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timeshare tips

  1. Clifbell

    Why I chose Timeshare over RV.... Timeshare Traveler Episode 191

    I've been happily using my timeshares for the last three years living full time in my timeshares. Before I moved agressively into using timeshares, I also looked at getting an RV (either a Bus or Truck Camper). When I looked at the costs for the RV, it seemed like the timeshares prices were...
  2. Clifbell

    Using Timeshares to Raise Money for Charity... Timeshare Traveler Episode 189

    One of the amazing opportunities you have as a timeshare owner is that you can donate your timeshare vacations to non profits or charity. Just in case you have points expiring or you just want to donate to a charity. In this video, I'll discuss the process of how I have donated to non profits...
  3. Clifbell

    Advantage of Consolidating Points in ONE System...Timeshare Traveler Episode 188

    If you have decided that timeshares are for you or if you already own timeshares, then this video is for you. I have found that by consolidating my ownership into one system, you can leverage all of the features more easily than by having a few points in each system. In my case I have two main...
  4. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 44... Treat Timeshare and Loyalty Points like Money

    Timeshare points should be treated like money. Every year you pay for an allocation and it is up to you to get the most value out of your points. I try to get three times my maintenance fees when comparing rental rates of rooms on sites like Tripadvisor. I also discuss how important it is to...
  5. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 32 Timeshare New Years Resolutions

    In this video, I put together a set of goals for 2022 that might be relevant to others. I have learned a lot about timeshares over the last year. For over 6 months I lived full time in timeshares and that was an adventure. From this experience I created what I believe is my overarching goal...