Jason Steele

Senior Points & Miles Contributor

Jason Steele
Jason joined The Points Guy back in 2011 as the first contributing writer, and his posts focus credit cards, award programs, and family travel. Trying to travel affordably led to his obsession with personal finance and travel rewards, and a new career writing about it. His work now appears in many of the top personal finance web sites, and is regularly syndicated to mainstream outlets such as MSN Money and Yahoo! Finance.


Jason loves to travel the world with his wife and three kids. Recent family vacations include trips to Hawaii, Argentina, Israel, and Italy. When he is not traveling, Jason can often be found bicycling, snowboarding in the high peaks of the Colorado Rockies.

259 Articles by Jason Steele

10 of the Most Remote Destinations You Can Fly to Using Points And Miles

TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele shares 10 far-flung destinations worth visiting, all of which can be reached using travel rewards. Like many award travel enthusiasts, I’m often guilty of sticking to the beaten path, redeeming my points and miles for flights to major cities like Tokyo, Milan and Buenos Aires. But for today’s post,…

The Best Credit Cards for Hyatt Guests

If you’re hoping to earn free hotel nights and enjoy elite status perks during upcoming stays, travel rewards cards should definitely figure into your strategy. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele walks you through some of the top options for hotel stays within the Hyatt brand.  Hyatt is one of my favorite…

7 Cards That Have Foreign Transaction Fees But Probably Shouldn’t

There are plenty of great travel rewards credit cards that waive foreign transaction fees, making them ideal options for your travels abroad, but there are still quite a few otherwise great options that tack on these charges. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele takes a look at some cards that ought to…

Everything You Need to Know About Amex’s Baggage Insurance Plan

There’s plenty to love about travel, but one of the less appealing aspects is the risk of losing your baggage somewhere along the journey from departure city to your destination. Fortunately, credit card issuer American Express offers insurance to cover you in the event of loss or damage. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason…

How To Book Award Flights with Korean Air SkyPass

Korean Air’s SkyPass program offers some great value both for partner awards and redemptions on its own metal, but the complicated booking process has discouraged many points and miles enthusiasts from leveraging this option. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele walks you through an award booking and explains why it’s worth the relative…

7 Ways to Save on Overseas ATM Withdrawals

As you start arranging travel for this spring and summer, don’t overlook your plan for withdrawing cash abroad. As TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explains, if you don’t prepare for the situation by bringing a debit card that waives fees, you can get slammed with some huge charges. No matter how much…

Comparing Premium Transcontinental Service Across Carriers

All the major US-based airlines offer premium-cabin products for flights across the country, but not all of them are created equal. To help you find the best seat on your next coast-to-coast itinerary, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele sizes up the various options. Did you know that the flight from Boston to…

Should You Choose a Low-Cost Carrier Over a Major Airline?

Thanks to JetBlue’s Mint class, Virgin America’s innovative first class and potential improvements to Southwest’s offerings, smaller US carriers are starting to look a lot more appealing. In light of this, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele takes a look at which airlines are best for which travelers. Like many people, I grew up…