For week long vacations, especially if flying, Marriott Travel Packages are the way to go. In 2004, my wife and I were able to fly from New York to Honolulu, HI and stay at the J.W. Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina Resort & Spa. We were able to fly free, stay free and get a free rental car for the week by using the Travel Package. The Ko Olina is an amazing place to stay. In 2009, we were able to go to Germany for Oktoberfest using the Travel Package and stayed at the . Again we were able to stay free, fly free and even upgraded to First Class and got a rental car for the week free all using Marriott points and the Travel Package. Our only expenses were the taxes on the rental car and of course meals. We got a 25% discount coupon on a Hertz car rental in each of the travel packages, however, we used points to get the entire weekly rental free and saved the coupon for use on shorter trips. I encourage everyone to give it a try.