Whether you’re planning to hit Berlin, Copenhagen and Stockholm on a two-week jaunt around Northern Europe or go all out for a bachelor party weekend in New Orleans, it’s no secret that big trips can wind up costing you big bucks. That is, if you don’t know how to get the best deals.
But locking down cheap flights and hotels isn’t just for professional travel hackers.
Take a page from the books (and blogs) of the masters. These guys are on their game when it comes to finding travel deals and accumulating miles and points through rewards programs. Stick with them and you’ll be able to say “yes” to adult spring break in Playa Del Carmen and still splurge on a ski weekend in Vancouver–all without eating ramen for a month.
In addition to making you want to throw all you have into realizing your dreams, chrisguillebeau.com (formerly “The Art of Non-Conformity”) and Guillebeau’s collection of books about living an unconventional life can teach you much of what you need to know about traveling on points and miles. Check out his site dedicated to rewards programs, cardsfortravel.com, for specifics on the most valuable rewards credit cards on the market.
Bestselling author of “How to Travel the World on $50 a Day” and creator of the award-winning travel blog nomadicmatt.com, Matt Kepnes has travel hacked his way around the world since 2006. His mantra, “Travel Better. Cheaper. Longer.” continues to inspire travelers to stretch their dollars and take more trips. Kepnes has also written books specifically about becoming a master travel hacker.
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Bryce Conway, 20-something travel hacker and author of “Takeoff: How to Travel the World for Next to Nothing” can teach you a thing or two about travel hacking. His site, getfreeflights.com focuses on personal finances and creating a lifestyle that offers affordable travel opportunities.
John Discala first discovered his prowess at racking up miles when his friends made a bet to see who could collect the most rewards miles. Long story short, Johnny’s methods trumped all. But he decided to start sharing his tips so those same friends and others could benefit. Now his travel hacking knowledge has developed into a dedicated travel hacking site, johnnyjet.com, complete with travel hacking contributors to teach you their expert ways.
This post was posted by Fiona Moriarty on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on July 17, 2015