What is this thing called TRAVEL HACKING? Simply put, travel hacking is a strategy that people use to get free flights and hotel stays by taking advantage of incentives and rewards of various credit card offers, and airline and hotel mileage and loyalty programs. If you’re a budget traveler like me, this sounds intriguing! There are many travel hackers out there that have published a lot of information on how it works and how you can get started.
Check out travel blogger Nomadic Matt’s comprehensive guide: How to Be a Travel Hacker. Here are a few more resources:
I recently opened an American Express card that gave me 50,000 bonus points, which is the equivalent to approximately $450-$500 credit towards airfare. I earn 3x points for airfare, 2x points for groceries and gasoline, and 1x for everything else. The points keep racking up, and I can use them towards flights and accommodations. This strategy is legit. Be careful, though! Make sure you know what you’re doing before you go ahead and open 10 new credit cards. If you do your research and follow the expert’s guidelines, you too can start enjoying the perks of a free hotel stay, first class upgrade, or free flights. Good luck and Bon Voyage!