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Ashley Onadele

Content Contributor

62 Published Articles

About Ashley Onadele

Ashley didn’t travel internationally until she was in her early twenties when she and her then-boyfriend, now husband, gifted themselves with an all-inclusive trip to Cancun, Mexico after graduating from college. Since then there have been a few more all-inclusive resort stays, over a dozen more countries explored, and the added addition of two kids.

Ashley’s travel adventures have evolved to match her lifestyle. While she and her husband still enjoy coveted time away without the kids, the majority of her travel now revolves around family.

Points and miles have made otherwise impossible travel goals a reality for Ashley and her family. Her favorite thing in the world is showing other parents how to pursue the dream of travel through a combination of points, miles, and savvy travel tips.

Formerly the sponsored content writer at The Points Guy, Ashley has also contributed to Conde Nast Traveler, Matador Network, and other online and print publications. She also briefly shared her travels and points and miles tips on her own blog ( as well as self-published “Your Baby Can Travel” which shows parents how to travel with their babies.

In other media, Ashley has appeared as a guest on podcasts like The Lily and Magnolia Travel Podcast and the Black Women Travel Podcast. She also recently moderated a panel about Black travel at the first-ever AfriCon conference in Los Angeles in 2022.

When she isn’t traveling, Ashley is obsessing over a new fiction novel, spending quality time with her kids and husband or the likeliest activity of researching where her points and miles will take them next!

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Countries Visited: 15
U.S. States Visited: 10
Favorite First Class: TBD!
Favorite Business Class: Singapore Airlines (traveling in March)
Best Redemption Value: Honestly, anything that saves me $$$ is a good redemption to me.
Favorite Type of Points: Chase Ultimate Rewards
Top 3 Cards in Wallet: American Express® Gold Card, Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card, Chase Freedom Unlimited®

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Andrew Kunesh

Former Content Contributor

Andrew was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and now splits his time between Chicago and New York City.

He’s a lifelong traveler and took his first solo trip to San Francisco at the age of 16. Fast forward a few years, and Andrew now travels just over 100,000 miles a year, with over 25 countries, 10 business class products, and 2 airline statuses (United and Alaska) under his belt. Andrew formerly worked for The Points Guy and is now Senior Money Editor at CNN Underscored.

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