My name is Toshi and this probably goes without saying, but I love to travel!
Since 2011, I've had the opportunity to travel to 12 different countries using points and miles. I know that's not that many compared to most world travelers, especially to our site founder Cody, but I'll take advantage of any travel I can get. I probably go overboard on the research when it comes to planning out trips, but I enjoy learning about the ins and outs of award travel strategies. Traveling is amazing, but traveling for a fraction of the cost is where it is at!
Originally from Santa Barbara, CA, I moved to Idaho in 2004 and absolutely love it out here. It was when I was in the middle of the MBA program, that I decided to take a Eurotrip since my brother was studying abroad in Spain and I had two buddies playing American Football in Italy. It was the perfect time to check out some amazing places and experience different cultures. That trip is what gave me the travel bug and now I'm constantly looking for future destinations. It's such an amazing world out there that the options truly are limitless for adventures!
I currently reside in Idaho and work in the animal health industry. Idaho is also where I met my amazing wife, Jenna. She's my go-to for all things and supportive in every way. She's also my wine/beer tasting partner, so it matches up well :). We had our first child on August 18th and Rea Marguerite is such a joy in our newest adventure as parents!
The rest of our family consists of a bunch of fur babies. Our 12 year old dog, Lady, 1 year old cat, Giselle, and four chickens, Flora, Fauna, Merryweather, and Daisy. If you haven't noticed, all of our animals are named after Disney characters....yes, we love our Disney and will continue the trend with our future kiddos!
Enough about me...start studying up and get to it! There's so much in this world to see, so start learning about the award travel game and get out there!