Brazil Joins Global Entry, Puerto Rico Drops Testing Requirement, Match Hyatt to MGM MLife

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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 Thursday, February 10, 2022, that we think you should read.

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Why You Should Always Order Ginger Ale on a Flight. – This makes a lot of sense. My parents used to give me ginger ale when my stomach was upset growing up. If you tend to get sick while flying, make sure that you order a ginger ale to calm your insides.

Puerto Rico drops testing rule for vaccinated U.S. visitors. – I’ve been wanting to visit a couple of friends that moved to PR a few years ago, but COVID has made traveling there quite difficult. Now that the kids and I are all vaccinated, and they’re dropping the testing requirement, it will be much easier to go.

San Juan Puerto Rico Castillo de San Cristóbal courtyard
San Juan Puerto Rico Castillo de San Cristóbal courtyard. One of two major forts on the island that you can explore.

How to match your World of Hyatt status to MGM Rewards for free perks in Las Vegas. – Since I finally attained Globalist status last year, I’m still learning about all of the extras I can get with my newfound status. I don’t travel to Vegas much, but I’m definitely going to match my elite status to ensure that I get some extra goodies when I visit my friends.

These Are the National Parks Requiring Reservations to Visit in 2022. – National Parks are truly one of our most amazing national treasures. I can’t wait to travel with the kids this summer to explore some national parks. The rules are different for each park, so make sure that you follow their rules to snag your entrance tickets.

Brazil joins Global Entry program. – Brazil is now the 13th country that has access to our Global Entry system. So far, there are about 10 million travelers that have Global Entry and Customs & Border Patrol expect another 3.5 million to apply this year. I hope that this doesn’t equate to longer lines for the rest of us. That’s why I pair my Global Entry with Clear, so that I get the best of both worlds. Get a free 2-month trial of Clear when you use my referral link.

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