China Travel Warning, Southwest Close To Hawaii Flights, Countries Requiring Travel Insurance

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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 Saturday, January 5, 2019, that we think you should read.

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Southwest clears first ETOPS hurdle in Hawaii plans. – Flights to Hawaii are another step closer. Once the FAA is satisfied, then ticket sales can begin. Who’s ready to go to Hawaii?

U.S. State Department Issues Travel Warning to China, Urging ‘Increased Caution’. – Hopefully, this is just a short-term tactic in the Trump-China trade feud. Global travel has never been easier with cheap fares and people’s increased understanding of booking award tickets. It is a shame that the ability to explore other countries is being limited in this way.

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40 Airport Secrets Only Insiders Know. – So many great tips in this article. One of my favorites is to download your airline’s app before your flight. Most in-flight entertainment systems flow through the app, so if you haven’t downloaded the app, you won’t be able to watch the free movies.

More Countries Requiring Tourists Purchase Travel Insurance. – What a turn of events. When entering the country, “travelers are asked to show proof of medical or hospitalization coverage before they can enter.” If you can’t show proof of coverage, you’ll either be required to purchase insurance on the spot or will be turned away. Use our referral link to check out your coverage options at Allianz.

Garbage, feces, other bad behavior take toll on national parks during shutdown. – What a mess! Literally. Politics aside, it is such a shame that tourists exploring our great national parks would behave like this. People need to treat our national parks with more respect. It is going to cost so much more to clean everything up once the government shutdown is over. Such a waste of money.

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