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by Sarah Pascarella, SmarterTravel.com Staff Sometimes, you just want to get away. Many hotels, inns, and B&Bs recognize this, and often put together discounted packages that make it easy to book a weekend escape. The following sites are 10 of the best for planning an unforgettable getaway weekend without having to arrange every detail yourself. BedandBreakfast.com: Thorough and comprehensive, BedandBreakfast.com offers listings for B&Bs around the world. Somewhat buried within the many property descriptions are…

News Release New York District Office Contact: John J. Miller (212) 264-7770 Release Number: 06-18 email: john.miller@sba.gov   Brooklyn, NYC: Thanks to Caylin Sanders and her Internet-based business, New Yorkers and others have an easier and cheaper way to take trips and vacations throughout the northeast by way of public transportation and car. A transplant from Los Angeles, Sanders had moved to the east coast to obtain a degree in theater arts at Drew University…

By Lauren Bovich NEW YORK: The 90th International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show kicked off today at the Jacob Javits Convention Center with 1,400 exhibiting companies and 35,000 trade attendees. Yesterday, prior to the start of the show, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) held its annual Hospitality Leadership Forum, which began with a CEO leadership panel including David Kong, president & CEO, Best Western International; Arne Sorenson, executive vp/CFO, Marriott International; Craig S. Miller,…

CYBER SCOUT; Reds and Yellows On the Screen and on the Trees By BOB TEDESCHI Behind football and baseball, leaf watching is perhaps the most popular fall spectator sport, but it involves jostling for prime viewing position. And with each passing autumn, those with Internet connections have an increasing edge over their unwired counterparts in finding the best leaf-gazing spots at the best times. Kaia Monroe, a Brooklyn resident who divides her time between ”freelance…

by Soterios Johnson * Listen NEW YORK, NY : For New Yorkers without a car summer in the city may seem a bit daunting, at times. How to get away from it all without breaking the bank? Joining me this morning is Caylin Sanders, founder of Escapemaker.com. The Brooklyn-based web site features information on a bunch of daytrips and weekend getaways you can get to…whether you have a car or not. The Catskills: The Catskills…

by Elizabeth Schantz In these uncertain times, a vacation close to home may be an idea whose time has come. Travelers who have been hit by the tough economy — and who are nervous about traveling too far from home- are taking more road trips according to the American Automobile Association. Of course, higher gasoline prices also provide incentive not to drive too far. A number of Websites can help you plan trips and discover…

by Caylin Sanders As appeared in the Brooklyn Journal 2002 When’s the last time you took your pet on vacation? Maybe you’ve never considered it before, but more and more lodgings are posting their pet-friendly signs in order to attract your business. Most charge little or no fee and require a deposit – just in case Fido chews up all the furniture in the room. This past weekend my friend Laurie and I embarked on…

As appeared in wnbc30.COM Connecticut Discoveries We spend our time living and working here, but often, we overlook some of the most intriguing and exciting offerings. There are often things that are right under our noses. A rich history, a touch of nature, a vibrant landscape of people and places, all Connecticut, and all discoveries to be made. In this issue of Connecticut Discoveries we’d like to take you on a trip to some interesting…