Traveling last year was a major goal. Ideally, I would have traveled internationally every other month or 5-6 times in the year. That didn’t happen, I saw 4 countries instead and traveled a lot domestically, here is how I traveled often and how you can too.
Over Christmas I was asked at least 5 times how I was able to travel so often. Initially I was thrown off by the question but decided to not take it personally and understand people like to travel and the more the merrier.
Here are a few ways I’ve been able to travel to 10 different countries over the past 3 years.
1. Mileage rewards cards. There are so many credit cards that offer rewards points for flights. Usually it’s pretty easy to meet the minimum spend amount asked to get the rewards. For most cards it only takes about three months or so to see the benefit in using the card. There are so many to choose from let this site help you Solo Traveler. In the meantime, while you’re waiting to be rewarded you can…
2. Begin to save with Digit. When you connect your bank account, Digit does the rest in analyzing every day what you can afford to save based off your income, spending, and bills. It’ll then save small amounts for you that adds up to meaningful savings. This is perfect because unlike other apps where you’re saving for something specific and you’re allotting how much you want to take out your account to save, the Digit app will do it for you. It’ll show you an amount that you can afford to save comfortably.
3. Book your travel during the week and during the off-season. If you’re traveling just for a getaway with no specific purpose your dates should be flexible. This will help you get the best deal. Save money booking your hotel. If you’re interested in a beautiful villa try negotiating a rate with the hotel or their PR group. If you’re negotiating a rate with them know you should be able to offer them something as well. Whether that be promotion or guest writing for a blog or another literary source. Lastly, if you don’t want to apply for credit cards try buying your flight using Scott’s Cheap Flights or other similar sites. Sites like these offer the best flight deals for international travel. There are a few other sites that have popped up similar to Scott’s Cheap Flights like Wing Flight Club. So use sites like Hopper and CheapOAir to double and triple check prices or price predictions but don’t hesitate to subscribe to Wings and Scott’s to assist you with the cheap flight deals.
Here is how I travel comfortably…