This post was made in collaboration with Chase Freedom Unlimited, all opinions are my own.
Well, summer is over! Time has just been flying by, and it is so much more noticeable now that we have a kid and we can literally see him changing over time. Summer can be a rough time for someone in my industry, though. Lots of creative businesses take big breaks, magazines skip issues, and overall a lot of people are in “summer mode,” and it can be a slow time for a photographer. But us freelancers have to keep going. And for someone like me, I need to keep creating, even if I am not being hired to create.
Because traveling more is a goal that I have been working toward this year, we recently booked a trip to Hawaii! There are a bunch of reasons we wanted to go back to Hawaii (like we need ANY). One is because my wife wasn’t able to drink a single Mai Tai last time we were there because she was pregnant. We also want our son to see it so badly and he actually seemed excited and interested in going! And of course, because I want to be able to take some summer photography there. The photos I took in Oahu during our last visit are some of my favorite images to date. Luckily, I have my Chase Freedom Unlimited cash back credit card handy so I was able to pay for the trip with that, and earn 1.5% cash back while doing so. I am also very impressed with the card’s long 15 month low APR period, which gives me time to pay off my balance during the summer while I am in a lull with freelance jobs. So, when fall does come around, I can pay it off faster, and redeem cash back as well. I also used my Chase Freedom Unlimited card to book our rental car in Hawaii, because it comes with Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, and I got to save on paying extra for insurance to the rental company.
And of course, I had to get some new clothes specifically for the trip! Yep, used my Chase Freedom Unlimited card for those too! Get ready for even more Aloha shirts making appearances here and on my Instagram, but this time they will be a bit more in context I suppose.