Hi Folks, This is a great forum and I love the way people help each other out here. It is a well kept secret. Kudos to all the senior members for clarifying the questions of newbies like me. Here's mine: I live in New Jersey and will be flying out of Newark (EWR) / JFK . As i am a newbie, I am ok to fly coach as well as I dont have so many miles . just about 20k in united/continental from regular domestic travel . 1)I am planning Alaska in summer next year. (havent really decided which part in alaska I am yet to apply for any of these good cards but have a good credit score and so does my wife. Which credit cards/miles are the best for Alaska flights/hotels. Wont be going by cruise. I am currently thinking ---> but please help me out. 75000 AA Amex Personal 75000 AA Citi Personal 2)Has anybody been to Peru(Machu Pichu) with miles . Which airlines and credit cards are the best for that trip? Which credit cards/miles are the best for Peru flights. Thanks in advance .