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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 […]

Lufthansa Business Class Washington, IAD to Berlin Review and Trip Report

By: Anna Zaks 6

My husband and I are off to Berlin! I’ve wanted to visit Berlin for a long time because I love 20th-century history and the city fascinated me for a long time. Also, we wanted to go somewhere in Europe in August but didn’t want to deal with the heat and the crowds that you expect […]

How It All Started: The First Time We Redeemed Points for Travel

By: Spencer Howard 1

The first time you redeem points and miles for travel is a special moment. You spent some time learning which points to earn first — Ultimate Rewards points, the answer is Ultimate Rewards points — then figured out how many points you needed and, then, filled with nerves, you booked. All of the sudden, it […]

How a Crazy Fare Deal on Hong Kong Airlines Turned into an Amazing Trip

By: Caroline Lupini 2

Some of you may remember the deal of the year in August 2018 — Hong Kong Airlines sold business class tickets for flights to Bangkok and other Southeast Asia destinations for just a mere $633 round-trip. Even though I didn’t have plans to visit Southeast Asia in 2019, I just couldn’t pass up a deal […]