Hidden Ski Destinations, Hotel Point Expiration Policies, Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

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Learn How to Snowboard at Snow Summit on the slopes1
Timmy at Snow Summit in Big Bear, California
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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, November 5, 2021, that we think you should read.

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Point expiration policies for the major hotel brands. – Earning your hotel points is hard enough, the last thing you want is for them to expire before you can use them. Since most of us haven’t been traveling much the last 18 months, it pays to keep these expiration policies in mind. In many cases, having elite status or the hotel’s credit card keeps your account active so your points don’t expire.

Skip the Snobby Slopes. Check Out These Under-the-Radar Ski Destinations Instead. – Ski and snowboard season is just around the corner. After a shortened 2020 season and skipping last year, I’m really looking forward to hitting the slopes in 2022. And we have our IKON passes ready to go after transferring last year’s money to pay for this year.

Learn How to Snowboard at Snow Summit ski lift with Daddy
Timothy and I on the ski lift at Snow Summit

Forget better benefits, IHG thinks customers want more ways to use their points. – I agree with this article, as elites, we don’t want more ways to spend our points (for horrible value), we want more benefits, more award availability, and more upgrades.

21 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the World. – There are few things in nature as beautiful as waterfalls. I just recorded an interview about Posadas, Argentina, where the Iguazu Falls are. It would be awesome to visit there someday. I love hiking in Nashville to explore all of our state parks and the amazing waterfalls that we have to offer. What are some of your favorites?

Carrie Bradshaw’s Apartment Is on Airbnb to Celebrate HBO Revival of ‘Sex and the City’. – If you’re looking for a unique experience (and to relive your favorite TV show), then you can stay in Carrie’s apartment when you visit NYC. No comment on whether or not it includes dinner with Mr. Big, brunch with your besties, or a closet full of shoes. Before you book, here are 11 pros & cons of Airbnb that you need to know.

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