Real-life Experiences to Inspire Every Traveler

Our goal is to provide the best condo, timeshare and vacation rentals, as well as inspire you to explore and enjoy the related dining, shopping, adventure, and nightlife activities no matter your destination. Explore the blog posts, articles and informational links on this page to help you choose a destination and create your perfect getaway in our home-like resort accommodations. Book your next vacation with ResorTime to enjoy time away and time together.

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Our Favorite New Year’s Eve Destinations

Our Favorite New Year’s Eve Destinations

We know you can barely wrap your mind around the fact that Thanksgiving is next week. But whether you’re ready for it or not, it’s time to start thinking about your New Year’s Eve plans. Maybe you always look for a rockin’ party in the hottest destinations. Or maybe...
Fat Skunks and Woolly Caterpillars: Using Folklore to Predict Snowfall

Fat Skunks and Woolly Caterpillars: Using Folklore to Predict Snowfall

It’s that time of year when you have to decide whether to book your ski vacation early or wait until the weather forecast is clear to pick your destination. If only you knew exactly when and where to find fresh powder! Our forebears were just as concerned with winter...
The Secrets of SUP

The Secrets of SUP

A few weeks ago, Rita Root at West Coast Stand Up Paddle invited me to go for an early morning paddle at Agua Hedionda, a sparkling lagoon just north of Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel in Carlsbad, California. Earlier this year, I tried stand up paddle boarding (SUP)...
7 Tips for Traveling with Kids from ResorTime Guest Blogger and Mom Nicole Ramirez

7 Tips for Traveling with Kids from ResorTime Guest Blogger and Mom Nicole Ramirez

We try to travel as a family at least once a year.  It doesn’t have to be an extravagant vacation. In fact, one year we even did a staycation.  Our focus is on spending time together and experiencing things we wouldn’t in our everyday lives. Traveling with kids might...
Breast Cancer Survivors Find Hope and Healing with Send Me On Vacation and Grand Pacific Resorts

Breast Cancer Survivors Find Hope and Healing with Send Me On Vacation and Grand Pacific Resorts

In June 2014, ResorTime’s parent company, Grand Pacific Resorts, forged a new partnership with Send Me On Vacation (SMOV) when it sent Teresa Ponce, a 34-year-old breast cancer survivor, on an all-expenses paid family vacation to Carlsbad Beach Inn Resort in Carlsbad, California. For Teresa, who grew up in...
No Car? No Problem—A Guide to San Diego’s Alternative Transportation

No Car? No Problem—A Guide to San Diego’s Alternative Transportation

If you’ve ever visited San Diego, you know that parking is at a premium in popular areas like the Gaslamp Quarter and downtown Oceanside. But you don’t need to worry about it if you plan your trip right.  With a little foresight and minimal expense, you can use San...
Get Your “Just Deserts” Shopping in Palm Spring & Las Vegas

Get Your “Just Deserts” Shopping in Palm Spring & Las Vegas

If you’re in the mood to splurge, get yourself to Palm Springs or Las Vegas! These two destinations have everything from premium outlets to high-end retailers, and each mall puts its own spin on the shopping experience. Here are a few places we love to visit when we’re in...
50 Surprising, Ridiculous, and Whimsical City Nicknames

50 Surprising, Ridiculous, and Whimsical City Nicknames

We all know that Las Vegas is “Sin City” and Philadelphia is “The City of Brotherly Love.” But did you know that Encinitas, California, is “The Poinsettia Capital of the World” or that Carl Sandburg dubbed Chicago “The City of Big Shoulders”? This week, in honor of our specials...
5 Easy Ways to Save Big on Your Ski Vacation

5 Easy Ways to Save Big on Your Ski Vacation

Lake Tahoe and Mammoth received three inches of snow last weekend—enough to remind us that winter is on its way. In less than six weeks, all the major resorts will be open and families will be flocking to the mountains for fun on the slopes. At ResorTime, we love...
Which Hawaiian Island Fits Your Vacation Personality?

Which Hawaiian Island Fits Your Vacation Personality?

For most people, Hawaii conjures up dreamy images of coconut palms, rolling waves and white sandy beaches. But did you know there are actually eight Hawaiian Islands, and that each one has its own unique feel? Some of the islands are known for their modern vibe, while others retain...
Autumn by the Sea

Autumn by the Sea

There’s nothing quite like strolling through Carlsbad on a late afternoon in fall. The village is mostly quiet this time of year, with only the occasional pedestrian or beach cruiser to distract you from your thoughts. The refreshing breeze still has a hint of summer’s heat. And the sun...
4 Las Vegas Events for Sports Fans, Foodies and Anyone Looking for a Little Inspiration

4 Las Vegas Events for Sports Fans, Foodies and Anyone Looking for a Little Inspiration

There’s always something going on in the Entertainment Capital of the World, but sometimes you want more than the usual buffet or show. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind Vegas experience, you’re in luck—the next few weeks are jam-packed with events for sports fans, foodies and anyone who could...
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