October 2011: Vacation Capitals of the World

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RedWeek.com Vacation Capitals of the World

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This month we are exploring some lesser known "capitals of the world" – like Hamilton, Venice, and Coconut Creek – and timeshare accommodations that are right nearby. Each of these locations is known for a special attribute that draws visitors from around the globe.

Sea Club V Resort

Sea Club V Resort
5 of 5 stars
Sarasota, FL, features a private beach area, heated pool, and water-sports equipment available for use. In addition, the resort is a mere 30 minutes from Venice, FL, the shark tooth capital of the world. Collecting prehistoric sharks' teeth has been a favorite pastime of visitors and residents of the Venice area for years. Rentals start at $150/night. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.

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Carriage Hills Resort

Carriage Hills Resort
4.5 of 5 stars
Barrie, ON, is 144 km from the waterfall capitol of the world: Hamilton, Ontario. Featuring 126 waterfalls, Hamilton is also home to the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, and the Bruce Trail. Carriage Hills Resort is an all-season luxury retreat in scenic Horseshoe Valley. Rentals start at $114/night. Resales start at $500*. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.

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Wyndham Palm Aire

Wyndham Palm Aire
4 of 5 stars
Pompano Beach, FL, is a luxury resort best known for its spa and fitness center. Only 15 minutes away is Coconut Creek, the butterfly capitol of the world. Rentals start at $125/night. Resales start at $450*. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.

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*Annual maintenance fees apply, please see postings for details

Ask the Timeshare Crusader

Lisa Ann Schrier Our "Ask the Timeshare Crusader" series continues this month with a question from A.J.:

I've been reading your forum and other forums on RedWeek.com for some time now and have to admit that I am still confused over the whole weeks versus points issue. Which is better?

Yes, the whole weeks versus points issue is very confusing. In evaluating which is better for your specific needs, I would start off by asking yourself the following questions… Read Lisa's full answer »

If you have questions for the Timeshare Crusader, please post them on our dedicated Forums page, or e-mail them to support@redweek.com.

Great Tip for Grocery Shopping on Vacation

The RedWeek Forums are a great source of information for timeshare owners and travelers alike. Check out this recent thread on the Harborside Resort at Atlantis discussion forum, where one member shares helpful tips on where to obtain groceries in the Bahamas for less.

Read the entire Forums thread for great cost-saving tips.

NEWPaw Prints

Niles and Sadie For RedWeek users that love to travel and love their animals, we've created Paw Prints. This month's featured pet is Layla and her owner Heather, vacationing in the Shenandoah Valley of Virgina.

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To have your pet featured, send us a picture of your pet on vacation , with a short write-up of where you are and what you're doing and be sure to watch the RedWeek newsletter!

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New Spin On Old Scam

I was recently exposed to what I believe to be a scam that operates different from any I have previously seen or heard about. If it is really new, then your readers should be aware of it. I received a call from a fellow saying he is with… Read the full article »

*This article was furnished by TimeSharing Today.

Featured Resort

Resort Sixty-Six

Resort Sixty-Six
Holmes Beach, Florida

Resort Sixty-Six sits on a stretch of white sand beach of Florida's Anna Maria Island. In addition to a Gulf-front setting, the resort offers a beachfront cafe, outdoor pool, and whirlpool. The island itself is approximately seven miles long and boasts a thriving arts community.

Rental Opportunities:
Starting at $125/night

Resale Opportunities:
Starting at $750*

*Annual maintenance fees apply, please see postings for details

Member Review:

"Stayed in a 1 bedroom unit on 2nd floor overlooking the outdoor whirlpool and pool area. The great white sand beach is only steps away. The 1 bedroom unit was very roomy with large bedroom closet, hall closet, nice furniture, etc. Kitchen was great for cooking. Anna Maria Island is laid back and lovely – lots of rentals, some churches, some small shops by the Pier Cafe, a great historic beach restaurant 30 mins. walk up the beach. Clean small resort and clean, white sand beach – just loved my stay."

Average Member Rating:
4 of 5 stars

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Timeshare Ambassador

Seymour O. DeSytes Do you know what's orange, weighs 1810 lbs., and needs to be transported via flatbed truck? If you guessed my 1967 Volkswagen Beetle, you'd be two thirds right…

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*Blog Update

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Resort Highlight:

Scottsdale Links Resort
4 of 5 stars

Scottsdale Links Resort Scottsdale Links Resort is nestled between the TPC Desert Golf Course and the breathtaking McDowell Mountains…

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