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By Michael Franco

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Outside Spring Cleaning Tips For Innkeepers Created: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Last time we discussed spring cleaning, we looked at a few hints and tips for getting the job done inside the house. This time, we’re all about getting the outside of your house dressed in it...
    • Burlington, VT: A B&B Kinda Town Created: Friday, March 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      Burlington, VT is a quintessential New England town that's also the quintessential place for a B&B getaway.
    • Burlington, VT: A B&B Kinda Town (Part II) Created: Friday, March 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      Burlington, VT is a quintessential New England town that's also the quintessential place for a B&B getaway.
    • Austin, TX: A B&B Kinda Town Created: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      Austin, Texas has been named as one of the best places to live and play by National Geographic Adventure. It's also an awesome place to stay in a B&B!
    • Austin, TX: A B&B Kinda Town (Part II) Created: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      Austin, Texas has been named as one of the best places to live and play by National Geographic Adventure. It's also an awesome place to stay in a B&B!
    • Carmel, CA: A B&B Kinda Town Created: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      Carmel. Sand, culture, sea, shopping and ... bed and breakfasts!
    • Carmel, CA: A B&B Kinda Town (Part II) Created: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      Carmel, CA. Sand, culture, sea, shopping and ... bed and breakfasts!
    • Traverse City, MI: A B&B Kinda Town Created: Friday, March 21, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      Traverse city in Michigan is an outdoor and B&B-lover's delight!
    • Traverse City, MI: A B&B Kinda Town (Part II) Created: Friday, March 21, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      Traverse city in Michigan is an outdoor and B&B-lover's delight!
    • Leavenworth, WA: A B&B Kinda Town (Part I) Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      Originally a logging town, Leavenworth has morphed into a charming Bavarian-themed destination, famous for its events and festival--especially Oktoberfest--as well as it's B&Bs.
    • Leavenworth, WA: A B&B Kinda Town (Part II) Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      Originally a logging town, Leavenworth has morphed into a charming Bavarian-themed destination, famous for its events and festivals—especially Oktoberfest--and its wide assortment of B&Bs.
    • Denver: A B&B Kinda Town Created: Sunday, February 16, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      The Mile High City has miles of adventures and B&Bs for the adventurous traveler to explore.
    • Sonoma, CA: A B&B Kinda Town (Part II) Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      We think that any place that combines great wine, great food and beautiful nature is the quintessential B&B destination. Sonoma offers all three by the (wine) barrel loads.
    • Pet Friendly B&Bs (Part I) Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      As part of my regular “B&B Kinda Town” series, I come across many inns where both you and your dog will feel at home while on the road. In this ongoing column, I’ll round them up to make it easy for you to choose just the right spot for you and your best friend when traveling.
    • Guest Post: A Look Back (Part I) Created: Sunday, January 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      Michelle A. Neita, of Neita's Nest in Jamaica reflects on her life as an innkeeper.
    • Sonoma, CA: A B&B Kinda Town (Part I) Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      We think that any place that combines great wine, great food and beautiful nature is the quintessential B&B destination. Sonoma offers all three by the (wine) barrel loads.
    • Jackson, Wyoming: A B&B Kinda Town Created: Sunday, February 16, 2014 Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014
      Natural beauty--and B&Bs--abound in the area that's home to America's first national park.
    • Denver: A B&B Kinda Town (Part II) Created: Sunday, February 16, 2014 Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014
      The Mile High City has miles of adventures and B&Bs for the adventurous traveler to explore.
    • Is it time to spruce up your small talk? (Part I) Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
      Innkeepers the world over often have to answer the same questions, over and over, from guests the world over. And they have to do it with style, grace and patience while trying hard not to reveal the chronic fatigue (and sometimes frustration), that comes with a never-ending daily dose of making small talk!
    • Is it time to spruce up your small talk? (Part II) Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
      Innkeepers the world over often have to answer the same questions, over and over, from guests the world over. And they have to do it with style, grace and patience while trying hard not to reveal the chronic fatigue (and sometimes frustration), that comes with a never-ending daily dose of making small talk!
    • Guest Post: A Look Back (Part II) Created: Sunday, January 26, 2014 Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014
      Michelle A. Neita, of Neita's Nest in Jamaica reflects on her life as an innkeeper.
    • Santa Fe, NM: A B&B Kinda Town (Part I) Created: Sunday, January 26, 2014 Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014
      Not only is Santa Fe a chocolate-lover's destination, it's a B&B hot spot as well!
    • Santa Fe, NM: A B&B Kinda Town (Part II) Created: Sunday, January 26, 2014 Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014
      Not only is Santa Fe a chocolate-lover's destination, it's a B&B hot spot as well!
    • Pumpkin Bread Created: Monday, January 13, 2014 Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014
      A scrumptious recipe for pumpkin bread infused with fall spices, the crunch of pecans and the surprise of coconut. Fast, easy AND delicious.
    • Charleston, SC: A B&B Kinda Town Created: Monday, January 13, 2014 Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014
      An abundance of bed and breakfasts provide comfortable and affordable base camps for your journey of discovery through this historic southern city.
    • St. Petersburg, FL: A B&B Kinda Town (Part I) Created: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
      As a B&B-rich warm-weather escape just a short flight from the winter wastelands of New England, it's hard to be St. Petersburg, Florida.
    • How To Write A Successful Welcome Letter As An Innkeeper Created: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
      Writing a successful welcome letter is a great way to make every guest's visit more enjoyable both for them and you as an innkeeper!
    • St. Petersburg, FL: A B&B Kinda Town (Part II) Created: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
      As a B&B-rich warm-weather escape just a short flight from the winter wastelands of New England, it's hard to be St. Petersburg, Florida.
    • Kauai: A B&B Kinda Island Created: Saturday, December 28, 2013 Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013
      On an island where the hotel prices can often be as extravagant as some of the vegetation you’ll see blooming in the jungle, Kauai offers those of us on a more medium-sized budget the chance to stay at a B&B for much less.
    • Kauai: A B&B Kinda Island (Part II) Created: Saturday, December 28, 2013 Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013
      On an island where the hotel prices can often be as extravagant as some of the vegetation you’ll see blooming in the jungle, Kauai offers those of us on a more medium-sized budget the chance to stay at a B&B for much less.
    • St. Louis: A B&B Kinda Town (Part I) Created: Friday, December 27, 2013 Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013
      Take a look at St. Louis whose historic attractions dating from the turn of the century make it the perfect town in which to enjoy a stay at a bed and breakfast.
    • St. Louis: A B&B Kinda Town (Part II) Created: Friday, December 27, 2013 Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013
      Take a look at St. Louis whose historic attractions dating from the turn of the century make it the perfect town in which to enjoy a stay at a bed and breakfast.

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