Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
I write for Uptake.com, Pathfinders Travel, Chicago Sun Times, Go Magazine, Go Magazine, among other publications. My blog, Farsighted Fly Girl, covers my travels as well as food, book and music reviews.
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
Caribbean and Latin American travel, cultural travel, world music festivals, African American Diaspora travel
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
South Pacific, West Africa, Spain and Portugal
Other travel / language expertise?
food, music and art related travel
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Good afternoon, Rosalind, and welcome to Tripatini! It's great to have you with us -- and we think you'll find our site productive as well as interesting and enjoyable.
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