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.
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…
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!
By: Luke Sims
About a year ago, I fell hard for the points and miles hobby. I was captivated by the idea of taking extraordinary trips for a fraction of the cost.
Now, one year wiser and ten pounds chubbier, I’ve discovered a more meaningful element that’s pulled me deeper in love – the freedom to visit family and close friends whenever I want.
I can remember the first headline that drew me in, “How I Booked a $28,000 Trip to Thailand for $326.42” – I was hooked. At the time, I was struggling to find an affordable way to take an incredible honeymoon and this was the ticket I was looking for, so I jumped in head first.
Over the past year, this hobby has taken me on some thrilling adventures. From my honeymoon in the Canadian Rockies to my all-inclusive weekend getaway to Cancun to my latest five-day trip to Paris (post coming soon). I never would have thought that I could take all of these trips for next to nothing.
(Honeymoon in the Canadian Rockies)
These were the spectacular escapades I was seeking. They’re what I thought this hobby was all about.
But no matter how magical a trip I conjure up, the best part of this hobby has been how it’s allowed my wife and I to stay connected to our family and close friends from 600 miles away.
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!