Have you been a cautious traveler since you first met Mr. Cimex Lectularius? Do you long to go on vacation, but the hotel room search for bed bugs gives you the heebie jeebies?
Well, this suggestion is a bit far out. But it might be a good break for people in that situation.
You might even say it’s a cool idea.
Every year a hotel is built 30 miles from Quebec City, entirely of ice. (They even give you a cocktail in a glass made of ice.) And while there is bedding, it’s on ice and surrounded by ice, which probably sounds appealing to people dreading the hotel mattress check. Have a look in the sleeping bag, all the same!
In all seriousness, I do think traveling after bed bugs is important–the world is a beautiful place, and I hate to see people miss out on what they used to do before bed bugs because of fears they’ll resurface. And yes, I have checked 8-9 hotels so far and seen nothing, and felt no bites, so I do think it is still possible to travel despite the bed bug epidemic.
The ice hotel is open from January 4th to April 1st 2008, and accommodations include furnishings (made of ice), an arctic sleeping bag, and polartec blanket; hot tubs and saunas are available for defrosting. They’re offering a 50% off midweek special if you book now. Check it out!