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Who Are You?
Hi! My name is Nico Atienza and I create online content related to travel and technology
Tell Me More About Yourself..
I have a 10+ year career in technology and software which fosters my love for tech but I have been writing/blogging on and off since 2005 with blogs on MSN Spaces (I’m really dating myself here..), Tumblr, Blogger, and most recently Squarespace.
You can see my professional credentials on my LinkedIn page here.
Where Are You From?
I hate answering this question simply because I’m not really sure what to say. I’ve spent time growing up, living, and working in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, the United States, and the Philippines, which has led to a real crisis of where my “home” is.
When someone does ask where I am from, I reply with a scrunched up look on my face that leads to even more conversations! This is why you will find me traveling a lot of the time because I can feel at home in any corner of the world. I’m a third culture kid extraordinaire – what more can I tell you?
What Are You Known For?
What I am most known for are my travel adventures and expertise in the world of frequent flyer miles & points and “Travel Hacking”. I’ve redeemed around 2 million miles/points to date that has taken me all over the world, and in some cases, in absolute luxury for next to nothing.
Most Proud Of?
Hands down, the thing I am most proud of in my short life thus far is taking a sabbatical from my corporate career to solo backpack around the world and visit 21 countries in 13 months. That was the first time I have ever gone on a trip of that scale and as