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Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: Boulder Ridge Villas – A Great Destination for Sports Lovers

Lake Buena Vista, Florida is at the epicenter of all that is Disney. The Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is a wonderful rustic resort. Staying at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge puts you in the heart of this major family and tourist destination. There is something here for everyone, and if you are a sports fan you have come to the right place. Everyone knows about the thrill rides and fantasy, but if you love baseball, golf, bowling, or any other sport, you will not be disappointed.

DisneyWildernessBaseballHead over to the ESPN Wide World of Sports venue to catch any number of events. The Atlanta Braves hold their pre-season training here. In fact, each year more than 200 sporting events are held at ESPN Wide World of Sports. This includes basketball, soccer and volleyball tournaments in addition to cheer and dance competitions. This June, the USA Jump Rope National Championship lands here as well.

DisneyWildernessGolfWalt Disney World is home to three championship golf courses and a 9-hole course, run by Arnold Palmer Golf Management. Open to the general public and resort guests are the Palm, Magnolia, Lake Buena Vista, and Oak Trail (the par-36 walking course). The carts on the regular courses all come GPS equipped. The GPS shows you the yardage along with hazards and other course features.

DisneyWildernessBowlingFinally, if you enjoy bowling be sure to check out Splitsville Luxury Lanes. Disney puts “a new spin” on this classic game. Splitsville has 2 floors, 30 lanes, 5 bars, billiards, 2 sushi bars, an outdoor patio, live music, and dancing. A modern menu is offered, complete with various kinds of sushi. So even if bowling isn’t up your alley, stop by for some food, grab a drink, and cut a rug!

There is so much to see and do at Disney, even if you are not a sports fan. Buying a timeshare resale in the Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is a great way to keep coming back year after year. Our licensed agents at Premier Timeshare Resale can help you find the perfect Disney timeshare and save you thousands, contact us today.

Written by: Shawn Romanick, Web Author

Amazing Travel Destinations for Couples

AmazingCoupleDestinationsTraveling is always fun and exciting whether with family, friends, or even flying solo. Those of us with a significant other need to get away sometimes, as a couple. If you haven’t planned a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day this year, it’s not too late! Your gift could be to plan a trip for just the two of you. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Kauai, Hawaii is a popular destination for newlyweds and couples alike. The island has several out of the way beaches and secluded waterfalls. The island is great for those who want to stay away from the crowds, take a hike through lush forests, or enjoy romantic beachside dining.

AmazingCouple-AspenIf you and your loved one enjoy hitting the slopes, Aspen, Colorado is the perfect winter retreat. Explore the mountains, do some shopping, visit any one of the great dining establishments, then stop at a brewpub for a nice craft beer. When you are done seeing the sights, you can get cozy next to your fireplace with some wine or hot chocolate.

Perhaps the kind of white you like is not snow but sand. Then the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix will offer you the perfect setting. Each island is a unique experience, but they all share beautiful white sand beaches and near-perfect temperatures year round (around 80 degrees Fahrenheit).

AmazingCouple-FijiWith its blue lagoons and palm lined beaches, Fiji is one of the ultimate romantic hideaways for any couple. Island hop and visit the local villages to experience Fiji, witnessing arts, dancing, and the Fiji culture up close. With 332 islands, you are sure to find a deserted beach somewhere just for you and your sweetheart. Fiji is the perfect place to unwind and relax to the sounds of the waves.

Buying a timeshare resale is a great way for you and the one you love to have a retreat year after year while saving thousands of dollars. Premier Timeshare Resale and our licensed agents are happy to help you find the perfect romantic getaway, contact us today.

Written by Shawn Romanick, Web Author

Disney’s Boardwalk Villas

boardwalk-villas-disney-fireworksLocated in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Disney’s Boardwalk Villas puts the wonderful world of magic right at your front door. Epcot, Space Mountain, and Pirates of the Caribbean are all at your disposal. There is a plethora of activities outside of the rides and adventure as well, so don’t limit yourself to staying in the park!

Adjacent to many of Disney’s resorts you can find fantastic playgrounds, a great way for the kids to burn off that excess energy. Swings, slides, tunnels, and interactive jungle gyms are a great way to get the kids moving and give the parents a few minutes to relax. The playgrounds are for children 2 – 12 years of age, and do require adult supervision.

Disney's Boardwalk Villas is within walking distance of Epcot.

Disney’s Boardwalk Villas is within walking distance of Epcot.

The Ferris W. Eahlers Community Hall at the resort is a great place to visit for some family fun. The hall offers free board games, pool, fooseball, air hockey, and many other activities the whole family can enjoy. There are also DVDs to rent, and books you can check out in case it’s one of those “rainy days.”

Take in a campfire beachside or on one of the many decks and patios. A lot of the resorts at Disney will offer nightly campfires, so grab your marshmallows. Scary stories are told, laughs are shared, a fun time for the whole family. There is no better way to enjoy the wonderful Florida night than crowding around a fire and making new friends.

boardwalk-villas-disney-magic-kingdomAfter you enjoy your campfire, check out a “Movie Under the Stars.” Many of Disney’s resorts offer these showings nightly. Curl up under the night sky and enjoy a Disney classic. The movies can be seen, depending on location, beachside, poolside, or surrounded by Florida woodlands!

Buying a Disney’s Boardwalk Villas timeshare resale is a great way to enjoy these activities, as well as the park and surrounding Florida attractions year after year. Contact our knowledgeable agents at Premier Timeshare Resale for information on how you can save thousands buying resale.

Written by Shawn Romanick, Web Author

Mammoth Cave National Park: An Underground Wonder

Deep in the heart of Kentucky, Mammoth Cave National Park is an amazing array of hundreds of miles of underground caves. Used for mining, as hideouts for outlaws, and as inspiration for authors, a trip to this longest known cave in the world is sure to incite awe. There’s plenty to do, see, and learn, so you’re sure to have a great time.

Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

With over 30 miles of rivers, the Green and Nolin, the park is great if you love to fish. Bass, catfish, bluegill and crappie are just a few of the game fish you can hook in these waters. If fishing isn’t quite your thing, kayaking or canoeing are still great ways to enjoy these waters and take in the scenery.

Mammoth Cave National Park hosts many miles of bike trails for those looking to get out and experience nature on their mountain bikes, or their road bikes. Several off road trails are designated for mountain bike use, and street bikes are permitted on all park roads open to the public, just give the right of way to pedestrians and horses.

Then there is the cave itself.
Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

Tours of the cave are given year round, and there are a variety of options. Take the “Frozen Niagara” tour in the winter and see some of the breathtaking, heavily decorated areas of Mammoth Cave. It’s a shorter walk, so perfect for kids or the elderly. In the summer, experience the cave as settlers did in the past by lantern light with the “Violet City Lantern Tour.” On this tour, the lanterns cast shadows and you stop by a 19th century tuberculosis hut!

Buying a Kentucky timeshare is a great way to keep visiting this phenomenal attraction annually. Premier Timeshare Resale and our licensed timeshare resale agents are more than happy to help you find a timeshare resale so you can save thousands. Contact us and be on your way to this jaw dropping park in no time!

Written by Shawn Romanick, Web Author

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