Photography Bans To Combat Overtourism, Travel Memories with Kids, Backlash Against Phantom Hotel Fees

The Park at OWA Gulf Shores State Beach Lee Timothy Scarlett
I can't wait to take the kids and Anna back to Ocean Beach, Alabama
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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 30, 2020, that we think you should read.

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Worry and confusion arise as Americans flee coronavirus in Chinese city. – Interesting story as Americans try to catch the last flight out of Wuhan as they avoid the flu. With the flu virus contagious even when symptoms aren’t yet showing, this is very concerning. There are now 20 U.S. airports actively scanning passengers for the coronavirus.

How Travel Has Helped My Relationship With My Son – Which Is Always A Work In Progress. – I’m a huge fan of Dad’s traveling with their kids. It’s a great way to bond and create shared memories before they get too old (and too cool?) to be seen in public with their parents. The one-on-one time I’ve spent with both Timothy and Scarlett on our travels without Anna has been some of my most cherished memories.

North Shore Hawaii with Timmy in March 2016
North Shore Hawaii with Timmy in March 2016

Do photography bans help curb overtourism and bad behavior? – If there’s no selfie, did it even happen? With our phones constantly by our side, it is easier than ever to take tons of pictures as we travel. This can be a good and a bad thing. People need to show respect so that these treasures remain open for future travelers to experience them.

A Backlash Brews Against Phantom Hotel Fees. – These hotel fees are horrible and misleading. The more we talk about it, the closer we get to shaming the hotels into getting rid of them. A little legislation from our elected representatives can also help to tilt the odds in our favor.

8 Photos You Should Always Take Every Time You Fly. – Great advice to help protect your personal items and to have evidence to seek compensation in case of delays or lost baggage. I would add that you should also take a photo of where you park your car so that it is easier to find when you return from a trip.

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