Budget-Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts, Islands With Unique Animals, How Travel Influencers Lie

Hilton Cancun All-Inclusive view from our room. A pool with water slides and palm trees
The view from our room at the Hilton Cancun All-Inclusive
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Welcome to The Morning Shave. We read a ton of travel articles each day for our research to share the best travel tips, tricks, and news with you. Here are the articles for Wednesday, January 3, 2024, that we think you should read.

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The Cheapest Nicest All-Inclusive Resorts, From Crete to Cancun.

We love visiting all-inclusive resorts because you can enjoy food, beverages and more without paying anything additional. The problem is that these resorts often cost hundreds more than comparable resorts that don’t include these benefits. This list showcases some of the best all-inclusive resorts that won’t break the bank, yet still are nice enough to be worthy of your IG selfie. On this list is the Hilton Cancun All-Inclusive, which we stayed at over Thanksgiving when it first opened, and it was a pretty amazing spot for families.

Venice Will Limit Tour Groups to 25 People.

In a sign that overtourism is back, Venice is banning the use of loudspeakers by tour guides and limiting tour groups to no more than 25 people. As much as some people will complain, I applaud these efforts to minimize overtourism so these historic cities can maintain a sense of normalcy and avoid being overrun by tourists.

Best things to do in Venice Italy - JP Morselli - Regata Storica
The Regata Storica is the main event in the annual rowing calendar.

8 Islands Home to Unique Animal Populations.

If you want to see something unique during your next vacation, consider one of these islands. They are home to interesting animals that you wouldn’t expect to find there. Experiences range from wallabies in Ireland to monkeys in South Carolina to pigs in the Bahamas. Swimming with those cute piggies is high on my bucket list!

Passengers hoped this ‘time traveling’ flight would give them two New Year’s Eves – but they arrived in the wrong year.

Gimmick flights like this are a great idea… until something goes wrong. Whether it’s seeing an eclipse, admiring the Northern Lights, or getting two New Year’s Eve celebrations, travelers are willing to pay extra money for the experience. However, if your flight is canceled or delayed, the whole reason for the trip can be ruined. An apology and a few extra miles definitely aren’t enough to make up for the depressed feelings you may have. What would you do in this situation?

11 Ways Luxury Travel Influencers Lie to Their Followers.

Before you book a trip based on what you see on social media, do a little digging first. Many influencers and travel bloggers get special treatment when they travel that the average person doesn’t get. (However, you may be able to receive better treatment than they do if you have elite status!) And a lot of them have day jobs like you, so they’re not really on vacation when new posts go up. They’re simply reposting old photos to make it look like they’re traveling all the time.

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