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  1. Clifbell

    Club Wyndham Shearwater Two Bedroom Review in Princeville Kauai Hawaii

    About an hour drive from the Lihue Airport in Princeville Hawaii on the Island of Kauai sits the Club Wyndham Shearwater resort. Today's review is of the Two bedroom unit on the third floor (Unit 311). The buildings are two and three stories tall and have lush tropical plants throughout...
  2. Clifbell

    Ke'Eo Kai one Bedroom by Club Wyndham in Princeville Kauai Hawaii

    About an hour drive from the Lihue Airport in Princeville Hawaii on the Island of Kauai sits the Club Wyndham Kw'Eo Kai resort. Today's review is of the one bedroom unit. The buildings are three stories tall and have lush tropical plants throughout. There are two pools, and plenty of grills...
  3. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 167... The value of Timeshare Marketing Packages

    You own a timeshare, so you will be doing owner updates... It is a fact of timeshare life. Since you are in this environment, then you might as well take advantage of the situation... I am about to embark on a three week vacation to Hawaii... Of those 21 days, 12 of them are on two makring...
  4. Clifbell

    Studio at Worldmark Windsor review in Windsor California

    Located 40 Minutes from the Pacific ocean and about 2 hours north of San Francisco sits the Worldmark Windsor in Windsor, California. What I love about the Studio is that it has all the features of the one bedroom except the bedroom is in the living room(and it folds up during the day). You...
  5. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 163... Timeshare Thursday thru Saturday

    Getaways Nothing is more refreshing than taking a short break either as an event or themed adventure. I recommend that you plan these trips around a weekend. I like shifting them to Thursday Thru Saturday instead of the traditional Friday and Saturday. The reason I like to shift to...
  6. V

    Club Cranberry Building Converted to Retirement Residence

    I have discovered a Town of Collingwood planning application approved in 2021 to convert the Living Stone/Cranberry Inn and Club Cranberry buildings into a retirement residence. Based on the information I have so far, the Timeshare units will not exist once all renovations are complete. As a TS...
  7. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 160... Timeshare Maintenance Fees as Motivation for Better Vacationing

    I always want to keep my costs of Vacationing to a minimum so I can enjoy more vacationing. I use my maintenance costs as motivation to try to do more without adding more points. Over the years, I have gotten extremely good at doing this to the point that I can stretch my points to be living...
  8. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 157... Using Timeshares to Combine Work and Bucket Lists

    In this video, I wanted to discuss the use of timeshares to help you increase your achievement of your bucket list. With the improved technology many people have an option of working remote 2-5 days a week... So, if you can work remote why not use this time to complete bucket list items. The...
  9. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 155... Buying a Second Home Vs Timeshare

    In this video, I wanted to look at the comparison between buying a second home or using your timeshares as an alternative. I looked at several criteria. How long each year would you stay in your second home, did you always want to go to the same place, whether capital appreciation was...
  10. Clifbell

    One Bedroom Worldmark Dolphin Cove Review in Anaheim Ca

    Located in Anaheim close to Disneyland sits the Worldmark Dolphin Cove. This resort is located along the corridor of hotel / condos near Disneyland. The unit had a full kitchen that was compact but sufficient, a larger bedroom with a king bed, and a nice outdoor patio. The resort has a nice...
  11. K

    *Free* - two variable weeks in Waikiki!

    I'm giving away my two weeks timeshare at the Imperial Hawaii Resort in Waikiki. It's for an Ohia suite, with options to upgrade. Rooftop pool, block from the beach, in the heart of Waikiki! It's a great spot. Each week is $919 annual maintenance fee currently. My life situation has changed...
  12. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 147... How to Be a Frugal Timeshare Traveler

    In this video, I show you how you can save money by stretching your points... And by using Interval International and RCI to book last minute deals (Getaways or Last Call). The end result of this strategy is that you don't need to own as many points or pay as much in Maintenance fees...
  13. Clifbell

    One Bedroom Worldmark Windsor Review in Windsor California

    Located 40 Minutes from the Pacific ocean and about 2 hours north of San Francisco sits the Worldmark Windsor in Windsor, California. You are surround by plenty of activities. You can hike in the redwoods or stroll past California oaks. Or you can do a day of wine tasting. The resort itself...
  14. D

    Template for sell a timeshare

    Hello, I'm looking to sell my timeshare and I'm wondering if anyone knows of a good template or sample agreement that I could use for the sale. If anyone has any suggestions or resources they could share, I would really appreciate it. Thank you!
  15. S

    FREE: Geoholiday Vacation Club 25,000 points (membership fee paid for this year already)

    FREE! Just pay closing/transfer costs. We are willing to negotiate coverage of closing/transfer fees. Please PM me if interested or to make an offer: Geoholiday Vacation Club - 25,000 points Annually - Multi-destination membership - use anytime throughout year - Geoholidays has 65+...
  16. N

    Wanted: Atlantic City Weekend in March!

    Looking for 2-3 nights, either Friday-Monday or Friday to Sunday or Saturday-Monday, in Atlantic City in March. Please let me know dates/location/price. I prefer Wyndham Skyline Tower but am open to other accomodations. Prefer 2br, but I am open to smaller units. Thanks!
  17. 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...
  18. P

    SOLD/ROFRD - FREE HICV Gatlinburg Smokey Mountain Resort 2Bd Villa timeshare

    My husband and I are wanting to give our Gatlinburg time share to someone who will use it. We are in ministry with two littles and just dont travel as much as we used to. Its a 2Bd, 1,170 square ft villa. it sleeps up to 6. its room #812. It has a fully equipped kitchen, spa tub with hydro jets...
  19. F

    Cancel Westgate Resort Timeshare

    Hello, I am new to this group but I do believe that it got my husband and I out of a 21k mistake that we made while vacationing in Gatlinburg. After we got home from vacay, I started reading through all of the documents on the CD Rom that was provided, checking into the interval international...
  20. 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...
  21. R

    List on Redweek?

    Does anyone have any experience with posting their HGV timeshare with Redweek? We are new to using Redweek and are unsure of the process. Any help and advice is appreciated!
  22. Clifbell

    Two Bedroom Oceanfront Marriott OceanWatch in Myrtle Beach SC Review

    Located in Myrtle Beach South Carolina, Ocean watch sits right on the beach. The reviewed two bedroom unit is an oceanfront view. Both the master bedroom and the living room face the ocean. There is a deck which has a great view of the ocean and a lot of the property since it is on the 16th...
  23. J

    FREE: Vacation Village at Weston, Florida

    Vacation Village at Weston Resort - Weston, Florida This timeshare is being offered for free. This is a "Gold Crown Awarded Resort" with RCI, located in beautiful southern Florida with day trip access to Fort Lauderdale, Miami, the Everglades, and the Florida Keys. Also located near two PGA...
  24. J

    Punta Cana timeshare financed through Mexico

    Long story short we regrettably signed up for a vacation club at Live Aqua in Punta Cana. I've come to learn the contract is via Fiesta Americana Vacation Clubs (FAVC) and financed through groupo Posadas in Mexico. I'm 2 months past my recission date, signed up in August 2022. My question is...
  25. 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...
  26. Z

    I’m an idiot - rescinding limitless/Vidanta timeshare

    Long story short - got back from 12 nights in Mexico and was checking over my statements and such when I saw the charge from a day where I and my sig other can’t even remember (it was our first vacay in 5 years so we went way too hard). come to find out I spent 10k at a Vidanta on a 10 year...
  27. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 80... Abound / Vistana Owner Update

    I just completed an owner update at a Westin Property where the discussion centered around the New Abound platform. The Abound Platform is the new name for the Combined Vistana and Marriott Timeshares. Supposedly, the new program is rolling out. You should be getting the official...
  28. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 77... Freedom, Responsibility, and Timeshares

    I have created a set of criteria that help me have successful vacation. I have categorized them into three groups... Freedom, Responsibility, and timeshares. By freedom, I mean that you have the ability to plan for a flexible vacation, but you still have to define what that means.... How long...
  29. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 74... The Frugal Timeshare with Costco

    The three main cost drivers for timeshares owners is Maintenance fees, Travel to/From Timeshares, and food. In this video, I discuss how I leverage Costco to keep food costs low. By managing food costs, I can have money for additional vacations. I use Costco for the basic food costs. The...
  30. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 73... RV vs Timeshare Depends on Travel Style

    There is no right or wrong choice between an RV or a timeshare. My travel style is just better suited for Timeshares than RV's. In this Video, I try to describe what it is about my travel style that makes timeshares better for me. My goal is to help you decide what is right for you based on...