Whole Earth Guide

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Whole Earth Guide

Let us be your tourist guide to the world. As we expand into new countries, we'll give you all the information that you need to know before you go and show you all the highlights of each country and region. Along the way we'll reveal places that you can stay with the service levels you thought had long since gone.

About us

We trace our origins back to January 18th 2005 when a conversation between a group of B&B owners resulted in the proposal that we could do at least as well as any of the B&B listings sites around at the time. Thus was born ourinns.org which is still going today although it has expanded beyond its origins as a listing of B&Bs in France and now covers a whole range of different types of holiday accommodation across a whole host of countries around the world.

For the owners, we still retain our committment to produce the very best listings site that we can manage and are now on the fourth version of the sites.

For their guests, we aim to provide the owners with the tools to present their properties well so that potential guests have the most complete picture of what's on offer. Thus we allow owners to add more than the average number of photos and more than the average amount of text. We even review their own websites so that they can communicate better with their guests directly.

Do we still know all the owners personally as we did in those early days? Well, we still chat now and then with some of the original group of owners and we still manually approve each new property but with over a hundred times the original number we can't chat with all of them. Oh, and, no, we don't approve everyone that applies though we do try to guide those that don't quite make the grade.

So that's us. Just a humble little group of websites with the intention to slowly but surely become the very best holiday accommodation sites in the world.

We hope that you find our world travel guide increasingly useful.