Last December, I wrote about a subway train American Airlines had decked out in beautiful travel photography. The post was pretty popular (apparently finding its way onto some pilots private message board that drove in TONS of traffic – wish I had a log-in so I knew what they were saying!), and a short time later, I got a letter from American Airlines asking for my address. I sent it to them and forgot about it.
A few months later, I was going through a stack of junk mail and noticed a letter with an American Airlines return address. Assuming it was just an ad about frequent flier miles, I was on the verge of throwing it out when I remembered giving them my address. I opened it up…and there were two free plane ticket vouchers inside, along with a very nice letter thanking me for writing about their subway train! Awesome!
The tickets are good for the US48, Mexico, and the US Virgin Islands, and my girlfriend and I have decided to go to the Virgin Islands. I swear, every trip we’ve ever gone on has been the historical/cultural sort of thing, where you’re always on the go and you get home needing a vacation from your vacation. It’ll be great to just relax and take it easy for once…
So to any of you out there that have been, can you give us any recommendations? Which island is the best to stay on, any good hotels, favorite places to go, things to do, etc.? Any advice you could leave in the comments would be much appreciated!
And a really big thank you to American Airlines. It really made my day getting a surprise like that in the mail for just doing what I do.
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