Chase Ink Business Preferred: Our Full Review

There are more opportunities now than ever to use credit card rewards programs to travel very cheaply. One of our favorite travel rewards programs out there is Chase Ultimate Rewards, as it lets you redeem points you earn for flights, hotels, and even car rentals at a wide variety of partners.

To start earning Chase points, we recommend getting the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Chase Sapphire Preferred. Both have large sign-up bonuses that can easily cover the cost of a transcontinental flight or several nights at a hotel. (more…)

How to Earn and Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points in 2019

We love Chase Ultimate Rewards points because they are super flexible, and depending on how you use them, you can redeem them for almost any type of travel expense, from flights to hotels to rental cars!

In this guide, we’ll take a look at the best ways to earn Chase points, as well as how to redeem them for great travel perks.

Destination Diary: Bulgaria w/ Mitko Karshovski

Destination Diary Bulgaria w/ Mitko Karshovski

Typically, our destination diary episodes are Heather and I riffing on a place that we’ve traveled to, but every so often I meet someone who knows a place so well, I just have to have them come on and talk about it. And, even though Bulgaria is very high on my list, I didn’t want to have to wait a year or so to put out an episode on it because I don’t want other people to wait that long to go.

Joining me today is someone who has been kind enough to bring me beers from Cincinnati and bring Whit a stuffed Hey Hey doll from Moana, who has taught me everything (literally, everything) I know about Bulgaria, who is an integral part of our Location Indie team, and who can spur wanderlust in me about as quick as any person I’ve ever met, Mitko Karshovski from and host of the That Remote Show podcast.

Today’s episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks. Check them out for the best travel backpacks!

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In This Episode

  • 04:10 Basics On Bulgaria
  • 05:20 Why Are You The Bulgarian Expert?
  • 08:10 Location, Location, Location
  • 18:45 Getting Around
  • 32:30 10-14 Day Itinerary (Different Seasons)
  • 43:00 When To Go
  • 43:55 Gotta Love Those Prices
  • 51:50 Bulgarian Food…It’s Not What You Think
  • 1:00:00 Can’t-Miss, You Can Skip, & Do More Of
  • 01:06:45 Great Resources for Bulgaria


Important Links

Getting There:

Getting Around:


Sofia: Capital, Historic, Architecture

Varna – Beaches, Nature, Nightlife

Plovdiv – Artsy, Hipster, 2019 Culture Capital of Europe

Veliko Tarnovo – City of Tsars, Unique Architecture, Fortresses & Palaces

Bansko – Skiing, Hiking, Up & Coming Digital Nomad Spot

  • Accommodation
  • To Do
    • Skiing in the winter – Todorka
    • Hiking in the Spring, Summer, & Fall

Melnik – Wineries

  • To Do
    • Wine Region
    • Wine Tastings

Sozopol – Built Into The Cliffs, Lots of Ruins, Historic

Small Towns To Visit


American Express Platinum Review: Is It Worth the Annual Fee?

The world of premium travel credit cards is larger than ever. Chase has been competing in the space with its Sapphire Reserve card, while Capital One has also put out some solid offerings such as the Venture card.

There’s one card name, however, that’s been nearly synonymous with travel since its inception: the Amex Platinum. But while this card has a storied history, how does it stand up compared to today’s premium travel credit cards? (more…)

How to Buy and Use Round the World Tickets (RTW) in 2019

If you’ve never heard of round the world tickets, you may be missing out. Round the world tickets (also known as an “around the world ticket” or just “RTW”) allow you to fly to many destinations in one trip, often more cheaply than buying tickets individually.

But is buying an RTW ticket worth it? And how the heck do you buy one, anyway? In this guide, we’ll show you everything you need to know. We’ll cover what RTW tickets are, how they work, and whether or not you should buy one for your next trip. (more…)

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