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We highlight charities all over the world and encourage readers to give back to the community they visit by donating time, money or things like extra airline miles to a local charity as an expression of gratitude. By giving of ourselves we often get back so much more and we share those experiences here. Donate or volunteer with one of our featured charities.

Ethical Travel: Top Ten Destinations

At Premier Timeshare Resale, we are concerned not only with making the timeshare industry a legitimate one, but using our personal and professional resources to serve and support others. One of the ways we can do this is to promote responsible and ethical travel. Fortunately for PTR, Earth Island Journal does just that.

 

Each year, the Ethical Traveler (an Earth Island Institute Project) researches and publishes a list of ten destinations in the developing world that best represent policies and actions protecting both human rights and the environment. The goal in publishing this list is to encourage these developing nations to continue in their efforts through the reward of tourism spending. Volunteer researchers evaluate each country for its performance in the areas of human rights, social welfare, and environmental protection, as well as its appeal as a travel destination.

 

The number one country was the Bahamas, with its recent implementations to reduce human trafficking and significantly expand national parks and marine protected areas. Chile was another top ten destination, with its increased gender equality measures, ambitious environmental initiatives and a program to move logging workers into tourism. The Dominican Republic was also a favorite for its improved social welfare and a plan to become carbon negative by 2020.

 

The other destinations in the top ten ethical travel spots are listed here with links to timeshare resale properties within the country, when applicable: Barbados, Cape Verde, Latvia, Lithuania, Mauritius, Palau, and Uruguay.

 

Interestingly, some of the destinations voted as winners in 2013’s ethical travel spots are falling off the list. Costa Rica continues to be a hub for child sex trafficking, and Ghana, another 2013 winner, is found to have active discrimination against same-sex couples. Samoa also lost its spot due to unsustainable logging and unimproved women’s rights.

 

For some, and definitely for the folks at Premier Timeshare Resale, it matters where we go and how we get there. We are grateful for the Earth Island Journal for reporting this valuable information, and encourage you to read their full report here, if you are interested.

Hilton Timeshares: Hawaii

When many of us think timeshare, we think of swaying palm trees, white beaches and crystal clear oceans. Hilton’s Hawaiian timeshare can fulfill these dreams and more, so listen up as we list all of Hilton’s perfect Hawaiian timeshares.

 

 

The Lagoon Tower by Hilton Grand Vacations Club

The Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations Club is the first of many Hilton Hawaiian timeshares located in Honolulu. It features a spectacular view of the Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, and also includes all the features and amenities of a five-star hotel. This tower features luxurious rooms with their own balcony, and a prime location in the middle of

The Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations Club

Hilton’s Hawaiian Village. The Kalia Tower by Hilton Grand Vacations Club is yet another exotic resort located within Hilton’s Hawaiian Village, and is only a short walk to the famous Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. The resort is also immediately located next to an array of shops and restaurants and allows guests to explore some of Hawaii’s off shore adventures, including scuba diving, snorkeling and surfing. The Lagoon Tower  by Hilton Grand Vacations Club is a resort and spa, and also holds a 5,000 square-foot family activities pool and Waikiki’s longest slide. The resort also overlooks the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and is a short walk away from the best stretch of Waikiki beach on the island.

 

 

The Kings’ Land by Hilton Grand Vacations Club

The Bay Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort

The next group of Hawaiian Hilton resorts are located in Waikoloa, Hawaii. Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort offers a relaxing vacation in spacious suites that give you easy access to both the Waikoloa beach and various pools in the resort. The Big Island offers plenty of activities for everyone, including visiting an active volcano, seeing a working coffee plantation or visiting golf championship courses. The Kings’ Land by Hilton Grand Vacations Club resort is the newest of all Hawaiian Hilton resorts, and was carved out of a lava field to form a 112-acre oasis located between two of the best golf courses on the island. King’s Land is superbly located next to lively restaurants, boutiques and endless water recreation.The Bay Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort allows guests to enjoy the beauty of the island firsthand as you explore the many nature paths and trails from the resort throughout the island. Guests can also enjoy access to the pools, whirlpool spa and pool bar at the neighboring Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort.

 

 

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Hilton Timeshares: Urban

Here is our list of all the more urban timeshare options from Hilton- perfect for that city feel and glamorous night out. Hilton features some of the best timeshares in popular locations such as New York City and Las Vegas.

 

 

West 57th Street by Hilton Club

First are the featured timeshares in New York City, each one offering a way for you to relax and enjoy everything the city has to offer. The Hilton Club- New York is located on the Avenue of the Americas- right in the heart of the city and at the center of the action. Enjoy top of the line Hilton service, as well as amenities such as a pool, spa, and an expensive dining experience  Next comes the luxurious West 57th Street by Hilton Club, located right in the prestigious Plaza District. The club also features a private outside terrace for its guests, and is located near the Lincoln Center, Central Park, Carnegie Hall and Fifth Avenue’s famous shopping.

 

 

Hilton Grand Vacations Club Las Vegas

Everyone knows that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, and Hilton can help you do just that. You can stay in their flagship resort, Hilton Grand Vacations Club at the Flamingo, minutes away from the famous Vegas Strip. The resorts swaying palms and beautiful pools offer a serene getaway from the excitement of the city and a relaxing alternative after a day (or night!) on the town. The Hilton Grand Vacations Club Las Vegas also offers the same tranquility and escape, but also offers excursions to sights such as the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam. It is also conveniently located next to the Las Vegas Convention Center, a prime shopping and dining area.

 

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas

The Hilton Vacations Club on the Las Vegas Strip puts you at the center of the action- located in the hob of the city, the resort offers elegantly decorated pools, the upscale eforea Spa and exquisitely decorated accommodations. Elara- a Hilton Grand Vacations Club boasts a location directly across from the Miracle Mile shops and the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, and a beautiful view of the city. Last, but most definitely NOT least, is the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas. This miracle of class and elegance is a 64-story tower of golden glass, and offers amenities such as a private chef, 110 foot heated pool, and easy access to the Fashion Street Mall.

 

 

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at South Beach

If you’re torn between the feel of an urban location and the relaxation of a beachy area, look no further. Hilton’s Grand Vacations Club at South Beach in Miami is the perfect blend of beach and city. It is just steps away from the city’s bistros, restaurants, clubs and boutiques. The area is a registered historical landmark, ensuring that you get the full cultural experience of South Beach.

 

 

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Welcome to Sundance

It’s that time of year again folks— time for the celebrities, the music, the fun and, of course, the films. From today until January 27, The Sundance Film Festival has taken over Park City, Utah and is about to go into full swing. For those of you new to Sundance, it is one of the largest film festivals in the United States, held in Park City, Salt Lake City and Ogden, and is a showcase for both international and American independent filmmakers.

 

Sundance is one of the many attractions Utah offers, and Premier Timeshare Resale offers timeshares in Park City, right at the heart of it! The Sundance Film Festival’s website offers a Trip Planner where you can pick which shows to attend and buy tickets in advance. Think Sundance is too expensive for you? Think again! You can buy tickets for as low as $15 for shows the day of, or you can buy packages that let you see any shows on certain days.

 

Sundance Film Festival isn’t just for the film buffs, you can walk the quaint streets of Park City for some serious shopping, and you might even see a celebrity or two! Enjoy the hustle and bustle atmosphere of the town, and then relax with some hot cocoa to warm you up in one of the many restaurants in town, and have a vacation you’ll never forget!

 

If you’re interested in buying or selling a timeshare in Park City, Utah, contact our licensed real estate professionals at 888-235-0466 or visit our website for more information:

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10 Best Timeshares to Ring in the New Year

Sydney, Australia

This beautiful harbor is the perfect place to ring in the New Year- millions gather at the sea to watch a beautiful and vibrant display of fireworks that you will never forget. Music plays over the Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight, and Australia will give you the perfect paradise for you to enjoy a new year. You can enjoy the fireworks from anywhere in the city, but why not be in the center of the action in a boat on the harbor? There’s nothing better than enjoying your own countdown party and  celebration from a boat on a breezy, warm evening. To buy or sell a timeshare in Sydney, Australia, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.

 

Tokyo, Japan

Ever wish New Year’s was just a bit longer? If so, Tokyo is the place to be. Here, the celebrations start December 29th and go strong until January 4th. The clubs, restaurants and streets are all packed with people who are willing to party and celebrate anytime, anywhere. There are fireworks everywhere, and you can participate in Japanese traditions of the New Year. Try the Toshikoshi Soba, New Years’s Noodle, which symbolizes a long, healthy life. Or you can listen to Juya No Kanethe Watch-Night Bell, which rings 108 times throughout the city to rid the city of unhappiness and poverty. Then, on January 1st, you can visit the Imperial Palace on the only day of the year it’s open to public, a true rare experience. To buy or sell a timeshare in Tokyo,Japan, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.

 

London, England

London will welcome you to their New Year’s celebration with a phenomenal display of fireworks off the 135 meter tall London Eye, a presentation that can be seen from anywhere in the city. You can see the fireworks across the city from rooftops and balconies, but the best views are from the Westminster Bridge and the North bank of the Thames River. The party starts just as Big Ben chimes midnight, and the fireworks last for 15 minutes. You can also take a cruise down the river for a more romantic New Year’s, and afterwards you can enjoy the pubs, restaurants and clubs open throughout the city. For all the theater buffs, London’s stage offers many New Year’s shows where you can celebrate with the cast and crew. To buy or sell a timeshare in London, England, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.

 

Barcelona, Spain

Celebrate Noche Vieja, Spain style in Barcelona. There’s music, dancing and parties all week long, including salsa, flamenco and rock concerts, anything you want, they’ve got. At midnight, participate in an ancient Spanish tradition and eat 12 grapes, one after every bell chime, symbolizing a sweet New Year. On January 5th you can participate in Cabalgata de los Reyes Magosthe Three Kings Parade, where the three kings take a boat into the city and parade through the streets, throwing sweets to those who line the route. To buy or sell a timeshare in  Spain, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.

 

Paris, France

La Bonne Annee is a great celebration for Parisians and tourists alike in the grand City of Lights. You can experience fine dining, or go clubbing at a discotheque, or enjoy a sweet glass of champagne on the Champs-Elysees. Whatever you choose, a New Year’s at Paris will be unforgettable. Around 9 p.m., people start to gather on the famous Champs-Elysees and wait until midnight to see the Eiffel Tower explode into an exhibition of lights and celebration. You can also enjoy the sights from the famous Sacre-Cour in the historic city of Monartre, a hill that gives you one the best views in all Paris. See the skyline explode in celebration, and create a memory you will never forget. To buy or sell a timeshare in Paris, France, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.

 

Venice, Italy

In Venice, you can celebrate double the New Year, with the  La Festa di San Silvestro on December 31st, and Il Capodanno on January 1st. Celebrate by enjoying a multiple course Italian meal in a local restaurant, complete with a fine glass of prosecco. Then you can join the masked party in St. Mark’s Square at midnight, where the ringing bells of St. Mark announce the new year. You can see fireworks at the banks of the city, and party until dawn so you can see the first sunrise of the new year.To buy or sell a timeshare in Venice, Italy, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.

 

New York City, New York

Celebrate in one of the most famous and largest New Year’s celebrations in Times Square. See the ball drop in person, and be at the place that has traditionally been the center of New Year’s for over 100 years. Millions worldwide wait with bated breath for the descent of the Waterford Crystal New Year’s Eve Ball from the flagpole in Times Square. If you want to be in Times Square in the center of the action, be sure to dress warm and arrive as early as 3 p.m. You can also watch the ball from a more comfortable space in the numerous hotels surrounding the square. You can enjoy the fireworks from anywhere in the city, or enjoy a romantic night on a New Year’s Eve cruise. To buy or sell a timeshare in New York City, New York, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.

 

Las Vegas, Nevada

You can enjoy the New Year from anywhere in the world, at one place in the world- Las Vegas. You can have a dinner in Paris, or party in New York or Venice, all in one night! There is a huge party on the Vegas Strip, giant firework displays over hotels, light and sound shows at the Fremont Experience, and the best entertainers at the showrooms and clubs. New Years is the busiest night of the year at Vegas, so places fill up fast. Make your reservations in advance and make it the best night of your life. To buy or sell a timeshare in Las Vegas, Nevada, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.

 

Orlando, Florida

New Years in Orlando is the perfect, family-friendly celebration. You can celebrate at SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Disney World, all theme parks located in Orlando that can provide that perfect magical night for everyone. If you’re planning on celebrating in the park, make sure to get in early because they will reach full capacity quickly. All Disney parks provide live entertainment all day and special midnight fireworks. To buy or sell a timeshare in Orlando, Florida, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.

 

Toronto, Canada

The annual New Year’s Eve Bash at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto provides some of the best names in music for your entertainment. Listen to some of the hottest pop performers and hundreds of other artists from around the world perform throughout the city. There are plenty of family-friendly activities as well, from ice-skating to hay rides to games and shows at the Scarborough Civic Centre and Ontario Place, a theme park in downtown Toronto. You can also experience a more romantic New Years with a Toronto Harbor cruise, where you can have an exquisite dinner and dance to your heart’s content with an excellent view of the city. To buy or sell a timeshare in Toronto, Canada, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.

 

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Vacationing Volunteers

Often when asked to “give to charity” we think of financial donations. Of course, charities need funds to be able to run and help those in need, but it is often more gratifying to volunteer your time and really get involved with a cause you feel strongly about instead of donating money.

One of my favorite times to volunteer in on vacation. For a number of reasons, to me there is no better time to lend a hand then when traveling. One, I actually have the time. At home I get so bogged down in my day to day routine that I often feel I barely have time to do the laundry let alone find time to volunteer.

Two, when we travel we really like to get to know a place and see more than the crowded tourist attractions. The best way to do this is get to know some locals! How do you get to know the locals? Volunteer at a local charity. You can pick up some great recommendations on where to go, when to go and what to avoid.  Plus, pick up on some of those off the beaten path local gems.  If your lucky you might even get invited to a local’s house to barbeque!

Three, it’s often much easier to volunteer outside theU.S.especially in places where they really need the help.  You can still volunteer within theU.S.but you must plan in advance so you can provide paperwork and undergo a back ground check.  When traveling abroad, it’s been as simple as seeing a sign, stopping in or sending an e-mail and volunteering right on the spot. 

Four, it gives me the opportunity to thank the local community.  I feel so blessed to be financially able to travel; to live in a country that allows me to leave and return with a just passport stamp, and to be welcome by other countries.   We don’t realize that we have a freedom to travel that other’s do not and it’s so often taken for granted.  I feel that volunteering or donating to a local cause is a small effort I can make to let the local community know how much I appreciate their warm welcome.

Five, it makes me smile.  So many times I have volunteered to show love and support to another being and I end up walking away with a heart full of love and a smile that can’t be erased.  Like a drug, this feeling has me hooked!

So next time you are on vacation and learn about a local organization stop in and see if you can help.  Or, if you prefer, plan ahead.  There are many online resources to help you find a charity located in your destination.  I’ve listed some I like below:

www.justgive.org

www.giveback.org

www.volunteerguide.org

www.createthegood.org

Please let us know about your experiences and especially share any charities that you know about that would welcome the help of some vacationing volunteers!

 

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