That is, I’m a blogger for Oyster Locals. Oyster Hotel Reviews is a new(ish) web site that provides comprehensive hotel reviews. To me, it’s like reading what a AAA Guide might say if it had the space, with a hearty dose of Moon Handbook-style individual writer’s personality. The folks at Oyster have a pretty good handle on what teh Innerwebz can offer to a travel guide, and have taken advantage of the web’s strengths and now-cheap bandwidth.
While Oyster doesn’t review hotels specifically for disabled travelers (yet–give me time), I find the reviews complete enough to give me a decent idea as to how comfortable I’m likely to be. Don’t expect the kind of specifics I give here, or that you’d find in There Is Room at the Inn. But if you read carefully, you can figure out things like presence of functional elevators and noise levels. Oyster does call out bed comfort and room spaciousness in all their reviews.
Oyster’s other new content site is Oyster Locals–a pro multi-author travel blog covering attractions, restaurants, and activities in the cities and islands where they do hotel reviews. That’s where I’m writing. I am the first Oyster San Francisco blogger! In fact, I seem to be the first Oyster Not-NYC blogger.
The fabulous news–Oyster Locals wants posts about accessible attractions, restaurants, etc. Apparently they see us (disabled travelers of various types) as a viable and important market segment. Hooray! It’s only a matter of time before we start getting banner ads of our very own.
I’ll be reposting blurbs and links to my Oyster posts here and on EatsWritesandLeaves.
Let the fun begin!