Best Seats on Southwest, Possible Hyatt Devaluation, 11 Birthday Destinations

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6 of the Most Awe-Inspiring Waterfalls Around the World.

I love traveling to new places to see unique attractions. After a recent trip to Niagara Falls (for the eclipse), I’m inspired to see even more waterfalls with my family… especially if we can include hiking on the trip to get some fresh air and exercise. While you may not be able to travel to see these gorgeous waterfalls, there may be some within a short drive of where you live. What’s your favorite waterfall destination?

How to snag the best seats on Southwest Airlines.

There are rumors that Southwest may start assigning seats as a way to increase revenue. Until that happens, read this guide about getting the best seats on Southwest without paying the massively increased fees for Early Bird or Upgraded Boarding.

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I Explain Loyalty to Hyatt CEO, plus a Warning.

This article is a few months old, but I finally had a free afternoon to clear out some of the open tabs on my browser and found this one again. While I’m relatively new to the Hyatt Globalist world, it’s a bit concerning how the Hyatt CEO views loyalty and benefits considerably differently than me and most of my friends. If they perform a massive devaluation, it will drastically impact the value of the brand and may lead to many of us changing where we spend our money.

Airlines got too confident, and now they are paying the price despite record-breaking travel.

Consumer travel is back in a big way after COVID, but business travel has yet to resume at the same levels as pre-2020. Airlines are also dealing with Boeing and Airbus delivery delays, which is affecting their ability to serve new destinations, benefit from lower maintenance costs and offer the latest technology to passengers. Business passengers are a major source of revenue because they’re not as price-sensitive as consumers, so they’re often willing to pay for premium seats or higher prices on last-minute flights.

11 Best Places to Go for Your Birthday.

In honor of my recent birthday, I present these fantastic destinations that you should consider for your next celebration. This list breaks down incredible experiences based on which birthday you should visit them, but all of worthy of booking the trip, no matter how old you’re turning next. The Galapagos sounds pretty amazing based on the Galapagos Islands podcast episode I recorded with Fernando earlier this year. So, if I had to pick, that would be the one I would choose. What about you?

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