Travel Tip #7: Eric’s Hotel Grading System

Following is Eric’s Hotel grading system. Now I need to immediately point out, that I don’t recommend this system. Let me explain.

We travel all over the country for Eric’s workshops and events. And Eric thought it would be a great idea to keep one of the hotel entry cards for future reference. In this jar are all the cards so far (at least the ones he remembered to keep.)

Pictured below is a spread of said cards and his “unique” grading system which involves scribbling the town name and notes about the hotel on the back of the card and when we return home, to shove it in a glass jar, in no particular order whatsoever.

Uhm, hello? What is the point in that? He seems to think it’s a great idea and if you ask him, he’ll probably put it right up there in his top 10 brilliant ideas.

And why am I not recommending it you ask? Because I have never seen his grading system in action. Not once. Before any trip, he has yet to go into this jar and search for hotels we have been to prior. So how can I suggest it when the system has never been used!

Did you see some of his comments? The one that says “couch” I know for a fact he considers that “good.” I remember this hotel and I made a note that the couch was nasty.

In case you were wondering, we actually do have a backup system. It’s my little grading system which we do use every trip. I took a prior-year map book (one of the large road atlas types) and I write in where we stay on the map and some notes. I also write down which rest areas to stay away from and which gas stations & restaurants are “easy on and easy off.”

So far, my “map” system works perfectly! That tip I do recommend!

2 thoughts on “Travel Tip #7: Eric’s Hotel Grading System”

  1. Eric’s system sounds good if he would file them in order of preference. Your system Lynne, sounds good also but I was looking at an old atlas and wondered how you got all that info. on them.

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