Travel Credit Cards With Benefits that May Justify an Annual Fee Beyond the First Year

Tweet Every year we’re all forced to think deeply. To cancel or not to cancel.  That is the question.  Whether tis more cost effective to cancel or to keep a credit card account open. Some plastic is clearly only worth the sign up bonus, but other travel credit cards with benefits may in fact be […]

Confessions of a Hypocritical Travel Blogger | I Don’t Do App-O-Ramas

Tweet One of the goals of Help Me Travel Cheap is to share my travel knowledge and insight so you can benefit from what I’m learning about nearly free travel. But the other day I realized that there is one piece of advice I’ve shared on this blog that I don’t actually follow. So, you […]

Best Travel Credit Card Without an Ongoing Annual Fee

Tweet Look, I don’t like paying for an annual fee if I don’t have to.  But I’ll be upfront regarding our discussion for the best travel credit cards without an annual fee. Sometimes paying an annual fee is the wisest choice.  Don’t automatically rule out cards with an annual fee, or it might be to […]

A Chicago O’Hare Induced Near Panic Attack and the Value of Knowledge

Tweet This is a typical story about a country boy who goes to the big city. In our story today, I’m the country boy and Chicago is the big city.  Yesterday, I arrived on US soil for the first time in seven months.  What I didn’t know when I arrived into Chicago O’Hare airport … […]

Travel Credit Cards With Best Free Baggage Options

Tweet I recently claimed that airline branded credit cards may not be the best approach to earning miles with that specific airline. The big exception, of course, is if you fly the airline a lot and can take advantage of the free baggage. Since I usually fly with my wife and three kids, I do […]