One of my favourite authors Ernest Hemingway once said to never go on trips with anyone you do not love. So all of my trips to Wyndham’s Resorts around the world over the past twelve years as a proud owner have involved my wife who has supported me to fully enjoy these exciting experiences and memorable journeys.
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.
Having been timeshare owners since 2000, we have enjoyed many years of the magnificent WorldMark family life, in all manner of luxury from the east to the west of Australia and Tasmania, as well as New Zealand
Following a week in Fiji in May we were home a week and then onto Sydney for another four nights.
Although we live in Sydney, we are about 60 kilometres from the CBD so have found Wyndham Sydney Suites to be perfect for either a weekend stop to take in a show, or simply enjoy some shopping, or head off to the beach to relax. The team in Sydney are just like family and always make you feel right at home.
As it is nearly ten months now since David and I spent a week at Ramada Eco Beach Resort, Broome, we have had time to reflect on our stay.
We were invited to a Godson’s wedding which was to take place in July on a crocodile farm two-and-a-half hours west of Katherine, NT. This invitation was the catalyst for a two-month trip, starting in the north east of Victoria, making our way to Lawn Hill National Park in Queensland via many interesting places along the way. We began our camping when we reached Adel’s Grove in this National Park and spent most nights in our tent from there until we reached Eco Beach.
By this stage we were looking forward to a few comforts that camping doesn’t offer! Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed and given iced tea and a cool cloth prior to our check in. We then found our way to our Garden Villa which was home for a week. Our villa was very well appointed, comfortable and secluded. There happens to be an excellent restaurant on site, the temptation of which was too much to refuse.
After an afternoon spent wandering the quaint old village of Richmond with its convict past and now home to delightful shops, and fortified with a delicious hot chocolate, we arrived at the resort for a three-night stay. Our plan was to explore some of the sights of southern Tasmania. We received a warm welcome and settled in to our comfortable, cosy room. The setting amid the native bushland is lovely and we saw birds and wallabies around. Congratulations to the company for preserving this precious area.
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.)
With my partner Rosemary, I have been a Wyndham Owner since 2006. In ten years of accumulative membership we have experienced some fantastic vacations and short stays in beautiful places within Australia and overseas. We have enjoyed time in Vancouver, Whistler, Fiji, Bali, Wanaka (at least 10 times in both summer and winter) and thanks to our RCI association, holidays in France, Greece and Tahiti. Did I mention the cruises?
In 2017 we will enjoy another New Zealand stay in Wanaka followed by Hawaii, California, Missouri, Florida and New York. While that will be exciting, it is the winter break in North Queensland, Port Douglas and we particularly love when the warm jackets can be left at home in the cupboard.