Stephanie Zito

Stephanie Zito is a professional traveler, humanitarian and credit card points collector sharing savvy travel tips she has learned firsthand from more than 20 years of circling the globe as a backpacker, expat and premium traveler in more than 125 countries and all seven continents.

Zito loves teaching others how to access travel and is the author of "Upgrade Unlocked: The Unconventional Guide to Luxury Travel on a Budget," instructor of the CreativeLive course "Make your Dream Trip a Reality," and the deal-master of the Travel Hacking Cartel.

Zito's favorite travel hack is a hotel upgrade that lands her in a soaking bathtub with a view of the ocean. When she isn’t hanging out in an airport lounge somewhere, Stephanie calls Portland, Oregon, home.

Posts by Stephanie Zito

Fine print, Living with credit, Protecting yourself, Travel

How card travel insurance can save you bucks, headaches

As the summer travel season gets underway, airline system outages, overbooked flights and new electronics bans on some planes seem to be joining flight delays and lost luggage as travel norms. Can credit card travel protections help if your flight…
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Living with credit, Rewards, Shopping, Travel

4 easy ways to stack your card rewards

The only thing better than earning credit card rewards points on your everyday spending is finding easy ways to earn even more bonus points for the same purchases! Why settle for one point per dollar when you can score more…
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Living with credit, Rewards, Travel

5 money-saving credit card tips for savvy family travelers

Credit card rewards are a great way for families to earn points and miles to help offset the cost of summer vacations, spring break trips, and family getaways with the kids. While I don’t travel with kids myself, every week…
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Living with credit, Rewards, Travel

4 dangers of a rewards credit card

Everyone loves a credit card that earns points and miles – especially those with big sign-up offers and irresistible annual benefits. But at the end of the year, when you tally up your finances, are rewards card worth it? If…
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