"I'm OBSESSED with the PTO Dashboard... But now, I'm ready to win one myself!!!"

"I apply to Gabby's PTO all the time but have never won one..."

"I hate wasting time. I don't want to apply to something I have no chance of winning..."

What's included in this starter course?

Course Offerings


Hey! I'm Gabby Beckford, am a Travel and Opportunity Expert, and founder of Packs Light.

I've been awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships, grants, funded cultural exchanges, etc., and have used them to travel to countries like the UAE 🇦🇪, South Korea 🇰🇷, Austria 🇦🇹, and Fiji 🇫🇯 and more completely free*.

Plus, PTOs have helped me:

  • have once-in-a-lifetime experiences
  • expand my network
  • improve my professional resume
  • start my career as a travel influencer
  • gain free flight miles and travel points
  • save hard-earned money

And I can teach you to do the same, too!

*Work ethic, not included.

Gabby Beckford Press Features
The Start Winning PTO! course is less than 1/3 the size of our How to Win $10K Trips course.
Hoonestly, it's just to get your feet wet and get you started seeking, applying, and winning PTOs.
Below you can see what you'll get in this Start Winning PTO! course, and what you're missing out on from the $10K Trips course, all at once:

Introduce Yourself
Course Overview
A Little Pep Talk: Why NOT You?
Exercise: The Delusional Confidence Workbook
Module 1 Quiz

How to Find & Attract Opportunities
Paid Travel Opportunities 101
What's the Catch? Why Do They Exist?
How Do You Find Them?
CHALLENGE: What is an Opportunity?
Module 2 Quiz

Elements of an Application
The Fundamentals of Every Application
The Request
The Response
Module 3 Quiz

Assessing Opportunities: Should You Apply?
Trading Time for Money
Getting into the T&C's and Eligibility Requirements
The "Should You Apply" Calculator
"I don't think I'm eligible... Can I still apply?": Understanding the Funding Organization
How to Identify A Scam: Key Signs & What to Do
Exercise: Would you apply?
Module 4 Quiz

Expertly Telling Your Story
Most Common Essay Questions: Building Your Essay Library
How to Make the Stories You Tell Interesting 101
Different Ways to Tell Your Stories
Exercise: Video Application
Module 5 Quiz

Gabby's Secret Sauce
Dear God, You Have to Read the [Redacted]
Getting Into the Decision-Maker's Mindset: Who Are the Judges?
Tips For Each Piece of the Application
More Ways to Stand Out
Exercise 6: Implementing the T&Cs
Module 6 Quiz

Fortune In the Follow-Up
The Final Steps
Turning Silver into Gold
People NEVER Do This... But You Should!
Keep Coming Back
Challenge: Thank You Template
Module 7 Quiz

PTO Lists
7 Places to Find Incredible Funded Travel Opps, Scholarships, and Grants
PTOs for Asians
PTOs for Africans
PTO for Students

Interview With a National Scholarship Judge & Past Winner - Kim Laney (51:49)
How to Submit the Perfect Video Application - Interview with Dear Alyne

By the end of the Start Winning PTO course, you will...

☞ Know exactly what a paid travel opportunity—or PTO—is (...and is NOT)
Begin to understand why people are giving away these fully funded trips exist (spoiler: they're not scams!) and how to easily understand the best way to win them
Be able to tell when and when not to apply to a PTO
Have a starting knowledge to stop hoping and start winning by submitting an interesting, memorable, and strategic application!

(pssst... skip the starter, and become a serious PTO traveling expert with our "How to Take $10,000 Trips FOR FREE" course!

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between the OK Course and the OK Mini Course?

The How to Win $10K Trips has 55+ modules, 55+ videos, included quizzes and challenges for each module, and heavily discounted access to our Seek PTO membership.

The full course is led by me personally and has community chat features, accountability calls, even more bonus content. It is priced at $500.

This Start Winning PTO! course has 15+ modules, 15+ videos, and is completely self-paced. It is a high-level introduction into what an opportunity is, and how you can start seeking and winning them. It is priced at $57.

How long do I have access to the course?


Who is the course for?

Everyone. Truly.

  • Students who want to make the most of the opportunities exclusive to them
  • Parents who want to help their students avoid college loans
  • Creators who want to excel in their pitching skills
  • Entrepreneurs & start ups who want to know where to find and how to win business grants
  • Ambitious recent graduates who want once-in-a-lifetime experiences and set their futures up for success
  • PTO hungry people who want the full $10K Trips course, but need a sneak peak first!


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