We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru
Do you want to travel more, but feel like you don’t have the money to do so?
Wouldn’t it be sweet if you could travel across the country for less than $3.00? And what if you could fly First Class across the country for less than $3.00?
Well, you can. Check out the picture below:
The secret to flying first class for cheap and seeing the world with less money is to travel hack.
What is travel hacking?
Travel hacking is simply traveling more for less money, by taking advantage of already existing opportunities that lower your travel costs. With travel hacking, you simply learn practical ways to lower your travel expenses so that money is no longer a barrier to travel.
Learning travel hacking has allowed me to visit Seattle, Colorado, New York City, Kansas City, Portland, and Canada this year – for less than $400 in total flight costs. (NOTE: One round-trip flight to Portland can cost you over $400 alone!)
Two practical travel hacking tips you can apply right now:
1. Sign up for a travel rewards credit card
Some credit cards offer mileage points as rewards when you sign up for them and hit the spend limit. For many of these cards, the mileage points you earn as a reward can book numerous round trip flights in the United States, and sometimes even an international round trip flight.
Some travel rewards credit cards to look into:
Before you apply for / use the credit card, make sure you actually have the money to spend. DON’T spend money you don’t have! Budget the bonus spend beforehand so that you know you can reach the credit card spending requirement, and to prevent yourself from going into debt.
ALSO: Use the airline’s Award Chart to make sure the miles you get from the bonus spend will get you to the place you want to visit.
2. Sign up for (and use) an Airline’s mileage program
Don’t like credit cards? No problem; you can still travel hack. Sign up for airline mileage programs (most of them are free), and use them when shopping and/or when booking flights, hotels, or rental cars.
Google search “Frontier Airlines Frequent Flyer Program” (or any airline name + ‘frequent flyer program’) and sign up for that airlines frequent flyer mileage program. Once you’ve signed up for airlines’ mileage programs, you can earn miles through everyday purchases – like gas, food, and coffee – as well as when you book flights, hotels and/or rental cars.
The best part? By applying the two tips above, you can earn most – if not all – of your miles on the ground, before you ever book a ticket!
Want to learn more and travel more for less money?
Lots of people have asked me about travel hacking and said they wanted to understand the process and learn more about it. So, I decided to create the Travel Hacking Academy to help people understand travel hacking, travel more, fly for cheap, and see the world.
Travel Hacking Academy is a step-by-step online course on travel hacking for beginners that can be completed in one weekend, and it only costs $17.95 (one time payment) to join. You get four video lessons, a bunch of checklists, budgets, and resources to help you get started, and direct access to me to help with any questions that arise as you begin your travel hacking journey.
You don’t have to be a world traveler or digital nomad to travel more and see the world. Even saving a few hundred or thousand dollars on a flight could be life changing for many of us. The lessons and tactics you learn in Travel Hacking Academy will help you do just that.
If you want to travel more, don’t have thousands of dollars stashed away to spend on flights and hotels, and are even slightly interested in seeing the world, I highly recommend signing up for our Travel Hacking Academy. It will change your travel life and help you save hundreds (and possibly thousands) on traveling.
Where will you go?
How do you plan to travel more and the see the world for cheap? Where do you plan to go? Leave a comment and share your secrets, tips, and/or any questions you have in the comments below.