Ah, Inns by Elisabeth Barrett
There’s something special about an inn – a quiet, beautiful place to stay, rest, and maybe even make a new friend or two. They’re so very different from hotels or motels. Inns are much more personal, and most definitely more homey, especially if you happen to stay at one that offers breakfast in the morning. Mr. B proposed to me at a bed & breakfast in Mendocino County (on the Northern California coast), so I have a soft spot for inns. When Mr. B and I decided on our main honeymoon destination, we had two criteria: (1) the locale had to be somewhere very far away; and (2) there had to be plenty of bed & breakfasts at which we could stay. We decided on the South Island of New Zealand, a wild, gorgeous land mostly populated by sheep, kind people, and lovely inns. We also spent a week in Fiji but I will have to save those stories for another blog post!
We visited many cities and towns in New Zealand– Christchurch, Dunedin, Te Anau, Twizel, and Queenstown, to name a few, but didn’t stay at a single hotel. Even if it meant staying outside city limits, we’d find a quiet B&B in which to bunk down for the night. Here’