With the excitement of planning for the upcoming adventure and dream trip, and the fact that my trip spans many countries...in my excitement I received a challenge from IHG on how I would spend a million points. On travel of course! I travel a lot for work so I usually accumilate a lot of points which I can spend on spa day, gifts but my points are happily and joyfully blown on travel. Like you have to ask a travel addict twice. My trips to Germany, Italy and Hong Kong(posting coming soon) have partly and some times wholly funded by my points. My upcoming trip to Scotland is partly funded by my points from rewards schemes. So what would you do if you were rewarded with a million points? Here is a shortened run down of how I would blow one million points on my upcoming adventure.
Zambia and Zimbabwe
Visit the beautiful markets of Lusaka(my hometown) and soak up culture on home turf before heading to Livingstone for one of nature's own beautiful sights at the Victoria Falls. This visit will also inclusive of a city stay in the capital before moving on to Livingstone for a few days. So I hope to fully take in the surroundings and hopefully spend points at the lodge with access to some of the safari animals. What would be better than watching the sun come up or go down while elephants, zebras or giraffes roam the compound?
Making use of car rental points, we will be driving to Botswana from Livingstone, having passed through Zimbabwe for a glimpse of the Victoria offs from our neighbour's side. It will be more national parks in Botswana, safaris, local markets and more chilling in the wilderness and watching the millions of stars that blanket the land while illuminating the beautiful animals and their silhouette against the night sky. We will still be opting for a place close to the national parks.
I have been wanting to visit Namibia for such a long time now. Mainly visit the beautiful sand dunes and of course no trip is complete without a little adventure. I look forward to taking to the dunes for sandboarding! This will be my first trip to Namibia so if you have been to Namibia, please let me know if you have any tips or share any companies that have reasonable rates for tours to the sand dunes or sand boarding activities.
Passing on the Challenge
So if you had a million points to spend on travel, day experiences, spas... How would you spend your million points? To make the challenge even more fun, you only get 30 seconds to make your choice and the bouns is that you might be one of the people chosen to spend these points on your dream destination.