Adventures in Traveling to Kiev, Lviv, and Odessa in Ukraine

While staying in a hostel in Hong Kong, I became friends with a tourist from Kiev, Ukraine. Because we really hit it off, Stanislav invited me to visit him in his home country.

I quickly agreed. How could I pass up an opportunity to cross another country off my list, and to see my friend in their hometown?

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Is Bitcoin a Scam? No, But it Is a Fad That Has Already Peaked

In the last few years, the hot topic has been Bitcoin. Record Bitcoin values, Bitcoin billionaires, how to invest in Bitcoin, Bitcoin, Bitcoin, Bitcoin.

Everyone and their grandmother were talking about Bitcoin for a while, and you'd think we cured cancer with the amount of buzz that cryptocurrencies are generating.

But as I fancy myself more of a traditionalist when it comes to investing, I have adopted the view that not only is Bitcoin a bubble, but that it is a fad (and possibly an outright scam).

Proponents tout it as the greatest transfer of wealth the world has ever seen, and my follow up question is, yes, but whose wealth?

The following is why I'm not jumping onto the bandwagon.

The following is meant to be commentary, and is not investment advice. At publication I have no vested interest in any cryptocurrency.

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A Travel Hacking Blueprint for All Budgets – How to Travel for Free

Those who know us personally know that we absolutely love to travel hack.

Where other bloggers may source the bulk of their travels through comps, partnerships, and other discounts, we pay for most all of it ourselves and owe a lot of it to the insane amount of airline, hotel, and non-branded credit card points we rack up in any given year.

But we'll let you in on a little secret: our version of travel hacking does not involve manufactured spending or crazy schemes in order to get points. It is simply through meeting minimum spend limits on credit cards and carrying on like normal!

Okay, it definitely isn't that sexy when you really stop to think about it. This method really is as simple as opening credit cards, spending as normal, and receiving points. But while this approach may be relatively straight forward, it does have one perk that we're going to share today- it is repeatable!

In this guide we're going to take you down the rabbit hole of all the things you need to think about to before opening one of the best travel rewards credit cards to reap major rewards. The first task? Figuring how many cards you could possibly use in a given year!

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Experiencing Racism in Italy as an Asian Traveler

Italy is famous for its historical sites and culture. But one thing they would tell you about Italy is how rampant racism is, especially towards Asians.

During my travels in the country, I experienced a lot of it.

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