Alex has been an AvGeek his entire life. Growing up, he admired 'heavies' on approach to runway 31L at JFK from his cousin's front doorstep. A self-proclaimed aircraft spotting pro, his parents always thought he was making up random number and letter combinations as they barreled down the Belt Parkway towards Long Island. Alex's love for travel grew during his time studying the business of hospitality at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration. Studying and working in the industry allowed him to travel everywhere from Botswana to India to Portugal in pursuit of food, knowledge, and adventures. When he's not traveling or working, you can find Alex lost somewhere in the mountains of the Appalachia in his resident state of North Carolina.