When it comes to traveling, insider knowledge has definite benefits, from trading up for a better seat, to making trades to get a free five month stay at camp in West Virginia -- now that's Living. Reap the benefits yourself, thanks to Travel Hacking Cartel.
From a globetrotting author on a mission to visit every country in the world (only 140 to go!), Hacker's a members-only travel tips club divulging awesomely helpful info on how to score free miles, perks, and upgrades without actually being a frequent flier, a concept so awesome you'd be Madden not to listen. Broken down into three membership tiers aligned with general travel styles, the basic Economy plan scores you text message/email updates on late-breaking airfare deals, plus a slew of comprehensive video tutorials covering everything from redeeming obscure airline/credit card promos, to using only 100k miles to score an around-the-world ticket on Air Canada (though considering how white they are, their ups are somewhat suspect). Business Class members score additional helpful vids, plus texts/emails for hotel deals, while First Class ("for connoisseurs only") lands you nuggets of wisdom tailored to those particularly concerned with premium travel, including clever ways to turn a biz class ticket into a seat in First, and the easiest ways to score coveted Elite status, though if you're good looking enough to sign with them, people probably just give you everything anyways.
They guarantee their help'll snag you at least four free tix per year, and'll toss 500 miles into anyone's account just for referring a buddy to the site, meaning you'll either be wanting more friends or wishing you could (Im)clone yourself.