Pat Barcas

Pat Barcas serves as Creative Resources Manager for RTX, based in Asheville, NC. You can find him hiking the mountains of Asheville, gardening, traveling, and hanging with his growing family. His favorite RTX exchange destinations are Rangeley, Maine, Lake Tahoe, Banff, Canada, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Cape Cod, and Orange Beach, Alabama.

Xclusive Weeks Feature | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Xclusive Weeks Feature | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

The Xclusive Weeks featured destination this week is dreamy Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Keep reading for a summary of this beach vacation spot, as well as instructions on how to get access to last minute travel deals through Xclusive Weeks. What sets Hilton Head Island apart from other east coast beach destinations? It’s got a certain vibe […]

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It’s the Off Season | Why You Should Consider Traveling, Even When the Beach is Cold

It’s the Off Season | Why You Should Consider Traveling, Even When the Beach is Cold

Good afternoon, travelers. I’m Pat Barcas, and I write for RTX Traveler magazine. So it’s January 16 as I’m writing this, and it occurred to me that most RTX destinations in the United States are deep in the off season. (Except for maybe Hawaii and our ski destinations.) The kids are in school, winter has […]

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January Featured Destination | Stateline, Nevada

January Featured Destination | Stateline, Nevada

The year 2020. It has a nice ring to it, almost like a lucky number. And what better place to try your luck than Stateline, Nevada? Keep reading for details on our January 2020 featured destination, located right on Lake Tahoe. Whether you’re gaming or skiing, luck could be on your side in Stateline, Nevada. […]

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Xclusive Weeks Feature | Galveston, Texas

Xclusive Weeks Feature | Galveston, Texas

The Xclusive Weeks featured destination this week is sunny Galveston, Texas. Keep reading for a summary of this beach vacation destination, as well as instructions on how to get access to last minute travel deals through Xclusive Weeks. Beach season is almost year round in Galveston and they’ve got a great one in East Beach, featuring a boardwalk, live […]

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Double Deposit Credit in January | Here’s How You Can Save in the New Year

Double Deposit Credit in January | Here’s How You Can Save in the New Year

Happy New Year! To celebrate, we’re bringing back our popular monthly promotions that will get you traveling more. Keep reading for a wrap up of our tantalizing January promotion, our RTX member benefit reminder, and a glimpse into our January featured destination. This month, weeks members can deposit a red or gold week from specific […]

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Xclusive Weeks Feature | Tybee Island, Georgia

Xclusive Weeks Feature | Tybee Island, Georgia

The Xclusive Weeks featured destination this week is lively Tybee Island, Georgia. Keep reading for a summary of this magical vacation destination, as well as instructions on how to get access to last-minute travel deals through Xclusive Weeks. Tybee Island is the kind of place where visitors can kick off their shoes, let their hair down and exhale. It’s […]

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Xclusive Weeks Feature | Gatlinburg, Tennessee

By on December 30, 2019 in Blog Posts | RTX Traveler Magazine
Xclusive Weeks Feature | Gatlinburg, Tennessee

The Xclusive Weeks featured destination this week is woodsy Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Keep reading for a summary of this majestic vacation destination, as well as instructions on how to get access to last-minute travel deals through Xclusive Weeks. Nestled at the base of the 300,000 acre Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is appropriately nicknamed the “Gateway to […]

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Looking Back on a Year of Travel | Where Are You Going Next?

By on December 27, 2019 in Blog Posts | RTX Traveler Magazine
Looking Back on a Year of Travel | Where Are You Going Next?

Hi travelers. This is Pat Barcas, and I work in the communications department at RTX. My fourth year of working for RTX was a banner year for travel, as usual. I traveled to a number of destinations for RTX Traveler magazine and to take photos of properties. In the interest of inspiring your travels, here’s […]

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Put Your Shades on, 2020 Is Going to be Bright

By on December 23, 2019 in Blog Posts | RTX Traveler Magazine
Put Your Shades on, 2020 Is Going to be Bright

Happy New Year! Well, almost. As the year comes to a close and we celebrate the holidays, we wish you a merry season with your loved ones. If you’re traveling, we wish you nothing but blue skies…unless you’re at one of our ski exchanges, then let let it snow. As a reminder, we are closed […]

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Zealandia Holding Company Raises More than $10,000 Toward ABCCM’s Transformation Village

By on December 23, 2019 in Blog Posts | RTX Traveler Magazine
Zealandia Holding Company Raises More than $10,000 Toward ABCCM’s Transformation Village

Zealandia Holding Company, Inc. raised more than $10,000 via a Dec. 17 charity auction benefiting Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministries’ (ABCCM) ambitious upcoming Transformation Village. The Village, currently being built on 24 acres near the Asheville Outlets, aims to open by Easter 2020 and will assist single women, moms with children, and ladies of the […]

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