The 10 Cities With the Cleanest Hotel Rooms

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When traveling, it’s important to make sure that where you’re staying is comfortable and clean. This means clean sheets, clean towels, and absolutely no bed bugs. So what's the best way to ensure that you're opting for an immaculate accommodation? AAA managed to inspect about 27,000 hotels in different cities across the country and compile a list of the top 10 cities with the cleanest hotel rooms, which received their Inspector’s Best Of Housekeeping awards.

In order to be considered, the hotels must have exhibited housekeeping excellence for two inspections in a row and have zero complaints from AAA members. While New York City claimed the number one spot, several other big cities made it into the top 10. Below is the complete list of the top 10 cities with the cleanest hotel rooms.

  1. New York, New York

  1. Houston, Texas

  1. Washington, D.C.

  1. Orlando, Florida

  1. Charlotte, North Carolina

  1. Austin, Texas

  1. Nashville, Tennessee

  1. San Diego, California

  1. Anaheim, California

  1. San Antonio, Texas

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This Livestream of Brasov, Transylvania, Is Great for Virtual Vampire-Watching

The vampires of What We Do in the Shadows are more likely to be found in Pennsylvania than Transylvania—but you never know.
The vampires of What We Do in the Shadows are more likely to be found in Pennsylvania than Transylvania—but you never know.
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If vampires were real, they would best be viewed from a distance. That makes a livestream of Brasov, Transylvania—a.k.a. Dracula's hometown—the ideal set up for vampire-watching.

According to Thrillist, this stream from Webcam Taxi provides a 24/7 look at Brasov's Old Town neighborhood. It's worth checking out just for the scenic view: You can see famous buildings like the 17th-century Black Church, with the Carpathian Mountains hedging the scene. For viewers more interested in the region's spooky reputation, the town is also home Bran Castle—one of the inspirations for Dracula's dwelling.

While researching his Gothic vampire novel at The British Museum, author Bram Stoker was struck by the Romanian landmark. His book describes Dracula's dwelling as sitting "on the very edge of a terrible precipice"—a characteristic it shares with the real-life castle just outside Brasov. The site is a tourist destination today, hosting tours and the occasional costume party. The attraction is currently closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, which makes a virtual visit to Brasov especially appealing.

The Brasov cam streams around the clock, but serious vampire-spotters should wait until after sundown to make the most of the experience. This is one of several webcams for people with high patience levels and an interest in the supernatural. After vampire-hunting from home, see if you can spot Nessie in this Loch Ness livestream.