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Brian Kelly

Brian KellyBrian Kelly is The Points Guy, a leader and influencer in the industry of points, miles and travel in general. As a passionate traveler since childhood, Brian used his knowledge and insight to start ThePointsGuy.com during his time as a Wall Street road warrior while traveling the globe for up to six months a year. Brian was able to book exciting and extravagant trips for next to nothing... Full Bio

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Adam Daniel Weiss

Adam Daniel WeissAs the son of a pilot, Adam Daniel Weiss grew up traveling the world and has been to over 35 countries. While his friends would go to the beach for the weekend, he would head off to Panama or London, sneaking a peak into the cockpit to watch his father captain the plane. Adam lives in New York City where he has resided since graduating with a degree in Management from Indiana University in 2002. Full Bio

Kate O’Brien

Kate O’BrienKate O’Brien graduated in May of 2012 from Marist College in New York where she studied information technology and accounting.  Kate caught the travel bug early in life while enjoying countless vacations with her family, including trips to Hawaii, Canada and the Caribbean. She also spent the spring semester of her junior year studying abroad in Florence, which she regarded as the most... Full Bio

Ryan Gaines

Ryan GainesRyan joins The Points Guy full time after having spent several years interning and writing while attending New York University.  Ryan has a degree in Hotel and Tourism Management and has held positions with Ritz-Carlton, Starwood as well as other travel blogs. Ryan loves to seek out elite status and flies over 100,000 miles a year primarily on Delta. Some of his favorite destinations are Rome,... Full Bio

Peter Rothbart

Peter RothbartComing from a family of travelers at heart, Peter’s wanderlust was a genetic inevitability. From his first trip overseas, a 3 week jaunt through Europe and Morocco, he was hooked. Having studied aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan, he lived abroad conducting research on behalf of the European Space Agency, but later abandoned his field of study to focus on creative endeavors,... Full Bio

Shayne Benowitz

Shayne BenowitzShayne Benowitz developed a love for travel and the unfamiliar at an early age when her family moved across the country from Southern California to the suburbs of Atlanta. After graduating from the University of Georgia, she started her career in New York City as a middle school English and Social Studies teacher with Teach For America where she also earned her Master’s Degree from Fordham... Full Bio

Melanie Wynne

Melanie WynneMelanie Wynne lives in Los Angeles and writes about travel, food and wine, sharing tips on enjoying the good life with limited vacation time. Before launching her career as a writer, she was a professional artist specializing in multi-media and sculpture. However, the lure of travel led her down a new path — and so far, to more than 50 countries. In addition to running her own travel blogs... Full Bio

Lori Zaino

Lori ZainoAfter graduating from University of Arizona in 2006, Lori headed straight for New York City. A couple years later she decided to leave her desk job as a fashion buyer behind, and move to Madrid to get a master's degree in Spanish and simultaneously explore as much of Europe as possible. Lori has been residing in Spain for the past 6 years and travels around the world to report on fashion shows... Full Bio

Miles Kelly

Miles KellyMiles Kelly is a jet setting Blue French Bulldog originally from the Los Angeles area, however he currently splits his time between Miami Beach and New York City. As a dog on the go, Miles knows the best way to maximize his life by telling his dad, The Points Guy, which card he should be using at the pet store to get him his food, treats and toys. He enjoys globetrotting, lying in the sun,... Full Bio

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