Monday, August 24, 2009

2 tickets to paradise

Our Star Alliance around the world tickets won't cover all of our flights since there are several locations they don't fly to or we wanted to use extra 'coupons', so there are a few side trips that we will be making.

One stop I cannot keep a secret. We just booked tickets last night to... Aitutaki in the Cook Islands! We decided to go with a far less touristy island, as opposed to Fiji or Tahiti. National Geographic even named it one of the top 12 adventure islands in the world!

After spending our honeymoon in the Maldives we're very accustomed to gorgeous beaches, so we'll see how the Pacific counterpart lives up to things.

Aitutaki's biggest claim to fame, besides it's incredible lagoon, is that it was featured on Survivor: Cook Islands in the United States.

This entire trip will be a complete dream.

(image webshots travel)

8 comments:

HaveShoesWillTravel said...

My friends just went to the Cook Islands and loved it.

Loddelina said...

Wow! I hope you'll keep writing your blog while traveling, I can't wait to read about all the places you''ll be visiting!

Life Abroad said...

What a dream destination!!!! To be honest I had only heard of the Cook Islands from Survivor haha (is that bad?!) It looks gorgeous and such a slice of untouched natural beauty!

JoernandAllison said...

Oh my gosh! How exciting! That is going to be so beautiful, and will provide some rest during your trip! I can't wait to see these pictures!

Bluefish said...

I envy you guys so much! Maldives is a real paradise and now you're off to Cook Island! Have a safe trip and I'm looking forward to see what the paradise looks like.

Bon voyage:)

Emily said...

HaveShoesWillTravel...
That's great news! It definitely looks like paradise. I can't wait to go snorkeling.

Loddelina...
I will do my best. I don't know how often we will have internet, but we do have a netbook computer so I'll certainly try to update.

LifeAbroad...
Most people probably haven't heard of the Cook Islands, which adds to the fun. I love that it's really not marketed as a tourist destination either. We can hope to find some of that untouched beauty.

Allison...
We will need a bit of downtime after all of this! I still can't believe it myself.

Bluefish...
Once you move to Europe you'll be surprised how simple traveling can be. Hopefully your husband has the travel bug and will join you on your adventures. I'm so excited to see how the islands differ.

Emily Marie said...

You're right...I've never heard of the Cook Islands! You must be getting so excited about yor trip.

Emily said...

Emily Marie...
Yes! Slowly it's sinking in that we're leaving, but I feel like there is so much to do before we go. I'll let you know what I think of the islands, although they look absolutely gorgeous.