Bluegreen Vacation Timeshare

Bluegreen Vacation Timeshare

They are everywhere, those offers to go on a weekend vacation for free…You just have to sit through a short presentation about their timeshare program. Except it is not just a little presentation, they also have you sit one on one with a sales person who works really hard to sell you a full priced timeshare. We did that many years ago, and we were suckered in to a full price Bluegreen timeshare. Now, I say suckered mainly because we paid full price. After a few years, I started doing more research that I wish I had done in the beginning and found that the same number of points that we purchased could be bought for less than half the price of what we paid. Research is definitely needed prior to purchasing a timeshare, and resale is the best way to go.

We signed up for a free weekend through a booth at Bass Pro Shops in 2005, and were off for our free weekend in Charleston, South Carolina. Unfortunately, we did not get to stay at The Lodge Alley Inn as we thought we were going to. The Lodge Alley Inn is a Bluegreen Resort and is located in the heart of Charleston. We did get to tour the Inn and it was so beautiful, and looked fantastic. However, we had to stay a vehicle ride away from the heart of Charleston at a chain hotel on a not so picturesque marina. We still enjoyed our weekend thoroughly though we were very disappointed by the change of venue.

There are many places you can stay thru Bluegreen resorts, and the membership of Interval International (II) and RCI that you can join as members of Bluegreen. We have gotten the chance to stay all over the United States, and even got to stay at a great little country resort in England for a week. And the additional week(s) vacation through II and RCI are very minimal in cost.

Aspen Vacation Rentals

Aspen Vacation Rentals

Aspen. Everyone knows about it, everyone wants to experience it. It’s where you must be seen. Even if you can’t ski a lick. The superstar of Colorado ski resort towns is an event in itself, with world class skiing and snowboarding plus a social scene that challenges other noteworthy cities across the globe. This is your year to check out the phenomenon that is Aspen, Colorado. Four mountains surround Aspen and help to make it one of the most renown ski resorts in the world. You will be hard pressed to find Aspen rental homes, cabins, condos or villas that don’t have a at least a good view. Choose a rental ski cabin that gives you the ski in ski out option – taking you right to the lift from your doorway. Stay closer to town or in Aspen with a rental condo or villa. All Aspen vacation rentals will offer a great array of creature comforts and amenities, such as full kitchens, nice linens and furnishings, cozy fireplaces, sweet sound systems and quite possibly, a hot tub for relaxing away the day’s challenges. The Aspen rental properties offered on this site provide you not only with many if not all of these amenities , but the comfort in knowing they are taken care of by reputable management companies. So ski on, dude. Your digs are all taken care of.

You are supposed to be in Aspen to ski. There are four mountains and plenty of resorts at which to do so. This great ski area has three locations: Central Aspen, East End Aspen and West End Aspen. But, there are other offerings, some just as enticing (and not nearly as cold) as feeling the wind and really cold snow in your face. Sit in the shadow of Aspen mountain while enjoying lunch after shopping for new duds in downtown Aspen. This mountain is home to Snowmass ski resort. Aspen Mountain is suited for intermediate and expert skiers, however Snowmass is family friendly and offers lots of stuff to do for the family on vacation. The Aspen Highlands loom above Highland Village, which offers plenty of shopping and lots of vacation rental homes, villas and condos and ski chalets. Buttermilk Mountain has played home to ESPN’s Winter X Games (no not x-rated, but X-treme) so if you happen to be there while this is going on, get a ticket or get out of the way. There is also plenty of expert ski instruction to keep you safe when you actually do venture onto the slopes yourself.

There are other activities besides skiing, snowboarding and looking like a superstar in downtown Aspen, like dog sledding, back country skiing snowshoeing, sleigh rides and snowmobiling. In the off months, Aspen also offers great outdoor action with target shooting, rock climbing, biking, tennis, golf hiking horseback riding plus much more. Aspen is truly a year round resort, not only for its outdoor offerings but its well known art and cultural scene as well. In other words, splurge on some very cool sunglasses and work on your appreciation of good art, great music and stimulating conversation. Get yourself an Aspen vacation rental home or cabin, and discover the depth of this artistic community that is breathtakingly beautiful and a true superstar of ski resorts.

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Beach Vacation Ideas

Beach Vacation Ideas

Nothing in the world beats a family beach vacation, whether it’s at a deluxe resort, or a simple campground on the beach.

Below, are some ways you might plan your next beach vacation:

Caribbean Beach Vacation

1. Jamaica and the Dominican Republic are great places to go with the whole family. There are several resorts that are very affordable and are famous for water sports and their kids clubs.

2. There are several resorts with outstanding kids programs with different activities and leaders for each age group. You can rest assured that you children are well taken care of while having a great time. They will be happy and tired at night!

3. There are great resorts with all inclusive water parks; a great attraction for the whole family!

4. Just like anywhere else, you can find resorts in all the different price classes with a price drop from May to December. Unfortunately, that is during hurricane season, but most resorts offer weather guarantees.

Mexico Beach Vacation

Even though many tourists drive down to Mexico and rent a condo or stay in a small hotel, beach vacations at all inclusive resorts are still the best way to go for families. You are well taken care of and you can have peace of mind about the whereabouts of your children. It makes a big difference in price and atmosphere whether you go on the west coast or the south coast – like Cancun.

The Riviera Maya, an hour south of Cancun, has the second largest barrier reef in the world; even greater than Australia. There are many activities for families to explore outside of the resort. Think about renting a car for extra freedom or, hire a taxi, you could even take the bus.

Hawaii Beach Vacation

Planning to go to Hawaii? This is the dream of many. You can expect luxury resorts that are all inclusive like Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu. On the exclusive Kona-Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, this magical, tropical oasis captures the essence of Hawaii’s golden age. It offers seclusion without isolation, complemented by an award-winning sports club and spa and a private Jack Nicklaus signature golf course.

Other, more affordable options in Hawaii would be the Waikiki Beach area. It is breathtaking, fun for the entire family, and offers several different lodging options.

Of course, the south of France, Spain, Italy and other European countries have great beaches too.

With plenty of options available to you and your family, vacation ideas on the beach are always something to look forward to. There are many beaches out there; all you have to do is find the one that fits your needs – and your budget.

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Vacation Travel Benefits

Vacation Travel Benefits

In years gone by, Vacation travel benefits were usually offered only to the very top tier employees – usually the management cadres in most industries, these being the employees whom the employer was striving to attract and retain because of their potential impact on the business.

In modern times, as employers become more and more enlightened about the need to visualize their operations as “team efforts” where every contributor and contribution is important, In such industries, an employer who does not offer travel and vacation benefits could find themselves at a disadvantage when attracting and retaining the best talent. A potentially perilous position in this information age where the success of an organization more often than not depends on the quality of employees it is able to attract and retain in the long run.

The exact workings of Vacation travel benefits in an organization are usually laid down in the organizational policy book, which new employees are furnished when they first join the organization. Generally, the idea is that an employee earns so much in terms for such a period of time worked.

There are also some organizations that will give holidays to their employees only during the years when business is good, and have the employees go without these benefits in the years when business is low. Where this is the case, the employer normally has to make the employees aware of such a fact right from the outset of their relationship. Failure to do so could result in ugly incidents. Similar to a case where employees work for a whole year expecting travel or vacation benefits, only to be told that they will not get them, greatly deflating and de-motivating the employees, and beating the whole point.

There are generally considered a privilege given to the employees. The employer is under no obligation to give, they automatically turn into rights for the employee once the employer and the employee sign an employment agreement for traveling. This means that if the employer-employee relationship separates, the employer could find themselves actually being legally compelled to pay their employee for any benefits. This happens if the employee had earned for the last work period the last time they were paid on their holidays, and prior to the souring of their relationship.

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