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Baby Boomer Travel - Better Than Timeshare


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What do you think the vacation/travel industry is hoping we'll do? You bet. . . travel! After working hard all of our lives, building successful careers, raising our families, enduring all of the stress that life can throw at us, now it's time to play!

Amazing Memories

Hopefully this isn't a new concept to you. When I first started in the timeshare industry a little over 10 years ago, I was amazed at some of the stories I'd heard from families of how vacationing and spending time with loved ones had created cherished memories that last a lifetime. Often times I'd hear things like; “Brandon and Paige can't remember most of what they got for Christmas last year, but ask them about their favorite vacation, and they'll answer right off; “It was the year we went to Orlando and visited Disney, and that was four years ago. "


Those of you who've ever taken a vacation at a timeshare resort, you know it can be an awesome experience! From the fully functional kitchen, living room, washer and dryer, to jacuzzi tub, you know it's the only way to travel. Almost like a home away from home! Just in a luxury location. Once you've vacationed like this, there's no turning back. A typical hotel room. . . just ain't the same! What about costs involved? Let's take a look.

Timeshare Cost

You can figure a timeshare will set you back anywhere from $10-$50k depending on location, unit size, and length of stay. You pay this one time and typically own the property for life. And the benefit is that you can pass it along to your heirs. In addition to this up front cost; you can also figure on life-long maintenance fees. While much less expensive than if you bought a stand alone condo or house on the lake, where you have 100% of the maintenance costs, it does add up. Plus. . . . You can pretty much count on your house on the lake to increase in value, your timeshare will not. Your maintenance fee cost however will increase. Not that the resorts is trying to make any kind of profit (although some have been accused of that) you can figure that it will at least increase at the pace of local inflation.

Unfortunately, I've met timeshare owners who were very upset given that although they may be able to pass their ownership down to their children and grand children, they were afraid of burdening them with the ever rising costs of the maintenance fees. I've seen them average anywhere from $1200 per year all the way up to several $1000 per year.

Better Than Timeshare

This is how I found Global Resorts Network. I was looking for an opportunity that provided a quality product and experience, with out all of the hassles of owning a timeshare. It's a 20 year old company with access to over 5,000 luxury resorts worldwide. You pay a one-time fee of $2995 and you have unlimited access to those resorts at any time. No black out dates or use restrictions. They also provide a complimentary travel service for airline, car rental, and cruise vacations. The cost of a vacation will range between $298 and $699 for a 7 night-8 day stay. No maintenance fees or all of the associated headaches of timeshare ownership.

Love of Travel
This is not for everybody. But, If you or someone you know loves to travel, this might be of benefit to you. Saving you $1,000's of dollars over the life of your ownership. This program could realistically pay for itself in only a couple of years. If you're retired or semi-retired, there is also a feature where you can earn extra income if you were so inclined. Please go to my website for all of the details: for more information

Amy Ohmstede


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