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According to the 2002 American Express Leisure Travel Index, almost half of all travelers (48.2%) plan to wait until the last minute to book their vacation plans. Americans will also be budgeting 7% less for their vacations this year than last. This summer, America's leading bed and breakfast directory representing 27,000 bed and breakfasts and inns throughout the world, offers penny-pinching procrastinators the ideal resource for masterminding spontaneous getaways. Simply click on "Special B&B Deals" at, and you'll be treated to a wide variety of options including last-minute deals, special packages for Romance, Fly Fishing and Train Lovers, as well as hundreds of state-by-state listings of all the special packages offered.

To get an idea of the savings you'll find, consider some of these last-minute specials:

Golden Bear Bed and Breakfast - San Francisco, CA
6/13/02 - 6/28/02
Enjoy the Golden Gate city. Make reservations at Golden Bear B&B in San Francisco between June 13 and June 28th, and you'll enjoy a special last-minute rate. Shared baths (normally $125 - $135) will be $55 - $80 per night and private bath rooms (regularly $140 - $275 per night) will be $85 to $125 per night. Reservations must be made by calling 415-362-4936 or 1-888-982-2632, and this special offer must be mentioned when making the reservation.

Penny House Inn - Eastham, MA
06/04/02 - 06/20/02
Explore the Outer Cape before the summer crowds and save through June 20! Standard rooms regularly $165/nt are$125-$140/night. Deluxe Rooms regularly $175/nt are $140-$155/night, Luxury Rooms regularly $195-$235/nt are$175-$195/night. Whirlpool rooms and suites regularly $285-$315/night are$245-$275/night are all available through 6/20. Book last minute reservations or check availability on line at The Penny House. (

Artist's Inn & Gallery - Terre Hill, PA - Terre Hill, PA
This last-minute special is offered year-round by this inn and gallery. If you've procrastinated getting away, call the Artist's Inn & Gallery. If it is less than 24 hours to check-in and a room is available, you'll be treated to a 20 percent discount off the room rate. A Saturday night stay becomes available after 4 p.m. on Friday, giving you at least the day before (after 4pm) to make arrangements. Make sure you mention this special when you call. (1-888-999-4479).

Those visiting the current issue of the Report will be treated to plenty of money-saving travel advicefrom editor, Sandy Soule (She advises readers to:
* Travel off-season - visit ski areas in the summer and view New England foliage in early September.
* Visit cities on weekends and the country midweek to receive off-peak rates.
* Stay more than two night at the same inn to take advantage of multi-night discounts.
* Choose an inn within an easy drive of best-known destinations for rates that can be 10% to 50% less.
* Surf the Net and sign up for your favorite inn's procrastinators specials or visit's last-minute availability page.® is the leading online directory in the B&B industry, with information on more than 27,000 bed & breakfasts and inns throughout the United States and internationally. A wide variety of search functions and extensive maps enable travelers to find the perfect inn. Inngoers can make reservations online, purchase gift certificates accepted at over 2000 U.S. bed & breakfast inns, subscribe to a free newsletter, and post questions on expert-hosted message boards. Founded in 1994 by Eric Goldreyer,'s goal is to provide the best possible experience for innkeepers and inngoers alike. is a wholly owned subsidiary of

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