Traveling Across the Globe


Not sure where to go or what to see?  Curious about how YOU can Finance the Trip of your Dreams without breaking the bank?  Then check out or Example Itineraries and gain a quick understanding of how to Travel the Globe like a Boss.

Example Trips


Best Current Credit Cards


If you're already familiar with the benefits of Churning Rewards Points and just want to find the Best Credit Cards that are available now, look no further.  Here is a list of the Best Airline & Hotel Cards currently vying for the opportunity to finance your vacation.

Credit Cards


A Beginners Guide to CreditCard Churning


If you’re like most people, you’ve spent 51 weeks saving up for that one-week Dream Vacation.  You’ve searched online to find the Cheapest Flights and Hotels, and you might have even used Frequent Flier Miles for part of your trip.  
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Last Minute Deals and Other Churning News

Sometimes an Offer 'Too Good to Be True' Might not be around for too long.  If that's the case you have to strike while the iron is hot.  Here you can find a list of Last Minute Opportunities and Current Deals tha...

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Blogs

How to Buy BitCoin with a CreditCard (and other E-Currency)

How to Buy BitCoin with a CreditCard (and other E-Currency)

How to Buy BitCoin with a Credit Card ...and why this is potentially one of the easiest Manufactured Spending techniques around at the moment. By now even your Grandma is asking 'how do I cash in on this Cr...
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American Express $100/$200 Airline Reimbursement Airline Gift Card Options

American Express $100/$200 Airline Reimbursement Airline Gift Card Options

Best Options for your Amex Airline Fee Credit Certain American Express Cards will give you an ANNUAL 'Credit' Towards airline incidentals like luggage fees, drinks, seat upgrades, and other NON-Ticket items......
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How to Fly to Italy for Free!

How to Fly to Italy for Free!

JAXsonville to Firenze (Florence/Rome) Trip for 2 A friend of mine who is new to the Travel Hacking game was intrigued about the possibility of going to one of my favorite places in the world, Florence Italy, ...
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What are Points Actually Worth?

What are Points Actually Worth?

Valuing Hotel Points and Airline Miles - What Makes Cent$? In the Free Travel Game, one of the most important things to remember is the concept of 'VALUE' - Compared to simply accumulating points because they ...
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Best Amex Credit Card Sign Up Bonuses

Best Amex Credit Card Sign Up Bonuses

American Express Credit Card Offers As we've mentioned before, all bonuses change monthly*, so you're goal is to sign up when the offer is at its historical highest if possible.  Remember, American Express onl...
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Traveling to San Francisco with a Toddler

Traveling to San Francisco with a Toddler

CLEveland to SanFranciscO for Free Using United Points A couple of years ago, planning a trip anywhere in the world for us was fairly easy.  Now however, we have a 1.5 year old with us, and he's not too fond o...
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AMEX Reimbursement Times

AMEX Reimbursement Times

Many Credit Cards offer off perks like 'Free TSA Pre-Check' and 'Free Travel Credits' for certain designated items like Luggage, Flight Changes, or drinks/snacks bought during flight.  The Amex Gold and Platinu...
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CLEveland to LAx – October 2017 for 2 People

CLEveland to LAx – October 2017 for 2 People

A friend from Shaker Heights wanted to treat her BFF to a trip to LA.  The time frame was ideally mid October, and they'd be flying out of CLEveland (Hopkins). She is new to Churning, so the planning for this t...
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Credit Card Application Rules to Be Aware Of

Credit Card Application Rules to Be Aware Of

Amex, Chase, and Citi Application Rules to Know As we discussed in the Chase 5/24 Post, Chase doesn't take too kindly to folks opening up a lot of NON-Business Cards in the lats 2 years... However they aren't ...
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The Infamous Chase 5/24 Rule

The Infamous Chase 5/24 Rule

In the 'Free Travel' Game, Chase is regarded as the Best Card Issuer out there, as they have a bulk of the market share and tie ins with many hotels and airlines, PLUS a few amazing cards that earn 'Ultimate Re...
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Amex Biz Platinum – $10K Spend for 100K Points Phone Trick

Amex Biz Platinum – $10K Spend for 100K Points Phone Trick

The current (Average) Offer for the American Express Platinum Card is spend $10K, get 50,000 Points, and another 25,000 points when you spend another $10 Grand in THREE Months.  Even with Manufactured Spending ...
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Useful Traveling Resources – Air and Hotel Redemption Guides

Useful Traveling Resources – Air and Hotel Redemption Guides

Links to Rewards Maps, Planning Tools, Points Calculators Here's a great place to find how many points it takes to reserve a flight or hotel in various programs.   Finding the best Rewards Program to ge...
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How to Use Vanilla Gift Cards & Money Orders to Meet Minimum Spends

How to Use Vanilla Gift Cards & Money Orders to Meet Minimum Spends

A lot of the old fashioned 'easy' methods for Manufactured Spending are no longer viable.  However, there is still one tried and true method that only involves a little more work.  This option involves using yo...
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SPG Card – Points Worth Considering

SPG Card – Points Worth Considering

When you mention 'SPG Points' -  A lot of people will look at you like a dog who's just been shown a card trick. However, their valuable hotel currency shouldn't be overlooked.  The Starwood Preferred Guest ...
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An Easy Way to Top Off & Earn More Marriott Points

An Easy Way to Top Off & Earn More Marriott Points

You might find yourself in a situation like me, where you have 2,800 seemingly worthless Marriott Points.  You perhaps did $2,800 worth of spending on the ol' Marriott Card you recently canceled to get those......
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A Quick Way to Top off your American Airlines Points

A Quick Way to Top off your American Airlines Points

If you find yourself in a situation where you have say 12,100 American Airlines Points, and want to buy a one-way ticket for 12,500... You might be able to just 'use your AA CitiAdvantage Card to buy $400 worth...
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Chase Sapphire Reserve – The Best Card Ever?

Chase Sapphire Reserve – The Best Card Ever?

This August Chase tried to blow past their competition by offering the undisputed 'Best Card Ever'  - The Chase Sapphire Reserve.         Normally when someone asks 'which...
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Why SouthWest RapidRewards is the Best Card for US Travel

Why SouthWest RapidRewards is the Best Card for US Travel

Is SouthWest the Best Frequent Flier Credit Card? When people ask me ''What's the Best Card to earn Miles on?"  I usually ask where it is they want to go.  If its within the US including Puerto Rico, then the ...
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Direct Links for Airline Rewards Programs

Direct Links for Airline Rewards Programs

A quick and dirty resource for finding Award Availability in the most popular airlines: Book Award Flights on American Airlines Book Award Flights on All Nippon Airlines - Very Convoluted Book Award Fl...
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How to Meet Credit Card Minimum Spend Requirements Quickly!

How to Meet Credit Card Minimum Spend Requirements Quickly!

How to Meet Min Spend Requirements Easily The 1st thing most people ask when they get into the 'Travel Hacking' game is 'How am I going to spend $2,000  or in some cases $5,000 in 3 months?  If I had that kind...
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How and Why to Get the SouthWest Companion Pass

How and Why to Get the SouthWest Companion Pass

If you're here, its because you have at least one friend (or God-willing, a Loved one) and want to travel the US/Caribbean with them for FREEish.  The Companion Pass basics are outlined in SouthWest's own words...
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Travel Tips

A Reusable Water Bottle can be filled AFTER you go through Security Check in with water fountain H2O, and re-used indefinitely to save you $...
Bring your own reusable water bottle to save money at the airport
Pack a 0% Liability Credit Card in your Checked Luggage, Just in Case Your Wallet Gets Stolen.
Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best
In Japan you can buy phenomenal Waygu Beef at any average supermarket. Twice the Flavor, Half the Cost!       Its remar...
You Can Cook Your Own Amazing Food & Save Money for Nice Restaurants
A Poncho that folds up smaller than a pop-tart might save your wardrobe one day.
Bring a Small $3 Poncho to Keep in Your Travel Bag Just in Case