Save $$$$ on Vacation by Hacking the High Life

One of my favorite blogs out there is written by Sean Ogle, called Location180 he sprinkles some pretty awesome travel tips in with his posts about building his own Location Independent business.

Since my aim is to get your butts out of office chairs and into vacation mode, I pay special attention to some of his really informative travel posts. So, basically when Sean announced a new project called Hacking the High Life, it was a no-brainer for me to join.

And now, since I’ve been in the program a few weeks, I wanted to share it with you guys.

First things first though, let me start by saying that the Hacking the Highlife link above is not any sort of affiliate, I’m not getting any cash from anyone for recommending this product. As you know, I very very rarely pitch anything to you on this site, first, it’s just not in my nature, and second, I only go out on a limb for things that have really helped me, and I think will really help you (this post about Chris Guillebeau’s Unconventional Travel Guides would be a perfect example).

And I think that Hacking the High Life is something that is pretty cool and extremely useful. Best part, is that it is built for anyone. You don’t have to be a travel blogger to get something out of it, you don’t even need to have a blog or a site at all, anyone can do it.

Here is an example straight from Location180:

You can get into clubs much easier, simply by calling ahead. This one may not always work depending on exactly where you’re going and which nights, but almost always I’m able to get on a guest list at clubs in Vegas or NYC just by calling ahead. Tell them you’re bringing some business clients out and give them a good reason for why you want to go to their establishement. Tell them you’ll have an equal number of guys to girls (even if you don’t) and almost always they’ll add you to the list, allowing you to skip the line and usually not pay. This works great at some of the larger clubs in Vegas (HTHL members will get two full posts devoted to how to do Vegas on the cheap.)

And guess what, using some of the tips from those two posts on Vegas mentioned above, I just booked myself a trip there, $50 for three nights, in a great hotel right on the strip. Coupled with using my BoA Alaska Airlines Mileage Debit Card, I have a free round trip flight waiting for me, which I will be able to use on this trip for a $10 fee. So, all in all $60 for 3 nights in Las Vegas with airfare sounds pretty awesome to me.

This is exactly the kind of information I wanted to share by making this blog. Taking only a few days off for this trip, and even less if you go over a weekend, this is a perfect way to have an awesome vacation on the cheap.


  1. MK

    Sean has really put out a great product again. I totally agree with you Liz. Hacking the High Life has definitely opened a new world of possibilities on travel.

  2. Liz

    Yup, he’s knows what’s up!

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