The Frugal Travel Guy To Be A Featured Guest on “Around The World” Radio Talk Show on June 23

Rick Ingersoll will share his best recent travel deals and teach listeners

Rick Ingersoll, The Frugal Travel Guy

how they can become frugal travelers.

June 21, 2011 (Santa Barbara, CA) – Rick Ingersoll, author of the popular blog “The Frugal Travel Guy,” will be a featured guest on “Around The World” an international travel talk-radio show on KZBA AM 1290 in Santa Barbara, CA, on Thursday, June 23, at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EST), with re-broadcasts on Thursday evening from 8-9 p.m. PDT and on Saturday the 24th at 10 a.m.

Ingersoll is a recognized leader among “travel hackers,” a term used for people who amass and maximize frequent flyer miles and rewards points, and combine those with other techniques to travel the world for free or nearly free. He is frequently in the media for his expertise on frugal travel, including The New York Times, Consumer Digest, Budget Travel, and the Kiplinger Newsletter.

Ingersoll shares his knowledge and tips with over 5000 readers each day on his blog, and he receives email every day from readers who have been on trips they say they never could have afforded were it not for what they’ve learned from his blog and his book, The Frugal Travel Guy Handbook.

There are many “travel hacking” blogs similar to Ingersoll’s. What sets his apart from the others is that he is “on a mission to teach ‘regular’ folks, who don’t think they can afford to travel, that they can if they use my tips and techniques,” he says. “I call it ‘seeing the world at prices we can all afford.’ “

 Ingersoll’s 10-minute segment on Around The World will let him take his mission to an even larger audience. The show is also on a delayed broadcast in Australia on Queensland’s 99.7 FM as well as on over 30 other radio stations via ComRadSat. It also streams live audio and video online at and

Among the tips and techniques Ingersoll may touch on during the June 23 segment are:

  • How to use “the bump” to amass travel vouchers from airlines.
  • How to find mistake rates and make the most of them.
  • How to capitalize on consumer promotions that offer miles or points.
  • How to make the most of fare wars and best-rate guarantees.
  • How to “churn” credit cards responsibly to get thousands of rewards points and miles.

Around the World is a live 60-minute travel talk show that was launched in 1998. Veteran travel writer and broadcaster Arthur von Wiesenberger hosts the weekly show, which received the International Restaurant and Hotel Award (IRHA) for the Best Dining and Travel in Radio in 2008. For more information, go to

For more information on Rick Ingersoll, visit his blog at

About The Frugal Travel Guy:

Rick Ingersoll is the author of The Frugal Travel Guy blog, which is read around the world and averages 5000 views per day, and The Frugal Travel Guy Handbook. He is constantly on the lookout for the best credit card and debit card sign-up bonuses and other promotions. He posts frugal travel tips deals every day on his blog with the goal of reducing his readers’ travel costs for the rest of their lives. He is also available for seminars and speaking engagements. A retired mortgage banker, Ingersoll and his wife live in Hilton Head Island, SC, and Traverse City, MI, when they’re not traveling the globe. For more information visit

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