Global Discovery Vacations Review: The Past is a Present in Colonial Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Virginia, is the ideal destination for anyone looking for history. Global Discovery Vacations member Joanna V. recently stayed a week at the Holiday Inn Williamsburg Resort, visiting all the colonial hotspots and learning about the area along the way. Here are her recommendations in this week’s Member Monday!

Where would you recommend a fellow member to go to…
Eat:
Oceans and Ale (5601 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, Virginia). Great beer choices and a large menu. Get the stout and cheddar fondue for an appetizer, it was delish!

Shop:
Williamsburg Premium Outlets has a huge selection of stores.

Have fun/attractions:
Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktowne. There is so much history all within 15 minutes of each other. Drive the Colonial Parkway to get from one to the next. It was beautiful.

What was your favorite…
Resort/Condo Amenity:
Champagne tasting in the town center.

Place to go in the destination:
Town center. You can go swimming in the indoor saltwater pool, grab a beer or go bowling.

Why did you choose this destination? Were you traveling for a special occasion?
Just for fun and history. A vacation close to home.

What was your favorite memory of your vacation?
American Revolution Museum at Yorktowne. Go USA!

Any tips for a traveler going to this resort or destination? Anything you think they should bring?
If you are going to all three historical sites, get the seven-day pass. It is flexible and cost-effective.

About you
My fiance and I love to travel. We have been to 27 of the 30 Major League Baseball Stadiums and are planning to visit the last three by the end of next year. We love beer/pizza and enjoy taste-testing both where ever we go. Oh, and we are getting married in December!

How long have you been a Global Discovery Vacations member?
Since 2014.

Why did you join the club?
We love to travel. Flying, road trips – it doesn’t matter as long as we are seeing new places and experiencing the world.

How many trips have you taken using your membership?
Five trips.

Why do you think traveling is important?
I mostly travel for baseball trips, but I always end up learning about the local history in the process, which I think is important.

Corey is a writer from Overland Park, KS, and has been with Global Discovery Vacations since September 2013. Once a sportswriter, he traveled the country and became proficient in airport security line etiquette and leaving items in hotel rooms.