This is the Travel Take, where Matador’s writers and editors make the case for their favorite travel hacks, tips, and personal tics.
Telling someone not to use their hotel minibar is kind of like telling them not to blow $20 on slots in Vegas. When an amenity is available, convenient, and tempting, people tend to indulge without much consideration. Though a slot machine might be a fool’s gamble, at least it has the possibility (however small) of giving you a return on your investment. The same can’t be said for the hotel minibar.