Meet the Team


If you’re looking for jet-setting jedis, miles and points meisters, travel-hacking wizards, and globetrotting visionaries…


You’ve found us here at Daily Drop 😎

Nate got his start in the travel-hacking world after doing some initial research on how he could afford an amazing honeymoon on a newlywed’s budget. After a bit of skepticism, he took the plunge and signed up for his first travel credit card (and got that sign-up bonus, of course!).

A $6 flight (that he booked using miles and points) sealed the deal, and since then, he’s learned everything he can about earning and redeeming miles and points for cheap flights and accommodation. The travel hacks that got him that first $6 flight have grown into landing some of the best business and first-class seats in the sky.

Watch Nate (and Kara!) travel the world on YouTube.

What is your favorite country or travel experience? If I was forced to choose, I would say Antarctica. It felt like we were on a frozen safari!

Do you have a favorite travel hack that you’ve done? My first time flying first class, I redeemed 85,000 points to fly Emirates from Athens to New York. I don’t think anything can beat flying in first class for the first time!

Mike is a true travel obsessive, but this wasn’t always the case! He grew up in a small town in New Hampshire and only first left the country after graduating college to sing on tour through Chile, and then as part of another opera production in Austria.

His life as a freelance musician warranted some deep-diving into learning how to travel for cheap. This initial budget travel progressed to the full-blown travel hacking tactics that he continues to use today… and as they say, the rest is history.

Read the Daily Drop newsletter from Mike five days a week.

What is your favorite country or travel experience? Hiking the Alta Via 1 in the Italian Dolomites with my best friend, which is ironically the one trip for which I could not use a single travel hack.

Do you have a favorite travel hack that you’ve done? Suite talking: You don’t need a fancy credit card, points, miles, or anything other than a good attitude and a friendly interaction!

It’s safe to say, Megan LOVES travel. She grew up going on many road trips with her family but didn’t actually leave the country (or own a passport!) until she was 23. That first international trip truly had her hooked.

Her love and knowledge of travel hacking actually came by accident. A serendipitous visit to an airport lounge sparked a conversation with a couple who were travel-hacking their way around the world. Megan found that learning and sharing travel tips and wins with others was (and still is) more valuable than any Google search!

Come hang out with Megan in the Daily Drop Lounge.

What is your favorite country or travel experience? Scotland. All of Scotland.

Do you have a favorite travel hack that you’ve done? Flying Virgin Upper Class from LA to the Maldives! I scored two $7,000 tickets for 89,000 Chase points.

Tiffany first caught the travel bug during a study abroad program in Italy when she was in college. She’s since returned over a dozen times to visit family, apply for dual citizenship, and just spend time there out of pure (Italian) joy.

Her travel-hacking journey began several years after that initial trip to Italy, but travel credit cards, miles, and points were always the first tools in her travel toolkit. Last year, she quit her job as a healthcare provider in order to travel full-time and take advantage of all that is the wonderful world of travel hacking.

Explore more travel resources from Tiffany on the Daily Drop site.

What is your favorite country or travel experience? 100% Italy! I still remember that feeling of emerging from the metro in Rome and seeing the Colosseum for the first time.

Do you have a favorite travel hack that you’ve done? Using my Amex points to book an $8,000 Emirates business-class seat from Seattle to Dubai… for $100!

Are you ready to take the travel-hacking plunge?

If you’re feeling confused, overwhelmed, inspired, or excited… welcome to the club! We all had to start from somewhere, and trust us, you’re not alone!

If you’re wondering where to go next, we’d all vote for checking out Miles and Points 101 to give you a breakdown of the basics.