Couple planning ahead for their vacation, sitting on couch researching the destination on their laptop

Travel Planning And Why It’s Imperative

Having experienced years of travel to various destinations in the world, I’ve discovered that planning ahead is imperative to the success of a memorable vacation. There have been several times when I’ve traveled to a faraway place, only to discover afterw ...

Dorothy Iannone's I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door mural located in New York.

Public Art to Check Out On Your Next City Vacation

“Street art tourism” is capturing attention lately, and it’s no surprise why. What was once a blank canvas, a forgotten warehouse or even a small alley tucked behind more prominent street names, is now a space for inspiration. Street art can give a vo ...

Japan inspired Soba noodle salad recipe overhead shot.

Easy Japanese-Inspired Recipe: Soba Noodle Salad

“Let’s stay in for dinner tonight.” These aren’t words you can really say while staying in a traditional hotel room on vacation. Luckily, the stunning Hilton Grand Vacations resort kitchens are one of the most loved and valued amenities at our propert ...

Woman sitting in airport and waiting for her flight using her favorite travel apps on the phone.

A Few Favorite Travel Apps

An opening caveat: your favorite travel apps won't work if your phone doesn't work! While you can get international plans from your home carrier, I greatly prefer (as mentioned in my Scotland blog) buying a local SIM card when I get where I'm going. This ...

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HGV Elite Premier Perks: Complimentary Car Service

There are many Elite Premier perks which I have taken advantage of over the years, but recently I utilized the complimentary one-way transfer from West 57th Street by Hilton Club to return to LaGuardia Airport (LGA).  I had a great stay in New York, but a ...

A family has a pillow fight during an afternoon rainstorm at their HGV resort.

8 Rainy Day Kid Activities

Bathing suits on. Check. Sunscreen applied. Check. Pool bags are packed for a day of summer fun in the sun. Check. Your whole family is ready to walk out of your hotel room door. Suddenly, the sky darkens and you hear a thunder crack in the distance. Seco ...

Happy couple enjoying the sunset on the beach while using the RCI exchange perk.

Popular RCI Properties – Where To With RCI

Have you used your points to stay with RCI? Many of our Owners are taking advantage of this perk when they travel to destinations that don’t have an HGV property. The quality of the properties, location, and amenities all make RCI’s 4,300 resorts in 110 c ...