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  1. 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...
  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

    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...
  4. 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...
  5. J

    Times get rough- best way to sell?

    My wife and I have been owners at Worldmark since 2017 and have not payed off yet. We still owe about 7.5k. We have been going to some rough times and have decided to change our life style and will no longer be able to afford our ownership, What is the best option for sellling? There are so many...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 93... Half Way Point of My One Year Adventure

    I have published a video in the past on how to travel for a year in timeshares. This video is an update to my travel after six months in timeshares. It really has given me the chance to think about what is important in my life and also help me transition to becoming a real estate agent. But...
  14. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 91... Extend Hawaii Paradise by choosing a Studio

    More is better... More time in Hawaii is more better (author's pun). Sometimes in life a small compromise can be significant. Sometimes this depends on your perspective. If a longer experience is more of a luxury than the place you stay, then maybe you should consider a studio timeshare for...
  15. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 90... Book Marriott cheaper by using WorldMark and Interval International

    Have you ever wanted to Book a Marriott vacation and you are a WorldMark Owner? Or maybe, Like me, you own WorldMark and Marriott and you find the Maintenance fees for Marriott too high, but you like the Marriott Resorts. Well, there is a solution for you and that is to use your WorldMark...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. Clifbell

    Two Bedroom Worldmark Estes Park Review in Estes Park Colorado

    Estes Park is about 90 minutes Northwest from Denver in the Rocky Mountains. The elevation of the town is over 7000 feet which makes it a nice place to visit in summer to hike or winter to ski. There is a very nice downtown area with many nice shops. The two bedroom unit is quite large and...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 71... A Cross Country Trip Using Wyndham Timeshares

    One of the downsides of choosing timeshares over an RV was the flexibility to travel across the US and have plenty of places to stay. Well, I am in the process of doing my trip across the US staying in Timeshares. Although not nearly as many locations as an RV, I do finally have the option...
  26. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 69 ... How WorldMark Owners can Stretch Their Points

    Everyone wants to save money and take more vacations. In this video, I will show WorldMark Owners how they can use Go Now to both save money and use less points for a weeks stay. This allows owners to stretch their existing points so they don't need to buy more. But at the same time, Go Now...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 65... Take a FREE Vacation with Wyndham Rewards Points on Vacasa

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 65... Take a FREE Vacation with Wyndham Rewards Points on Vacasa There is nothing like a free Vacation... In this video I show you how to earn points and then how to use them to get a free Vacation. This includes vacations at great locations in Hawaii and elsewhere...
  30. Clifbell

    Review of the Wyndham Kona coast Resort two bedroom in Kona Hawaii

    This is a wonderful resort located about 15 minutes south of Kailua Kona on the Big Island. The two bedroom unit is very spacious with a nice kitchen. You can book this room as a WorldMark owner via Club pass or as I did for this visit using Wyndham Rewards. I was in building 30 on the...