Abroaders Podcast

Knowing even a little bit of the local language can make a huge impact on the quality of your experience abroad. The basics can help you get what you need, avoid headaches, and even make new friends. In today’s episode, AJ and Erik share key strategies for learning the basics of any language when you’re already abroad, surrounded by people you don’t understand. You’ll also get actionable tips to move from the basics to conversational fluency.

Direct download: 009_-_Language_Hacking.mp3
Category:Language Hacking -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

 

Nobody likes rules! Unless of course you can use them to hack your way to thousands of dollars in free travel. In today's episode, AJ and Erik break down the booking and routing rules that can make or break your award travel redemption. One way awards, stopovers, and open jaws can turn a pedestrian itinerary into a work of art. You’ll also learn about booking rules that dictate how and when you can book or change your reservations. Shownotes at www.abroaders.com/rules

Direct download: 008_-_Booking_and_Routing_Rules.mp3
Category:Travel Hacking -- posted at: 2:31pm EDT

This bonus episode of the Abroaders Podcast features Erik Paquet on The Art of Charm podcast with Jordan Harbinger. You can find links to Jordan's podcast and website with and tons of great information about dating and attraction by checking out the shownotes at www.abroaders.com/charm


Picking the right frequent flyer program for your award redemption is critical to maximizing the value of your points. There can be huge differences in pricing, and the travel hackers who know how to find the award chart sweet spots come out far ahead of the casual frequent flyer. In today’s episode, AJ and Erik break down the three most common pricing models and explain how to research and book your next international trip. Shownotes at www.abroaders.com/awardpricing.

Direct download: 007_-_Award_Ticket_Pricing.mp3
Category:Travel Hacking -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

 

Knowing how to redeem your points for maximum value is the single most important part of travel hacking. In today's episode, AJ and Erik cover the basics of booking award tickets and provide the core foundation you’ll need to jump to more advanced strategies worth thousands of dollars in travel. You’ll get a high level overview of everything needed for redemption and a preview of our upcoming episodes on airline alliances,  award availability, pricing models, routing rules, and booking strategies.

Direct download: 006_-_Introduction_to_Redemption.mp3
Category:Travel Hacking -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

 

Credit card churning is hands down the fastest and easiest way to acquire enough points for an international flight. In today’s episode, AJ and Erik explain how the strategy works and take you through the process of planning and executing your first credit card churn. You’ll learn everything you need to know to maximize the points you can earn and protect your credit.

Direct download: 005_-_Planning_Your_First_Credit_Card_Churn.mp3
Category:Travel Hacking -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Big banks want to give you thousands of dollars worth of frequent flyer miles that you can use to go anywhere in the world. To maximize your earnings through credit card churning, you need to develop strong relationships with each of the major banks. In today's episode, you'll learn about the different types of frequent flyer currencies and how to stay well diversified to maximize your travel flexibility. We'll also discuss how you can give yourself the best chance of getting an application approved with each major lender.

Direct download: 004_-_Building_Relationships_With_Lenders.mp3
Category:Travel Hacking -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

The first step towards sustainable travel hacking is understanding your credit. In today's episode, we break down the 5 categories that make up your FICO score and explain how banks use your credit report to decide whether to approve a credit card application. You'll learn how to check your own score and get actionable tips on how to troubleshoot problems and improve your credit. We also cover how credit card churning and travel hacking affect your credit so you can make well-informed decisions about how to pursue free travel. 

Direct download: 003_-_Understanding_Your_Credit_Score.mp3
Category:Travel Hacking -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT

Travel hacking is about leveraging your personal credit to get deeply discounted travel anywhere in the world. Banks are paying huge money to acquire new customers, and you can use that money to travel wherever you want, whenever you want. In today's episode, we'll address some of the common misconceptions about travel hacking and explain how to take a sustainable approach that will improve your financial health and put tens of thousands of dollars of tax free travel within your reach.

Direct download: 002_-_Intro_to_Travel_Hacking.mp3
Category:Travel Hacking -- posted at: 3:20pm EDT

The Abroaders Podcast is about leveraging international travel for explosive personal growth and business development. Each episode is packed with actionable tips and insights on travel hacking, language acquisition, entrepreneurship and living abroad. Travel is not something you do while on vacation; It is an investment in the skills and connections that will give you an advantage for the rest of your life. Join thousands of digital nomads, entrepreneurs, hustlers, globetrotters and world changers in the pursuit of a life without boarders. 

In this episode AJ and Erik give you a preview of what you can expect to learn by subscribing to the Abroaders Podcast. 

Direct download: 001_-_Overview_Abroaders.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 10:43pm EDT