Bed bugs are commonplace these days. One place you can pick them up is in hotels, no matter what their cost or location. When you make your hotel reservations, don’t expect anyone to inform you of past or current bed bug infestations. Bed bug sitings have a way of deterring guests. It is best to take precautions wherever you go. Keep bed bugs from hitchhiking on or in your suitcase by keeping all travel bags off the beds and floor of the hotel room (preferably on a hard surface or luggage rack). Encase suitcases in plastic garbage bags while not in use. Before you make your reservations, you may also want to consult one of the many web sites that publish travelers’ reports of bed bugs.