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Richard Branson Gives Greg The Frequent Miler the Finger

Here’s what Richard Branson thinks of our hobby

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On my recent trip to Richard Branson's Necker Island (paid for with 1.2 million Virgin Atlantic miles), I was delighted to find that Richard...
Necker Island View from Patio

Necker Island award price probably going up. Last call for 1.2 million miles.

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UPDATE: Virgin Atlantic didn't increase the award price after all. Instead they added a requirement. You must now have Silver or Gold status with...
Necker Island Food

Top 5 reasons Necker Island may be worth 1.2 million miles

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On my amazing Necker Island vacation, I had the opportunity to have lunch with Richard Branson. A reader asked if that was the highlight...
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Necker Island Zip Line lunch with Richard Branson

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This has been a crazy day on Richard Branson's Necker Island! I had lunch with Richard, participated in non-stop activities from morning to night,...
Necker Island Sunset Kayak

Necker Island Day 3

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Our third day on Richard Branson's incredible Necker Island was was mostly off-island... First, nearly all of the guests took a motorboat trip to a...
a lemur with its tongue out

Necker Island Day 2

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Richard Branson's Necker island is absurdly great.  Incredible views.  Awesome food and service.  Fantastic animals... I've been too busy having fun to worry about writing...
a pool with lights on

Necker Island Day 1

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Background: Necker Island is Sir Richard Branson's home and favorite hideaway situated in the British Virgin Islands, a stunning and unspoiled area of the...
Necker Island

Days away from Necker Island

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In April, 2015, I decided that it would be cool to use miles to book a week on Sir Richard Branson’s private Island.  Virgin...
Necker Island FREE* for Valentines Day

Richard Branson’s Necker Island FREE* for Valentine’s Day

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* FREE = 1.2 million miles If you have 1.2 million Virgin Atlantic miles sitting around, here’s the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift for your loved...
Necker Island Free Week

How to book a free week on Necker Island

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Richard Branson’s Necker Island is available to rent in-whole for a party of up to 30 people for an astronomical sum.  Or, one can...
a room with a view of the ocean

1,200,000 miles for Necker Island: Not easy. Not free.

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Yesterday I reported my success in earning 1.2 million Virgin Atlantic miles which I plan to use for a week on Sir Richard Branson’s...
Necker Island Wildlife

Necker Island, here we come!

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7 months ago I decided that it would be cool to use miles to book a week on Sir Richard Branson’s private Island.  Virgin...
Necker Island

Necker Island and the 30% transfer bonus dilemma

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Oy.  Amex is offering a 30% Membership Rewards transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic this month, but the offer is targeted.  I was targeted for...
Necker Island

Necker Island: 557,000 miles in the bag, 180,000 miles on the way, and my...

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My Virgin Atlantic account currently shows a balance of over 557,000 miles.  With most programs, I’d be pretty happy about that.  In this case,...

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