About Brian

The Gate with Brian Cohen showcases my view of the world from the lens of my camera. 

I am a travel writer and photographer who has traveled to greater than 70 countries on six continents and stayed overnight in all 50 of the United States and Puerto Rico. At the top of my travel list is to stay overnight on the continent of Antarctica — preferably at the South Pole.

The Gate with Brian Cohen — one of the two original weblogs on BoardingArea — aims to share my passion for travel. From the eye-catching destination, dining, and transportation experiences to click-worthy travel deals to curated tips of the trade and my thoughts on topical news stories, all with a bit of fun thrown in the mix. 

Travel has always been important to me — beginning with childhood trips from Brooklyn throughout the United States, cultivating my fascination with roads, road signs, and the perfect highway playlist — an obsession that still exists today. 

My camera and I explored Europe and Africa during my stint at Parsons School of Design, where I earned a BFA in Communication Design. As National Product Support Manager for a predecessor to Adobe, Creative Director for multiple print publications, and owner of a design consulting firm, I extensively expanded my travels. I was even afforded the opportunity to visit Romania while later earning my MBA.

I first became a frequent flier when I joined the OnePass program. I quickly caught the fever of the obsession with miles, points, and elite-level status and became a member of numerous frequent traveler loyalty programs over the years. I have been a moderator on FlyerTalk since appointed in 2004; and a member of both InsideFlyer and FlyerTalk. 

The Gate with Brian Cohen shares my passion for photography and travel — even when it includes some wacky itineraries… 



More details about the history of The Gate with Brian Cohen can be found here.

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