number 2.

October 20, 2010

Drum roll please.  No really, I guess that’s not necessary.
But a quick recap may be.

I am sussing out future locations for the nameless B&B.
(Perhaps we should have a naming brainstorm session?)  I am trying to narrow it down to 5 potential locations.  You can read about number 1 here.

And number 2? Saratoga Springs, New York.

I know it’s known for this:

But it’s also know for this:

Compliments of Sorelle Gallery.

And where there’s an art school there are artists looking for studio space!  And there are usually a good mix of people politically, economically, socially.  AND there’s usually good food!  (…a must in our book.)

B + I like the idea of upstate New York.  We think it’s beautiful.  And so while we’re not completely sold, we will continue investigating the area.  We stayed here once for a friend’s wedding.  It definitely intrigued us enough to want to learn more.

Any advice is welcome.


no room for hospitality.

April 26, 2010

I am my own airplane.
I go wherever I want; whenever and for whatever.

It’s my choice. Do I have restrictions?
I suppose.
But they are of my doing:
money, time, laziness, work, responsibilities.

Why is it different for others?

Why is different for a Kenyan who is able to leave his country only if he dances just so. And why is a refugee’s best hope asylum?

Airplanes come and go all day long.
Are they only for the civilized?
We can come and have a look,
but others are caged.

Whatever happened to the idea of globalization?
Is true globalization a world accepting both the goods and the people?

We import the goods,
but we don’t welcome the farmers to our table,
or the workers to our storefronts.
We don’t thank them for making our dreams possible.
And we hardly do much to inspire theirs.

Who’s responsibility is it anyway?

After all, I am my own airplane.
I go wherever I want; whenever and for whatever.

choose wisely.

March 24, 2010

I used to manage a bed and breakfast right here in the heart of Boston. It’s a beautiful place, and I highly recommend you pop in next time you’re in town. Tell Stephen I sent you.

While I was there, I wanted to start following travel blogs. Specifically blogs that would help me find fabulous bed and breakfasts around the world. I had a hard time finding anything new and innovative and had to resort to Trip Advisor and These are fine places to start, but I was looking for a bit more of an edge.

Well, after searching a bit longer, I found a small handful of gems worthy of perusing before booking your next accommodation:

The Kiwi Collection JetSetter
Escapio Blog
Smith Travel Blog
Bed and Breakfast Travel Blog

Check them out. Let me know what you think. Feel free to comment on others that have worked for you. own.

A trip I will take.

February 12, 2010

My boyfriend and I have a dream.  In two year’s time (about), we hope to pack up shop and travel the States for a bit.  Our goal is to find a place to call home.  We’re looking for a community.  A place to work and play and invest.  We know this is not a formula.  Nor is it magic.  It’s something in-between.  And just like any great relationship it must be nourished.  It takes time.  It takes a bit of compromise.  But there needs to be some sort of initial chemistry.  Something playful, enticing, inspiring to lure you with.  We want to explore small towns.  See what they have to offer.  See what we have to offer.  And see if there’s anything worth working out together.  Itinerary option 1. T minus 27 months and counting!