People Dying While Taking Selfies, Why Credit Utilization Matters, 7 Unique Things To Borrow From Hotels

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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 Friday, October 5, 2018, that we think you should read.

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Credit Utilization: Everything You Need to Know to Increase Your Score. – This is why I tell people to never close a credit card if you can help it. Try to downgrade to a no-fee card or move the credit limit to another card at that bank before closing the credit card. Do what you can to keep your utilization low and your credit score will thank you!

More than 250 people around the world have died taking selfies since 2011. – This is just crazy. I was at Horseshoe Bend a couple months ago and there could have easily been 10 deaths in one afternoon with how close people were getting to the edge.

Horseshoe Bend Lee and Timothy April 2018
Timmy and me at Horseshoe Bend. Photo taken by Alex from

This Is the One Thing Travelers Really Want in a Hotel Room. – This is why I always travel with a portable surge protector with multiple outlets and USB ports. Here’s the exact one I keep in my backpack. All I need is one plug and I can charge 5 devices at once.

Gripes fly free: Southwest Airlines gets earful about fare sale on Facebook, Twitter. – We’re all a little entitled when it comes to discounts and travel. Southwest is only discounting flights and routes that aren’t popular. That’s why the early morning and late night flights are cheaper than mid-day flights when normal people want to travel. It sucks, but it is good business.

7 Unique Things Your Family Can Borrow From Hotels. – So many cool things! I love how my favorite hotel program, Kimpton, made this list with their borrow a goldfish program. My kids adore the fish when we get one in our rooms!

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