We have a timeshare/vacation club. We happen to love ours. We have taken so many vacations that we never would have taken if it wasn't for the vacation club. Aside from the initial investment (which was pricey) we NOW find it way more economical to travel this way. We pay less than $1500/year in fees and dues, but we get at least 4 or 5 weeks out of it. We go to the FL Keys every summer and stay at a lovely resort. The way we figure it , if we rented a condo we would pay at least $1500 for a week in the Keys alone. Most of the places we want to go are in our vacation club and if it wasn't we could swap. We are fortunate to have learned how to use our timeshare/vacation club the most effectively and I find that a lot of people don't know how to use theirs to their advantage and become unhappy. Ours friends have benefitted too because we often take friends with us in exchange for them paying for food.
at 7:52 PM on Sep. 19, 2010