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New Ways Innkeepers Give You a Unique Local Experience, Part 2

BnBFinder.com | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel
BnBFinder.com

Last month we delved into a few things B&B's do to provide innovative local experiences. Now we're headed into part two because there's so much more in store!

New Ways Innkeepers Give You a Unique Local Experience, Part 1

BnBFinder.com | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel
BnBFinder.com

Travel industry buzz and trends point to immersion in innovative local experiences. Apparently what bed and breakfasts have done for years - offering ...

Al Stewart's Biggest Fan in Rural Tuscany

Rick Steves | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

My dad was a piano tuner, and in my travels, any time I see a piano, I have an urge to play it or hear it played. At Il Canto del Sole agriturismo, Luciano showed me around his farm while his son, Marco, attentively followed, seemingly fascinated by my work as a guidebook writer.

Fabulous Flag Flourishes

Rick Steves | Posted 05.14.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Visiting agriturismos and countryside B&Bs listed in my Italy guidebook, I was impressed by how much fun the hosts were. Here, Franco of Frances' Lodge (a B&B just outside of Siena) jumped at an opportunity to show off his flag skills.

Italy's Rural B&Bs: Cow Country With Panache

Rick Steves | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

I spent the better part of yesterday popping in on the wonderful agriturismos we recommend in my Italy guidebook. An agriturismo is a rural B&B run by small farmers who are trying to survive in a modern economy.

Five Special Spots to Sleep in an Italian Vineyard

Eleanor Shannon | Posted 05.12.2015 | Travel
Eleanor Shannon

Finding a resort in an Italian vineyard is as easy as going on TripAdvisor. But finding a vineyard stay that gives you full immersion in culture, history, tradition and organic, artisan wine is something else.

Creative Escapes: 3 B&B's Where Your Art Can Take Shape

BnBFinder.com | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel
BnBFinder.com

Fancy yourself a painter? Still dreaming of college art seminars? You may not be able to commit to taking ongoing classes in your day-to-day life, but a weekend getaway at an inn could double as a time for some serious artistic indulgence.

Peace and Quiet at My Tuscan B&B

Rick Steves | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Roberto's place has basically the same old fireplace that I have at my cabin back in the Cascades. This brought me unexpected joy as I spent each evening fireside, catching up on my writing late into the night.

Wild Boar for Breakfast in Italy's Marche Region

Rick Steves | Posted 06.06.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Join me for an intimate glimpse of traditional farm life in the Marche -- from a homemade rake, to a horn made from a horn, to the little calendar you buy from the local cops to stay on their good side.

4 Tasty Breakfast Trends You Need to Know Now

BnBFinder.com | Posted 05.28.2015 | Taste
BnBFinder.com

Eight innkeepers and cookbook authors from across the country who (between them) have served over 184,200 breakfasts in their combined 150 years, shared some of the secrets to their success by revealing four breakfast trends every foodie will want to take note of.

5 Lessons I Learned As a Non-B&B Owner at the BBAV Conference

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 05.12.2015 | Small Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

It was an honor to be selected as one of the speakers at this year's annual Bed & Breakfast Association of Virginia Conference. This conference this year was called Inspiration, innovation & Rejuvenation and was held in Fredericksburg, Virginia on February 22, 2015.

8 Gorgeous Spring Getaways Near NYC to Book Now

offMetro.com | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
offMetro.com

That morning will come when you don't hear the clanking heaters or shovels scraping the snow off the sidewalks and you'll know it's time to pack a bag for your weekend escape to one of these eight beautiful hotels, each an easy car-free ride away from New York City.

Ready for Their Close-up: 4 Hometown B&B's of Oscar Nominees

BnBFinder.com | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel
BnBFinder.com

Since the film awards season is well under way, it's a great time to discover a little bit more about some of our favorite nominees. While meeting them in person seems pretty unlikely, you can still walk in their footsteps -- so to speak -- with a visit to the hometowns they hail from.

The Best Outdoor Ice Skating

BnBFinder.com | Posted 03.15.2015 | Travel
BnBFinder.com

With the recent cold spell that has hit the country, many people are running inside as quickly as they can to warm up. However, there are a select few that revel in the cold and embrace the chill.

"The Inn Crowd"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.31.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

If I can afford to retire when I am eligible in five years -- I took a vow of poverty when I went into journalism, so I may be working posthumously -- I'd like to be an innkeeper.

The 10 Coziest New England Inns For Fall

Oyster | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Oyster

If you're conjuring up images of historic mansions, elegant antiques, thick oriental rugs, and cozy fireplaces for those crisp fall nights -- well, you're right on the money.

Top Destinations for Autumn Travel

BnBFinder.com | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
BnBFinder.com

Autumn tourism is on the rise. Those unchained to the restrictions of a school calendar are capitalizing on the appeal of the fall shoulder season perks such as hotel and airfare deals, fewer crowds and milder weather.

10 Cool Converted Schoolhouse Hotels

SmarterTravel | Posted 11.15.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

We're sad to report that summer is over and classes are back in session. No longer in school? No problem. We found some amazing schoolhouses around the world that have been transformed into unique hotels, perfect for a back-to-school break.

Great American College Football Stadiums

BnBFinder.com | Posted 10.26.2014 | Travel
BnBFinder.com

Whether due to history, size, atmosphere, or all of the above, these hallowed grounds of college football have become destinations in their own right.

Nautical Stripes and Boat Shoes: 5 Great New England Beach Towns

BnBFinder.com | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel
BnBFinder.com

New England's seasonal climate only allows residents and tourists a small window of time to enjoy the sun, sand, and surf, and they savor every minute of it.

Alternative Lodging Options for Retirees Who Travel

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If you're willing to do a little research and preplanning, there are a number of ways you can lower (or eliminate) your travel-lodging costs and live more like a local when you travel. Here are some different options to consider and some resources that can help you locate them.

Great American Road Trips

BnBFinder.com | Posted 08.24.2014 | Travel
BnBFinder.com

A classic American pastime, road trips are an amazing way to experience the beauty and charm of America's incredibly diverse landscape.

Two Industrious Innkeepers

Kerri Allen | Posted 08.09.2014 | Travel
Kerri Allen

B&B's get mixed reviews. Some find the experience intrusive, with innkeepers acting more like nosy relatives than hospitality professionals. Others relish the history seeping out of mahogany armoires and well-thumbed "take one, leave one" paperbacks.

Watch This $1 Farmhouse Transform Into A Stunning Bed & Breakfast

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.04.2014 | HuffPost Home

For 24 years, Jose Velázquez and his wife, Jennifer, dreamed of opening a bed and breakfast -- something like the 20-room former governor's mansion w...

5 Unique B&Bs from BnBFinder

BnBFinder.com | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
BnBFinder.com

Looking for an accommodation with a little extra charisma? Most B&Bs are already anything but standard compared to their hotel counterparts, but these inns take it to the next level.