Mike Dodge

Daily Drop Head Writer

Mike is a true travel obsessive, but this wasn’t always the case! He grew up in a small town in New Hampshire and only first left the country after graduating college to sing on tour through Chile, and then as part of another opera production in Austria.

His life as a freelance musician warranted some deep-diving into learning how to travel for cheap. This initial budget travel progressed to the full-blown travel hacking tactics that he continues to use today… and as they say, the rest is history.

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What is your favorite country or travel experience? Hiking the Alta Via 1 in the Italian Dolomites with my best friend, which is ironically the one trip for which I could not use a single travel hack.

Do you have a favorite travel hack that you’ve done? Suite talking: You don’t need a fancy credit card, points, miles, or anything other than a good attitude and a friendly interaction!


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Hundreds of flights & thousands of hotel room nights all on points
Will travel 5,000 miles for the right craft beer
Loves goats
Part-time opera singer
Fav type of travel: Hiking with my own two feet
Has traveled to almost 100 countries