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Hi, and thanks for your interest in working with 52 Cities! 

52 Cities is a travel blog featuring tips and strategies for using points and miles to see the world for free. It focuses on points and miles how-to’s, hotel and flight reviews, and in-depth city guides and itineraries. 

Because my goal is to help readers emulate my travels using their own points, I do not accept free flights or hotel stays as part of collaborations. 

I am, however, open to lots of other ways to work together! Those include:

  • Social media content creation (Instagram takeovers, guest blog posts and more)
  • Brand photography
  • Giveaways
  • Affiliate partnerships around my online course and coaching program, #PointsToParadise
  • and more!

I’d love to hear from you about any and all collaboration ideas you may have. To get in touch about a partnership or request a media kit, send me an email at carly@52citiesblog.com!

PAST COLLABORATIONS

Since launching in 2018, 52 Cities has partnered with travel companies and brands including United Airlines, Westin Puerto Vallarta, Unsettled and PACK..

#TRAVELTUESDAY INSTAGRAM STORIES TAKEOVER FOR @UNITED – JULY 24, 2018

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INSTAGRAM FEED AND STORIES TAKEOVER FOR @WESTINVALLARTA – FEBRUARY 3-5, 2018

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Hi everyone! 👋 It’s @carlyhelfand from 52 Cities, here to take over The Westin Puerto Vallarta’s Instagram feed for the next few days. I visited the Westin at the end of December for five nights, and I’ll be sharing all the highlights with you! Once I saw this pool online, I knew I had to come see it for myself, and it lived up to all my expectations. There’s a swim-up bar where you can order 🌮 and 🍹, and everyone on staff is so friendly. Plus, have you seen that view? 😍

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Important to note: Not every hotel in Puerto Vallarta has a beach, but this one does! Unlike in other parts of Mexico, the water’s not too deep or cold—perfect for swimming. And the mountain backdrop isn’t bad, either 😉 — @carlyhelfand

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Is this the cutest entrance to a gym you’ve ever seen, or…? If you’re thinking, “no way, Carly, I’m not spending my vacation at the gym,” I promise you—I know how you feel. But after you visit, you miiight find yourself wanting to reconsider. I felt the same way, and I ended up starting every morning here! 🏅 The Westin’s gym, part of its #MoveWell program, is ultra modern and has everything you need to balance out the afternoon quesadillas. Don’t forget to grab some fruit-infused water on the way out 🍓🍍🍋💦 — @carlyhelfand

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52 CITIES AROUND THE WEB

I’m a frequent contributor to Business Insider‘s credit cards section, points website 10xTravel, and popular travel blogs Bon Traveler and Live Like it’s the Weekend

BUSINESS INSIDER

Last-minute summer travel can be expensive, but these 5 credit card benefits can stretch your budget and improve your trip
Upgrading a credit card isn’t always worth it, but it got me 100,000 Marriott points and a free night at the Al Maha resort
The Amex Platinum has a long list of benefits, but 6 of them are especially easy to maximize

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10xTRAVEL

Savvy Traveler: How to Handle Flight Cancellations Like a Pro

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BON TRAVELER

12 Tips For Cutting Costs When Booking Hotel Rooms
A Step-By-Step Guide To Finding Flights With Google Flights
The Four Best Credit Cards For Building Up Reward Points

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LIVE LIKE IT’S THE WEEKEND

A Beginner’s Guide to Travel Hacking and Flying For Free
How to Get Your First Free Flight in 6 Steps
7 Things You Need to Consider Before Choosing a Travel Rewards Credit Card

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MY READER SUCCESS STORY ON THE POINTS GUY

Maximizing Benefits on a Premium Credit Card

PODCAST/INSTAGRAM LIVE INTERVIEWS:

Real Talk Travels podcast: Carly Helfand on Traveling with Points
The Itinerary podcast: Free Travel with Points & Miles, featuring Carly Helfand
The Feasting Flyer Podcast: Visiting 52 Cities Per Year With Carly Helfand
Travel Souly: Instagram Live on solo travel

OTHER GUEST BLOG POSTS:

PACK blog: How to make the most of your travel rewards points: 3 easy steps
PACK blog: 5 Tips for Finding the Best Travel Card for You
Thunderbird Bar blog: 6 tips for traveling vegetarian and gluten free