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Marriott’s Ocean Pointe: Enjoy Your Vacation Without Spending a Fortune

ocean-pointe-palm-treesMarriott’s Ocean Pointe in Palm Beach Shores, Florida is a great vacation destination, with plenty to do and see. Water sports, dining, golf, parks, and great shopping are just some of the amenities near the resort. And the two and three bedroom villas offer a comfortable home base for activities you can do on a budget. In fact, the Palm Beach area is a great choice for those that want to have a good time without breaking the bank.

In West Palm Beach, just a mile or two from the resort, the West Palm Beach Trolley is free, has two lines that run into the heart of dining and local attractions, and picks up at designated trolley stops every ten minutes.

ocean-pointe-west-palm-beachBe sure to visit the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. There you can find a butterfly garden, a boardwalk with an observation tower, and Chiki huts. There are many saltwater tanks full of all sorts of marine life, as well as a sea turtle garden, home to seven of these magnificent creatures. Admission is free.

The Johnson History Museum, located on the second floor of the 1916 Courthouse in Palm Beach, houses several exhibits on the people who helped shape this community, as well as photographs and models of the surrounding environment and wildlife. They also host traveling exhibits as well and admission is free.

ocean-pointe-beachAnd finally, let’s not forget about the pristine beaches. Palm Beach, Florida is home to some of the best the southern United States has to offer. Palm Beach Shores is right at the doorstep of Marriott’s Ocean Pointe, so make sure to take advantage. Just a few blocks away visit Riviera Municipal Beach and the Beach Park.

Another great way to enjoy this prime vacation spot without spending a fortune is through buying a timeshare resale. Buying from owners looking to sell their Marriott’s Ocean Pointe timeshare can save you thousands as opposed to buying directly from the resort. Premier Timeshare Resale and our licensed agents can help you find the vacation share that is right for you. Contact us today and we can guide you in the process and place you in the vacation spot that is right for you.


Written by Shawn Romanick, Web Author


A Simple Sack Lunch: Homeless Youth Shelter in SLC

homeless-lunches-3Home. For most of us that conjures up emotions and thoughts that are filled with comfort, warmth and a sense of belonging. But every day in the United States there are thousands of homeless youth (age 12 and older) who sleep in shelters, in cars or vacant buildings, with friends for one night at a time, even on the streets. Officially known as “unaccompanied youth,” these young people find themselves without a home for various reasons. Some have aged out of the foster care system, are escaping abuse or neglect, or have been kicked out by their families.

While it is difficult to get exact numbers, the estimates from 2015 indicate that 7% of the total homeless population in the United States is unaccompanied youth. That represents about 37,000 young people on a single night. 87% are between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four. 13% (over 4,800) are teens under the age of eighteen. As a parent of two teenagers, the thought of even one teenager or young adult sleeping on the streets is hard to bear.

Volunteers of America: Youth Resource Center

In Salt Lake City homeless youth are finding hope and a place to belong. In May 2016, Volunteers of America opened a new 20,000 square foot Youth Resource Center. Able to house up to 30 homeless youth each night, the center is also able to feed up to 60 who are either homeless or at risk. With additional counseling and assistance programs available during the day, Volunteers of America is trying to break the cycle of youth homelessness in the Salt Lake Valley. They expect to serve about 800 teens this year.

But they can’t do it alone. With the task of feeding up to 60 youth three meals each day plus snacks, the Youth Resource Center in Salt Lake City is in need of volunteers. In fact, almost all meals at the shelter are provided and prepared by volunteers. homeless-lunches-1Once a month, my small group in Park City packs sack lunches. A piece of fruit, a sandwich, some snacks and a small note of encouragement fill the brown bag and are then delivered to the shelter. Youth who have jobs or school use the lunches since they aren’t able to be at the shelter when lunch is served.

We can’t end homelessness in Utah or in the USA in a day, but we can take a day to volunteer at shelters that serve those in need. Whether it is donating food to a shelter or food bank, buying warm clothing, sorting donations or preparing and serving a meal, there are many ways that we can get involved. Search online for the name of the shelter closest to you and see what you can do to help. No gift is too small, and something as simple as a sack lunch can make a difference.


Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club; History, Beauty and Fun

maui-oceanLocated on the island of Maui, Hawaii, Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club is situated near some of most the beautiful and exciting offerings of paradise. Sightseeing, golf, gorgeous beaches, historic towns, and helicopter tours are just some of the activities at your disposal. The resort offers 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom villas featuring a private lanai in each suite.

Take a trip to Lahaina Historic Town, most of which is free, and explore one of Hawaii’s most historic landmarks. The old capital of Hawaii, it has 1000 years of rich history, and its Front Street was voted one of the “Top Ten American Streets” by the American Planning Association. With restaurants, shops, and beaches, Lahaina accounts for almost 80% of Maui tourism yearly.

If you would like to see the whole island, head over to Air Maui and take a helicopter tour. Explore a dormant volcano, rainforests, waterfalls, and the stunning coastline. Air Maui even offers a dinner package!

maui-parasailingAnother way to get a breathtaking view of the island is over the water. Hop on a parasailing adventure and enjoy the view with the wind in your hair. Float from 800 to 1200 feet above the ocean and check out the island and the two neighboring islands of Lanai and Molokai.

For those looking to hit one or all of Maui’s beautiful golf courses, Ka’anapali Golf Course is less than a half mile from the resort, Kapalua Golf Corse is just about a mile, and The Dunes at Maui Lani is just a short drive at 26 miles.

maui-palm-treesAfter a day sightseeing, hitting the links or waves, relax and visit one of the resort’s bars or restaurants, or get pampered at the on-site Hale Mana Wellness Center. Enjoying a relaxing spa treatment is the perfect way to end your day in this tropical paradise.

The licensed timeshare resale agents with Premier Timeshare Resale can help you discover the perfect vacation ownership so that you can enjoy the history, beauty and fun of Maui. Contact us today!

Written by Shawn Romanick, Web Author


Grand Canyon National Park: A Natural Wonder

grand-canyon-national-parkConsidered one of the natural wonders of the world because of its natural geological features, Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona receives close to 5 million visitors annually. At 277 river miles long and at times 18 miles wide and 1 mile deep, this national landmark is truly breathtaking. There is plenty to do and see here and many ways to do it.

On the South Rim, which is open year round, a great way to get down and see the canyon is a mule trip. You can take the Canyon Vistas Ride, a 3 grand-canyon-muleshour ride around the rim of the canyon. If you feel like spending the night, the Overnight Ride takes you to the bottom where you will stay at the Phantom Ranch.

The Trail of Time, a geology exhibit that opened in 2010 is a great way to learn about the past of the canyon and its formations over time. Walking west from the Yavapai Geology Museum you go backwards in time, from the present to the canyon’s beginnings, while walking east you experience it from past to present. Stop and check out historic Grand Canyon Village, it is situated about halfway from each side.

grand-canyon-colorado-riverIf you want a more adventurous view of Grand Canyon National Park, there are whitewater trips lasting from 3-18 days or half-day smooth water trips from Glen Canyon Dam to Lees Ferry, and those can be arranged by any Lodge in the park, but the whitewater tours will require a reservation. For a more leisurely experience, you can book one of the more relaxing rowing excursions.

A great way to visit Grand Canyon National Park is to buy an Arizona timeshare resale. Premier Timeshare Resale and our knowledgeable agents can help you find a vacation property and save you time and money. Contact us and let us help you find a vacation ownership today.

Written by Shawn Romanick, Web Author


Fantastic U.S. Destinations for Foodies

There are many reasons people love to travel: relaxation, visiting beaches, learning about history, exploring new cultures and experiencing new things. Some of us out there love our food, and there are many places in the United States worth traveling to just to take in some world class dining.

Eastern U.S.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania may be internationally known for its cheese steaks, but there is much more to dining in this blue collar city. Fantastic new brewpubs dot the city’s streets, mixing great fare paired with some tasty beers. Reading Terminal Market has always been a staple of Philadelphia. The Market is home to America’s best sandwich according to The Travel Channel, at DiNic’s Roast Pork.

Western U.S.

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California is known for its diverse restaurant culture. From five star dining to food trucks, to a modern take of almost anything you can think of, L.A. is a food lover’s paradise. Dine on fresh seafood or sushi, taste some Korean or Vietnamese, the possibilities here are endless. In most places you will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere no matter how much money you are spending.

Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Known mainly for their coffee and easy going lifestyle, Portland, Oregon is a great place for every kind of food enthusiast. There are great gastro pubs with plenty on tap and amazing farm-to-table restaurants. Plus Portland is home to some of the country’s best fast food joints, where quality is not lost over speed. If you are an adventurous diner, Portland doesn’t disappoint.

Southern U.S.

Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

For some of the best Mexican food in the U.S.A, Houston, Texas is a sure fire winner, but that’s not all. There are many top notch Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants in the city, as well as Asian-Cajun inspired seafood boils. With Houston’s proximity to New Orleans and many Hurricane Katrina transplants now residing in the city, you can be sure to get some amazing Creole right here!

A great way to “get your food on” without breaking the budget is buying a timeshare resale. Premier Timeshare Resale can help you find your perfect vacation destination so you can bring out the inner foodie, and indulge your taste buds. Contact us today, we are happy to help!

Written by Shawn Romanick, Web Author

Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club – Not Just for Families

Aruba BeachLocated on Palm Beach in beautiful, sunny Aruba, Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club puts you in the heart of all the fun this island paradise has to offer. Casinos, water sports, shopping, dining, festival parades, and activities for the kids are just some of the things available to you in this 21 mile strip. Back at the resort, one and two bedroom villas offer fully equipped kitchens and accommodate up to 8 guests (4 guests in the one bedroom) to provide the perfect home base for your vacation.

I would like to focus on some of the more adult oriented adventures for those of us who enjoy letting loose once in a while. Not all of us have children, and let’s face it, those that do can use a break every now and then!

Aruba CasinoThere are quite a few casinos in Aruba, so whether you want to try your hand at some slots or have a seat at a blackjack or poker table, buying a timeshare in Palm Beach, Aruba is the perfect fit. Look no further than the Marriott Resort to visit the Stellaris Casino, or venture out to the Renaissance Mall to the Crystal Casino or the Seaport Casino in the Renaissance Marketplace.

Feel like a night out on the town? For some live jazz music be sure to check out Soprano’s Piano Bar. If you want to move your feet and party, then Senior Frog’s or Gusto dance clubs are located right in Palm Beach Village. And if rock is more your style, stop by the Hard Rock Café. I prefer a nice Dutch pub setting myself, and Rembrandt Café is just that, located near the South Beach center in Palm Beach.

Aruba PelicanIf you are looking to buy a Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club timeshare, whether as a great family destination, or as a fun-filled adult getaway, Premier Timeshare Resale and our licensed RE/MAX agents are here to help. Contact us anytime with any questions about your perfect Palm Beach, Aruba vacation!

Written by Shawn Romanick, Web Author


Zion: Experience Utah’s First National Park

Zion National Park 1Zion National Park, located in Utah just north of the Arizona border, is the state’s oldest and most popular national park. The park, centered by the Zion Canyon which cuts through red colored Navajo Sandstone, is a must see for any nature lover planning a trip to Utah. With mountains, canyons, rivers, and natural arches being just a few of the amazing natural things, it is well worth visiting time and time again.

The Kolob Canyons section of the park is a great way to explore the more serene side of Zion. After a required stop at the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center, hike into this designated Wilderness area of the park. Much quieter than the Zion Canyon section, it is perfect for those looking for a little more solitude. Experience natural cascading falls, canyon streams, and amazing peaks over twenty miles of trails for you to traverse and enjoy.

Zion National Park NarrowsIf you would like to see Zion National Park’s most popular attraction, Zion Canyon, A hike through The Narrows is a great way to do so. This narrowest section of Zion Canyon, with its thousand foot high walls can be seen by walking a wheelchair accessible walk for a mile, or by hiking the actual Virgin River, but note that you will be getting wet, and maybe even wading in some spots.

If you are a canyoneer, or interested in canyoneering, Zion National Park is a wonderful place to explore. Canyoneering, an activity that involves rappelling, hiking, swimming, and problem solving is a challenging and fun way to enjoy the outdoors. Visit The Narrows above The Temple of Sinawava to get an introduction to the slot canyons of the park.

Zion National Park 2Buying a timeshare resale in Utah is a great way to visit this park, and the many others Utah has to offer, year after year. Premier Timeshare Resale and our licensed agents can help you find the perfect Utah timeshare at a fraction of the cost. Contact us with any questions!

Written by Shawn Romanick, Web Author


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