Preparing for the total solar eclipse

(NBC News) – According to some, finding a place to stay in cities with the best view of next month’s solar eclipse has cast a huge shadow on travel plans.

They make it sound like finding a hotel room in such a city is tougher than getting tickets to a sold-out rock concert or Broadway show.

Andrea Mensink says don’t believe them. Rooms are available but, like all good promoters, she says you have to act fast.