After almost a year of planning, 2 flubbed United itineraries (thanks to their terrible IT), and over a year of collecting miles and points…
We’re finally off to Fiji this Saturday. FINALLY! I feel like I haven’t had a vacation in ages.
Originally we were just going to go to Fiji and back, but every time United screwed up I was able to make lemonade out of lemons and add another country to our trip itinerary. 😀
1 night in Auckland, New Zealand
8 nights in Fiji
4 nights in Sydney, Australia
The total flight cost: 140,000 United points and $235/pp out of pocket (cheaper than a Hawaii flight from Northern California)
The hotel cost: $100 USD for Auckland, $60/night and 4,000 SPG points/night for Fiji, and in Sydney we’re staying at Justin’s cousin’s place for free.
I really could not have done it without the help of miles and points bloggers like The Points Guy and Million Mile Secrets.
Once the trip is over, I will be documenting it in the “MY VACATIONS” page on the blog, with lots of photos and tips if you ever happen to visit one day.
We will also be completing our diving certification there. 😀 I’m a little nervous to be honest. I’m nervous about finally scuba diving in the ocean (I did it when I was little and in my late teens but it has been a while) and I’m nervous about going to a new country!
The flight to Sydney for our first layover will be about 14 hours O__O
Do you have any plane-sleeping tips for me?