Carly Helfand on Traveling with Points
Episode 13 with Carly Helfand
Carly Helfand is a points and miles consultant and blogger who's been using points to travel to 52 cities in every calendar year since 2011. In the last few years, she’s seen the cherry blossoms in Tokyo, watched the Northern Lights in Alaska, trekked to Machu Picchu, stayed in an overwater bungalow in the Maldives, taken organic cooking classes in the Italian countryside and more, all without spending a dime on airfare. She's also helped consulting clients rack up hundreds of thousands of points of their own and implement sound, sustainable earning-and-burning strategies to keep them traveling for free for years to come.
During the show, we discuss:
o How Carly’s time in Bali sparked the creation of her online platform, 52 Cities
o Carly’s top tips for utilizing travel rewards
o How travel became a staple in her life and an area where she’s “overachieved”
o The ability for travel to spark self-sufficiency and personal growth
o How to take charge during stressful travel moments
o Carly teaches us about HUCA 101- AKA hang up and call again
o Memorable travel mishaps that are “funny” now
o How to practice self-care while traveling
o Carly’s recommendations for where to head if you want to start traveling and next up on her bucket list
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