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This Guy Got An Around The World Trip For £329

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.

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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.

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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/@uponarriving

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]

 

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