BANFF NATIONAL PARK, Alberta — It seems the Rant and Rave column is one of the most popular features in the Sunday paper. So I’ll clearly label this as a little rant — with some useful information thrown in. My rant is about fancy hotels that can’t be satisfied with charging sky-high nightly rates — they…More
If you’re banking on the Seahawks getting to the Super Bowl and want to get close to the Feb. 2 game in New Jersey, start shopping around now for somewhere to stay in the New York area. There still are vacancies for the big weekend since the area abounds in rooms.
But you’ll pay a lot to stay in Manhattan, which is packed with attractions and Super Bowl festivities. It’s always expensive, and a Manhattan hotel room on Super Bowl weekend will average $418 a night, according to a TripAdvisor survey (and rooms at Super Bowl time often are non-refundable).
The heart of Manhattan is roughly 16 miles from the MetLife StadiumMore
I confess. I’m one of those people who has become neurotic about bedbugs while traveling. I check every hotel room to make sure I’m not sharing it with unwanted insect guests who will hitchhike home on my suitcase or clothing and raise havoc.
Like many travelers, I’ve been vaguely worried about bedbugs over the last few years when reports started circulating of the insects’ resurgence. But I got seriously worried after some friends’ home was infested when their daughter returned home after staying in a building with bedbugs; the critters likely traveled along on her suitcase.
My friends called in the pesticide people and were in upheaval for days, with extensiveMore