August 2009  
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Heat Wave

How hot is Hawaii?  So hot that lava from active volcanoes can reach a temperature of 1,250 degrees Celsius.  Local legend has it that Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire and volcanoes resides in the Halema'uma'u Crater, at the summit of Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on earth.  Guests who stay At the Beach with Friends, a bed & breakfast in Hilo, Hawaii can be on the lookout for Pele by taking a 40 minute drive to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  If you want to devote a day to sightseeing, ask the innkeeper to help you plan a day trip to Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens, Akaka Falls Park and Richardson's Black Sand Beach. 

If you'd rather avoid a chance encounter with Pele, drop your bags off at Dragonfly Ranch in Honaunau, Hawaii and make your way to Old Hawaiian Coffee Farm.  The ten acre farm produces organic coffee and caffeine addicts can even take a tour of the farm.  Return to the inn for some more natural pleasures and learn about permaculture and nourish your body with organic papayas and vegetables.  When morning arrives, make a play date with dolphins and head to the bay at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau. 

Find more hot ideas at a Hawaii bed and breakfast or use the advanced search box to narrow down your choices.   

Spotlight on Specials - Incorporate Work and Play at a B&B

Are you a workaholic?  A recent study shows that fewer Americans are planning on taking a vacation this summer.  But, all work and no play can be a hazard to your health, both physically and emotionally.  If a long vacation is out of the question, take a well-deserved mini-vacation or a stay-cation at a bed & breakfast from  Bed & Breakfast Tour Specials & Packages lets you enjoy a guilt-free holiday that fits into your hectic schedule.

Southern Charm - Find a little good old southern hospitality at The Olde Savannah Inn in Savannah, Georgia when you request the Adventure Tour.  A two night stay includes a $100 gift certificate for a full body massage, historic tour of Savannah with Classic Car Tours, 60 minute dolphin tour abroad a 40 foot pontoon boat, a bottle of chilled champagne or wine, a gourmet candlelit breakfast and dessert. 

Maine Event - Office work can wait.  Grab your sweetheart and head to Brewster House Bed & Breakfast in Freeport, Maine for the Sail into the Sunset package.  The two-night special includes a sunset sail for two abroad an antique schooner.  Couples can visit the Portland Head Lighthouse and take in the beauty of Casco Bay.  Return back to the room and enjoy some private moments with complimentary sparkling cider and chocolates.  Special also includes a $100 gift card to L.L. Bean and a $50 gift certificate to a nearby restaurant. 

Showoff - Bright lights aren't limited to Broadway.  At Sherwood Forest Bed & Breakfast in Saugatuck, Michigan, guests can experience some of the best shows off Broadway.  The Bed and Breakfast, Dinner and Off Broadway special includes a one to two night stay, dinner for two at a fine local restaurant and two tickets to an off Broadway summer production.  Return to the inn for an early nightcap or take a short walk to a nearby beach. 

Express Lane - Get a first class experience with a first class train ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad.  The Rail Ride and Real Rest package from The Annabel Inn in Cottonwood, Arizona lets you take a 4 hour scenic day ride past Indian ruins, picture-perfect canyons and a 680-foot man-made tunnel.  The special also includes a European breakfast featuring fresh artisan breads from Germany, cheese from Holland, Italian espresso, French jams and pastries. 

Find a complete listing of Tours & Packages at under specials.

Take a Chance on Yourself with Life-Changing Trips

Family vacations, holiday breaks and weekend getaways are nothing new, but a life-changing trip can be a trip of a lifetime.  Whether you're seeking an exploratory, spiritual, holistic, volunteer based or simply an empowering experience, at, you can find bed and breakfast specials that lets you discover who you are and what you want. 

In Touch - Mind and body join as one at The Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls in Logan, Ohio.  Sign up for "The Nature of Life: Inner Voice-Inner Light," a two day retreat that begins with yoga and meditation followed by poetry and writing.  A father and daughter team will lead the workshop and take you on a path to self-discovery with inspiring poems and personalized attention.  Package includes an overnight accommodation, gourmet lunch, dinner and a book of poems from the instructor. 

Helping Hands - Giving always yields a higher return.  At Lathrop House B&B in Springfield, Massachusetts, you can contribute to your stay with the permaculture gardening special.  Learn about the inn's permaculture practices such as composting, mulching and gardening followed by an eco-friendly and educational "treasure hunt" in the 735 acre Forest Park across the street.  You can help out and pick organic herbs, hang sheets and towels to dry in the sun and make eco-smart decisions during your stay. 

Simple Life - What's the hurry?  Take a step back from your deadlines, commitments and obligations and take time out for you.  At Stone Hill Inn in Stowe, Vermont, you can recenter yourself with something out of the ordinary by becoming an artisan cheesemaker for a day.  The Fun for Foodies Vacation special lets you bond with farm animals, make a batch of sheep's cheese, learn about the aging process and when the time is right, a wheel of cheese that you made will be shipped to you as a gift. 

Personal Best - Be bold and take yourself out of your comfort zone.  Challenge yourself and take on a rock climbing session at Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina.  Try out a half or full day training session and test your limit of strength, stamina and endurance.  Once you've accomplished that, you can reward yourself with a hot soak in the Jacuzzi or a relaxing sauna.

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