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Pack Your Bags! It’s Time for a Vacation!

May 23, 2014 - by Patrick Redo

Grab your sunblock, pack your suitcase and head over to allU.S. Credit Union.

Whether your ideal vacation is lounging poolside, climbing a mountain or touring historical monuments, you can get the money you need for the vacation you’ve always dreamed of. And we won’t delay your vacation plans with a time-consuming application process. At allU.S. we get you out of our office and on the way to your destination in no time with our fast approval, flexible terms and friendly service.

BEST VACATION DESTINATIONS FOR 2014

Now that you have the funds you need to take that dream vacation let us help you pick your destination.  New hotels and tours, emerging food scenes, and special events make these places the hottest travel destinations in 2014.

NICARAGUA’S LITTLE CORN ISLAND:  The fresh lobster is cheap; the hammocks plentiful; and the pace slow.  Factor in a new hotel and spa with 16 oceanfront cabanas, and vacationing here is more blissful than ever.

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA:  There’s never been a better time to visit Cape Town thanks to a proliferation of edgy boutiques, independent galleries and out of the box restaurants. 

URGUAY:  The beach town of Jose Ignacio attracts a high-wattage crowd and the Carmelo region is a go-to weekend getaway for stylish Argentines. 

WARSAW:  Affordable, rich in culture and history, and filled with emerging creative energy. 

ICELAND:  A stay at the Ion Hotel means you can fish on Iceland’s largest natural lake – then let the hotel’s chef cook your catch.  According to NSAS, the Northern Lights will reach the peak of an 11-year solar cycle in December 2014.

PANGULASIAN ISLAND, PHILLIPPINES:  This tiny private island is home to the newest and most luxurious entry in the respected El Nido Resorts collection.  Forty-two airy, thatched-roof villas are just steps from a ribbon of soft white sand.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL:  All eyes are on the host of this year’s World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, where a citywide rejuvenation effort has infused Rio’s neighborhoods with newfound energy.

KERALA, INDIA:  If a vacation on a houseboat is on your bucket list then the Lotus brings an added level of comfort to the backwaters of Malabar in northern Kerala.

MIAMI, FLORIDA:  Miami feels more and more like a world-class city, thanks to a revitalized urban core, neighborhoods with distinct personalities, and a new clutch of innovative restaurants and hotels.

NASHVILLE:  Enterprising chefs are the new country-music stars, bringing refined yet unfussy restaurants to emerging neighborhoods.

MEADS BAY, ANGUILLA:  Facing west, 1 ½ mile-long Meads Bay is ringed by some of the island’s best casual restaurants like Straw Hat, Malliouhana and Viceroy.

PLAYA CARIZALILLO, PUERTO ESCONDIDO, MEXICO:  This quiet cove accessible via a 150-step stairway, is home to the Mexican Pipeline for pro riders and waters gentle enough for the rest of us.

BURMA:  This up-and-coming cruise port of Rangoon is home to 2,000 pagodas and temples.

PALERMO, ITALY:  Five compelling reasons to visit are wine tasting, best street food at joyfully chaotic markets, Mondello, one of Sicily’s most idyllic seaside villages, low-key independent hotels and its local art.

CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY:  Take a three-hour ride through Napa Valley on a restored 1915 train – passing wineries such as Far Niente, Robert Mondavi, and Opus One.

TETIAROA, FRENCH POLYNESIA:  Mutiny on the Bounty was filmed there in 1960 and is now the setting for the Brando resort, opening July 1st.

PALM SPRINGS, CA:  An antidote to Palm Springs’ retro resorts, the Sparrows Hotel, set in a former 1950’s motor lodge, emits a hip-summer-camp vibe, with reclaimed-redwood walls and concrete floors.

DOMINICA, CARIBBEAN:  This destination has an astonishing purity and variety of landscapes:  volcanoes, deep gorges, rivers and waterfalls, and the world’s second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake.

So, if we peaked your interest and you now have your next dream vacation all picked out, our competitive vacation loan interest rates won’t last long, so stop by one of our offices before they pass you by. Get rates as low as 3% APR until June 30, 2014.  Contact us today to learn more about our amazing vacation loan rates!

 
 

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