How Much Should You Tip Housekeeping At Extended Stay Hotels?

We’ve stayed at many types of hotels from Park Hyatts to Comfort Inns. We always leave a tip for housekeeping every day of our stay, if that’s the appropriate social norm for the country we’re in. While I understand that some rooms are harder to clean than others due to size or number of thing that need to be changed, I can readily figure out what’s the appropriate amount to leave on the pillow (or with a note letting them know the money is theirs to take).

The only place I struggle to figure out how much to leave is when we stay in an extended stay hotel.

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One Important Thing To Have With You When Traveling In The U.S.

As you can tell, I like to travel (usually with Sharon). However for all of my advance planning and packing lists, there is one thing that I forget to bring almost every time. I’m not talking about a razor (like on our trip to Chicago not long ago) but something you always need at one point or another during a trip. Continue reading “One Important Thing To Have With You When Traveling In The U.S.”

Getting Past TSA More Easily, Delta/American Joining Forces, Timeshares Aren’t So Bad, & More!

Woop woop, it’s the weekend! Happy Saturday, everyone! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:

This week Joe wrote about:

And Sharon wrote about:

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Tipping While Traveling! Who, What, Why, Where, When and How Much?

Tipping. In some countries it’s an important norm, whereas in others it’s considered an insult. Some folks tip people in certain professions whereas others don’t, and while some countries’ tipping culture suggest just a little bit of money for a tip, others’ say 20% is appropriate.

So who should you tip? And how much? And what if you’re in THIS country versus THAT country? Well, I think I’ve finally found a definitive answer. But first a little background…

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