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The 4th of July holiday falls on a Wednesday this year which creates an interesting situation for weekly business travelers. In my line of work, a 3 day minimum at the client site is the general rule to justify the expenses of travel. After some deliberation this week, my boss let me know he would prefer I take Monday and Tuesday as vacation and thus a last minute five day opportunity was born.
Giving me five days off is dangerous!
I know I won’t always have the flexibility that I do in my life right now so I don’t want to let these opportunities pass. As I shared last week in regards to Easter Island, my goal in collecting and redeeming points is not to save money I would have spent, but rather to experience places that are so ridiculous I would never spend my own money to get there. Before I share my strategies and points breakdown to get to this ‘ridiculous’ place, I am curious if anyone wants to take a stab at the components of this last minute award booking such as destinations, airlines, class of service? Here are a few hints.
- First Stopover – Available options for spending my layover include the Hotel Kempinski or the lounge. No dedicated terminal at this airport.
- Second Stopover – I care more about the roof of one of this city’s landmarks than the acoustics.
- Final Destination – It is illegal to leave the city limits without a firearm.
Travel is commencing soon so stay tuned for updates and the upcoming trip report!