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The Best Business Travel Credit Cards for Digital Nomads

The Best Business Travel Credit Cards for Digital Nomads

an assortment of business credit cards, including a Visa, Mastercard, and American Express
Posted: 11/16/19 | November 16th, 2019

One of the best parts about running a business is the cool business travel credit cards you get access to. These cards tend to have a lot better points-earning abilities and perks than consumer cards. I’ve been running this website for eleven years and have tried a lot of cards during that time.

I’m often asked by other bloggers, creators, and entrepenuers which business travel credit card is the best.

Well, first, let me say, there is no “best.”

Every business is different, and everyone has different needs. For example, I love the Amex Platinum card’s Delta lounge perk since I fly Delta a lot. (The Centurian Lounges are wonderful too.) Similarly, I love the Delta card because the Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM) bonus helps me mainta… Read More

Is Getting a Credit Card With an Annual Fee Worth It?

There’s a difference between knowing the price of something and knowing the value of something. This is never truer than when it comes to credit cards that charge annual fees. Annual fees for most paid cards range between $59 and $125. Of course, some annual fees are much higher. The Centurion Card from American Express has an annual fee of $2,500.

Does a high fee always translate to a high value when it comes to today’s popular credit cards? It’s easy to assume that elite cards open elite doors. However, you really have to do your homework before you put down what effectively works out to be a down payment on a credit card. Are you wondering if an annual fee is worth it? Some people say that you should never pay for the privilege of using a credit card. However, it’s probably wise to never say never when it comes to paid cards that offer impressive perks for paying cardholders. Take a look at the five questions to ask before signing up for a credit ca… Read More

How to Travel Kazakhstan By Train

How to Travel Kazakhstan By Train

a gold-topped mosque in Kazakhstan
Posted: 11/18/19 | November 18th, 2019

Kazakhstan is a country I’ve always wanted to visit. In fact, I’ve always wanted to go to all the “Stans”. It’s the region of the world I probably want to visit the most. After having lived in Kazakhstan for 8 years, Doug Fears knows a thing or two about the country and how to navigate it. In this guest post, Doug offers some in-depth advice about how to travel around Kazakhstan by train!

Night spilled across the Kazakh steppe. The train’s steel wheels clickety-clacked below, gently prompting me to point toward a bowl of plastic-wrapped apples. Suddenly, my drunken dining car companion began gesticulating wildly while repeating his favorite, and perhaps only, English-language phrase, “No problem!” With a shake of the head and wave of the hand, this newfound friend seemed to dismis… Read More

8 tips for adventure close to home

8 tips for adventure close to home

In 2015, Alastair Humphreys penned a sweet little tome encouraging folks to haul themselves off their collective sofas a little more often. The Brit — named a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2012 — quickly became the godfather of the “microadventure,” a term he likely coined and used in his book, Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes.

“Adventure is a loose word that means different things to different people. It is a state of mind, a spirit of trying something new and leaving your comfort zone. Adventure is about enthusiasm, ambition, open-mindedness and curiosity. If this is true, then adventure is not only crossing deserts and climbing mountains; adventure can be found everywhere, every day, and it is up to us to seek it out.”

Bravo, Alastair! There’s no need for a fat travel wallet, a heap of… Read More

Best Virtual Mailbox Service For Travelers & Digital Nomads

Best Virtual Mailbox Service For Travelers & Digital Nomads

Virtual Mailbox Services ReviewVirtual Mailboxes: How to Receive Mail while Traveling
Digital Nomads

How do long-term travelers and digital nomads receive mail or packages while traveling? I use a virtual mailbox service that allows me to scan and forward my mail internationally.

I’ve been working as a digital nomad for the past 9 years, basing myself in multiple countries or simply living out of my backpack while traveling.

Currently, I’m living as an expat in Italy.

Yet I have a virtual mailbox with a physical address in San Antonio, Texas.

Using this service, any incoming mail or packages is photographed, which I can then view through an online dashboard.

From there, I can decide to scan the contents (letters), forward the mail/package… Read More

Review: Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow Terminal 2

READ MORE FROM THIS TRIP

• Introduction: A Week Above The Atlantic
• Review: Air France-KLM Lounge Toronto Airport
• Review: Plaza Premium Lounge Toronto Airport
• Review: Air France A350 Business Class
• Review: Air France Arrivals Lounge Paris CDG
• Review: Le Bus Direct (Paris Airport Bus)
• Review: Icare Lounge Paris Orly Airport
• Review: La Compagnie A321neo Business Class
• Review: United 767 Polaris Business Class
• Review: Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow Terminal 2

I had a quick overnight at Heathrow Airport, as I arrived shortly before 9PM, while my flight the next morning was before 7AM. I was lucky in the sense that both my arriving and departing flights were out of Terminal 2, so this presented a great opportunity to review the (fairly) new Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow Terminal 2.

Most Heathrow Airport hotels aren’t actually connected to terminals,… Read More

Best Virtual Mailbox Service For Travelers & Digital Nomads

Best Virtual Mailbox Service For Travelers & Digital Nomads

Virtual Mailbox Services ReviewVirtual Mailboxes: How to Receive Mail while Traveling
Digital Nomads

How do long-term travelers and digital nomads receive mail or packages while traveling? I use a virtual mailbox service that allows me to scan and forward my mail internationally.

I’ve been working as a digital nomad for the past 9 years, basing myself in multiple countries or simply living out of my backpack while traveling.

Currently, I’m living as an expat in Italy.

Yet I have a virtual mailbox with a physical address in San Antonio, Texas.

Using this service, any incoming mail or packages is photographed, which I can then view through an online dashboard.

From there, I can decide to scan the contents (letters), forward the mail/package… Read More

Traveling With A Baby: Meet Dylan Fitzgerald Karsten!

Traveling With A Baby: Meet Dylan Fitzgerald Karsten!

Baby Travel TipsTips For Traveling with a Baby
Family Travel Tips

As a first-time dad, and frequent traveler, I’ve had to learn how to travel with a baby through trial and error. Here are some of our best baby travel tips based on my experience!

Sooooo… I’m a dad! If you’ve been following me on social media for the past 7 months, you probably already knew that though.

But I haven’t properly introduced the little guy here on my blog, and thought it was time for you to meet him — especially since we’ve been traveling together.

Earlier this year, back in April, my wife Anna gave birth to our first child. A healthy baby boy we named Dylan Fitzgerald Karsten.

Just as most parents warned, having a baby is a life-changing experi… Read More