Find out if you’re the type of person to go whale watching in our definitive guide on what to expect and what not to expect. Ready for a ‘whale’ of a time? OK, I apologise – but the pun was just begging to be said!
For my last RCI module I am going to share with you some awesome extras WorldMark South Pacific Club Owners also have access to; which you may not have known about.
Like eating our veggies and going to the gym, sometimes we contrary human beings have been known to resist what is good for us. And that includes taking holidays. I’m one of the worst offenders – and I have a litany of really justifiable reasons excuses for not taking time off. Perhaps you have some of these too? Let’s investigate some of the top excuses for not taking your hard earned holiday and see if we can’t resolve them!
What point on a holiday do people ‘switch off’ and forget about work? Hint: it’s not day one. A new survey of 1,800 ‘holidayers’ revealed that it takes three whole days to get into the holiday spirit.
Now that we have got the basics of RCI down, we can continue our learning journey with some more practical information.
Dreaming of sandy beaches, turquoise water and sunsets that take your breath away? Dreaming of Fiji? Fiji is a fond favourite with some Owners – and a home away from home others! We’ve gathered a selection of travel snaps we’ve been sent over the years for your Fiji holiday dreaming… 15 to be exact.
The Gold Coast, during Winter is an extra special spot. If you were on the Gold Coast now, you might just find yourself feeling extra happy. Here’s Why:
Australia is a land of big skies, big horizons and big dreams. Capturing that ‘big sky’ feeling is what we seek on our holidays, lunch breaks, weekend picnics and afternoon strolls. Gifting ‘big sky’ experiences to our family and children is what we dream of, and is totally priceless. Some of the biggest ‘big skies’ I’ve experiences have been at the very edge of Australia’s Victorian coastline. Breathtaking cliffs run down into the icy, clear, crisp water of the Great […]
Categories: Creating Balance, Travel, Uncategorized • Tags: Australia, coastlines of Australia, Great Australian Bight, photos of Australian coastline, pictures of victoria, sky, victorian coastline, Worldmark South Pacific Club, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Torquay
At my education session one of the Owners asked “what does RCI stand for”?? Rich Charismatic Individual… Yes please.
Categories: Owner Tips • Tags: Accomodation, Australia, Europe, Family, Fun, Holiday Planning, holidays, Inspire, laughter, life, Live, Overseas, Queensland, Seven Mile Beach, Travel, Vacation Ownership, World, Worldmark South Pacific Club, Worldmarksp
Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere is upon us, it is ‘Winter Solstice eve’ – June 21st will be shortest day of the year, with just 9 hours and 30ish minutes of sunlight. So, how are people celebrating the shortest day this year? Winter festivities are taken to a whole new level with Dark MOFO, hosted by MONA in Hobart. Music, movies, amazing food & drink – and of course – top off the 2 Degree evening with the […]
It’s all about your state of mind! Holidays are a proven way to help us improve ours! So today, I thought we’d take a humourous look at some words that really illustrate this point! 1.’Soon’. What it means at Work: Now Yesterday! What it means on Holidays: When I feel like it – if I feel like it – Maybe I will, maybe I won’t! 2.’Romance’. What it means at Home: Ain’t nobody got time for that! What it means on Holidays: Time to make […]
It’s been scientifically* proven that 100% of daydreams about holidays will increase exponentially the colder the weather gets outside. *(OK, maybe not scientifically – but it can certainly seem that way!) With winter looming ahead of us, we need something to look forward to. You know you need a holiday when:
There’s always so much going on here at WorldMarkSP – so today I thought I’d give you a few more tips to help you stay on top of it – and have more holidays. You may run, but I will find youuuuu….. Ok, just kidding – But make sure you keep your details up to date with us, often we are trying to contact you to tell you something useful; for example our creepy wonderful :) automated voice will call you […]
Categories: Owner Tips • Tags: education, Family, Inspire, Knowledge, Learining, Learn, Listen, Maximise, Ownership, Read, Responsibility, Tips, Top 10, Travel, Understand, Using, Vacation Ownership, Worldmarksp, Wyndham Resorts, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific
The older I get, the more I realise just how much of life is taking the experiences and memories of my yesterdays, making them work for me today, in order to impact my tomorrows. I can see this probably more easily with the negatives, the hurts, disappointments, failures and concerns of my yesterdays – directly impacting the way I have shied away from relationships, played it safe when considering risks, and questioning my ability and worth in situations and positions. Negatives from yesterday […]
Categories: Uncategorized • Tags: Family, family photos, Holiday, making memories for your children, tomorrow's memories, Vacation Ownership, vacations build strong families, why holidays with your children are the most important thing for their future, Worldmark South Pacific Club, yesterdays
Here for your daily “that’s adorable!” moment? Then you should book a trip to Australia Zoo in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast!
Categories: Travel • Tags: animals, Australia, Holiday, Queensland, Sunshine Coast, timeshare, Travel, Vacation Ownership, Worldmark South Pacific Club, Worldmarksp, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific
During my education travels recently I have met a lot of Privileges members who are unsure of what Privileges Holiday Extras is, and how to use this great benefit. Is that you? Who has no clue?
Categories: Uncategorized • Tags: Accomodation, Australia, Discounted Holidays, Family, Holiday, Holiday Planning, Kids, Last Minute Stays, Port Douglas, Privileges, Travel, Travel the World, Vacation Ownership, Worldmark South Pacific Club, WorldWide, Wyndham Resorts
I’ve heard it said that the human body is 50-60% water, and so (to me at least) it just makes sense that when we’re looking for relaxation, serenity, adventure or just a ‘spot’ to rest so many of us gravitate to water. Be it the sounds of crashing waves, the thundering of a waterfall or the quiet trickling of a brook as it bubbles its way down a rocky mountain stream… my link to water is an untenable truth, you […]
Categories: Creating Balance, Uncategorized • Tags: Australia, Beautiful photos of the ocean, Coastline of Australia in pictures, Holiday, Smokey Cape lighthouse photos, Tropical North Queensland photos, Worldmark South Pacific Club
We’re super excited to announce that two of your Club resorts have recently had a makeover. Do you know which two? I’ll give you a hint – they’re both in Queensland, Australia.
Categories: Owner Tips • Tags: Australia, Gold Coast, Holiday, Queensland, refurbishment, Sunshine Coast, timeshare, Travel, Vacation Ownership, Worldmark South Pacific Club, Worldmarksp, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific
The WorldMark South Pacific Club has come into its 14th year of existence – if the Club was human this is the year it would likely start talking back and refusing to clean its room…
Categories: Owner Tips • Tags: Australia, Family, Holiday, Holiday Planning, Melbourne, Travel, Vacation Ownership, Worldmark South Pacific Club, Wyndham Resorts, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific
On Saturday an enthusiastic group of WorldMark South Pacific Club team members headed to Ipswich, Queensland, for the Ipswich Community Catch-up! Along with 100 Owners from in and around the local area, we all headed to the Ipswich RSL for a morning of learning the secrets of the Club, meeting other Owners and, of course, getting all the hints and tips so we can holiday better! It was a fun, learning filled morning, topped off with a sumptuous feast! Of course […]
This week I chatted with Dannielle, who is one of your Senior Owner Services Consultants. She’s very well traveled, and a great source of information for many of your WorldMarkSP locations. It was a tough call to choose her favourite, but in the end she went with Kirra Beach. How many WorldMarkSP resorts have you visited? I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Sydney, Coffs Harbour – Treetops, Flynns Beach, Pokolbin Hill, Kirra, Surfers, Ballarat. I’ve also visited the Sunshine Coast, Melbourne, Torquay […]
Looking to discover tips and explore your newest resort in the Club? Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, NSW – it conjures up visions of turquoise water, sparkling white sand; in short, everything you’re looking for in your next holiday destination. Recently I chatted to Leigh, a trainer for your Owner Services Team, who just returned with rave reviews from a visit to Shoal Bay. Leigh was eager to share her ‘Must-Dos’ for Owners in Shoal Bay… When first driving in to […]
I wasn’t born in Queensland – quite the opposite, I was born in Tasmania. However, I have chosen to make my home on the Gold Coast for the last six years. Why do I love it so much you may ask?
Recently we’ve had a couple of questions about how to post a photo or video on the WorldMarkSP Facebook page. Because we absolutely <3 seeing your holiday photos we thought we’d make it super easy for you to access these instructions. You have a couple of different options to choose from, and the instructions differ if you’re using a desktop or mobile device. Option One. FROM A DESKTOP COMPUTER Send a Private Message 1. Log into Facebook and navigate to […]
In 1939 Oswald (Ossie to his mates), aged 16 and too young to officially enlist in the armed forces, joined the militia and headed to Papua New Guinea. As a Sapper, Ossie dug trenches, laid tarmac down for roads and helped clear undergrowth for the advancing Australian Army – but when the Japanese made their major offensive for Port Morseby in September of 1942, with the loss of many allied soliders lives, Ossie was enlisted in the field to take […]
We’re pleased to let you know that after the sad departure of Beloved Bozo, a new sulphur crested cockatoo has taken up residence at Ramada Port Douglas. Neddy was kindly donated by the Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and we thank the team for their kindness – we know he will be missed! Neddy is said to be settling in well – snacking on his favourite food – Frozen Peas! The team at Port Douglas will be taking extra special care of Bozo […]
Easter is a special time of year for all of us – mostly because there is a copious amount of Chocolate available.
Are you sitting at a desk reading this? Are you dashing to a meeting? Pausing between loads of washing, ironing and mopping? Did you miss lunch today because you were too busy? This is a reminder that there is so much more ‘outside’. There’s a little place not far from the inner city. A little island, a little rocky outcrop surrounded by the crisp waters of the Tasman Sea. Covered in wildlife, rolling tundra and sparse Australian brush. Walk all […]
Categories: Creating Balance, Travel, Uncategorized • Tags: Australia, Holiday, holiday in Victoria, Inspire, Phillip Island, Photos of The Nobbies, pictures of Phillip Island, Ramada, spectacular photos, Vacation Ownership, Worldmark South Pacific Club, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific
This week I caught up with Lauren. Lauren has been an both an Owner and member of the sales team for almost ten years. Currently she is our Community Marketing Manager, based in Sydney. Recently she’s been living a ‘gypsy kind of lifestyle’ and immersing herself in travel (par for the course when you work with Wyndham). And lucky for us, she’s agreed to share some of her secrets. How many of our WorldMarkSP resorts have you visited? I have […]
Some of the wisest men in History agree with me – Learning about your Ownership is the best way to live a happy and fulfilled life. – Anne Owner Education
Categories: Owner Tips, Uncategorized • Tags: Australia, education, Food for Thought, holidays, Inspire, learning, life, Motivational, quotes, Travel, Vacation Ownership, WorldMark, Worldmark South Pacific Club, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific
You might be missing out on something, a tucked away gem, a road less travelled – I know I was! As a Queenslander, when traveling to Victoria I never thought to venture far from Melbourne. I stayed near the city, and never thought much about what lay beyond its bounds. When recently I took a few days off to recharge my batteries, not just rest – but that true recharge of my creative side, the side that sees wonder and […]
Categories: Creating Balance, Travel, Uncategorized • Tags: Australia, Ballarat, Blythwood Grange, explore country Victoria, Historic ballarat, holiday in country Victoria, Victoria, what you're missing, WorldMark, WorldMark Ballarat, WorldMark Resort Ballarat, you're missing out
Anyone who’s stayed at Ramada Port Douglas knows Bozo, our Resident Cockatoo. We received some very sad news from our Resort Manager, Nathan Hunt, regarding Bozo today. Nathan says ‘It is with great sadness that I have to announce that Bozo, our resident cockatoo, passed away last night. Bozo became distressed and was taken to the Vet late yesterday afternoon. She was diagnosed as having had a stroke and was placed on oxygen. She passed away peacefully at 3.30.am’. Bozo […]
Recently WorldMarkSP Owners, the Kilpi family stayed at WorldMark Resort Denarau Island, Fiji. Thanks to beautiful images from Katriina Kilpi Photography, we felt almost like we were there. And for me, it just pushed Fiji right to the top of my Bucket List. Here’s why. 1.Fiji isn’t just beaches – it’s also stunningly beautiful countryside. 2. The people. Say no more. 3. Nature 4. Your WorldMarkSP Resort. 5. Family Time – with your existing and new family <3 Bonus Reason […]
(Or, 15 Reasons to Love Australia) Whether you live in Australia, or dream of visiting, these 15 incredible images are guaranteed to inspire and whet your travelling appetite. Feeling comfy? Let’s go!
It is important to know how to get the best out of your WorldMark South Pacific Club Ownership. I have put my top 10 tips below on how to maximise your Ownership and continue to experience fantastic holidays each year.
This month we celebrate two years of the My Club Blog! Two years that we authors have had the gift of sharing with you our ideas and excitement about all things WorldMarkSP and Holidays. Thanks so much for coming with us. Your most popular posts Posts about Denarau Island. This is a topic close to many of your hearts. Especially during the construction of Phase III. We think Fiji Phase III was definitely worth being interested in. Speaking of Fiji, […]
This week I chatted with Doug, from our sales team in the beautiful Port Douglas. Doug is a proud WorldMarkSP Owner and has had the pleasure of many WorldMarkSP holidays. How many of our resorts have you visited? Wanaka, Sydney, Coffs, Kirra, Surfers, Marcoola, Golden Beach and Rotorua….and I am very lucky as I get to visit my hometown resort everyday. Are you a Port Douglas local? I’m a Kiwi, having spent most […]
Whether you’re a ‘relaxing by the pool’ kind of holidayer, or a ‘get up and go’ person, Sunshine Coast QLD has something for everyone! Last fortnight, we based ourselves at Marcoola Beach for a weekend getaway with friends. Why Marcoola? Marcoola Beach isn’t too commercialised, the resorts are situated right on the beach, and you’re only a short 1hr 30mins drive from Brisbane, or a few minutes by car from Sunshine Coast Airport. In other words – perfect for an […]
Are you on holiday now, taking time out to smell the sea-salt crusted air or walking a cool, damp rainforest track to the sound of bell birds? No?! Well as everyone knows there’s only two types of people – those on holiday, and those planning for the next holiday! It’s time to start planning… Enter the zone of holiday planning peacefully with these photo’s, from around this place we are blessed to call home – our lovely islands in the […]
Categories: Creating Balance, Travel, Uncategorized • Tags: beaches of Australia, Cape Otway lighthouse, Cradle Mountain Tasmania, Crescent Head, Hunter Valley region, port stephens photos, scenic photos, Wanaka
This week I chatted with Alan, from our Sales Team in Wanaka. Alan often sends me information about what’s happening around Wanaka to share with Owners on social media, so I knew he would be be a great person to give us the inside tips on the beautiful town of Wanaka! How long have you lived in Wanaka? We moved here in Feb of 2013 from Lake Tahoe/Reno area which is very similar. Lake Tahoe is half in Nevada half […]
Do your family and friends think you’re a secret agent because you get to holiday so much? Does your Resort Guide have pride of place on your coffee table? Inspired by your conversations on the Owner Forum – you know you’re an Owner when…
“Give me your tired, your stressed Your city souls and spirits yearning to breathe free; The gloomy work-weary of your teeming shore, Send these, the overworked, Holiday-deprived to me I open my lands in welcome, the land of the Apple Isle! “ Inspired by the inscription on the Statue of Liberty Tasmania Australia is more than special – its unique landscape, picturesque beaches, historic ruins, pristine air and all round beauty make it one of the best, yet least explored, […]
Categories: Creating Balance, Food for thought, Uncategorized • Tags: Explore Tasmania, holidays, Organic Apple Cider, Photos of Tasmania, Port Arthur Tasmania, Salamanca Market, Tasmania, Tasmanian Whisky, The Apple Isle, Why you should go to Tasmania on holidays
WorldMark South Pacific Club Owners do around 3000 RCI exchanges each year! Want to know where they are going? Below are the 4 most popular exchange Resorts for WorldMark South Pacific Club Owners. The Manhattan Club in New York is in one of New York City’s most strategic and most desirable locations, The Manhattan Club puts many of the Big Apple’s most famous attractions at your doorstep. Walk across the street to the renowned Carnegie Hall or around the corner […]
Categories: Owner Tips • Tags: Astoria Plaza Suites, Imperial Hawaii, International Travel, Nepean Country Club, RCI, The Manhattan Club, timeshare, Travel, Vacation Ownership, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific
This week I chatted with Shayne, one of our wonderful Customer Service & Loyalty team members. As a Port Macquarie boy, he has plenty of tips for WorldMarkSP Owners visiting there for the first time. What are your best memories about growing up in Port Macquarie? Everything is really close, and there is much more freedom to get out and see things than you’d have in a bigger city. I spent a lot of time playing cricket and tennis. Port […]
Want to celebrate Valentine’s Day your way? More to the point, why limit yourself to just one day? Make time in February or March or April or throughout all of 2014 for the ones you love. It’s a New Year’s resolution that sometimes slips by the wayside… A holiday spent exploring a new destination or lazing on a beach or solving a jigsaw puzzle – whatever activities you love doing with your partner or family – can be more rewarding […]
Last week I was in Perth doing Education sessions for our wonderful WorldMark South Pacific Club Owners. Whilst there I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to head over to Rottnest Island with my Dad, and can I say – what a beautiful destination to travel to!!!
Yesterday I was reading a story about a young mother who sparked a ‘pay-it-forward’ storm of goodwill, by offering to bake a pie for a family in need once a week, and I was prompted/convicted/encouraged to see where in my life I can make a small change, which could start a small (maybe not quite Tropical Cyclone Dylan size!) storm of heartfelt warm fuzzies So I scribbled down my ‘pledge of small things’ for twenty-14 This year I pledge to […]
This week, we caught up with Candice Dittmann, member of our Sales Team – and although based in our Gold Coast Head Office – still a Coffs girl at heart. We talked to her about the best things to do in her hometown, check out her secrets below. What are your favourite memories about growing up in Coffs? Being outside! There are 2 different aspects to being outside in Coffs – the bush, and the beaches. For your hit of […]