Do This Before Leaving On Vacation, Unique National Park Hotels, Food Poisoning On A Flight

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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, December 31, 2019, that we think you should read.

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11 Things You Should Research Before You Visit a Country for the First Time. – There is so much to learn when visiting a new country. The first rule is that it won’t be just like America. So, do your research and understand the cultural, dining, currency, language, and other differences to ensure you have the best trip possible.

11 Things You Should Do the Day Before You Leave for a Vacation. – I agree with all of these suggestions. One that is missing is to contact your local police department. Oftentimes, they will send an extra patrol or two of your neighborhood while you are gone to make would-be burglars think twice before breaking into your home.

10 Unforgettable Places to Sleep in National Parks. – Add these unique hotels to your bucket list. I visited the Old Faithful Inn when I visited West Yellowstone in September. It was truly incredible. Have you stayed at one of these properties on this list?

I got food poisoning before my long-haul flight. Here’s what happened. – I feel so bad for the author (and the people sitting around her). Getting sick is bad enough, but when you’re trapped on a plane for several hours, that just has to make the whole situation much worse.

Are Loyalty Programs A Complete Sham? I Don’t Know Anymore. – We often turn to airline and hotel loyalty programs to fund our travel adventures. I’m still focused on earning miles and points, but I no longer go out of my way to earn airline or hotel status. Instead, I focus on the benefits I can easily earn by having the right credit cards. What I pay in annual fees more than makes up for the time and expense of trying to achieve the same level of status. Check out Shawn’s interview about the best things to do in Las Vegas on my We Travel There podcast.

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