As we take a break from the bus build, we want to share with you how we can afford to take this amazing trip. Traveling doesn’t have to be expensive if you have a few tricks up your sleeve!
When we bought our bus a couple years ago for $18,000, we paid for it with a travel credit card. The points we gained allowed us to purchase flights to Crete for our honeymoon and South Africa to visit my (Mela’s) family.
We continued to put all our big purchases for the bus conversion on our travel credit card (Note: we pay this card off so as not to accumulate debt). The frequent flyer miles accumulated with points allowed us to purchase our flights for free. The average cost would normally be around $500 to $900 per ticket for an economy seat, but with our points we were able to travel to The Bahamas only having to pay the tax of $64 each.
Whether you are traveling by car, bus or plane, we recommend you look into the ways you can use your points with a travel card.
This is our favorite travel card:
Apply for a Capital One Travel Card here
Receive 60,000 bonus miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening.
Note that if you use our link to sign up we will get points that will help us with bus travel in the future.
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