Thursday, December 31, 2009

Save The Carry-On Petition

I'm taking a break today from posting our newest bed and breakfasts in order to ask you to consider signing a petition to save carry-on luggage for your next flight. I'm borrowing this from

Sign the SAVE THE CARRY-ON petition

The hysteria caused by the Christmas Day incident as preciptiated a real crisis for the carry-on traveler. Register your opposition to the banning of carry-on luggage by signing the OBOW petition here. Please forward to friends and post on other message boards you visit (like FlyerTalk or Rick Steves). Our goal is 10,000 signatures. The petition text:

We, the undersigned, do petition and urge US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to allow no policy that bans airline passengers from traveling with at least one reasonably-sized item of carry-on luggage and a personal item. Banning carry-on luggage would impose an unjust, undue, and unnecessary burden on a traveling public already under great stress. - sign here

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Harborside House Bed and Breakfast in Marblehead, Massachusetts

Seaside Relaxation

The historic, seaside town of Marblehead is conveniently located 15 miles northeast of Boston. Travelers will enjoy the 1000 historic houses, unique shops, fine restaurants, spectacular views of the ocean, islands and harbor, as well as a number of inviting bed and breakfasts. Recreational opportunities include sailing, swimming and biking. Enjoy family events like the Annual Christmas Walk and Festival of Arts. Take in a performance during the Summer Jazz Series or concerts by Symphony by the Sea. Shop the Farmer's Market or hit the beach at Devereux. Marblehead is an excellent choice for a relaxing getaway by the sea.

Restored 1840 Home

Harborside House is located in the historic district overlooking Marblehead Harbor. This handsomely restored 1840 home offers two large guest rooms, water views from the parlor, period dining room, summer breakfast porch, and a third-story deck. A generous continental breakfast is served each morning. Afternoon tea is available on request. Walk to shops, restaurants, and historic sites.

For more information, call or email:
781.631.1032 or

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Bed and Breakfast in Greenwich Village

Rooms To Let is in historic Greenwich Village, Manhattan New York. The bed and breakfast is just moments away from the trendy Meatpacking District with its designer shops and fashionable clubs. Yet when you turn onto Horatio Street you are in a tranquil oasis. Near the magnificent new Hudson River Park, this part of the West Village is where you want to be in Manhattan. Although the location is central, it is a calm, quiet retreat from the action found all around.

This Greek Revival residence, circa 1840, retains much of its original feeling. Standing on the front stoop you can watch the sun setting over the Hudson, and, if you are lucky, the QE2 may be passing. At street level you will see an alleyway entrance, once a "horsewalk" that led to a two-story building at the rear. The stable disappeared many years ago, and what is left is a large garden which all guests are encouraged to enjoy. Sitting in the garden in the evening, you can see the lights of The Empire State Building, a beacon to the north. Inside, the parlor floor is filled with antiques and paintings.

A curved staircase leads to the second floor where three rooms are available for guests. There are two large double rooms, one with a queen size bed and the other with twin beds. Both rooms have air conditioning, light, views and comfortable furnishings. The large modern bathroom is shared by the guests on that floor. The innkeeper is a painter and the 3rd floor is her own pied-a-terre and studio. There is also a single room on that floor that shares a bathroom with her.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Small Town Atmosphere in Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Reedsburg provides a small town atmosphere with activities to fit all interests. It is an easy hours drive from Madison, Wisconsin and offers visitors museums such as Pioneer Log Village and Museum, Reedsburg Area Historical Society and the Museum of Norman Rockwell Art, fine dining, and shopping. Reedsburg is also only minutes away from the Wisconsin Dells, Circus World Museum, Devil's Lake, the House on the Rock and the American Players Theater.

While visiting enjoy the hospitality of Tom and Donna Hofmann at Parkview Bed and Breakfast located in the historic Park Street District one block from Main Street. This bed and breakfast offers guests four cozy guest rooms; two with a private bath. Donna, a home economist, is always thinking up one of a kind breakfasts and is always in search of new interesting recipes. Visit their website for her Strawberry French Toast recipe. Seasonal and local foods are featured in the breakfast menu.

If you'd like to contact these innkeepers, please phone them at
(608) 524-4333 or email

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Trelawn Riverside Bed and Breakfast - Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown is a beautiful resort city located on Lake Wakatipu, which overlooks the Southern Alps. This popular tourist destination offers visitors beautiful scenery, outdoor and indoor attractions, world class dining and more. Area attractions worth a look include Arrowtown Museum, Wakatipu Art Trail, wine tasting on the Queenstown Wine Trail. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy white water rafting, hangliding, hiking, and boating.

Trelawn Place is 5 km from central Queenstown. This unique accommodation offers guests a luxury set in a peaceful cottage garden with breathtaking mountain views and lawns that sweep to the edge of the Shotover River.

Ensuite rooms, with balconies or patios, provide comfort, and warmth, individually furnished with antiques, in a country style décor. A generous cooked breakfast, friendly hosts and family pets, all make this your perfect holiday retreat.

Three self contained cottages are available for those on their honeymoon or anniversary.

You can contact the innkeepers for additional information:
64-3-442-9160 or

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

London Home Away From Home - The Heathers

Comfortable B&B in South East London

The Heathers is a comfortable family run home situated in a residential area in South East London. The bed and breakfast is 15 minutes from the center of London by train. The innkeepers goal is to ensure ensure you have a pleasant stay without paying central London accommodation prices.

The Heathers is located close to Blackheath Village and historical Greenwich. Both have excellent pubs, restaurants and shops. The Glades shopping center at Bromley in Kent is an excellent shopping center within easy reach of our home but with prices much more realistic than in central London.

The innkeepers are happy to give you full directions from your point of arrival to the local railway station (Hither Green or Catford Bridge) and will be pleased to meet you at the local railway station on arrival day by prior arrangement. Lifts to the station in the mornings are available on request.

Please contact the innkeepers for further information: 020 8698 8340 (UK44-20-86988340) or email

Monday, December 14, 2009

Country Residence in the Heart of Burgundy

The medieval town of Mont Saint Jean is ideally located in the heart of Burgundy with its rich mixture of antiquity, architecture, wine, food and picturesque countryside. Mont Saint Jean is well known for its annual antique fair (held usually mid August), which attracts about 10,000 visitors. Bed and breakfast travelers will also discover that many cultural sites and towns are within easy reach such as Saulieu, Pouilly-en-Auxois and Dijon with their shopping, restaurants and leisure activities. The area is ideal for walking, cycling, golfing, horseback riding or just relaxing. Nearby Morvan National Park offers another host of outdoor opportunities for bed and breakfast travelers seeking to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Château Les Roches offers travelers the experience of staying in a private country residence with just six guest bedrooms. The setting of Les Roches is picturesque and tranquil where one can unwind and feel completely relaxed. The spacious bedrooms, each with private en-suites, were completely renovated in 2005 and are decorated with both antique and contemporary furnishings.

Guests can enjoy Burgundy wines from the Les Roches wine cellar in the salon, library, terrace or any of the seating areas in the Les Roches park. Home-cooked dinners are offered twice per week (Thursdays and Saturdays) using regional and seasonal ingredients. The dinner experience begins with an aperitif in the salon, four-course meal in the dining room or terrace and ends with a coffee or tea in the library.

For further information or booking, please contact
0033 (0)3 80 84 32 71 or email

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Charming Apartments in Perugia, Italy

The Pastoral City of Perugia

The medieval city of Perugia, capital of the Umbria region, is perched atop a hill and surrounded by pastoral countryside. The city offers bed and breakfast travelers art, culture and history away from the crowds, but yet only a one and a half hour drive from Rome and Florence. Some of the important tourist sites include the Duomo, the Cathedral of San Pietro, Lake Trasimeno, the National Archaeological Museum and the Galleria Nazional dell'Umbria Palazzo dei Priori. Bed and breakfast travelers will also enjoy fine restaurants and many events throughout the year such as the Umbria Jazz Festival in July and the Eurochocolate in October.

Luxurious Apartment Living

Giuseppe Nuzzaci
believes that he offers something that has been missing in central Italy: not your average farm holiday accommodation, nor an uninspiring flat or a b&b room, but a luxurious apartment in a villa in which the owners themselves reside, amid elegance, comfort and tradition, and accompanied by warm, friendly, family hospitality.

The Charming apartments Villa Nuba Colle Giorgio II includes three luxury apartments. This self catering rental is all inclusive. Light, heating and water costs, towel and linen with a weekly change, taxes and weekly cleaning costs, food and beverage in the kitchen for a hearty Italian breakfast for the first mornings of your stay included in the rental.

If you are interested in booking one of these apartments, please contact them at
(+39) 075 5725 765 - (+39) 338 6872 362 or email

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Luxurious Offerings at the SOCO Buenos Aires

Visit The Vibrant City of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the third largest city in South America, a sprawling metropolis offering travelers a rich history, eclectic culture of art, music and incomparable nightlife. Buenos Aires's identity lies in its 48 neighborhoods, each with its own character and history. The city has a European feel to it with city blocks filled with cafes and sophisticated shops. Tourist must-sees include the Plaza de Mayo, El Centro, San Telmo, La Boca, Palermo, and La Recoleta. Schedule time for a siesta to allow you a lengthy night out at a club, bar, or performance, or an evening of tango and visit one of the neighborhoods' outdoor arts-and-crafts and antique markets.

Stay in a Luxurious 1920's Mansion

In the heart of Abasto, the Buenos Aires quarter famed for its rich history of tango, you will find SOCO Buenos Aires. Housed in a remodeled 1920´s mansion, SOCO Buenos Aires offers premium comfort and modern conveniences amongst charming surrounds. With eight welcoming suites, each with an ambience that captures a uniquely Argentine essence, SOCO Buenos Aires endeavours to provide its guests with consistently exceptional service and personalized attention. Artists, art galleries, craftsmen, musicians, ateliers, cultural centers and museums are only some of the many attractions to enjoy while staying in this quarter.

To book a stay at this boutique hotel, email or call +54 11 4864 2032.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Bed and Breakfast Hotel in London's West End

Central London B&B Hotel is delightfully charming Georgian bed and breakfast hotel, located in the heart of London’s West End. This area offers diverse scenes and activities; ideal for shopping, leisure and business trips.

Lodging includes a superb full English and Vegetarian breakfast, en-suite rooms (most have air conditioning) with fast and free wireless internet connection.

Central London B&B is recommended by reputable guidebooks.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

La Piccola Maison in Rome's Exclusive "Via Veneto"

Style and elegance define Piccola Maison, which is located in the most elegant area of Rome, the famous "Via Veneto." This accommodation offers travelers an ideal location for an exclusive stay in the capital. Major tourist sights and main sites of interest nearby include the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and Villa Borghese. It is also near the exit of the metro "Barberini" and 10 minutes from the railway station "Termini".

This chic town house is a brand new place with renovated private rooms equipped with all the comforts of home. The modern style and the fresh design make the place the best choice for travelers looking for a prestigious atmosphere with convenient prices. The rooms, which have recently been renovated and have flat screen TVs, mini refrigerators, hair dryers and air conditioning. The warm colors and wood floors accentuate the welcoming and warm atmosphere the hotel has to offer.