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The world of premium travel credit cards is larger than ever. Chase has been competing in the space with its Sapphire Reserve card, while Capital One has also put out some solid offerings such as the Venture card.
There’s one card name, however, that’s been nearly synonymous with travel since its inception: the Amex Platinum. But while this card has a storied history, how does it stand up compared to today’s premium travel credit cards?
In this post, we’re going to find out. Below, we’ll take a look at the benefits of the Amex Platinum, as well as help you decide if it’s worth the $550 annual fee.
If you’ve never heard of round the world tickets, you may be missing out. Round the world tickets (also known as an “around the world ticket” or just “RTW”) allow you to fly to many destinations in one trip, often more cheaply than buying tickets individually.
But is buying an RTW ticket worth it? And how the heck do you buy one, anyway? In this guide, we’ll show you everything you need to know. We’ll cover what RTW tickets are, how they work, and whether or not you should buy one for your next trip.
Here at Extra Pack of Peanuts, we know how joyous and exciting travel can be. It lets you break out of your comfort zone, see places and people you never imagined, and return home with an appreciation of the vastness of our planet.
Yet while traveling can be fun, it’s also important to leave home prepared. One of the key things to do before you leave for any trip (especially international travel) is to get travel insurance.
If you’ve never heard of travel insurance, don’t worry. Not too long ago, we hadn’t heard of it either.
But now, we never leave home without it. In this guide, we’ll take a look at what travel insurance is, why it’s so important, and our favorite companies for buying travel insurance.
If you’re only going to get one travel credit card, then the Chase Sapphire Preferred is an excellent choice.
It’s one of our favorite travel credit cards here at Extra Pack of Peanuts, and it was my go-to card for years (until Chase introduced the Sapphire Reserve).
Below, I’ll break down what makes the Chase Sapphire Preferred such an excellent card, but here are a few fast facts:
- Earn 60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4,000 in 3 months.
- Get 2x points on all dining and travel purchases.
- Low annual fee of just $95.
It’s not often that I am blown away by a credit card offer — but that changes with the Chase Sapphire Reserve.
Ever since Chase launched the Sapphire Reserve back in 2016, it’s been one of the best travel credit cards on the market.
I’ll break down exactly why below, but first, here are the important details:
- Earn 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4,000 in 3 months.
- $300 annual travel credit for spending on airfare, hotels, and other qualifying travel purchases.
- 3x on travel and dining and 1x on all other purchases.
- Complimentary Priority Pass membership and a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck.
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