If you are a traveler, there is no better card than the Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card. With benefits like 2x points on dining and travel, no foreign transaction fees, and a 40K point sign up bonus, there is no excuse not to use this card for your everyday spending.
If you travel between the US and Canada frequently, you should really think about getting a Nexus card. It allows you to skip normal customs lines and become a "trusted traveler" between the two countries. Here's my experience with getting my Nexus card.
With Brad still at work and Zak and I hungry after our Paramount Tour, I quickly turned to OpenTable to see if I could get a reservation at Pizzeria Mozza... OpenTable, the best thing since the iPhone.
Since Zak had never been to Los Angeles, I wanted to do something touristy. Disneyland is a lot of fun, but it is a lot of effort when you are staying in Santa Monica... And it is a full day adventure. So a friend of my cousin suggested the tour at Paramount Studios and we weren't disappointed (sadly, Brad was stuck in an office all day working so he wasn't able to join us).
In order to make my United Premier Match Challenge, we booked a crazy flight which is about to begin. Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Houston, Chicago, and then finally Toronto. We will be flying for a total of about 12 hours. Call us crazy? Maybe.
If you love to travel as much as we do, having some sort of travel status in an airline is a must. Shorter lines to check-in. Waived baggage fees. Lounge access prior to flight. I was able to secure Star Alliance Gold using Aegean Airlines... and I have never even flown on the airline.