68 year old Eleanor Wasley from West Common Gardens in Scunthorpe has achieved the accolade of being the most prolific travel reviewer on www.silvertraveladvisor.com, the travel review and advice site for the over 50’s, having made over 1,000 posts about her travels and days out in the UK and overseas, and posted over 3,000 comments on the Silver Travel Advisor blog forum.
Eleanor, a retired science teacher and mother of Louisa and grandmother of Jacob and Toby (aged 4 and 2) has written about everything from the snowdrops at Hodsock Priory near Blythe in Nottinghamshire, to the Bardo National Museum in Tunis, as well as posting reviews about Gozo, Bolivia and St. Peter’s Church at Saltfleetby, which she describes as “just a wonky tower now…”
Silver Travel Advisor’s founder and MD, Debbie Marshall, said “She is such a great lady and can write for England. Her experiences and her lively writing style are exactly what Silver Travel Advisor is about, giving a voice to the older traveller who has a story to tell with the experience to tell it”.
Until reaching sixty, Eleanor’s travels had been restricted to UK holidays and occasional trips on a Norwegian coastal steamer. Hitting sixty was the wake-up call and she realised that many of the places she dreamed of visiting in her youth and were difficult or impossible to reach, now have a tourist infrastructure. She has been working her way down the list.
She said “I’ve always kept a holiday diary. Discovering Silver Travel Advisor has really added a new dimension to my life as I love the ease with which I can share my experiences of far flung places as well as local days out”
Debbie Marshall continued “Eleanor is the only member of Silver Travel Advisor to have posted more than 1000 reviews. We have a rosette system of one, two, three and four rosettes for 25, 50, 100 and 250 reviews and she is the only member with five rosettes, which we awarded in recognition of her writing prowess and enthusiasm for sharing her travel experiences”.
One of Eleanor’s reviews can be seen here Hodsocksnowdrops