Brian Kelly is the founder and CEO of The Points Guy (TPG), the preeminent voice when it comes to loyalty programs, credit cards and travel. Kelly launched TPG in 2010 during his time as a Wall Street road warrior, where he developed his keen sense for maximizing travel experiences while minimizing spending. Since then, Kelly has grown the company into a powerhouse travel and lifestyle media platform, and through a team of distinguished editors and freelancers that span the globe.
Scott oversees all of TPG's editorial coverage as well as long-term content planning and special projects. He previously was a reporter, then editor, at The Associated Press and reported for ABC News.
Favorite City: Montevideo
Where to Next: Switzerland, Ecuador, Australia
Nicky is the Director of Content for and face of TPG UK, and oversees the creation of UK focused content. Nicky spent years as a record-label lawyer and avid traveler sharing his miles and points tips under the guise "Miles Mogul".
Favorite City: Tel Aviv
Where to Next: Turkmenistan, South Africa, Brazil
Summer grew up with the travel bug thanks to exploring the country (mostly by car) with her family during school breaks as a kid. While studying social work at NYU she started racking up frequent flyer miles flying on deals, often visiting friends and family back home in Texas on breaks and long weekends. By the time her two girls came along years later, she had a full-blown love and appreciation for what miles and points could do for families looking to experience the world on a budget. Summer launched the Mommy Points blog in 2011 to show families that miles, points, and loyalty programs weren’t just for the business travelers, but they were for us, too.
Eric originally joined The Points Guy as the site's first managing editor back in 2011. After several years freelancing for major publications including Bloomberg, Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler and Travel + Leisure, he rejoined TPG as Director of Content in 2021. Eric works with editors across the site's topic areas to develop stories that will help readers maximize their points and miles for great travel experiences.
As Senior Aviation Editor, Ben heads TPG’s growing team of airline reporters and helps shape coverage of airline flight reviews and special aviation data reports. Ben joined The Points Guy in March 2019 after nearly two decades at USA Today, where he was best known for launching the long-running, industry-leading Today in the Sky blog in 2002.
Favorite cities: Berlin, Buenos Aires and Toronto. Ben's also got a soft spot for Buffalo, New York.
Where to next: Aspen, Colorado, and San Diego.
Benét J. Wilson is a senior editor for TPG, where she does recruiting, handles internal training and mentors our interns and young writers. She does media appearances for TPG and will bring her insights to the site with aviation and travel features. Known as the Aviation Queen, she's a veteran aviation journalist who has covered airports, security and the airline passenger experience.
Ariana is the Points and Miles Editor at TPG. She has been writing about points and miles for almost a decade. She previously served as editor at FlyerTalk, Frugal Travel Guy and NerdWallet while running her own travel blog, PointChaser.
Favorite City: Istanbul
Where to Next: Marrakech, Bukhara, Palawan
Clint Henderson worked in broadcast news for more than 20 years -- including stints at ABC News, Fox and MSNBC --before joining TPG in 2019. He’s been to 49 countries and counting, and is currently pursuing status with Delta, Alaska Airlines and Hilton.
Favorite City: Hong Kong
Where to Next: Egypt, Tahiti, Fiji, South Africa
As Editor-at-Large, Zach's contributions run the gamut, from articles digging deep on loyalty programs and credit cards to delivery flight coverage to drone photography and much more. Follow his adventures on Instagram and Twitter, @zachhonig.
Favorite City: Tokyo
Where to Next: South Africa, Bhutan, Brazil
As TPG’s credit cards editor, Juan manages credit card content and other points and miles features. When he’s not dissecting credit card products or teaching at a public university, Juan is maximizing his points and miles for travel with his family. Follow his adventures on Instagram and Twitter, @doubledutydaddy.
As a senior editor and head of sponsored content, Nick works on a variety of initiatives to help you travel as much as possible for as little money out-of-pocket. He joined TPG as one of the site's first contributors in 2012 before moving to a full-time role on the editorial team in March 2018.
Favorite city: London
Where to next: Colombia, Vietnam, Cambodia
Andrea M. Rotondo is a senior travel editor at The Points Guy. She's trailed an orca pod from a skiff in Alaska’s Inside Passage, had an allergic reaction to a cheetah she met at a South African rehabilitation center, hiked the Borneo rainforest to glimpse orangutans in the wild and launched a wish into the sky during Taiwan's Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival. And, she's written about it all.
Favorite City: Paris
Where to Next: Austria, Bryce Canyon National Park, Norway
As TPG's travel editor, Melanie manages destination coverage and other travel features. Before joining the TPG team, Melanie was an editor at Travel + Leisure magazine, and her work has appeared in Bloomberg Pursuits, Yahoo Travel, Jetsetter and Saveur magazine, among others.
Favorite City: Santiago
Where to Next: New Zealand, Botswana, Myanmar
Madison (she/her) is a travel editor for TPG, currently covering the latest and greatest in theme parks. A self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie, her travel bucket list includes swimming with sharks off the coast of South Africa, skydiving in Thailand, and cliff jumping in Greece. But she'll never say no to a good old-fashioned rollercoaster, either.
A travel writer for more than 25 years, Gene now roams the world in search of the coolest cruise ships. He's sailed on more than 150 different vessels operated by 40 lines.
Favorite destination: The Arctic
Where to next: Greece, Egypt, Norway
David is The Points Guy's senior aviation business reporter and photographer. He is based in Boston, and was previously the senior airline reporter at Business Insider. He's a bona fide travel junkie — and can’t wait to get back in the air — an avid photographer and a cocktail enthusiast (the Polaris Lounge’s Paper Plane is among his favorites). He’s also a certified EMT and picks up occasional ambulance shifts in the Greater Boston area.
Favorite Cities: Edinburgh, London, Tokyo, Paris.
Where to next: Italy, Australia, Argentina, Vietnam.
Hailing from the same hometown as the Wright brothers, Jane works at the The Points Guy to helm coverage of the site on weekends, so that readers never miss a beat on all things travel-related. She’s previously helped run the newsroom at The Daily Beast, Hearst and Tasting Table. While she may not have elite status (yet), she can steer you to the best dining option in any given airport.
Favorite City: Mexico City
Where to Next: Tokyo, Istanbul, Oaxaca
Andrew is a Senior Reporter at The Points Guy covering credit cards and loyalty programs. He's been a miles and points fanatic since 2014 and previously wrote for Upgraded Points and Credit Karma. Outside of the travel world, Andrew is a cyclist, craft coffee aficionado and — despite now living in NYC — a Chicagoan at heart.
Favorite City: Prague
Where to Next: Hong Kong (again!), Singapore, Kiev, Tel Aviv, Victoria, BC
Katie began writing for The Points Guy in November 2015 and joined the team full-time as a Senior Reporter in June 2019. After completing her PhD thesis in June 2017, she and her husband JT sold or donated most of their possessions, moved out of their Austin, TX apartment and transitioned to a digital nomad lifestyle.
Victoria M. "Vikkie" Walker is the Senior Travel Reporter at The Points Guy, covering deep-dives and features with an emphasis on coronavirus and travel. Vikkie is a former college journalism professor who now lives in New York City with her pug, Migo.
Zach writes travel and product reviews, deep dives into loyalty programs, news about the airline industry and much more.
Zach has been an avid traveler since 2012, when he first redeemed miles for a last-minute business class ticket to the Middle East. He’s since been to 52 countries, and can’t wait to keep writing about his travel experiences. You can follow his adventures and get in touch with him on Instagram @_ZachGriff
Benji joined The Points Guy as a contributor in 2016 and is now on the team full-time as a Strategic Travel Reporter. His coverage spans from flight and hotel reviews to deep dives into loyalty programs and credit cards, breaking news in the airline and hotel industries and much more. He's been an avid traveler his entire life, taking his first transatlantic flight when he was just two months old. His travel bucket list includes Sydney, Cape Town and, in true TPG fashion, the Maldives.
You can get in touch with Benji and follow his travels via Instagram and Twitter @benjistawski.
Chris is a reporter at The Points Guy, where he covers the intersection of credit card rewards and travel. At TPG, he writes a broad array of stories ranging from in-depth features and reports to trending travel news as it relates to loyalty, card benefits and consumer behavior.
You can find his latest adventures on Instagram here.
Favorite City: New York
Where to Next: Portugal
Ashley Onadele is a Bay Area-based writer for TPG. She and her family travel several times a year, both domestically and internationally — with Mexico as their favorite (and most frequent) destination. As a proponent of families of all ages traveling together, Ashley enjoys sharing how she and her family afford to travel on points and miles.
Stella Shon is a Writer for The Points Guy covering credit cards, intersecting her passion for using points and miles to find the best travel deals. Whether it's finding a 12.5K-mile business class flight to Morocco or a $30 flight to Los Angeles, she's an expert at travel hacking. In college, she studied abroad in Paris and interned at JetBlue Airways (her favorite airline). She's based out of New York City, but she's always on the go -- follow along her travels on Instagram @stellajshon.
Favorite destinations: South Korea, Greece
Where to next: London, Madrid
Ashley has spent more than a decade writing about travel, with particular emphasis on cruises. Her favorite cities include London, Amsterdam, Krakow, Phnom Penh, Dawson City and anywhere known for outstanding pizza and theater. You can follow her daily exploits, both at sea and on land, on Instagram or Twitter: @slyjabroni.
Joseph Hostetler is a credit cards writer who also covers helpful miles and points tricks. He previously authored and edited for Million Mile Secrets. He most enjoys a vagabonding approach to travel and loves to share any tips he finds along the way to save both points and money. He generally gravitates toward more nature-oriented activities, like climbing the Haiku Stairs in Hawaii, hiking the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, and swimming in Mexican cenotes. Get in touch and follow him on Instagram @johostetler.
Favorite city: Jerusalem
Where to next: Seattle
A former political reporter, Caroline covers news and travel for TPG. Her favorite places to travel to include Montreal and Amsterdam. A Midwesterner at heart, Caroline currently resides in the DC area. Follow her at @cctanner.
Favorite Cities: Montreal, Amsterdam, London and Chicago