Shoutout and thanks to Nick for the great trip report, beautiful pictures, and links to products mentioned (they are pure non-affiliate links, too!) This is one episode you might want to check out on the website for pictures.

Episode Description

We close out the summer with one final road trip report. Nick S from our Discord channel joins to chat about a two week road trip extravaganza. We talk packing, tips for kids, beautiful scenery, and how travel hacking helped take some of the edge off the costs.

Also: Trevor learns what Joe thinks a hamburger is, Joe learns what a KOA is, and in the Patreon only Final Boarding Call segment we talk fuel rewards powering the trip, Chase strategies (this was pre Flex announcement), and a quick Citi tip.

Episode Notes

1:35 – Introducing Nick

5:58 – Pivoting to a National parks trip

8:54 – Itinerary overview

11:05 – Marriott status error in Nick’s favor

12:50 – Experience paying for pet fees

18:29 – Preparing and packing for a long road trip

28:09 – Jackson Hole/Grand Teton (Pictured: Jackson Lake)

31:43 – Yellowstone (Pictured: Black Pool Spring, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone)

36:36 – Glacier (Pictured: Saint Mary Lake, Lake McDonald)


38:32 – The positive effect of travel hacking on the trip

41:16 – Final thoughts

43:15 – Using Fuel Rewards for the trip (Patreon only)

46:07 – Chase application thoughts and datapoints (Patreon only)

51:19 – Citi double dip (Patreon only)

51:54 – Discussing Chase shutdown possibilities (Patreon only)

Products mentioned:

Car back seat organizer 

Portable car jump starter 

Waterproof car trash can 

Thule Pulse L Roof-top Box