Island Trader Vacations Reviews from Satisfied Customers

Island Trader Vacations has been providing its members with great members-only benefits since 1985. From our condo hot weeks to our cruise specials and even our consumer benefits, our members enjoy a variety of members-only travel benefits to all of their favorite destinations.

We love hearing from our members and we were recently pleased to receive two more rave reviews for our services. You can see them here:

Like our numerous benefits, our members are diverse and each enjoys some aspect of their membership more than others. Whether you are a long-time cruiser who enjoys our many discounted cruises throughout the Caribbean and South America or whether you have the freedom to travel frequently and enjoy the huge number of options in terms of last minute condo stays in popular locations such as Myrtle Beach, Williamsburg, VA or Tucson, AZ just to name a few. In our long history, we have had the privilege of serving hundreds of thousands of members in travel and vacation planning. Whether you take advantage of our VIP features or just the ease of our many traveler resources and consumer benefits, we have something to fit your needs.

Our members are our priority and we do our best to ensure that each of our member’s feels special and have the opportunity to truly benefit from their membership to Island Trader Vacations. It is this dedication in addition to our valuable members-only benefits that have made us what we are today, a leader in our industry.

Island Trader Vacations invites you to find out more about what we have to offer and hear what our members are saying. If you are interested in other reviews of our service, visit our rave reviews page on our members site at

Island Trader Vacations Receives an A+ from the BBB

logo 300x291  Island Trader Vacations Receives an A+ from the BBBGetting a good grade from the BBB is important and Island Trader Vacations is proud of theirs. Based on the criteria required for the Better Business Bureau, Island Trader Vacations has been given an A+ rating.

You can see our rating here:

Island Trader Vacations BBB Rating

While Island Trader Vacations is not accredited, meaning we have not paid for a grade from the Better Business Bureau, the reason for our A+ rating is based on a total of 16 factors according to their website. These factors include:

  • Business’ complaint history with the BBB – this grade takes into account all complaints filed, the seriousness of the complaints and if the complaint has been resolved or at least made a good faith effort to resolve the complaint.
  • Type of business – the BBB’s belief if the business is a type of business which operates in violation of the law. These businesses will receive a lower grade.
  • Amount of time in business – A new business may have a more difficult time receiving a high grade from the BBB.
  • Background information on the business in BBB files – if a company does not provide accurate business information, a grade may be lower.
  • Failure to honor commitments to the BBB – a company must abide by the standards set by the BBB.

Island Trader Vacations and its affiliates have been in operation since 1985. The first company to develop the travel club concept, Island Trader Vacations continues to offer members many valuable member benefits including our cruise specials which provide our members with excellent cruise options on some of the best cruises in the country to many of the most popular destinations available including Alaska, Hawaii, the Greek Islands, the Caribbean and many others.

Island Trader Vacations has exemplary benefits, world class service and an A+ rating with the BBB. Island Trader Vacations continues to work hard to ensure that each of their members remains proud to say they are members of Island Trader Vacations now and for years to come.

Island Trader Vacations Reviews The Lakes of Montana

horses small 300x200 Island Trader Vacations Reviews The Lakes of MontanaAnother of those many destinations in the world which offers much more then what originally met the eye, the beautiful state of Montana, located in the heart of America’s west, is home to cattle, national parks, horses, cowboys, cultural Native American sites and yes, islands. Come with Island Trader Vacations as we take a closer look at this lesser known fact with a review of Montana’s amazing islands.

While many of its islands may be privately owned, some of over 110 named islands in the great state of Montana are open to visitors just like you. Located in rivers, reservoirs and lakes throughout the state, these islands range from uninhabited islands preserved for nature to extraordinarily extravagant and home to the rich and famous.

Wild Horse Island – Largest island in a freshwater lake west of Minnesota, Wild Horse Islands is over 2100 acres and has a long history which have made it a landmark to the state for many years. Once believed to have been a pasturing area to keep their horses safe by the Salish-Kootenai Indians, the island is now protected and part of the Wild Horse Island State Park. Home to diverse wildlife, thousands of birds and wild horses, it is also known as a home to rare and endangered plant species and ecosystems. A popular place to hike and explore, visitors are also welcome to camp as well providing they have a permit from the park in advance. Other popular activities found around the island include swimming, fishing, sailing, kayaking and boating as well.

Pirogue Island – Another popular lake located within the great state of Montana is the lovely and rustic island called Pirogue Island. Located just one mile from Miles City, Pirogue Island is part of Pirogue Island State Park in the mighty Yellowstone River. Isolated and remote, this river island is famed for its natural bounty in addition to its beauty. Covered in cottonwood trees, it is a phenomenal place to spot wildlife and birds located throughout this region including belted kingfishers, bald eagles, shore birds, mule deer as well as many smaller mammals. Situated at 2300 plus feet above sea level, this island is truly wild and perfect for the adventurous. A featured wilderness destination, Pirogue Island is a truly unique 269 acre wilderness area.

Eagle Island – A popular day use area located near Great Falls Montana, Eagle Island is located in the Missouri River. Just 22 acres in size, this small island is open during established hunting seasons. Perfect for hunting or fishing, provided you have the right permits, Eagle Islands is an undeveloped island and is amazing for fishing, wildlife viewing or just exploring.

Whether exploring Pirogue Island for the day or perhaps spending some more quality time of the lovely island of Wild Horse Island or Eagle Island, Montana’s Islands are unique and beautiful choices for you when you are exploring. Be inspired and enjoy travel more when you spend time traveling with Island Trader Vacations reviews.

Island Trader Vacations Reviews An Exotic Archipelago In The South China Sea

Redangislandam 300x202 Island Trader Vacations Reviews An Exotic Archipelago In The South China SeaA marginal sea which is part of the Pacific Ocean, the South China Sea is filled with natural wonders. From coral reefs and natural diversity to stunning island nation’s home to amazing people, beautiful animals and a diverse culture, this region welcomes millions each year. From Malaysia to Borneo and mainland China, we invite you to explore one of these amazing island destinations, the islands of the Redang Archipelago, hidden gems in the South China Sea.

Once a trader’s paradise, the Redang Archipelago was often a stopover for travelers on their journeys looking to get off the boat and enjoy the beauty of the region. Like other areas of this part of the world, legends are also rich in Redang as well and today, still play a part in the culture of the areas around 250 resident fishermen today.

The islands of the Redang Archipelago are often considered Malaysia’s gems in the South China Sea. These islands are mostly uninhabited and together make up a renowned marine park off the coast of Malaysia which provides an excellent location for snorkeling, diving and exploring without the crowds of many of the other islands of the region. From its white sand beaches to its clear blue seas and its luxury beach resorts, get to know more about this unique and exotic destination for travel with a review from Island Trader Vacations.

Made up of 9 islands, the Redang Archipelago includes Lima Island, Paku Besar Islnad, Paku Kecil Island, Kerengga Besar Island, Kerengga Kecil Island, Ekor Tebu Island, Ling Island, Pinang Island and of course, Redang Island, the largest in the group. Surrounded by beautiful coral reefs, the region is famous for its underwater appeal drawing thousands of divers from around the world for its diversity as well as its stunning clarity.  Pulau Redang Marine Park was named to protect the diversity of these lovely islands and today is one many which offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the islands today in an otherwise busy world.

While the islands themselves offer plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the region, the star of the show here is definitely below the surface of the ocean. Those who pay attention often find themselves face to face with thousands of species including pipefish, stonefish, cuttlefish, green turtles, clownfish, barracudas and a veritable garden of corals all colors of the rainbow.

Today visitors who are experienced divers or those who would like to learn have plenty of opportunities to get out and under the sea with an instructor or a guide from one of the many establishments catering to this type of activity. Nature is bountiful in this lovely archipelago and the many wonderful residents who call this area offer visitors the opportunity to explore and enjoy all it has to offer.

Be inspired and find out for yourself what makes the Redang Marine Park, one of the South China Sea’s best kept secrets.

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Island Trader Vacations Reviews A Piece of Michigan’s History

cars 300x200 Island Trader Vacations Reviews A Piece of Michigan’s HistoryHenry Ford Museum formally known as the Edison Institute is located in Dearborn, Michigan. The indoor and outdoor museum is also a National Historic Landmark. It is of course named for its founder Henry Ford. Ford wanted a place to preserve items of historical impact whether they were from the Industrial Revolution, famous homes and their belongings, machinery, to  anything that had significance relevance to the American people or were a piece of Americana. He said of his museum ‘I am collecting the history of our people as written into things their hands made and used. When we are through, we shall have reproduced American life as lived, and that, I think, is the best way of preserving at least a part of our history and tradition’. That being said, the museum originally began as Ford’s own personal collection which he had started in 1906.

The Henry Ford Museum now sits on 12 acres and is a unique collection that stays true to his more or less mission statement. There’s a vast array with something to pique anyone’s interest and curiosity from the chair that Abraham Lincoln was shot in at the Ford Theater, to Thomas Edison’s laboratory that many of the inventions that are still held in high esteem today were created in, to the tube that allegedly holds the last breath that Thomas Edison exhaled, to the presidential limousine that John F. Kennedy was riding in when he was assassinated. The bus that Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on has also been lovingly restored after it rested in a field rusting for years. There are also pieces that are pure Americana like the Oscar Mayer Weiner mobile.

The Henry Ford Museum is open 7 days a week from 9:30AM until 5:00PM. The only days that the museum is closed are Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The ticket prices are $17 for adults and $12.50 for children ages 5-12. Children under 4 are free and seniors receive a discounted ticket. The museum also has a few dining option. The Michigan Café offers regional cuisine that focuses on the Great Lakes. There is also Lamy’s Diner which of course offers diner fare. For a true piece of Americana there is also the Oscar Meyer Wiener Mobile Café which offers a wide array of hot dog concoctions.

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