On the road to find out
Boy, it's dusty in here. Guess I haven't been around for a while.
I'm headed out of town for a day, and I’ve been verklempt about hotels.
I’m afraid that hotel information online has become overwhelming. I swear, you spend enough time on Expedia or Travelocity or Tripadvisor and you will come away convinced that the five-star hotel you just booked for $25 is a bad move.
But I waded through and found a hotel that looked like it would work. There was just one problem: they want money for wifi.
No. Really. I called to be sure. I’m afraid I was a little snippy to the poor girl who’d pulled the late shift that night.
Well, says I, I’m not about to pay for wifi. So I went back, for one more time, to Priceline. I’ve had decent luck with the service, but sometimes I get the feeling my reservation, be it hotel or rental car, has a little flag on it: Be rude to this person.
Anyway, I put in a bid for a four-star hotel.
You can see this coming, right? I got the hotel that wants money for wifi. And in case you’re not familiar with Priceline, you hit “submit,” you’ve bought the room. There’s no going back.
So, ok. I’ll treat this as an experiment. The Priceline deal saves me more than the price of wifi, and I’ll be curious to see how the experience goes.
Now all I need to do is figure out what to take.