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.

Latest Inspirations

12 Reasons to Book Your San Diego Vacation Now

12 Reasons to Book Your San Diego Vacation Now

A San Diego vacation is always a good idea. No matter when you visit, you’re sure to find beautiful beaches, friendly locals, and lots of sunshine. The area is also home to numerous conventions, festivals, and other celebrations. Plan ahead this year and experience something truly extraordinary during your vacation....
Your Best 2016 Travel Resolutions

Your Best 2016 Travel Resolutions

How are you doing with your 2016 resolutions? Going to the gym and eating well can be challenging. But spending time with loved ones is a resolution to feel good about. A few weeks ago we asked you about your 2016 travel resolutions. Here are two favorites to get...
What Matters to You, Matters to Us

What Matters to You, Matters to Us

Our parent company, Grand Pacific Resorts, has a long standing commitment to giving back to the communities it operates in and to environmental sustainability. In 2015 we greatly expanded those efforts under our giving program, GPR Cares. The philosophy and inspiration behind the growth of our social responsibility efforts...
Desert Chica Tours Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort

Desert Chica Tours Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort

Karen from Desert Chica traveled to Carlsbad with her family for a few laid back beach days and picturesque sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. Check out some of the memories they created! Traveling with kids? Check out Karen’s blog for tips on keeping them entertained away from home with...
Dos and Don’ts for Your Thanksgiving Road Trip

Dos and Don’ts for Your Thanksgiving Road Trip

With gas prices super low this Thanksgiving, there’s a good chance that you’re among the 89% of holiday travelers who will drive to their destinations this year. Make your road trip more enjoyable with these dos and don’ts. Don’t: Drive Wednesday between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Do: Drive...
At the Heart of Many Families Is a Pet

At the Heart of Many Families Is a Pet

We received an overwhelming number of entries for our pet story contest, but in the end it was Oso the toy poodle who took home the prize—a long weekend in Lake Tahoe for his pet parent, Mary A., plus the opportunity to help us present a $2,500 check to...
Shave the Date! Movember Is Almost Here

Shave the Date! Movember Is Almost Here

What Matters to You, Matters to Us     It’s that time of year! Leaves are changing colors, pumpkins are everywhere, and men forego the razor blade in favor of a more hirsute, 1920s prizefighter look. That’s right, Movember is almost here. One of our associates, Mick, introduced us...
Our 10 Favorite San Diego Breweries

Our 10 Favorite San Diego Breweries

The craft beer scene is exploding in San Diego, home of some of our favorite breweries and resorts. In honor of Oktoberfest, here are 10 tasting rooms and brew pubs you won’t want to miss on your next trip to San Diego.   North San Diego County Bagby Beer...
You Voted for Hunkapi to Receive $2,500

You Voted for Hunkapi to Receive $2,500

We recently donated $2,500 to Hunkapi Programs after the therapeutic riding program received the most votes in our crowdsourced giving contest, beCause Destination Matters. ResorTime presented the check to Terra Schaad, executive director of Hunkapi, at the non-profit’s headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona. “We are humbled and grateful,” said Terra....
The Perfect Julian Day Trip

The Perfect Julian Day Trip

Fall weather is still weeks away for most of Southern California. But in Julian, a historic gold mining town about an hour from San Diego, now is the best time to visit. The days are still warm with temperatures in the 70s, but you’ll get a taste of fall...
This Favorite Vacation Activity Is Fun and Free

This Favorite Vacation Activity Is Fun and Free

We recently asked a few of our travelers to tell us about their favorite vacation activities. Shelly H. sent a video of her husband Jim, who recently discovered a new passion while on vacation in Carlsbad. “At age 63, my husband has discovered a new passion and it is...
3 Travel Subscription Boxes We’re Totally Crushing On

3 Travel Subscription Boxes We’re Totally Crushing On

Have you heard about the subscription box craze? Sign up, and you’ll receive a monthly shipment of surprise products centered on particular theme like pets or beauty. Inspired by the trend, we went in search of the best subscriptions boxes for travelers. These three stood out from the rest....
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