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Monday, April 28th, 2008

TravelMole, an online community for the travel and tourism industry, released a AAA report at the end of January stating that once gas prices reach $3.50 a gallon, consumers will start traveling closer to home. According to this AAA Travel Pulse report, more than one-third of AAA members indicate they would consider altering vacation plans to travel closer to home if the price of gasoline reaches $3.25 per gallon. Nineteen percent said they would consider altering their plans if gasoline reached $3.50, AAA says. AAA says 28% report they won’t change their vacation plans no matter how much gasoline costs. You can read the complete article online.

So, what does this mean for you? Well, for one thing, you may want to give some serious thought to visiting a Boston Massachusetts B&B this summer season. Why?

1) Boston is just 310 miles from Montreal, 216 miles from New York, and 440 miles from D.C. Although the price of gas per mile is staggering, driving these distances certainly beats paying airfare to get your family to a vacation destination.

2) The buck ends in Boston. The city is almost completely walkable, and ditching your car and relying on the user-friendly Boston subway system is not just practical, it’s advisable.

3) Boston area bed and breakfasts are typically less expensive than hotels, and you get more for your lodging dollars, with breakfast included and no taxes added to your room rates.

4)Boston has it all. Make the gas investment to get here, and you’ll marvel at the city’s museums, restaurants, historical sites, boating excursions, proximity to beaches (even subway accessible ones!), and so much more.

5) There’s a reason both Dave Loggins and Kenny Chesney sing “Please Come to Boston.”

We really wish you would.