Michael was born in Baton Rouge, LA and raised in Mobile, AL, and took his first international trip to the Caribbean in 2013. From then on, he was hooked.
After that trip, Michael has continued traveling both domestically and internationally, including a two-week trip last year throughout Europe.
Michael travels primarily with constant travel companion and girlfriend, Ashlee, who runs her own travel/style and contracts blog. They currently reside in Washington, DC.
After redeeming points and miles on his first two-week trip to Southeast Asia in 2016, Michael has now traveled to 13 countries and territories.
Michael earned a BS in Construction Management with a minor in Business Administration from Louisiana State University and runs his own travel blog (Points With Q) on the side. Michael’s specialty is maximizing points for incredible redemption options.
Countries Visited: 13 Best Redemption Value: 80,000 Ultimate Rewards to fly Delta One round-trip to Europe (Ultimate Rewards > Korean Air) Favorite Type of Points: Chase Ultimate Rewards Top 3 Cards in Wallet: Chase Sapphire Reserve, Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Expresss, Chase Freedom Unlimited.
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