In this hobby, we frequently hear travel being described as “free,” followed by protests over the use of that word. Award travel isn’t completely free unless annual fees are waived and you use flexible rewards points to off-set award redemption fees. However, there is a way to travel free and it doesn’t involve points and Read full post »
As I wrote about recently, the travel industry is full of myths. If you choose to believe some of these myths, you might end up losing out on some amazing opportunities. You might also be greatly disappointed when things do not go as planned, which brings us to this Fox News article about the five Read full post »
Thanks to the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), individuals have more options when it comes to buying individual health insurance and paying for it themselves. I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether the law was good or bad, but I do know one thing: Paying for individual insurance Read full post »
Your trip is ending and you find yourself with a pocket full of foreign currency. It may be just a minimal sum, or you could have far overestimated the amount of local currency you needed and have a substantial amount of foreign currency left over. There can be significant fees and/or a poorer exchange rate Read full post »
Thanksgiving is full of many cherished traditions, celebrated by families from all walks of life across this great country. From turkey to football, there’s bound to be something everyone loves about the waning weeks of November. My favorite tradition happens to be a little unorthodox but contributes directly to this frugal life that I live. Read full post »
Travel has taught me a lot of things including how to be more patient, how to function on little sleep and how to make the best of bad situations. More than anything, however, it has helped me become a better person and to appreciate what I have. Today I’m stepping away from my more satirical Read full post »
With the onset of the holiday season coming in just one week, there are a certain number of truths that come to mind. Around many of our tables, there will be plenty of food prepared by loving hands. Between now and the end of the year, there will be numerous presents exchanged between friends and Read full post »
Last month, some great news came our way: British Airways was running a series of promotions that resulted in round-trip business class fares to Europe for as little as $500. The best part? These fares were good through summer, which is one of the toughest times when it comes to booking award flights to Europe. Read full post »
Whether or not you agree that tipping is a necessary part of the service industry here in the United States, the practice becomes even more confusing when you’re traveling. If you tip too much, you may be wasting money. In some cases, it may not be appropriate to tip at all and in certain cultures, Read full post »
What if you could spend a week or more in someone’s home in another country for free? In exchange, you would keep an eye on the place and perhaps befriend and feed their cat. Many travelers around the world seek house sitters because they are reluctant to leave their home vacant or they may have pets Read full post »
Need award booking or travel planning assistance? Want to learn how to maximize your points and miles earnings? Our partners at PMM Travel Consulting are here to help.
Need your passport renewed or a visa for international travel? Save $5 on all services through our partner Allied Passport & Visa.
“Credit Card Travel” for Free Airline Miles and Hotel Points
Maximize Your Credit Card Sign Up Bonuses with a Free Credit Card Review.
The founder of Frugal Travel Guy spent 16 years in mortgage banking and credit counseling, and has had years of personal experience with credit cards. We can help you achieve your travel goals, while you still protect your credit.
∗ Advertiser Disclosure: Many of the credit card offers that appear on this site are from credit card companies from which FrugalTravelGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not include all credit card offers available in the marketplace. Please view our advertising policy page for more information.
Editorial Disclaimer: The editorial content on this page is not provided by any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. Opinions expressed here are author's alone, not those of the bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.