Meet Scott Keyes a magazine journalist from Ohio who has written for The Atlantic, The Washington Post and has been a staff writer for Think Progress. Currently he resides in Oaxaca, Mexico but before he heads back to the U.S., heâ€™s going to take two months to travel. Keyes will visit the 13 countries travelling over 20,000 miles on 21 separate flights. Heâ€™s paying only the taxes on each plane ticket.
He is 28 years old and he is proving that travelling the world doesnâ€™t have to leave your wallet feeling light!
Finding last minute flights and earning airline miles and bonus from his 25 credit cards he has designed a two-month journey, which will cost him almost nothing. By using the cards he even has access to private a la carte lounge where travelers like Keyes will be able to drink and eat for free, have internet access, even to take a quick shower. “I have a nice place to work, food, drinks and internet. As the rest of the world, “he says, while sitting in the lounge of American Express, during a stop in Dallas, Texas. The whole plan took 10 to 15 hours. Eventually he will fly first-class and the hotels are all already paid.
Now Keyes is an expert in cheap travel. He even wrote a couple of e-books surrounding the topic of knocking down the costs of the dream vacation. Those are titled â€śHow to Fly for Freeâ€ť and â€śHow to Find Cheap Flights.â€ť