We’re all becoming increasingly aware of our environmental responsibilities. The amount of litter we see on the sidewalks has diminished greatly, we recycle at home and now, at least in my town, we separate our food waste so that it can be sustainably processed. But what about when we travel? Do we continue to be as careful or dedicated? (more…)
At Accent Inns we are in the travel business. We thought it might be fun to provide stories about our travels, our guests travel experiences, tips and tricks. You never know what you might learn or where you might want to go.
I love Easter, not least because I’m chocoholic – I just can’t resist the stuff and at this time of the year I can indulge myself without feeling guilty, well not too much anyway! One of my favourite places to shop for Easter chocolate is Purdy’s – this year I plan to buy their vintage rabbit tins full of Purdys Chocolates milk and dark chocolates as gifts for my family. For me, I love plain chocolate and I’ll pick up one of their chocolate bunnies as my guilty pleasure. And yes, like 76% of all North Americans I’ll eat the ears first! Another favourite of mine is Rogers’ Chocolates milk chocolate jelly bean bark – now there’s an Easter treat I can’t wait to get my hands on. (more…)
I love road trips – there’s something about the freedom to go wherever the fancy takes you, stop whenever you see something of interest and the opportunity to eat out every night! Two of my favourite road trip destinations are the Oregon Coast by the Coho Ferry and Southern B.C. In spring the latter wins out for me as there is so much going on across the province. Whether you’re flying into Vancouver, plan a first night at the Accent Inn Vancouver Airport in Richmond or if you’re heading west from Alberta or beyond, you can pick a route that encircles some of the most diverse, and interesting, countryside B.C. has to offer. (more…)
Someone once said, “There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were.” On St. Patrick’s Day we all feel a kindred spirit to our Irish friends; we wear green, drink green Guinness, Smithwicks, Kilkenny or Harp, and celebrate with stories and songs. The pubs are decked out with shamrocks, serve Irish fare and play Irish tunes. (more…)
Spring break is rapidly approaching and for many parents and children it’s a time to travel to visit family, enter sports tournaments, or go to camp. If you are heading to a tournament, visiting friends, or relatives and need a place to stay check out one of our Accent Inns locations in Kamloops, Kelowna, Richmond, Burnaby, and Victoria – we offer great value and comfortable and clean accommodation. (more…)
You walk into a hotel room, the bed looks comfortable and the remote control is conveniently placed – your family could just snuggle into bed together and watch television . . . but there is a whole outdoor world to explore on vacation, even if it is winter! So, pull on those boots, button up your jackets and head outside for a winter adventure. (more…)
At Accent Inns we love animals, we welcome them into our hotels and proudly support the BC SPCA – so much so that every time a pet stays at one of our hotels and we collect the pet fee and we give the organization $1 on their behalf. Approximately 4,000 animals stay at an Accent Inns hotel every year, so this means a welcome contribution wends its way to BC SPCA. We also regularly partner with, and promote, special campaigns in support of this amazing organization. (more…)
Well, not the furry kinds with horns that bleat all the time but goats in Chinese astrology, as this is the year of the Goat. If you were born in one of the following years: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 you are astrologically speaking a goat. This is not a bad thing as you are thought to be a calm and gentle person, easy going, thoughtful, friendly, but at the same time candid and genuine. (more…)
Any one of our 5 Accent Inns in British Columbia are a perfect home-away-from-home when visiting your loved ones at any time of the year, but consider celebrating Valentine’s Day at one of our five locations and you’ll find we can do romantic too!
Here are five tips to creating a perfect romantic evening for that someone special in your life – all in your hotel room. (more…)