I Can't Ask For Much More.

This is my dream trip for the end of summer. Most know my girl (not girl girl but homegirl girl - her blog here) is in Austraila and I don't have much of a choice but to go see her. Mari brought up the idea of making a stop in Fiji on the way home and it got me thinking about hitting up Japan again for a week then going down under. The only problem is, well the problem is the cost. 3k for the flights. How can I be enterprising and make something of this trip?