Our road trip to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois is fast approaching. All the reservations were made in February. Yesterday I started printing all my confirmations, tickets, itinerary, etc. When I went to print my confirmation for Chicago, I didn't have a confirmation email. I did have the confirmation number they gave me along with the total cost, so I called the hotel. They didn't have my reservation! not only that, but the only room they had available was a smoking room and we don't smoke! Needless to say, I reserved it, just in case I couldn't find a room somewhere else.
After calling around, I found a room for $25 more but atleast it is non-smoking.
I keep thinking, what if I waited until the last minute? I could have been in Chicago with no where to stay!