Nick has been featured as a guest speaker on both radio and television. He has been mentioned by Lonely Planet's Tony Wheeler as an airfare master, and often alluded to as the "father of around the world airfares." Nick is also a guest writer for Huffington Post Travel, as well as numerous other travel publications. Maybe the greatest point of distinction for Kontis is that numerous fellow travel writers and specialists in the field have referred to him as the inspiration for their decision to embark on careers in the business. Nick's first book is titled, “Going Local: Experiences and Encounters on the Road.” Nicholas Kontis spends the dominant part of his year travelling between San Francisco, Los Angeles, Napa, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.