Greetings, Sylvia, and a hearty welcome to the site! It's great to have you with us, and we think you'll find it productive as well as interesting and enjoyable.
Thank you for the new group you've formed. To get the most out of us, you may want to take a few minutes to join several of our many other groups which you might find of particular interest, such as Media Only, South Africa, France, Spain, Birding, Eco/Sustainable Tourism, Spiritual Journeys, Eating/Drinking the World, our Spanish language/culture club, and plenty of others covering many topics and most destinations throughout the world.
FYI, on your profile you'll see a blue 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 writings, outlets, and web sites.
Finally, if you would, please be so kind as to spread the word among your travel-interested friends, family, associates, and clients. It's fast and easy to use our "INVITE" function above left on the navigation bar to enter e-mails (even your whole list at once!). If you have any way of covering us in any of your outlets, that would of course be greatly appreciated, and we also invite you to consider exchanging links and occasionally blogging for us (guidelines/rates available upon request).
Many thanks for joining us; we wish you a great rest of 2009 and look forward to hearing more from you...!