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Advisor - Katherine Chen

Katherine Chen


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  • Italy,
  • Boutique Travel,
  • Luxury Travel,
  • Family Travel

Based in

Los Angeles

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A Los Angeles-based traveler who hasn't paid cash for a flight in three years. Credit Card points for the win!

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Since I’ve spent the past four years booking flights with credit card points, it’s allowed me a more flexible budget when it comes to accommodations. I’m a firm believer in traveling comfortably. At 30 years old, I’m not really looking to stay in hostels, but also not spending a thousand dollars per night. I prioritize comfort, privacy, and a healthy budget. Obviously, special occasions call for luxury, and I enjoy those too. However, when planning group trips with my friends, I’m always looking for a Goldilocks accommodation: jussssst right. Now, when it comes to the actual vacation, there’s two types of people: vacationers and travelers. I’m definitely a traveler. I love a good food tour in every new city/country I visit and would rather have a jam packed day than a day with no plans. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a good boat day or beach day.

Learning how to correctly use credit card points has honestly changed my life. I’ve traveled more in the past few years than ever before in my life. I met my boyfriend on a trip to Italy (that I used points for) and since then, points have allowed me to fly both of us back and forth from the US to Italy to see each other for a fraction of the cost. LDRs are hard, but we thankfully saw each other for 9/12 months last year on different sides of the WORLD. In 2024, we took a combined 50 flights, over 36 of them with credit card points. I believe travel is one of life’s most precious gifts, and I always thought it would be impossible because of how expensive it is. I’m here to say that it’s much more affordable than people think and with the right tools and advisors, you can even work a corporate 9-5 and visit 7 different countries in one year (not on a backpackers budget). I hope to be able to help many more people find the joy of travel.

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Katherine's reviews

Easy, wonderful, and communicative!

This stay was the perfect location for our needs and Kat was even able to get us an upgraded room with even more space! Kat was able to find us a good deal when hotels in Ams tend to be on the pricier side. We’re so thankful for Kat’s expertise in helping us with our booking!

Our stay at the Sheraton Agoura Hills was perfect thanks to travel agent Kat. The staff were welcoming and my room was spacious and comfortable with a stunning view. The hotel's scenic location made exploring easy. Kat's planning ensured every detail was flawless. Highly recommend for a relaxing getaway.

Katherine was amazing throughout the whole process. She gave us the best recommendations on everything we were interested in and found us the best rates/travel hacks we never knew about. You can tell she cares and does her best to provide an experience to fit your needs. She will be our go-to travel agent from now on!

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Advisor - Katherine Chen

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Katherine Chen