Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Now That's My Kind of Vacation

Everybody's got their idea of what a dream vacation is. For some, it means getting out and experiencing something new; for others it means hiding away from the world in the middle of nowhere. For the owners of the Sylvia Beach Hotel, it means losing oneself in a book or two. Located on the Oregon coast, this hotel is the dream hotel of booklovers. There are no t.v.'s, no radios, and no phones. Just lots and lots of books.

Their 20 guest rooms are dedicated to different authors, including Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Dr. Seuss, Jane Austen, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Robert Louis Stevenson. There is also a common library and game room overlooking the sea. Breakfast and dinners are served in the Table of Contents restaurant, and mulled wine is served in the library every evening.

Probably not the fanciest place, but certainly the place to leave it all behind and enjoy the Pacific, a cup of tea, and a great book. It makes me sleepy just thinking about it. Boy, could I use that right about now.

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