It was 1982 and the Bed and Breakfast concept was just beginning to take off in the United States. Pamela felt the industry needed a comprehensive resource directory similar to those "well thumbed" guidebooks of Europe. She certainly succeeded! Upon release of the first edition, the New York Times said,
"All necessary information about facilities, prices, pets, children, amenities, credit cards and the like. Like France's Michelin …"
The project developed a life of its own and increased exponentially from 1,200 inns in the first edition to over 30,000 in North America today including over 8,500 member inns.