Sifting through the bazillion come-ons for various credit cards, in short, sucks. What does a person have to do, if all you want is to A) spend money on things and B) see more of the world than your ride to work every day?
We’ve got you covered with a really simple list of four cards. We’ll lay out what they're good for, and why you'd want them. While the writer (me) is being paid a moderate sum, there is no affiliate link chicanery putting a thumb on any travel rewards scale. Where possible, I’m recommending the cards I actually use, because they flat-out help me travel.
With any luck, you'll be sitting on a pile of points in no time; or rather, you'll have a lot of points and be sitting on an airplane seat you didn't pay for, because sitting on a point sounds painful.