Any regular visitor to this blog will know that I love to travel. For me, travel is its own benefit. I love to see new places and meet new people. There’s nothing I like more than waking up in a place I haven’t visited before, and I can’t wait to get out and explore! Tasting different cuisines and experiencing different cultures, as well as seeing some of the incredible natural landscapes and man-made marvels that this world has to offer are great rewards for a traveler.
Another great thing about travel is that the more you do it, the more benefits you accrue. Air miles are a perfect example. I’d recommend anyone to sign up to a good air miles scheme that gives you points for every mile you fly. You’ll be surprised how quickly they add up.
Even if you only fly once or twice a year you’ll soon collect enough air miles to make a positive difference to your life. These can be spent in many different ways, depending on the scheme you’re signed up to. You might be able to exchange them for useful household goods or donate them to charity, but usually the most cost effective way to spend your air miles is by getting money off another flight.
Pass it on
Your airline or your credit card provider might offer air miles; sometimes you can collect them via your store loyalty card. If you fly lots you might soon get enough to cover a whole free trip! That’s an amazing thought. And if you can’t use your air miles yourself, there’s often an option to pass them on to a friend. If you know someone who’s always wanted to travel but has never been able to afford it, it’s a wonderful feeling to be able to help him or her out with an air mile gift.
There are other ways that you can collect points as a frequent traveler. If you join Royal Holiday then you can collect points to spend on future holidays. These can be redeemed against stays in Royal Holiday hotels at beach locations in Mexico and the Caribbean, as well as in capital cities around the world. Special deals mean that you can sometimes get money off cruises, entertainment and meals by using your points. The more you travel with the club the more points you accumulate. Best of all, you can loan your points to friends and family so that they can join in the fun as well.
Being a frequent traveler means you can return to places you’ve been to before, and spend more time with the people you meet. For me, this is one of the best parts of travelling. When people invite you into their home to share their food and their lives then you really get to know them and appreciate that human beings are the same the world over. If you get to return the favor by putting them up in your home as well, then that’s even better.
So if you travel, look out for great benefits that will help you do the thing you love even more.