Sam Kemmis is a travel rewards expert at NerdWallet specializing in airline and hotel loyalty programs. In a previous professional life, he wrote comedy until a nomadic lifestyle and a lifelong obsession with saving money turned his attention to travel rewards. He is no longer funny. His work has been featured by The Associated Press, The Points Guy and Fast Company. He has spoken about travel rewards at CardCon, the Altitude conference and AwardWallet's "Award Travel 101" podcast. He is based in Ojai, California, and teaches mindfulness meditation because that's what you do in Ojai.
- Education: B.A. in philosophy from Boston University, M.A. in biology from Binghamton University
- Previous experience: The Onion, MyTravelNerd
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How to Save Money on Road Trips
Planning a road trip? Here are a few great money-saving tips from Sam Kemmis, NerdWallet's travel rewards expert. He offers smart ways to use your credit card points to save on gas, hotels and more.
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Quotes and interviews
"Award Travel 101" podcast. Juggling, The Onion, and Award Travel with Sam Kemmis from NerdWallet.
The Washington Post, The Associated Press, MarketWatch