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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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Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas, Maui, Hawaii

Syed and I had company last week from the mainland. Our friends own a two bedroom lockout at the Westin Ka anapali Ocean Resort Villas and were using the studio portion of the unit. I thought you might enjoy seeing the North Villas. The bathroom is as large as the sleeping/living area and has a […]

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Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club – Our Timeshare Experience

Syed and I recently spent a few days at Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club in a one bedroom ocean view unit at this beautiful beachfront resort. The last time we were there the new building (Lahaina Tower) was not blocking the view but it is still a comfortable and enjoyable spot to visit and vacation. The […]

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Ginger, Lemongrass, Lemon and Maple Syrup drink

When my son visits he likes to make ginger tea. From this tea I have added a few more ingredients. My vegan and health nut friends love it! I had a spa day recently and served this tea cold in wine glasses. For the main dish using a potato peeler I peeled squash into strips […]

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The Point at Poipu- Kauai Hawaii Timeshare

Located in the Poipu resort area on the “Garden Isle” of Kauai The Point at Poipu condo’s offer full gourmet kitchens and large master baths. On-site amenities include: A fitness center Barbecue and picnic areas A lagoon designed swimming pool with its own white-sand beach and whirlpool spas. Kauai is one of the most beautiful […]

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