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8 Things You Should Do Before Anything Else in Your Hotel Room

by , SmarterTravel Staff - January 25, 2014
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All you want to do is kick off your shoes and relax when you arrive in your hotel room. But before you flop down on the bed, make time to do these eight simple things before anything else. Your health and safety may depend on it.

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Check for Bedbugs

Scrutinize your mattress, bed frame, and headboard—you're looking for small brown stains. Bedbugs are hard to see (they hide during the day and can run away quickly when disturbed), but they leave behind brown bloodstains when they process the blood of their victims. Be sure to check under the sheets and mattress pad, too.

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