Chris has years of marketing and hospitality experience, so running the social media channels and writing about family travel is a natural fit for him here at Upgraded Points.
A Boston native now living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Chris has a passion for sharing travel tips for families and has been featured on BBC News, Parents.com, The Washington Post, The Weather Channel, and other publications.
Chris earned his B.S. in Hospitality & Tourism Management from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst, studied hotel management even further in Switzerland, and then worked in luxury hotels in New England for years after graduating.
After meeting his wife and catching the travel bug in Europe, Chris and his young family always make travel a priority. With grandparents in each hemisphere, international travel has become an integral part of his kids’ lives, and being able to pay for it with points and miles makes it easier to afford.
While he is no stranger to flying long distances in the back of a plane with 2 kids, being able to fly business or first class and lie-flat is the preferred way to go. Chris is a firm believer that kids belong up front just as much as any other well-behaved paying customer.
You can follow Chris on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Countries Visited: 21
U.S. States Visited: 24
Highest Hotel Status: World of Hyatt Globalist
Favorite Airline Alliance: Star Alliance
Favorite First Class: Etihad Apartment (A380)
Favorite Business Class: United Polaris — his preferred way to get between the U.S. and Brazil
Best Redemption Value: TAP Miles&Go via United Airlines between North and South America
Top 3 Cards in Wallet: Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card, Citi Prestige® Card, and Cartão Pão de Açúcar Itaú Platinum