I have always loved vanity plates and often get a chuckle out of them while driving around. Sometimes I try to decipher what a combination of letters might mean – some I can figure out and others I assume are only known to the owner.
Vanity plates often reflect the identity or passion of the car's owner. Innkeepers seem to have a passion for their B&Bs; and displaying their occupation or inn's name seems to be part of their identity. At B&B conferences, I like looking around the parking lot at the creative license plates, which is what inspired me to write this blog.
For many innkeepers, purchasing a bed and breakfast was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Each inn reflects the unique personality and background of its owners, yet we innkeepers have so much in common, such as how we immerse ourselves in our inns and how we love what we do; we even tout it on our cars.
When I asked NHBBA members to submit their vanity plates to me for this blog, they didn't disappoint me!