27 September, 2016

Travel Adventues + The Credit Card You Need

Credit Card for Travel Points
I'm alive!  I know it's been close to forever since my last post and I definitely don't feel good about it!  Life's been busy -- between work, traveling, a new gig, and simultaneously trying to balance a social life and fit in a workout where I can, I haven't had the most time to sit down and write.  I truly applaud all of you bloggers who have mastered the craft of fitting this seamlessly into your crazy schedule!  I'm getting there, y'all!

I wanted to focus today's post on a personal goal of mine, and I know a ton of you probably have a similar goal for yourself.  I recently went to Baltimore with my boyfriend for a weekend trip, and I was doing a lot of thinking on our way there about my need for travel + my plans to make it happen.  If you read my post about credit cards, you'll know that I mentioned the United MileagePlus card + Chase Sapphire Preferred as two of my top picks.  I've been swiping the United on almost everything, and I finally got the Chase Sapphire myself after doing tons of research.

My goal for 2017 is to get to Europe: anywhere I can possibly fit in.  I'd love to visit London, France, Amsterdam, Greece, and Italy, but believe me, I'm not discriminating.  I've never crossed the Atlantic, and there's never a better time than the present.  2017 will have to be my present to give me some time to save and utilize vacation days, though!

I decided to get the Chase Sapphire Preferred card for a few reasons:

  • Points transfer to most airlines with a 1:1 ratio, so you don't lose any of your $ spent
  • You can earn 50,000 points within the first 3 months just by using the card (that's a free domestic flight round trip)
  • Earn double points dining out, which I do all the time
  • No annual fee for the first year, then $95 (pretty standard for a good, rewarding card)
Best credit card for travel
Of course, this may not be the best card for everyone out there, but chances are many of you are trying to take a trip or want to travel in the upcoming months!  If travel is at the top of your to-do list, I highly encourage you to sign up for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card to start racking up points!  You'll be SO glad you started now.  I just wish I started earlier!

And no, this is not sponsored!  I truly just want to help any of you guys who have the travel bug as much as I do.  Plus, it never hurts to build some credit -- Just watch your spending and pay your balance in full whenever possible.

Let me know what your #1 destination is, and if you've done a Europe trip, let me know any and all travel and planning tips!


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