Our Story

We are two adventurous souls, armed with nothing but a shoestring budget and a love to explore the world. Like many others, we had to find creative ways to make our travel dreams a reality without breaking the bank. Over the years, we have delved into the fascinating world of points and discovered how they can revolutionize the way we travel. 

As we acquired knowledge and experience, friends began to ask us about our secret. We realized that many people were either confused about how points work or found it too complicated to navigate. Determined to help our friends, we took on the role of travel mentors, guiding them through the points maze and empowering them to embark on their own wallet-friendly journeys. We saw their excitement grow as they realized the potential of points-based travel. It was immensely rewarding to witness them embark on their own adventures, often at a fraction of the usual cost.

Enter The Clever Tourists. Motivated by our friends’ successes, we decided to create a space where anyone, regardless of their experience, can learn how to turn their travel dreams into reality.

What We can help with...

With a bit of effort and the knowledge we share on our website, you too can be a bona fide Clever Tourist. We’re excited to be part of your journey and can’t wait to see your travel dreams become a reality!

Keep it Simple

Simplicity is key when navigating the world of travel points. It can be overwhelming to decide which credit cards to apply for and when. Our objective is to simplify the process, keeping you organized so you can travel smarter, not harder.

be Creative

Whether it's choosing a destination or deciding how to use your points for flights, hotels, and more, thinking outside the box is important. Our goal is to help you develop a creative strategy to make the most of your points and have an amazing vacation.


It's important to acknowledge that utilizing points does require dedication, research, and time investment. However, we can confidently say that the effort is well worth it. By learning how to strategically earn and redeem points, we have been able to explore incredible destinations we once thought were out of reach.

We'd love to hear from you!

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  1. Everyday Expenses & Large Purchases: Use your new credit card for your regular expenses like groceries, gas, bills, and online purchases. Don’t forget your vacations and home improvement projects.
  2. Pay Bills: Pay your monthly bills, such as utilities, insurance, rent, and cell phone bills.
  3. Dining Out: Use your credit card when dining out at restaurants or ordering takeout. If going out in a group, offer to pay the bill and have them pay you back.
  4. Pay for Family and Friends: Ask them if they have any upcoming big purchases you could pay for and have them reimburse you in cash or through other means.
  5. Auto-Pay Subscriptions: If you have any subscription services, such as streaming services or gym memberships, update your payment method to your new credit card.
  6. Prepay Expenses: Some bills, like insurance premiums, property taxes, or cell phone bills, and donations can often be paid in advance.
  7. Business Expenses: If you have a small business use your credit card for business-related expenses.
  8. Pay Taxes: Depending on your local tax laws, you may be able to pay your income taxes or property taxes with your credit card. Be aware of any associated fees or potential interest charges.
  9. Add an Authorized User:  Just ensure that the user is not someone that will also want to apply for the card for themselves.