5 Essential Travel Tricks:  Take Advantage of Airlines’ Routing Rules, Embrace Being Lost & More From Your Contest Entries!

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In case you haven’t heard, we’re giving away a $4,500 trip to one lucky reader!  The contest ends on May 31, 2018, so you’ve got just a couple of days left to get your entries in!

You can enter the sweepstakes by heading over to the contest page and using the widget to subscribe to our email list, comment on that post with your best travel tip, trick, or secret, and tell us where you’d go if you won!

It’s that simple.  And you can come back daily and comment to earn more entries!

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Here are some tips, tricks, and secrets y’all have shared so far!

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A big thanks to all the Million Mile Secret Agents who have taken the time to enter our contest and share their travel tips with us.

Here are a few tips to inspire you before your next journey!

Laura goes with her gut:

My best travel tip is to always follow your gut (listen to your intuition, you have it for a reason).  If you find out about something or meet new people and your intuition is telling you to break away from your plan and go with them, do it!  It could be the highlight of your trip. 

On the same hand, if your gut is telling you not to go somewhere or do something, don’t do it.  You don’t need to explain to anyone else.  Trust your instincts and have confidence in your choices.

I’ve been trying to practice this more in life.  And I’ve found trusting myself to be one of the most difficult things to do because I am well aware of my imperfections.  So this is a great reminder!

Dan doesn’t need to reinvent the wheel:

One of our favorite things to do is to record Delicious Destinations shows about the area we are thinking of visiting.  We have yet to be disappointed about great places to eat around the world.

Many times I’ve visited a restaurant because it was featured on a travel show, and rarely have I been disappointed.

Kimberly knows how to make the most of an award flight:

Use an Alaska Airlines stopover in your hometown for a free one-way flight later on.

Alaska Airlines has very generous award flight rules.  Check out our post about this trick because there are some restrictions to the rule.

Bonnie likes to get advice from locals:

Always ask the wait person in those little hole-in-the-wall restaurants where to go and what to see.  We did this in New Orleans and got great suggestions.

Finding a great hole-in-the-wall restaurant is a good way to escape the more touristy areas.  And I’d imagine the employees have handy advice too!

Jessica is a travel philosopher:

Best secret I have is to not be afraid to get lost.  Sometimes getting lost is the best place to find yourself.

This works on so many levels, Jessica.

Our travel sweepstakes runs until May 31, 2018.  You can read our full travel sweepstakes entry rules here.

Interested in sharing your travel tricks?  Remember, you can visit the contest post every day and comment for extra entries to win!  We’ll pick a winner within 10 days after the Sweepstakes period ends.

Jason Stauffer was a writer for Million Mile Secrets where he covered points, miles, credit cards, airlines, hotels and general travel. His work has appeared in The Points Guy and NextAdvisor.

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