September is one of my favorite months to travel. The kids are back in school, meaning great deals across the country and the world! And, if you're lucky, you can squeeze out another weekend of good summer weather!
Yes, you read that right. If you have a job that allows you to work remotely, you might actually be able to save money by spending a year traveling the globe.
A great airline credit card should help you sit in a better seat, cut out add-on fees, and earn you free flights while you fly. Everyone's travel habits are different, which means there's no one-card-fits-all when it comes to finding your perfect travel credit card. But we're here to help. We've analyzed every travel card on the market, picked our favorites, and sorted them into categories to help you make the right choice based on your individual travel needs.
I write a lot of the travel deals here at Brad’s Deals, which means I spend almost every day reviewing airfare and vacation packages. Cool job, right? It has me hard-wired to find the best deal for my own vacations, too. When I booked a trip to Los Angeles for my girlfriend and I, we budgeted around $1,800. But through some thrifty travel hacks, we ended up spending just $900 for the two of us.
If you're planning a family vacation, you'll want to make sure to maximize your savings on every purchase. After all, when traveling as a family, your expenses can really add up. Between meals, tickets, and souvenirs for the kids, what should be a fun, relaxing experience can quickly turn into a lot of stress. But use the right credit card, and you can rest assured you're getting the best bang for your vacation buck. Here are our picks for the best credit cards for traveling families.
Here is a current list of our top five favorite credit card signup bonus offers. Consider all of of these to be highly recommended. If you’re new, I realize that it can be scary to apply for any credit card, but if you are diligent about paying your bills on time and in full, the rewards are endless.
Cruises can be a great way to save money on a vacation- they're (mostly) all-inclusive, have tons of activities on board, and you only have to unpack once! Personally, I'm a big fan of the value of a cruise vacation. Here are some tips I use to save money when I'm at sea.
The American Express Platinum Card was once "the" travel charge card, as the first premium card on the scene. But lately, American Express has faced more competition from other card issuers, and as a result, the Platinum American Express card has gotten even better! The card is chock full of prestige and benefits, but weighed down by the hefty $550 annual fee. If you consider $550/year a deal breaker for you, we're asking you to reconsider.
August is traditionally the end of summer travel season, and save for Labor Day weekend, less traveled than June or July. That means deals can be had- though you may have to go to some off peak destinations to find them!
Southwest Airlines was once known as a low-cost carrier, a way to fly the skies for less than what all the other airlines were charging. That was true for years, but the expansion of ultra-low cost carriers like Spirit and Allegiant airlines have recently made Southwest's prices seem nothing if not ordinary. While they might not be the cheapest ticket in the biz anymore, there are still some major benefits to flying Southwest.