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I read a statistic somewhere that a large percentage of US citizens still use their debit card as the main form of payment for day to day spending.  This, if you’re an aspiring traveler, is a HUGE mistake causing you to miss out on free cash back and travel awards every year. I have not paid for a flight in the past three years, and I don’t plan to unless the airlines change their award…

As I wedge myself into the back of a top-heavy bus winding up the hairpin-turns of the high Atlas Mountains of Morocco, I realize….. this trip is not for me. It’s not the location or the food or the culture that’s the problem. The problem is the way I’m experiencing it; cramped on tour bus going from stop to stop with no free time. To me this is the worst travel has to offer and…

There is no secret formula for getting the lowest possible fare every time you purchase. However, there are avenues to ensure you at least come close to that elusive, budget-friendly fare. I’ve compiled a list of apps and sites I use to research and purchase award travel and cash purchased flights. Search Engines First, I ALWAYS check Google Flights. If you’re using chrome, all you have to do is type in the flight route you’re…

Let’s be honest, I survive international flights. I definitely don’t thrive in any sense of the word. Travel days can be hard. A curated carry-on list will make your trip exponentially more comfortable. This is my complete list of carry-on MUST-HAVES for international trips. You are welcome! In my Wallet Passport and Drivers license (if you are driving internationally) 1-2 travel credit cards (Chase Sapphire Reserve and Chase Ink) and 1 debit card (Charles Schwab)…