Sophia Mendel is a credit cards and travel rewards writer with ValuePenguin. She is passionate about travel, having visited over 40 countries and lived in five. Sophia studied Spanish and Communications at the University of Michigan, and her work has been featured by Lonely Planet, Hostelworld, BootsnAll and Transitions Abroad. Her induction into the points and miles world has completely revolutionized the way she travels. Sophia is eager to share her ever-expanding knowledge to give others the opportunity to explore the world. She documents her worldwide travels on her blog, The Unbounded Traveler.