Exchange Tips & Tricks

Daytona Beach Shores

Looking to explore the world beyond our four home resorts? With affiliations all over the world and an in-house direct exchange department, it couldn’t be easier to broaden your horizons! Here’s what you need to know to help your exchange go as smoothly as possible:

  • Contact us with your exchange request as early as possible (8-12 months out is ideal). The more time you give us, the more likely it is that we’ll be able to find just what you want.
  • Be as flexible as you can with your travel dates, location, unit size, etc.
  • Travel off-season! This is a savvy traveller’s best tip. Not only is it easier to find accommodations, but you’ll avoid the crowds everywhere else, too!

Our friendly Direct Exchange Department would love to give you more information and answer any questions you may have. Contact us at (800) 359-6753, and press 2 for the Direct Exchange Department. Or start by exploring our lists of U.S. and International Direct Exchanges.

*Direct exchanges are a benefit provided to Perennial Vacation Club members only. Interested in joining our unique, member-owned club? Find more information here.

Refer a Friend!

Calling all members! We’re still offering our popular refer-a-friend program: refer your friends and family to us and, when they buy a membership, you’ll receive a FREE bonus week AND a free direct exchange or world bank! Travel where you want, when you want, and help your loved ones do the same.

For more information about our referral program, or about purchasing a membership, contact our Director of Member Services here.

Bandera’s Best BBQ

If you’re planning a visit to the Texas Hill Country, local BBQ is a must! Here are a few of our favorites around the Bandera area:

  • Busbee’s Bar-B-Que is a great choice for families. It was even featured on the History Channel a few years ago!
  • Another popular stop is Sid’s Main Street BBQ, for truly home-cooked, southern-style BBQ.
  • Or perhaps you feel like grilling some of your own? We love the 11th Street Cowboy Bar, which invites you to bring your own meat and grill it on their Texas-sized BBQ pits every Wednesday. They also offer live music, side orders, spices and all the other “fixins” you’ll need!

Have you own favorite BBQ places and tips? Do tell!

More Events in Daytona!

Daytona Beach Shores

Planning a trip to Daytona this fall? Here are a few additional events to consider:

  • Immerse yourself in Greek culture! For 40 years, the annual St. Demetrios Greek Festival has featured authentic traditional Greek food, music, dancing and libations. The event is held from November 8th-11th on the Halifax River at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Daytona Beach. The event is free and open to the public, which includes parking and shuttle service.
  • The Riverfest Seafood Festival in Ormond Beach features a celebration of everything water: boats, seafood and even pirates! Held from November 17th-18th, this free party is held in Rockefeller Gardens and features two fun-filled days of music, food, vendors, kids’ activities and more.
  • The Daytona Turkey Run will be held November 22nd-25th. This family event takes place on the infield of the Daytona International Speedway, and features a car show, car corral, swap meet, crafts and more!

And don’t forget about Biktoberfest from October 18th-21st! This motorcycle rally draws over 125,000 visitors each year. Watch the pros compete, enjoy live music and more!