Start planning your 2018 vacations on National Plan For Vacation Day – Jan 30

Americans universally say that their vacation days are important, yet more than half (54%) of U.S. employees leave time on the table, according to Project Time Off, a coalition dedicated to telling the story of the value of vacations. … Read more

Basic is no bonus for romantic getaways

HappinessPeter Greenberg, highly acclaimed travel expert, writer and CBS News Travel Editor, recently stated, “I’ve argued for years that the branding message for many airlines should be “we’re not happy until you’re not happy.” In his story on PeterGreenberg.comRead more

Five inside tips for saving on getaways to Distinctive Inns of New England

saving money on DINE getawaysNo matter what the season, a romantic getaway to any of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) is always a special occasion. Time together disconnected from the pressures of work and home does the soul good and recharges … Read more

Summer 2016: Time for a Distinctive Inns road trip

Road trip graphiAccording to all the travel pundits, 2016 is supposed to be the year of the road trip, perfect timing for romantic New England getaways and outdoor exploration.  The 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are excited to learn … Read more

Hot Deals and other packages from Distinctive Inns of New England – Part II

Drinks on the patio at Chesterfield InnAsk any of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers, and they’ll tell you that travelers love packages.  By bundling meals and entertainment/adventure together, DINE inns create almost the same offerings as an all-inclusive New England resort.  Packages … Read more

Vacation Advice from Dr. Seuss

The famed Dr. Seuss, children’s book author and wisdom guru, would have celebrated his 112th Birthday this week. Few people have left such indelible wisdom as has he, bringing such simple yet meaningful acumen to life’s challenges and highlights. … Read more

Distinctive Inns of New England offer tax time packages to make travel EZ

Tax time packages from Distinctive Inns of New EnglandLet’s face it, there’s nothing fun about taxes. Tax time can be a stressful time for most people.  Perhaps that’s why April has been named Stress Awareness Month. But there’s a pay-off that comes in the middle of the month. … Read more

Five secrets for creating the perfect romantic getaway

Right around Valentine’s Day the focus turns to romance. After all, it is the holiday of love, so it’s natural that along with romance comes a spotlight on romantic getaways. That’s where Distinctive Inns of New England comes in! With … Read more

March right to these DINE properties for Chocolate Lovers packages

We’ve been highlighting our special seasonal packages on the DINE blog recently. In January we featured the Resolution Solutions packages and in February we’re offering the perfect Valentine’s Day packages for the unattached! Offering the focus on YOU, the … Read more

Gluten free winter soup recipes from Distinctive Inns of New England

shoveling-winter blizzardsAs about 80-million people along the Eastern Seaboard are hunkering down for winter storm Jonas, the 2016 blizzard of the century, all we can think of here in DINE country is comfort food. Storms seem to rev the inner-chef in … Read more

Singles, this one’s for you: DINE celebrates the unattached on Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day packages for singles at Distinctive Inns of New EnglandThey say Valentine’s Day is for lovers, but for the 50-or-more percent of Americans who remain unattached and single on Valentine’s Day it’s a ruthless reminder that they’re on their own to buy chocolates and roses. Distinctive Inns of New Read more

Resolution Solutions: Two DINE inn packages offering resolution success

Resolution solutions from Distinctive Inns of New EnglandSomething like 95-percent of Americans make resolutions at the beginning of the new year.  And something like 95-percent of that 95-percent don’t make it past the first month in fulfilling those resolutions.  The 12 members of Distinctive Inns of New Read more

The Up side of Down Time

Graphic provided by U.S. Travel Association & Project Time Off

Graphic provided by U.S. Travel Association & Project Time Off

According to the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) , a curious phenomenon has occurred in our country. In less than 15 years, U.S. workers have lost a week of vacation time. … Read more

A preview of summer gardens – Part I

Cliffside Inn's mascot Koty, sitting in the spring daffodilsSpring has sprung, the grass is riz (in some parts of #DINEcountry), DINE inns are where the birdies is! At long last, spring has come to the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) and sunshine plus warmer temps mean spring … Read more

Three great reasons to WINE and DINE

Julia Childs quote about wine and dineWe read over and over again that vacations are good for one’s health. The new scenery stimulates the brain and time away from the stress of office and home allows the body to relax and revive. After the winter we’ve … Read more

Finding love in all the right places throughout February

romance at Distinctive Inns of New EnglandWhile every day is Valentine’s Day in DINE country, we like to think of February as the month for lovers.  Visit any of the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) and you’ll find plenty of couples around crackling fires.  … Read more

Not your Grandma’s house, Part II

Delicious dessert from Chesterfield InnLast week we introduced our newest campaign, #Notyourgrandmashouse.  It’s an effort to show those who’ve never been to a B&B that today’s inns are not filled with old, uncomfortable antiques, lace covered bureaus and no, you won’t have to … Read more

Stop the busy

Chances are you’re just beginning to recover from the holidaze. Hanukkah and Christmas are recent memories with all their shopping, wrapping and entertaining, and then there’s the week in between until New Year’s. Add Kwanzaa, Solstice, Pan American Aviation Day … Read more

DINE inns thank veterans with November specials

Man in U.s. Marine Corps Uniform Saluting American FlagFor many years, B&Bs throughout the country have taken to thanking veterans and active military for their service with special offers in November, in honor of Veteran’s Day.  This year, in keeping with our efforts to thank those under-recognized groups … Read more

Life is short.  Take the vacation.

You never know what can happen. Life really is short; you never know what’s around the corner, so now is the time to enjoy it. Seize the day. Take the vacation. Throw convention aside and invest in you, your experiences and your soul mate.