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Bed Bug Bites
Victims of bed bugs send in pictures of bites on their skin.
What You Need To Know About Bed Bugs
A practical guide to bed bugs: How can you avoid bed bugs, what to do if they follow you home, and how to recognize and treat bed bug bites.
Do You Really Need to Tip Housekeeping?
Hotel maids, although often providing "invisible" services during your stay, can and should be tipped
Bed Bug Rash Picture
Picture of a rash caused by bed bug bites from a San Francisco hotel. Page 5.
Bed Bug Pictures
Bed bug pictures. Learn to recognize a bed bug with pictures of these nasty little critters.
Picture of bed bug bites on a woman's legs
Picture of bed bug bites on a woman's legs, submitted by Anna.
Bed Bug Bites on Elbow
Picture of bed bug bites on a woman's elbow, received during a hotel stay in London. Submitted by Alicja. Page 2.
Bed Bug Bites on Woman's Face
Pictures of bed bug bites on a woman's face. Page 3.
Bed Bug Bites on a Woman's Elbow
Picture of bed bug bites on a woman's elbow, submitted by CM. Page 6.
Alicja - Closeup of Bed Bug Bites
Closeup picture of bed bug bites on a human hand, submitted by Alicja. Page 14.
Hotels With the Best Views from the Bathroom
For some of the best hotel bathroom views in the world, follow our lead to these fine properties that seriously value bathroom bling.
Size of Bed Bug Bites
What size are bed bug bites? David submits a picture of the bites on his leg alongside a ruler, for a good idea of how large they are. Page 4.
Bed Bug Bites on Teenager's Face
Pictures of bed bug bites on a teenage boy's face. Page 7.
Bed Bug Bites on Ankle
Cheryl spent a week at a beautiful resort and came back with a souvenir she didn't count on. She says,
Where Can I Find Pictures of Bed Bug Bites...
Where Can I See Pictures of Bed Bug Bites?
Bed Bug Bites on a Foot
Picture of bed bug bites on a woman's foot, submitted by Caitlin. Page 8.
Bed Bug Bites on Back
Pictures of bed bug bites on a man's back. Page 9.
Blister From Bed Bug Bites
Picture of blistering caused by bed bug bites on a woman's hand, submitted by Alicja. Page 13.
Alicja - Bed Bug Bites on Throat
Pictures of bed bug bites on a human throat, submitted by Alicja. Page 15.
Bed Bug Bites on Hand
Picture of bed bug bites on a woman's hand. Page 12.
Bed Bug Bites on Arm
Picture of bed bug bites on a woman's arm. Page 10.
Beyond Disney: Kid-Friendly Orlando Hotels
My personal picks for the best kid-friendly hotels in Orlando.
Staying in a Hotel? What You Should Know About...
Is This a Bed Bug Bite? Hotels & Resorts.
Alicja - Bed Bug Bites on Elbow, Second
Picture of bed bug bites on an elbow, submitted by Alicja. Page 16.
Alicja - Bed Bug Bites on Arm
Pictures of bed bug bites on a human arm, submitted by Alicja. Page 17.
Bed bug Bites on Her Hand
Male, back: Pictures of bedbug bites by real people bitten by bedbugs. Page 18.
C.M., Wrist: Bedbug Bites
C.C.'s Wrist: Pictures of bedbug bites by real people bitten by bedbugs. Page 22.
Bed bug Bites on Her Neck
Male, back: Pictures of bedbug bites by real people bitten by bedbugs. Page 19.
David, Trauma: Bedbug Bites
Pictures of bedbug bites by real people bitten by bedbugs. Page 21.
David, Leg: Bedbug Bites
Pictures of bedbug bites by real people bitten by bedbugs. Page 20.
The Dos and Don'ts of Tipping at Hotels and...
The dos and don'ts of tipping at hotels and resorts.
Bed Bug on White Cloth
Picture of a bed bug on a white cloth. Page 3.
C.M., Ankle: Bedbug Bites
C.M.'s Ankle: Pictures of bedbug bites by real people bitten by bedbugs. Page 23.
Kyle, Shoulder: Bedbug Bites
Pictures of bedbug bites by real people bitten by bedbugs. Page 24.
Bed Bug On Skin
Picture of a bed bug on human skin. Page 2.
Caitlin, Arm: Bedbug Bites
Caitlin's Arm: Pictures of bedbug bites by real people bitten by bedbugs. Page 27.
Kyle, Arm: Bedbug Bites
Pictures of bedbug bites by real people bitten by bedbugs. Page 25.
Caitlin, Arm #2: Bedbug Bites
Caitlin's Arm #2: Pictures of bedbug bites by real people bitten by bedbugs. Page 26.
How Much Does It Cost to Stay in the Cinderella...
I get asked quite a bit just how much it costs to stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite (pictures) at Disney World. (The answer, of course, is nothing at all.
The 10 Best Disney World Resorts
Disney resorts come in all sorts of themes and a spread of price ranges. Even at Disney, some resorts really stand out - Disney resorts with the best location, the best water parks, the best restaurant options. Depending on what you like to do on your vacation, one of these Disney resorts may be just perfect for you.
How Much Do I Really Need to Tip in Hotels?
Tipping guide explains who in a hotel expects a tip, and exactly how much you should tip them.
Are Bed Bugs in My Hotel?
Are Bed Bugs in My Hotel? Hotels & Resorts.
Male, Back #2: Bedbug Bites
Male, back: Pictures of bedbug bites by real people bitten by bedbugs. Page 28.
Bed Bug on Human Finger
Picture of a bed bug on a human finger.
Bed Bug On Red Cloth
Picture of a bed bug on a red cloth. Page 4.
Are Bedbug Bites Dangerous?
Are Bedbug Bites Dangerous? Hotels & Resorts.
Peek Into the Newest Luxury Hotel to Open in...
Disney World has seen a handful of truly luxurious hotel options appearing over the past few years. The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, a brand-new $370 million resort sitting on 26 acres of Disney property, conveys the Spanish Revival architecture of Old Florida nestled within a certified wildlife sanctuary.
Packing Liquids in a Carry-On Bag
Tired of the hassles and lost luggage that goes along with checking luggage? Read these tips for frequent travelers on how to pack a carry-on bag for an airline flight.
How to Beat the Priceline Bidding System for...
Learn a few tricks to make your bid on hotel rooms work for you.
The Secrets to Finding Lower Hotel Rates
Finding good deals on great hotels shouldn't be a mystery. Here's the inside scoop.
Dos and Don'ts of Taking Things from Your Hotel...
What can you take from a hotel room, and when is it stealing? Find out what's fair game to take from hotel rooms, and what's off-limits.
Finally...A Bed Bug Treatment That Works
A bed bug treatment that worked, sent in by a reader who successfully battled bed bugs in her home.
How to Defend Your Home Against Bed Bug Invasion
Bed bug control products to help you defend your house from a bed bug invasion.
Hotel Secrets: How to Complain and Get What You...
How to complain at a hotel and get results when things go wrong.
Why Not to Use a Debit Card to Book a Hotel Room
Using a debit card to book a hotel can cost you dearly. It's typically better to use a credit card rather than a debit card when checking into a hotel or a resort. That's because the property likely will put a hold on money in your checking account...
The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Las Vegas
I don't always take my kids along with I visit Las Vegas (although they always want to go). When I do, I look for a hotel that caters to kids. It makes the trip run so much more smoothly. In fact, my kids love Las Vegas mainly because of these fabulous, kid-friendly hotels.
Bed Bug Spray
Use a bed bug spray to kill those little pests on contact. Don't you feel better just thinking about it?
Beat Those Bedbug Bites with These 7 Tips and...
Got bedbug bites? Stop the itching and inflammation with these treatments for bedbug bites.
How to Pick the Right Disney World Hotel for You
Which of the Disney World hotels is right for you? Choose the perfect hotel for your next vacation with photos, reviews, and recommendations.
Cinderella Castle at Night
The Cinderella Castle at night. Inside is a very special and rarely seen suite. Take a peek inside the Cinderella Castle Suite!
Ocean Front vs. Ocean View Hotel Rooms - What's...
While an ocean front room may sound similar to an ocean view room, the quality of the view typically is very different, as is the price.
Couples Ocho Rios
The first all-inclusive resort to be built in Jamaica, Couples Ocho Rios has a loyal following among couples who were married there and return year after year.
Ocean Club Resort
The Ocean Club Resort is a laid-back, yet amenity-rich resort on one of the world's most highly rated beaches
Limelite Lodge and Deep Powder Apartments
Affordable, family-friendly hotel with 63 guest rooms and nine furnished apartments.
How Can You Get a Room Upgrade at a Hotel?
If you want a room upgrade at a hotel, you have to ask. Although there are no guarantees, knowing how and when to ask just may land you that coveted room upgrade.
Spend the Night in Cinderella's Castle Suite
Always wanted to spend the night in Cinderella's Castle at Disney World? It's a dream come true for someone, every night this year.
Fifteen things you didn’t know you could...
You'd be surprised at some of the things you can find in the shops and restaurants at Disney World. Voodoo dolls? Hot dogs smothered in truffled macaroni & cheese? A new free app helps you track down all the new souvenirs and snacks.
Marriott Orlando Is the World's Biggest Marriott
Marriott Orlando World Center Resort & Convention Center in : An independent review of the guest rooms, restaurants and recreation at Marriott Orlando World Center with pictures and links to special rates.
What's a Bed Bug?
Bed bug? What's a bed bug? Hotels & Resorts.
The Best Hotels and Resorts of 2013: Readers'...
The 2013 Hotels & Resorts Readers' Choice Awards will showcase the best hotels and resorts in several categories.
Haunted Hotels: Hotel del Coronado
My ghost hunting tour of California took me to the haunted Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, California, just across the bay from San Diego. The Hotel del Coronado is believed to be haunted by the ghost of young Kate Morgan.
View from Cinderella Castle
Picture of the view from Cinderella's castle suite in Walt Disney World. Page 2.
Haunted Hotels
Haunted hotels give you a chance to get up close and personal with a few ghosts. Before you choose a haunted hotel, learn what's in store for you.
rack rates
Definition of rack rates, from the Hotels glossary of travel terms.
Cinderella Bedroom
Get inspired by the actual Cinderella bedroom in her castle in Disney World, right in the heart of the Magic Kingdom. Page 4.
Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal Orlando&rsqu...
Designed for maximum value, Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Orlando has a 1960s retro vibe and the cleverest design I've seen in a family suite.
Cinderella
Picture of Cinderella meeting the first little girl to spend the night in her castle in Walt Disney World. Page 3.
The Battle House, A Renaissance Hotel
The Battle House, a Renaissance Hotel in Mobile, Alabama offers both historic ambience and modern amenities.
Beds
Picture of the beds in Cinderella's Castle Suite in Walt Disney World. Page 5.
Cinderella Fireplace
The Cinderella fireplace in the bedroom of the Castle Suite doesn't really have a fire, although it gives
Cinderella Castle Suite parlor
Picture of the parlor in Cinderella's castle suite in Walt Disney World. Page 8.
Cinderella picture
Cinderella's picture in Her Castle Suite in Walt Disney World. Page 7.
Royal Bathroom
Picture of the bathroom in Cinderella's castle suite in Walt Disney World. Page 9.
How to Save Money By Avoiding Hidden Hotel Fees
Keep travel costs down by avoiding unnecessary hidden hotel fees.
AAA Diamond Ratings
What does it mean if a hotel is five diamonds or three? Is the difference really worth the money? Decode this popular hotel ratings system.
banquet definition
banquet definition in the hotel glossary of terms.
Cinderella Bathtub
The exquisite Cinderella bathtub has a star-filled sky above, and is surrounded by beautiful mosaic tiles depicting the Cinderella story. Page 10.
Stolen Items from Hotel
Items stolen from hotel rooms are one of the biggest complaints guests have about hotels. Coming back to missing valuables can ruin a hotel stay.
Marriott Harbour Lake
Marriott Harbour Lake in : An independent review of the guest rooms, restaurants and recreation at Marriott Harbour Lake with pictures and links to special rates.
Door in Cinderella Castle
Picture of the door in Cinderella's Castle Suite in Walt Disney World. Page 16.
Cinderella's Chandelier
Picture of the chandelier in the entryway to Cinderella's Castle Suite in Walt Disney World. Page 17.
Cinderella's Mural
Picture of the mural in Cinderella's Castle in Walt Disney World. Page 15.
Bathroom Vanity
Picture of the vanity in the bathroom of Cinderella's castle suite in Walt Disney World. Page 11.
Bathroom Amenities
Picture of the amenities in the bathroom of Cinderella's castle suite in Walt Disney World. Page 12.
Why Your Kids Will Love Orlando's Nickelodeon...
Nickelodeon Hotel in : An independent review of the guest rooms, restaurants and recreation at Nickelodeon Hotel with pictures and links to special rates.
average daily rate formula(ADR)
average daily rate formula (ADR) definition in the hotel glossary of terms.
Cinderella's Pumpkin Coach
Picture of Cinderella's pumpkin coach, done in a hand-crafted mosaic, seen in the entrance to Cinderella's Castle Suite in Walt Disney World. Page 19.
adjoining rooms
adjoining rooms definition in the hotel glossary of terms.
Aurora Ice Hotel
This unique hotel, made entirely of ice, is part of Chena Hot Springs Resort, sixty miles northeast of Fairbanks, Alaska.
Staying Overnight in a Haunted Hotel
Tips on making your overnight stay in a haunted hotel less frightful.
Map of Disney World Resorts: Find Your Hotel on...
An interactive map of Disney World resorts. Find a resort near a particular Disney World theme park, and see photos and reviews.
Royal Shower
Picture of the shower in Cinderella's castle suite in Walt Disney World. Page 13.
Fireworks in the Fireplace
Picture of the fireworks effect in the fireplace from Cinderella's castle suite in Walt Disney World. Page 14.
advance deposit
Definition of advance deposit, from the Hotels glossary of travel terms.
Marriott Orlando World Center Resort &...
Pictures of Marriott Orlando World Center Resort & Convention Center in Orlando.
Cinderella's Crown and Scepter
Picture of Cinderella's crown, seen in the entrance to Cinderella's Castle Suite in Walt Disney World. Page 18.
Disney's Polynesian Resort
Disney's Polynesian Resort in Disney World: An independent review of the guest rooms, restaurants and recreation at Disney's Polynesian Resort with pictures and links to special rates.
Pictures of the Nickelodeon Suites Resort
My three-year-old had his own room in our family suite at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort, decorated with a large mural of Spongebob Squarepants and his pineapple house. His best friend Patrick was painted in the hallway. Page 2.
Disney's Vacation Club Resorts
Disney's Vacation Club resorts have great locations and add room for large families or groups, the option of kitchens, in-room laundry and multi-bedroom suites. Page 4.
Cinderella Castle Suite - Pictures
Take a peek inside the Cinderella Castle Suite: pictures of the most exclusive overnight stay in Disney World.
Sleeping Positions and Personality
What does your sleeping position say about your personality? Are you a soldier, starfish or log? Find out from a sleep expert.
Top 10 Cheap Orlando Hotels
Cheap Orlando hotels that are most often recommended by guests; these Orlando hotels might be cheap, but they provide good value as well.
First Family to Stay in Cinderella's Castle Suite
Picture of the Fouch Family of DeWitt, Michigan, the first family to be selected to spend the night in Cinderella's Castle Suite in Walt Disney World. Page 20.
Top Apps for Tracking your Hotel Awards Points...
If you’re a devotee of collecting hotel loyalty points for future freebies, you know how important it is to stay on the ball with them so they don't expire. And wouldn't you know it – there’s an app for that. Or rather, several apps. We've broken down the best ones to get your scattered digital self organized.
Spoiling Yourself: Concierge Level at Hotels
Concierge level. The very phrase conjures up an image of your own personal hotel staff member catering to your every request, no matter the time of night.
Haunted Hotels: The Queen Anne
I spent the night in a haunted Victorian hotel, the Queen Anne in San Francisco. A nightly
Treasure Island Las Vegas
Treasure Island Las Vegas in Las Vegas: An independent review of the guest rooms, restaurants and recreation at Treasure Island with pictures and links to special rates.
Hotel Shops Online
If you've ever stayed in a hotel room and thought to yourself,
Hotel Room Rate Guide
Hotel room rates are ranked in three categories: Budget, Moderate, and Luxury
Art of Animation
A look inside Disney's Art of Animation Resort, a colorful value resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Four Seasons Las Vegas
Four Seasons Las Vegas in Las Vegas: An independent review of the guest rooms, restaurants and recreation at Four Seasons with pictures and links to special rates.
Best 10 Orlando Hotels
Orlando hotels, because they are in Orlando, get you close to attractions, theme parks and fun. Some Orlando hotels have a winning combination of location, price, amenities and service. Here's my personal picks of the best Orlando hotels.
Gaylord Palms
Gaylord Palms Resort in : An independent review of the guest rooms, restaurants and recreation at Gaylord Palms Resort with pictures and links to special rates.
Swimming Pool at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino
Picture and details about the swimming pool area at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. Page 5.
Disney's Treehouse Villas
Disney's Treehouse Villas in Disney World: An independent review of the guest rooms, restaurants and recreation at Disney Treehouse Villas with pictures and links to special rates.
Playboy Pool at the Palms Las Vegas
Picture and details about the swimming pool area at the Palms Las Vegas. Page 6.
Roosevelt Hotel - Pictures
Pictures of Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans.
Children's Activity Center
The children's activity center at Marriott Orlando World Center in Orlando. Page 6.
Hyatt Grand Cypress
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in : An independent review of the guest rooms, restaurants and recreation at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress with pictures and links to special rates.
Tipping
Tipping is confusing enough without stepping out of your comfort zone - a new situation or a new country. Whether you're traveling to the Caribbean or checking in to a golf resort, pack some tipping advice.
Swimming Pool at Excalibur Hotel Casino
Picture and details about the swimming pool area at the Excalibur Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. Page 15.
Swimming Pool at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and...
Picture and details about the swimming pool area at Paris Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip. Page 4.
Disney Room Themes
OK, so you can't book a room in Cinderella's Castle. What if you could stay in a room personally decorated by Princess Tiana and all her royal buddies? Best of all, it's affordable--and even cool! (Don't worry, there's no pink to be seen.). Page 4.
What's Shoulder Season, and Why Is It a Good...
Shoulder season can be a great value. When it comes to choosing what time of year to visit a resort, it pays to check out the value pricing offered during shoulder season.
Disney's Vero Beach - Pictures
Pictures of Disney's Vero Beach in Vero Florida.
Atrium
The atrium at Marriott Orlando World Center in Orlando. Page 2.
Swimming Pool at Treasure Island Hotel Casino
Picture and details about the swimming pool area at the Treasure Island Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. Page 14.
Gaylord Palms Resort - Pictures
Pictures of Gaylord Palms Resort in .
Haunted Hotel: The Omni Parker House in Boston
The third floor is the paranormal hotspot at this historic Boston hotel.
8 Incredible Private Island Resorts
Private Island Resorts - My Favorite Private Island Resorts
The Cliff Lodge & Spa
Snowbird's flagship resort, The Cliff, is a steel-and-concrete bunker of a resort, built to withstand avalanches. Everything you need - when you're not actually skiing - is within one building.
Ghosts Caught on Camera
Are these pictures of ghosts caught on camera? See for yourself with these ghostly pictures taken in reportedly haunted hotels by guests. Page 2.
Top 7 Hotel Shampoo and Soaps
Bring some of the amenities of a luxury hotel home by buying the same shampoo and soaps they give to their guests.
Lobby
Lobby at the Marriott Orlando World Center Resort & Convention Center in Orlando. Page 3.
Save Money With Travel 'Coupons'
Save money on flights, hotels, meals and even a suitcase with promotional codes. Find out how to find these 'secret' codes and how to use them.
Mason House Inn
Are these pictures really ghosts caught on camera? See for yourself with these ghostly pictures taken in reportedly haunted hotels by guests. Page 3.
Swimming Pool at Circus Circus Hotel Casino
Picture and details about the swimming pool area at the Circus Circus Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. Page 16.
Map of Las Vegas Hotels: Map of Hotels on the...
Interactive Map of Las Vegas Hotels on the Strip and beyond. See what's around your hotel, or pick a Las Vegas landmark and find a hotel nearby. Links to hotel reviews, pricing, photos and booking information.
Red Rock Casino Resort
Red Rock Casino Resort in Las Vegas: An independent review of the guest rooms, restaurants and recreation at Red Rock Casino Resort with pictures and links to special rates.
Dirty Hotels
Dirty, smelly hotels are one of the biggest complaints guests have about hotels. Guests report their worst experiences with dirty, smelly hotel rooms.
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