It’s been a little bit rainy, cold and miserable over the last week or so on the Gold Coast – something as a local I’m really not prepared for! My boys have been home on school holidays (my ‘big’ boy works at a school) and although they had a few lovely snuggly movie days – they started to go a little stir crazy! So we put our minds together and came up with some activities to bring some rainy day […]
We wake to the sounds of the radio. It is still dark, what is going on? Why is our radio on? Ok, lights on, we are awake. The radio is on because our alarm has ‘gone off’. The day has arrived, wake the kids, we are off to Cairns! Everyone climbs into the car and we are on our way from Newcastle to Sydney Airport. All aboard the plane, excitement is building. We land in beautiful Cairns and find our […]
A Worldmark holiday can sometimes give you more than expect! We departed Sydney in late September 2004 bound for Orlando where we had a week booked at Worldmark Orlando – Kingston Reef. Hurricane Jeanne was building in the Atlantic but it was half a world away and we paid it scant attention. By the time we arrived in Los Angeles weary and jetlagged Jeanne was due to make landfall in Orlando about the same time we were supposed to land […]
Mum, Dad, kids, worklife stress, new school anxiety and 4 hours in a plane to leave normal life behind and unwind. Landed, ushered through customs, big smiles waiting and stamping passports. Transfer to Denaru Island, are we still on Earth, certainly isn’t Brisbane anymore. In the hotel room, did we actually check in, my memory says yes, but it was so fast and friendly, I ask my wife if we did…just to make sure. Dinner at the resort restaurant. Nearby, […]
I’m a hypocrite. I am constantly writing about how important it is to spend special, quality, holiday time with your family. However it took an injury for me to slow down and spend even one day with my lovely family these school holidays! Why? Because I really enjoy my work and want to do well. And I also want to do well so my family is financially secure. This work-life balance is sometimes hard to get right!
Jamie, Hendrix and I went to Wyndham Coffs Harbour for a quick getaway last weekend. Despite the rain, wind and flooding, it was a really pleasant stay! Whenever I have the pleasure of visiting a WorldMarkSP resort, I try to look out for the positives and the improvements that could potentially be made from an Owner’s perspective. I found lots of positives at the Resort – here’s my top 4.
Here at WorldMark South Pacific we’re always trying to help and inspire our Owners to feel happier and healthier by taking holidays. Not only do we love to see our Owners making use of the holidays they own, we believe doing so is actually good for them and for their kids! But what about the times when you’re not on holiday? Here are some tips to help you retain that relaxed holiday feeling in between holidays!
Like the vast majority of my fellow human beings, I was stunned & saddened by recent events in the US. Coupled with the cyclones in the Pacific, and the ongoing wars, famines and general mayhem in the world it could be easy to feel overwhelmed by it all. But for me, what I keep thinking to myself is ‘cherish what you’ve got’. And I guess that’s the one positive I can take out of all that sadness – the timely […]