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The Year I Travelled Every Week

2016 was a new personal travel record year for me: 114 flights, 157229 flown miles, 6.3 around earth, 380 hours up in the air, 48 trips and 27 countries visited!

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My Summer of 2016

What an EPIC summer! Thanks to my portfolio of travel hacks, I’ve managed to travel almost every week this year! Below a summary of the trips I’ve taken in the past three months and some of the details how I managed to stretch my travel…

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I travel too much!

I travel too much… at least to keep this blog up-to-date! 😉 In first 5 months of this year, I visited 20 destinations in 12 countries. Some stats: 51 flights, 76350 flown miles, 3.1x around earth, 182 hours up in the air First…

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Tips & Tricks to Book Cheap Flights

1. Use powerful flight search engines Use aggregators to check airfares on many OTA sites (Online Travel Agencies) simultaneously. My favorites: Momondo Google Flights Kayak

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Welkom Telefacts kijkers!

This post is published in Dutch as I was featured on Belgian television program Telefacts Reizen in luxe met een beperkt budget is een fantastische hobby. Het stelt je in staat de wereld te verkennen op een zeer comfortabele manier. Toch…

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SWISS First Class A330-300: Zurich to Dubai

Early October, I flew Swiss International Air Lines First Class on the A330-300 from Zurich to Dubai. I used 62500 Miles & More miles and paid €208 in taxes & fees for my one-way flight. The price of a revenue ticket for…

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Qatar Airways First Class Lounge Al Safwa Doha pictures!

Today, the much anticipated Qatar Airways First Class Lounge Al Safwa opened at Doha Hamad International Airport. A friend of mine was traveling Qatar Airways First Class and had the opportunity to enjoy this amazing lounge on its opening day. Below are…

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Lufthansa First Class A330-300: Vancouver to Munich

Pic: Lufthansa A333 First Class Champagne Bar (Jun 2015) For my return from Canada to Belgium, I used 85.000 Miles & More miles (+€383 in taxes & fees, ouch!) to book Vancouver to Munich in First Class and Munich to Brussels in Business…

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My First Class Weekend

Pic: Etihad Chauffeur service to London Heathrow Terminal 4 One weekend, three A380 First Class flights, a personal record! On my way to Canada, I flew Etihad Airways A380 First Class from London to Abu Dhabi, Qatar Airways A380 First Class from Doha to London and…

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Qantas A380 First Class: London to Melbourne

Pic: British Airways Galleries First at Heathrow Terminal 3 For my year end trip to Australia, I used 150K US Airways Dividend Miles which I bought for $1702 (€1288). I managed to buy these miles at 1.1 dollar cents during their fabulous…

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