Nick was born and raised in West Michigan and caught the travel bug after a last-minute decision to study abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina after his sophomore year at the University of Michigan. After that, he got into the points and miles game to help fund subsequent spring break trips to Europe.
Nick has now traveled to 35 countries, largely thanks to travel rewards. Some of his favorite places include Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Tokyo, Japan, and Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Next on his travel bucket list is a trip to the Middle East where he’ll visit Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon.
Nick now lives in Michigan and most recently worked for The Points Guy where he was a writer and editor for more than 5 years.
You can follow Nick’s adventures on Instagram.
Countries Visited: 35
U.S. States Visited: 25
Highest Hotel Status: Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite
Highest Airline Status: Delta SkyMiles Diamond Medallion
Favorite First Class: Emirates A380
Favorite Business Class: Qatar Qsuite
Best Redemption Value: Using Marriott Bonvoy points to cover the cost of 3 rooms at the St. Regis Punta Mita over the New Year’s holiday when rates were close to $2,000 per night
Favorite Type of Points: American Express Membership Rewards
Top 3 Cards in Wallet: American Express® Gold Card, The Platinum Card® from American Express, and Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card