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You may have heard of Welk Resorts, known for having several beautiful locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Aside from Welk Resorts’ six amazing locations, Welk also offers owners the ability to travel to exciting destinations through their Experiences Collection.

As a Welk Platinum owner, you can also travel to a collection of resorts affiliated with the favored brand, and use points to experience greater vacations.

The growing trend among vacationers and travelers has shifted away from just going to Florida beaches or the Big Apple. We want experiences, memories, one-of-a-kind adventures that we can’t just get at any sandy shore. The only problem with this is the cost we associate with travel. Plane tickets, transportation, dining and attractions all drain our wallets, and sometimes our energy too. Here’s how you can go on incredible and unique vacations for less.

Is Disney Vacation Club worth it? There are so many questions that come with vacation ownership, however, DVC points are coveted commodities in the timeshare world. Disney’s goal is to make vacations magical for families all over the world—and they deliver!

Disney parks like Magic Kingdom already make vacations memorable for thousands of children each year. Staying at a DVC resort surrounds families even further in the Disney fantasy, even when waking up in the morning with Character Wake-Up Calls. With so many perks and amenities, owners and Disney lovers find all of the benefits of Disney Vacation Club worth it.

Happy Mardi Gras! New Orleans is going full force today for Fat Tuesday celebrations and parades. Gold, green and violet colors decorate the colonial French Quarter while parade float riders throw beads, cups, doubloons and other trinkets—a tradition since the 1870s. Tourism and annual spending is at its absolute highest in New Orleans at this time, and for good reason! The fun doesn’t stop from the First week of January all the way until the Tuesday before lent, also known as Fat Tuesday. Rent a timeshare in New Orleans to get the most out of a Fat Tuesday vacation celebration.

Did you miss out on your chance to rent a timeshare in New Orleans? Don’t fret! There is still time to attend Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras, which doesn’t end until April 4th.

Travel the World with Marriott Vacation Club

Marriott Vacation Club really lives up to its #VacationGreatness hashtag with its wide variety of resorts in Instagram worthy locations throughout the world. Whether you’re looking to catch up on some relaxation on Florida’s southwestern coast or hit the slopes in the glitziest ski town in Colorado, staying at a Marriott Vacation Club timeshare can make your next trip that much more amazing.

As one of America’s most fun cities, Orlando has plenty to do, even beyond the theme parks. But if you’re looking for an even bigger adventure, head out beyond Orlando to the surrounding areas. Besides Florida’s stretch of various land, you’ll find surprising attractions and natural wonders that are sure to make your vacation unforgettable. Here are our favorite Orlando day trips.

Christmas is the holiday many of us associate with white snow, cozy nights by the fire and chilly temperatures. But not everyone wants to celebrate a white Christmas.  If you’d rather enjoy the magic of the holidays in a warmer climate, planning a tropical holiday getaway to celebrate those special days could make for a wonderful holiday trip. Vacation rentals can help achieve the perfect warm getaway. 

When you step into your villa at Orange Lake Resort, be prepared to experience the best Orlando has to offer! This family-friendly resort is located right next door to Walt Disney World and features on-site activities for all ages. Spread out in separate bedrooms with space in the living and dining rooms for the whole family. This Award Winning resort is apart of Holiday Inn Club Vacations, dedicated to creating lasting memories for their guests. If you are looking to kick your family vacations up a level, consider ownership at Orange Lake.  Already own one?  We can help you sell your timeshare or rent it out.

Recycle Reduce Reuse: Timeshares are Going Green

The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) recently announced that their members are making a conscious effort to “Go Green”. These six eco-friendly resorts take pride in their community and want to make it a better place.

Franz Hanning, the President and CEO of Wyndham Vacation Club and ARDA Chairman, states in his blog article: “I firmly believe that our industry is a leader when it comes to ‘going green.’ Re-using and recycling to avoid waste and pollution in addition to adding in-unit energy efficient and water-saving devices are at the forefront of new timeshare construction and renovations around the world.” He also states that if eco-friendly resorts continue to incorporate and expand on these practices into the future, it will be the key to the timeshare industry’s success.

Spring has sprung!  The 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is underway from March 4th until May 17th at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Plan a visit to Epcot for this annual springtime event and experience the beauty of enchanting gardens, the excitement of magical Disney topiary characters, quality entertainment by top-billed performers, complimentary horticultural presentations, and delicious seasonal cuisine from around the world.

The Flower & Garden Festival offers something sure to delight guests of all ages. Interactive exhibits and lush gardens appear throughout Future World and in the World Showcase. Visit the Butterflies on the Go exhibit to learn about Monarch butterflies, or stop by Mike & Sulley’s Monstrous Garden along the Imagination Walkway and have some Monster’s University fun for the children.