Anya Kartashova


Anya Kartashova

Meet Anya

Meet Anya

Anya is a credit cards and travel writer contributing content to a number of publications, including 10xTravel, Forbes Advisor, NerdWallet, Fodor’s and Reward Expert. Anya has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from the University of Utah.

As a travel junkie, she uses credit card points and miles to fund her own adventures to (hopefully) every country in the world. There’s no way to determine whether her wanderlust will ever subside. Probably never.

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Anya's Travel Stats

Favorite Redemption

One night at Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, with a Marriott free night certificate

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Favorite Points

Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou Rewards

Favorite Business Class

Turkish Airlines (Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner)

Aisle or Window?

Under two hours — window. Anything longer than that — aisle.

Next Destination on My List

The Baltics

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