The following article is presented in partnership with Aeroplan
Get your fav travel photos ready people, because Aeroplan’s popular Moments Worth Millions contest is back!
The rewards program is giving away ONE MILLION MILES to five (!!) lucky Aeroplan members, which is more than enough miles to book an unforgettable adventure beyond your wildest dreams. Think glamping in the African savannah and spotting the Big Five on daily game drives, lounging on a pristine white sand beach in tropical St. Lucia with a private butler taking care of your every whim, or how about climbing Peru’s mystical Machu Picchu, then flying over to Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands for incredible wildlife viewing? The possibilities are endless, because in case ya didn’t notice, one million miles is A LOT OF MILES.
A few years ago, I accumulated enough Aeroplan miles to book my own dream getaway and head Down Under. I crossed many items off my bucket list during those two weeks in Australia, including cuddling a koala, doing a flyover of the stunning Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach, cruising past the iconic Sydney Opera House and sipping wine in the Yarra Valley vineyards. So, basically the best trip ever. Here are a few more ideas for incredible experiences you can book if you’re one of the lucky winners of the Moments Worth Millions contest.
Enjoy a romantic getaway to Europe
With its enchanting castles, pristine lakes, winding cobblestone streets and rolling hills dotted with wineries, Europe easily wins the title of world’s most romantic continent. With Aeroplan redemptions for flights from North America to Europe starting at just 60,000 miles, you’ll have plenty left over for flying around to multiple countries, booking an opulent hotel room with a perfect view of icons like the Eiffel Tower or the Acropolis, and renting a fancy convertible so you can drive on the Autobahn in style.
Some great destinations to consider in Europe are Portugal where you’ll find some of Europe’s best beaches (and the heavenly pastel de nata dessert), Croatia which is home to waterfalls galore as well as the fascinating walled city of Dubrovnik, and Italy because…well, pretty much everything about Italy is amazing.
Stay in an overwater bungalow in the Maldives
I knew I was going to the Maldives on my honeymoon before I even met my husband. I mean, after seeing photos of those luxe overwater villas surrounded by the brilliant turquoise ocean, swaying palm trees and blonde beaches, can you blame a gal? The Maldives is the definition of paradise, and you’re going to want to go all-out with this trip: think first class seats to Male (150,000 miles from North America), then staying at the new Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, which you can book by redeeming 140,000 miles for a $1000 Fairmont gift card. Be sure to spring for their stunning overwater villas that include a private infinity pool—they’re worth every cent!
See the iconic Taj Mahal in India
India is the kind of place that leaves an imprint on your soul, and there are countless places to explore within the diverse country. Use your miles to fly to Delhi, and from there it’s only a few hours to Agra which is home to the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world. Other notable spots in the neighbouring state of Rajasthan include Jaisalmer where you can ride camels in the Thar desert, Chittorgarh where you can spot monkeys and tigers on a safari, and the blue city of Jodhpur.
Then, head south to Kerala to explore the lush tea plantations, and hop over to Goa for some beach time and yoga. Adventurous types will want to end their trip up north in Ladakh, which neighbours Tibet and has some of the world’s best trekking.
How to enter the Moments Worth Millions contest:
From August 14 until September 17, members can share their favourite Aeroplan moments for a chance to win one million miles. To qualify:
- Sign up to become an Aeroplan member if you aren’t one already
- Follow Aeroplan on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
- Share your moment via a photo or video on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using #withAeroplan, and explain a bit about the photo and why it’s meaningful
Winners will be announced on Aeroplan’s social media channels, and you can find out more information here. Good luck!
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