One year ago, we were waking up every 3-4 hours with a newborn baby in the house. One week ago, we were jumping off the deck attached to our overwater bungalow in Bora Bora while grandparents were watching our one year old. Believe it or not, situation one was integral in enabling situation two to happen. Jess and I spent a week in Bora Bora over President’s week – here’s how we made it happen.
So Jess and I have been here for a few days now, and since we’re both dealing with some mild sunburn, we’ve decided to chill for a little while. So here are some of my impressions of Bora Bora thus far!
Tahiti (“it’s a magical place”) is a place that many people only dream of going to. To put it bluntly, going to Tahiti is not cheap – even if you use miles for the flights and points for your hotel, you’re still going to have to pay for inter-island flights (although fixed points cards like Barclays Arrival can help with that). And even if you’ve got all that covered, you can’t really use points for food. But you can save thousands of dollars by booking an award ticket and you can do it with AAdvantage miles. Here’s how.
So, Jess and I have been flying (babyless!) for approximately 33 hours. It was quite a journey and not without its stresses. Still, though it’s only been two hours, the final destination, Bora Bora, seems worth it! Here are some things I’ve learned over the past 33 hours: