Prof. Linchi Kwok’s advice for travel hacking and travel insurance (

Planning a vacation? Hospitality Management Professor Linchi Kwok has you covered in a two-part themed series published by consumer finance outlet

His expert commentary in Using Your Credit Cards & Other Methods to Travel Hack Responsibly and Safely (Aug. 17) provides a primer on “travel hacking” — the strategy of using credit card, airline and hotel rewards programs to finance getaways and minimizing out-of-pocket expenses.

In “Comparing Travel Insurance to Find the Right Coverage for Your Trip” (Aug. 16), Kwok shares useful tips for travel insurance, from understanding coverage some credit cards may already offer, to coverage exclusions based on age, location and activity.