This is a long ways off (we'd likely go in mid-November 2015), but I wanted to solicit advice from others. This will be a once-in a lifetime trip (and likely the last major trip without the kids for quite some time!) so I'd like to maximize the experiences. My wife has given me free reign on planning the trip. Max duration will be two weeks, but I'd prefer if it was closer to 10-12 days. I was originally envisioning US->Thailand->Australia (or the inverse), but my wife has expressed concerns about spending another day on a plane in the middle of our trip. I'll likely fold on this lofty idea, but I am curious as to what others think regarding the itinerary. We'll have to connect to any gateway city, so have to figure that in. My wife hasn't been to either continent, I've been to Singapore but that's it for Asia. If we go to only Asia or Australia, I'd look to visit two areas (eg. Bangkok and Phuket, Bangkok and Hong Kong, Sydney and somewhere else, Sydney and New Zealand). We'll be flying J (F, if I can find it) on points. I've got 500k UA miles (too bad about the recent devaluation), 220k AA miles, 300k DL miles, 140k Amex, 800k SPG, 275k Hyatt (at least DL and SPG will go up between now and then) to play with. Looking for flights and hotels to be covered with points, with the exception of local flights that just can't be avoided. I realize this question is very broad, and a long way off, but I'd appreciate any and all input in helping me narrow down our trip!