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 Originally made from timber, it was rebuilt in metal and is now an icon.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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Christmas in Las Vegas, USA!

Las Vegas

Barbara & Trevor in Las Vegas, USA

My husband and I decided to take advantage of the fact that Christmas was mid-week in 2013 and take a week off from our business.

As we hadn’t had a real break since we went to Ramada Port Douglas for a week in July 2012, we were VERY ready to get away, but most WorldMark resorts we considered were already fully booked for Christmas.  So we started looking further afield, and finally settled on Las Vegas – a place we have never really had any great desire to visit, but WorldMark Las Vegas – Boulevard was available and L.V is close to the Grand Canyon, so we thought, ‘Why not?’. Continue reading

A fabulous holiday to Vegas & LA!

Grand Canyon - WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham

L-R: Ian, Jackie, & Tom at the Grand Canyon

My husband and I, along with two of our friends, have recently returned from a fabulous holiday to Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

We had a most amazing week in Las Vegas, touring as many of the casinos as we could.  If you actually go through the casino floor to the back of the casino, there are some fantastic displays of sculptures and themes associated with the particular casino.  The water fountain show at the Bellagio is amazing both during the day and with the lights behind it at night.  We also saw the erupting volcano  and the pirate show.  During the day, it was good crowd wise but at night was when it really came to life.  We went to the Freemont Street Light Show Experience and just stood in amazement of the roof putting on a display with millions of led lights.  Continue reading

The Grand Canyon: “I have now ticked off another item on my ‘to-do’ list!”

 

The Grand Canyon: WorldMark South Pacific ClubMy son, Brayden, my nephew, Brandon,  and I have enjoyed 3 weeks travelling in the USA, thanks to my marvellous Wyndham membership!

We visited Los Angeles, [including Anaheim], as well as Las Vegas with a 4-night stay at WorldMark Spencer Street. It is a lovely family-friendly resort, with the trademark friendly and helpful staff.  One very special tour, whilst in Las Vegas, was a trip to the Grand Canyon.  Continue reading

Just pop in those dates!

Chris and Helen at Daytona race track

Chris and Helen at Daytona race track

Holidaying with Wyndham is easy and adventurous……..go on put your dates in and see where you end up….we did.

We only have one rule when holidaying………always go to at least one place we have never been. Last year was Daytona Beach and this year we found the West Coast treasure……San Diego. With all but the last 3 nights of our USA holiday booked, I simply entered these dates we had free on the RCI website and up popped accommodation in San Diego. A place we had never thought of visiting, but so glad we did. Continue reading

Our resorts are the best going

We decided that we wanted to do something different for our holiday so we went to the US. I had the opportunity to get a cheap holiday in Florida so I decided to incorporate it with a Wyndham holiday.

We set out from Brisbane for our 13 hour flight to LA, and then waited for our connecting flight to Orlando. Continue reading

A ‘World Class’, well run and well oiled machine

Warm and friendly staff, beautifully appointed large apartments, polished and professional administration from every aspect of this fantastic Company.

We have been with WorldMark/Wyndham for years, using it often and creating very enjoyable memories all over Australia.  Recently however, we did a cruise around the Caribbean, calling in at Ocho Rios – Jamaica, Labadee – Haiti  and Nassau – Bahamas then came back to Miami, flew to LA, hired a SUV and headed to our first port of call,  WorldMark apartment in Solvang. Continue reading