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Brian Kelly’s most recent international trip through Ghana, Rwanda, and South Africa cost him just $5.60,Vice reports.
In 2014, he also paid a mere $5.60 for an international trip – this one from New York City to Tokyo.
The former Wall Streeter-turned-“The Points Guy” travels the globe up to six months a year – and he does it for next to nothing, thanks to credit card rewards and frequent flyer miles. It all began in 2011, when he traded in his cubicle at Morgan Stanley to start his travel blog, The Points Guy.
Since, he’s been around the world and back, from the streets of Havana, Cuba to the coast of Mykonos, Greece. We sorted through Kelly’s Instagram to find some of the most awe-inspiring destinations he’s visited.
Here’s a glimpse into The Points Guy’s full-time travel career:
Traveling the world can be exhausting, but with WiFi and plenty of leg room. Here’s Kelly’s business class setup on a JetBlue flight.
First class comes with its perks: Lufthansa Airlines served him champagne and caviar on a tablecloth during this trip.
My @lufthansa first class review is now live on the blog… And let’s just say it’s now my favorite way across the pond✈️✈️ Feat caviar and @greygoose, Perrier Jouet Belle Époque and friendly, experienced German crew. And for 62,500 Amex points transferred to Aeroplan and $450- you can’t beat the price!
On Kelly’s $5.60 trip to Japan, he dined at the famous Robot Restaurant, where you get a 90-minute performance with your dinner.
From Tokyo, he took a two-hour trip on a high-speed bullet train that travels 200 mph to reach the heart of Kyoto, Japan.
Here’s the beautiful Greek isle, Mykonos, ‘where even the fish nets look pretty,’ he writes on Instagram.
He found some stunning views in the Cape Winelands of South Africa.
And got up close and personal with the Parthenon on a tour of the Acropolis.
He went gorilla trekking in Rwanda, and tracked its famous — and rare — mountain gorillas.
And found some adorable monkeys in the Indonesian island of Bali.
Here’s Istanbul, Turkey, where ‘There’s a photo opportunity everywhere you turn,’ he writes.
He made it to the Mutianyu section of the iconic 5,500 mile long Great Wall of China.
And got a hot air balloon tour of Cappadocia, Turkey at sunrise. Here’s his view from the clouds.
He stepped inside these caves in Guanayara park outside Trinidad, Cuba.
And made his way to Havana, Cuba, where ‘the streets are an open museum for vintage cars.’ Kelly hitched a ride in a 1957 Ford from Old Havana to Miramar (a 20 minute drive) for $20.
Havana’s streets are an open museum for vintage cars. Since U.S. imports stopped in 1960, thousands of old 50’s vehicles have been immaculately kept with diesel engines installed for future staying power. You can hitch a ride- but negotiate before you get in. We rode in a 1957 Ford for about $20 from Old Havana to Miramar (20 min ride).