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It’s been very quiet at Traveling Well For Less. No worries, I haven’t ditched the blog, I’ve been traveling.
We (my husband joined me on this trip, imagine that) went to Sydney for a week, so expect to see lots of blog posts about Sydney, all there is to do and see, free things in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Sydney craft breweries, Qantas First Class A380, Radisson Blu, Hilton Sydney, and Park Hyatt Sydney, how to spend a week in Sydney for less than $200, and more.
I’m now traveling solo again to another destination. Once I get there, I’ll post a photo.
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The Capital One Venture X has one of the largest welcome offers among travel rewards cards. The welcome offer is 100,000 points after spending $10,000 in the first six months.
My favorite perks about this card are $300 yearly travel credit , $200 credit on vacation rentals , 10X miles per dollar on hotels & rental cars and 5X miles when you book through Capital One , and 10,000 miles every year you renew your card .
The Chase Sapphire Preferred is the best card for beginning travel hackers. It is the first card you should get to start traveling for free because the welcome offer is 60,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first three months.
My favorite perks about this card are earning 5X points on travel when booked through the Chase portal (2X if direct purchase), 3X points on dining , $50 yearly credit on hotels booked through the Chase portal, no foreign transaction fees, and transferring points to 13 airline and hotel partners like Hyatt, United, and Southwest.
The Chase Freedom Unlimitedis one of my favorite cards for earning cash back card and travel rewards. It offers a welcome offer of 3% cash back = an extra 1.5% cash back on up to $20,000 in purchases your first year.
My favorite perks about this card are earning 6.5% cash back on travel booked through the Chase Travel Portal , 4.5% cash back at drugstores and restaurants, unlimited 1.5% cash back on all purchases and no annual fee. When paired with cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve, you can use your points to travel for free.
Debra Schroeder is an award-winning travel writer with 27 years of experience using miles and points to travel the world. A former 12-year travel industry executive, she knows how to find the deals and how to creatively finance trips, like getting a trip to Hawaii for practically free or a $26,000 trip to Australia for $208. She’ll help you find the best deal, whether it’s a hostel, luxury resort, or somewhere in between.