Member Monday: Semi-Retired Associate Pastor, Ray M., shares his Valentine’s week getaway to Daytona Beach, FL

Who did you travel with? My wife.

Was there a special reason you were traveling? It was Valentine’s week and we got the chance to get away from the family with a Special Buy.

What did you like about the condominium?  The moment we stepped into the room we loved it, a two-bedroom, two bath with a balcony overlooking the ocean and a Jacuzzi for two in the bedroom.

What did you like about the resort? Even though our room was next to the road, being an older building it was well constructed so traffic noise was not a problem, nor any other noise, just peace and quiet.

Any advice you would give to a future guest at this resort? When we arrived on Saturday I was a little disappointed. The resort was certainly clean but so small and old. However the moment we stepped into the room we loved it.

What was your favorite memory of your stay at the resort? We spent the week swimming in the heated pool and sitting on the beach. Me holding the love of my life in my arms each evening as we stood on the balcony watching the waves.


The full kitchen Ray and his wife used at Sea Shells Beach Club.

Any favorite restaurants to recommend? We ate in the condo a lot but had two favorites. Crabby Joe’s is out on a pier and pretty open-air. The boards are spaced a little bit apart and you can sit there and see the ocean below you and all around as you look out the screened windows. The fish was great also. The other place was a little drive but we went to Dolphin View restaurant where we sat on the dock and watched dolphins play in the river.

How did you get there—Drive or Fly? We drove from our home in Central Florida.

How do you enjoy your Global Discovery Vacations Membership? Living in Central Florida there are so many places around and all our weeks have been in different locations and all great times, both with family and just my wife and I. We looked forward to “traveling” someday but for now these short drives to the gulf and ocean are wonderful, whether family time, romantic time, or just time to get away and study and be with God, we certainly are happy we purchased the membership and can’t wait for the next one.

How long have you been a Global Discovery Vacations member? We joined 9 months ago.

Why did you join the club? Global Discovery Vacations has been wonderful for us. I am a work alcoholic and just never seem to get away from work. Making this investment was the only way I would take time to get away and spend time with my wife and family.

How often can you travel: Our schedule is very flexible so whenever we have the chance to.

How many trips have you taken using your membership? This is our fourth week we’ve used through Global. This vacation was a special buy of $149.

Stacey is a writer with an eye for design. She’s been with Global Discovery Vacations since 2004, directing the creative department. Her passion for the written word is equal only to that of rescuing dogs and playing volleyball.

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  1. Next time you go, try Aunt Catfish restaurant. WONDERFUL seafood and southern hospitality. Looks to be a favorite of locals. Sea Shells was a bit of a disappointment for us but the 1 BR 3 rd floor overlooking the beach was scheduled for rehab starting the day we left.

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