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Before They Were “Inn” These Five B&B’s Had Fascinating Former Lives

Before They Were “Inn” These Five B&B’s Had Fascinating Former Lives

What do you envision when you hear ‘bed and breakfast?’ If you’re like most people, you probably think about an historic Victorian or Queen Anne draped in lace and tucked away in a quaint corner of town. While it’s true that many inns were grand, former homes of the town’s well-to-do, some were not even used as homes at all.

From schoolhouses and churches, to working lighthouses and sail boats, some B&Bs lived completely different lives before opening their doors to travelers and serving up delicious breakfasts. So, next time you fall asleep in class, don’t be too hard on yourself. In fact, you may be onto something!

July 24, 2013 | By More
Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My – Exploring India’s Bandhavgarh National Park

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My – Exploring India’s Bandhavgarh National Park

Well.. maybe not lions, but tigers, bears and other wild beasts for sure! When planning a vacation to a far away land, travelers often wish to encounter something unique and exciting. Bandhavgarh National Park – India is one such destination that will certainly provide the visitors with the long-lasting enthralling moments that they will savor all their life.

Bandhavgarh National Park is nestled in the north east of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. It is popular worldwide for having the highest density of the Royal Bengal Tigers in India. The park is mainly categorized into the three prominent zones such as the Magdi, Tala and Bamera. The Tala zone is very popular among tourists because it offers good tiger sighting opportunities. The park remains open from 16th October till 30th June. It is important that the visitors reach the gate half an hour in advance so that the necessary paperwork for entry into the park can be completed.

July 18, 2013 | By More
5 Adventure Highlights of Kangaroo Island – The Galapagos of Australia

5 Adventure Highlights of Kangaroo Island – The Galapagos of Australia

When considering Australia’s tourist hotspots, Kangaroo Island is a unique and precious gem that should not be missed. Located off the southern coast, a short distance from Adelaide, Australia’s third largest island offers captivating beauty and a complete wilderness experience. Kangaroos are just the beginning of the many animal species found here living in the wild. Many consider Kangaroo Island to be the Galapagos of Australia.

It would not be an overstatement to address this island as a little heaven which presents the opportunity to experience Mother Nature at her best. The island is dotted with numerous splendid attractions and offers ample of recreational activities. Here is an attempt to give you an overview of the peerless beauty of this little paradise on earth by classifying its adventures into five categories.

July 17, 2013 | By More
There’s No Place Like Maine For A Summer Getaway – Sunshine, Beaches, Boating and Lobster

There’s No Place Like Maine For A Summer Getaway – Sunshine, Beaches, Boating and Lobster

Throwing caution to the wind we decided to try to escape to the coast of Maine during the busiest week of the summer season. Summer doesn’t officially begin in New England until July 4th, and this year a heat wave only heightened everyone’s desire to getaway. Finding a last minute room anywhere in Maine during the July 4th weekend was unlikely, but after scanning a few bed and breakfast sites, we were lucky to grab a room at the Dockside Guest Quarters in York Maine. This is truly one of the most picturesque and quiet settings in the York Harbor/ Ogunquit area. The inn is located on Harris Island and affords their quests beautiful waterfront views.

We were looking for peace and quiet and busy hotels and 4th of July crowds were not for us during this weekend getaway. We arrived while the inn was setting up for afternoon tea which offered quite a delicious spread, and the view was breathtaking.

July 15, 2013 | By More
Sports Legends Cruises For Boston Sports Fans

Sports Legends Cruises For Boston Sports Fans

Perhaps nowhere else on the planet are sports fans as knowledgeable, loyal and enthusiastic as they are in New England. So it’s no surprise that two luxury cruise lines are hosting sports-themed cruises sailing out of Boston Harbor. What could be more exciting than meeting and socializing with famed sports celebrities while on vacation. Here’s how you can rub elbows with some really big hitters!

July 12, 2013 | By More
Guide To Diving in Tenerife, One Of The Best Dive Spots In The World

Guide To Diving in Tenerife, One Of The Best Dive Spots In The World

It makes perfect sense to me that the Canary Island of Tenerife has a reputation around the world as a must-visit location for diving enthusiasts. The volcanic nature of the island makes for some of the most interesting drifts and dives, and the location means a huge variety of wildlife to hope to catch a glimpse of. A natural consequence of Tenerife’s popularity with divers is its plethora of diving schools offering instruction to beginners and improvers, and who run regular organised trips to dive some lesser-known spots around the island – as well as the tourist favourites.

I strongly recommend doing your research when choosing who you book with:

July 11, 2013 | By More
Popular Literary Tours Through London

Popular Literary Tours Through London

London has provided the inspiration for some of the world’s great novels, and has been home to many acclaimed writers. Throughout much of the last two centuries, London served as a major cultural hub, where writers of all genres and nationalities met and exchanged ideas and stories. Literary buffs can get their fix by exploring the many places that favourite writers loved.

When planning a trip to London, why not visit the locations frequented and enjoyed by legendary writers? Experiencing London the way they saw it will give you a great connection to their work, and you can see most of the sites for free – perfect if you are a ‘struggling artist’ like your literary heroes.

July 10, 2013 | By More
Sesame Street Place, Perfect For A Magical Toddler Birthday Adventure

Sesame Street Place, Perfect For A Magical Toddler Birthday Adventure

We recently visited Sesame Place for my son’s 2nd birthday, and what a wonderful experience it was.

Sesame Place is the only theme park that is based entirely on the Sesame Street television program. It is located 90 minutes south of New York City in Langhome, Philadelphia. We decided to go a little early in the season to avoid summertime crowds and spent two action packed days at the park.

July 9, 2013 | By More
Why Island Hopping In Croatia Is The Ultimate Choice For A Luxury Vacation

Why Island Hopping In Croatia Is The Ultimate Choice For A Luxury Vacation

It’s time for the French Riviera to step aside and make way for Croatia. With hundreds of islands nestled in the crystal clear Adriatic Sea this is the new destination for luxury travel. Let’s take a look at why Croatia is making its mark as the must visit destination for luxury travel enthusiasts.

Croatia is quickly emerging as the glamorous jewel in Eastern Europe’s crown. Set in the Mediterranean Sea, or more accurately the Adriatic Sea which is the most northerly subdivision of the Mediterranean, Croatia has hundreds of beautiful islands offering miles of beautiful coastline (over 2,500 miles to be exact!).

June 14, 2013 | By More
Intriguing Derinkuyu, Ancient Underground City of Cappadocia Turkey

Intriguing Derinkuyu, Ancient Underground City of Cappadocia Turkey

There are many interesting and strange places around the globe that should be seen at least once and Derinkuya Cappadocia should on that list.

While most of us are familiar with Turkey with the allure of its vibrant cities and beautiful seaside locations, there is so much more to intrigue visitors. A group of underground cities present in Central Anatolia (Turkey) date all the way back to the times of the Hittites in the 18-14th centuries BC. Visiting these fascinating underground cities is a wonderful opportunity to explore an ancient culture. There are a total of 36 of these amazing constructions found throughout Cappadocia, but Derinkuyu is the deepest one.

June 7, 2013 | By More
Five Thrilling Adventure Activities in Singapore

Five Thrilling Adventure Activities in Singapore

It’s not all architecture, shopping and food that attracts travelers to Singapore, you’ll also find great adventure activities as well. Vacations offer everyone a great opportunity to unwind and relax, and some vacationers tour holiday destinations for the architectural grandeur and beautiful sights.

But for adventure junkies trapped inside a monotonous schedule of work, a state of relaxation (read complete inactivity) may not be as pleasurable as a fun-filled adventure vacation. One of my most adventurous trips was to Singapore. It was a bold plan, as Singapore is known for its cultural heritage, architectural marvels and great food. I never thought Singapore could appease my adventure hunger as well, but as I went in the search of adventure, I was amazed by the choices I found.

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Santa Barbara Castle Alicante – Dramatic Romance in Spain

Santa Barbara Castle Alicante – Dramatic Romance in Spain

  In a castle courtyard, at the Fountain of Cats, a beautiful young woman collects drinking water. By chance a young man sees her there and falls deeply in love… This story of youthful passion is in fact an old Catalonian folk song, but the setting is no figment of imagination! The Font de Gats […]

May 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kids Go Free! – Cruises, All-Inclusive Resorts and More

Kids Go Free! – Cruises, All-Inclusive Resorts and More

Budgets seem particularly tight this year just as prices are on the rise, so to make sure you can have a great summer vacation, we’ve gathered together an impressive list of family vacation offers where the kids go free!  You’ll have to get the kids there, but once you all arrive, your children can stay, […]

May 6, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Is It Crazy To Love An Island?  Meet St. Simons Island Georgia

Is It Crazy To Love An Island? Meet St. Simons Island Georgia

  I’ve fallen in love with an island destination, and it might surprise you to know that it’s not in the Caribbean.  In fact, you can drive there!  But be forewarned, after visiting you may want to sell everything and move to St. Simons Island, Georgia! St. Simons Island lies 12 miles off the coast […]

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Guide To The Best Eco-Lodges of Costa Rica

Guide To The Best Eco-Lodges of Costa Rica

The eco-lodges of Costa Rica are one of a kind because they offer a fantastic experience through which you can enjoy the natural beauty of this country like never before. These lodges have accommodation units that include eco-friendly furnishings and they take up practices to help conserve the environment. Lodges are situated in close proximity […]

April 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
5 Top Family-Friendly Hotels in Cancun

5 Top Family-Friendly Hotels in Cancun

When you finally manage to get the whole family out for a holiday in Cancun, the last thing you need is to carry on babysitting, cooking, and cleaning – you should be relaxing! You can avoid this palaver by opting for an all-inclusive resort that not only provides childcare, but all your meals and drinks […]

April 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Traveling To The Ends of The World To Discover Ushuaia

Traveling To The Ends of The World To Discover Ushuaia

Ushuaia, on the Argentine side of Tierra del Fuego, calls itself “the southernmost city in the world”.  There’s some quibbling about the title based on the definition of a city, but Ushuaia is the most often cited. I arrived in November, early summer.  The wind was strong.  I leaned against it like Michael Jackson in […]

April 10, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Great Ways To Keep Romance Alive On A Family Vacation

Great Ways To Keep Romance Alive On A Family Vacation

Wondering how to keep romance alive while traveling with your kids in tow?  We’ve got some great strategies to help you out. When you ask people what they imagine when envisioning a romantic vacation, the results can be varied – camping underneath the stars, strolling through the streets of Paris, cuddling in a Vermont bed-and-breakfast, […]

April 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
5 Best Beach Towns For Your Florida Spring Break Road Trip

5 Best Beach Towns For Your Florida Spring Break Road Trip

Spring break is my favorite time to visit Florida.  The weather is perfect for spending days on the sandy beaches without getting burned by the scorching rays during the summer!  Whether you enjoy surfing, sunbathing or building sand castles, Florida’s pristine beaches won’t let you down. Here’s a list of the top 5 beaches in […]

April 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
Cooking and Barge Cruising in France, A Perfect Pairing

Cooking and Barge Cruising in France, A Perfect Pairing

One of the most rewarding aspects of barge cruising in France is that you have a chance to experience all the exotic French cuisine along your route. You can go ashore and explore fine restaurants, stop by out-of-the way cafes, and perhaps even learn a few tricks of your own. But what if the fine […]

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