Every year, my husband and I take a motorcycle trip across the country. We typically travel for about a month, and we pack only what we need to survive. We typically travel for about a month, and we pack only what we need to survive. We have ridden from the east coast to the west coast and back. We’ve explored the southern border and have driven through the northern mountains. It is a wonderful adventure, but often exposes us to severe weather. We’ve endured intense heat, extreme cold, pounding rain, and violent wind. In milder weather conditions, we like to find a pretty spot to set up a tent and spend the night. Most often, however, we look for a hotel where we can take advantage of a comfy bed, hot shower, and access to a thermostat. By the end of the day on the bike, enduring the elements, I look forward to having control over the temperature. I’ve found that the majority of hotels have good working air conditioners and heaters installed in the rooms. There have been times when the heater rattles really loud or the air conditioner smells like mold, but most often, these systems are modern, quiet, and effective. In order to get a good night’s rest and be ready to hit the road early in the morning, I need a decent pillow, plenty of water pressure in the shower, and an HVAC system to provide comfort. It’s helpful when the air conditioner or heater makes just enough noise to drown out the sounds of traffic outside and people in the hallways.