My last trip to the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 was in August 2016. I was significantly blessed to accompany a friend on her trip by an impromptu invite! She told me, girl you done prayed my husband out of this trip! Hehehe Let’s Go!!!!
I’m so grateful for the friends I have in my circle of life.
We spent seven whole days in Bavaro, experiencing the resort life, but because I had been to the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 five trips prior, I kinda knew my way around the local areas and wanted her to explore the same beauty of this country.
My slice of paradise. Punta Cana ~ Paridisus ~ Macoa Beach ~ Tortuga Bay ~ Six Senses Spa
Thank you Jesus!
Oh how I miss that place. In January 2017, I was planning to go back to the DR just because I have developed a soft love for the culture and the mystery that takes place during each visit. I started looking at flights for February and what I discovered were long layovers, flying out of inconvenient airports.
I have my own preference of airports and airline carriers I like to use. I try to make it as simple and accessible as possible. But I couldn’t find anything. Therefore I was forced to moved my trip out further into a later date.
I prayed about it. Like Lord, how can I work this out? When? How? Maybe I shouldn’t go. But I didn’t give up. I kept searching.
I used a few great apps such as Hopper to predict airline price changes and searched Southwest for their Wanna get Away fares! Those are the best!
But I got lucky! Or maybe I am just blessed! This is a very rare thing to find an AA flight out of PUJ ✈️ HOU for only 12.5K miles! 👀 The cost to book this flight? $80.00! Sold!!!
I knew I didn’t want to stay on the resort, so I began to search for exotic, but cheap room accommodations with another favorite app, AirBnB. My desire is to be on the beach. I kept waiting, watching, searching and waiting. I was determined to get it done.
This trendy app lets you choose the entire house or a private room; you can filter your price range and it also has many other features to help you search, but I only used two. I need my own space, entire house, thank you and on the beach. I’m kinda private. Lol
My inner me said, use your miles for your room! I said what? No! I use my miles to fly, not using them for my room! No.
I began to search rooms through the AADVANTAGE website, and low and behold they were having a sale! I said, lookie lookie! I found a two night stay on the beach in Los Corales for only 21K miles! My cost? $0.00!
This place renovated in November 2016, should be equivalent to my heart’s desire.
Easy, Southwest has flights out to PUJ all the time for only $238! No problem! I’ll just book it soon!
I was reading someone’s blog on travel, I can’t remember his name, but he suggested another great app called Skyscanner! Of course I downloaded it to find out how beneficial it could be to finish this mini vacation! Type in flights from HOU ✈️ PUJ….
This sounds like Skyscammer! Lol 😆
Let’s see what my Mezi app says!
Yes, we found you a one way flight for $164.
Thus far I booked both flights for under $250! My room accommodations were no charge because I used my AADVANTAGE miles! Whew!!!
Now, I only have one small thing on my wishlist! I need room accommodations for two more nights!
(Y’all know this blog is too long!)
Last but not least, I found this Sexy Villa in Cap Cana, Punta Cana. Very close to the airport because I have an early flight out of PUJ! Remember I had a few places with Air BnB that I was watching in my wishlist but most of them had large deposits! 😩 Such as $250 – $300 deposits! I’m thinking oh no! I can’t have my funds tied up in a deposit Lord! I need to eat every two hours!
So I waited and watched and waited and watched…. and I decided to refine my search by clearing out all my filters in the app and just starting over fresh. My search preferences, very simple…
- Entire home (2 nights)
- Under $150/night
Glory! Found this nice villa with no deposit!
Now I’m no saint, but I do love the Lord. If he allows me to experience this with fun, relaxation and protection, the Heavemly Father gets all the glory! I’m humbly grateful. I could not have done it without HIS guidance and authority.
Follow me on this journey. I will be posting here on VACATION!!!
Love you all! Pray for me!
#airbnb #skyscanner #metzi #delta #americanairlines #aadvantagemiles #loscorales #capcana #puntacana #dominicanrepublic
#nutcase #traveladdict #blogger #poet #romancetourism #adventurous #thepoeyryjournal #love