Greetings, Michael, 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 of our many other groups which you may find of particular interest, such as Media Only, Travel Photography, Eco/Sustainable Tourism, South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Panama, Mexico, Eating/Drinking the World, our Japanese Language/Culture Club, and plenty of others covering many other topics and most destinations across the globe.
FYI, on your profile you'll see a green bar marked "Text Box," which you can turn into a box containing not just text but also photos and even videos about yourself, your interests, your travels, and your writing/outlets.
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Thanks much for joining us; we wish you a great rest of December and an outstanding new year, and look forward to seeing you online.