Alex has been traveling for over 25 years and he has his parents to thank for this. Born and raised in England (and living there until he was 27), from a young age Alex was lucky enough to set out on numerous family trips all over the world.
During university, where he studied Business & Management with Spanish, Alex studied abroad for a year in Alicante. After graduating in 2007, his passion jumped to another level when he and 5 friends visited 10 European countries in just 30 days — all on a shoestring budget.
This travel bug turned into a full-time obsession when Alex moved to America in 2011 after falling head-over-heels in love with Erin.
Alex has since earned tens of millions of travel points and miles, mainly through maximizing every opportunity to earn the most points possible on each dollar spent.
These points and miles have helped Alex to fly some of the most awarded international first-class products in the world, including Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Emirates, Etihad, British Airways, Lufthansa, and more.
Alex is regularly called upon by mainstream publications to discuss travel and finance, including CNBC, Forbes, Fox Business, Fox News, Insider, Lonely Planet, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.
Countries Visited: 34
U.S. States Visited: 29
Highest Hotel Status: Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite
Highest Airline Status: Oneworld Gold
Favorite Airline Alliance: Oneworld
Favorite First Class: Etihad Apartment (A380) and New Singapore Suites (A380)
Favorite Business Class: QSuite (A350)
Best Redemption Value: Our Around the World Trip — 611k miles for $55,000+ of value
Favorite Type of Points: Chase Ultimate Rewards
Top 3 Cards in Wallet: Chase Sapphire Reserve®, Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card, and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express