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March 11, 2011

How to Save Money on a Cheap Motel

Motel Car companies tend to introduce their new models at very posh places. I appreciate the luxurious amenities, though with the media presentations and the time spent driving or photographing the vehicles, I rarely can partake of more than the mint on the pillow and the thirsty terry cloth robes on padded hangers.

When I’m on my own, the places I stay tend to have numbers in their names. No mint, no robes. And the towels are sometimes more see-through than thick and thirsty. (OK. Use two.)

On a recent drive between Santa Fe and Los Angeles, I came up with a question for which there is no logical answer: Why is it easier to read in bed at Motel 6 than at the fancier place? [Full Story]

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