So what exactly is travel hacking? In general terms I would say travel hacking is the ability to travel the world for free (or very low out-of-pocket cost). I’m sure there is a more formal definition floating around but that’s the gist of it.
As a newbie to the travel hacking world I wanted to help other newbies and share some of my favorite resources. I’ll start sharing more information and resources in future posts but for now I’ll start at the beginning on how to learn about travel hacking. The answer? Travel hacking bloggers!
There is a LOT of information out there but the bloggers below have been huge on educating me on the ins and outs of travel hacking. Whether you travel full time or make two trips a year, these bloggers are great regardless of your travel frequency. If you love to travel and save money, these folks will show you how.
I encourage you to check out these travel hackers and follow them on social media. They’re a wealth of information and who knows, you just may get a free, first class roundtrip ticket out of it 🙂
A great place to start learning about travel hacking is through Chris Guillebeau. The information is nicely laid out and easy to understand. If you’re a newbie, go here.
This site can be a little overwhelming just due to the sheer volume of information. For those of you who want the nitty gritty details this is a great resource. Start at the “Beginner’s Guide” and work from there.
Nomadic Matt is a great site geared more towards budget travel. He’s been traveling for quite some time and the site is packed with great tips. He also has an iOS app called TripSaver (I have an Android so haven’t checked it out but I’ve heard good things)
There’s a lot going on here to but what I like about the site is the amount of information shared and the disclosures. They do a great job of laying out what everything costs and step by step instructions on how to get there.
Another site with a lot of great information. In the “Start Here” section you can get recommendations based on the type of traveler that you are which is pretty cool.
Travel hacking with a techie twist 🙂 Great for gear nerds and and tech lovers.
Who are your favorite travel hacking resources? Share in the comments below!