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Category: Resort Questions

Is a Timeshare Ever a Good Idea?

Is a timeshare ever a good idea? That’s a more complicated question than what it seems on the surface. We have a post called “Are Timeshares a Waste of Money?” that approaches this subject from a different angle. In that post, we looked at timeshares from a financial standpoint....
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Are Ice Hotels a Real Thing?

If you’ve seen the James Bond movie “Die Another Day”, you may remember the Ice Palace. MGM filmed the fictional ice palace in Jökulsárlón in southeast Iceland. It was made to look like a real hotel made of ice that wound up getting melted. But the question is, was...
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How Do Ski Resorts Make Snow?

If you’re thinking about taking a vacation at a ski resort, it’s important that there be plenty of snow on the slopes. But it begs the question, how do ski resorts make snow? Ski resorts make snow by blowing water droplets into the air with a device called a...
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5 Relaxing Spa Treatments You Can’t Miss

An exciting part of a vacation at an all-inclusive resort is a trip to the spa. What relaxing spa treatments can you expect to get at a spa visit at an all-inclusive resort? What should you do in preparation for your treatment? And what are the benefits of the...
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Why Do Resorts Charge Resort Fees?

If you’ve ever stayed at a resort, you were most likely charged a resort fee. Why do resorts charge resort fees? What do resort fees cover? How much are resort fees? How do you identify them on your statement? And how can you avoid paying resort fees. We’ll begin...
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Resorts vs Villas – What’s the Difference?

As I checked out different resorts, I came across a question that other people have while doing their research. What’s the difference between a resort and a villa?  The difference between a resort and villa is a resort has everything onsite – restaurants, entertainment, activities, etc. Resorts also tend to...
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Are Cruises Cheaper Than Resorts?

Are cruises cheaper than resorts? This is actually a popular question because many of the destinations a cruise will visit are the same islands where resorts are located. In addition to answering the question of whether cruises are cheaper than resorts, we’re going to look into the advantages of going to...
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Is It Worth Going All Inclusive in Bali?

You’ve decided you’re going to take a vacation at a resort in Bali. But you’ve got questions. Your most pressing question right now is, Is it worth going all-inclusive in Bali? After all, you don’t want to spend money unnecessarily.   So, is it worth going all-inclusive in Bali? There is no one right answer....
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Why Do Resorts Hire Celebrity Chefs?

These days, everybody has a celebrity chef. Carnival Cruises has Guy Ferri. Royal Caribbean brought on Jamie Oliver. Curtis Stone inked a deal with Princess Cruises. And just about every major hotel on the Las Vegas Strip has a restaurant featuring a celebrity chef. The thing is, resorts have...
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Hotel, Motel, Resort – What’s the Difference?

When planning a vacation, it can get confusing trying to decide where to stay. Is a resort better than a hotel? Should a motel be an option? What are the differences between each one? The main difference between a hotel and a resort is that a hotel is typically...
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