Musings on miles, points, and travel from members of the Saverocity network

Episode 103 – Necker Island with Shane Rowley

Episode Description

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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Episode Notes

Frequent Miler on Necker Island

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

Let us know your thoughts in the comments or hit me up on Twitter.

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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

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