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Thursday, May 19, 2011


Travel editor Serena Brower is here today with a travel safety tip for staying in hotels and motels. -- AP

Thanks, Anastasia! Have you ever stayed in a motel or hotel where you worried about how secure the locks on your door were? Many hotels have those safety bars you swing into place after locking the door, but many motels don’t.

To make your hotel or motel room door more secure, use an inexpensive rubber doorstop under the doors. Keep a few in the pocket of your suitcase so you’re never without one.

Excellent tip, Serena! Thanks for sharing. Readers, do you have any travel tips you’d like to share? Let’s hear from you. -- AP


Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Over the years I've stayed in some really scary motels, ones where I slept in my clothes and jammed a chair under the door handle. It's usually been when I was traveling alone and so sleepy I couldn't drive any farther, and the only motel in sight looked like it was out of a horror movie.



Glad you survived them, Marilyn!