One of the most frequent questions I receive is “how do you afford to travel so much?” While I save most of my money for travel, one of the biggest ways I afford to travel often is by booking travel through miles and points I’ve accrued via travel rewards credit cards and hotel and airline loyalty programs.
By utilizing my hotel loyalty credit card, with every purchase I make I earn points. Those points are deposited into my hotel loyalty program account until I use them for a hotel stay in an amazing location.
By joining airline loyalty programs and using an airline loyalty credit card, I accrue miles every time I purchase a flight and when I fly. Then I can redeem those miles for free flights (with a small fee) or use those miles to upgrade to business or first class.