How to Get a Killer Exchange

Ready 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.

Summer Road Trip Playlist

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Hitting the road this summer (perhaps on your way to Lake Tahoe, Bandera or Daytona)? Here is a slightly eclectic list of songs to kick off your vacation:

  • Start Me Up, The Rolling Stones
  • Feeling Good, Nina Simone
  • Three Little Birds, Bob Marley
  • Mr. Jones, Counting Crows
  • Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen
  • Smooth, Santana
  • Rhiannon, Fleetwood Mac
  • Sister Golden Hair, America
  • Come Fly with Me, Frank Sinatra
  • Take It Easy, Eagles
  • Runnin’ Down a Dream, Tom Petty
  • It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me, Billy Joel
  • Like a Rolling Stone, Bob Dylan
  • Gentle on My Mind, Dean Martin

What are your favorite road trip songs?

Solo Travel: How to Get Away

Planning a solo adventure? There’s no better way to rest, recharge and reconnect with yourself than to explore a new place on your own. Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning your trip:

Read up on your destination and plan some of your activities in advance.  Solo travel is a wonderful time to follow your passions, so think about how you’d like to spend your time (which may include leaving plenty of time to linger in a place you love, or to explore something you discover along the way).

Choose restaurants where you feel comfortable. There’s no need to dine in just because you’re traveling solo. A corner table or bar could be the perfect place to discover the local cuisine, chat with some locals or simply review your travel plans.

Stay safe. Even if you’re generally a night owl, this is a good time to follow the sun. Know where you’re going and stay aware of your surroundings.

Take pictures and keep a journal. You’re making your own memories, and discovering new things not only about where you are but about yourself. Make the most of it, and create ways to remember all you’ve discovered later.

Have your own tips for solo travel? Please share them below!

 

Hot on the Hot List!

Looking to shake up your vacation routine this year? Perennial Vacation Club members don’t only have access to our 3 beautiful home resorts, but to an additional 5,000+ resorts in 80 countries around the world! Here are a few of the exciting, in-house exchanges currently available on our club’s Hot List:

  • Visit a tropical paradise in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, at Casa de la Playa.
  • Or try the Sunset Marina Resort and Yacht Club in Cancun, Mexico, a Mediterranean-style resort that offers sailing and cooking lessons, kayaking tours and spa services.
  • In Palm Springs, California, stay at the Palm Springs Tennis Club! Here you’ll find spectacular desert and mountain views, pools and, of course, tennis! Be sure to dine at Spencer’s Restaurant, which features wonderful food and a beautiful outdoor patio.
  • Or enjoy the historical sites in Williamsburg, Virginia, while staying at The Colonies at Williamsburg.

Find more information (and all of our current Hot List exchanges) here. Remember to check back often, since the Hot List is updated all the time. And of course, we 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. The fee is $125 for within the continental U.S. and $150 for outside the continental U.S.