Well hello there

I'm a passionate traveler and a committed problem solver. Which is a helpful combo when taking public transportation in a foreign country.

I lead a virtual team, with all the challenges and opportunities that entails. So I'm great at building connections without face-to-face contact, and *amazing* at the Internet. Need to monitor social media from China, or host a Skype call from the UAE? Been there, done that. I'm a big believer in making technology work for you, not the the other way around.

As part of that, I manage the backends of two businesses, coordinating everything from website functionality to developing advertiser relationships to building a community of clients and readers. Startups are awesome that way -- you get to do everything!

When I'm not traveling, I love playing Iron Chef in my kitchen and throwing the ball for my adorable labrador. Sometimes simultaneously.

My passion is helping people travel better -- whether that's more often, more comfortably, or more economically. If I can't answer a travel-related question, I can probably put you in touch with someone who can!

From my travels


RSS My latest for One Mile at a Time

  • Review: Nomad Lane Bento Carryon Bag (Plus A Great Discount)
    My TravelPro rollaboard is nearly a decade old now, and while it has held up spectacularly well given what I put it through, it is coming to the end of its functional life, and is definitely in need of replacement. The personal item situation isn’t as quite as grim, but (as I’m sure many of […]
  • A Mother-Son Trip To Big Sur!
  • Living In Hotels During COVID-19
  • Hotel Rewards Programs List (2023)
    Airfare is a major piece of the puzzle, but its also important to consider how hotels might fit into your travel scenario as well.
  • How To Earn Miles and Credit Card Travel Points
    As I mentioned at the beginning, I dont make even a single purchase without considering the mileage earning implications. I also earn miles through flying, or through hotel stays, and try to take advantage of promotions as they come along. Travel isnt free, so it makes sense to leverage the money youre already spending, and try to […]
  • Identifying Travel Goals
    This may sound obvious, but before you start collecting miles and points, it really helps to know how you’re going to want to travel, and maybe even where you’re hoping to go.
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Travel Consulting

Everyone has airline miles or credit card points. Almost no one knows how to use them.

Along with my fabulous team of colleagues, I help everyday people make the most of their miles and points. Whether you're a road warrior looking to upgrade your general travel experience, or a leisure traveler hoping to save money on a special vacation, PointsPros can provide advice as to the best ways to not only earn miles, but to get the very most from the points you already have.

Check out pointspros.com to learn more!

Recent and upcoming events

While there may be (some, limited) ways to travel responsibly at this time, I don't believe there is an ethical way to promote travel during a pandemic.

As such, all my events and speaking engagements are on pause for the time being. Several contracted engagements have been postponed, and I will update here when they have been rescheduled. In the meantime, please feel free to check out my thoughts from my last trip, including the impacts of colonialism and overtourism in Morocco.

Selected Media & Interviews

Abroaders Podcast // Episode 119 - Interview with Tiffany Funk

Credit Card Forum // 5 Underutilized Rewards-Card Strategies