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Archive for 2020

Open Roads

October 2nd, 2020 by Eben Viens

In the beginning of the twentieth century America started to dream of independent travel in the automobile. Anyone who could afford a car could also afford leisure travel. Mr. Ford made the affordability more accessible. Family vacations on the open roads expanded tourism to become the nation’s largest industry. The automobile became a symbol of […]

Rethinking Your Guest Experience

August 13th, 2020 by Eben Viens

  Have you been rethinking your guest experience during these troubled times? It is and always has been the mantra,’ put your guests’ needs and wants first’. Now more than ever. There is a new wave of customer. Someone who is more cautious, more discerning in their choices, especially when travelling. But they are willing […]

Blogging to Be Seen and Heard for Your Bed and Breakfast

July 13th, 2020 by Eben Viens

We all want to be recognized for who we are.  Blogging for your bed and breakfast helps you to be seen and heard out there in the internet ether. “As a small business, your content strategy is the key to getting yourself seen. It drives traffic to your site, increases conversions, and strengthens your brand.” […]

Take a Walk

May 29th, 2020 by Eben Viens

“At the speed of walking the human body is at its most comprehending state. Sight, smell, hearing, feeling of our physical environment. All are functioning at the most natural intensity.” This is a quote from a short composition my father-in-law, J. Robert Wolf wrote many years ago. It started with a walk he took around […]

Innovative Innkeepers During the COVID-19 Epidemic

May 8th, 2020 by Eben Viens

Innovative. One definition is originality. Survival. One definition is persistence. Innkeepers who have embraced a survival mode and been persistent and innovative. We applaud you all!  I will proceed to feature a few Inns that are examples of innovative innkeepers during the COVID-19 epidemic. Inn at Pleasant Lake, New Hampshire. Here is a clip from […]

Let there always be A Good Table in your life

April 17th, 2020 by Eben Viens

  It was 10 years ago that we posted this beautiful poem in a blog. It was written by a friend who wrote it for a couple’s wedding celebration. Today this message of bringing friends and family together at ‘a good table’ is very timely.  As innkeepers you are missing the experience of guests enjoying […]

Recipes of Old Research to Pass the Time

April 3rd, 2020 by Eben Viens

      When you have time on your much washed hands, I find passing that time with some historic research a pleasant distraction. Since many of us are also making use of your extra time cooking, how about a blog on recipes of old? Our history museum, the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk, has […]

Travel Industry-Diligence and Hope in Troubled Times

March 24th, 2020 by Eben Viens

  The travel industry has come almost to a standstill, and the world’s ‘largest industry’ is reeling in the fallout. A health crisis that no one could predict. So many facts (sometimes conflicting) have bombarded the airwaves. It is overwhelming and scary. I believe we must be hopeful yet diligent in these days. Hopeful in […]

How to Grow Your B&B Business

March 11th, 2020 by Eben Viens

We all recently lost a giant in our industry. Mary White. In 1998 she created BnBFinder. It became one of the leading bed & breakfast directories. Over the years Mary enjoyed working with new and seasoned innkeepers. She helped thousands of innkeepers market their inns. She also enjoyed sharing her knowledge at countless national and […]

Own an Inn in the Big Sky State of Montana

February 12th, 2020 by Eben Viens

The B&B Team will often tell our aspiring innkeeper clients that owning your own Inn business may be a great opportunity to choose where you want to live. A location where you want to live, work and play. Have you thought of the Big Sky State of Montana as a choice? Benefits of Living Cost […]

Attracting the Wellness Traveler

January 27th, 2020 by Eben Viens

The real leader on the Global Wellness Economy research front is the Global Wellness Institute. I am looking forward to attending their press event and will bring back the latest trends and research. Attendees will be on site as they release the latest research on January 28. Exciting! Attracting the wellness traveler to your property […]

Pet Friendly Adventures

January 20th, 2020 by Eben Viens

Experiential travel has been the buzz trend for about a decade. Enticing packages and itineraries that provide your guests with new, unique and authentic travel experiences. Have you thought of offering pet friendly adventures for your human and furry guests to enjoy together? “Ultimately, our dogs just want to spend time with us, and taking […]

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