A guest post by Dave… Shash’s adventure-loving husband.

Since I was a little kid I’ve gone on some pretty incredible journeys
with family. In the early years it
consisted mostly of camping trips. I remember hearing about one (I was too young to remember) to the
Smokey Mountains National Park in Tennessee and like most of my camping trips
there seems to be a bear involved somewhere.  

Then there was the time we spent the night on
interstate 79 somewhere in Pennsylvania in the middle of nowhere because the
trailer was too heavy for the car and the mountain won the battle. Or was that the trip to Virginia Beach
in August when it seemed like it was 100 degrees even at night in the
Wherever we went, we had a
great time despite our little extra challenges.
forward quite a few years, I married the girl whose idea of
camping was staying at the local motel instead of National 5 Star Hotel. I’m also a father and despite my best
efforts I haven’t been able to drag my daughter into the wild yet. I still love a good camping trip. In fact, I go on one or two canoe trips
into the wilderness every year. 
In order to “Family Camp” I thought we’d better get an RV. That went well… for a few years… then the
novelty of the 6 of us in a confined space wore off.  
summer while staying at an incredible Timeshare my sister who was a vacation owner at, we
took the plunge, sold the RV and began a new style of vacation. (Insert wife doing
the Happy Dance here.)  

We bought
into a Vacation Club called Bluegreen Vacations and haven’t regretted it for one
Each year we now choose
from over 60 home resorts across North America and have the option of trading
into thousands more around the world. Our kids love the amusement and water parks, kids activities and
pools, my wife loves the 2 bedroom
spacious units, and free WiFi, and I love the beaches, golf courses, and the
wonderful family memories that are made.    

 In the past seven or so years, we’ve taken some fantastic family vacations to some incredible locations. We’ve enjoyed our views of the Smoky Mountains (and the fun of Dollywood of course) in Tennessee, took the kids to Disney World and Daytona Beach in Florida, and we’ve spent a couple summers staying on the ever-popular Myrtle Beach front. We’ve stayed in the quaint historical district of Charleston, South Carolina and rode horses in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Shan and I even escaped the kids for a romantic trip to Savannah, Georgia a couple years ago. 

That list doesn’t include all the resort we trade for across the US and in Canada! 

We’ve enjoyed the variety of resorts being apart of Bluegreen. I’ve become well versed in how to get the most out of our club. It’s amazing what you can get when you spend a little bit of time searching out last minute deals, trading into other resorts, and knowing when the specials are available. Like this one… 8 day & 7 night Orlando Resort Stay which includes 4 Disney Touch of Magic tickets (valid for 3 days + Bonus visit) for $995*.

We are heading back to Tennessee this summer, spending two weeks at Mountain Loft in the mountains of Gatlinburg. We already have our seasons tickets for Dollywood in hand!

*This is not a sponsored post. Just a great deal I wanted to share with you from a company I’ve paid to enjoy vacations with.


I'm the Cool Mom of 4, Married to the Preacher Man, but at times I'm a little more Sass than Saint!

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1 Comment

  1. ohh my! this seems to be really adventurous and amazing. look at the kids how happy they seem.. this place is super great

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