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Plan an Eco-Friendly Getaway at a Bed and Breakfast

Posted by JenW On May - 9 - 2009

Our everyday lives have adopted the latest “Green” trend in an effort to save our planet. The travel industry is no exception and has gone a long way to accommodate the needs ecotourism has created. This does not mean that you have to sacrifice luxury, and one of the best ways to pamper yourself and remain conscious of the environment, is by vacationing at a luxurious bed and breakfast.

The bed and breakfast experience is definitely unique. Each inn offers something different, and I have always found that your hosts will go out of their way to make sure you will have the best experience possible. A highlight of a good B&B is the food. By incorporating locally grown, organic foods into the menu, the traveler has the best of both worlds – a delicious, nutritious meal that did not harm the earth.

In addition, most ‘green inns’ have gone to great lengths to comply with eco-friendly standards by installing solar panels for energy conservation, timers for light fixtures, and have replaced harsh cleaning items with natural ingredients. You can find a great selection of special offers at There is a “Green Getaways/Eco Escapes” section where you can browse through all the ecologically sound locations where you can book your next trip.

A B&B adventure also offers you a chance to enjoy nature. Inns around the world are nestled in some of the most beautiful locations, either in the mountains or on the beach, the possibilities are endless! My favorite ‘green retreats’ offer bikes for you to use to tour the area, which in my mind is always the best way to see the sights and get a little exercise too!

I also enjoy the coziness that each inn offers it’s clients. A Romantic escape to the country where you can go wine tasting, enjoy a great meal, and then enjoy a bath in a beautiful soaking tub for two will melt your stress away. A B&B getaway is surprisingly affordable as well, there are always specials to be found and the inn will often honor repeat customers with special deals. offers a listing of the best country inns around the world. There are great reviews and additional information that will help you to decide which inn would best suit your needs. After your trip, make sure you return to the message boards and write your own review of your trip to share with other readers. If you are lucky, you may even be able to come home with a few delicious recipes, courtesy of your innkeeper!

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