Jay A. Alpert, a New York-based contributor and former resident of Las Vegas, has a hard time staying in one place and at one elevation. He’s a gold level flyer on United, but strays occasionally from the Star Alliance for the right scheduling or airfare deal. On the ground, he is an award-winning writer whose portfolio spans broadcast, print and online. His work has appeared in media throughout the English-speaking world. He’s even had his writing translated into Korean. When he feels like laying low, Jay is a PADI diver with advanced certification and has hit sites from the Florida Keys to Sipadan, Malaysia.