Ask about TV hookups – Hotel tip

Before venturing to a hotel, call ahead and ask about their televisions and what can and can not be hooked up to them.

In a pinch — or during horrid weather — having a DVD player or gaming system with you can be a life-saver. If you have the youngsters along, pack up their favorite DVDs. While you may never need them, they’re nice to have in case there’s inclement weather that makes venturing outside impossible.

Alternatively, in the unfortunate situation someone becomes ill, this could be a money-saving alternative to paying for expensive hotel movies.