Road trips are the best; Each year, a few of our college buddies as well as I pile into an SUV as well as hit the road searching for memories. The two of us have traversed the United States from Maine to Los Angeles looking for a nice food, fun things to do doing, as well as nice places to stay. The two of us have a rule that we try, if possible, to avoid staying in any chain hotels or formulaic resorts. As such, we have stayed in hostels, motels, bed as well as dinners as well as even a few monasteries. This last summer, however, we l gained a extravagant lesson about travelling in the heat: make sure your lodging has a/c, then living in the 21st century, I tend to take a/c for granted as well as I am not in the habit of checking whether our potential accommodations will have an Heating as well as Air Conditioning system. This proved to be a extravagant oversight. The two of us chose a certain bed as well as dinner because of its rustic architecture as well as off-the-grid feel, never did we expect it would lack a cooling system. When we arrived we hastily discovered that summertime in the South can be just as irritated inside as it is outside. Our rooms were truly rustic; it was enjoy we had gone back to the 1920’s. They were sizzling as well as muggy without a control unit to be found. Our only way of cooling off was to open the windows as well as hope for a cross breeze. While we did get an occasional breeze, the open windows ensured that we were pestered by mosquitos throughout the evening. The two of us got so tired of dripping with sweat as well as slapping away mosquitos that we ended up packing up our stuff at midnight as well as moving to a hotel with a central cooling system. A nice a/c can make or break a road trip. Lesson l gained.