You’re pacing a hotel floor, desperately trying to find your room. You’re positive it’s 201 — or 210? But neither room opens with the swipe of your key.
If you’re a frequent traveller — or just very jet-lagged — you may have trouble remembering your room number from time to time. On his website, author Austin Kleon provided one useful tip the next time you’re experiencing this kind of travel-related amnesia: Before you depart for the day, take a photo of your room number.
It’s easier than heading to the lobby to ask which room you’re in and you definitely wouldn’t want to barge in on someone else’s room if it happens to be open.
If you’re returning to that hotel in the future, it might help to recall which room you booked before, too; you could request a similar room (or the same exact one) if you enjoyed the view or its amenities.