Hello all.. the site is great. Lots of excellent advice. First off, I do not travel for business. I am looking to make the most of my travel points to get roughly one international trip a year for me and my financee. We are avid travelers and would love to turn rewards into about one week long international trip a year. First class flight would be a huge plus, and the big priority. Hotels are less of a priority, but if we can't get first class each, coach with hotels for the week would be great.. We are not big spenders yearly in any particular category, we spend roughly a couple grand a month. We will be looking to buy a home in 4 - 5 years, so I dont want to hurt our credit with over churning for a few trips. I don't mind getting a couple new ones a year though. We both do have >700 scores. My thought was to start with a Chase Sapphire each. so that gets us 80.000 miles. We are getting married in Hawaii in February, so we can get some pretty good points from that. We will be spending around 14k on that. so I am going to try to figure how to make the most out of those points. We have flights, a large dinner (sapphire 2x) and various other rentals and expenses. Then the first trip we would like to take is in June, 2013 to Santorini, Greece. So we have almost a year to get points. No real hotel chains there, so for the purposes of the next year, airline miles are what we want. Any suggestions on maximizing points to get a free flight for us or hopefully first class??