How Long to Renew a Passport, IHG Free Night Strategy, 81% Plan to Travel This Summer

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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, April 14, 2022, that we think you should read.

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My IHG Free Night Strategy. – With the introduction of the new IHG One Rewards program, many frequent travelers are re-evaluating how they handle their IHG points and credit cards. I think Greg has the right idea favoring the flexibility of buying points on sale vs. having to “find” reasons to use the “free” nights that come with the credit cards. If you like IHG at all, having one of its cards is a good idea. You’ll get benefits like 4th night free, automatic elite status, and an annual free night.

81% of American Adults Plan to Travel for Summer 2022. – After two years of sitting at home due to COVID, it’s going to be “hot girl summer” for a lot of people. And, if you’re like me, you’ve been saving up your miles and points for some awesome redemptions. Make sure that you book early because demand will be high.

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Soaking up the California sun at the Kimpton Everly rooftop pool.

There’s a Floating Taco Bar in the Caribbean — and You Can Only Get There by Boat. – You had me at tacos! Even though places like this can be kitschy or a gimmick, I love the creativity and the fun that comes along with a unique experience. What are some of the most unique (even gimmicky) experiences that you’ve had while traveling?

How Long Does It Take to Renew a Passport? – As you’ve been sitting at home for the last two years, you haven’t been thinking much about your passport. Keep in mind that passports expire every 10 years for adults and every 5 years for kids. If you’re thinking about an international vacation later this year, now is the time to renew your passport to avoid long waits and sky-high rush fees. And when you renew a passport, don’t forget to update Global Entry with your new information.

What to Know About the 24-Hour Flight Cancellation Rule. – For most airlines, when you buy a plane ticket, the money paid is non-refundable. However, there is a 24-hour rule that allows you to cancel without a penalty and receive the money back to your original form of payment. Learn all about this rule in this handy guide.

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