The Cook Islands have always been one of those destinations in the
world that are such a familiar name, yet I really had no idea where they were. I ran across them recently when,
in the very late month of November, I began searching for a vacation spot to celebrate New Year’s.
Everything in Costa Rica and Belize (my first choice) was booked and so I turned to one of my favorite magazines, Budget Travel, to find some last minute deals.
The Cook Islands, as it turns out, are in the South Pacific – a location I always considered too far and too
expensive to visit. But this is simply not true. I learned that Air
New Zealand can get you there on an easy overnight flight from LA and that accommodations are actually quite
affordable. I ended up booking through South Sea Adventures
who hooked me and my girlfriend up with airfare and eight nights in a beach bungalow with breakfast included for
just over $2200 each. This was a great deal considering I was flying Christmas night and returning just after New
So, please take a moment to sign on the next couple of days to read a series of posts about this fantastic
location. You won’t regret it.