Owners of B&Bs love to travel. You read that right. They like to leave the inn from time to time to experience other cities and other inns. And that’s just what they get to do at least annually at the November Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association’s innkeeper conference. It’s a time to tour B&Bs, discuss traveler preferences, celebrate accomplishments including our soon-to-be released cookbook, and reconnect as friends. B&B owners are in it because they love what they do and that really comes through at that gathering. It comes through when they get back to the inn too! By the way, if you’re interested in becoming an innkeeper, give us a call and we’ll find a place for you at the next Aspiring Innkeepers Seminar, November 4, 2012 at the Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau.
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In this year’s travel trends forecast from TripAdvisor.com, one of the top trips being planned by respondents for 2012 is a cultural trip, meaning a getaway built around a visit to a museum or historic site. They even gave this category of travelers a catchy name – “culture vultures.” This is a trend that Wisconsin B&Bs can really get behind. After all, 26 of our member inns are National Historic Register properties, so a visit to one of them is already a cultural trip in and of itself. If you’re interested in Wisconsin Historic Sites, there are 10 of them, from the Madeline Island Museum in the northernmost tip of the state to the First Capitol in Belmont in the southwest corner of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Historical Museum is located on the Capitol Square in Madison and it’s full of wonderful information about the state’s rich history. We recommend the exhibit “Wisconsin innovations: From the Iconic to the Unexpected” which runs through August.