6. Occasionally splurge on a good hotel
We have an unspoken agreement that we wont spend more than four nights in a row in monastic hotels. Soft sheets, plump pillows, and a hot shower do wonders for our morale and restore a kind of psychic balance. If we arrive without a reservation, we dicker with the front desk over the price. If they wont come down, we ask if theyll throw in breakfast. Remember, you can restock your toiletry kit from the bathroom amenities.