Announcing 2019 Stretch Weeks!

One of the best ways to use a Perennial Vacation Club membership is by traveling during Stretch Weeks. During these weeks, you can stretch your week 3 extra days, at no extra cost! Already thinking about your 2019 travels? These are the weeks to keep in mind:

Bandera Bonanza:  January 5 – March 8 (weeks 1-9)

Tahoe Spring Fling:  April 20 – May 17 (weeks 16-19)

Daytona Delight:  September 14 – October 11 (weeks 37-40)

*Stretch weeks are only offered to Perennial Vacation Club members. Interested in joining the fun? Find more information about the club here.

Adventures Around Fredericksburg

While you’re visiting us in Bandera, be sure to check out the sights in nearby Fredericksburg. This charming town was founded by German settlers in 1846, and offers all kinds of adventures. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • National Museum of the Pacific War: Located on Fredericksburg’s Main Street, this 6-acre, 3 museum complex has stunning macro-artifacts and interactive exhibits.
  • Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm (Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site): This farm offers a chance to experience how the pioneers lived! With seasonal activities such as canning, sheep shearing and sausage making, there’s lots to see at this living history farm.
  • Willow City Loop: From March through May, this drive is a wonderful way to experience the abundance and beauty of Texas bluebonnets, as well as a remarkable countryside that includes gently rolling hills, deep canyons and cliffs, winding rivers and stunning views.

Do you have any favorite activities around Fredericksburg? Please share your discoveries!

Cruisin’ Downtown DeLand

Daytona Beach Shores

On the 3rd Saturday of every month, come rain or shine, you can find the Cruisin’ Downtown DeLand Classic Car Show, less than 30 minutes west of Daytona Beach. This Main Street community strives to protect the area’s heritage while maintaining a lively center of shops, restaurants, cafes and galleries. During the monthly car show, various special events, music and family fun add to the display of classic cars. For all of the latest events and more information, visit their website here.


Create a Travel Journal

One of the best ways to savor (and remember) your travel adventures is by creating a travel journal. Even if you don’t normally journal, having a record of the places you visit and the special moments you experience along the way ensures that you’ll never forget them.

Here are a few ideas for creating a travel journal:

  • Start before your vacation begins! A journal is a great place to keep notes on all the places you’re planning to visit, the restaurants you’d like to try, your packing list and any other thoughts or plans you have for your trip.
  • Choose a portable and convenient journal. This could be a blank book or an app, such as Day One, which is also handy for storing photos. Keeping your journal with you means that you’re more likely to use it.
  • Capture moments on the road. Take the time to stop at a cafe or linger by a waterfall, and record right then and there all of your thoughts and impressions. Dwelling on the sights and sounds around you not only helps you capture them, but also encourages you to sink more deeply into the moment and really savor your adventures.
  • Keep (or take photos of) your tickets and other memorabilia. This is a great way to capture little details. You can store these in a physical journal, or keep the photos in your travel app.

Do you have any advice for creating a travel journal? Please share!