Howdy, Fellow Trip Advisor Travelers,
Have checked out the separate Forums for the above subject, but haven't found what I'm looking for -- which may be impossible to answer...
My husband and I are planning to take a 3-week road trip from Chicagoland to Vancouver, BC, mostly via Canada 1 (TransCanadian Hwy)and back via maybe US Rt.2, and other roads. We intend to avoid places we've been, eg ND, and hit places we haven't, eg, SD. We plan to do this for the first 3 weeks of September. As during a 9-day road trip to DC and back during the same time frame last year, we plan to not really plan: if we love somewhere, we'll stay a couple of days, and just pretty much wing it in general. We prefer small, quaint "mom & pop" motels to large chains or hotels, but when choices are limited, we stay at our lesser preferences. We've been able to average about $100/night. We use TripAdvisor with WiFi and AAA Tour Guides as we mosey along.
OK, here's the issue: how can we seriously eliminate/ minimize encountering bedbugs?
We managed to come out unscathed on our last trip, but my sense is that we lucked out. I'm not all that comfortable banking on luck. Have been too close to folks living in super-clean condos, etc., who have had to deal with infestations. Don't want to experience bedbugs in any manner, and especially don't want to bring them home! On our last trip, even inspecting rooms for roaches before committing, we sort of tried to check for bedbugs, too, but seemed unrealistic.
Don't want to be/appear overly paranoid, but more so, don't want to bring any critters home! Will be most grateful for any insights.