Our Wyndham journey started in March 2012 during a trip to the Gold Coast with our son and fiancé, where we attended a sales presentation with “Jill” at Wyndham Surfers Paradise and it was there we became Owners.
After a very exciting four-week trip across the USA, we set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on a seven-night Caribbean cruise.
We left sunny Fort Lauderdale standing on the top deck of the cruiseliner, sipping a cocktail, watching the coastline disappear from view … life doesn’t get much better than this.
Hi! Both my husband Michael and I have been members of WorldMark South Pacific Club for over 13 years, achieving Privileges Platinum level. Recently, we documented four fabulous weeks of travel across the USA followed by another week of cruising in the Caribbean.
The journey begins …
The weather here was sunny and warm to hot. The highlights were Disneyland, Universal Studios and Hollywood, even though Hollywood wasn’t what I thought it would be … it turned out to be quite dirty and cramped with construction work in front of Mann’s Chinese Theatre and most of the surrounding streets.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Where the stars are immortalised on Hollywood Boulevard! It has more than 2,500 stars spread over 18 blocks and over 10 million visitors a year. We could only do a few blocks due to time restrictions, but what a thrill to be here.
The Hollywood Sign was initially Hollywood Land sales. Originally made from timber, it was rebuilt in metal and is now an icon.
Rodeo Drive was very exciting. Beverly Wiltshire Hotel is where Pretty Woman was filmed. The street is lined with exclusive shops such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, etc. so I could only window shop. There were lots of prestige cars such as Mercedes, Ferrari etc. to look at.
On the 3rd of July this year we flew from Brisbane to Wyndham Resort Denarau Island (Fiji) for a one-week stay. This holiday with our daughter Lauren, son Matt and daughter-in-law Melinda had been planned for four years, since Matt and Melinda had returned from living and working in the UK. The holiday was originally planned for May to coincide with our (Bevan and I) 35th wedding anniversary but as Matt is a school teacher we had to wait until the July school holidays. The holiday was even more special, as we had become grandparents to precious Oliver in late December of 2015, so this was his first overseas trip! The family time was so special and gave us a chance to spend quality time with Oliver and get to know him better.
The staff at the resort were so good with children. Oliver was greeted with so much joy by everyone that we encountered.
Bevan and I stayed at Wyndham Resort Denarau Island ten years ago, for our 25th wedding anniversary. It’s safe to say our stay this year will not be our last. We love everything about this resort – friendly staff, excellent accommodation, fine dining options and most importantly time to rest and relax.
I have attached a photo of a beautiful Fijian sunset with us all enjoying this spectacular sight – as you must!
It was my husband’s 60th Birthday and the 30th anniversary of when we first met in USA, so to celebrate both occasions we decided on a trip to California, USA. We wanted to restrict it to two weeks so that it would fit in the September school holidays.
We decided on Anaheim due to the theme parks and San Diego because going to the San Diego Zoo was high up on my children’s bucket list.
We stayed at Worldmark Anaheim resort and Wyndham Inn at the Park at San Diego. We only had points to cover one week, but by borrowing on next year’s point we had enough to cover the whole accommodation. September is a good time to go because it is not peak season in USA, however the weather is still warm.
At Anaheim we went to Disneyland for two days and to Universal Studios on one day. The kids loved Disneyland of course. My husband and I really enjoyed Universal Studios, especially the Studio Tour which included a 360-degree 3D show of King Kong versus T-Rex. The special effects show was interesting and the kids loved the animal actors show. The Minions 3D ride was fun and it was so warm that day that the kids walked through the Water Park with their clothes on just to cool down. (Hint: bring swimming costumes for the kids.)
My husband and I have just returned from the most magical holiday ever, we chose to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary at Wyndham Sea Pearl Resort Phuket as it was one of our favourite destinations. We had 2 glorious weeks at this beautiful resort, the setting was beautiful and the staff were brilliant especially Leon the Beverages Manager and Amy who served us at breakfast every day. They could not do enough to make our stay any better.
I would like to share a brief story about our recent Luxury Southern Africa Club Tour. This story doesn’t do justice to what we saw and did in the three weeks away; it’s just snapshot.
Going to South Africa was the only trip I really wanted to do ever since I was a little girl and in October 2015, Travel Club by Wyndham made this happen for me and my husband, Brian.
After 14 months of anticipation the dream came true. Plus this was our delayed honeymoon.
Starting off from Brisbane, we met some of our tour group and the rest joined us in Perth. What a great bunch they turned out to be. Continue reading
In the 8 weeks time that we travelled throughout Europe, I took 8000 photos!!! Yes, 8000. We stayed over 4 weeks in Finland and then almost 4 weeks in Paris – Switzerland – Austria and Italy. So there were lots photo opportunities. It was amazing holiday!
I had my Nikon D3300 and iPhone 6, used both.