Dream Trips For Miles & Points Beginners, Finding Travel Deals, How to Stop Overpacking

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Radisson Blu Aruba beach Lee with Timothy and Scarlett
On the beach with Timothy and Scarlett at the Radisson Blu Aruba
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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, January 6, 2022, that we think you should read.

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7 Secret Tips for Finding Travel Deals. – If you’re looking to start traveling again in 2022, here are some valuable tips to finding awesome deals. Most of these are cash bookings, so also sign up for my buddy Spencer’s email list at Straight To The Points for amazing flight deals using your miles.

9 Tips to Finally Stop Overpacking. – I’m totally guilty of packing way too much for every trip that I take. I always bring workout clothes (but rarely work out on vacation) and a swimsuit (even if the hotel doesn’t have a pool). You never know when these things will come in handy. But, you can easily do away with extra shirts, socks, etc. Worst case, you can hit the laundromat or pick up something cheap while you’re there.

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Waived resort fees and more: MGM Resorts unveils new “reimagined” loyalty program. – Resort fees are a hidden tax on travelers that hotels charge guests. They’re pure profit for the hotel and make all of us mad. I’m glad to see MGM Resorts taking steps to waive resort fees for its loyalty program members. Will others follow?

4 Dream Trips Even Beginners Can Book With Points and Miles. – People who are just starting to learn about miles and points often don’t know where to start. This article shares some examples of what is possible. And then you can alter the destinations and apply the same concepts to fit your needs. Check out my free email course “7 Days to Your Dream Vacation For Less” to learn how to book your own trip using miles and points.

Traveler Caught Texting About Having Covid On Flight. – If I saw this, I would immediately get up and speak with a flight attendant. What would you do? This is completely unacceptable behavior. It’s selfish and could harm other passengers around you on the plane or in the airport.

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