This post brought to you by IHG Rewards Club. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Surf and Sunshine.

I’ve always wanted to travel for as long as I can remember, but it always seemed like a “someday”, until suddenly, “someday” was today. Since then, I’ve been bitten by the travel bug. Thanks in large part to my job, I’ve had the opportunity to experience incredible places in far away lands, eat delicious authentic foods and become friend with people I would have never met otherwise.

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There was the time I rode a water buffalo and caught catfish in Malaysia, where I became friends with people from Austin, Canada and Georgia. I learned to surf (although not well) in Hawaii and had a long weekend to remember with my family camping on the Jersey shore. We live in such a beautiful country and stepping outside our borders offers even more opportunities. I want to experience as many as I can during my lifetime and I want to share those experiences with my family.

Unfortunately, budget constraints must be taken into consideration, which is why I’m always trying to maximize my dollars from sticking to a budget and finding ways to travel that’s friendly on my wallet. Having rewards programs are always a big plus. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve cashed in rewards to help save a chunk on my travel budget, which means more money to do other things!

Also read:  Where to Stay in Mykonos Greece and Why it Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination

I recommend signing up for a rewards program that encompasses the places you stay most. For instance, IHG® is a global company with 9 hotel brands, over 4,800 hotels and nearly 674,000 rooms in nearly 100 countries around the world. Some of their brands include Holiday Inn, Intercontinental, Candlewood Suites and more. Even better, they encourage you to share with friends thanks to the IHG Share Forever Rewards program – because sharing is caring! 

The IHG® Rewards Club “Share Forever” Summer Promotion allows members to earn points for their stay as well as share additional points with those that matter most!

  • Earn 500 Points for your next IHG hotel stay from May 1, 2015 – September 2, 2015
  • Earn another 500 points for that same hotel stay to share with another member! (Or keep the points for yourself!)
  • Earn from 68,500 to 115,500 “Share Forever” bonus points plus a maximum 58,500 bonus points to share, or keep.

Register Now  at shareforever.ihg.com.

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