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, March 27, 2020, that we think you should read.
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As COVID-19 wrecks markets, will Chase relax the 5/24 Rule? – During boom times, banks started tightening the rules for us to qualify for many of the best credit cards. It seems like every bank has a rule now limiting new cards or signup bonuses to one degree or another. But once the effects of coronavirus are felt across the economy, they may be hurting for customers. If they’re struggling to drum up new sales, banks may be more willing to let us get more bonuses again. In the meantime, take these steps to ensure that you’re keeping your credit score up so you can pounce when great opportunities become available.
The Importance of Financial Relief for the Hotel Industry. – As much as we think about hotel brands being under one umbrella, most hotels are independently owned. They are not actually owned by IHG, Hyatt, Hilton, etc. Some are owned by families, while others are owned by big corporations, hedge funds, or private equity firms. This article tries to make the case of why the hotel industry needs financial relief. I’m in favor of the government backing loans that need to be repaid, but not in outright grants of money. What do you think?
Keep your distance for free: National Park Services suspends park fees. – Some National Parks are closing or limiting guests during the coronavirus epidemic, so do your research before heading out. Our National Parks are huge and offer an awesome reason to get out into nature. You can surely do some social distancing at one as long as you can drive there and back in the same day. Remember, many hotels, restaurants, and facilities are closed right now. And please don’t touch anything!
21 Sites Offering Virtual Tours and Live Streams for Travelers Stuck at Home. – A better option is to stay at home and tour some of these amazing locations around the world through virtual tours or livestreams. Destinations include the Sistine Chapel, Victoria Australia Zoos, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.
A Botanical Garden in Seattle Is Livestreaming Plants to Help You Relax. – Whether it is kids, roommates, your spouse, or just cabin fever, we all need to get our minds off of everything and relax a bit. I’m not one to stare at plants, but I do enjoy nature walks. And this sure beats staring at my office wall all day.
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