On today’s episode we’re joined by a special guest, Shane Rowley, who’s been to Necker Island, Richard Branson’s private island in the British Virgin Islands, twice. We chat about what it’s like to be a guest at such a unique location, how much it costs in money or in miles, the amazing experience that is Necker Island, and what Richard Branson smells like.
In our Patreon only final boarding call segment Shane discusses how running multiple businesses helped him to generate the miles necessary, what might still be working for generating a ton of Virgin Atlantic points, and more.
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0:00 – Japan anniversary trip updates
5:23 – Introducing Shane
7:00 – Family travel talk
14:07 – Destination of the week: Necker island, cost in cash/points
18:13 – Physically getting to Necker Island
20:24 – Check in process, island in general, accommodations, layout
25:48 – Activities on the island
28:43 – Favorite activity on Necker Island
30:14 – Hanging out with Richard Branson
33:54 – How Shane went back for free
36:26 – Food on the island
38:33 – Speculating on the future of bookings
41:58 – Rapid fire questions about Necker
50:27 – Final Boarding Call (Gold Patreon subscribers only) – how Shane generated 1.2 million Virgin Atlantic miles
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Music: “Ten Hundred Years” by Poly Action, “Feet Gone Soft” by Monplaisir, and “Feet Gone Wild” by Monplaisir
Featured image courtesy of Shane Rowley