Archive for May, 2008

Traveling Internationally

May 24th, 2008 by Mariah

Currency exchange rates across the 21-country European Union are prompting international travelers to look elsewhere this summer. More people are traveling internationally, but where they are going is different, says Amy Ziff of Travelocity, the online travel agency. Summer bookings for countries where the euro is used such as Spain, France and Italy are 15 percent lower than last year, while bookings are up 16 percent for Eastern European countries that don’t use the euro, she says. American Express’s international travel bookings for this summer so far are ahead of last year, with significant growth in China, South America, Hong Kong, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, says Mona Hamouly, spokeswoman for American Express Travel. If you are traveling to Italy consider staying at the Venezia Bed and Breakfast or the L’Antico Pozzo or the Albergo Rivamare or the Boscarello Bed and Breakfast just to name a few.

Memorial Day Weekend Getaways

May 16th, 2008 by Mariah

Take your family picnic on the road this Memorial Day with a weekend getaway to one of many popular vacation spots. TheInnkeeper.com has comfortable vacation lodging for families of all sizes in destinations worldwide. From Bed and Breakfasts, to Country Inns, Beach House Rentals Condos to Mountain Cabins and Lake Front Cottages, you are sure to find the Memorial day vacation retreat that is right for you. Inquire early, and you may even find Memorial Day vacation deals so make your reservations today at TheInnkeeper.com Bed and Breakfast Guide

Historic location in Pennsylvania

May 15th, 2008 by Mariah

The Moravian Book Shop, the oldest bookstore in the world, was founded in 1745 when the Moravian Church appointed Samuel Powell of the Church’s Crown Inn on the South Side of the Lehigh River to operate a book store. After several locations, the Moravian Book Shop was moved to the church’s publications building near the Central Moravian Church in 1871. Today, the Moravian Book Shop’s home is this same site on Historic Main Street in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In addition to a fine selection of books, the store now offers a wide variety of distinctive merchandise, some of which is shown here at the Book Shop’s Web Site.
How can the Moravian Book Shop claim to be the oldest continuously running bookstore in the world? In April of 2000 there was a statement in USA Today that John Smith & Son, the longest continuously trading bookseller in the world, established in 1751, was closing. Since the Moravian Book Shop was established in 1745, it was concluded that it must be the oldest continuously running bookseller in the world.

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Celebrate Mothers Day and stay at a B&B

May 5th, 2008 by Mariah

Now is the time to start planning on what you are going to get your mom for Mother’s day. Why not book her a room at the perfect Bed and Breakfast or Country Inn. She will experience the wonderful individual attention and personal touches staying at a B&B are all about. There is nothing worse than planning to late and missing out on booking her the perfect stay, because, you waited too long. Now the only hard part is deciding what Inn or Bed and Breakfast to choose from and when to plan on the getaway. We at TheInnkeeper.com Bed and Breakfast Guide are here to help you pull this all together. You can search by keywords, cities, popular destinations, maps, last minute deals, and many great specials. Once you have enjoyed your getaway, please come back for all your other travel needs and be sure to leave a review for the property you last stayed at. Sincerely, Mariah Morris CEO TheInnkeeper.com Bed and Breakfast Guide

Cinco de Mayo History

May 5th, 2008 by Mariah

Cinco de Mayo–a vibrant and festive holiday celebrated by people of Mexican heritage. Cinco de Mayo, celebrated on the 5th of May, commemorates the triumph of a small Mexican army over French forces in an 1862 battle. The Battle at Puebla took place only 14 years after the United States defeated Mexico in the Mexican-American War. On May 5th, despite the exhaustion of the troops and meager resources, the 33-year-old general and his army forced the invaders to retreat. After this defeat, the United States pledged military support to the Mexican army in the form of troops, weapons and ammunition to oust the French and send them home. Since then, the Mexican people and government have pledged their military support to the United States when crises have arisen, solidifying a partnership that began on May 5th, 1862. Cinco de Mayo is often mistaken for Mexican Independence Day. Mexico actually declared independence from Spain on September 16, 1810. Although Cinco de Mayo was a notable day in Mexican history, it is not a nationally recognized holiday in Mexico and is not widely celebrated there. In fact, the largest and most popular celebrations of Cinco de Mayo take place in the United States, where the holiday also serves as an opportunity to celebrate Mexican heritage and culture. The holiday is most celebrated in California, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas, and there’s a lot of history behind that. Texas was annexed to the United States in 1845, which led to the Mexican-American war. The other three states were annexed from Mexico in 1848 following the US victory in that war. Despite the war, all of these states continue to have close ties to the people and culture of Mexico. The town of Puebla, the site of the battle, has the most extravagant and colorful celebration in Mexico, with a reenactment of the battle in addition to the festivities