I'm completely new to this forum, I've been poking around online for the last few days and I've been intrigued and impressed by what many people have been able to accomplish. I hope to be able to take my wife to Bora Bora, Maldives, or Thailand next year for our honeymoon. Also, I would also love to go to Japan in the next few days as well. Unfortunately, I have no miles and as for credit cards, I recently applied for the chase ink card and hope to take advantage of the 50k bonus. Also, I registered for the target prepaid red card and hope to use that to meet credit card minimums. I'm based out of New York and my job does allow me to travel, however I can't keep airline miles, but I can keep hotel points. As such, I typically stick with SPG properties, as they offer gold and platinum for life opportunities. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated!