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What is Basic Travel Hacking?
Basic Travel Hacking is Basically a combination of:
1: Maximizing travel (Volume and/or luxury) via points through travel award programs for a fraction of the advertised price.
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2: Maximizing experience through tested and tried methods of origin-specific research, personal outreach, social media, and networking.
So what does this all mean in real life??
This means that you can travel for a fraction of the cost just by utilizing tricks of the trade. A little research and knowledge will be required, but we are here to help along the way.
Our private Facebook group is a community of Basic Travel Hackers who all have one common goal of traveling for less. You can join below to get in on the latest information, as well as get advice on how to use points, what cards to get and
How does it work?
This past summer, Dave has always wanted to travel to Egypt and experience the pyramids in person. Looking at the face value of flights, they easily would have cost us over $7,000 per person each way. Instead, we opted to use the Basic Travel Hacking Strategy and opened the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card
which offered 70,000 Delta SkyMiles. This offer has since expired. Please see below for the AMEX Delta SkyMiles offer. Terms Apply.
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Earn 80,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. Plus, earn an additional 20,000 bonus miles after your first anniversary of Card Membership. Terms Apply. Learn More Here.
From Buffalo, New York to Cairo, Egypt we found options for 35,000 Delta SkyMiles per person via their award portal. With all of the money that we saved by using points, we were able to book a Nile River Dinner Cruise, Full day tour of the Pyramids of Giza, a Sunrise Hot Air Balloon adventure over Luxor, and many more unique experiences.
Basic Travel Hacking has led us down a path that has involved spending a day at an elephant sanctuary in Thailand, watching the Aurora Borealis dance in the sky from a Glass Igloo in Finland, relaxing at Bob Marley’s birthplace in Jamaica, riding a helicopter over active Volcanoes in Hawaii, repelling down waterfalls in Costa Rica, scuba diving between two continental plates in Iceland, and many more special memories that we will carry with us for the rest of our lives which we have been able to experience for a fraction of the Real Cost!
Our goals are to help teach others this incredible way of life. Whether you want to go on one trip domestically, solo travel, or travel internationally with your family. We want to help along the way however we can. Prior to learning these Basic Travel Hacks, we would have never been able to afford any of these trips that we have gone on. We hope we can help you along the way of your own journey to Basic Traveling!
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Are you intrigued?? If this answer is YES, then you’ll want to move on to Our Basic Traveling 102 list- Which card to get? You can then follow the articles below to learn more about Travel Hacking!
New to Travel Hacking? Check out the BASICS Below!
- Download our FREE Ultimate GUIDEBOOK To SUPER CHEAP Travel
- Basic Travel Hacking 101
- Travel Hacking 102
- Credit Scores 101
- Knowing the Rules
- 5/24 Status
- Top Credit Card Offers
- Earning Bonuses
- Expedited Airport Screening
- Cashback Sites
Travel Hacking Examples
If the answer is MAYBE, then you’ll want to check out some of our other “Travel Hacking” Articles!
- $6,000 All-Inclusive trip to Jamaica for $280.
- $3,800 VEGAS Trip for $13!
- $1,700 Trip for
NYCMarathon for less than $300
- $3,133 All-Inclusive to Mexico for $297
However, if the answer is NO, then we appreciate you spending time here and hope that someday you pay us another visit!
-Dave & Lisa
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