I hung up the phone with the British Airways booking agent and turned to J, my then girlfriend, and told her we were all set. I booked us a round trip vacation from Denver to Israel and back for $244, which I was happy to pay to take my favorite girl to visit my favorite country. That was my proudest travel hacking moment, but it was not the first and is a long way from the last.
You only live once. You shouldn’t miss out on anything because of debt or money. You can always make your dreams happen.