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Interval International offers new short term vacation stays

II recently announced that its travel subsidiary, Worldwide Vacation & Travel, Inc., has developed a short-term vacation program that will offer resort developer clients a more affordable product for consumers in today’s changing marketplace. Developers are finding themselves in need of a less expensive product and Interval’s short-term vacation program will augment their traditional sales […]

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Kheere ka Raita

Cucumber and Mint Raita A cool and refreshing relish, Raita is always the perfect partner for very hot dishes. Some cooks also like to serve it as an accompaniment to mildly spiced foods, claiming it helps indigestion. 2. cups plain yogurt 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely diced. 1/3 cup thinly sliced onion (sweet […]

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Masala Murgha – Spicy Whole Baked Chicken

Masala Murgha – Spicy Whole Baked Chicken This simple roast chicken-flavorful but not too fiery is a lovely light supper or lunch dish. 3 large garlic cloves, halved 1 medium fresh hot green chili, seeded One 2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled & coarsely chopped ¼ C fresh coriander leaves 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 […]

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Advantage Vacation Oahu Mini Vacation

Interval International and RCI are talking about mini vacations. If you don’t have time this summer to take a longer vacation why not take a mini vacation? Syed and I went to Oahu  on our own mini vacation. We stayed at The Hilton Hawaiian Village in a one bedroom ocean view in the Lagoon Tower. […]

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Travel Advisory

Refer to the details below to determine if an advisory may affect your vacation plans. US and Canada – Passport Requirement Update As of Monday, October 1, U.S. airline passengers once again need to carry a valid passport when traveling to the above destinations in addition to all other international destinations. Secure documents acceptable for […]

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Swine Flu and Mexico Timeshares

May 1, 2009 Dear Cheryl Becker At Universal Vacation Club, we are aware of current issues regarding the swine flu. We take situations such as these very seriously. It is our responsibility to provide the safest and most comfortable stay possible for all of our guests. That’s why you can rest assured that we have […]

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Swine Flu and the Timeshare Industry

I spoke to Interval International and Resort Condominium International today and was informed that the demand for the Hawaiian Islands has picked up due to the problems in Mexico with swine flu. Timeshare owners are canceling their reservations in Mexico and looking for a safe tropical place to take their families this summer. While it […]

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Syed’s Birthday 2009

After more than 20 years together, Syed and I have celebrated many birthdays together! For Syed’s birthday this year I wanted to make it even more special – not with just a pretty gift wrapped box but by sharing something special and unique. So we started the big day at 5:00am and drove to the […]

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Blaze at timeshare complex causes $900,000 in damage

Fire yesterday at the Poipu Kai timeshare building caused an estimated $900,000 in damage, Kaua’I County reported. Ten firefighters responded to the 11 a.m. alarm at the Manualoha complex. They had the fire under control at 11:37 and the fire was extinguished at 12:58 p.m . The lower level of a two bedroom, two story […]

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Pet Friendly Resort Timeshares

What fun is it to leave on vacation and look into your pet’s sad eyes? Not much! Well, now there are “pet friendly” timeshare resorts where you can enjoy a great vacation with your entire family, even the dog! Timeshare owners are people who generally love to travel and if you are a pet owner […]

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