Smithsonian: Travel Hacking 101 Resources

Thank you so much for joining us at our Smithsonian lecture! It was an absolute honor to be able to share our story and a few of our favorite tips and tricks with you. Use these resources in combination with our Travel Hacking checklist to jumpstart your journey. If you’d like to receive our newsletter with destination mini-guides and travel hacking tips & tricks, sign up here, and if you enjoyed the event, have a fun travel story to share, or have any questions which we didn’t get to answer at the event, please post a comment on our Facebook.

Mileage Hacking
See our mini-guide to collecting airline miles, along with our preferred reward programs and Mileage Hacking tools:

Free & Affordable Lodging
Our favorite sharing economy sites for priceless lodging experiences:

Housesitting Tips
Learn the basics of housesitting and the best sites to join:

Volunteering Opportunities
Begin with a bit of do-good inspiration at and watch the helpful volunteer travel videos at Consider an affordable project with Use your professional skills to help social impact organizations excel with Discover free projects abroad at

Favorite Phone Apps
Download these handy travel apps: XE currency converter, offline GPS, Wunderground weather, Skyscanner flights, Google Translate, Google Voice, Rome2Rio directions, and TripIt itineraries.

Packing Lists
See all the tested-and-approved products we use on the road, along with personal reviews, shopping links, and videos:

Trip Coach
If you’re considering taking a trip around the world or delving deeper into mileage hacking, visit We teach one-on-one workshops to help travelers mobilize their journeys.

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