Bondi Beach, in Sydney, Australia, has long been a dream location for local surfers and tourist photographers alike. And for good reason - the long, wide beach offers plenty of room to sunbathe while the famous walkway around the area is full of picturesque views. Bondi Beach is a must-stay if you make it to the land down under, no matter how long you have in Sydney.
The flight is not for the travel-weary though: 15-hours non-stop flight from Los Angeles was among the longest in the world at one point. To give you an indication, I watched two Godfather films (thankfully Qantas has TV's for every seat, even in coach), ate two meals and still managed to get a full nights sleep. That is quite the flight.
To get there, the best mile redemptions for U.S. residents are, in typical fashion, American Airlines and United Airlines. 75,000 American or 80,000 United miles will get you a round-trip ticket in economy, or 125,000 and 160,000 respectively in business class. Expect to pay $5 to $80 in booking fees, depending on ticket type.