Best travel reward credit cards

best travel rewards card
best travel rewards card

Summer is almost upon us, which means many of you WalletPop readers are probably pondering summer vacation plans. But there's a tougher decision to make than whether you want a window seat or an ocean-view room, and that's choosing the best travel rewards credit card for your lifestyle. After all, if you're going to hit the mountains, beach or just the open road, you might as well have a card that will let you rack up points, discounts and other perks on your travels.

WalletPop tapped a pair of credit card experts -- Curtis Arnold, founder of the CardRatings.com, and Doug Miller, senior analyst at research firm Corporate Insight -- to sift through the literally dozens of travel cards out there. Here's the roundup of the ones these experts dub first-class: