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How to use credit card points for travel

Hi, I’m Kim, The Abundant Traveler, and I have learned how to use credit card points for free travel and incredible experiences.

From saving $10,000 on a trip to Spain to rarely paying for international flights, using credit card sign up bonuses and miles have allowed me to travel longer and travel more often than I ever have before.

I have redeemed millions of points over the years for hotels, adventures and flights by opening credit cards that have amazing sign-up bonuses and attractive ways to earn points while owning these cards. And, I have used all of these great benefits while maintaining a credit score of nearly 800 and never paying a penny in interest.

My Story

I have traveled to more than 65 countries and I lived in 5. Travel has always been my ‘thing’, and my favorite thing in the world to do is to visit a new country where I can take a deep dive into the local activities, culture, people and food. When I was younger, I always traveled on a strict budget, where I had to choose low end accommodation or hostels, and ate a ton of street food. I never imagined that I would be able to fly in business class. Well, now that I am older, wiser and not willing to sleep on a rock, I choose to have a more laid-back luxurious travel style. I still love the rough and tumble, but I don’t always love the ‘roughing it’. With age comes wisdom, knowledge and experience, and 15 years ago, I started using credit cards to enhance my travel experience. The first time I flew business class on points, I thought I’d won the lottery…and in some ways I did.

Now I use credit cards strategically for free hotel nights, plane tickets, food and activities. I am proof that you can travel extensively without having millions of dollars in the bank.

Follow me, and I’ll show you the way to the world of free travel with credit card to use credit cards so you too can travel for free.

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