About & Travel Coaching

About me

Welcome to the blog. I am glad you stopped by!! By background I earned a Ph.D in Materials Science from University of Southern California (Go Trojans!) and work as a Research Scientist making cool chemicals and amazing polymer foams.

However what really gets my juices flowing is earning miles and points to plan our next (almost free) vacation. By implementing various strategies and techniques I have collected almost 2 million points and miles in the last two year which I value over $60,000 . I have used these miles and points to fund our first  class class trips around the world for almost pennies. So how did a research scientist got excited about the world of miles and points (a.k.a FREE TRAVEL) the pictures below should tell the story  –

Delta Business Class

Flying Delta Business Class from Rome- Atlanta paying $30 out of pocket!


Abu Dhabi Lounge

Free Access to lounges around the world by using credit cards. Lavish Buffet at Abu Dhabi Lounge and totally FREE!!!

Jap tour 7

Having a fabulous Family time in Japan

Etrihad merc

Complimentary Mercedes pick-up at Mumbai courtesy Etihad airways a benefit for all business and first class traveler 

Camel Ride Rajasthan

Getting to our hotel suite via camel ride in Rajasthan, India

food japanj

Enjoying amazing Japanese Street Food in Tokyo

Jamaica fun

Secret Blue hole, Jamaica

I intent to share via my blog several techniques (credit card sign ups, manufactured spending, shopping portals) to help others achieve their travel goals and also share our trip reports. In the last two years  we have traveled to several destinations in US , Europe, Mexico, Asia and the Caribbean staying at some top class hotels and flying business or first class while literally spending pennies.

JAL Business Class

Super Excited Flying Japan Airlines Business class by paying $100 out of pocket and redeeming American Airline miles

Cancun Portrait Photography at Secrets The Vine - Amit + Kinjal

Celebrating Baby moon in Cancun


Paris checked mark off the bucket list

How can I help you?

I started Around the World in Eighty Dollars with one simple goal in mind: to help everyone travel better and cheaper. I am an expert travel hacker who wants to help you travel travel to your dream destination and pay almost nothing. Honeymoon to Bora Bora? Two week dream trip to Hawaii? A week in Europe? I promise, this is attainable at prices you all can afford with the use of frequent flyer miles and other simple strategies.  


Having fun with wifey in Europe

Travel Coaching

With my wealth of knowledge on the intricacies of frequent flyer, hotel and credit cards programs,  I will create a customized plan to help you start earning the right points and miles towards that next big trip of yours. Whether you want to fly business class to Asia, stay in a 5 star hotel in Paris or simply visit the grandparents in Cali, I will create you a custom action plan to get you there for almost nothing.

Once you have accumulated enough miles or points, I will then maximize the potential of your miles and points & help you book your dream vacation. Contact me by filling up the form to see how you can enroll in my Travel coaching program and get that much closer to your dream destination. I have helped dozens of people save thousands of dollars and you could be next!!


I loved the Gothic Architecture in Europe

Lake Louise Banff

Lake Louise, Banff, Canada

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