What You Need to Know About Timeshares and Resorts

Whether you call it a holiday, a get-away, or a vacation, there are many options to celebrate time off from work. Most people plan their vacation by booking a hotel, but there are other options than just a standard hotel getaway. Many of those options allow you to integrate your vacation with your lodging, such all-inclusive resorts and timeshares.

What You Need to Know About Timeshares

Timeshares got their start in Europe, just after World War II. They were a popular way to reduce vacation costs, and still are. At the time, four families would buy a cottage together, and then each would get exclusive use of it one season out of the year. The season for each family rotated yearly, so each family had the opportunity to enjoy seasonal comforts.

Modern timeshares are far more elegant than their predecessors. They have property managers, and more families are involved to keep the costs low. Generally, a maintenance schedule is also established for the upkeep of the property.

The advantages of this arrangement is familiarity and predictability. A timeshare that is near to family, destinations, or family interests (i.e. skiing, trails for hiking, beaches, etc.) is highly desirable. The cost of your lodging will stay constant while on vacation from year to year.

Careful research into the location will inevitably result in the best vacation, so choose your timeshare wisely. Look for an esteemed timeshare, one you know will deliver the good times your family deserves. Some resorts are more highly rated and have better online reputations than others. Welk timeshare resorts, for example, have more 28,000 Facebook ‘likes’.

Saving Money on Your Timeshare Vacation

If the timeshare includes a kitchen, you can save money by eating in. You can also rent out your timeshare if your vacation plans are not thought of as mutually exclusive, but in this case they are. There are many resorts that offer timeshare options. Again, a Welk timeshare is a great example of this because the resort offers exclusive timeshare options.  A timeshare is a much better option for folks who like to return to the same area year after year.

About the Author: Clayton Miller

Hello Readers! My name is Clayton and I love to travel. My favorite ways to travel are cruises, trains, road trips, and flying (as long as I am not in the middle seat). I have set foot on six continents and I look forward to reaching all seven one day soon.