Pacific Island Luxury – Timeline

City break

Frankfurt & Zurich

Frankfurt at Christmas. Trips to spooky Burg Frankenstein and picturesque Schloss Heidelberg. New Year’s in Zurich.

burg frankenstein-mist

City break

Bucket list 1st class

Lufthansa First Class Terminal Frankfurt

Perfect filet steak, bottomless Bollinger, private Porsche transfers, and the famous rubber ducky.

lufthansa first class terminal frankfurt dining

Bucket list 1st class

City break

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

A perfect location for the first-timer tourist hotspots.

shanghai bund night

City break

Unique hotel

Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland

Unique hotel in an old quarry where all the rooms are below ground level and the suites have aquariums in the wall.

intercontinental shanghai wonderland hotel quarry lake underground

Unique hotel

Top trip

Zhujiajiao Water Village

Perfectly photogenic water village a short ride from Shanghai.

zhujiajiao shanghai water village scenic

Top trip

Top hotel

Mandarin Oriental Pudong Shanghai

A gem of a hotel in a perfect spot for exploring Shanghai’s secret photography hot-spot.

pudong shanghai night reflection wide

Top hotel

Top trip

The Forbidden City, Beijing

Brave the winter cold, step away from the crowds, and don’t forget extra memory cards.

beijing forbidden city winter ice moat

Top trip

Top trip

The Great Wall of China

Get there early because even in winter it soon gets busy. It can be 20 degrees below freezing, but it’s worth it.

great wall china top mountains

Top trip

Top trip

Summer Palace Beijing

Get your skates on and hit the frozen lake.

summer palace beijing bridge trees

Top trip

Breathtaking road trip

Taroko Gorge Taiwan

Is Taiwan on your list? It should be, and one of the hits is the spectacular Taroko Gorge.

taroko gorge taiwan road trip front

Breathtaking road trip

Top trip

Henchung, Taiwan

A real delight for photographers and foodies.

henchung taiwan night street scooter food stall

Top trip

Flight bargain

Malaysia Airlines Business Class Manila Kuala Lumpur Brisbane

malaysia airlines business class meal

Flight bargain

Top hotel

Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa

fiji palm trees ocean beach

Top hotel

The ultimate road trip destination?

Road-tripping New Zealand

Arthur’s Pass. Mt Cook. Fox Glacier. Wanaka. Milford Sound. Queenstown. Driving in NZ is a joy.

road to queenstown new zealand

The ultimate road trip destination?

Flight

Air Tahiti Nui Business Class Auckland to Tahiti

Fly through the night and arrive the day before you left.

air tahiti nui business class starter

Flight

Overwater villas

Intercontinental Moorea

Dolphins, sea turtles, and overwater luxury for a points bargain.

intercontinental moorea villas

Overwater villas

Overwater villas

Intercontinental Thalasso Bora Bora

It’s the most sought after IHG points deal. £1500 of overwater villa for 70k points. But how do you find availability?

overwater villas intercontinental thalasso bora bora

Overwater villas

Overwater villas

Intercontinental Le Moana Bora Bora

Much easier to find points availability, but is it as good?

intercontinental le moana bora bora overwater villa

Overwater villas

Bucket list Bora Bora

Conrad Bora Bora Nui

The best resort in Bora Bora? Definitely when you’re in a premium overwater villa for just 70k Hilton points.

conrad bora bora overwater villas boardwalk approach

Bucket list Bora Bora

Top hotel

Intercontinental Tahiti

You’ll probably stay here at the end of your visit to French Polynesia, but is it worth it?

intercontinental tahiti pool

Top hotel

Points & miles bargain

LATAM Business Class Tahiti to Easter island

There is a way to access the Air Tahiti Nui lounge at Papeete airport in Tahiti, if you know how.

air tahiti nui lounge papeete tahiti

Points & miles bargain

Unmissable destination

Easter Island / Rapa Nui

Becoming ever mroe popular, there is still time to visit Rapa Nui before it gets overwhelmed by tourists.

moai hillside easter island

Unmissable destination

Points & miles bargain

LATAM Business Class Easter island to Santiago

787 engine troubles led to a flight that was memorable for the wrong reasons.

latam replacement aircraft

Points & miles bargain

Surprising city break

Santiago, Chile

Visit Santiago on a Sunday when roads are closed to traffic and the city takes to the streets on bikes, scooters, and rollerblades.

santiago chile skyscraper skyline closer

Surprising city break

Points & miles bargain

LATAM Business Class Santiago to Buenos Aires

I’ve certainly had better food in business class.

latam business class meal

Points & miles bargain

Unmissable destination

Iguazu Falls Brazil and Argentina

Iguazu Falls are the best in the world.

iguazu falls argentina side low walk view falls

Unmissable destination

Unique hotel

Melia Iguazu

The Melia Iguazu is almost worth a visit on its own merit.

melia iguazu falls waterfall view room

Unique hotel

Unique lounge

VIP Club Lounge at Iguazu Falls

It’s tiny and basic but when you know the secret to getting in you really will have that VIP feeling.

vip club lounge iguazu falls airport argentina

Unique lounge

Points & miles value

Iberia Business Class Buenos Aires to Madrid

It’s a bargain with miles, but Iberia’s service can really hit rock bottom.

iberia a340 business class seats

Points & miles value
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