Spotlight on Alex Simon

Meet Alex Simon: Founder of the new kickass travel app 'Elude' and true adventurer.

Tell us about Elude!

Elude allows users to search and book flight/hotel packages based on budget and availability. Unlike competitors, there is no destination required providing a new perspective on travel possibilities.
Think “where can I go for $500?” 

We showcase flight and hotel choices that match your budget!

What is the best piece of personal advice you’ve ever received?

More like this is the personal advice I give to many: Many people think it's all who you know. I found thats false.

It's actually all who knows you. It's one thing to know people within an industry or field, but I like to think that not only do you have to know them- they too need to know who you are in order to stick their neck out and vouch for you.

What does your morning routine look like?

 After moving to Los Angeles a few months back, I tend to get up earlier and head right to the gym. I've tried not looking at my phone until I made breakfast, got ready for the day & headed out. Usually off to a coffee shop, an investor meeting, or a WeWork! 

One daily ritual: always meditate before going to bed. I've started with 10 minutes and now need at least 30 before crashing. Really helps me plan out the next day's goals & wind down.

Breakfast of Champions: Bagels (I have 2 per day)- seriously! 
Best trip you ever took: Japan 2019 
Fave Film: I know people are going to give me crap for this, but I LOVE 'ARGO’

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