Hello friends, welcome to the ID90 Travel blog, Interliner. Today in this profile feature you’ll meet another one of our incredible teammates, Roger, our Director of Product. We think you’ll enjoy getting to know the man behind the curtain of our easy-to-use travel site. Read on to find out more about what makes this smart guy tick.
Roger & “Hey, does anybody want to get pho?”
Director of Product. I work with really smart people to build cool things for ID90 Travel based on lots of data.
Where did you grow up?
I was raised in a hispanic household in Miami, FL.
You’re given an unlimited budget and unlimited time, were do you travel?
I’d travel South America or China. Both are large endeavors that would give a different perspective. I recently went to Japan and it was amazing.
What is the last song you listened to, book you read, or TV show you watched?
- Song: Your Clothes by Can’t Swim
- Book: Magic Box Paradigm: A Framework for Startup Acquisitions
- Show: You’re The Worst on Hulu
Who (or what) inspires you to be the best you?
- Musically: Justin Beck from Glassjaw
- Professionally: My father
- Ecommerce Wise: Jack Threads
- Design: MailChimp
- Technologically: Amazon
Tell us three things about yourself & make one a lie.
I used to be in a hardcore punk band. I’m deathly allergic to cats. I have a boating license.
If you could trade lives with someone who would it be?
Assuming I would keep my relationships and love for cool products, I’d say Jack Maxwell (Booze Traveler) or Anthony Bourdain (Parts Unknown). If I can only choose one, it would be the latter (Anthony).
What is your go-to traveling tip?
Plan ahead. Understand the reason behind your destination and plan crucial events during the landmark. That could be going to an Arcade in Japan…. visitng a certain landmark, etc….plan your trip around these crucial events and leave room to get lost in your new destination in between events.
What is one thing you love to do but haven’t had the time recently? (Shark diving, bungee jumping, etc.)
I’ve swam with reef & black tip sharks in Bimini. I’ve always wanted to hike up a large mountain (not drive up some trail, but hike through it).
What’s your favorite kind of vacation?
Anything in a big city. I grew up near the beach, so it was easily accessible. I enjoy experiencing new architecture, visiting culturally or historically significant museums, eating new foods and meeting people from dissimilar backgrounds.
What’s the best trip you’ve ever been on?
Korea. Beautiful country, amazing cities, delicious foods, amazing party culture, english speaking (for the most part) and affordable.
What is your most bizarre talent?
I make a mean breakfast burrito.
My coworkers included the following talents… I have the loudest laugh in all the land, the jangling of my keys often exceeds the decibel level of an arena rock concert, and I am known to incite office-wide donation to worthy causes (such as the overpayment for mediocre salmon salads, even if they are my own.)
What’s your “travel style?”
It’s not really a style, but to “get lost” is my goal. You should eat a lot a delicious food, challenge your identity by doing things you wouldn’t do at home and share a drink with locals.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
I’d say, Swiss Army Knife. Why? Cause I’m versatile as hell.
Thanks for sticking around, we sure hope you enjoyed getting to know Roger! Comeback soon to read some more wanderlust invoking articles or travel tips. Until next time, safe travels and keep your eyes on the skies!
Author: Emily (@ID90 Travel)
Emily is the Content Marketing Manager here at ID90 Travel. An avid non-rev flyer (she grew up in the industry), and passionate private pilot, Emily can’t get enough of all things aviation. When not writing awesome ID90 Travel content she can be found on a Texas patio, being one with nature, or annoying her ID90T co-workers with her many, many, crowdsourcing questions.