Packed Airport Lounges, Leaf Peeping Hotels, Hyatt Adds 5 All-Inclusive Hotels

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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 Monday, September 12, 2022, that we think you should read.

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Hyatt Adds Five New All-Inclusive Resorts in Bulgaria.

When we think of all-inclusive resorts, our minds tend to focus on Mexico and the Caribbean first. With this expansion, travelers have new options to earn & redeem Hyatt points at gorgeous beach resorts in Bulgaria along the Black Sea.

9 cool hotels for leaf peeping, from Central Park to the Rocky Mountains.

Summer is coming to an end. And, while winter is coming, there’s still time to enjoy the fall leaves as they change colors. Check out the podcast interview I did about Abingdon, Virginia, which has amazing fall colors along the Virginia Creeper Trail.

Best things to do in Abingdon, Virginia - The Virginia Creeper Trail
A bridge crosses a deep gorge along the Virginia Creeper Trail, a 34-mile bicycling, jogging, and walking trail along an old railroad line from Abingdon through Damascus to White Top Mountain in Abingdon, VA. Copyright 2012 Jason Barnette. Photo courtesy of

Airplanes are packed, and the lounges also seem to be crowded.

Airport lounges can get extremely full to the point where they turn away guests or use a waiting list. And lounges have started implementing policies to limit guests (e.g.: no entry upon arrival or until 3 hours before a flight) to reduce the crowding. This is the good and the bad when so many credit cards include airport lounge access as a benefit.

Universal Orlando renews ‘two days free’ ticket deal.

This is a pretty amazing deal for people who want to visit Universal Orlando and want to save money on their trip. However, if you’re in Orlando for only a week, there are so many other things to see & do there that you shouldn’t spend all of your time in one theme park.

Radisson Hotel Group Isn’t Finished With Transformative Strategy.

Radisson has big plans in mind. First, it sold its North American hotels to Choice Hotels. And now it has plans to double its portfolio by 2025. Radisson Blu is one of my favorite brands outside of the U.S. And while its U.S. Bank credit cards are no longer available, its points still offer tremendous value to travelers across Europe, Australia, and more.

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