Jessica has studied points and miles for more than 5 years. She is a current contributor with U.S. News, covering credit cards and loans, and is the publication’s former personal finance managing editor. Passionate about supporting consumers, Jessica helps readers get the most value from their money, whether the currency is cash, points, or miles.
With a family of 5 and as an owner of a local board game brewpub, Jessica’s travel these days consists mostly of short domestic getaways and camping trips. Some of her favorite destinations are Key West, Orlando, Denver, D.C., and points within the great state of Texas, though she’s always researching a new trip!
Jessica lives in the Houston area with her husband and 3 kids who are always ready to hit the road, and, if given the choice, would probably sleep in a hotel or at a campground full time.
Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Houston.
Countries Visited: 4
U.S. States Visited: 23
Highest Hotel Status: Hilton Honors Gold
Favorite Airline Alliance: No loyalty here!
Best Redemption Value: Nearly-free visits to Disney World for a family of 5, 2 years in a row!
Favorite Type of Points: Chase Ultimate Rewards
Top 3 Cards in Wallet: Chase Sapphire Reserve®, Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card, and American Express Cash Magnet® Card