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My Top 3 Hilton Grand Vacations Bucket List Travel Destinations

One Owner shares why traveling beyond her home resort is the ultimate benefit of timeshare with Hilton Grand Vacations

Kassi P.
A couple enjoying sunset in the African bush.

When we purchased timeshare with Hilton Grand Vacations, we already had a long travel bucket list, and thankfully, we've been able to cross one bucket list trip off our list. But the choices are endless. So I wanted to share the top three trips on our Hilton Grand Vacations travel bucket list, because it's never too early to start planning.

Aerial shot of Hilton Grand Vacations at Borgo alle Vigne in Tuscany, Italy.    

Hilton Grand Vacations at Borgo alle Vigne, Italy

True story: this property sold me on vacation ownership with Hilton Grand Vacations. I'll never forget sitting in our sales presentation and seeing this property for the first time — my face lit up.

Not only is Borgo alle Vigne located in my number one bucket list country, but it also looks immaculate. I honestly never thought that we could stay at such a beautiful place in Italy. 


And now (hopefully soon), we can book that trip and stay in the heart of beautiful Tuscany. 

Why Italy, you may ask? Well, I'm most certainly a wine lover – but more so, an Italian wine lover. My life-long dream is to explore Italy, immersed in the culture, touring vineyards and enjoying incredible food along the way. As with most Hilton Grand Vacations properties, the location is ideal. It’s nestled in a region well-known for making incredible wines, so it's a no brainer that a visit is on our bucket list. Saluti!

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Suites, Scotland

We seem to have an international theme for our bucket list travel. And our next stop is Scotland. In particular, the location that piqued our interest was the Hilton Grand Vacations at

Exterior shot of Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch Suites in Scotland.    

Craigendarroch Suites. We imagine, from all the pictures that we've seen, that we'll be transported to this incredibly quaint place where all our worries go away. If that doesn't sound like a perfect vacation, I don't know what does. 

One of the reasons we want to travel to Scotland is to visit all of the Scotch distilleries around the country, as it's one of my husband's favorite beverages. Travel centered around food and drinks seems to be a theme for us.

For us, there is no better way to explore a new destination, and we cannot wait until we can experience this charming country.

Green jeep taking tourists on a safari guided adventure.   

Tauck Guided Journey, South Africa

Now, the biggest bucket list travel destination on our list — South Africa! I know, you're probably thinking, "but there aren't any Hilton Grand Vacations properties in South Africa." Hilton Grand Vacations offers incredible guided journeys using HGV ClubPoints.

This is most definitely my husband's number one travel bucket list destination. I can't blame him, and I honestly can't wait until we travel to South Africa, specifically for a safari adventure. We both love animals, and to be surrounded by all of that natural beauty — I can visualize it now.

If you're not familiar with Tauck, let me explain why it appeals to us. On a Tauck-guided journey, your only job is to sit back, relax and enjoy the adventure. For us, we want to book something similar to the "South Africa: An Elegant Adventure" land journey. Between wine-tasting in Cape Town to game drives in private game reserves, it's a once in a lifetime experience. 

Here's another fantastic benefit of timeshare with Hilton Grand Vacations. Did you know that you can exchange ClubPoints and Bonus Points for Tauck travel certificates? Tauck has a wide variety of guided adventures in so many destinations — making it that much easier to plan the trip of your dreams with Hilton Grand Vacations.

Explore the resorts and destinations page to start adding to your Hilton Grand Vacations travel bucket list today. 


Hilton Grand Vacations Owner, Kassi P.

Kassi P.

Kassi is a three-time Explorer and Owner since 2018, when she and her husband, then in their late 20's, decided vacation ownership was the next step in building a life filled with travel. As Orlando locals, they enjoy staycations and exploring The City Beautiful, but have never actually stayed at their home resort, Hilton Grand Vacations at Tuscany Village.  

When she's not using her ClubPoints in Florida, this urban traveler has a love of international travel and a sweet spot for her second home — New York City, which is where she got engaged while staying at West 57th Street by Hilton Club. When asked about her long run in the Explorer program, Kassi says, "It's my goal to inspire someone to create new memories, get out and travel and make the most out of vacation ownership."

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