Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Pros & Cons of Timshare Ownership

In the coming months with the economy being in the situation that it is, there will be a good many "bargains" on timeshares.

This article is as good a summation as any on the pros and cons of timeshare ownership.

Imo, there are a lot of different factor with timeshares and you need to decide which is the right one for you and your family. My dh and I have consdered it a few times ourselves, but in the end, always decided against it. The times of the year during which he can take his vacation are very limited and we would be really locked into just a few weeks.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Why Do Airfares Fluctuate?

Below is one of the best explanations I have found regarding airfare pricing as set by the airlines.

Why do airfares fluctuate over time?
"It's called yield management. The airlines have it down to an art form. The objective is to get the most amount of money they can from each flight.

Monday, January 19, 2009

A Day At Palm Beach Aruba

Here is a breakdown for our extended family of 10 for a day at Palm Beach.

All of the Frills
2 big umbrellas $20 x 2 = $40
6 chaise lounge rentals $8 x 6= $48 (if the kids want to sit they can use their towels)
4 floats to pass the day away $5 x 4 = $20
Banana boat or tube ride for 4 kids $20 x 4= $80
Lunch (hamburger & soda $22.88 pp at the Radisson) for 10 people = $228.80
One hour rental of a Hobie Cat sailboat = $75
2 taxis for 10 people (2 x $20) roundtrip = $40

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Hiking in Aruba

Arikok National Park is a great place for hiking. The Aruban government with the assistance of the European Union has made a series of improvements to the Park.

Aruba Nature Sensitive Hikers offers guided hiking tours. Good if you are not familiar with the park. It is a large area and most cactus and rocks look the same.

No matter where you hike, plan on wearing heavy shoes, bringing water, wearing sunscreen and a hat.

Arikok National Park photos