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A Special Place and Experience for "The Proposal"

I have traveled most of the Caribbean and much of Central and South America, but never Los Cabos until now. The combination of the Pacific Ocean...

we swam with turtles, fish, and Galápagos penguins

As a parent, you cheer for your child. As a parent of a Peace Corps daughter, you plan to visit him/her in their newly adopted land. Her site was...

…nature's wonder right in front of our eyes

Spontaneous wonders always await our regular winter visit to the Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas North during prime whale watching season...

the best part was the dogsledding outing

My five-member family from Europe, my husband, daughter and a 91-year-old dear friend from Arizona joined me for my 75th birthday in January at...

The stars were thousands in number every night.

In the fall of 2012, after a personally challenging year, my husband took me to Bora Bora. We stayed in an over-the-water hut with a living room,...

one of the most beautiful beaches I've visited

On March 28, 2013, I celebrated my 60th birthday in Cancún, México. If you are from the upper Midwest, you know how cold it can be there in...

the jungle was alive like something out of a movie

After spending nearly 10 months in Baghdad, Iraq, my wife and I had been longing for this vacation. Already having spent 10 days in Vietnam, most...

the spirit of Florida captured our hearts

The theme parks hold many pleasant memories for my family. This past winter we stayed at the Sheraton Vistana Villages in Orlando, but decided to...

one of our more memorable travel experiences

Athens was the last stop on our Mediterranean cruise, and we'd arranged to stay a few days after disembarking. It was 2011, a time when there was...

the falls leave you breathless

Iguazu Falls has been a destination we have wanted to visit for a while. It is an adventure getting there and the Sheraton Iguazu Resort and Spa...

we could walk to our two favorite Disney parks

My wife and I stayed in Orlando during Star Wars Weekends. We had a fantastic time! We loved the fact that we could walk to our two favorite...

hiked a bamboo forest to a majestic waterfall

Who would have thought that our first five-day of vacation at the Westin Maui was going to be so magical; and that it would become the starting...

we sat on our balcony and watched whale pods go by

This was a surprise trip for my husband's 70th birthday. Earlier in the year, while on a trip to see our kids in Tennessee, he experienced some...

The Luau was filled with elegance, grace and love

This vacation inspiration story summarizes many emotions that were experienced by my son, two daughters, granddaughter and myself. I lost my...

we enjoyed art, architecture, history, and culture

I had always dreamed of going to Venice, Italy. When we bought our timeshare in Hawai‘i, they gave us bonus SPG points and told us about the...

The sun set the rock formations ablaze

One destination my husband and I never got to go in our travels was the Grand Canyon. So once the children were fully independent adults, it was...

we brought family to share our love for Kierland

Two avid golfers spent a week at their Westin Kierland Villa and never had the desire to play golf. We made our recent trip to Arizona, a...

We visited some of the most magnificent places

The Phillips family began its Starwood adventure in 2003 as Starwood property vacation owners. We now own two properties in Maui at the Westin...

SVN made our dream vacation a reality

During the summer of 2013, my wife and I went on a family European vacation to celebrate two great milestones: our 20th wedding anniversary and...

we shared adventures and relaxation together

There is no better place on earth than Hawaii to enjoy family time. This Spring Break our Westin Villa in Princeville, Kaua‘i did not disappoint...

sitting on the sand, letting waves wash over them

What does it take for an 80-year-old person to feel like a kid again? Treating four grandparents to a weeklong vacation at the Westin...

cooking and eating outdoors became a nightly treat

My wife and I are retired and near 70, but we have good times and look forward to several times a year with Starwood Vacation Network. We have...

the happiness on their faces was so special to me.

My son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter and I flew to Russia and spent 10 marvelous days in Moscow. There was so much to see while we were there....

exploring Rome was exhilarating

My husband and I had the experience of a lifetime when we celebrated our 40th anniversary by staying five days at the Westin Excelsior in Rome....

surrounded by the people I love the most

It was my 75th birthday and I couldn't imagine celebrating this momentous occasion in any way other than by being surrounded by my children and...

An unbelievable father/son first-dive experience

In 2011, our family stayed in Bora Bora, French Polynesia. As an avid diver, I was so looking forward to having my 16 year old son, Jesse, finally...

...a view from the cliff overlooking the ocean

After spending every spring break in Orlando for 23 years, our sons wanted a new adventure. I researched Hawai’i and talked with a vacation...

We could see the pyramids from our hotel room!

When he was four years old, our son watched a television show about King Tut. He became obsessed with Egypt, mummies and pyramids. We traveled to...

What a wonderful and spiritual experience it was to listen to the beautiful music of Hawai'i!

Our family has created many long-lasting memories vacationing and celebrating, and we became Owners when our niece invited us to Maui to join them...

...hiking and swimming through the underground river

We recently visited The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas & Spa, and had such a fantastic time exploring Cancun and the Riviera Maya that we...

...our suite in Florence was the best surprise!

My husband and I were looking forward to celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary in Italy. I had been looking forward to this trip for several...

85 degrees and sunny every day.

Over spring break this year, my husband and I took our family (two daughters and one of their boyfriends) to The Westin Mission Hills Resort &...

We had a pod of dolphins swim along with us!

Awesome experience at The Westin Kā'anapali Ocean Resort Villas North! The hotel is positioned perfectly in Maui! Our third time was a charm and...

A Special Place and Experience for "The Proposal"

I have traveled most of the Caribbean and much of Central and South America, but never Los Cabos until now. The combination of the Pacific Ocean...

we swam with turtles, fish, and Galápagos penguins

As a parent, you cheer for your child. As a parent of a Peace Corps daughter, you plan to visit him/her in their newly adopted land. Her site was...

…nature's wonder right in front of our eyes

Spontaneous wonders always await our regular winter visit to the Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas North during prime whale watching season...

the best part was the dogsledding outing

My five-member family from Europe, my husband, daughter and a 91-year-old dear friend from Arizona joined me for my 75th birthday in January at...

The stars were thousands in number every night.

In the fall of 2012, after a personally challenging year, my husband took me to Bora Bora. We stayed in an over-the-water hut with a living room,...

one of the most beautiful beaches I've visited

On March 28, 2013, I celebrated my 60th birthday in Cancún, México. If you are from the upper Midwest, you know how cold it can be there in...

the jungle was alive like something out of a movie

After spending nearly 10 months in Baghdad, Iraq, my wife and I had been longing for this vacation. Already having spent 10 days in Vietnam, most...

the spirit of Florida captured our hearts

The theme parks hold many pleasant memories for my family. This past winter we stayed at the Sheraton Vistana Villages in Orlando, but decided to...

one of our more memorable travel experiences

Athens was the last stop on our Mediterranean cruise, and we'd arranged to stay a few days after disembarking. It was 2011, a time when there was...

the falls leave you breathless

Iguazu Falls has been a destination we have wanted to visit for a while. It is an adventure getting there and the Sheraton Iguazu Resort and Spa...

we could walk to our two favorite Disney parks

My wife and I stayed in Orlando during Star Wars Weekends. We had a fantastic time! We loved the fact that we could walk to our two favorite...

hiked a bamboo forest to a majestic waterfall

Who would have thought that our first five-day of vacation at the Westin Maui was going to be so magical; and that it would become the starting...

we sat on our balcony and watched whale pods go by

This was a surprise trip for my husband's 70th birthday. Earlier in the year, while on a trip to see our kids in Tennessee, he experienced some...

The Luau was filled with elegance, grace and love

This vacation inspiration story summarizes many emotions that were experienced by my son, two daughters, granddaughter and myself. I lost my...

we enjoyed art, architecture, history, and culture

I had always dreamed of going to Venice, Italy. When we bought our timeshare in Hawai‘i, they gave us bonus SPG points and told us about the...

The sun set the rock formations ablaze

One destination my husband and I never got to go in our travels was the Grand Canyon. So once the children were fully independent adults, it was...

we brought family to share our love for Kierland

Two avid golfers spent a week at their Westin Kierland Villa and never had the desire to play golf. We made our recent trip to Arizona, a...

We visited some of the most magnificent places

The Phillips family began its Starwood adventure in 2003 as Starwood property vacation owners. We now own two properties in Maui at the Westin...

SVN made our dream vacation a reality

During the summer of 2013, my wife and I went on a family European vacation to celebrate two great milestones: our 20th wedding anniversary and...

we shared adventures and relaxation together

There is no better place on earth than Hawaii to enjoy family time. This Spring Break our Westin Villa in Princeville, Kaua‘i did not disappoint...

sitting on the sand, letting waves wash over them

What does it take for an 80-year-old person to feel like a kid again? Treating four grandparents to a weeklong vacation at the Westin...

cooking and eating outdoors became a nightly treat

My wife and I are retired and near 70, but we have good times and look forward to several times a year with Starwood Vacation Network. We have...

the happiness on their faces was so special to me.

My son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter and I flew to Russia and spent 10 marvelous days in Moscow. There was so much to see while we were there....

exploring Rome was exhilarating

My husband and I had the experience of a lifetime when we celebrated our 40th anniversary by staying five days at the Westin Excelsior in Rome....

surrounded by the people I love the most

It was my 75th birthday and I couldn't imagine celebrating this momentous occasion in any way other than by being surrounded by my children and...

An unbelievable father/son first-dive experience

In 2011, our family stayed in Bora Bora, French Polynesia. As an avid diver, I was so looking forward to having my 16 year old son, Jesse, finally...

...a view from the cliff overlooking the ocean

After spending every spring break in Orlando for 23 years, our sons wanted a new adventure. I researched Hawai’i and talked with a vacation...

We could see the pyramids from our hotel room!

When he was four years old, our son watched a television show about King Tut. He became obsessed with Egypt, mummies and pyramids. We traveled to...

What a wonderful and spiritual experience it was to listen to the beautiful music of Hawai'i!

Our family has created many long-lasting memories vacationing and celebrating, and we became Owners when our niece invited us to Maui to join them...

...hiking and swimming through the underground river

We recently visited The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas & Spa, and had such a fantastic time exploring Cancun and the Riviera Maya that we...

...our suite in Florence was the best surprise!

My husband and I were looking forward to celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary in Italy. I had been looking forward to this trip for several...

85 degrees and sunny every day.

Over spring break this year, my husband and I took our family (two daughters and one of their boyfriends) to The Westin Mission Hills Resort &...

We had a pod of dolphins swim along with us!

Awesome experience at The Westin Kā'anapali Ocean Resort Villas North! The hotel is positioned perfectly in Maui! Our third time was a charm and...