DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / May 9, 2019 / If you travel a lot for business, you've probably raked in quite a few frequent flyer miles. While it seems like earning them is the easy part, deciding what to use them for can be challenging. It's always exciting to have some extra miles to play with, but determining just how to spend them isn't always a walk in the park.
Should you take your spouse on a nice vacation? What about sending your child on a post-graduation adventure abroad? Or, is it smarter to simply apply them to your next business trip? Decisions, decisions. Let's explore your options.
1. Apply Them to Your Next Business Trip
If you're simply being practical, applying your frequent flyer miles to your next business trip is a solid choice. Since you'll be traveling for business anyway, why not decrease the cost by using your miles for that? There's nothing wrong with being frugal.
2. Take Your Spouse on a Nice Getaway
Remember all those business trips where your spouse was left home alone while you experienced new cities? Maybe they were left to watch the children, or keep the house running smoothly. They're the real MVP. Treat them like one by taking them on a relaxing vacation with those frequent flyer miles.
3. Give or Take a Volunteer Trip
Do you have a child who is graduating from high school or college? Use your frequent flyer miles to give them the trip of a lifetime; one that will also help them learn valuable skills. Consider using a volunteer organization to find great opportunities for them to volunteer abroad. Whether it's helping students in Cambodia learn English, or volunteering at an elephant sanctuary in Thailand, there are hundreds of experiences available, tailored just to your graduate's needs.
On the other hand, if you want to volunteer alone, with a spouse, or even as a whole family, you can arrange that as well. Volunteering in another country is a great way to experience a new place while also contributing your time or resources. You can organize trips as short as a week, or as long as a year. Frequent flyer miles will help you get there.
A Few Words of Caution
While abroad, be careful with your credit card. It might be wise to freeze your credit before traveling, as a precaution against potential credit card or identity theft. If you're cautious where you use your credit card, you may be fine, but some suggest you use only cash while abroad for ease and safety. Know your options so you can stay safe in the event that anything should happen regarding your credit card or personal information.
Plenty of Options
Obviously, there are dozens of ways you could use your frequent flyer miles. These are just some ideas. Give it some thought, and you'll be able to use your frequent flyer miles to really make a difference in your life or in the lives of others. Adventure is out there, and your frequent flyer miles are there to support.
SOURCE: SV Advisory Group
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