Checked out our Hot List lately? The Hot List is the place to find the latest Direct Exchanges for our Perennial Vacation Club members. It’s updated regularly, and many popular destinations go fast, so we encourage our members to visit the Hot List often.
We also have many more exchanges than can be featured on the Hot List, so contact Reservations if you have a particular destination in mind. You can also review our list of U.S. Direct Exchanges and International Direct Exchanges for more information.
*Exchanges are available for Perennial Vacation Club members only. Interested in becoming a member? Find more information here.
Looking to save money on your next vacation? Here are a few ways to keep costs down:
1. Cook your own meals.
It’s always fun to explore local cuisine, but an easy way to cut costs is to cook at least some of your meals yourself. Choose easy meals that you’re already familiar with (no need to add stress to your vacation!), or research local speciality shops and get into the spirit of your destination, perhaps by hosting your own Bar-B-Q in Texas or cooking locally sourced seafood in Florida. Call ahead if you’re wondering what kinds of grilling or kitchen items are available (we keep many useful items on hand for our guests, which can be borrowed from the front desk). Slow cookers are one easy way to eat well without too much trouble.
2. Travel off-season.
If possible, it’s always a great option to travel during less popular times of the year. For example, while summer and winter are extremely popular times to visit Tahoe (and come with long lines and higher prices…) the spring and fall are gorgeous, quieter and much more affordable. Depending on your favorite activities, you may find that travel during less busy times is much more relaxing as well. For Perennial Vacation Club members, travel to our home resorts during their off-seasons comes with 3 extra nights! (Check with the Reservations Department about what weeks apply.)
3. Do some research, and watch for deals.
Pre-planning your trip can often reveal many cost-saving options, whether it’s purchasing tickets to parks or shows in advance, or taking advantage of local happy hours. For Perennial Vacation Club members, we sometimes have units available for rent at amazing prices. Contact Reservations to check availability.
4. If you haven’t already, become a member!
Perennial Vacation Club is a wonderful option for many individuals and families looking to travel yearly at affordable prices. Whether you opt for one of the club’s signature resorts or use the exchange program to explore other destinations, membership is one of the best travel deals around. Find more information and contact Patricia, our Membership Development Director, here.
Do you have suggestions for ways to cut vacation costs? Leave a comment below!
Calling all Perennial Vacation Club members!
Each year, our club by-laws require that 15% of our membership attend the Annual Meeting either in person or by proxy. Not sure if you’ll be able to attend? Simply fill out our on-line 7 year proxy, and you’ll be entered to win your choice of a bonus week, direct exchange or world bank! You can find the proxy at the bottom of the Member Information Update Form, here. Don’t worry, you can rescind the proxy at any time, either by written notice or simply by showing up at a meeting. But filling out this proxy helps to ensure that business continues to run smoothly at the club.
Already filled out the 7 year proxy? You’re already entered to win!
Fill out the proxy form today!
Ready to plan your next vacation? Interested in buying an additional week? Need information about making an exchange? Here’s a go-to list of who to contact:
- For Reservations (including rentals and bonus nights) — call (800) 359-6753 and press 1.
- For U.S. and International Direct Exchanges — call (800) 359-6753 and press 2.
- For information about joining the club, purchasing an additional week or referring friends or family, call Patricia at (530) 318-0398.
- To share photos of your vacation on the Perennial Vacation Club website, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org (and see other vacation photos here).
Much more information can be found on our website, including the Hot List of current exchanges, the Member Update Form and our current (and past) newsletters. Stop by and see what’s new!