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)
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!