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B and B’s Fight Fierce Doily Wars. Take No Prisoners


B and B’s Fight Fierce Doily Wars. Take No Prisoners By Marti Mayne The B&B industry is out to bust some myths, and are taking advantage of the election-year thinking to do it. With a totally tongue-in-cheek approach, it’s poking fun at the very symbol that has haunted them for years: the doily. According to research conducted by the Professional ... Read More »

Turning “Hunger Games” Into “No Hunger Games”


  Turning “Hunger Games” Into “No Hunger Games” Marti Mayne one-ups Katniss, Peeta and company by turning The Hunger Games  into No Hunger Games. Her group’s Bed and Breakfast packages.  offer food to the local food pantries and other “no-hunger” causes in the towns and regions where the No-Hunger Games B and B’s are located. The Capital gang and the ... Read More »

Inn Style: Cliffside Inn Review, Newport, RI

the Cliffside Inn, Newport , RI

Inn Style: Cliffside Inn Review, Newport, RI In the land of the Great Gatsby there’s no shortage of towering, masterpiece theatre- like mansions that look like PBS’ Downton Abbey. But for mere mortals interested in enjoying the sea, shops and charms of Newport, RI, we easily recommend the Cliffside Inn. This more modest masterpiece built in  1876, sits just above ... Read More »

Babymoons, Booties and B&Bs

Babymoons, Booties and B&Bs Jennifer and Craig Ruckert, a very attractive 30 something couple were sitting in front of a terrific fire, enjoying some great cheeses and local wines, a regular pre-dinner ritual  at the Tidewater Inn, in the laid back, classy Connecticut shore town of Madison. Except Jennifer wasn’t drinking wine. She was nursing a sparkling-something drink because she’s ... Read More »

Southampton Inn: Close to the Stars but Down to Earth

Southampton Inn: Close to the Stars but Down to Earth A random drive along First Neck Lane in fabled Southampton, Long Island, New York brings you very close to gorgeous homes with endless driveways, selling for 20 to 80 million dollars, and that’s in a depressed housing market. But a few feet away is the Southampton Inn an attractive, Tudor ... Read More »

Buying Fake Reviews on TripAdvisor

Paying for Positive Reviews on TripAdvisor If power corrupts then as they say absolute power corrupts absolutely. TripAdvisor, with it’s 45 million reviews of some 500,000 destinations is the undisputed powerhouse in shaping people’s perceptions of what hotel they should stay in and where. Good or bad reviews on the giant site can profoundly affect a hotel’s bottom line. So ... Read More »

The Appeal of Intimacy: B &B’s Make a Come Back


Bed and Breakfasts Make a Come Back: What’s the Appeal? Not so long ago we reported on the study that most travelers avoided Bed and Breakfasts as a destination or place to stay. The reasons primarily had to do with lack of familiarity with the B &B culture, and the apparent preference of younger travelers for the anonymity of a ... Read More »

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