This week Inka of Gamour Granny Travels is hosting Fashion Flash! I just love this honest and always fascinting site. So many travel posts are written by professional travel writers who are enjoying a free trip and promoting a hotel, cruise line or travel agency. Inka lives and travels with the passion of an adventurer with the taste and style of a countess.
Honesty in travel advice has become a personal passion. When I was young a two star hotel meant a simple, clean, and well situated hotel. Now even a three star hotel can have all the comfort and charm of a crack house. A few years go I booked a room in a bed and breakfast that was desribed on a popular travel site as the #1 bed and breakfast in Sarlat, France. It was actually in the basement of a decrepit house on a dead end street. ( I shudder to think what the #2 bed and breakfast offered) We left immediately and found a beautiful, full service hotel that had never even been mentioned in the travel sites list of accomodations in the area.
I have also wasted precious days on a trip visiting a restaurant, recommended historical site or beautiful view. Too many times we drove for hours to find a small, uninspiring attraction that was definately not worth the time or effort. But with Glamour Granny Travels you will never be disappointed with her advice and directions. I adore her history and commentary on a wide range travel advice from the orgins of Halloween to the mysteries of Turkish silver. To me every minute of everyday is precious when traveling. A bad restaurant back home is just a bad meal. If I am steered to a tourist trap on a trip , its a lost opportuity to experience something special. With Inka as my guide, I don’t miss out. If you like to travel, you will love Inka.