So You Want to Be a Travel Hacker

Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring 

Perhaps nothing gets us out of our comfort zone like traveling to new places – the food, the sights, the language, the culture – all of it helps us to confront fears, learn new things, and have a blast while we’re doing it. Often we make friends for a lifetime on a single journey, but how do we afford traveling to exotic new places when just getting by in our own town is already a struggle for so many? Say it with me: Travel. Hacking.

The practice of flying cheaply, or even free, using mileage and other tricks of the trade can help you to see the world, even if you’ve got the budget of an average person. Some tricks can even allow you to travel if you are near-broke.

Travel hacking encompasses everything from flying cheaply or using mileage for airline flights, but it also includes finding awesome deals, combining mileage or loyalty credits and cash, and using these tricks to travel, sometimes in luxury and business classes at a fraction of the cost that most people pay.

You can also apply travel hacking skills to cruises, hotel and B&B stays, vacation packages, excursions, dinners, and even for goods like a new suitcase to store your travel gear as you globe-trot.

Ever dreamed of staying in an eco-village in Bali, or dining at one of the sky-high restaurants in the Park Hyatt in Tokyo, an $800-bucks-per-night-room featured in the movie Lost in Translation? What about just staying in a new place for a week to learn a new language or taste local delicacies cooked on an open fire, and chat with the locals? It isn’t a far-away dream. You can travel wherever you desire, with a little travel hacking know-how. Lao Tzu said that the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step – and with travel hacking, it’s more like taking great leaps.

Booking Flights for Cheap

The first thing you’ll want to learn how to do is source cheap airline flights to your dream destination.

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