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The Best U.S. Beaches for Your Spring Break Vacation

The Best U.S. Beaches for Your Spring Break Vacation

TripAdvisor just released its list of the Top 25 U.S. Beaches, part of the 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards. We’re pleased to see that four of our favorites made the cut! Here’s a quick look at what makes these beaches extraordinary, plus recommendations for where to stay near each one....
Is North County San Diego’s New Dining Hot Spot?

Is North County San Diego’s New Dining Hot Spot?

In March 2009, Bon Appétit published “California: Food’s Golden State.” The magazine article showcased farm-to-table fare in San Francisco and quirky food trucks in Los Angeles. But when it came to San Diego, the featured restaurant was Rubio’s, a local fast food chain. C’mon San Diego, can’t we do...
Why Choose a Timeshare Rental for Your Spring Break Vacation?

Why Choose a Timeshare Rental for Your Spring Break Vacation?

How many times have you started planning spring break for your family, only to find yourself debating between a vacation rental and a traditional hotel room? Both have their perks. Vacation Rentals, Hotel Rooms, and the Alternative Vacation rentals offer extra space, privacy, and nightly savings, and who doesn’t...
5 Post-Adventure Hangouts in South Lake Tahoe

5 Post-Adventure Hangouts in South Lake Tahoe

Whether you’re looking for epic eats alongside your gaming, an all-out dance party, low-key live entertainment, or a soothing spa experience, these venues in Stateline and Heavenly Village have you covered. Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa Stateline, Nevada Start your post-adventure festivities at Montbleu’s Onsen Spa. Located in the...
7 Best Beaches on Kauai’s North Shore

7 Best Beaches on Kauai’s North Shore

With its white sand and majestic mountains, Kauai boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Even better, there are literally dozens to choose from. Kauai has 111 miles of coastline, over 50 percent of which is sandy beach. We want your Kauai vacation to be flawless....
Winter Fun in and on the Water

Winter Fun in and on the Water

Everyone flocks to the beach in summer, but there’s something about winter that shouldn’t be missed.  Perhaps it’s the slightly slower pace of life, or the gentle sun warming your face as waves roll over your toes. Whatever the reason, this is an ideal season for exploring the coast....
BeCause You Matter: The Origins of Our Giving Initiative

BeCause You Matter: The Origins of Our Giving Initiative

A Q&A with Renée Wagner, Director of Marketing, about the inspiration behind beCause Destination Matters, ResorTime’s new giving initiative.   Q:  How did beCause Destination Matters come about? A:   We’re in the hospitality industry, so it’s natural that each of us is passionate about improving lives. We do that...
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...
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