1. WORK BACKWARDS
Read blogs like The Points Guy or Upgraded Points and browse posts on top mileage redemptions.
Also, pick your next credit card based on your lifestyle - are you a foodie, do you want to redeem points for a hotel, do you want to have premium lounge access and global entry? Click here for more info.
2. GET SPECIFIC
Google the destination and bank, airline, or hotel partner you are using to redeem with.
Become a true travel miles enthusiast by reading the ins and outs on earning miles and points.
Maximize your strategy by becoming familiar with terms like travel hacking and churning.
Fortunately, travel hacking experts like 10xtravel and Nomadic Matt, have creative guides on strategizing your points and miles earnings.
Nomadic Matt Book
Throw on some of these podcasts while you're in the car or on your daily commute, and learn how to travel hack like a pro.
The Kevin Rose Show #17
Hacking, Travel & Points w/ Chris Hutchins
Listen Money Matters
The Easiest Way to Practice Travel Hacking with Credit Cards
Financial Freedom, House Sitting & Travel Hacking with GoWithLess