The first leg of my journey is the Cook Islands. I wanted one exotic destination and this breaks up what would be a really long flight to Auckland. It’s still almost a 10-hour flight, but better than the 13 or so to Auckland.
Ok, admittedly the thought that “Survivor” shot a season there made it slightly more enticing, not that I will be dropping myself on one of the remote islands there.
Because phone and internet service there is more expensive and possibly spotty, I’ll use these three days as vacation, maybe checking in once a day or so.
After doing some research for a modest priced place to stay, I booked the Aro’a Beachside Inn, which has a great location, good amenities, and nice reviews. Paradise awaits.