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 Thursday, January 2, 2020, that we think you should read.
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The most important thing to bring to Disney World. – I’m planning a trip to Disney World with the family in 2020, so this is great advice by Summer. As a parent, we bring a lot of things with us for the kids (and our sanity), but this one (free) thing is just as important as the rest. It will save you time and money by cutting down your waits for rides and food.
Here’s How Long You Should Take Off to Feel Productive at Work Again, According to New Study. – When I worked a corporate job, I would take a lot of long weekend vacations rather than taking a week at a time to stretch out my time off. Although that gave me the ability to book extra vacations, maybe I should have booked more 1 to 2 week trips to maximize my physical and emotional health. At least according to this survey.
Chasing Status in 2020: A Worthless Pursuit? – I think chasing status is worthless for the average traveler. Even if you earn the first or second tier of status, the benefits are basically the same as if you had the airline’s credit card. For most travelers, you are better off having an airline’s credit card to waive checked bag fees and get priority boarding. Then be a free agent and book whichever flights suit you best (departure time & city, non-stop, etc.).
Free Top Tier Rental Car Status If You Have An(y) American Express Card. – Break out your Amex card and sign up for free elite status with this rental car company. Even if you don’t have plans to rent a car right away, take advantage of this free offer while you can. Rental car elite status can save you money, time, and hassles on your next vacation.
WARNING: Your Bank is about to Tax your Airline Miles. – This makes complete sense because the bank is giving you American Airlines miles instead of interest. It is a passive activity, just like investing or saving. This is completely different than miles, points, or cash back earned on spending, which is perceived as a rebate on your purchases. I just hope that the bank assigns a reasonable value to the miles.
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