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!).
Linda Fasteson is a photojournalist who produces feature stories, travel commentary, and food, wine, and cruise reviews. She writes monthly newspaper travel features, columns, and cruise reviews is a contributor to numerous print and online publications. She is the editor of NotableTravels,com, a guide to exceptional travel experiences for empty-nesters and retirees.
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
International travel, cruising, train travel,historical and cultural travel, food and wine.
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
We have noticed that you are a member of the New Zealand Group and in the travel business. We own and operate Lone Kauri Lodge Karekare, a small secluded B & B in the Waitakere Ranges, an area of exceptional natural beauty just under an hour from Auckland’s city centre and airport.
70% of our guests are from overseas and typically they stay with us at the beginning of their holiday to recuperate after a long flight or at the end to reflect on their time in NZ before the journey home.
Good morning, Linda, 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.
To get the most out of Tripatini, you may want to take a moment to join several other of our many groups which you may find of particular interest, such as Media Only, Train Travel/Rail Buffs, Eco/Sustainable Tourism, Eating/Drinking the World, The Spirits of Travel, History/Heritage/Archaeology, and plenty of others covering many other topics and most destinations across the globe.
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Thanks much for joining us; we wish you a great rest of the holiday season and an outstanding start to 2010, and of course we look forward to seeing you online.