Founder & CEO, UpgradedPoints.com
Alex has been traveling for over 25 years and he has his parents to thank for this. Born and raised in England (and living there until he was 27), from a young age Alex was lucky enough to set out on numerous family trips all over the world.
During university, where he studied Business & Management with Spanish, Alex studied abroad for a year in Alicante. After graduating in 2007 his passion jumped to another level when he and 5 friends visited 10 European countries in just 30 days – all on a shoestring budget.
This travel bug turned into a full-time obsession when Alex moved to America in 2011 after falling head-over-heels in love with Erin.
Alex has since earned millions of travel points and miles, mainly through maximizing credit card sign-up bonuses and taking every opportunity to earn the most points possible on each dollar spent.
These points and miles have helped Alex to fly some of the most awarded international first-class products in the world, including Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Emirates, Etihad, British Airways & Lufthansa!
Alex is regularly called upon by mainstream publications to discuss travel and finance. Some of these mentions can be found at: New York Times, Lonely Planet, Fox News, Fox Business, Insider, CNBC, Forbes, Washington Post, and Wiki How.