I’ve helped quite a few people get started and/or go deeper into the world of points and miles. I’ve also had some time to reflect on our own journey.
This page is a set of resources to information that can help you get started. It will grow over time.
For now though, know that we play this game hard and in almost every way possible. However, you play though, I think establishing a travel budget is a great place to start. Read more about why here. It will seem simple at first (one hotel stay, one credit card, etc) but given the nature of many of these strategies, the costs can sneak up on you. Establishing and tracking a travel budget is an important control to make sure that you don’t end up with a negative surprise.