Travel Hacking 101 Guide

What is Travel Hacking?

There are several different components to travel hacking, but at a basic principle it is about earning airline miles and hotel points then using these miles to book flights and hotels for free or relatively cheap. There are many other avenues of travel hacking that include things like flight deals, manufactured spending, reselling, and much more. In this guide, I’ll primarily focus on credit cards and award bookings.

If you’re new to travel hacking, you’re in the right place. Please read the articles below:

Travel Hacking 101
  1. Is Travel Hacking Right for You?
  2. Travel Hacking 101: Travel Credit Cards
  3. Travel Hacking 101: Meeting Your Minimum Spend
  4. Travel Hacking 101: Miles vs. Points (and Cashback)
  5. Travel Hacking 101: Transferable Points
    1. Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR)
    2. American Express Membership Rewards (MR)
    3. Citi ThankYou Points (TYP)
    4. Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG)
  6. Travel Hacking 101: Booking Awards
  7. Travel Hacking 101: A Basic Example
  8. Travel Hacking 101: Six Suggestions
  9. Travel Hacking 101: Credit Card Plan for Beginners
  10. Travel Hacking 101: After the Signup Bonus
  11. Travel Hacking 101: Summary