I had been pinching pennies and saving money all year long so I could have a great time on my trip and not worry about money. The airline and the resort hotel had already been paid for, of course, back when I booked the trip, but I would still need money for food, drinks, and other walking around types of expenses. I had never visited the islands before, and I didn’t want anything to get in my way, so I had saved up every last bit that I could. It is a good thing I did, because ended up needing more money then planned when I found out my hotel room had no air conditioning in it. Even worse, I could not switch it for another room because the whole place was booked solid, and also none of the other rooms had A/C either. I was expecting this country to be just like America, where everyone has an air conditioner blasting on them at all times. Honestly, most of us don’t even think about HVAC at all until it stops working, otherwise it is something we take for granted. But this island nation was different, and not very many people had air conditioners. There were even a lot of businesses that had no climate control, just open windows to let in the ocean breezes. Over the evening and into the night, the temperatures dropped and the breezes picked up, but during the day I was always searching for an air conditioner to cool me off. It was still a fun vacation, but AC would have made it better.