This Guy Got An Around The World Trip For £329
When I discovered something called 'travel hacking', I thought it was going to become a new way of life for me, but then I saw how much effort was involved and I decided to just fly with EasyJet, risk deep-vein thrombosis and stay in shit hotels instead.
If only I wasn't such a lazy sod, though, I could have had the holiday that Daniel Gillaspia enjoyed.
He had a five-star around the world trip for £329. To put this into context, my monthly travel pass to get from Liverpool to Manchester, for work, costs £296 and I don't get any champagne. I hate this lad and am impressed by him in equal measure.
Travel hacking works by exchanging air miles and credit card points for money off travel. It's quite a lot of work, but Daniel reckons it's definitely worth it.
Firstly, he took out 45 credit cards. FORTY FIVE! I'm pretty sure that's not responsible lending from those credit companies.
Anyway, I digress. Daniel writes on his blog that he set himself a very careful spending plan, so he's not stuck having to pay these cards off for 10 years after he's dead, and in total spent £34,000 on plastic to accumulate enough points to get cheaper travel. Can you see why I couldn't be arsed now?
For his £329, Daniel flew from LA to Tokyo (isn't there a song about that?), business class. He then went to South Africa, Dubai and Singapore, enjoying helicopter rides, shark spotting and more free champagne than you can shake a fist full of credit cards at. The holiday should have cost around £42,000.
Excuse me while I just go and sign up for 48374 credit cards.
Featured image credit: Twitter/Daniel Gillaspia/@