My husband asked me why I would take the time to tell a stranger, who didn’t ask me directly, where to stay in Boise. These are the reasons I came up with:
- Because I’m a know-it-all and I need to spread the word.
- Because the Modern Hotel is a great place to stay in Boise — hipster, yet still upscale enough that my fancy mom likes staying there. Cool people in town go to the lobby for drinks. Clean, reasonably priced.
- Because I hope that when I go somewhere soon, someone will answer that question for me.
And that’s really it: it took me about 60 seconds to tell the stranger where to stay on his upcoming trip to Boise. No big whoop.
I got the email after I signed up for AFAR.com because I registered not only where I live (not specifically, but the city), but also every place I’ve been in this big world. I have some expertise to dole out!
Here is a bit about the AFAR community guidelines: AFAR helps like-minded travelers and locals inspire, guide, and connect with each other, to enable deeper, richer, more immersive experiences around the globe.
The website is still in Beta, but I did hear back from the fellow that I gave the tip about the Modern Hotel to: he LOVED it. Enough to write back and say so.
Which has energized me for the next person who needs a tip about Boise. Or Los Angeles, NY, Paris, Asheville…