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About Timeshares

May 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Timeshares can be a money saver, but often the deals may be good at the time of purchase, but later the annual fees are raised to pint when you realize that it would have been cheaper just to rent a room without a timeshare, The timeshare associations reserve the right to do this at any time.  Besides, this there are several other things you should be aware of before buying a timeshare.

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Here are 7 things you can do to avoid timeshare scams:

  1. Don’t ever, ever buy (or sell) ‘on the spot.’ Sleep on it, and take the time
    to evaluate whether the deal is a good one.
  2. If you are offered a prize as an incentive, read the ‘fine print’ on the
    prize, and DON’T PAY for anything.
  3. Read the contract and have it reviewed by an attorney. If the sales person
    promised you something that’s not in the contract, don’t sign the contract!
  4. If the presentation is too high pressure, leave. You have every right to
    leave when you want. Simply stand up and politely say ‘thank you very much but
    we’re leaving now.’ Then go — don’t let them argue with you.
  5. Ask for references — and call them. Ask for folks who have been happy and
    unhappy with the previous service.
  6. Don’t ever call a 1-900 number to book a trip — it’s very likely a scam.
  7. Consider a timeshare the same way you’d consider any other real estate investment.
    Do research and educate yourself on the market and the value.

Let’s now talk for a moment about timeshares as real estate investments. A common
question Nolo Press gets asked is “I’ve been told that I shouldn’t buy
a timeshare because it will be hard to sell later. Is this true?”

Here’s their answer:

“Very likely, yes. Timeshare owners face a few difficulties when they try
to sell. The first hurdle is the lack of a strong resale market. Although statistics
vary, all studies show that there are many more timeshare owners wanting to
sell than there are buyers.

“Another problem is the likelihood that you will lose money on the sale
of a timeshare. The original price of a timeshare may have included premiums
of up to 40% to cover sales costs. Also, timeshare properties age and can become
less desirable. So, your resale price may be anywhere from 20% to 60% of the
original purchase price — plus you will have to pay a commission to the broker
(often as high as 20% of the resale price) who sells the property for you.”

Rent cars in Portugal

November 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Summer time in Portugal can get really crowded, especially if you’re around the busiest tourist destination in the country, Algarve. That’s why Algarve car hire services are a necessity in this region, because with so many tourists wanting to travel every which way in any direction, public transportation can only offer so much. If you really want to make the most of your vacation in Portugal, you’re going to need to rent a car to be able to drive yourself wherever you want to go.

People with their own cars in Portugal are fortunate. The country’s road network is well developed, having a total of 44 motorways servicing millions of nationals and tourists each day. There’s also the mass transit system that connects the major regions by train, while each region further has its own exclusive train system as well. The only problem is, if you’re a tourist and have got plenty of money for your shopping, your two hands can only carry as much. And if you’re going to carry your purchases everywhere, you will have a hard time taking public transportation.

That’s just one of the reasons why you need to rent a car. The kind of car rental Portugal tourists can expect are no less than satisfactory for a whole week’s worth of travel, anywhere and everywhere, with cars that boast seating capacities of up to eight individuals. So even if you’re travelling with your entire family, it’s not going to be a problem. So make the most of your travels in Portugal by renting a car.

How to travel for Less or Nothing

June 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Almost everyone’s eyes are on the rise and fall in oil prices these days. Why? Because you need gas for your tank… right? Surprisingly, you can travel for less money than it would take for you to keep your gas tank full each month.

How about that?

Here are some ways that serious open-minded travelers can go about making this happen:

1. Keep the travel simple
The beauty of travel lies in the newness of experience that it brings, with no need for travel packages. This is just about you looking for new places to explore, new people to meet and new things to try!

2. Drop your needs
Whatever you need is mostly free. Be it water, food, exercise, companionship and a safe place to sleep. At least most of them will be even while you travel.

3. Go with the flow and take it slow
Oh well, take your time. What’s the blinking hurry? And travel can be a real pleasure if you can take in the sights and sounds of your destination gradually, and it costs much lesser too!

4. People will offer you free food and lodging
Wherever you go in the world, people will open their homes to you if you can show them that they can trust you.

5. Find a job you love that involves travel
This one is simply the best idea for those who love travel where you not only make money doing something you love but you also get to experience new lands and people. And this is not travel, it’s an education for life!

Things to do at Mykonos – Europe’s Best Island Vacation Spot

June 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For those who do not where Mykonos is – it is one of the top tourist destinations in Europe, and more specifically, one of the islands that is a part of Greece. Sandy beaches, a plethora of bars and nightclubs that are increasingly gaining popularity with tourists from around the world.
Apart from the partying though, there are a couple of other things that one can do when on vacation at the island of Mykonos:

1. Hit the beaches, obviously!
The Elia Beach, Paradise beach, Superparadise Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Ornos Beach and the Paranga beach are the ones to visit, with the ones further away from the Mykonos town much better than those close by.

2. Shopping on the streets of Mykonos
Almost every popular brand is available on these streets making it one of the most cosmopolitan places in the world, where the rich and famous have visited at least once. The shopping sprees begin in the afternoon where apart from the branded stuff one can buy woven goods, jewelry and folk art among several other items.

3. Visit the Agean Maritime Museum and the Archaeological Museum
Steeped in shipping history and the history of Greek culture at its peak, one can spend time taking in the sights of the past at both the museums.

4. Visit the island of Delos
This is a must do item on your list of things to do, as this island is known to be an archaeological site rich with history.

5. Little Venice and the Nightlife
Hang out at Little Venice where there are bars everywhere, and after which, one can go down to the beaches to dance the night away!