Travel: Frank opinions
Simon Calder is Travel Editor at Large for The Independent, writing a weekly column, various articles and features as well as filming a weekly video diary. Every Sunday afternoon, Simon presents the UK's only radio travel phone-in programme called The LBC Travel Show with Simon Calder (97.3 FM). He is a regular guest on national TV, often seen on BBC Breakfast, Daybreak, ITV News and Sky News. He is often interviewed on BBC Radio, particularly for BBC Radio 4’s You & Yours programme and BBC Five Live.
Saturday 21 May 1994
That the 'Independent Traveller' has become synonymous with straight talk is largely thanks to Frank Barrett, who has navigated it through the seas of temptation and misinformation with consummate skill.
But he was greatly helped in his mission by you, the readers, particularly those who have suffered the slings and arrows of travel misfortunes.
If you encounter unexplained 'operational difficulties', or happen upon the ultimate deterrent against mosquitoes or time-share touts, don't be put off by the new (and gorgeous) face at the top of this column. Please keep writing, and sharing your experiences with other 'Independent Travellers'.
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