Which Southwest Credit Card Is Right for You? [Full Review + Comparison]

Here at EPOP, we love getting the best deals we can on airfare. That’s why we’re big fans of Southwest Airlines for many of our domestic travel needs. The airline offers exceptional value, with 2 free checked bags, a carry-on bag, and a personal item. Plus, the fares are some of the lowest you’ll find.

But what if there were a way to make your already affordable Southwest flights even more affordable? We’re talking (basically) free flights, free in-flight WiFi, and even free in-flight (ahem, adult) beverages.

When you get one of the Southwest credit cards, all of the above (and more) are possible. In this guide, we’ll examine all of the credit cards that Southwest currently offers. (more…)

College Education Beyond The States w/ Jennifer Viemont

Extra Pack Of Peanuts Podcast 380: College Education Beyond The States w/ Jennifer Viemont

Do you dream of going to school abroad? If living and studying while roaming the streets of your favorite European city sounds good to you then this episode will fuel and help your dreams become a reality. Joining me today is the author of College Beyond the States: European Schools That Will Change Your Life Without Breaking the Bank, someone who is one of the world’s foremost experts on the over 1,700 schools in Europe that a student can get a bachelor’s degree from, in English, and who, for her “job”, gets to visit Europe regularly to visit these schools, Jenn Viemont from BeyondtheStates.com.

Today’s episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks!

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In This Episode

  • 04:30 What is BeyondTheStates.com
  • 08:15 Costs – America vs Europe
  • 13:10 Other Pro’s For European Colleges/Universities
  • 15:20 What is the Competition For Admittance Like
  • 19:00 Why Don’t People Know More About This Option
  • 26:35 Who Does It Makes Sense For & Differences
  • 30:45 What If You Don’t Know What Major You Want
  • 32:05 Transferability Of Credits & Degree Programs
  • 37:00 Standing Out In The Crowd & Internships
  • 40:45 What Are The Options Outside Of Europe
  • 42:30 Most Popular & Most Opportunities
  • 44:15 Underrated Countries
  • 46:35 Countries With Free Tuition For International Students
  • 48:00 Applying & Competition To Get In
  • 52:30 How To Pick a University
  • 56:30 Toughest Part Of The Transition
  • 59:05 What Are The Cons
  • 01:01:40 Options For Sports
  • 01:02:40 Travel Mishaps

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Epic Trips & Micro-Adventures w/ Alastair Humphreys

Extra Pack Of Peanuts Podcast Epic Trips & Micro-Adventures w/ Alastair Humphreys

Do you allow your lack of funds to dictate your travels or lack thereof? Are you looking for an epic adventure or are you more of a micro-adventurer? Today’s guest is someone whose accomplishments will make you feel slightly guilty you didn’t hit the gym yesterday since they include cycling around the world for 4 years, rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, pulled a 600-pound sled across the Empty Quarter desert & for good measure, completed an unsupported trek across Iceland by foot and pack-raft.

It’s no wonder that he was the 2012 National Geographic Traveler of the Year, and Geographic Magazine calls him “Slightly bonkers but this a wonderful thing”, Alastair Humphreys from AlastairHumphreys.com and author of 10 books, including the latest My Midsummer Morning.

Today’s episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks & Sauv’s!

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In This Episode

  • 05:45 Why Busk Through Spain Without Musical Talent
  • 09:15 Fears, Failing & No Funds
  • 17:00 Plan Of Action & Lessons Learned
  • 21:00 What Are The Rules Of Busking & Travel
  • 22:45 Funniest Reactions & Comments
  • 28:10 Biggest Memorable Moments
  • 31:13 Frustrations & Annoyances
  • 32:35 The Other Epic Trips & Micro-Adventures
  • 37:00 Adventurer, Father, & Middle-Aged Husband – Finding Balance
  • 43:10 The British Adventurers Crew & Old Man Grumbles
  • 46:00 Adventure Travel As A Job
  • 52:10 Micro-Adventure Ideas
  • 58:40 Travel Mishaps
  • 01:01:40 What’s Next

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Why the Capital One Venture Card Belongs in Your Wallet (Full Card Review)

We’re always on the lookout for the best travel credit card offers here at EPOP. The landscape of credit card rewards programs is constantly shifting, with exciting new offers launching all the time.

Therefore, when we heard that Capital One had improved their Venture card, we were naturally interested. And after taking a look at the card, we’re now more confident in recommending it than ever before.

Below, we’ll take a look at everything the Capital One Venture card offers to travelers, including the current sign-up bonus and other exciting perks. This way, you can decide if it’s a card worth adding to your wallet. (more…)

The Unseen Africa w/ Francis Tapon

Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast The Unseen Africa w/ Francis Tapon

Joining me today is the author of one of my favorite books, The Hidden Europe, creator, producer, star and everything else of The Unseen Africa, and a man who has probably had more adventures in the last 3 days than I’ve had in my entire life, Francis Tapon of WanderLearn Podcast. I am so happy to have him back on the show since we last spoke almost exactly 4 years ago or 275 episodes but who is counting. Today, we are diving deep into The Unseen Africa project which includes a book and a video series and is a must read/see for everyone! Bonus: if you are a lover of pop quizzes and my failing them (mostly) then you will find extra joy in this episode!

Today’s episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks & Sauv’s!

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In This Episode

  • 05:45 What Do You Tell People You Do
  • 07:20 The Unseen Africa – All In
  • 16:40 Both In & Out Of Africa While Standing On The Continent
  • 25:10 How Did You Pick Africa & The Struggles From The Start
  • 34:10 African Tinder, Finding His Wife, Travel Partners & 3000+ Hitchhikers
  • 41:15 The Different Languages  & How Not Knowing Them Can Be A Hindrance
  • 50:55 Challenges Faced
  • 01:05:45 First Half Of The Trip (Pre Wife) vs Second Half (With Wife)
  • 01:14:55 Time Spent In Which Countries – Most & Least
  • 01:20:45 Budgeting For The Trip & Keeping It “Cheap”
  • 01:24:05 Density Of Population & Growth Projections
  • 01:36:15 Thoughts Going In, Misconceptions & Safety
  • 01:55:10 How Many Armed Guards & Sneaking Into South Sudan
  • 02:03:45 Scary Moments
  • 02:16:15 Best Memories
  • 02:20:25 Places With Natural Beauty
  • 02:22:35 Must-See Places
  • 02:28:00 Goal Of The Unseen Africa

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