Take the road less traveled. Enjoy true hospitality and unique accommodations.
Want to feel like a local when you travel? Meet friendly people and get the inside scoop on the area you are visiting? Enjoy having a quiet retreat after a day of sightseeing?
B&B’s may be the perfect fit for you. We’ve got three good reasons to check out B&B’s before you book your next trip.
Relaxation and Adventure Go Hand-in-Hand on the Gulf Islands!
Are you dreaming of an island getaway? Why stop at one? “Island hopping”, as the locals call it, is a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty and variety of the Gulf Islands.
This archipelago located off the coast of Vancouver Island boasts a wealth of unique, and breathtakingly beautiful, islands—each with their own special flavor. Life is quieter out on the Gulf Islands. Come enjoy the island way of life!
How Can You Maximize Your Beach-Time Fun?
Do you seek out beaches for rest and relaxation? Or are you one of those people who likes to stay occupied on the beach?
If you enjoy a fun beach activity (or your family just won’t let you sunbathe) then it’s handy to have a few games and activities up your sleeve. That’s why we’re giving you some beach games to try this summer. We’ve included ideas to try for individuals, couples, families, and groups!
Don’t hesitate to try you mettle right here on Weir’s Beach in Victoria, BC. I may be biased, but it’s an excellent location for every one of these games.
A Bed and Breakfast Offers An Unbeatable Experience
Choosing a Bed & Breakfast for your vacation accommodations can enhance your trip to a new place and make it memorable. The intimate nature of these accommodations, along with unique amenities, truly makes your vacation something to write home about.
B&B’s span a huge array of settings, from historic homes to modern themed accommodations – even tree houses and “glamping” style tents. Your bed and breakfast experience is much more than just a place to sleep. Here’s just a few of the things you can expect from a Bed & Breakfast.
What is the Difference Between a Bed and Breakfast & an Airbnb?
Is Airbnb really all it’s made out to be? One of the best things about traveling is staying in new and exciting places. There are so many options – motels, hotels, or a bed and breakfast – but now contemporary trends in the accommodations industry have travelers opting for services like Airbnb for their lodging. Which raises the question are you really getting the best stay for your money?
Take some time to understand the many differences between an Airbnb and a traditional bed and breakfast before booking your next stay. Here is a quick breakdown of some notable differences between the two.
An Experience Like No Other
If you’ve never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast, then you are missing out! According to the Federation of Ontario Bed and Breakfast, the number one reason people choose a B&B is the experience. From their location and individual character to the personal attention you’ll receive, staying at a B&B will be the highlight of your vacation.
B&B’s can be found all over. In Cuba they are referred to as Casa Particular, while in Germany and Austria they are called a Zimmer Frei, Privatzimmer, or Gästezimmer. France has chambres d’hôte, Hungarians have what’s referred to as Panziό or Szállό, and in Israel they go by zimmer. In Scandinavia they’re called a rom or hus um, and in Denmark they go by a værelser.
While B&B’s vary greatly throughout the world, in North America you can usually depend on a few key elements.
Getting Started with Beachcombing
For centuries, people have scoured the earth’s beaches in a never-ending scavenger hunt. Nowadays, novices and experts alike continue this tradition. Some search for natural objects such as fossils, shells and sea glass. Others bring cameras to snap pictures of the various sea creatures they spot caught in tide pools during low tide. Still others take advantage of technology and with metal detectors they scour the sand for dropped coins, lost rings, and other trinkets and novelties buried or washed ashore. Whatever your quest, here are a few tips to get you started.
Which is Better?
The next time you head out on vacation, will you book a hotel room or a bed and breakfast?
You may be surprised to hear about all the differences between a hotel and B&B. It’s worth a few moments for you to consider the advantages and disadvantages of each type of accommodation. Your next vacation will thank you for it!
Plan the Perfect Vacation with the Best Victoria has to Offer
Let’s make your next vacation an unforgettable adventure. Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island is regularly ranked one of the top destinations to visit in the world. The friendly population and abundance of things to experience has charmed tourists for over a hundred years.
Exploring Victoria is easy. Walk, bike, bus, or drive – you will not have any trouble moving about the region. So pick the pace that suits you and let’s get going!
Here’s your guidebook to the places you must visit and the things you have to try in Victoria, BC.
Never Stay at an Awful Bed and Breakfast Again
You’ve probably heard the horror story of a traveler arriving at their vacation rental only to find it was not as advertised. Their whole vacation turns into a nightmare.
Nobody wants to go through that.
It’s enough to turn people away from using a bed and breakfast. That is a great shame because a bed and breakfast can offer the perfect experience at a fraction of the cost of hotels.
How can you avoid landing yourself in a bad accommodation situation?