Travel During Economic Stress Soothes the Soul

Frequent Vacations May Save Your Life

Dear Friend and Bed and Breakfast Traveler,
Give an gift certificate or B&B book and you will nurture the person you love, especially now.
One man recently wrote about taking time out for a B&B getaway and said, "We asked ourselves what is important, really? And we came up with Each Other."
The Framington Heart Survey results asked about vacations and guess what? Those who took frequent vacations died less. Yes, that's how they put it.
Taking vacations can improve health in several measurable ways. Please forward this message to your friends! For example:
An annual vacation can cut a person’s risk of heart attack by 50 percent. 
Middle-aged men at high risk for coronary heart disease who take frequent annual vacations are 21% less likely to die of any cause and 32% less likely to die of coronary heart disease. 
Blood pressure, heart rate, and levels of epinephrine--a stress hormone--decline on holidays of only one or two days.
Recuperation and improvement in exhaustion are facilitated by free time for one’s self, warmer (and sunnier) vacation locations, exercise during vacation, good sleep, and making new acquaintances, especially among vacationers reporting higher levels of work stress.
Travelers rate their overall health one full point higher (on a scale of 1 to 5) while on vacation. They also get three times more deep sleep after their vacation. See footnotes below.

Here are some of the comments we have read from guests like you in iLoveInns reviews.
Better Than Paris! "Previous anniversaries had been spent in places like Paris and Ireland, but none offered the pure luxury and romance of the beautiful bed & breakfast we go to now!"
Lasting Effect! "The joy of our weekend at this charming inn lingers on and on. I'm still filled with warmth and a sense of peaceful excitement." About Stone Post Inn
The Best Time. This was the best weekend of our lives!  Sunnyside Inn
Incredibly Valuable: We felt very pampered and relaxed. The atmosphere is much more than money can buy. The Ahlf House B&B
Better Than Therapy. This place unlocked my heart! The Baldpate Inn
Refreshing: We think the Inn is as charming as the innkeeper/owner. We had two great days of hiking, shopping, dining, and enjoying ourselves. We came back refreshed, knowing in the back of our minds that "we'll be back!" About Songbird Prairie
From Bedraggled to Refreshed: I arrived bedraggled and road weary. I left refreshed and very well-fed. Log Cabin on the Hill
Health Book (Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns) Gives $150 Value with Free-Night Certificate
You can follow doctors orders above and take several 2- and 3-day getaways and lower your blood pressure when you order several copies of the 2009 edition of the Buy-One-Night-Get-the-Second-Night-Free Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns certificate book. Buy 1 or 2 books for $24.95 each, or you can save $5.00 on each book when you order 3 or more copies. (These B&B books have been offered by Hallmark Cards, American Express, Wells Fargo & many other companies.)
How to Order Free Night* B&B Books
Go online  
Call 800-397-4667  8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Pacific Time. You can also e-mail and we will call back.  *Free-night certificate good with 2-night stay
How You Save:
$24.95 for 1 or 2 books
$19.95 each for 3 or more books
You and your sweetie will save anywhere from $100 to $600 on a great getaway with this free-night certificate book!
Please forward this e-mail to your friends and workmates to help support innkeepers at America's wonderful historic inns and bed & breakfasts. Get together with friends and if you order 3 or more books you save $5.00 on each copy and you get 3 extra certificates!!! 
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Foot notes on health article: 1 Gump, B. B., & Mathews, K. A. (2000). Are vacations good for your health? The 9-year mortality experience after the multiple risk factor intervention trial. Psychosomatic Medicine, 62, 608-612. 2 Eaker, E.D., Pinsky, J., Castelli, W. P. (1992). Myocardial infarction and coronary death among women: psychosocial predictors from a 20-year follow-up of women in the Framingham study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 135, 854-64. 3 Borins, M. (2000). Go away: just for the health of it. Wholistic Press. 7 Strauss-Blasche, G., Reithofer, B., Schobersberger, W., Ekmekcioglu, C., Marktl, W. (2005). Effect of vacation on health: moderating factors of vacation outcome. Journal of Travel Medicine, 12, 94-101.  25 Allerton, H. E. (2003) Not Funny Ha Ha Funny peculiar. T+D; Vol. 57 Issue 12, p87-88, 2p 26 YPartnership “National Travel Leisure Monitor.”