Our Story

Founded in 2014, Award Travel 101™ was created for a small group of friends to share ideas and strategies to help them achieve their travel goals using points and miles. Fast forward five years, and AT101 (as we call it) has over 60,000 members with 1,000+ new additions each month! There are hundreds of comments and ideas shared all day, every day! Our moderator team is located in all US times zones plus Australia, ensuring only the best information is shared and AT101 stays a positive place to learn and celebrate all things points and miles. 


Our Founder

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Richard Kerr is the founder Award Travel 101™ and found his way to points and miles while living in Japan and trying to afford family visits back home. He is a 9-year veteran naval officer and Senior Points and Miles Contributor for The Points Guy. He’s one of the world’s foremost experts in the loyalty program field and has been featured in Forbes, Money Magazine, Kiplinger Personal Finance and presented at #SXSW 2017. Richard has visited over 45 countries and spends his spare time dissecting loyalty program award charts to maximize the value of points and miles.

Our Team


Alexi Versechaga

Founder, President & CEO of AwardWallet LLC


Howard Rappaport

Editor-in-Chief, AwardWallet


Rachel Berkey

Admin and Head Taskmaster


John Hartnagel

Brooklyn Based Fun Boss


Toni Southam Perkins

Award Travel Wunderkin, Wonder Mom, Muscle


Jody Nichols

US Transplant to Australia, Resident Nerd, #WarEagle


Jess Farley

Kiwi Balloon Pilot, AwardWallet Blog Senior Contributor, Personification of World Travel


Deb Tobias

New Mexico's Finest