Okay-this will be my first time redeeming miles for a vacation, so I am looking for some advice as to what I should do! I am wanting to surprise the hubby with a London/Paris trip in early September. Here are my thoughts so far: My Husband and I will fly out of Chicago to London using Virgin Atlantic (28000pts + 195 in fees) Spend a few days in London (not sure on hotel) Make our way to Paris (maybe Eurostar....not so sure on this one) Spend one day/night in Paris and then make our way back to Chicago (thinking AA/Avois, again not so sure here) Just so you have an idea, here is our current point set up! Ultimate Rewards-140,000 MR-75,000 AA-160,000 Rapid Rewards-52,000 Starwood-85,000 (but I am planning on using most of these points in January for a Disney vacation) Any help on hotel redemption and our flights would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!