WESTGATE VACATION VILLAS – The ‘Big Daddy’ of Orlando Resorts

In the concluding chapter of my exciting post-COVID research excursion, I tour the magnificent birthplace of Westgate Resorts… If you’ve stayed with me this far, we’ve spent the past few weeks on a journey from Las Vegas to Orlando, with day-long jaunts to Cocoa Beach and a rustic dude ranch. Now we’re in Kissimmee, the … Continue reading “WESTGATE VACATION VILLAS – The ‘Big Daddy’ of Orlando Resorts”

Leave The City Behind at WESTGATE RIVER RANCH RESORT

A rustic outdoor adventure awaits you…with all the health-protection amenities of your favorite Westgate destinations… Welcome to part three of my four-part series on post-COVID Westgate Resorts vacations in the greater Orlando area. Click here for an overview, then head to Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa, followed by Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier and Resort. After … Continue reading “Leave The City Behind at WESTGATE RIVER RANCH RESORT”

Basking in the Sea Spray at Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier and Resort

Oceanside family fun with enhanced safety protocols awaits post-pandemic adventure-seekers … Welcome to part two of my four-part visit to Westgate Resorts in Florida. In chapter one I visited Orlando’s Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa and explained why a Vegas blogger was doing travel research in the Sunshine State. Click here to check it out, … Continue reading “Basking in the Sea Spray at Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier and Resort”

WESTGATE LAKES RESORT – A COVID-safe Waterfront Paradise For The Quarantine-Weary

Chapter one of a four-part series on post-pandemic traveling… This year will undoubtedly be remembered as the most stressful of our lives. Just when you think the coast is clear, a new form of chaos arrives. But enough is enough, and it’s time to step out into the sunlight. Summer is already upon us, still … Continue reading “WESTGATE LAKES RESORT – A COVID-safe Waterfront Paradise For The Quarantine-Weary”

A Change Of Pace: When East Meets ‘Westgate’

Leaving Las Vegas to experience Florida resorts in the era of social distancing… Being a combination blogger/freelance writer, one of my responsibilities is to peruse social media and news to stay current on the subjects I write about. Weary from the dearth of heavy-handed COVID-19 news and gossip, I’ve turned towards LinkedIn, a business and … Continue reading “A Change Of Pace: When East Meets ‘Westgate’”

MGM Resorts, Westgate Announce Measures To Protect The Community

or “When Big Corporations Do Positive Things” I’m not going to pretend that it’s been easy to continue this blog since the pandemic struck. Things are pretty bleak out there, and a never-ending flow of bad news tends to take its toll. Combine that with the fact that my freelance work has dried up….in other … Continue reading “MGM Resorts, Westgate Announce Measures To Protect The Community”

Living the LUXE Life at Westgate

Latest guestroom category offers a chic, contemporary vibe… With all of the well-deserved hoopla surrounding Westgate Las Vegas and their recent 50th anniversary celebration, it was somewhat easy to overlook that they’d also entered year 51 with something new and quite hip…. the LUXE guest room category. Adding to a profile that includes the comfortable … Continue reading “Living the LUXE Life at Westgate”

Westgate Las Vegas Celebrates 50th Anniversary In Style

Iconic hotel casino is Sin City’s first mega-resort… Many historians consider Mirage to be the first super-sized hotel concept in Las Vegas. The truth is that the resort now known as Westgate Las Vegas began the era more than 20 years earlier. Opened in the summer of 1969 as¬†International Hotel, this massive structure became the … Continue reading “Westgate Las Vegas Celebrates 50th Anniversary In Style”

Westgate’s Culinary Superstars – Chef Paola Bugli

Profiling a Chef who brings true Italian authenticity to Westgate’s “Fresco Italiano”… Outside the entrance to Fresco Italiano, two adorable Vespa scooters are amusingly parked. Almost symbolically, it seems as though they’ve been waiting for the right pair of riders to hop aboard and take control. Inside, that very thing has taken place for two … Continue reading “Westgate’s Culinary Superstars – Chef Paola Bugli”

Westgate’s Culinary Superstars: Chef Aaron Losch

Getting to know the big man behind the resort’s food and beverage services… Last fall I met with one of Westgate Resort‘s executive team to discuss this series on their culinary team. During our luncheon we were unexpectedly joined by a third person. Big, burly, and with a serious expression on his face, this mountain … Continue reading “Westgate’s Culinary Superstars: Chef Aaron Losch”