5 Myths About Buying Timeshares

Whether you own a timeshare, are thinking of purchasing a timeshare, used to own timeshare or find yourself in front of a timeshare salesperson, you're bound to come across some timeshare myths.  Here are the Top 5 I run into: 5 Myths About Buying Timeshares 1)  Timeshare is a less costly vacation alternative to renting hotels. In rare cases and when purchasing on the secondary market, this may be true.  For the majority of owners, you'll be paying more when you factor in the purchase price, annual fees and exchange/usage fees.  That's not necessarily a bad thing. 2)  Real estate based timeshare

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Find the Best African Safari Tours

African safari tours can be extravagant, but they can also be affordable, depending on what amenities and features you opt for. Arrange an African safari tour for as little as a day or as long as a few months, for a daily price as low as $200 per person. African safari tours can be customized to suit your physical abilities and your budget. Options include: Luxury safaris Camping overland safaris Lodge safaris Self-drive safaris African safari tour features to consider Tour locations African safari tours take place throughout the continent, so tourists have an excellent variety of scenery, wildlife and

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6 Timeshare Questionable Practices Targeting Seniors

While timeshares can be good for some people, sadly there are bad guys at every step of the way when it comes to timeshare matters. Unfortunately, seniors fall prey to these practices more often than other consumers. It’s imperative to keep your wits about you when dealing with timeshare matters. Here are 6 ways that unscrupulous individuals take advantage of seniors: Lying About How Your Heirs Will Be Stuck With The Timeshare Unless You Do Something Unless your heirs are actually on the timeshare deed or whatever form of ownership you have, they are under no obligation to accept the

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5 Cheap Countries for Traveling Seniors

5 Cheap Countries for Traveling Seniors

As you age, some things are getting better. Most of all, you have more time on your hands. You have more precious moments to spend with your loved ones, but you also have more space for yourself. It’s the best time to revisit that bucket list of destinations you’d love to see. Have you ever been so impressed by a National Geographic TV show that you absolutely wanted to see a specific country? Maybe you’ve always dreamed about a vacation in Africa. Or maybe you wanted to travel around Europe. The best part about traveling as a senior is that

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Quick Tips Before you Listen to a Timeshare Presentation

Quick Tips Before you Listen to a Timeshare Presentation

If you’ve ever sat through a timeshare sales pitch, you know that they can be high pressure. The sales staff has been trained to do one thing and one thing only—-influence you to purchase on the spot. Because of that high pressure, these sales pitches can be laced with, ahem, some misrepresentations. Here are the most common things that are misrepresented at timeshare sales pitches: Price Today vs Price Any Other Time This is the one that is used the most, often in conjunction with ‘quoting’ some State Statute. If there is such a statute, such as in Florida, it

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Protection from Timeshare Scams

Protection from Timeshare Scams

Unfortunately, seniors are often the target of timeshare scams.  Before you get into a timeshare investment nightmare, consider this solid advice. Follow these important tips so you don't fall for a timeshare scam: Never deal with anyone who contacts you first Never pay upfront to sell your timeshare Never pay anyone to anyone to get you out of a timeshare, except a vetted attorney Don’t buy more timeshare because the salesperson claims it will save you on annual maintenance fees Don’t fall for unsubstantiated claims that your children or grandchildren will be forced to inherit your timeshare unless you upgrade,

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Be a Hometown Tourist

If you don't have the time or the money to get away this summer, there's no reason you can't have a memorable vacation. Everything you need is right in your hometown. Sticking close to home means you not only save money, but you avoid the hassles of travel and help support the local economy. What's not to like? THE BASICS The trick to having a great stay-at-home vacation is to create the environment of a traditional vacation. That means getting out of your normal routine and treating your time as true vacation time. Travel expert and creator of TravelingMamas.com, Shannon

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4 Lesser Known International Anniversary Destinations 

4 Lesser Known International Anniversary Destinations 

What’s the recipe for a perfect anniversary getaway? A mix of luxury, adventure, relaxation, and culture—with a healthy sprinkle of romance mixed in. These four destinations offer all of the above, and each brings its own unique cultural elements to the table. Celebrate your love with a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the desert, soak in remote natural hot springs, take a luxury train ride on your way to time-worn ruins, or hike to a mountaintop monastery. 4 Lesser Known International Anniversary Destinations  Jordan For an anniversary celebration packed with history, hospitality, and panoramic landscapes, head to the tiny Middle

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4 International Destinations for Active Seniors

4 International Destinations for Active Seniors

What’s the best way for seniors to experience a destination? Head outdoors to get in touch with native wildlife, unique ecosystems, and local culture. Hiking, cycling, kayaking, and more—take your favorite pastimes on the road with you to these vacation spots around the world.  4 International Destinations for Active Seniors Norway This sprawling Scandinavian nation has twin advantages for active travelers: jaw-dropping scenery in every direction (think dramatic fjords, coastal fishing villages, and snowy arctic landscapes) and excellent infrastructure, including a number of “national scenic routes” that make Norway easy to navigate. Rent a car and take a summer road

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