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.
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.
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)