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Today’s My Birthday – Can I Ask a Quick Favor?

Today marks the beginning of my 29th journey around the sun (I’m 28 years old).

To be honest, 28 is a bit of a strange age. Mainly because at 28 you could have 3 kids and a mortgage or spend your weekends ordering shots of Fireball at a club and both would be socially acceptable (at least in my book).

Me? I guess I’m somewhere in the middle.

My 28th birthday is the first one I’ll spend as the father to my newborn daughter, Colette. It also begins another year filled with lots of travel, time spent with friends, and drinking in strange bars all over the world.

This is what 28 years old looks like

Anyway, I have a small favor to ask of you on my birthday.

Will you tell me how 10xT has changed your life in this past year?

It can be anything, from finally being able to take the trip of your dreams to making a few bucks on the side.

You can send them to me by email (bryce@10xTravel.com) or share them in my Insider’s Facebook Group. I read every single one.

Thanks in advance. Here’s to making 28 the best year yet.

Happy Travels,

Bryce

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My New EBook – How to Fix Your Credit – Is Available NOW

Today I am thrilled to announce that my new book – How to Fix Your Credit: Do it Once. Do it Right. Get on with Your Life – is now available for purchase here.
How to Fix Your Credit is the most intuitive do-it-yourself credit repair product ever created, showing you how to go from “my credit needs work” to “I’m confident that I’ll never have credit problems again” in a matter of weeks.


I spent YEARS creating this product, distilling the best practices from my work with thousands of individual clients and sharing them in this one comprehensive book. 
Here’s a quick look at what’s included:

  • My simple, 4-step process to repairing and rebuilding your credit
  • More than 20 actionable strategies and tips to dramatically increase your credit score
  • Word-for-word scripts to take guess work out of credit repair. No need to reinvent the wheel here, my word-for-word scripts are ready to plug and play.
  • The latest tools and tricks, as well as shortcuts, for improving your credit score with minimal time and effort
  • Specific benchmarks to achieve at each step, so you know you’re on the right track
  • The exact system I use to stay on top of my credit and personal finances with < 10 minutes of work each month. Why create your own? Steal mine!
  • And more…
These methods have produced incredible results for thousands of people from a variety of different backgrounds, and I’m confident work for you too.
So confident in fact that I am happy to offer a 110% guarantee. No questions asked.
If you’ve been wanting to dive in to the world of points and miles, but don’t have the credit score to do so, this product is for you.
Click here to learn more about How to Fix Your Credit: Do it Once. Do it Right. Get on with Your Life

Happy Travels,
Bryce

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Reader Success Story – A $10,000 European Honeymoon for Next to Nothing

We talk a lot about how you can take amazing trips around the world with the help of miles and points. I’m sure some of you have wondered why we’re so obsessed with credit cards and using the points we earn to travel. Well, let me introduce you to Vincent.

Vincent has planned an amazing European honeymoon with his wife for later this year. I’ll let Vincent show you how he did it…

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Making honeymoon decisions can be particularly stressful, but thanks to miles and points we are going on a seven-day adventure that will take us to Athens and Crete. Not only will we spend time in two amazing cities, but we will be staying at 4 and 5 star hotels.

You might be thinking, “that’s great, but I don’t have that kind of money.” Well, neither do we! Thanks to the strategic use of credit cards, we have planned the trip of a lifetime and saved a TON of money.

The card that is the driving force behind our honeymoon is the Chase Sapphire Reserve. We wanted to show you what a couple lovebirds can do with this amazing card.

So, let’s get into it!

 

The Journey Begins: Dayton to Athens

We are flying from Dayton to Athens, Greece thanks to 30K United points and $25 in taxes and fees per person. That’s 60,000 total United miles and $50 dollars for the two of us. All it took was a quick transfer of Chase Ultimate Rewards to United to make it happen.

To make this journey just that little bit better, we also have Priority Pass lounge access thanks to the Chase Sapphire Reserve. Nothing beats cocktails and Wi-Fi in the lounge while waiting for your flight!

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Last Chance for Chase Sapphire Reserve Online 100,000 Point Bonus

By: Bryce Conway

Hi Travel Junkies,

Just a heads up, you only have a few more days to apply for the Chase Sapphire Reserve card online and receive the 100,000 point bonus!

Chase has confirmed that the bonus is scheduled to drop to 50,000 points on Thursday, January 12. The 100,000 point offer will still be available in Chase branches until early March.

Here are the details of the offer:

  • Earn 100K bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That’s $1,500 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • $300 Annual Travel Credit as reimbursement for travel purchases such as airfare and hotels charged to your card
  • 3X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases. Plus, no foreign transaction fees
  • Get 50% more value when you redeem your points for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 100,000 points are worth $1,500 toward travel
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Access to 900+ airport lounges worldwide with complimentary Priority Pass™ Select membership
  • Up to $100 application fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre®
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions – as long as there’s a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

Personally I think this is the best travel credit card ever released, and a no-brainer for even the casual traveler. Yes, $450 is a lot to pay for a credit card, but the benefits clearly justify the premium price of this card.

Times almost up, so grab it while you can!

Happy Travels,

Bryce

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Travel Guides for 10xTravel [Guest Post]

Hey Y’all,

Kate here from Life on Pine, an adventure & travel blog, sharing stories from our current life on the road. You can read a little more about us or reach out directly here.

Adventure Travel

BACKGROUND:

Our blog really used to be a place for stories, photos and recommendations from cities that I loved. Over time, my husband and I started to travel together more, and I was borderline worried about his obsessive researching before a trip: what are the locals doing, where are the underrated cafes/shops/stores, can we see live music, can we hike/bike/surf, where do the OG’s go in this town.

We of course also love finding historical places, museums, hot spots and hipster-ridden cafes, but we equally love ending up in a dive bar full of 70+ year old legends smoking cigarettes and playing backgammon. I used to think only spontaneity made for good trips, however I’ve seen there is a clear difference when you arrive in a city with a loose plan and slowly I’ve started to appreciate his OCD travel preparation.

OUR TRAVEL GUIDES:

… are meant to inspire you! And at the very least serve as a back-up plan for your next adventure. Before TG’s, we would get emails from friends [or friends of friends] about recent trips, asking about some of our favorite spots and things we did. From there we would spend hours writing up emails, copy and pasting old emails and forwarding people past recommendations. Eventually it just seemed to make sense to share the work that was already done or collected, and pair it up with some of our favorite photos. Sometimes blogging can feel like an un-rewarding endeavor, but when we hear of someone using a guide or loving our tips, it makes my heart melt.

These guides are designed to be a source of clean, digestible, visually pleasing information for you to get what you are looking for fast, and move onto more important things – like your trip! Continue Reading

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Reader Success Story – A Couple’s Trip to Europe for Next to Nothing

By: Bryce Conway

Hey Travel Junkies,

We love when we get the opportunity to tell you about our amazing readers.

But, you know what we love more than that? Hearing how our awesome readers took action after reading our how-to posts to take trips that most people could only dream of taking!

A reader recently emailed me about a trip he took with his wife by using our strategies to Europe. I was blown away by his success. Instead of giving you a quick recap of his trip, I thought you’d enjoy hearing directly from him.

With that… I give you, Tomas.

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Last month, my wife, Aileen, and I had the opportunity to travel to Europe for 18 days. We visited London, Paris, Venice, Rome, Madrid, Lisbon, and Barcelona.

Let me just start by saying that we have been dreaming of this trip for a while, but it seemed like it was going to be a long time before we could save up for it.

I’m a structural engineer and my wife is currently a student. Even though our income allows us to travel about once a year, it seemed like this kind of dream vacation would require us to drop some serious cash.

That changed in September of last year when I stumbled across 10xTravel ad online. I read about how Bryce was able to use points and miles to take his wife all over the world. Then and there, I decided to try it myself.

Long story short, following Bryce and the rest of the 10xTravel team’s advice, I was able to book round-trip flights, all the hotels, and all the inter-city flights and trains for approximately $600 out of pocket.

Here’s how I did it:

 

Flights

My wife and I each signed up for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum select card, as we wanted to fly on American Airlines. She received 60,000 miles and I received 50,000 miles from the sign-up bonuses (we signed up at different times using different offers). Those were then combined with a few thousand miles we already had from flying and a few thousand more from regular use of the cards. All told, we ended up with about 120,000 AA miles.

We used all 120,000 miles (60,000 per round-trip ticket) to book two tickets from Boston to London, which were going for $1,480 per person at that time. That would have cost us $2,960 Our two tickets from Barcelona to Boston would have cost $430.70 per person and $861.40 total. Instead, we only spent $129.32.

See below:

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The Ultimate Guide to the Southwest Companion Pass

By: Bryce Conway

Hi Travel Junkies,

It’s that time of the year again!

Time to make holiday travel plans, get going your Christmas shopping, and start thinking about earning the coveted Southwest Companion Pass.

The Southwest Companion Pass is arguably the best airline perk in the business and an absolute must for anyone who frequently travels with friends and family.

My wife and I each have the Companion Pass (we love to take friends with us when we travel) and we have used it to travel to Vegas (six times), Disney World, Austin, New Orleans, Chicago, LA, San Francisco, NYC, and many other destinations in the last 12 months alone.

Unlike my Companion, this money suit did not make it home from Vegas

Unlike my Companion, this money suit did not make it home from Vegas

Today we are going to talk about how you can do the same by earning the Southwest Companion Pass for almost 2 full years.

But before we do that, let’s take a quick look at Southwest Companion Pass works.

 

What is the Southwest Companion Pass?

The Southwest Companion Pass allows you to bring a companion on any Southwest flight that you fly on for free.   Continue Reading

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Introducing 10xT’s New Editor-in-Chief – Spencer Howard

Happy Friday Travel Junkies,

Today I want to take a moment to introduce you to 10xTravel’s new Editor-in-Chief, Spencer Howard!

Spencer Howard

Spencer is a veteran of the points and miles world and an expert on all things travel. He has been with us at 10xT for a few months already and has been a hit with our growing number of readers.

From this point forward Spencer will be overseeing all of the written content published on 10xT in addition to helping all of you with award bookings, travel recommendations, and any general questions that you may have.

You can reach Spencer by email at Spencer@10xTravel.com. Please join me in congratulating Spencer on his new role!

Happy Travels,

Bryce

 

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How to Get More Excitement Out of Your Next Vacation

Do you remember how you felt as a kid when you got a new toy?

I know I certainly do.

I don’t remember every experience, of course, but I do remember that feeling of unbridled excitement. The world just seems a bit brighter when you opened the wrapping and saw something so new. Your mind ran with ideas of how you would play and your creativity flowed without limits.

Little boy with wooden airplane in the field

But day by day that excitement waned. The toy became just another meaningless object in your endless box of toys and you were on to the next new thing.

The same phenomenon occurs when traveling.

Most travelers could experience this new excitement every single trip, but they don’t realize it. Every year they go to the same place, stay in the same hotel (even the exact room) and call it a “vacation”.

This is the old way of thinking about traveling. Choosing what is known and safe over adventure and excitement.

I want to encourage you to do the opposite.

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Reader Success Story: A Trip to Bucharest for Next to Nothing

Hi Travel Junkies,

Today I want to introduce you to longtime 10xT reader Jarrod, who is a Captain in the United States Marine Corps based out of greater Washington, DC. Jarrod has really taken well to the points/miles game and just got back from Bucharest, where his wife was able to visit him on deployment using points and miles.

So I invited him to come on to the blog and tell you how he did it. Take it away, Jarrod.

Jarrod1

While I was deployed to Romania for 9 months, my wife and I knew that she would come to visit. The only problem? How to pay for it all without fronting the money.

The solution? Bryce Conway and his 10xTravel tips! How I did it: Continue Reading