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June 5, 2013
How to Choose the Right Backpack for Your Trip

Backpacks differ in quality, durability, functionality, size and weight so picking a pack simply because it looks good is can end up being a huge mistake. For one, a good pack is an investment, and second, you don’t want to have to lug around a big, uncomfortable backpack traveling through cities, countries or trails that […]

May 15, 2013
The Impacts to My Credit Score After My Recent Credit Card Applications

This is the fourth post of a series that will walk you through the steps to multiple credit card applications to earn miles and points. This post will review how my credit score was affected by applying for multiple credit cards. The first post covered the basics on preparing for the application process and double […]

April 30, 2013
Hard Inquiries: What They Mean for Your Credit Score

You can support Well Traveled Mile by applying for Credit Cards Here or shopping through our Amazon affiliate link. Thank you for the support! Everyone that plays the credit card game to take advantage of lucrative welcome bonuses knows that hard inquiries are just part of the process. I get a lot of questions about how all these inquiries stack up--how […]

April 16, 2013
Credit Card Applications Step Two: Evaluating My Credit Cards and Deciding When to Cancel

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter or Facebook! This is the second post of a four part series that will walk you through the steps to multiple credit card applications to earn miles and points. This post will focus on how to conduct a personal credit card inventory and how to evaluate which cards to keep and […]

April 15, 2013
Finding the Best Travel Coverage for your Trip

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter or Facebook! Just like any medical or auto insurance you normally have in the states, having the protection of travel insurance can be just as important when traveling abroad. Travel insurance is not one-size-fits all so it’s important that you purchase insurance based on your personal needs in case of an […]

April 12, 2013
Credit Card Applications Step One: Check and Review Your Credit Score

This is the first post of a four part series that will walk you through the steps to launching credit card applications to earn miles and points. This post will cover the basics on preparing for the application process and double checking your credit health to ensure that everything is up to par before applying […]

April 11, 2013
An Infographic Guide for the Complicated World of Airline Fees

With the surge in fees over the past decade airlines charge for anything from flight changes to checked bags. I stumbled across this useful infographic on visually that provides a nice snapshot of all the fees that airlines charge and how they stack up from one airline to the other. For a larger image click here. A […]

March 30, 2013
What Credit Cards Offer the Best Insurance and Benefits For Rental Cars?

The next time you rent a car, consider using the insurance available through your credit card, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), in addition to the car insurance you already own, rather than opting in for the $15-$28 per day the rental company provides. Many drivers don’t realize that their credit cards offer secondary car insurance on […]

February 26, 2013
Understanding Taxes and Fees on Award Bookings

You know that feeling of excitement from booking a free flight with your rewards points to finally go on that trip abroad you have been planning for months until suddenly you are hit with $600 (or more) in fees and taxes on your “free” flight? Some award bookings are not so free anymore. On a […]

February 6, 2013
Airline Fees Explained and How to Avoid Them

What happened to the day where we can just purchase a ticket for a set price? You know, a ticket with no add-ons and no extra fees. No one likes to pay extra airline fees. From luggage fees to ticket changing fees, we are going cover some of the most loathed airline fees that are […]

January 17, 2013
Explained: South American Visas and Reciprocity Fees

Many South American countries impose a visa or ‘reciprocity fee’ when visiting the country. If you plan on visiting several countries, these fees can take a toll on your budget--especially if it is a family trip. There are potentially several ways to avoid these fees altogether that I will go into depth on below. The […]

January 9, 2013
Great (and Mostly Free) Ways to Stay In Touch Abroad

Not too long ago, it would have cost an arm and a leg to make international calls back to the US while traveling abroad. With the many free options of VOIP/mobile apps available, roaming charges and having to pay international calling fees are a thing of the past. In the last couple of years, companies […]

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