Banks Killing Sign-up Bonuses?, Margaritaville Coming to NYC, Sign up for TSA PreCheck at Staples

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Welcome to The Morning Shave.  We read a ton of travel articles each day for our personal research and to share the best travel tips and tricks with you.  Here are the articles for Monday, April 30, 2018, that we think you should read.

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Margaritaville Resort Hotel Coming to New York City. – It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. And the parrot has officially landed in NYC. Manhattan isn’t exactly the normal island where Jimmy Buffet spends his time, but I’ll take it. Who’s ready for a cheeseburger in paradise?

Could Banks do the Unthinkable? – I completely agree. When the economy is doing well, banks have less of an incentive to give you a bonus. And banks are getting smarter about who they give perks to and are now tying the best perks with people who have a relationship with them vs. a transaction.

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Banks are looking to shut the briefcase on churning bonuses.

Staples’ new partnership aims to make TSA PreCheck signup easier. – It’s awesome that signing up for TSA PreCheck is becoming easier. However, spend the extra $3 a year and make the drive to upgrade to Global Entry. You’ll thank me when you can skip the line coming home from your next international vacation.

Americans Will Spend More Than $100 Billion on Summer Vacation This Year. – Wouldn’t you rather keep that money in your pocket and spend airline miles & hotel points instead? I love being able to redirect my travel budget towards investments and paying off my home faster because of all of the money I save using travel rewards. Sign up for our 7 Days to Your Dream Vacation email course to learn how.

11 Must-pack Items, According to Full-time Travel Writers. – I like the travel safe and the international power converter the best. Which one is your favorite?

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