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 more than 1,000 new additions each month! There are hundreds of questions, comments and ideas shared every day! We have a team of moderators located across the US and we even have a couple on the other side of the world. This ensures that we are always paying attention, making sure only the best information is shared and that AT101 always stays a positive place to learn and celebrate all things points and miles. 


Our leader


Jeffrey Brownson is the leader Award Travel 101™ and found his way to miles and points while researching a trip more than a decade ago. Having spoken at major conferences such as the Chicago Seminars and Frequent Traveler University, and having written for several prominent blogs, Jeff is one of the world’s foremost experts in the travel and loyalty program space. Jeff has visited over 50 countries and spends most of his spare time searching for open award seats and planning his next vacations.

Our Team


Alexi Versechaga

Founder, President & CEO of AwardWallet LLC

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Erik Paquet

AwardWallet Editor-in-Chief


Jess Farley

AwardWallet Blog Senior Contributor


Toni Perkins

Award Travel 101 Moderator

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Deb Tobias

Award Travel 101 Moderator


John Hartnagel

Award Travel 101 Moderator

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Julie Breeze

Award Travel 101 Moderator

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Jody Nichols

Award Travel 101 Moderator

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David Ocamb

Award Travel 101 Moderator