Exploring our family heritage in Scotland, thanks to WorldMark & RCI

Carr Bridge at Aviemore

Carr Bridge, at a wee village just north of our Scandanavian Village Resort at Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands

The time had come to research our family history in Scotland.

We rang RCI and asked if there were any vacancies available in Scotland for 2 weeks during May/June.  We were able to get one week at the Scandanavian Village Resort at Aviemore and the following week at the Moness Country Club at Aberfeldy.

These reservations were made 13 months in advance.  This enabled us to plan our 11 weeks abroad around these 2 weeks. 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

A holiday on an English narrowboat

Rainy day outside narrowboatHave you ever thought of pottering about the beautifully scenic canals of England on a narrowboat? We did, and by exchanging WorldMark Credits with RCI we made it possible.

We had been told that canal exchange weeks are eagerly sought after, so we contacted RCI early and made our request as general as possible – a week on any canal in the month of August. We were delighted when we received a phone call within two weeks. We were offered a week on the Trent-Mersey Canal with Canaltime and immediately accepted it. Continue reading

Wild West, USA

Grand Teton National Park

Two friends and myself had a marvelous holiday last year – driving across the Wild West of the USA.

It was the first time I had hired and driven a car in the US and it wasn’t as scary as I had first thought! Out of 35 nights away, 26 of them were staying at WorldMark properties; San Francisco, Galena, West Yellowstone, Bear Lake, Midway, St. George, Las Vegas and Anaheim. Continue reading

Stretching our holiday dollar further

Wyndham Surfers Paradise - Enjoying facilities near pool and BBQ

After joining WorldMark in 2007 and accumulating points, a girlfriend and I had a wonderful week in W.A. in 2009.

After a late evening flight we arrived in Perth to Outram and the biggest 2 bedroom apartment to relax in and enjoy for the next 3 nights. We felt  very decadent with a huge bed and our own bathroom. The circle bus stop was right at our door and we had a lovely time walking and exploring by getting on and off buses. There was also some great shopping in streets nearby the resort. Continue reading

Trolleys, Trams and Giant Stingrays!

Thank you WorldMark, Wyndham and RCI. Planning a three months odyssey across the USA and the Caribbean was made so much easier thanks to your wonderful consultants!

After an online Owners’ workshop, I was guided through the website for WorldMark SF in San Francisco and within minutes we were booked in for the dates we wanted. Continue reading