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Alaska Airlines Companion Fare for the Win

By Ryan Kangail | May 15, 2018

Have you heard of the famous Alaska Airlines Companion Fare?  If you’ve ever flown on Alaska Airlines, I’m sure you’ve at least heard it mentioned.  Toward the end of most flights, they offer you an application for their branded credit card which comes with the Companion Fare.  It also usually comes with at least 30,000…

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Travel Hacking News – Ep. 7

By Ryan Kangail | May 14, 2018

I found a few interesting travel hacking news articles over the weekend that I’d like to share with you. This episode of “Travel Hacking News” is brought to you by ORGANIFI. Check out their “Green Juice Go Packs” to stay healthy while traveling.  I started drinking their Green Juice daily and I haven’t been sick…

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Vacation Condos are Cheaper and Better than Hotels

By Ryan Kangail | May 8, 2018

Most of the time when people go on vacation, they naturally think of staying in a hotel.  While that mindset has changed a bit with Airbnb’s emergence, hotels are still the norm.  I’d like to show you that you have options when it comes to accommodations while traveling. There are a handful of reliable options…

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Travel Hacking News – Ep. 6

By Ryan Kangail | May 8, 2018

More travel hacking news is in order.  I’ve found a few blog posts from around the travel hacking community that I think will either benefit you or spark your interest.  These are the ones that caught my eye today… Here’s a list of the worst travel habits out there.  Hopefully you aren’t one of “THOSE”…

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Southwest Hawaii Flights – UPDATE!

By Ryan Kangail | May 7, 2018

In my prediction last week, I was slightly wrong about what cities the new Southwest Hawaii flights would depart from.  Originally I had guessed flights would be from a few different west coast states including Washington and Oregon, but they will actually all be in California.  The four departure airports that will have Southwest Hawaii…

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Southwest Flights to Hawaii

By Ryan Kangail | Apr 30, 2018

Adding Southwest flights to Hawaii is just about as good as it gets. Two of my favorite things in travel are joining forces. Southwest Airlines and Hawaii are getting together! Southwest just announced that they will soon be offering flights to the four main islands of Hawaii, starting in late 2018 or early 2019. I…

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Travel Hacking News – Ep. 5

By Ryan Kangail | Apr 25, 2018

Here’s another episode of “Travel Hacking News” brought to you by none other than myself, Ryan from Travel Freedom.  Today I’ve rounded up five articles that may help you in your travel hacking endeavors.  Articles like these helped me find my way and now I’m here to pass on the good stuff. First off, for…

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Southwest Companion Pass – BOGO Free Flights for Two Years

By Ryan Kangail | Apr 24, 2018

 If you haven’t heard of the Southwest Companion Pass, you’re about to be enlightened on what I would consider to be the best deal in the airline industry.  Receiving a Southwest Companion Pass is achieved by earning 110,000 Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards miles in one calendar year. While that may sound impossible for the regular…

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Travel Hacking News – Ep. 4

By Ryan Kangail | Apr 18, 2018

Hey, there Travel Tribe!  Hope you’re having a great week so far.  I just wanted to catch you up on what’s happening in  travel hacking news today.  There seems to be a lot of news around issues with planes this week, but I’m sure you’ve seen enough of that elsewhere.  Let’s check out these articles…

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Travel Hacking News – Ep. 3

By Ryan Kangail | Apr 17, 2018

What’s up Travel Tribe?!?  It’s that time of the day again.  Travel Hacking News presents the best articles I’ve seen today.  Hopefully one of them will catch your eye, or maybe all of them will.  Reading articles like this, is how I became a travel hacking expert and how I’m able to travel pretty much…

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Travel Hacking News – Ep. 2

By Ryan Kangail | Mar 21, 2018

Hola Travel Tribe! I just got back from Riviera Maya, Mexico, and I’ve got some more great travel hacking news for you.  My goal is to help as many people as possible learn how to use points and miles to travel like they’re rich.  These “Travel Hacking News” posts are a mixture of recent blog…

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Budget Hawaii Vacation – How I Saved Over $1300 on Flights

By Ryan Kangail | Mar 21, 2018

This week I booked a 16 night Hawaii vacation, for my wife and I, to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary.  It’s our favorite place to travel, and it’s where we went on our honeymoon. I’d been waiting for reward space on flights to open up for the date range we had available, and finally…

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Travel Hacking News – Ep. 1

By Ryan Kangail | Mar 1, 2018

What’s up Travel Tribe, Today’s “Travel Hacking News” post will be the first of many, which will feature blog posts from around the travel hacking community.  Reading these types of articles is how I learned to create my own Travel Freedom.  If any of them spark your interest, absolutely give them a read.  The more…

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Value of a Credit Card – Chase Sapphire Preferred

By Ryan Kangail | Jan 5, 2018

The value of one credit card signup bonus can be enormous. Credit card signup bonuses are the points or miles that a bank is willing to give you when you sign up for their credit card and meet an initial spending level that they designate. A typical credit card signup bonus could be 50,000 points…

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GoPro Hero Review

By Ryan Kangail | Nov 30, 2017

TRAVEL PHOTOS AND VIDEOS THAT LOOK PROFESSIONAL Do you like taking photos and videos while on vacation?  I’m guessing your answer is either “yes” or “no, but my significant other does”.  Of course you want pictures of your awesome vacation so that: A. You can show off to your friends on social media, and B.…

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