Fantasy rooms: Travel Weekly, an industry newspaper, offers some alternatives to the standard motel room. In Strasburg, Pa., guests at the Red Caboose Motel sleep in rail cars, most from the old Pennsylvania Railroad. At the Heritage Inn in Evans, Colo., the Wild West Suite includes a tent and a covered wagon for sleeping. And in the Cinderella Palace Suite at the Ramada Inn Grand Court in Mundelein, Ill., guests can sleep in Cinderella's coach, with a life-size Plexiglass horse standing guard nearby.
No Wheaties: In a survey of home-based business owners, Income Opportunities magazine reports in its August issue that 79 percent of the respondents said they skip breakfast. Sixty-five percent down coffee instead, and of those, 70 percent want it with caffeine. On the healthier side, 45 percent say they exercise more often now that they're working at home.