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Old February 27th, 2011, 09:23 PM
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I found out today that friends of mine whop are avid travelers never research hotels or cruises .They like something and they book it.I told one guy that I check all the on line bedbug and cleanliness sites and he looked at me as though I was nuts .

Who besides me thoroughly researches everything ?
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I can't say I research cruises because the three Fran and I were on were gifts of her niece (all on Explorer of the Seas).

I however used to do basic research of hotels/motels in which we'd never stayed through Trip Advisor of which I'm a member but that's about it.

The one big mistake we made was staying at a motel during the first night of our first trip to Niagara Falls back in 72 and we stayed on the American side. The room was full of ants. After that night and on subsequent frequent short vacations there we never even slowed down until we hit Clifton Hill on the Canadian side of the falls and always stayed at the same place on Clifton Hill which was immaculate (as were all the motels/hotels in the tourist area).

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I do the research and always take both very good and very bad reviews with a grain of salt.
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Since I haven't stayed in any Bates Motels I don't usually check..The last cruise in November,I did try and find out if the hotel was on the bed bug list,as the hysteria was high then...and I did check the mattress, when I walked into the room....that was the first time I ever checked..
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I do the research and always take both very good and very bad reviews with a grain of salt.
I agree with you on this. I have read bad reviews on resorts we were due to stay at only to find it was a great resort when we arrived. The one site thatís good to check is the bed bug registry. People often give bad reviews on silly thing.
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Since I haven't stayed in any Bates Motels I don't usually check..The last cruise in November,I did try and find out if the hotel was on the bed bug list,as the hysteria was high then...and I did check the mattress, when I walked into the room....that was the first time I ever checked..

Many years ago we spent a night at The Bates Motel in VT.
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