Road trips are the best, however each year, a few of my school buddies and I pile into an SUV and hit the road searching for memories. Both of us have traversed the US from ME to Los Angeles looking for a nice food, fun things I like to do, and nice sites to stay. Both of us have a rule that the people I was with and I try, if possible, to avoid staying in any chain hotels or formulaic resorts. As such, the people I was with and I have stayed in hostels, motels, bed and breakfasts and even a few monasteries. This last summer, but, the people I was with and I l gained a extravagant lesson about travelling in the heat: make sure your lodging has air conditioning, and living in the 21st century, I tend to take air conditioning for granted and I am not in the habit of checking whether my potential accommodations will have an Heating, Ventilation, and A/C system. This proved to be a pricey oversight. Both of us chose a particular bed and breakfast because of its rustic architecture and off-the-grid feel. Never did the people I was with and I expect it would lack a cooling system. When the people I was with and I arrived the people I was with and I hastily discovered that summertime in the South can be just as miserable inside as it is outside, but our rooms were definitely rustic; it was enjoy the people I was with and I had gone back to the 1920’s. They were warm and muggy separate from a thermostat to be found. Our only way of cooling off was to open the windows and hope for a cross breeze. While the people I was with and I did get an occasional breeze, the open windows ensured that the people I was with and I were pestered by mosquitos throughout the night. Both of us got so fatigued of covered in sweat and slapping away mosquitos that the people I was with and I ended up packing up our stuff at midnight and moving to a hotel with a central cooling system. A nice air conditioner can make or break a road trip. Lesson l gained.