Coming Tomorrow: Luxury Travel on an Everyday Budget


Once in a while, we actually make new products for the Unconventional Guides shop.

Earlier this year we debuted the following great resources:

After another six nine months of work, we now have an all-new guide almost ready to go out the door.

What It’s About

The new project is called Upgrade Unlocked: The Unconventional Guide to Luxury Travel on a Budget. Longtime readers know that I used travel hacking to go to every country in the world—or at least, much of the world. But as I’ve also shared, travel hacking has helped me have countless other experiences that would otherwise be waaaaayy out of reach.

My longtime friend and collaborator, Stephanie Zito, wrote the guide and corralled most of the accompanying resources. Stephanie has been to more than 100 countries in her work as a humanitarian and communications consultant. She walks the walk! (And also flies a lot…)

As we did for the last guide on personal finance, we’re debuting Upgrade Unlocked at a low budget price. We want as many people as possible to experience the joys of travel!

Why You Should Care

From all the conversations I’ve been having on book tour (not to mention my overflowing inbox), I’ve noticed that a lot of people don’t know where to start when it comes to using points and miles to take a big trip.

They’ve heard the stories—First Class for the price of coach! Unlimited champagne in the airline lounge!—but they become overwhelmed when it comes to taking the next steps or deciding where to go.

The new guide directly addresses these challenges.

Do you have to get a dozen credit cards? Nope. What if you don’t want to geek out and spend hours reading blogs or researching forum threads? No problem—we do that for you.

The world of travel hacking is like a game of Monopoly: destinations to be unlocked, hotels to collect, and lots of alternative currency to keep you going around the board.

Like any good game, you’ll want to level-up as you go along—and the new guide will help with that, too.

Special Bonus (x1 and x2) and How to Get It

Upgrade Unlocked will debut on Tuesday, November 18 at 8am PST / 11am EST. You’ll be able to pick up a copy right here on the blog, or from We’ll also be offering two special bonuses for the first group of buyers.

Stay tuned for more… and get ready to pack your bags.


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