Couple Money Podcast

Want to see more of the world, but are limited by budget? Learn how one couple used travel hacking so their entire family could take fantastic trips! 

Travel Hacking as a Family

While, I know many families are eager to get out there and traveled to summer. I also know that one of the holdups they have is their budget.

Whether you're flying, renting cars. Staying at an Airbnb hotel. Everything has gotten more expensive. Traveling as a couple can be pricey, but still feasible. But it can be a financial challenge when you add kids to the mix.

That's why I want to share from the archive and interview I had with Dan Miller, founder of Points With a Crew.

Dan's managed to score some wonderful deals on his trips including getting plane tickets for his entire family to lake Tahoe and a cross country train ride. Did I mention they're a family of eight?

Hopefully we'll show how you can keep more money in your pocket and still have your family seeing the world around them.

In today's episode he shares:

  • how to choose the right credit cards to maximize rewards
  • staying out of debt while staying on top of their credit cards
  • tricks and tips on getting kids ready for traveling

Hope you enjoy!


If you're looking for more travel tips from a couple with kids, please check out my interview with early retiree Justin from Root of Good.

Travel Hacking Resources and More

Want to learn more about travel hacking? Here are some resources to check out:

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This episode was originally released in April 2015. Show notes have been updated in May 2022.



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