Earn 50 AA Miles Per $1, Coolest Live Music Venues, Chase Reconsideration Call Success

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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, August 22, 2023, that we think you should read.

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Coolest Places to See Live Music That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of.

If you love listening to live music but want something beyond traditional concert venues and dive bars, check out this list. Each of these venues are unique experiences that concert lovers should add to their bucket list. There are some cool spots on this list, including Kalamazoo, Cincinnati, and Portland (check out our podcast episodes for the best things to do in those cities). And one that’s not on the list is Red Rocks in Denver.

Earn 50 AAdvantage miles per dollar on your donation to Stand Up To Cancer.

With American Airlines miles valued at ~1.8 cents per mile, you’re basically breakeven when donating through this promotion. Possibly even better when you factor in the potential for tax deductions on the donation (talk to your tax advisor). Plus, you’re contributing to a worthy cause whose mission is to reduce deaths and improve the lives of those battling cancer. This offer is good through September 30th.

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Denied? Call the Chase Reconsideration Line.

Getting denied by Chase (or any other bank) happens to the best of us. Here’s what my friend Ross did when he was denied on his recent credit card application. And he shares what steps he took to get the phone agent to approve his request. Check out our list of the best credit card offers to see which one works for your situation.

What It’s Like to Go to Space as a Tourist—According to Virgin Galactic’s First Astronauts.

Space tourism is real, and it is happening right now. While the price tag is still out of reach for most people, prices are coming down and may be affordable in our lifetimes. In the meantime, these travelers have unique stories that will top almost any travel experience you have to share. As much as we love Australia, Greece, Fiji and other incredible destinations, it’s hard to compete with going to space.

39 Best Kids Movies to Spark Your Child’s Interest in Travel.

Whether you’re getting ready for your next trip or thinking about where to travel next, getting your kids excited can be challenging. These movies seek to inspire kids to travel the world to learn about new cultures, try new foods, and meet new friends. Think of the amazing memories they’ll have as they grow older. And of the fun you’ll have as you explore the world together.

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