good especially with regards to Club Wyndham and Worldmark as they are having to compete with Marriott and Hilton which forces them to innovate. Today's video is from my...
  11. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 110... 9 months into my 1 year in Timeshares

    I wanted to create a video that provided a lessons learned from my travels. I have gotten a lot of joy from my travels and I wanted to share them with you. I hope that my experience would be an inspiration for many of you. I've tried to encapsulate my experiences so that you can learn from...
  12. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 109... Compare 3 Locations on Cost

    Ongoing costs are very important to understand because they form the basis of how much it costs to use your timeshare. Maintenance costs are similar to gas, oil changes, etc... that you have for your car... You are not done paying once you buy the car. You have to maintain the car and...
  13. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 108...Leveraging Timeshare Marketing Events

    Marketing events are excellent opportunities to meet other timeshare owners or prospective owners. In my mind, these events are a form of education. I want to get better at managing my timeshare experience, and often these events help me think through what experiences I love. I believe that...
  14. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 100- How to Choose Which Club Wyndham on the Big Island is right for You?

    So many great places and so little time.... Well, at least I made the time. I have stayed at all the Club Wyndham / WorldMark properties on the big Island so I thought I would provide you with a comparison. It is hard for me to pick a favorite and not really sure it matters.... What matters is...
  15. Clifbell

    Two Bedroom WorldMark Kona Review in Kona Hawaii

    About 15 miles from the Kona International Airport sits the WorldMark Kona. This is a smaller resort with only 64 units which is why it is so difficult to book. But it is a lovely place only a little more than a half mile from the edge of Kona and all the wonderful restaurants and night life...
  16. Clifbell

    One Bedroom Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village by Club Wyndham in Kailua-Kona Hawaii

    About 15 miles from the Kona International Airport sites the Holua Resort at Mauna Loa. This resort is next to the Mauna Loa Resort but closer to the ocean. This resort is a series of small building with less than 10 units per building. There are several pools around the property. The pools...
  17. Clifbell

    Two Bedroom Royal Sea Cliff Review by Club Wyndham in Kailua-Kona Hawaii

    About 15 miles from the Kona International Airport sites the Royal Sea Cliff Resort by Club Wyndham. If you love Ocean Views and sunset, then this is the place for you. The points are a little higher than some of the other Club Wyndham location, but you should treat yourself once at least to...
  18. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 99... Club Wyndham Owner Update

    I recently completed an owner update in Hawaii at a Club Wyndham location. They also understand WorldMark, so they are able to address all of the potential value for me. I had a great salesperson who listened to how I use my timeshares and what I might need. The bottom line is I was shown a...
  19. Clifbell

    Two Bedroom Kona Hawaiian by Club Wyndham in Kona Hawaii

    About 15 miles from the Kona International Airport sites the Kona Hawaiian. This is an amazing resort. The buildings are all made of natural wood "Hawaiian style" so it feels like a trip to the past. The living room is huge and the deck is large. I ate most of my meals out on the deck with...
  20. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 95...Maui Comparison of Marriott, Hilton, WorldMark

    For those of you that want to vacation on Maui, this is the video for you. In this video, I not only compare two different locations on Maui from Worldmark, Hilton, and Marriott... But I also compare the programs (my opinion) on how they stack up on Maui. Below, I have included the reviews of...
  21. Clifbell

    One Bedroom WorldMark Kihei Review in Kihei Maui Hawaii

    About 15 miles from the Main Airport in Maui sits the WorldMark Kihei. Kihei is a small beach town on the western shore. I stayed in a one bedroom with a nice deck located in Building 4 which has a partial view of the ocean from the deck. The unit also comes with a Murphy bed that does not...
  22. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 89 ... Top 3 Timeshare Guide ...Abound, HGVMax, Club Wyndham/Worldmark

    As an Elite owner in all three programs, I thought I would share my thoughts on these three top companies. The industry has been consolidating for a few years now and I believe these are the top 3 companies on an ongoing basis. I don't think any of these will buy one of the others in the near...
  23. Clifbell

    Two Bedroom WorldMark Kihei Review in Kihei Maui Hawaii

    About 15 miles from the Main Airport in Maui sits the WorldMark Kihei. Kihei is a small beach town on the western shore. I stayed in a two bedroom with a nice deck located in Building 1 which has a wonderful view of the ocean from the master bedroom and the deck. The unit also comes with a...
  24. Clifbell

    Two Bedroom Club Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort Review in Oceanside Ca

    About 30 to 40 north of San Diego is the City of Oceanside California. I stayed in a two bedroom deluxe with a nice deck. The living room had a queen sized sofa bed in addition to the Queen bed in the second bedroom and a king size bed in the master bedroom. There is a nice outdoor pool and...
  25. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 87... Hawaii Sept to Nov 22 Plans

    In a few days I am off to Hawaii (Maui and the Big Island) for just a little over two months. I recently (Episode 85 and 86) posted about living in Hawaii for a month and being Frugal. Well, I am Just about to do exactly what I described. I will be staying in Kihei and Kana'apali for 3 weeks...
  26. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 86... A monthly Hawaii Budget for 4 persons

    Many People have dreamed of spending an extended vacation in Hawaii... Well, I have put together a monthly budget (actually four weeks) that shows what it takes to stay in Hawaii for a month. I have done this several times and it really works. In my last post, I discussed a four week trip for...
  27. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 85... A Monthly Hawaii Budget for 2 persons

    Many People have dreamed of spending an extended vacation in Hawaii... Well, I have put together a monthly budget (actually four weeks) that shows what it takes to stay in Hawaii for a month. I have done this several times and it really works. For those of you who think you can't afford this...
  28. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 83... Multiple Timeshares or More Points with one Timeshare?

    If you are new to Timeshares, then the question is always how many points do I need and should I keep all my points with one Timeshare or should I own multiple timeshares for more locations. In this Video, I attempt to provide my perspective on the process you can use to decide for yourself...
  29. Clifbell

    One Bedroom WorldMark St George Review in St George Utah

    St. George is about 2 Hours Northeast from Las Vegas, Nevada. The town is known for its beautiful red rocks. It was a bit of a surprise to find a lot of artwork in the downtown area. Even the Wells Fargo bank had a Sculpture in front. The One bedroom has a nice kitchen and ample living room...
  30. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 76... A California Road Trip Using Wyndham Timeshares

    I love the idea of taking a driving trip to different parts of the Country. In this post, I talk about a trip around California. Below are the locations I travel to. I first started in San Francisco and headed toward San Diego stopping at Marina Dunes in Monterrey, Solvang, and then ending up...