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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.

 
 

Happy Family Day

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

family dayFebruary may be the shortest month but it’s still far enough from the last holiday that we need another break. If you’re lucky enough to live in one of the provinces that observes Family Day, like British Columbia, you can take time to enjoy that much needed time off.

It’s sometimes hard to look for ways to spend your bonus day off, with or without the family. Maybe watch an entire season of a TV show you’ve been meaning to get into. Now’s your chance to catch up. Close the blinds, order some pizza and settle in for a deliciously lazy day on the couch. (more…)

 

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10 things to know and love about Pets

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

vip petAt Accent Inns we love animals, we really do! Staff love to meet and greet guests’ furry, and sometimes not so furry, companions and show them to our designated pet-friendly rooms where pets and their owners can relax together. Heck we even donate a percentage to BC SPCA every time you’re pet stays with you! (more…)

 

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20 Things You Need When Stuck In Your Car

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

stuck-in-snow-clipartTravelling around BC in the winter can be a wonderful thing. The beauty of winter scenes as you go through the mountains, past the many farms and ranches is something that artists and writers dream about.  But travelling in winter does have it’s hazards and you should be prepared. There are many reasons why you might get stuck in your car for an extended period. You never know when road conditions could halt your journey, when black ice may cause you to pull off the road. You could be stuck in a ferry line-up, or an accident or weather closes the Coquihalla for several hours while you’re heading to one of our Accent Inns in Kamloops, Kelowna or Vancouver. (more…)

 

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Winter Tires – Don’t Get Caught Out!

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Winter-TiresAt this time of the year the weather can change in a heartbeat and whether you re travelling to, or from, one of our hotels on Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, Kelowna, or Kamloops you may well hit bad weather unexpectedly. Here are a few tips to keep you safe.

Here’s something concerning winter tires that many people think is more of a recommendation than regulation. In fact, you could face a fine if under certain situations you have are not using winter tires. (more…)

 

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How to Make Winter Airline Travel Suck Less!

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Accent Inns Airport still grab_black textIt used to be that taking an airplane was exciting – it was part of the adventure of a trip. These days it’s a stressful and often painful experience.

Of course the best thing would be to stay in B.C. and drive to one of our hotels in Victoria, Vancouver, Burnaby, Kelowna, or Kamloops. Okay, okay, we know you have to visit relatives out of province, or even country so let’s help you avoid some of the more frequent problems. (more…)

 

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Fun Things to do this Christmas!

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

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Festival of Trees – Nov 19 – Jan 6. A lush forest of beautifully decorated trees to raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Sponsors, local businesses, organizations and individuals of this event come together and decorate trees. (more…)

 

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Dog-Days …and Nights (Travelling with your dog)

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

dog2I have an Australian Shepherd called Finnegan – Finn for short – he’s a great dog; friendly, well-behaved and adores everyone. I rarely take him with me on out-of-town trips though because finding a hotel that takes dogs is tough, if they say they accept pets, it usually just means they ‘tolerate’ them. I thought finding a hotel that actively welcomed them would be well-nigh impossible. That is until I checked out Accent Inns – these guys seriously love dogs, as their advertising says they really do speak Pekinese; although Finn is not fluent in Pekinese he certainly understands the sentiment and approves by vigorously wagging his little nub of a tail (Australian Shepherds don’t have full tails). (more…)

 

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November in Kelowna

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

IMG_6782 FullNovember can be a dreary month, the clocks fall back the nights draw in and the days can be grey, but don’t despair there is plenty to excite you within less than a 30-minute walk, or a 4-minute drive of your Accent Inn hotel room in Kelowna.

Here are three very diverse activities that are sure to make your stay an interesting one. (more…)

 

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Hotel Room Feast

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

one bedroom suiteI like to think of myself as a savvy traveller – I look for a good sized, clean and comfortable room at a good price and if I can get a suite with a kitchen, or kitchenette all the better. That’s where Accent Inns score big-time; they’re like a mini home-from-home where I can rustle up some food. Whether I’m away on business, or pleasure, it’s no fun eating out every night – the novelty soon wears off and the cost these days can be exorbitant. So, eating in your room can save a few bucks and also be very rewarding – but how do you make it special? (more…)

 

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5 Ways to Pack Like a Flight Attendant

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

red suitecase2Accent Inns packs a huge amount into their rooms, how can you pack more into your suitcase?
On the face of it packing a suitcase seems a simple affair, but where most people might be able to fit 15-20 items in a carry-on bag, I recently heard about a flight attendant who could fit 40 and live out of that one bag for ten-days! (more…)

 

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