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  1. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 174... Is Timeshare Industry Consolidation Good?

    With the recent announcement by Hilton to purchase Bluegreen, the timeshare industry consolidation continues to grow. In the last five years we have seen Hilton buy two timeshare companies, Marriott by one and Club Wyndham buy a travel company. In this video, I will recap the recent purchases...
  2. Clifbell

    Point At Poipu Two Bedroom By Hilton Vacation Club Review in Poipu Kauai Hawaii

    It is hard not to love staying at the Point at Poipu Resort.. You are right on the beach... The pool is large and is surrounded by a beach... You canwalk to the beach... The rooms are large. The two bedroom / two bathroom layout is great. I was in Building 9 on the first floor which allowed a...
  3. R

    Help me get rid of my Diamond Resorts timeshare! Desperate!

    Hi there everyone. I’m new here. My husband and I foolishly purchased a timeshare with Diamond Resorts in June 2021. I knew going into it not to do it and somehow still got persuaded to buy. Little did we know that Hilton was in the process of purchasing Diamond and now we were not grandfathered...
  4. Clifbell

    One Bedroom Tahoe Seasons Resort by HGVMax Review in South Lake Tahoe, Ca

    Almost at the base of the Heavenly ski slope parking lot sits the Tahoe Seasons Resort now part of the Hilton Grand Vacations Club. The one bedroom has a small living room with a nice sized bathroom. What was interesting about this location is that they have the HGVMax logo all over the...
  5. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 138... HGVMax Resale vs Developer Points Tradeoffs

    A lot of people learn about the resale market after they have bought Retail timeshare points. It is a good option for many. But there are trade-offs that you should understand. In this video, I will describe the differences between Resale and Retail Hilton Timeshare Points. I describe the...
  6. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 137... Learning Makes You A Timeshare Winner

    Education about Timeshares should occur before you ever buy a timeshare. You could decide after careful evaluation that Timeshares are for you and that would be a great outcome... FYI, I would say the same thing about RV's if you are considering an RV purchase. Education can take many forms...
  7. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 136... California Timeshares for Weekend Getaways

    As I have gotten older, I've tried to reward myself for all the work I have done in my life. My original reason for buying timeshares was to upgrade my vacations. Having just completed a year in timeshares, I now will begin using my timeshares like most people. I've started a new career so I...
  8. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 135... Completing One Year of Travel in Timeshares

    What an Amazing Experience to Travel for a year in my timeshares. Although I am a little sad to be ending this year, I got a chance to have an amazing adventure. Spent seven months in Hawaii, Traveled across the US to visit friends and Family. Just amazing memories seeing things and meeting...
  9. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 129... Weighing the Benefits and Risks of Timeshares

    I wanted to create a video to help people start out their journey to owning timeshares in the most positive way. I've owned timeshares for over a decade and am an elite member with Hilton, Marriott, and Worldmark. I've and experienced a lot and want to share my approach to successfully owning...
  10. 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...
  11. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 105... Consider 3 Things before buying a Hilton Timeshare

    I wanted to make a video to simplify the purchase of a timeshare. During a sales presentation there is often a lot of topics discussed. But most of these topics are from the salesperson's perspective and geared toward what is good for the timeshare company. Instead, I wanted to provide the...
  12. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 101... HGVMax New Locations & available Booking as of Nov '22

    Now that HGVMax is live, there will be a lot of changes coming. The biggest of those changes is increased availability to resorts for HGVMax owners. I happen to be a HGVMax owner both on the Hilton side and the Diamond side of this Timeshare purchase. This means I get to see the changes from...
  13. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 84... HGVMax October Launch Announced

    Finally we now have an official launch scheduled for October. Although this is a slip from the original planned August date, having an official launch scheduled for October means that most likely this date will be met. Not surprised that there is a slip with a large integration project like...
  14. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 49.... HGV Max is here

    This morning I got an email announcing HGV Max as I am sure all HGV owners did. I reviewed the FAQ's and called to confirm that my upgrade I did in February was eligible for the upgrade has promised.... One never knows when one gets sold something even when it is writing. I am excited about...
  15. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 40…. Buying trial packages is a good way to learn

    I am a curious person and I enjoy learning more about the programs I am a part of or thinking of joining. In the case of timeshares, they offer trial packages. I have rented cars before to see if I like a car before buying that make and model. Doing a timeshare trial is a similar idea. I...
  16. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 39... Hilton Grand Vacations new program is almost here?

    I am a glutton for punishment. I did a sales presentation for Diamond International and Hilton Grand Vacations in the same week. But I did it so I could report on the two systems and the impending new program of the combined organizations. I offered my opinions in this video about the timing...
  17. Clifbell

    Review of the Liki Tiki One Bedroom By Diamond Resorts Near Orlando Florida

    Located near Orlando Florida in Kissammee, Florida sits the Liki Tiki Resort by Diamond International. It has three different pools plus many activities which makes it a wonderful place for a family to vacation. The one bedroom I was in can sleep 4 people and has a full kitchen. The full...
  18. J

    Diamond Resorts US Collection - Maintenance Paid, Will Pay Transfer Fees

    Diamond Resorts US Collection - negotiable transfer, make an offer 12,000 annual points (currently have 10,000 in 2021 and 18,000 for 2022) Use at any of Diamond Resorts US Collection Locations - includes some in Canada and Mexico as well Diamond just merged with Hilton and is now the largest...
  19. Clifbell

    HGV owner Thinking of doing a Diamond International tour

    I noticed a 3 night tour of Diamond International for $249 in Sedona. I am wondering what other HGV owners think of the idea. Of couse I will say "no", but learning more about one of their resorts as a learning process to th future integration seemed like a good idea. However, before I book...
  20. F

    Diamond Sampler Reservation Cancel Fee - $75

    Hello It is with embarrassment that I say I purchased a DRI Sampler. Waste of money and all the lies. Anyway I am where I am. We had a reservation for April, nothing much 4 days. We decided to not go. I booked in Oct 19. There is a $75 cancel fee. Which just irritates the S*^t out of me. Does...
  21. T

    In maui and went to a lying Diamonds Int Sales Presentation...blargg

    So my wife and I are staying at the westin villas on kaanapali and went for a walk down the boardwalk and was approached re free gifts from diamond if we went to their sales presentation. We don't mind these and actually enjoy looking at the other properties. Diamond gave us many options and...