The Philippines are a nation of more than 7,000 islands. They are well known for their beautiful beaches but the rice terraces of Ifugao are often overlooked and forgotten by visitors. It may be due to their proximity from Manila. A city people fly into but often choose not to stay for long. To reach the rice terraces on the island of Luzon one must start their journey with a 9-hour overnight bus ride to Banaue. After stopping at the viewpoint in Banaue there is only a short ride left to Batad.
Traveling the world for free sounds impossible right? The ability to fly anywhere in the world for free, live for free, eat for free, and stay connected anywhere in the world all for free is possible. With a little ingenuity, planning ahead, and travel hacking you can make it happen-seriously.
The fastest way to earn frequent flyer miles is on the ground. This typically means signing-up for travel credit cards and meeting a minimum spend to earn the sign-up bonus. This can be very rewarding and is a great travel hacking method. However, I love new ways to earn miles without credit cards.
Most major airlines have partnerships with hotels that can earn you miles for every stay or night spent in a hotel. These are nice but they come and go and the reward is not great. Rocketmiles offers more miles for your stay in a hotel room.
Going on a safari had been a dream of mine ever since I was a kid and I was fortunate enough to travel to Tanzania to fulfill that dream. I spent time camping on the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park. We spent the days on observing the Big 5, which include the elephant, cape buffalo, lion, rhino, and the leopard. Every game drive brought us something new. The Big 5 were amazing but so were the countless other animals we observed.