Whoa, how fast did 2015 go? I feel like it FLEW by.
Here’s to another awesome year filled with smiles, sightseeing and spending time with those who matter.
This time of year, the interwebs are flooded with Resolutions. Everyone wants to lose weight, save money and TRAVEL MORE, which is obviously my personal favorite.
However, most people (mistakenly) think they don’t have the money to travel.
People, IT IS A MYTH. If you’re like most of us, it’s not a question of money… it’s a question of priorities.
Don’t worry, this isn’t a post about skipping your daily latte or never eating out again. I would never. But I do think establishing (and re-establishing!) priorities is important. You have to decide where your dollars go.
Ask yourself: Would I rather have a house full of stuff or a passport full of stamps? Would I rather have a new iPhone or a round trip ticket to Europe? Do I really need to eat out or could I save that money for a meal on the beach?
That said, I do have some some little insider tricks that I’d love to share. These tips are the real deal; I’ve used them myself for years and I’m teaching them to Matt now. I really think they are attainable for almost everyone. Where there’s a will, there’s a way!
BONUS: But wait, there’s more! Here is my 6th tip that I had to throw in. It’s a plug, but a good one. American Express Membership Rewards is The.Best. rewards program out there. If you have an American Express Gold or Platinum card, you can unlock a lot of points earning opportunities. What’s more, travel agents can work with American Express cardholders to get extra benefits. For example, I can get you $200 in onboard credit when you book your next cruise with an American Express card!
Note: I do not advocate using a credit card foolishly. Use your head. Also, American Express cards are charge cards, not credit cards, so you have to pay them off each month. However, responsible users can rake in the points and miles, making these cards a great way to supplement that travel account!
For a limited time, I have five referral links to get you a bonus 5,000 or 7,500 miles when you sign up. This is in addition to the bonus that AmEx offers new users. If you would like a link, email me!
So what do you think? Did you learn anything new? Curious about Digit? Let me know in the comments.
Hi, I'm Ashley
Ashley (@ashleysmorris) is a freelance writer, virtual assistant and owner of Alpaca Your Bags Travel.
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