LBC loves a nice hotel stay just as much as the next person. But we must face this ugly and upsetting fact: hotel rooms are germ infested.
Think you're better off staying in a luxury hotel? You're not. In a study released in January 2016, TravelMath reported that not only are hotel rooms germ-laden, but that the 4-star and 5-star hotel rooms are germier than their less luxurious 3-star counterparts.
Germiest areas in hotel rooms:
1. Bathroom counters
2. Remote controls
Not all bacteria will make you sick, but some easy precautions during your hotel stay will minimize the risk:
* Wash your hands frequently
* Disinfect surfaces before touching them
* Keep away from certain areas
And if you're OCD like LBC, hang your bag in the closet, off of the desk, off of the floor, and off of the chairs.
PS: Are you familiar with online trip calculator TravelMath.com? It's a must for travel planning. Be sure to check out their blog for insightful articles, like the one I referenced above, "Health Hygiene Exposed."