Amex Up To Its Old Tricks Again, Some Nice Disney Discounts, Should American Airlines Be Concerned?, & More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Grab Your Bathing Suit (Or Not!) – The Big Nude Boat Cruise Is Taking Reservations!

Being nude is admittedly not for everyone. But for those who are into it, there are plenty of “clothes-free” travel activities (they’re sometimes called “nakations,” which, I have to admit, makes me giggle). There are nude beaches all over the world, as well as entire clothing-optional resorts.

Another popular activity for enthusiasts of not wearing clothes are nude cruises. There are several of them out there, but the granddaddy of them all, called The Big Nude Boat, is set to go on a 2-week cruise in February 2021 and they’re taking reservations right now.

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Hotel Chains Are Adding All-Inclusive Properties But They’re Just Not For Me

All-inclusive resorts seem to be all the rage with hotel chains right now. These are resorts where you get all your meals and activities at the resort included for a single price. For me, it’s like a cruise ship without the ship.

For those of us in the U.S., when you mention an all-inclusive resort, the first thing to come to mind is the Caribbean.  Places like Club Med and Sandals have been advertising their vacations to those living in the Northeast for decades. There are literally hundreds of all-inclusive resorts scattered around the Caribbean. The thing is, most of these hotels are independently owned or part of a small chain. Therefore, they aren’t accessible to book with hotel points. That is, until now.

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TSA Reverses Ruling, The Most Recent Person To Get #Bonvoyed, Why We Don’t Want To Go To The Maldives, & More!

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Should You Get a U.S. Passport Card?

You know what documents you need to get on an airplane. For most people in the U.S., you show your driver’s license to the TSA agent at the checkpoint. If you’re taking an international flight, you’ll have your passport with you and might use that instead. The TSA currently allows many different forms of identification to get past the security checkpoint. Here’s the list from tsa.gov:

  • Driver’s licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent)
  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. passport card
  • DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
  • U.S. Department of Defense ID, including IDs issued to dependents
  • Permanent resident card
  • Border crossing card
  • DHS-designated enhanced driver’s license
  • Federally recognized, tribal-issued photo ID
  • HSPD-12 PIV card
  • Foreign government-issued passport
  • Canadian provincial driver’s license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada card
  • Transportation worker identification credential
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Employment Authorization Card (I-766)
  • U.S. Merchant Mariner Credential

I’ve seen U.S. passport cards before but never thought they were good for much. When my dad showed me he had gotten one, I thought it was a waste of money since he also got his passport at the same time.

What can you use a U.S. passport card for, anyway?

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