Miles & Points

One Way to Travel on Miles Without Spending Hours Planning

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When I first started getting into miles and points nearly a decade ago, I was overwhelmed. Which airline should I credit miles to? Which credit cards should I sign up for and when? And how did I know what points I needed?

I was fortunate enough to have a close friend who could hold my hand and provide clarity on everything the first couple of years.

And Abroaders can be your best friend whether you’re just getting into this hobby or just looking for ways to leverage your miles without a huge time/life investment. I first heard of Abroaders when I did a podcast with them on Solo Travel, and I assumed they were just like other award booking companies. But after talking to them further, I think of them more as life coaches for miles and points travel.  To win a free premium membership with Abroaders see below.

How Are They Different?

Other award booking sites will help you put together a great trip using existing miles and offer recommendations for how to accrue enough for that one trip, but Abroaders will work with you to identify all the trips you want to take in the next year or two and help you through the process of collecting the right miles as well as booking your flights when you’re ready.

How Does It Work?

  1. Travel Planning and Credit Review — Spend a half hour chatting with them about your trip goals and preferences for the coming year as well as your miles earning options and credit score.
  2. Credit Card Strategy — No credit card churning or manufactured spend! They’ll help you turn your regular purchases into points and miles that can be used to book your flights with step by step instructions for getting the right cards and email support for any questions throughout the application process.
  3. Credit Card Alerts and Reminders — They will send email reminders to make sure you stay on track to earn the bonus miles and comprehensive information about how to get the most value out of your credit cards’ perks.
  4. Active Points Monitoring — The Abroaders team tracks your balances and let you know when you have enough points to book your trip and alert you to any devaluations in advance.
  5. Full Service Booking — They offer economy bookings as well as Business and First Class! Once you have enough points to travel, just submit a simple request with your desired travel dates, itinerary, and passenger information and we’ll take care of the rest.

Am I Getting Paid to Write This?

Nope,  no referral credit, no free services. They offered the giveaway and I thought this would be great for many of my readers. 🙂 And I have not yet used their services myself, so I can’t comment on the quality of the trips booked, but I’ve seen their own trip pictures and know they have a passion for helping people reach their travel goals.

How to Win a Free Premium Membership

Enter below, you can earn entries for commenting, signing up for email updates, following us on Twitter and sharing with your friends. The contest is open now through 11:59PM PT August 12, 2105.

Abroaders is also offering a free consultation to everyone who enters.

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Full Disclosure: I may receive affiliate credit from links in this post or on this site which will help fund my travels. Thank you for your support!

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  1. Sutasinee

    July 30, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    I would like to travel to South East Asia Country.

  2. michelle

    July 30, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    I would love to go to Germany and Austria.

  3. Nate

    July 30, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    I have several conferences to plan travel for as well as hopefully a handful of vacations! It’d be amazing to go back to Puerto Rico or up to Quebec!

  4. Christian

    July 30, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Abroaders sounds like a pretty comprehensive service. I’m looking at Sri Lanka and Europe.

  5. Emily

    July 30, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    My husband and I are planning on using his miles to travel to Madrid & Barcelona, Spain next year…this service is exactly what we need!

  6. Nancy

    July 30, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    I’d love to go to Australia and South America (Peru, Brazil).

  7. AJ Dunn

    July 30, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Hey everyone, It’s A.J. from Abroaders.

    Just wanted to let you know if you’d like a free personalized consultation on how you can earn and effectively use miles/points to get to wherever it is they want to go, you can submit your info at this link: . The info you’ll provide will give us everything we need to prep for the consultation and provide as much value as possible.

    @Keri, you’ve got a powerhouse blog I’ve shared with plenty of friends and family and I’m excited to share some of the knowledge we have at Abroaders with your community.



  8. John

    July 30, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    New Zealand

  9. Des

    July 30, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    I’m so excited to finally make it to South America–I’m dying to hit up Chile, Argentina and Easter Island. I want to see the cities but also Patagonia and really experience things! If I’m able to do it with miles and whatnot, I can stay longer, which is really what my goal is!

  10. Lisa

    July 30, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    I need to go to Frankfurt every spring to attend a convention & would love to do it in business class using my miles. Never heard of Abroaders before & it sounds like a wonderful service! I look forward to hearing their advice.

  11. Jay

    July 30, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Interesting. I’d like to give this a try

  12. Chris W.

    July 30, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Planning a trip to the Carrabean this winter, Italy next summer, and South America next winter

  13. ketax

    July 31, 2015 at 4:37 am

    Planning to go Japan next.

  14. John

    July 31, 2015 at 6:36 am

    Sounds good. Sign me up.

  15. Liz E

    July 31, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Gotta get to London in 2016!

  16. Marylou

    July 31, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    I can’t wait to visit Brazil. Planning that for my boyfriend and my 30th birthday!

  17. Larry

    July 31, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    I like to travel to se asia

  18. Melinda

    July 31, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Love listening to Abroaders! Great give away! 🙂

  19. jenny benevento

    August 1, 2015 at 6:41 am

    North Korea!

  20. yasuo ogawa

    August 3, 2015 at 8:38 am

    full service booking travel?

  21. Lisa K

    August 3, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Madagascar for a family of 4.

  22. Joe-SC1

    August 10, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Egypt. Would love to see the Pyramids in person.

  23. Mark

    August 10, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Would love to go to Europe! My wife has never been and I would love to show her some of the places I love.

  24. Jonathan

    August 10, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Have a trip planned to the US next year – would like to find a way to do points without credit card bonuses, if at all possible!

  25. Deepika Malani

    August 10, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Yes, please 🙂

  26. P T

    August 10, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    South Korea and Europe and the Baltics

  27. NDT

    August 10, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    I would like to travel to Bora Bora!

  28. Jeffrey

    August 10, 2015 at 2:35 pm


  29. Dave

    August 10, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Looking forward to planning a trip to Hawaii!

  30. Bill n DC

    August 10, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    I’d like to take Hubby to Barcelona, then Hong Kong

  31. Narayana S

    August 10, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    I am in the process of planning a trip to Hong Kong, Singapore, and India.

  32. Chris

    August 10, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    I at least two multiple trips planned:

    1. US to South Korea to Vietnam and home
    2. US to London, return from Nice

  33. jerry

    August 10, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    thank you

  34. karma

    August 10, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    I plan to travel to Asia with my wife! Thank you

  35. Scott M.

    August 10, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    I want to take my family to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.

  36. James

    August 10, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    a trip to Ireland and Istanbul is on the radar.

  37. Patrick Mc

    August 10, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    I’m working on a trip to Bordeaux France next year, with possible stops in Paris or Barcelona as well.

  38. Mark

    August 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm


  39. Michael

    August 10, 2015 at 5:35 pm


  40. Cheryl

    August 10, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Have a lot AA miles. Would like ideas on most rewarding(!) way to use them. 🙂

  41. Ashley

    August 10, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Our top Five destinations- Iceland, Cuba, Australia/ NZ, Hong Kong, national park US road trip.

  42. Stacy

    August 10, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    I want to go to Singapore, Portugal, Hawaii, Nova Scotia, and Nicaragua

  43. Angela

    August 10, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Chile, Australia, Maui, Japan, and Italy would all be my top choices.

  44. hey

    August 10, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Would love to go to Barcelona with my son and parents

  45. nicole

    August 11, 2015 at 2:32 am

    Would love to go somewhere warm, even Hawaii will do!

  46. Angie

    August 11, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Would like to go to Asia in Emirates A380!

  47. Eric

    August 11, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    I’d love to go to New Zealand again.

  48. Jamie

    August 11, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    to the maldives!

  49. Jason

    August 11, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Australia and UK 🙂

  50. Susie

    August 11, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Egypt and Antartica

  51. Rob

    August 11, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I would like to go to London and Norway.

  52. Alex

    August 11, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    New Zealand/Australia!

  53. Dan

    August 11, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Australia and Hawaii

  54. Eddy

    August 11, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Hoping to visit (and eat our way through) Italy!

  55. Randy

    August 11, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Thinking about putting together a South African trip in the next year or so.

  56. Jay

    August 11, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Bora Bora is on our bucket list…

  57. Vassilis

    August 11, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Catching the miles and points bug… 🙂 Hoping this would help!

  58. CC

    August 11, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    RTW with 2 kids and the missus!

  59. Keri Kae

    August 11, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Thailand! I want to book a culinary tour of Bangkok and ChiangMai, visit an elephant preserve, hike, you name it. Of course, I’d do a culinary tour of just about anywhere!

  60. Kai

    August 11, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Hoping to use miles to head to either South America, and Australia/New Zealand!

  61. Nguyen

    August 11, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    I hope to use miles to visit Thailand and/or Australia in one or two trips. Thanks.

  62. FlyerDad

    August 12, 2015 at 12:20 am

    For 2017 we’d love to go to South America and Easter Island on points.

  63. Nathan Mitchell

    August 12, 2015 at 12:30 am

    I want to go to Tokyo and Europe generally. 🙂

  64. manda

    August 12, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Love to go to Italy.

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