Fly for Free: Travel Hacking, Credit Card Rewards, & Airline Miles with Erik Paquet of Abroaders
This episode of the Live Different Podcast is all about leveraging your spending, taking advantage of airline rewards, and travel hacking your way around the world.
Erik Paquet founded Abroaders with the mission to help other travelers have the freedom to roam the globe at a tiny fraction of the normal cost. Erik began learning about earning and using points in 2008 when he got his first ever signup bonus of 75,000 American miles. Since then, he has earned and redeemed more than 2.5 million frequent flyer miles.
When he isn’t working, Erik is usually out exploring, meeting new people and trying to learn something new. For him, “the highlight of travel is the people you connect with, and the experiences they can open up if you keep an open perspective.”
This week's episode is all about working the airline miles and credit card point system to travel around the world for cheap!
Erik discusses different credit cards and their compatibility with a variety of travel plans, share free resources to get started with travel hacking, and shares secrets on opening credits cards in a way that will actually help your credit score.
He leaves listeners with the advice, "Start with one card and a game plan about where you would like to travel."