|First time seeing snow was in Arizona of all places.|
The thing with Priceline is once the hotel is booked, it can't be cancelled. Instead of booking in advance, we booked a hotel at whatever city we decided to stop for the night. We would look for a Mc Donald's to use their free Wi-Fi and book a hotel on the spot. Most hotels with ratings 3 stars and above offer rooms that look like the room pictured and cost us only $50-$65 a night. So I always start the bid at $45 and often don't have to go much higher to win a bid. These are $150 a night or more regularly.
|What a lovely room waited for us in Phoenix!|
|Our first night in VA at 4 diamond hotel for $70/night|
It was well worth the extra $50 a night for us to stop and rest. Hotel stay was part of the vacation. We went swimming, watched cable and took long baths. For food, we packed fruits and snacks. Subway was our go-to cheap fast food. Sometimes we also used Restaurant.com certificates to eat at the hotel bistro. I used the business center computer to buy and print the gift certificate.
|Almost there! On I-95 heading for Virginia.|
Wherever the road leads you this holiday season, if stopping for the night is a must, I hope you can rest easy and find great accommodations.