Enter the Wild with These African Vacations!

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Unforgettable African Vacations

Imagine hearing a lion’s roar—not a recording or a reenactment but an actual first-hand roar—or being face to face with a six-ton, 11-foot-tall elephant. Imagine watching a leopard stealthily creep towards its prey, or a hippo happily swimming. Memories like these could be yours with the following African vacations:

The Best African Safari Vacations

Our staff at SMTN.com has compiled a list of amazing safaris with great resorts nearby, all of which would be perfect for your African safari vacation. We found some safaris with high chances of seeing the Big Five—elephants, rhinos, cape buffalo, lions, and leopards—as well as other incredible African animals. There may even be some you’ve never heard of!

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Hurricane Irma Damage Updates for Timeshare Owners

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Last week, Hurricane Irma brought devastating winds, rain, and storm surges to many popular travel destinations throughout Florida and the Caribbean. With the storm currently dissipating over the continental United States, many of the Western Hemisphere’s most frequented travel locales are dealing with the destruction left in the storm’s wake. Hurricane Irma damage extends from the Leeward Islands all the way to the Florida Panhandle, leaving many timeshare owners concerned about their home resorts and any impending alterations that may come with next year’s maintenance fees.

We’ve compiled a list of popular resorts and locations that have sustained significant damage for your convenience. For concise and accurate answers about any reservations you have made at your timeshare, reach out to your resort’s customer service department. This is a developing story, and we’ll update this post as the storm clears and more information about closures and damages is obtained.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with These 5 Destinations

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September marks Hispanic Heritage Month, a time for Americans from all walks to admire and acknowledge the impact of Hispanic cultures on our society. People may choose to celebrate the occasion differently, but we’re choosing to celebrate in our own unique way—by highlighting some of the best Hispanic destinations and cultures to spend your next vacation!

These Hispanic travel destinations will help you get in touch with the intricate and colorful cultures that form North, Central, and South America, as well as the Caribbean and Europe. Each spot is unique in its own way, offering exemplary cuisine, unbelievable natural sites, unbeatable cities and cultural attractions, and more. Check out these five destinations to witness the very best in Hispanic heritage and to get the vacation experience of a lifetime.

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4 Perfect Vacations for Empty Nesters

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While September means back to school for kids, there are many families that are sending their youngest off to college and finding themselves to be empty nesters. This can be an emotional time for parents, while also trying to figure out their new life without kids around. The perfect way to ease the blues and spend quality time with your spouse is a vacation! Discover the joy your new-found freedom can bring with these fantastic vacations for empty nesters.

Charleston, South Carolina

Discover the charm and elegance of South Carolina with a trip to the cobblestone streets of Charleston. A big percentage of the population is 55 and over, making it a great spot for more adult activities and attractions. Take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage while studying the architecture, local shops, historical sites, and restaurants. Locals are inherently friendly, allowing you to partake in enjoyable adult interaction as you go about your getaway.

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RCI Welcomes Encore Resort at Reunion in Orlando

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The world’s leading external exchange company, RCI, just announced a new affiliation agreement with Encore Resort at Reunion in Orlando. Encore Resort is located in Orlando, Florida and features pristine home-style accommodations with a fantastic selection of resort amenities.

President of RCI, Gordon Grunik commented:

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