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  1. Clifbell

    Two Bedroom Ocean 22 by Hilton Grand Vacations in Myrtle Beach SC Reviewed

    Located in Myrtle Beach South Carolina, Ocean 22 sits right on the beach. The two bedroom unit is described as being a partial ocean view, but you can see the ocean from the living room and the master bedroom. I guess partial means that you can only see the Ocean to the North as opposed to...
  2. 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...
  3. Clifbell

    One Bedroom 2 Double Beds at Ocean Tower by Hilton Grand Vacations In Waikoloa Hawaii

    Located in the Waikoloa area on the big island of Hawaii (20 minutes north of the Kailua-Kona airport) is where you will find the amazing Ocean Tower by Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare. The property is extensive and feature two pool areas plus easy access to the Hilton Waikoloa pools...
  4. 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...
  5. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 107... The Beauty of Last Minute Deals

    I love last minute deals. Unlike airline tickets, rental cars, and often Hotel reservations, last minute Timeshare deals are less expensive. I periodically check to see if there are last minute deals that work for me. I usually can find at least one that will work for me. I like to think of...
  6. Clifbell

    Review Bay Club Two Bedroom by Hilton Grand Vacations In Waikoloa Hawaii

    About 30 miles from the Kona International Airport sits the Bay Club by Hilton Grand Vacations. This resort is part of four resorts operated by Hilton Grand Vacations.. The rooms are large and the decks are expansive. The two Bedroom is smaller than the two Bedroom Plus which has a larger...
  7. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 106... My all time favorite Travel Credit Card

    After traveling for a year (almost) and using credit cards for almost 100% of my payments, I thought I would do a video on why the American Express Aspire Card is my favorite. My travel is greater than most people so I do have a lot of experience using different cards. It is possible that you...
  8. 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...
  9. Clifbell

    Studio at Ocean Tower by Hilton Grand Vacations In Waikoloa Hawaii

    Located in the Waikoloa area on the big island of Hawaii (20 minutes north of the Kailua-Kona airport) is where you will find the amazing Ocean Tower by Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare. The property is extensive and feature two pool areas plus easy access to the Hilton Waikoloa pools...
  10. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 102... Timeshare Hotel Comparison

    I wanted to make a video to explain the value of a timeshare as compared to staying in a hotel. This video compares the Hilton Grand Vacations Studio at Ocean Tower to the Hilton Waikoloa basic room. I go through the cost to rent each of them, the maintenance costs as an owner, and the actual...
  11. Clifbell

    One Bedroom Kings Land by Hilton Grand Vacations Review in Waikoloa Hawaii

    Located in the Waikoloa area on the big island of Hawaii (20 minutes north of the Kailua-Kona airport) is where you will find the amazing King's Land by Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare. The property is extensive and feature three pool areas with waterfalls, jacuzzi's, etc... There is also a...
  12. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 97...HGVMax is now Live with New Locations

    When Hilton grand Vacations changed their launch date to October, I certainly wasn't thinking October 5th. I was assuming October 28th or October 31st. But I am happy to be wrong. This video is hot off the presses reviewing the details of the new HGVMax locations. There was skepticism about...
  13. Clifbell

    Two Bedroom Kaanapali Beach Club by Hilton Grand Vacations Review in Kaanapali Maui Hawaii

    About 30 miles from the Main Airport in Maui sits the wonderful Ka'anapali Beach Club by Hilton Grand Vacations. Ka'anapali is a huge resort area filled with many of the worlds most elegant resorts. I stayed in a two bedroom with an amazing deck with a fantastic view of the ocean from the...
  14. Clifbell

    Two Bedroom Plus Maui Bay Villas by Hilton Grand Vacations in Kihei Maui Hawaii

    About 15 miles from the Main Airport in Maui sits the Amazing Maui Bay Villas by Hilton Grand Vacations. Kihei is a small beach town on the western shore. I stayed in a two bedroom plus with a nice deck located in Building 8 which has a partial view of the ocean from the deck. The unit also...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 81... Simulation of HGVMax

    ok... This is a long video. But I have included a lot of searches. I have attempted to simulate the rules of HGVMax by using my Diamond Resorts International account and my Hilton Grand Vacations account. I have shown samples of searches at six months and 10 months. The purpose of the six...
  21. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 79... HGVMax Owner Update

    I just completed an owner update and upgraded my resale purchase to HGVMax points. This puts me at the Premier + tier and I am happy with the purchase and the upgrade. In this video I will provide a summary of the benefits of the HGVMax program. I'll also discuss the highlights of the...
  22. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 78... My new RV is called HGVMax

    I am currently wrapping up a cross country tour in my car and staying in Timeshares. This got me to thinking about how happy I am with the HGVMax platform and all the locations available to travel across the country. In so many way I wanted an RV, but chose a Timeshare because I wanted to...
  23. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 75... Studio Timeshares should all have Kitchens

    Ok, this is a pet peeve of mine. I expect a full kitchen to be in every timeshare and this includes Studio units. I will except a mini kitchen with a two burner stovetop, a medium refrigerator, dishwasher, and all the necessary cooking stuff. I paid a lot of money to own timeshares. I don't...
  24. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 72... HGVMax Creates Cross Country Possibility

    One of the downsides of choosing timeshares over an RV used to be the flexibility to travel across the US and have plenty of places to stay. Well, not so anymore thanks to the merger of Diamond International and Hilton Grand Vacations creating HGVMax. This is a huge game changing event for the...
  25. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 68… A Timeshare Trip across America

    Everybody loves an adventure. So, off I go on a seven week trip in Timeshares to enjoy a family Reunion as well as a high school reunion. I will be traveling from California to Ohio and then back. But to make this trip more interesting, I will travel through Southern California, Arizona, New...
  26. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 66... How to Spot a Good Timeshare Salesperson

    Meeting with a good timeshare salesperson will change your whole experience with timeshares. If all the salesperson cares about is getting you to buy, you will feel nothing but pressure and often not the most truthful. But a good timeshare salesperson will want you to get the most out of your...
  27. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 63… Are Ocean View Prices worth it?

    Everyone loves an ocean view room... Right? But if you are staying in a timeshare are you aware of how much the Ocean view rooms cost compared to the standard rooms of the same size? I will explore Hilton Grand vacations and Marriott Vacation Club and their costs for upgrades. I focused on...
  28. Clifbell

    Review Bay Club Two Bedroom Plus by Hilton Grand Vacations In Waikoloa Hawaii

    This room is huge. Over 1400 square feet. The living room is huge, the bedrooms are huge, and the kitchen is amazing. I happened to get a free upgrade from a standard two bedroom because I am an Elite member. Located 20 minutes north of Kailua Kona, Hawaii (Big Island) in Waikoloa, Hawaii...
  29. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 60... Five Timeshare Habits that Help me Learn

    No matter how much you know, you can always get better. And who doesn't want to have better vacations? And better experiences using your timeshares too. In this Video I share with you my top five habits I use to get better. I am sharing what I have learned over the last decade+ of using...
  30. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 59... Are HGV Max Premier Benefits Worth It?

    Everyone tries to sell you on getting status benefits. As a result of the Diamond International merger, I decided that I should have more points so I could stay at more of the new resort options after the merger. And as a result I became a Premier member (formerly Elite Plus). The Biggest...
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