Sustaintable Hotel Key Cards, Best Halloween Destinations & World’s Most Dangerous Airport

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Hotel key cards from some of my recent stays.
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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, August 7, 2023, that we think you should read.

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The 10 Best Places to Spend Halloween in the U.S.

Summertime isn’t even over yet, but many people are already turning their attention to pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween decorations. If you’re looking for somewhere fun to Trick or Treat, consider one of these ten Halloween destinations. And take a listen to our episode about the best things to do in Salem, Massachusetts (which is #4 on this list). We also have episodes on Orlando, New Orleans, Dallas, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, which also make this list.

Expedited Passport Services Take Off Amid Unprecedented Processing Delays.

Standard passport processing is taking up to 13 weeks. With that in mind, you’ll need to pay for expedited processing and shipping if you are traveling this summer. If not, consider “exotic” destinations that don’t require a passport, like Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Passport application times
With passport delays, you may have to settle for passport-free destinations this summer.

Hotel Key Cards Are Going Sustainable.

Businesses are always looking to cut costs and make shifts toward sustainable products whenever possible. Hotels made the switch to larger bottles of shampoo and body wash, while also cutting back on room service. They also switched out plastic straws for paper or bamboo straws. Now, hotel keys are the next topic of focus. It’s interesting to note that for every one million traditional key cards replaced, they can prevent five tons of plastic waste.

Pilot explains what it’s like to fly into the world’s ‘most dangerous’ airport.

There are some insane runways around the world, but this takeoff and landing looks incredibly treacherous. What’s the most dangerous airport you’ve ever visited?

Here are all the new additions to World of Hyatt — and the 1 that’s going away.

Hyatt remains one of the smallest hotel brands. However, it has more than doubled its number of luxury rooms, tripled its resort rooms and quadrupled its lifestyle room count since 2017. These additions provide excellent earning and redemption opportunities at swanky hotels around the world. I’ve been focusing on Globalist elite status the last couple of years, so this is excellent news.

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