Should I Go for the Promotion or Job Offer?

Dear Experts, I have been applying for positions in another state and have a few interviews lined up and am planning to travel there and interview in the next 3 weeks and relocate if the interviews go well. The only problem is that at the same time as when I was applying to out-of-state positions, I had asked my current boss about possible promotion. I inquired at my current job about 2 weeks ago, before I had any interviews lined up. He pulled me into his office today and talked to me about how he would like give me the position, granted it clears senior management. I told him I was interested because the positions I'm interviewing for are not definite. I would much rather take the position out-of-state if offered because of opportunity in that state are greater and better pay, but I don't want to end up burning any bridges in the process at my current job. What would be the proper protocol for handling this situation? Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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