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View Poll Results: Has DVC changed your non-DVC vacations?
No - nothing has changed. 29 55.77%
Yes - I no longer do vacations that arenít DVC 6 11.54%
Yes - I now stay in multi-bedroom accommmodations through sites like Airbnb 9 17.31%
Yes - I now camp on other trips because DVC dues are so high itís all I can afford 0 0%
Yes - I look for other timeshares to fill the void 5 9.62%
Yes - I wear headphones with cheesy music so that wherever I am, it feels like DVC 3 5.77%
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default Has DVC changed how you vacation elsewhere?

Has owning DVC changed how you vacation elsewhere?

I used to stay in normal studio hotel rooms and it never occurred to me to do anything differently. But having been spoilt by many stays in DVC one and two bedroom villas, I just canít do it anymore. Thankfully Airbnb has made getting multi-bedroom apartments easier though! So in the last couple of years, trips to Norway, China, Hawaii, the Rockies etc have been in awesome apartments and houses instead of the usual studio.

Have your DVC vacations changed how you stay in other places too?
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Old 01-18-2019, 11:20 PM   #2
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We stay in studios for DVC so no changes for us.
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Old 01-18-2019, 11:23 PM   #3
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I discovered timeshares right after my first kid was born and realized I never wanted to stay in a hotel again. I think that change in behavior led me to DVC. Renting timeshares led me to VRBO and Airbnb. Our upcoming trip to Japan are in private house Airbnb. No way I want to share a hotel room with 3 kids. When Iím not at DVC Iím usually renting vacation homes or other timeshares unless itís just me and DW.
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I discovered timeshares right after my first kid was born and realized I never wanted to stay in a hotel again. I think that change in behavior led me to DVC. Renting timeshares led me to VRBO and Airbnb. Our upcoming trip to Japan are in private house Airbnb. No way I want to share a hotel room with 3 kids. When Iím not at DVC Iím usually renting vacation homes or other timeshares unless itís just me and DW.
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:10 AM   #5
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Absolutely spoiled rotten. Not to mentioned often shocked when comparing somewhat basic hotel rooms to much nicer (and larger!) rooms. The difference in price is often much less than you might think.
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:44 AM   #6
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Absolutely spoiled rotten. Not to mentioned often shocked when comparing somewhat basic hotel rooms to much nicer (and larger!) rooms. The difference in price is often much less than you might think.
Agreed. I just finished booking a Christmas trip to Maui. For less than the cost of a studio at a hotel, our family of 4 rented a 2-bedroom 2-bathroom ocean-view condo a short walk to the beach. Happily the owner didnít raise their rates for Christmas!
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Old 01-19-2019, 03:21 AM   #7
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No change here, but it’s only me so fortunately avoid most of those sharing issues.
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Old 01-19-2019, 08:05 AM   #8
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Yes, before DVC would not have considered a time share. Now I own 4 others that I split with my siblings. We were paying over $1200 a week each for two 2 bedrooms, going the same week each year, then found a timeshare nearby having a special buy in price, and bought in for $1000 each. Annual MF much less, and after splitting cost comes in under $450 each for the week, right on the beach. Other family members and friends have already said they will pay to come if either of us skip a year. Itís sort of like our family reunion place. And itís not too far from WDW so I can go there for a night before or after if I want.
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:02 AM   #9
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I voted AirBnB, though we fit somewhere between there and no difference at all.

I'm at a point where I do avoid motels unless absolutely necessary or they are unique and have appeal on their own (Seal Rock Inn in San Francisco and major extended road trips where options are limited in rural areas).

We also stay in guest houses/B&Bs more and are trying our first airbnb in a couple of weeks. I guess I'd say we are looking for a more personal touch and nicer theming.

I still enjoy a good chain hotel stay with room service but have grown disenchanted with their generic looks.

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Old 01-19-2019, 11:29 AM   #10
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No difference for us. Having a family changed how we might travel, but DVC was not a factor in this.
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