Tomorrow morning, if all goes well, we'll fly SEA-DEN-HNL on UA, overnighting in Honolulu before flying on Hawaiian Airlines the next day to Papeete. Where is that? Here. It's the site of an international airport (PPT) and our gateway to French Polynesia.
After that five-hour flight (in Economy, ugh) heading generally south, after our overnight at Le Meridien, we plan to take a 30-minute ferry ride to our ultimate destination, the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa.
Most people have heard of Tahiti and Bora Bora but few have heard of Moorea. They are all among the islands that comprise the Society Islands. Expert travelers debate which among them is best for tourists but it seems they're all great.
We're staying on Hilton Points so the cost is minimal. Apparently everything is expensive so we may eat a lot of peanut butter while there but it looks as if it could be glorious six nights in this corner of Paradise.