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      Josh Patoka The Vacationer Bio

      Josh Patoka

      Credit Cards & Maximizing Travel Rewards Contributor

      Josh Patoka writes about maximizing travel rewards for The Vacationer. As well, he contributes to several personal finance sites specializing in making money, paying off debt, and investing. You can also catch Josh at his personal blog Money Buffalo where he covers a variety of money topics and also on Twitter.

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      Josh’s Travel Preferences & Stats

      Seat Preference: Window

      Home Airport: BNA

      States Visited: 35

      Trusted Traveler Memberships: TSA PreCheck

      Last Completed Domestic Trip: Jekyll Island, GA

      Last Completed International Trip: Mexico

      Next Booked Trip: Hilton Head Island, SC

      Favorite Credit Cards: Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Freedom Unlimited, American Express Gold Card, Citi Double Cash

      Josh’s Current Travel Goals

      Josh grew up traveling the United States. Now that he has a family of his own, he wants to share the same experiences with his children to visit national parks across the mainland United States. 

      His family also tries to take short trips to beaches across the southeastern United States when they can find a travel deal too good to resist.

      One of Josh’s ultimate travel goals is taking an extended trip across Europe. He spent a semester abroad in Sevilla, Spain as an undergraduate student and loves the historic architecture, tapas, and flamenco music.

      Josh’s Favorite Travel Splurge

      With three small children, finding oceanfront vacation rentals (or one within walking distance of a beach access) is worth the upgrade. They also look for vacation destinations with high-quality bike trails that young and adult bikers can both enjoy.