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(IMPORTANT NOTE: This post is written by Sam, one of the PWaC staff writers, not Dan (the one with all the kids) )

It’s hard to believe it’s six weeks until I’m getting married! Throughout this process, I’ve been happy to delegate most of the planning to my wonderful partner, Nick, but if there was one thing I was going to do, it was plan the honeymoon!

Unfortunately, we broke the cardinal rule of using points and miles, and that is: ALWAYS BOOK IN ADVANCE. There were something going on that made it hard to nail down a time, which meant that we were stuck planning a two week honeymoon only ~120 days out. Knowing that, you’ll see why we’re not a full points and miles honeymoon, which is disappointing, but not the end of the world! There’s always another trip to take! 😉

sam-honeymoon-map

Honeymoon map. Image courtesy of gcmap.com.

The Plan

As you can see, we’re doing stops in Naples (the term stop is being used loosely), Santorini, and London.

Here’s the plan for our flights:

  • 8/29: New York-JFK to Naples
  • 8/30: Napes to Santorini
  • 9/5: Santorini to London-Gatwick
  • 9/11: London-Heathrow to New York-JFK

And here’s the plan for our hotels:

  • 8/30 – 9/5: an AirB&B on the eastern side of Santorini
  • 9/5 – 9/11: a standard room at the Doubletree by Hilton London – West End
A photo from my last trip to London--looking forward to going back!

A photo from my last trip to London–looking forward to going back!

Conclusion

In Part 2, we’ll get into the nitty gritty of how we made this trip possible, as well as the number of points spent and earned. If you have any “must-dos” in either Santorini or London, I’d love to know!

Header image courtesy of Mstyslav Chernov via Wikimedia Commons

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