It’s strange how things work out. I booked this mileage run to Beijing in hopes of getting the 20,000 miles to meet the Executive Platinum challenge by American for OneWorld MegaDo attendees. I was about 4,000 miles short. My first choices were Aruba or Curacao as I knew the Hyatt hotels and have been to both islands. But the distance came up just short of my required 20,000 miles unless I did a goofy routing and paid a ton more for my airfare. We’re using our multi-night Hyatt certificates that Katy got from the Capital One card.
I’m lamenting at the coffee shop this horrible dilemma in my life and I ask my buddy Harry if he had any ideas. Trinidad and Tobago, he suggested. It was just a few miles further than the A-B-C islands of Aruba, Bonnaire, and Curacao. In fact, it fit just perfectly in my 20,000-mile scheme and did not require an overnight on the way down from Savannah. All looked good. I got home and did the TripAdvisor
review of the Hyatt, checked the price (outstanding), and made the booking. In my scattered filing system I found I still had four suite upgrades from the time I got comped to Diamond with Hyatt, so those got applied as well. (I’ll try to use the other three on the MegaDO if they’ll let me.)
So my $900 gift card will get used up with nights and meals (I still have another one), I reached my 20K challenge at a reasonable price, and we see a new island in January.
Any tips and suggested day trips or sights to see in Trinidad and Tobago?
I have to get a better filing system. (Shannon, where are you???)
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