Pat Barcas

Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for RTX Traveler Magazine, based in Asheville, NC. His favorite RTX destinations are on the beach: Orange Beach, Alabama, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.

Reminder: In May, Go All Inclusive With $77 Exchange Fees

Reminder: In May, Go All Inclusive With $77 Exchange Fees

It’s May and we’ve got all inclusive resorts on our mind. All inclusive means the cost of the room includes all meals, beverages (including liquor,) taxes, tips, and on-resort activities. Think of it like a cruise ship, but on land. It’s great for simplicity and value: you don’t have to worry about where to go for […]

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RTX Resort Spotlight | Lifestyles Holiday Vacation Club

RTX Resort Spotlight | Lifestyles Holiday Vacation Club

Have you ever thought about taking a vacation at an all inclusive resort? It’s definitely a different way to vacation, and it’s very convenient as well, especially if you are in the not so familiar, exotic locations in Mexico and the Caribbean. You can choose to not even step off the resort property, as all […]

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Xclusive Weeks Feature | Ventnor City, New Jersey

Xclusive Weeks Feature | Ventnor City, New Jersey

The Xclusive Weeks featured destination this week is the classic Jersey Shore beach town of Ventnor City, New Jersey. Keep reading for a summary of this coastal vacation destination, as well as instructions on how to get access to last minute travel deals through Xclusive Weeks. It’s fun in the sun season on the Jersey Shore. Located just south […]

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Fitness Friday Spotlight | Everything Outdoors in Lake Tahoe

Fitness Friday Spotlight | Everything Outdoors in Lake Tahoe

RTX destinations are located near some of the best natural areas in the country. The ocean, the mountains, the lakes and rivers of this great country are all nearby and yours for exploring. That’s why we’ve selected these beautiful places as vacation spots. And while it may be obvious that time off is good for your […]

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Did You Know Its UV Safety Awareness Month? Here Are Some Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun

Did You Know Its UV Safety Awareness Month? Here Are Some Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun

With all of our coastal and beach destinations, not to mention skiing and desert vacations, there’s no shortage of sun exposure when traveling with RTX. The sun feels great- laying out on a warm day at the beach is one of the great pleasures in life, but with sun exposure comes risk. This risk can […]

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RTX Getaways Highlight | Perennial Vacation Club at Tahoe Village, Stateline, Nevada

RTX Getaways Highlight | Perennial Vacation Club at Tahoe Village, Stateline, Nevada

Are you thinking of a Getaway to mix it up a little? Are you hoping to travel soon or have an itch for a vacation? Discounted RTX Getaways are available! High atop the rim of the Tahoe Basin and the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, Perennial Vacation Club’s 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condominiums […]

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Premium Plus Members, Have You Tried the New RTX Homes Feature? Luxury Home Rentals in Fantastic Vacation Destinations

Premium Plus Members, Have You Tried the New RTX Homes Feature? Luxury Home Rentals in Fantastic Vacation Destinations

This month, we’d like to remind Premium Plus members that RTX is proud to offer another style of accommodations now available. The new Homes feature caters to large family gatherings, in exciting domestic and international locations. These luxury vacation home rentals offer sleeping arrangements for up to 12 people and are perfect for a beach, […]

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RTX Exchange Spotlight | El Cid Resorts

RTX Exchange Spotlight | El Cid Resorts

Have you ever thought about taking a vacation at an all inclusive resort? It’s definitely a different way to vacation, and it’s very convenient as well, especially if you are in the not so familiar, exotic locations in Mexico and the Caribbean. You can choose to not even step off the resort property, as all […]

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Xclusive Weeks Feature | Riviera Maya, Mexico

Xclusive Weeks Feature | Riviera Maya, Mexico

The Xclusive Weeks featured destination this week is the hot Riviera Maya, Mexico. Keep reading for a summary of this south of the border vacation destination, as well as instructions on how to get access to last minute travel deals through Xclusive Weeks. Welcome to Riviera Maya and Cancun, two very different cities separated by only an hour’s drive. […]

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RTX Getaways Highlight | Massanutten Resort, McGaheysville, Virginia

RTX Getaways Highlight | Massanutten Resort, McGaheysville, Virginia

Are you thinking of a Getaway to mix it up a little? Are you hoping to travel soon or have an itch for a vacation? Discounted RTX Getaways are available! Massanutten Resort in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia offers year round family-friendly activities even if you don’t take advantage of the resort’s 1,110 feet of […]

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