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04/06/2014 07:00 am ET

Travel Like You're Rich, Without Spending the Money

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We've all scrolled through Rich Kids of Instagram and watched those damn Kardashians go on one exotic vacation after another. But how do those random friends with average jobs afford yachting in Greece or jetting to Santa Monica in a private jet? Probably because they're following these travel hacks and faking it until they make it:

1. Go yachting, bro

If you've ever wanted to utter the phrase, "Yeah, I went yachting in Croatia last week," then The Yacht Week is perfect for you. Grab some friends and soon you could be sailing in the Mediterranean, Thailand or the British Virgin Islands for a 7-day non-stop party. The $750 per person price tag is much sweeter than the actual cost of renting a yacht for a week.

2. Live the high life
private jet

Unless you personally know someone with a private jet, the cost of buying or renting one comes with an insane price tag. Unless, that is, you're a member of Jet Suite. While travel can still be costly, check the SuiteDeals daily and you might find something that gets you and your friends to your destination in style at less than a fraction of the price.

3. Clear security like a boss
tsa

Cutting the line -- it's always been a sign of elite social status and now you can do it where it really counts -- the airport. That's right, cutting the lines is allowed for a small price tag of $179, which insures that you're not a security threat, but definitely still a VIP. The TSA also introduced a new program where$85 you can leave your shoes on, and leave those still untying their laces in the dust.

4. Experience Vegas like a celebrity
clubbing

Vegas is THE place for high-rollers and casino kings, and who says you can't be one yourself? The Strip is always offering great flight and hotel deals to make sure rooms are filled. Stay like an A-lister, attend awesome shows for nothing and dine with celebrity chefs? Jackpot.

5. Safari in the wrong season
safari

Looking to do a South African safari? Try exploring in the off season, and you can save up to 40% on your stay. Safaris can get very expensive, so just take a tip from the experts and look for lions in the winter.

6. Sleep like royalty
luxury hotels

If you've ever wanted to stay with the best of the best, then you might just have to take up travel writing on the side. Relatively new hotels are always looking for good publicity, and writing a post or two could be a way both of you benefit. This ingenious plan is how some people get their vacations completely paid for, or at least score a few nights for free. Who wouldn't love getting paid to travel?

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