The Best Award Travel & Travel Hacking Podcasts

If you don’t already know this, Taylor and I absolutely love to travel. Our main goal is to build enough passive income and a business that lets us build wealth on the road without a 9-5 job. We both currently have two full-time jobs but take advantage of our vacation days and ensure we are spending that time visiting new locations.

With the help of travel hacking, we travel as much as we possibly can without having to worry about draining our bank accounts. We are able to do this by using credit cards to accumulate a massive amount of frequent flier points and miles that allows us to travel for free or heavily discounted.

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If you want some evidence related to our travel hacking experiences check out the following post. I hope this helps you realize how valuable this hobby is and how it can greatly change your life.

I even put a course together called, Travel For Free – Become a Travel Hacker in 30 Days to teach others how to do it. Instead of wandering around aimlessly through google, I put together the course consisting of over 30+ videos outlining step by step how to earn and redeem award points/miles so you can start traveling for free.

Continuous Education and Learning!

This hobby has become my obsession and I often find myself spending several hours a day educating myself on the latest tips and tricks.

I often listen to podcasts while in my car as a way to turn a non-value activity into a valuable activity. Manly focused on real estate, personal finance, and personal growth podcast shows, I recently stumbled upon travel hacking podcasts and absolutely love them.

Travel hacking podcasts provide another avenue to keep me updated and informed with the latest information in the community.

Below is a list of the best podcasts I found related to travel hacking and award travel for those leveraging frequent flyer programs. If you recommend another travel hacking or award travel podcast please share it below in a comment!

The Best Award Travel / Travel Hacking Podcasts Available Today

I listed the podcasts in alphabetical order since I prefer to keep my opinions and biases out of the initial list.

The list, sorted alphabetically:

  1. Abroaders Podcasts
  2. Award Travel 101
  3. Dots Lines Destinations
  4. Milenomics
  5. Miles Away (The Points Guy)
  6. Miles To Go
  7. Now Boarding
  8. The Pursuing Points Podcast
  9. Saverocity Abroad
  10. Talking Points (The Points Guy)
  11. Travel Fanboy
  12. ZorkCast (Got 9 Minutes)

1. Abroaders Podcasts

The best travel hacking podcasts and award travel podcasts - Abroaders Podcast

Abroaders Podcasts is a successful show with over 200 episodes starting before 2016. The show focuses on all things travel hacking, like reviewing changes to a frequent flier and hotel loyalty programs, how to maximize miles with frequent flyer programs, how to use points and miles to get from one continent to another, and more.

Favorite Episode: 229 – Booking Awards to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

Average Duration: 40 minutes to 1 hour



2. Award Travel 101

The best travel hacking podcasts and award travel podcasts - Award Travel 101 Podcast

Award Travel 101, started out as a public Facebook group in 2013 by Richard Kerr. Richard recently created the podcast, Award Travel 101, and shares his thoughts on category spending, points and miles, and even fuel/gas rewards.

Favorite Episode: 8 – Life Behind the Keyboard

Average Duration: 30 minutes



3. Dots, Lines, and Destinations

The best travel hacking podcasts and award travel podcasts - Dots, Lines and Destinations Podcast

Dots, Lines, and Destinations is a travel podcast covering a mix of topics including airport changes, airline routes, destination itineraries, award charts and more. There are not too many episodes strictly talking points and miles, rather it focuses more on trips and destinations

Favorite Episode: 239 – We don’t need no stinkin’ charts!

Average Duration: 45 minutes



4. Milenomics

The best travel hacking podcasts and award travel podcasts - Milenomics Podcast

Hosted by Sam Simon and Robert Dawyer, Milenomics is a show that has both free and paid content. Milenomics (Free version) usually covers 3 main topics, related to award redemptions, credit cards, and more.

Favorite Episode: 17 – Chase Closed All My Accounts, Help!

Average Duration: 15 – 30 minutes



5. Miles Away (The Points Guy)

The best travel hacking and award travel podcasts on itunes - one of the best travel hacking podcasts is Miles Away hosted by Zach Honig, which is a podcast by the points guy.

Miles Away podcast is part of The Points Guy collection hosted by Zach Honig. It focuses on destinations and how to get there from a points/miles redemption perspective. This could be extremely valuable if you’re trying to figure out how to get to a destination that’s covered on the show and how to use points and miles to get yourself there!

Favorite Episode: 17 – Curating Your Trip with Social Media

Average Duration: 25 Minutes



6. Miles To Go

The best travel hacking and award travel podcasts - Miles to go Podcast

Started back in 2018, Miles To Go covers all things travel. Ed Pizza is the host of the show as well as another Travel Hacking podcast, Now Boarding. Miles To Go covers everything from destination itineraries, credit card application tips, and more.

Favorite Episode: 43 – 2018’s Critical Points with Richard Kerr

Average Duration: 30 – 40 minutes



7. Now Boarding

The best travel hacking podcasts and award travel podcasts - Now Boarding Podcast

Now Boarding is also a podcast hosted by Ed Pizza. It conducts interviews with the bloggers of Boarding Area, discussing their journey into blogging, flights, hotels, credit cards, favorite routes, and more.

Favorite Episode: 40 – Your Mileage May Vary

Average Duration: 35 minutes



8. The Pursuing Points Podcasts

The best travel hacking and award travel podcasts on itunes - Pursuing Points hosted by Peter Foti

Hosted by Peter Foti, Pursuing Points discusses Peter’s travel, recent news in the travel hacking world, mile redemption strategies and more.

Favorite Episode: 27 – The End of Credit Card Rewards?

Average Duration: 30 minutes



9. Saverocity Observation Deck

The best travel hacking and award travel podcasts - Saverocity Observation Deck Podcast

Saveroicity Observation Deck, is one of the first travel hacking podcasts on iTunes and the first one I stumbled upon. The show started back in 2015 and is dually hosted by Joe and Trevor. This is an interview-based show that appeals to the experienced travel hacker already in the game. Joe and Trevor focus on travel experiences, how to get to a specific destination, favorite credit cards and more.

Favorite Episode: 104 – Alternate Awards with Spencer Howard

Average Duration: 50 minutes



10. Talking Points (The Points Guy)

The best travel hacking and award travel podcasts on itunes - Talking Points hosted by Brian Kelly at the points guy

The original podcast from The Points Guy, Talking Points launched in Q4 of 2018 and is hosted by Brian Kelly. Talking Points is an interview-based podcast show that interviews the top executives and influencers in the industry. It’s nice spin on the typical travel hacking talk when listening to a show that’s interviewing someone who works for an airline or hotel company.

Favorite Episode: 20 – American Airlines VP of Planning: Vasu Raja

Average Duration: 30 – 40 minutes



11. Travel Fanboy

The best travel hacking and award travel podcasts - Travel Fanboy Podcast

Travel fanboy covers a range of topics from destination guides, points and miles tips, credit cards, deals, and casinos. One of my favorite episodes covers one of the great deals Taylor and I are taking advantage of, a free 4-night stay at Atlantis in the Bahamas.

Favorite Episode: 23 – Is the “Free” Atlantis Stay via Caesars Worth It?

Average Duration: 30 – 50 minutes



12. Zorkcast (Got 9 Minutes)

The best travel hacking and award travel podcasts available today, one of the podcasts on this list is Zorkcast covering traveling hacking tips and casino award tips.

Zorkcast is a podcast with short and sweet episodes covering travel hacking as well as casino award tips. This podcast is short and sweet and is a great choice if you are looking for valuable information without the fluff of a typical podcast.

Favorite Episode: 65 – Credit Card Manufactured Spend (MS) and Casinos + Casino Spend for Status

Average Duration: 15 minutes



Conclusion

Anyone can become a travel hacker and start traveling more often. It doesn’t happen overnight but with some education and a strategy you can find yourself traveling at a steep discount or if you have enough points or miles, even for free.

There are plenty of resources available at your disposal and I think podcast may be the easiest form of information you can consume. Although it’s not a guide on how to get started it gives insight into the success from others and can be motivational to help you get started.

If you’re interested in a fast track course on how to become a travel hacker in 30 days, check out our online course.

If you have any questions or recommendations, please leave a comment below!

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About The Author

Kevin Mathers

A washed-up hockey player, surfer, and husband currently working towards financial freedom and showing you how we do it as a couple. I started this blog initially as a personal finance blog but after getting married, Taylor (my wife and best friend) and I decided to switch gears into the travel world sharing our experiences with you along the way.

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