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Our Worst Hotel Experiences

By: Spencer Howard 5

There are some hotel experiences you just don’t forget. Sometimes that’s because the hotel itself is impressive, the staff is amazing, the beaches are beautiful, or the food is just that good. The 10xTravel team recently discussed some of their favorite hotel experiences, but not all hotel stays are amazing. Sometimes, things just don’t work […]


Reader Success Story: Working on the 50 State Challenge, Hawaii

By: Bryce Conway 0

By: 10xTravel Reader Ashley Nelson My interest was piqued in 2017 when Southwest announced they were going to start flying to Hawaii. Then in July 2018, I learned about Southwest’s Companion Pass. Since we’re trying to visit all 50 States before our oldest child turns 10, I figured with this winning combination, now was as […]


How to Use Shopping Portals to Boost Your Mileage Balances

By: Anna Zaks 5

I am always surprised when I find out that not everyone uses shopping portals for all of their online purchases. Some people don’t even know what a shopping portal is! So I am on a mission to fix this and stop people from leaving money, points and miles on the table. In This Article What […]


Makanyane Safari Lodge Review: Luxury in the South African Bush

By: Bryce Conway 2

Hi Travel Junkies, My wife and I just returned from a two week trip to South Africa that featured 3 nights at the gorgeous Makanyane Safari Lodge. I’m normally don’t do “hotel reviews” for non-points related hotels but this beautiful safari lodge has forced me to make an exception. Let’s get to it. In This […]


Our Favorite Hotel Experiences

By: Spencer Howard 2

For some reason, it seems we’re predisposed to remembering unpleasant experiences — especially customer service mishaps. Maybe its just human nature and there’s not much we can do about it. Whatever the reason, we think it’s important to let airlines and hotels know when we have wonderful experiences. With that in mind, the 10xTravel team […]


El Al Business Class Tel Aviv to Miami Review

By: Anna Zaks 1

In This Article Check-In King David Lounge Boarding and the Business Class Cabin The Amenity Kit Inflight Entertainment Food How I Booked El Al Business Class Final Thoughts I fly to Israel often, sometimes a few times a year. It’s a great country to visit but getting there on points and miles could be a challenge, […]


Tripit: Everything You Need to Know

Matt Brown By: Matt Brown 4

If you’re an avid traveler (you’re here, so I’m going to just assume that you are!), then you know that even though going on trips is often fun and exciting, the planning and transportation portions of traveling can be quite cumbersome, stressful and a burden to organize. Whether you use a spreadsheet, a word document, […]


Why I Paid $400 to Check Luggage

I’ve written before about my unexpected trip to Kazakhstan—the reason for travel was my grandmother’s sudden passing. I redeemed United MileagePlus miles for two award tickets for my mom and me and paid the close-in booking fees of $75 per passenger. Our journey there went fine, but unfortunately, the return didn’t go as smoothly. Why I […]


Our Favorite Underrated Destinations

By: Spencer Howard 2

With amazing places like Tokyo, London and Cape Town just waiting to be seen, it’s easy to overlook some amazing destinations. While points and miles are great for seeing these cities, you can also use them to see some great spots that don’t get as much press. Today, we’re tapping into the 10xTravel team’s collective […]


Don’t Fear the Annual Fees

By: Anna Zaks 6

When I first started dabbling in rewards travel, I thought credit cards’ annual fees were something to be avoided at all costs. If the annual fee was waived the first year, I would cancel the card when the next year’s fee hit. And I never even considered cards with annual fees not waived the first […]