DreamTrips Travel Club! Could Over 1 Million People Be So Wrong?
DreamTrips Travel Club, What is it?
I wrote this Article for Impacta Magazine and felt you too may benefit from this Detailed Review of The DreamTrips Travel Club and the vision and ethos behind it! Sharing is caring and when you enjoy a great service, an awesome meal, that cool gym. OR on the flip side you hate it and swear to never use that product or service. What do you do? You tell a friend, you share right?
Today we are lifting the veil on this so you too can see what the hullabaloo is all about!
One of our new friends asked; what the heck is a Dream Trip and which travel agent is that anyway?
You too may have heard the Hoohah about a DreamTrips Club right?
There are also quite a few options when it comes to types and variety of travel or vacation clubs, agents and providers. Expedia travel, Travelocity, Google Flights, Solo Travel, Hyatt Club, Marriott Club, Mile High Club, road trip travel, Hilton Club etc. What about DreamTrips travel Club? Have you heard of it?
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What is DreamTrips travel Club?
We are sure you have seen the signs somewhere online or on social media! Question in many people’s minds though; Is the DreamTrips Travel Club Worth it for the world traveller? Whether for pleasure business or annual family holiday? Well….
It’s about time we share our personal research, experiences and why we chose this club over other options. We dive into a detailed, in-depth, users Review of the DreamTrips Club. Be sure we always give a fair balanced view of whatever products we test and use, the good, the bad and downright ugly, you are gonna hear it!
Admittedly, we had never heard of the dreamtrips club, nor given it a thought until we were invited for an event at the Holiday Inn in town by a lady I met at the hair salon. She responded to my statement that:
“Travel is my elixir for stress relief and what I do instead of going to pubs!” ~Julie Syl Kalungi
Anyhow long story short, we went out of sheer curiosity, there were drinks laid out and some juicy treats too and we were going to town anyway! (Don’t judge lol) 🙂
I must say we were intrigued coz Paul’s company use the Marriott Vacation Club and they pay a pretty penny for that. Most Vacation Clubs are pretty expensive or so we believed!
So we went with the mind-set that it must cost a fortune. Or its best for corporate execs and companies. We enjoyed the presentation it was very smartly done. Then, like many, we gave the usual excuse! We would go home and think about it…We started to notice more about this DreamTrips Club all over social media! Funny because we hadn’t noticed it before…Guess its all to do with #lawofattraction, Search engine re-targeting, or we were more Aware!
We were also very much pleasantly surprised at the cost. I have shoes and hand bags that cost more. Well…
DreamTrips ONE TIME membership fee of $249.98 for Gold OR $399.98 for Platinum. Which the company gives back all to you in travel pointsu…What! Was this even legal! Was it a Time share? Here was the thing, compared to:
Marriott Club Joining Fee $4,564, Plus $599/Month subscription and $1761/ annual maintenance…!
Hilton Club Initial Fee – over $20k, plus $355/month subscription, & $1300/annual maintenance. Plus a plethora of extra fees too many to list!
And more vacation clubs we found with similar fee structures, based on the timeshare model with mob Blackout days!
So DreamTrips Offer of $249.98 Fee with no black out days AND NOT A TIMESHARE. Plus less than $50/month all given back to you dollar for dollar…Well kinda didn’t make business sense, in our minds! We dug a lil deeper!
Paul’s a sucker for detail, very green. So we went on a search to learn more and see if this was for us & above board! Trust me we read some great stuff and some scathing things about the DreamTrips Club.
We noticed a trend tough, there were reviews by/from People who WEREN’T members of this club and they almost always suggested some other product or travel service!
That got us thinking: what do the product users have to say? So we dug some more.
Suffice to say we found and felt that this club is not only kosher, its what the doctor ordered for us! 🙂
And so to balance the playing field, we are sharing this review from a user’s point of view.
NOTE: Our views are strictly unbiased. We are sharing with you our experiences. The Great, the, Good, and Ugly if any, of DreamTrips Travel club, no hype! If you are a visual person and time is not on your side, you might like to watch this short 4 min view.
The question we asked ourselves after looking at several posts both for, against and some downright weird. To say we were confused, would be an understatement. Could Over 300,000 People (at the time,) Be So Wrong about this DreamTrips Travel Club?
Forget the images on social media, we felt those could be photo-shopped. (Again don’t judge.) See we thought maybe it was all hype. We purposed to find those people enjoying this product and learn about their experiences.
Our research was what lead us to believe that Dreamtrips Club is not only above board, it is something our family and many others could enjoy too!
So we guess you are curious…Yes? Then allow us to share with you what we learnt!
I mean what’s the fuss all about, we can take a dream-trip any day, someday…when we save up, maybe in 40 years! Well this club was telling us “You can do so today!”
Dreamtrips Travel Club – Some facts!
Launched 10 years ago by Mike Azcue & Wayne Nugent, the DreamTrips club is a lifestyle company based in Plano Texas that promotes travel-related products. Members proudly refer to it as an elite travel club for ordinary people. DreamTrips seeks to help more people have more Fun, Freedom and Fulfillment, by creating unique travel experiences for members to 4 & 5 Star destinations at wholesale rates.
As of very recent they have created a Travel App that’s super useful for the frequent or even Nuevo traveller!
DreamTrips travel is powered by the award winning Rovia search engine which leverages the Rate-shrinker technology to offer members; price guaranteed vacations, unique travel experiences and flights. Their pledge is: If a member finds a similar vacation at a cheaper price you not only get a full 100% refund, you are sent on the trip free! (We have seen this in action, SEE IMAGEs BELOW.) On the other hand, if your flight price drops before you take off you are refunded the difference, pretty unique guarantee huh!
A Very recent Member’s search for a Hotel in Miami.
Members rack up travel points similar to Air Miles but way cooler, when they do their normal shopping. In fact they have access to amazing deals via an online shopping mall! And a private personal concierge…! What did that even mean, like a Hotel welcome party or something…?
We were really warming to this concept by now.
So we looked a little deeper, any recognition in the travel industry? We found that DreamTrips swept the world travel awards year on year and is a leader in the leisure travel industry. Indeed it’s a Leading Travel Club. A staple in Direct Selling News Top 50 & 100 and is the 6th fastest growing direct selling company in the world!
NOTE: We were already frequent travellers, we’ve been called ‘Lifestyle Travellers,” so we felt that maybe we could enhance our travel and vacation experiences with this club!
We absolutely love the excitement of planning for a new trip, vacation, flight, destination you name it! We wondered; what more we could get!
So months after the first presentation, we watched a video presentation by one of the leading club members and industry leaders. We were blown away by the value he was getting and the amazing places he and his family had been. This man could pay Retail any day, he could well afford it…Thing is this is the trend. Smart savers and Entrepreneurs don’t pay retail for most things. Neither should you if you are reading this!
Clearly every DreamTrip was designed to show you as much of the local area as possible, in pure luxury or great comfort and to ensure you have the best experience ever. All part of the service!
Now Paul & I believe that life has an infinite number of adventures waiting for us, while we have breath. But we have a Finite Number of Days on this planet so what do you think we did? We said heck YES, Lets go for it.
At worst, we will travel some more right? See we were now seeing more amazing stories of DreamTrips. People creating memories all over the world as the norm. One of our mentors also once said that:
“A family that travels together stays together”– Ray Higdon
And lots of people taking vacations in double digits before the year was half gone, we wanted some of that too! We are talking luxury travel; personal concierge, 5* hotels/resorts, luxury cruises at a steal, champagne breakfasts, adventure packages, limousine airport transfers…hosted group excursions. Tourism and travel at its best!
So we knew that inspite of the things we had read from people, who hadn’t experienced this lifestyle, we wanted to be part of this community of World travellers. Some could say we got bitten by the bug. But remember we were already bitten way before we heard about the Dreamtrips Travel club and as Michael Palin said:
“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected for the rest of my life” – Michael Palin
And here we are, part of this community of really fun loving people…!
So Who is DreamTrips Travel Club for?
The ethos of Dreamtrips is for members to be immersed in the unfamiliar in a pleasurable way, without selling your soul or breaking the bank! New smells, sights, cultures, cuisines, it’s so energizing! You may say it’s a community of people with a cure for the “wanderlust.” ☺
“A strong desire or urge to wander or travel and explore the world.” Thesaurus
Gimme more of that for:
“the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust
- So DreamTrips Travel Club is for anyone who wishes to see more of the world within a community of other travellers, yet not bound to travel with them.
- It’s for those who wish to save on their travels, rack up some serious Frequent flier miles and Travel points, and save on even more travel! This is by doing your normal grocery shopping and/or eating out.
- Its for those who want some extra Health Insurance. Teladoc is a Free App & service for Members who need medical advice, diagnoses, and support. They call in your medical script to local pharmacies, email you the followup. This is like a Concierge Dr Service that is free for members! See a Member Testimony below!
- Dreamtrips Travel club is for you, if you love attending seasonal events in style and a heck of a lot more. This is travel Hacking and saving cash at its best, and if you have no clue what we are talking about read this article!
- It’s for young people, who want to see more of the world before they settle down.
- DreamTrips is for University students who wish to enjoy travel in better accommodation than a Hostel. And maybe even create a side income to tide over those Uni demands and debt!
- It’s for Couples who wish to see the world together and create some memories before they start a family!
- This Travel Club is for Families who wish to travel together and create amazing memories to live on into their twilight years!
- It’s for corporates who wish to enjoy their business trips without paying a fortune.
- Did you know that Companies which wish to get a better deal for their employees, and executives on travel, accommodation and flights acn use this option.
- It’s for Baby boomers & Retirees who don’t wish to be boxed in by age or its limitations and want to enjoy life even more, including with family, friends, grand kids if you have some!
- It’s also for any adult who has a Deep desire, need and is Open to create an extra income from home! (This is totally optional and independent of the Product Club Membership)
- There is Dreamtrips Local for Hospitality business owners; restaurants, cafes, events organisers, etc. You can partner with this travel club to build an even more dynamic business and returns!
- And this is very exciting the DreamTrips Travel Club is for anyone who Loves to Travel FREE to 5 star locations! YES YOU HEARD RIGHT…FREE! Any member who loves to share and does so with abundant gratitude, Eats out on several occasions, Shops for groceries or whatever they need online in your usual way, will amass a large amount of Travel Dollars and guess what. You will end up going on your vacations free when you amass just 3000 points!
Tell me which Airline or travel agent or platform gives you that? You would need hundreds of thousands of Air miles to get a city hopper flight on the house….And you will have paid for them anyways. This travel club simply rewards you for sharing with others who see the same vision as you! And boom Free Travel!
You may ask is there an age limit to membership to this club? Yes, there is. While age is not a limit to traveling the world, after all travel is a gift. Membership is open to 18+. We have met lots of people in retirement traveling to Asia, Europe, America, Africa etc. for the first time in their lives and going back over and over. ☺
We also know university students living a debt free life because they made a Decision to change!
Lessons We’ve Learnt from DreamTrips Travel Club:
Our biggest lessons from travelling the world and the DreamTrips club are:
We find more pleasure in life’s little things because we travel. We are more tolerant and open to new things, to welcoming other people of the world into our lives! See there is always more to learn through travel, esp. for the younger ones!
The community of travellers that we’ve met on various family trips have taught us to be more trusting, that all is well. So we enjoy our experiences more and explore the world around us freely. We have learnt to worry less about things, money, etc.
There are lots of people out there so much less favoured. So why moan! When you look at a child in a slum, super excited about a better school made out of bottles…! You marvel at the sheer blessings you got!
We believe that our journey as Dreamtrips club members is also having a lasting impact on our children. We continue to teach them about compassion and caring for others outside of our comfort zones. They both do a lot of volunteer and service work in our local community and we know that once they are 18 they’ll be able to go on their own adventures too. To interact and volunteer in other communities and cultures different from our own. We have faith that we are expanding their worldview and understanding of the basic similarities between people all over the globe.
To be honest we have also had some not so great experiences along the way. Not directly related to the club, but on Dream Trips…It cant all be Candy and floss right!
- Things like holiday tummy…We ate some dodgy stuff in a local market, not part of the package!
- Some people are not always nice or tolerant in some destinations. We put that down to ignorance!
- Transportation in some destinations is simply not on UK standards! Again this could happen on any trip! Heck we grew up in Africa. Go figure. So…
Who Else is impacted by this Travel Club?
One of the aspects of Dreamtrips Travel Club that attracted us the most was the Volunteer program. DreamTrips members have an opportunity to have a greater connection to care for others less fortunate in major life changing ways. This is social responsibility and we are big on that!
DreamTrips has consistently over the years built a worldwide community. Over 1,000,000 social travellers today, of whom 400k+ members also make a living GIVING via the foundation. It is 100% funded by members! During our research and since we joined; we’ve found that this foundation among other charities, also funds:
- The Nancy Lieberman Foundation,
- Boys and Girls Club of America,
- Youth Action International,
- Hug It Forward Bottle Schools – over 60 built to date. This is also eco-friendly. Cleaning up our environment, And recycling plastic in a unique and friendly way!
- Delivers schools and clean drinking water to numerous struggling communities in Africa, Asia, South America and Europe. A cause close to our hearts as we already work with water Aid!
This club gives back in numerous ways and its called Voluntours!
The vast majority of people, we meet in our travels are kind, generous and open-hearted. This makes us so much more grateful for the life we lead and the direction and opportunities we are afforded esp. through DreamTrips…This is Love in Action.
Saying yes to the DreamTrips travel club, has afforded our family a whole new life and perspective, a new direction and focus! There is no going back, we are all in! And we aren’t the only ones:
“I just saw a very simple and fun platform that could help a lot of people to be free. Setting more people free is my mission in life, and I saw this as a perfect fit to achieve that.” – Max Tay, IMD.
We truly agree with Max and in what Abraham Lincoln said;
“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”
You see, all successful people see their future long before it happens. They take responsibility for their actions & create their own future. We made up our minds long ago to align with people with a similar mindset and love of this awesome planet. So we decided to travel for life, it’s a life mission!
Can we just say that DreamTrips could be for anyone who loves to travel and save or even go free? But cest-la-vie, it’s not for everyone…Because lots of people think they aren’t worthy of 5* Travel. They think they cannot afford it and yes some definitely can’t!
Others don’t feel safe in a foreign country; things like ninjas geishas, yakuzas and sushi, just not their palate lol! Our advice is; do your due diligence & research like we did or take our word for it! 🙂
If you see the vision grab it, take a dream trip or 10 & see what kind of holiday maker you are! Believe in yourself and do it. You will never be able to imagine the rewards of living this experience.
Important tip: stop looking at google as your source of reliable info or the news, they’re made to terrorize people. A 10+yr old company will surely have some news to be found! Heck even a new-born makes the news. Take a look at the royals or celebrity babies, and depending on who is writing it, it may not be very complimentary!
Why DreamTrips Travel Club?
Well Why Not? To us, this is way bigger than us. It is also so much more than a one-time “give it a try” experience. Making a positive social impact is how we choose to live our life. And fortunately this club and company leadership believes in Social Responsibility in a major way.
Our desire is to touch as many lives as we can by sharing the warmth of a smile, kindness, and love with All we come into contact with and are open! Or through the membership. We count our blessings and share them with others.
And that people should be rewarded for sharing their travel experiences…HOW! We all share our travel experiences good or bad esp. on social media. For most people that’s it, photos & memories! Well DreamTrips rewards members several ways for sharing and promoting the club! Via Travel Points & Rovia Bucks to pay for their own travels in addition to commissions for those who chose to share! More travel for us. Thus the saying “making a Living, Living” – More Fun, Freedom and Fulfillment… You can learn more about the benefits right here!
Any down sides to the DreamTrips Travel Club?
This Travel club is not for you if you hate traveling in general, Air Travel, cruises, you cannot stand being in foreign surrounds. If you hate foreign cuisine, don’t like touring old world stuff…! It’s not for you if you prefer to pay Wholesale for your trips.
Definitely not for you if you prefer Solitude and camping in the wild in your tent or RV, thus accessing 4-5* Hotels and real estate across the globe is not your kind of vacation idea.
If you have no vision for your life and don’t wish to take your children on experiences they will talk about for years to come, then yes this concept may not be for you!
That’s about all we can say, what may stop you from taking chances at more happiness, experiencing more, see more, do more and be more of who you want to be. Life is a Choice; one we make every day we wake up alive. And Yes not everything is for everybody so Yes the DreamTrips club is not for everybody.
We could go on and on about this concept, but then again my nana used to say:
“To the converted there are no words needed and to the non-believer there can never be enough words!” – My Grandma ☺
The DreamTrips Travel Club is either for you or its not…either way you are right!
We hope we have sparked your curiosity to learn more about DreamTrips travel Club. You can discover more about it and the opportunity Here.
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Julie Syl Kalungi
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