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Luxury Travel Hacking

Our one stop shop for all the different travel hacks out there for travellers who love Luxury Travel Hacks. We will showcase utilising Travel Deals, Frequent Flyer Points, Splitting Costs, different Types of Travel and more to help you travel as luxuriously as you can, as cheap as you can. 

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A Beginner's Guide to Travel Hacking_ Credit Cards in the USA - Luxury Travel Hacks
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Lauren

A Beginner’s Guide to Travel Hacking: Credit Cards in the USA

Do you, like me, love to stay in luxurious hotels when you travel? Are business class seats the only ones you want to be in if you are traveling for more than three hours? I am fine in economy class for short distances and can stay at a so-so hotel for one night but for real travel, I want luxury. However, I don’t like the price tag that comes with it! About 3 years ago I started a new hobby, travel hacking, and now I can travel in luxury at a less than budget price. Today I want to share with you a beginner’s guide to my new hobby, specifically travel hacking credit cards in the US.

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5 Day Road Trip Tour of Norway_ Itinerary incl. the Fjords - Luxury Travel Hacks
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Lauren

5 Day Road Trip Tour of Norway: Itinerary incl. the Fjords

Thinking about road tripping Norway? Not sure where to start with your road trip tour of Norway? Well, you have come to the right place. This 5 day Norwegian Itinerary including some of Norway’s most incredible fjords will have you hooked and ready to book this ultimate road trip. 

Disclaimer: This road trip Norway itinerary is valid for driving during Norway’s summer months. Ferries close, as do roads, as do businesses, in Norway’s fjord country in the winter months…and the fall months…and sometimes well into spring. If your Norway holidays involve travelling outside of the summer months, check your maps apps then double check your maps apps before hitting the road! 

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Want to travel more? Don’t have much cash and don’t want to stay in hostels? 

YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!

Or are you like me and you love to plan? However, before jumping in and booking be sure to check out the below Luxury Travel Hacks to travel as nice as you can, as cheap as you can.

Never ever, EVER book hotels, tours or even entire holidays without checking out travel deals. You can save up and over 80% on luxury deals if you just nowhere to look. Travel deal websites commonly used in Australia are:

And internationally:

Lauren

Scoopon Travel – The Scoopon Review

Scoopon is one of Australia’s leading daily deal companies and specialises in local, shopping and travel deals. Scoopon Travel is something I have used numerous times and love. Hence, I have created this Scoopon Review.

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If there is one thing I kick myself on it was not signing up with frequent flyer companies earlier. If you can be trusted with a credit card the building of frequent flyer points becomes your best friend if you are looking to travel luxuriously for less. 

Personally, we use the Velocity Frequent Flyer Program extensively here in Australia. However, we also have an account within Qantas’ Frequent Flyer Program too, however, we barely use it as we pool all our points straight into Velocity to maximise our points.   

Other international Frequent Flyer Programs include:  

  •  JetBlue Airways TrueBlue (USA)
  •  Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards (USA)
  • Delta Airlines SkyMiles (USA)
  • British Airways Executive Club (UK)
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer (Singapore)
  • Emirates Skyward (UAE)
  • Plus Many More

Ever heard of a Repositioning Cruise? Fantastic Luxury Travel Hack they are. Not only are you experiencing places, enjoying the luxury of a cruise ship but also incorporating your travel all in one. If you leave from one place and some days later arrive at a new one without the cost of a flight you are certainly winning.

Another luxurious way of travelling is road tripping. Of course, this is on the proviso of a being in a great campervan, motorhome, caravan on RV.  For me this includes a fixed bed (one that does not need to be set up each and every day), access to power, even when off the grid, and ideally a toilet and shower. All these luxuries make road tripping a great and affordable way to travel. 

An Epic Adventure on the Diamond Princess_ Cruise Japan - Luxury Travel Hacks
Lauren

An Epic Adventure on the Diamond Princess – Cruise Japan

Cruising can be a fantastic way to travel anywhere in the world, and the Diamond Princess makes Japan all the more accessible by boat. With a fantastic itinerary, amazing onboard dining and entertainment, and last-minute deals, this Princess Cruise may be the perfect way for you to see the lesser-known parts as you cruise Japan!

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Adelaide to Melbourne - Great Ocean Road Itinerary - Luxury Travel Hacks
Lauren

Adelaide to Melbourne Road Trip with a Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Our recent cross country adventure from Adelaide to Melbourne before continuing to Sydney sees us combining multiple luxury travel hacks. These include the road tripping type of travel, utilising Airbnb and the splitting of costs with a group of friends. These three luxury travel hacks will see us save substantial money and allow us to travel in a more luxurious way while road tripping.

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Everybody loves a good motorhome road trip? So why not motorhome Chile? We can say it is our favourite way to travel. When the opportunity came up to road trip Chile we jumped at it.
Lauren

Why You Should Motorhome Chile

Everybody loves a good campervanning road trip don’t you think? Being Australian we have road tripped Australia and New Zealand without any hassles and loved it. We can happily say it is our favourite way to travel. So when the opportunity came up with Andes Campers to road trip Chile we jumped at it.

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An obvious hack, but one, people don’t utilise. If you have flexibility use it. These are our current tips for utilising flexibility to get more bang for our buck: 

  • Check different dates
  • Check different locations
  • Check different airports and flights
  • Utilising stopovers & layovers
  • Utilising carry on luggage only

Spend some time checking out all of these options above to minimise costs. This could simply be looking at slightly different dates or locations. Otherwise if you love hunting for a deal check out different airport and flight options for departure or arrival. An example of this is check all airports in New York to see if there are cheaper options. You will be amazed how much you can save. 

Also, incorporating a layover or stopover into your flexible travel is another great way of experiencing more.  We utilise the layover with every opportunity we get. 

If you are interested in layovers the posts below are super helpful: 

Another great way to save some extra money to put towards more luxurious travel is by flying with carry on luggage, also known as hand or cabin luggage, only. You can certainly be strategic and flexible with your packing to save you money. 

It seems so simple but have you ever actually thought about it? Travel with one other person and you can split the cost of accommodation, car rental, etc. Travel in a larger group and the costs are split even further making travel cheaper and cheaper. 

I have been fortunate to travel in the following scenarios: 

  • As a couple with my amazing partner, Jarrad
  • With a friend
  • In a group
All the above scenarios have there pros and cons but as Christoper McCandless states “happiness is only real when shared”. So, share some happiness save some money.

Don’t simply book hotels. However, if you are planning to check out various sites, Booking.com is our favourite. But also, don’t forget those travel deal sites I mentioned above to get the best bang for your buck. 

Have you ever utilised Airbnb. If you haven’t you are missing out. Imagine getting all the amenities of a hotel plus more. Well, that is what Airbnb offers. After spending 3 months travelling through South America on a group tour staying in an Airbnb in Rio de Janeiro was just what Jarrad I needed. But what was so good about this Airbnb? Simply it was the washing machine and kitchen. These creature comforts made it feel luxurious but also homely and just what we needed. 

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A Beginner's Guide to Travel Hacking_ Credit Cards in the USA - Luxury Travel Hacks
Frequent Flyer Hacks

A Beginner’s Guide to Travel Hacking: Credit Cards in the USA

Do you, like me, love to stay in luxurious hotels when you travel? Are business class seats the only ones you want to be in if you are traveling for more than three hours? I am fine in economy class for short distances and can stay at a so-so hotel for one night but for real travel, I want luxury. However, I don’t like the price tag that comes with it! About 3 years ago I started a new hobby, travel hacking, and now I can travel in luxury at a less than budget price. Today I want to share with you a beginner’s guide to my new hobby, specifically travel hacking credit cards in the US.

Read More »
5 Day Road Trip Tour of Norway_ Itinerary incl. the Fjords - Luxury Travel Hacks
Types Of Travel

5 Day Road Trip Tour of Norway: Itinerary incl. the Fjords

Thinking about road tripping Norway? Not sure where to start with your road trip tour of Norway? Well, you have come to the right place. This 5 day Norwegian Itinerary including some of Norway’s most incredible fjords will have you hooked and ready to book this ultimate road trip. 

Disclaimer: This road trip Norway itinerary is valid for driving during Norway’s summer months. Ferries close, as do roads, as do businesses, in Norway’s fjord country in the winter months…and the fall months…and sometimes well into spring. If your Norway holidays involve travelling outside of the summer months, check your maps apps then double check your maps apps before hitting the road! 

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How To Use Luxury Travel Hacks To Actually Help You Travel

Are you a traveller that likes a hint of luxury for a fraction of the cost? Are you the traveller that can no longer sleep in dorms to cut costs? Are you a traveller where hitchhiking is indeed not an option? If you answered yes to any of these questions you are in the right place. Luxury travel hacks or simply luxury travel tips are any travel tips and tricks to help you to find cheap luxury travel.

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The Best 5 European Road Trips – The Ultimate Europe Trip Planner - Luxury Travel Hacks
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The 5 Best European Road Trips – The Ultimate Europe Trip Planner

Is there really a better way to see a place than on a road trip? We don’t think so. Pulling into each intriguing bar or restaurant, cruising through amazing scenery, finding places that are off the beaten track are just some of the reasons why road trips are so much fun, and we haven’t even spoken about the driving yet.  Europe is, without a doubt, a brilliant place for a road trip. The roads are in good condition, the scenery is stunning, the cultures are warm, the beer is great, the food is better and you have endless options of where to go and places to stay. So what are you waiting for? Here is the ultimate Europe trip planner when it comes to some of the best road trips in Europe.

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