How to Start your own Independent or Boutique Hotel | By Patrick Landman – Hospitality Net

Especially if you have never worked in the hotel industry you will be faced with many unexpected situations and complications you might not have imagined. The international hotel business is highly competitive and achieving good financial results is not as easy as it seems.

This is a major understatement.  I can not express strongly enough how this industry is so different what most people not employed in it think.  Do your research first.

This series of articles looks to be a good place to start.

Source: How to Start your own Independent or Boutique Hotel | By Patrick Landman – Hospitality Net

Null Stern hotel room in the Swiss Alps has no walls – Business Insider

One open-air hotel, called Null Stern, eliminates walls and a roof altogether. Staying there is a lot like camping. Located in the middle of the Swiss Alps, it only features a bed with linens.In German, the hotel’s name translates to “zero stars.”

Would you have the courage to sleep here?  I think I would…

 

Source: Null Stern hotel room in the Swiss Alps has no walls – Business Insider

My First Visit to Wildwoods

As my previous posts have explained, my husband and I moved from Alaska to the Jersey Shore and arrived on May 20th of this year.  After spending a few days getting settled in, we decided to spend our first day off together by exploring the area and found ourselves at Wildwoods Boardwalk on Memorial Day Weekend.  We had a blast!!

The first thing we saw when we arrived was a HUGE kite flying competition taking place.  The sky was full of large and intricate kites – they were everywhere!

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Day 11 – Alaska to New Jersey

Day 11 was May 19th, 2017 and we were still a day early.  The house we had rented was not available until the 20th so we ended up having a short drive day and stopped a few hours from our final destination on the Southern Jersey Shore.

Because of this, it’s the last day I took photos of our trip.  I was too excited to finally be arriving at our new “home” that I didn’t worry about documenting the trip and just, as they say, “enjoyed the ride”.

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Day 10 – Alaska to New Jersey

This was the day we woke up early and got excited because the night before we had decided that because we were making such good time on this trip, we could afford to get off the interstates and explore some 2-lane highways.   This let us reacquaint ourselves with rural, middle America – where both of us spent most of our teen years – and avoid the traffic jammed cities of Indianapolis and Columbus.  These two cities, in my personal experience, are ALWAYS busy with loads of construction.  I very much liked the idea of avoiding them while having a chance to see a slower version of the Midwest.

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