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'm a journalist and editor, specializing in travel and business coverage, with 10 years of experience. Most recently I was the Editorial Director for TravelMuse; I now write a blog, PrepareforCrossCheck.com, and am a regular contributor to Incentive and Successful Meetings magazines, among other travel and business outlets.
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
Topics: Value Travel, Luxury Travel, Solo Travel, Women's Travel, Group Travel, Foreign Currencies. Destinations: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Thailand, China, Singapore, Southeast Asia in general, London, Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, Israel, Argentina, Colombia, Montreal, French Polynesia, among others.
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
Morocco, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar
Other travel / language expertise?
I used to teach foreign currency classes to aspiring travel agents.
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Good to see you here in TripatiniLand, Donna. I see that you got a message recommending various forums; I want to add one to that already long list: Tourism Branding. For starters, you're one of the few writers who would understand the behind-the-scenes guts of that biz. Moreover, the people in that forum are exceptionally philosophical about what they do. They're actually saying things that are new to me, and they're saying it well.
On another subject, I saw your when-it-rains-it-pours posting on Facebook. Ain't it the truth? I was tempted by Thailand, too--especially after deciding that SATW's trip to Thailand was not the Thai trip I wanted--but as with you, it conflicts with another trip. Above all, I think you made the very right decision--and for the very right reasons.
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