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The 3 Cards 3 Continents Winner is….

I knew going in that Nick was going to be tough to beat.  After falling short due to a budget overrun in the 40K to Far Away Challenge in 2019, he was a man...

What is 3 Cards, 3 Continents?

For the 2022 Frequent Miler team challenge Nick, Stephen and Greg competed to book the most amazing 3-continent dream-trip using 3 welcome bonuses. As usual, they had a pre-determined budget and rules to stick to throughout their travels, then readers picked the winner once their trips were completed.

Several months in advance, we live-streamed a card draft where each contestant picked 3 credit card welcome offers which would make up their travel budget. No bonus could be picked twice. You can watch the card draft here. With their cards selected, the competitors booked the most impressive trips they could with the bonuses and perks gained from those cards. 

Read the original post introducing the challenge by clicking here, or scroll down to find all of the #3Cards3Continents posts.

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Hotel Review Hyatt Regency Cairo West Regency Suite

Bottom Line Review: Hyatt Regency Cairo West – Regency Suite

My wife and I spent six days in Cairo last year during a three week trip to celebrate her 40th birthday. I'd booked a three night stay at the brand new Hyatt Regency Cairo...
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The 3 Cards 3 Continents Winner is….

I knew going in that Nick was going to be tough to beat.  After falling short due to a budget overrun in the 40K to Far Away Challenge in 2019, he was a man...
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Vote Now! Who should win 3 Cards, 3 Continents?

The last two weeks saw a whirlwind of (very different) travels from our 3 Cards, 3 Continents contestants - and with their "dream trips" finally done, it's time to vote for a winner! Vote now!...
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Recap: Nick’s Action Packed Adventure (3 Cards, 3 Continents)

The past couple of weeks have been one wild ride. I have had an incredible adventure spanning 3 or 4 continents and 8 or 9 countries (what you choose to count may differ a...
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Santa Claus Holiday Village & Northern Lights in Rovaniemi, Finland

For my last stop in the 3 Cards 3 Continents challenge, I stayed at the Santa Claus Holiday Village in Rovaniemi, Finland, where I met Santa Claus, and then I also took a Northern...
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Recap: Team Greg’s Luxurious Round the World Trip (3 Cards, 3 Continents)

Fly lie-flat business class. Sleep primarily in comfortable hotels rather than on airplanes or lounges. Book ANA’s Round the World Award (finally!).  Eat incredible food.  These are the goals that I imposed upon my...
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A whirlwind day in Bangkok: Flower market & Grand Palace (#3C3CTeamNick)

After visiting Muscat, Oman, I flew next to Bangkok on Oman Air and spent a day running around the city in the sweltering heat. Some may remember that I intended to visit Bangkok during...
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Recap: Stephen’s World Record Journey (3 Cards, 3 Continents)

It was an unworkable concept for my 3 Cards, 3 Continents trip that ultimately led me to choose a world record theme for my dream trip. When coming up with ideas for what to include...
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Greg’s very stressful not-so-good last leg (3 Cards 3 Continents)

"It's impossible sir. You can't take this flight"  An hour before our final 3 Cards 3 Continents flight was scheduled to depart, Maisie was comfortably resting in the airport lounge past security while I...
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Greg & Maisie’s Great Adventure: Niagara Falls & Pearl Morissette (3 Cards, 3 Continents)

Our third continent: North America Even though we had visited 6 different countries up to this point, we had "only" explored two continents: Asia and Europe.  But the 3 Cards, 3 Continents Challenge demanded visiting...
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Greg & Maisie’s Great Adventure: Bergen and the Fjord (3 Cards, 3 Continents)

Bergen: Love at first site After our visit to Stockholm, Maisie and I took a very short SAS flight to Bergen, Norway.  The pilot seemed confident that he had landed us in Bergen, but a...
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Greg & Maisie’s Great Adventure: Stockholm (3 Cards, 3 Continents)

On our way to our final European destination (Bergen), we stopped in Stockholm for one night.  This gave us just enough time to do a few activities in the evening and the following morning...
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