Travel Hacking on a Budget

Travel Hacking on a Budget

travel hacking

I have a confession to make, my wife and I have become somewhat fond of travel hacking. What is travel hacking you ask? Well, it means you purposely choose credit cards that offer nice sign-on bonuses that you can turn into free vacations. It does require some work, but if I can do it then I know anyone can. One problem that can arise though is how to do so on a budget. We … [Read more...]

6 Myths About Frequent Flyer Miles Exposed

6 Myths About Frequent Flyer Miles Exposed

American Airlines Plane

I have so many friends that pay full price for their flights. Every time they tell me they can’t take a trip because of the cost, I tell them that there are tons of ways to use miles and points to travel cheap. Here are some of the reasons they give me for thinking they can’t travel cheap, but are not really true. … [Read more...]

How Credit Cards Are Paying For My Birthday Party in Vegas

How Credit Cards Are Paying For My Birthday Party in Vegas

Credit Cards

I have always loved to travel. Growing up, vacationing was a regular part of our family life. I consider myself blessed that I was able to see quite a bit of the world before I started high school. Now that I have a growing family, I see firsthand the increasing cost of indulging in that desire. As a family we’ve made it a habit to look for ways we can live more simply … [Read more...]

An Amazing Trip to Israel on a Budget

An Amazing Trip to Israel on a Budget

Tel Aviv from Jaffa

A while back, I shared how I bought two round trip tickets to Israel for $280 using a credit card churn and fee airline miles. Yes, that’s right. $140 per person round trip including all taxes and fees. Well, I just got back and want to share how we had an amazing trip on a budget. … [Read more...]

How to Have an Unforgettable Summer Vacation and not Bust Your Budget

How to Have an Unforgettable Summer Vacation and not Bust Your Budget

Bali Beach Indonesia

It’s the beginning of May which means that summer vacation season is just getting started. Growing up, I remember looking forward to our family vacation every summer as it usually meant going somewhere fun. Today, as a father of three, summer vacations are still fun but they are not all fun. Before the big trip (or sometimes not so big trip) I have to find a way to skimp on … [Read more...]

Planning My First Credit Card Churn

Planning My First Credit Card Churn

Planning My First Credit Card Churn

If you regularly read travel hacking blogs, you have probably heard the term “churn” used quite a bit. For the uninitiated, a churn is a strategy used to sign up for new credit cards to maximize signup and bonus offers to rack up a huge number of frequent flyer miles and travel points quickly. … [Read more...]