Pauper Travel

A blog dedicated to ultra-cheap travel. Based on my book "Travel Cheap-Travel Well!- Confessions Of A Travleing Pauper. You can learn how a Pauper travels like a King---all the time!

Monday, June 19, 2006

More Secret Confessions About Hotels

Rooms are available even when a hotel has no vacancies.

In any large hotel, a few rooms usually are listed as "out of order" at any given time. The problem might be something as simple as a stain on the carpet or a chair that has been sent out for repairs. If you're a desperate Pauper, and are also depserate for a room in a hotel that claims to have none available, tell the manager you are willing to take and 'out-of-order' room that has only a minor problem.

A thief takes one credit card, not your entire wallet.

It's no secret that crime is ocmmon in hotels. The new twist is that some hotel thieves now take just one credit card when they find an ungaurded wallet in a room--- and leave everything else untouched. Often, the victim doesn't notice the card is missing until the credit line is maxed out.

Travel only with the credit cards you really need, and check your wallet carefully if you accidently leave it unattended.