Delta to Buy ITA, Bluest Water in the World, Most Popular Airbnbs

Delta Boeing 767-400ER
Boeing 767-400ER. Photo courtesy of Delta Air Lines.
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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 Tuesday, September 6, 2022, that we think you should read.

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What Travelers Who Are Good With Money Don’t Buy on Trips, According to Experts.

Since I’m at a personal finance conference this week to speak about freelance writing, this article seems fitting. Although I love to travel, it is hard saying no to knick-knacks and other collectibles. Even our seemingly innocent purchases of a magnet and ornament from every new destination adds up to a lot of clutter (and money wasted) quickly. How do you keep yourself from overspending while on vacation?

Delta and others are in talks to buy majority stake in Italian flag carrier.

It will be interesting to see how this acquisition would take form. And it is good that Delta & team are in the lead to acquire ITA over Lufthansa since it is much easier to redeem Delta SkyMiles for premium cabin tickets over Lufthansa (which often only releases first class seats about one week before departure).

Delta A350 soaring above the clouds
A350 soaring above the clouds. Photo courtesy of Delta.

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World.

If you’re looking for travel inspiration, these destinations will rock your world. While many of us are just happy lounging on the beach, when you visit someplace with water this blue, all of the other spots just can’t compare. I visited Crater Lake as a kid, but I want to go back with my kids to show them how beautiful it is.

Airbnbs So Popular You Have to Book Them a Year in Advance.

Ok, this article is almost a year old, but these incredible Airbnb properties are still pretty amazing. While I tend to focus on using airline miles and hotel points when I travel, finding unique places to stay is also part of the fun while traveling. When I plan to be in cities for more than a couple of days, I’m going to make more of an effort to explore boutique hotels and unique Airbnb properties. If you’re interested in Airbnb stays, read our 11 pros and cons of Airbnb that you need to know before booking your reservation.

Woot! Now you can book Aeroplan stopover itinerary online.

While Aeroplan has been a valuable resource for experienced travelers for awhile, it has recently been gaining popularity with the masses. One of the benefits of its award program is the ability to book a free stopover, but you had to call customer service to book it. Now, you’re able to book it online with the latest updates to Air Canada’s website.

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