Way back when, historically speaking and not so long ago (1973) there were a couple of travellers who started writing travel guides. The guides were first aimed for backpackers and adventurous travellers like themselves. They picked the name from some misheard lyrics in ‘Space Captain’, a song written by Joe Crocker and Leon Russell. The words were ‘lovely planet’, but they liked the sound of their version and the rest as they say is history.
The success story of the Australian based company Lonely Planet is huge. They are probably the most extensive and up to date travel guide out there today. Wherever you want to go in the world, Lonely Planet has a guide book as well as smaller regional digital PDF chapters for purchase. They are known for their detailed first-hand approach advice for travellers including must-see spots with encouragement for exploration. To be included in their publications you must be chosen by them. The B&B Team was pleased to hear that Pilgrim’s Inn in Deer Isle, Maine was picked for the selected place to stay on Weekend 8 of the ‘15 Weeks of Summer’.
Each weekend is designed for the traveller to explore their backyard, take a road trip or visit a new city. For example Weekend 8 is an exploration of coastal Maine and is entitled; ”Indulge Your Inner Foodie”. You know what the main foodie’s food is, lobster of course. The route starts in Wells on the southern coast and moves up the coast to Portland, Wiscasset, and Rockland with the final rest stop at the Pilgrim’s Inn. The rock-strewn shores of Deer Isle and the seaside charm of the inn is a perfect choice for travellers seeking the quintessential Maine lodging experience. Good on ya Lonely Planet! And congratulations to our clients, friends and innkeepers extraordinaire of Pilgrim’s Inn, Tina and Tony.
Another plus to these mini travel guides is that you can download them for free when you enter a competition with the prize of a vacation to the wine country of Napa Valley. Simply give them your email and you then have access to all 15 of the guides. Not bad, I entered. Innkeepers need vacations too!
From coast to coast and accross the planet, we wish you all a great summer and may your rooms be filled with happy travellers.