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A Hospitality Lesson for Me…from a Hot Air Balloon!

I have to begin by explaining that Marilyn and I are in Tuscany, the beautiful region of Italy known for its wine and olive oils…and, as we discovered today, its hospitality. Preparing for Takeoff We took a hot air balloon ride over the countryside this morning with Idea Balloon, a company owned by Stefano Travaglia …

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Does Your Hot Water “Make you Smile”?

On a recent drive past Dee Fegen’s and Chuck DeMarco’s farmette near Carlisle, PA, there was something different in the side yard next to the barn.  A newly-installed field of solar panels beside the Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast attracted my attention and I needed to take photos and learn more.  EarthNet Energy had approached Dee and Chuck …

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Chinese Checkers, Starbucks and B & B’s: a winning strategy

I like to play Chinese Checkers with my 6 year old grandson, Brody.  That’s the game where you move your marbles across the board and try to be the first one to get them into the spaces on the other side.  You can move a marble one hole at a time, or, you can set …

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Technology at the Turtle

Some innkeepers may be wondering if it is truly worth the effort and investment to do some of this technology stuff we’ve all been hearing about.  You know…Facebook, Twitter, blogging, Search Engine Optimization…you know this technology stuff. Marilyn and I know Dallas and Nancy Renner from our corporate life McCormick days.  Now they are the …

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