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.

Summer in Daytona

Daytona Beach Shores

Heading to Daytona Beach this summer? Here are a few local events to keep in mind:

In town this week? Try the Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Flagler Avenue! It’s located on the New Smyrna Beach, just 20 minutes south of the Perennial Vacation Club resort.

If you’ll be visiting over Memorial Day weekend, visit the Lighthouse at Ponce Inlet. Explore historical exhibits and climb the tallest lighthouse in Florida.

Daytona Tortugas baseball season has started! Head over to Jackie Robinson baseball field — after the games, the kids are allowed to run the bases! Find the game schedule here.

Over on the boardwalk, enjoy the Daytona Beach Bandshell Concerts beginning May 26th (and stick around for the fireworks afterwards). Here you can find Santana, Kool and the Gang and Blues Brothers tribute bands, just to name a few! Find the schedule here.

What are you favorite ways to enjoy summer in Daytona?

 

Hot Spots in Lake Tahoe

Planning a trip to Lake Tahoe and looking for the latest hot spots? Here’s a list of some local-favorites to enjoy:

  • The Loft at Heavenly Village is open 7 days a week from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., and features live theater, a lounge and dining.
  • Cold Water Brewery & Grill features craft beer, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, as well as special events and live music.
  • Mont Bleu Resort and The Hard Rock Casino offer several restaurants, bars and lounges alongside casino entertainment.
  • Feel like dining right on the lake? Riva Grill is open daily for lunch and dinner and has some of the best views around!
  • There are also spectacular views (and great food) to be found at Brook’s Bar and Deck at Edgewood Tahoe, which features award-winning pub fare. (Golf Digest selected it as a “best golf pub” in 2016!)
  • Or enjoy good German food and bier (along with trivia and open mic nights) at Himmel Haus.
  • Feel like something a bit cozier? Jimmy’s Restaurant (at The Landing) features several private dining alcoves, each with their own fireplace! There are also 5 fire pits on the patio and roof-top deck, which overlooks the lake.
  • Finally, another popular spot is McP’s Taphouse Grill, which has 40 beers on tap and live music Thursdays through Mondays.

Have your own favorite hot spots in Lake Tahoe? Please share!

How to Make Travel More Meaningful

The view from one of our Daytona Beach tiki huts…

Trying to create vacation memories that will last a lifetime? Here are a few ideas that will make your next trip more meaningful for everyone involved:

Plan special activities. Part of the fun is planning what you’ll do and where you’ll go, and this is exciting for everyone. Take some time to research what’s going on while you’ll be visiting your travel destination, and think about what places or events would be the most meaningful for your group.

Read a book together. Before the trip begins, choose a book that relates to your destination, or that you think everyone will enjoy, and plan to complete it by the end of the trip. This could be fiction, non-fiction or anything at all! Traveling alone? Consider what books on your to-read list you’d enjoy diving into during your travels. Local history or fiction that takes place on location is always a good choice.

Be open. Some of the best travel moments occur when you take an unexpected path. This could happen suddenly, when something comes along that looks promising, or you could plan in advance to try something a bit outside of your normal activities.

Discuss! Take the time to think (and talk) about your adventures. What was everyone’s favorite place, restaurant or memory? What would they want to include (or not) on the next trip? Thinking about what was truly special helps create memories that last.

What are your favorite way to make travel more meaningful?