Road trips are the best, but each year, a few of our school buddies and I pile into an SUV and hit the road searching for memories. Both of us have traversed the United States from Maine to Los Angeles looking for a great 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 dinners and even a few monasteries. This last summer, however, the people I was with and I learned a lavish lesson about travelling in the heat: make sure your lodging has undefined; Living in the 21st century, I tend to take undefined for granted and I am not in the habit of checking whether our potential accommodations will have an Heating, Ventilation & A/C system. This proved to be a costly oversight. Both of us chose a identifiable bed and dinner because of its rustic architecture and off-the-grid feel, however 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, then our rooms were absolutely rustic; it was like the people I was with and I had gone back to the 1920’s. They were sizzling and muggy without a temperature control 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 tired of dripping with 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 great undefined can make or chop a road trip. Lesson learned.