Happier with Basic Economy, Removing Suitcase Scuffs, Affordable Travel Luxuries

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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 Friday, December 20, 2019, that we think you should read.

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This Special Sponge Is the Secret to Removing Suitcase Scuffs. – I just bought a new suitcase from Samsonite and it’s already scuffed up after just one flight. UGH!!! Use one of these guys and you’ll be looking awesome in a hurry.

Travelers Who Book Basic Economy Tickets Are Actually Happier With Their Flights, Study Finds. – The reasoning makes sense, but those of us who travel frequently know the limitations of these tickets and are unhappy with them. At least most airlines now allow you to check a bag while flying Basic Economy if you have their credit card. h/t Gary of VFTW

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I always feel dark and gloomy when I fly Basic Economy.

Why Bartering Will Make You a Better Traveler. – In the U.S., we’re used to paying whatever the price is that’s listed. If you haggle, you’re often looked at weird or told to leave the store. But, when you travel internationally, haggling is often expected. If you don’t, then you’re basically a sucker who just got ripped off. Build up your haggling skills… it’s fun and saves you money.

Meet the Yule Lads, Iceland’s Terrifying Christmas Troll. – If you take your kids to see these Christmas trolls, they’ll definitely stay on the good list next year. These things are crazy looking!

8 Travel Luxuries Even Cheap People Should Splurge On. – I am totally frugal, but I do spend on small luxuries to improve my experiences and make sure that my family and I remember them for years. Small luxuries do make traveling better.

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