USA: “Four fabulous weeks of travel across the USA”

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 …

Los Angeles

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 Originally made from timber, it was rebuilt in metal and is now an icon.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.

Rodeo Drive

Rodeo Drive

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“Our Dream Came True”

It has always been my and my wife’s dream to complete the Cruise from Alaska to Canada, so, with the help of Sophie from Travel Club by Wyndham, our dream came true in September of 2014.

Canada to Alaska cruise holiday

Sophie arranged everything for us, from the flights from Brisbane to Anchorage, our three day stay in Anchorage, train to Seward to catch our cruise ship (we took advantage of the 2 for 1 deal) and sailed for 7 days to Vancouver Canada. Stopping at places like Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan to name but a few. Continue reading

Fulfilling a Long-Cherised Dream of Canadian Rockies

5Earlier this year, we made a trip to the Canadian Rockies from Perth, ostensibly to fulfill a long-cherished dream of my husband. Being retired folks, we took a leisurely and meandering route to get there, stopping in Hong Kong, the Big Apple, the Maritime Provinces, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto, New Orleans and crossing the Panama Canal to San Diego and San Francisco. Continue reading

“USA all the way!!”

Disney World | WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham

Disney World

It’s been two sleeps in my own bed and two days of washing and unpacking. What I am unfolding is not just a piece of clothing that holds a faint odour of ‘suitcase’, but also holds the memory of a recent experience that I shared with my family of a wonderful trip around the USA. It was five week marathon that was designed to be ‘the’ once-in-a-lifetime holiday for our family to enjoy before the children grow up and get parentitis, or we grow up and get dodgy knees!

The destination, USA, a choice made predominantly on the fact that we had a Wyndham membership that could be used to cut down the costs of accommodation. Besides, USA is also the home of Disney World, corn dogs and Friends isn’t it? In actual fact, the Wyndham membership was purchased three years ago with the specific plan for this holiday (and many more) in mind. It did not disappoint! Continue reading

BIG Thank You to Travel by Wyndham: 23 Day Trip to USA

Disneyland, USA

At Disneyland

Finally I’m able to report that our recent 23 day trip to the USA, Vancouver BC, followed by a 7 day cruise on the Pacific Princess, was a complete & outstanding success.

We simply want to say a BIG thank you to Anne at Travel by Wyndham and Andrea at The Listel Hotel in Vancouver, for their individual patience, care and attention in making our holiday such a memorable experience. Continue reading

A Winter Wonderland Holiday in Canada

Lake Louise, Canada | WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham

Lake Louise, Canada

As WorldMark Owners, we spent a glorious week in Canmore.

What a gorgeous winterland greeted us on our arrival in early May. It snowed all the way as we were driving through Rocky Mountains to Canmore.  While there, we were able to visit all the wonderful tourist spots such as Banff – and Lake Louise was still frozen (an amazing sight). Continue reading

“Our most fantastic holiday since becoming Owners!”

We recently returned from the most fantastic holiday we have had since we became Owners in 2010.

We spent 10 nights at Wyndham Wanaka in the South Island of New Zealand, June 2014.

The lake itself is spectacular and when the surrounding mountains are crowned with snow it’s breathtaking.

Roys Peak, Wanaka, New Zealand | WorldMark South Pacific Club

360° View at Roys Peak (above Lake Wanaka)!

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USA & Canada – The Trip of a Life Time?

Grand Canyon | WorldMark South Pacific Club by WyndhamThe trip of a life time?  Not if you’re a WorldMark Owner.

Let me explain.

We have just returned from a six week holiday in the USA and Canada.  We started in Anaheim (WorldMark Anaheim).  Our itinerary included Disneyland, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Santa Monica, back to Disneyland for the next couple of days, Universal studios, a Dodgers Baseball game, back to Disneyland again and down to San Diego to Sea World. Continue reading

Canada & Alaska with Travel Club by Wyndham

Grouse Mountain Helicopter | WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham

Lauri & Geoff

Lauri & Geoff booked a Canada / Alaska trip organised by your exclusive Owners-only travel agency, Travel Club by Wyndham. Here’s an excerpt of the email they sent us when they returned home:

The trip was fantastic. The scenery is wonderful, the people friendly although they had no idea what we were saying. We may all speak English but not the same way.

Vancouver is a vibrant city with lots to see. We went to Granville Island, took a harbour tour, walked Stanley Park and went to Grouse Mountain. While on Grouse Mountain we took a helicopter flight over the region – fantastic. Continue reading

Owner Pic of the Week: The Magnificent Scenery in the Rockies, Canada

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise | WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Spring in the Rockies in Canada

We recently holidayed at WorldMark Vancouver – The Canadian (Canada) and WorldMark Seattle – The Camlin (North America)  after cruising from Shanghai to Seward in Alaska and then on the Vancouver.

It is our second stay in The Canadian. We had a most enjoyable stay in both places and also toured the Rockies. 

Jim and Marie, 

WorldMark Owners since 2002