Resources for Wide Sky Days Attendees




On this page:

  • Sign up for the $5 to Hawaii Deal
  • The “Travel Hacking” and “Nonstop Awesomeness” recordings
  • Further Reading/Exploring – hope you enjoy it all!



TTFF Guide


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Inside, you’ll find ways to save up to 76% immediately, how to ride first class for free—and more!


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To Listen: Press play.

To Download: Travel Hacking – WSD
(Right-click on the link and select either “Save Link As” or “Save File As,” depending on your browser.)



To Listen: Press play.

To Download: Nonstop Awesomeness – WSD
(Right-click on the link and select either “Save Link As” or “Save File As,” depending on your browser.)





chase sapphire preferredChase Ultimate Rewards (program info)

Chase Sapphire Preferred VISA (Personal) – earn 40K points
Chase Ink Bold VISA (Business) – earn 50K points

**fees waived for the first year

For the Chase program, you can either use the points within their program, apply them as a dollar value (40K points = $500), or transfer the points to another program at a ratio of 1:1. For the personal card, you need to spend $3K in 3 months, and for the Biz card, it’s $10K in 3 months.


spg amexStarwood Preferred Guest (program info)

Personal AMEX Card – earn 30K points
Business AMEX Card – earn 30K points

**fees waived for the first year

While SPG is primarily a hotel program, you can transfer points at a ratio of 1:1 to numerous airlines, and for every 20K points you transfer, SPG will add an additional 5K! SPG is also offering a bonus for sign-ups right now: earn 10K points for the first use, and 20K points once you spend $5K in 6 months (normal bonus is only 10K points total for each card).

**If you’d like to apply for the business card, you can just use your name again for the business name.


**While I’ve been called many things, one label has never been “financial advisor.” The information contained here is based on my experiences and research, and is not intended as specific advice. Everything is offered for you to proceed with only if it makes sense for you. Please use your good judgment – it did get you here! :-)



Credit Cards:

  • Annual Credit Report – get a copy of your credit report for free once per year
  • Credit Karma – get your credit score for free (and other financial planning tools)


  • HouseCarers – access to housesitting worldwide (aff link)
  • CareTaker Gazette – longer-term jobs around the world (online and print versions available)

Additional Research:

  • Cards For Travel – an easy-to-understand info site with FAQ, credit card recommendations, and more
  • Flyer Talk Forum – post questions, read up on the latest deals, and learn from those who LOVE this! :)

Be sure to also check out:



Upgrade Your AwesomenessUpgrade Your Awesomeness

My story, with additional travel hacking links and forums, plus how I got rid of nearly all my possessions and how I stayed in Hawaii for almost nothing. Step-by-step instructions. Plus, worksheets!

Check out Upgrade Your Awesomeness for FREE!


from Chris Guillebeau (The Art of Non-Conformity) – additional products

Join the Travel Hacking Cartel – a membership site with ongoing deals, how-to-videos, and a travel hacking community. For just $1, you can try it out for 2 weeks! Join the Cartel.

Join the Travel Hacking Cartel


Frequent Flyer Master – where I began in 2009. A guide with tons of useful information and audio bonuses. Learn cool things like how you can fly Business class to Europe for the same as a Coach ticket. Get the Guide.

Frequent Flyer Master

Please note the above products are affiliate links that will earn me a commission. These are products that I have experience with and am recommending because they worked for me and I trust the people behind them.


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