Countries that use U.S. Dollar, Lost Wallet While Traveling? Do This, $1,000 Booking Mistake

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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 Tuesday, January 21, 2020, that we think you should read.

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The Morning Shave

PDX passenger takes over airport monitor for video game. – This dude has some serious cajones… or a serious video game addiction. Luckily, everyone was chill and he politely shut everything down. But, first, he asked if he could finish the current level. HAHA

No Exchange Needed. Foreign Countries that Use the U.S. Dollar. – I think one of the fears that hold people back from traveling internationally is not knowing how different it will be from the U.S. Try booking a trip to one of these countries that accept U.S. dollars. That could make it easier for you to assimilate and enjoy yourself. Just remember, if there’s an option to pay in the local currency, take it. You’ll get a better exchange rate on your credit card and won’t be charged any fees (if you have the right credit card).

What to Do If You’ve Lost Your Bag, Wallet, Everything. – This has to be one of the scariest situations while traveling. You’ve lost something very important to you in a place you aren’t familiar with. Don’t panic. Just follow these simple steps. You might not get it back, but these tips will give you the best chance possible.

This Simple Booking Mistake Cost a Traveler Close to $1,000. – Airlines take names very seriously on airplane tickets. Anna and I had the same situation as the newlyweds when we traveled to Australia shortly after we were married. She hadn’t updated her passport while I booked the flight with her married name. Luckily for us, the airline understood the situation and accepted a certified copy of our marriage license to bridge the gap between her passport, her driver’s license, and the ticket.

The Worst Seats on a Plane (and How to Avoid Them). – I use this website on a regular basis when selecting seats. It helps me to 1) avoid being close to the bathroom when traveling by myself or 2) getting as close to the bathroom as possible when traveling with the kids.

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