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I think this is a great forward thinking idea to share yours and others traveling experiences. One of me best trips ever was to Costa Rica and have recommended it to many people. One of my most fond memories is the white water rafting on the Pacure River and the 2 nights at the Pacure Lodge. I am an avid armchair traveler and all the time wanna be real time traveler. I recently completed the Tour Du Mont Blanc, a 105 mile hut to hut hike around Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. This was a trip of a life time and another one I would highly recommend to folks that love hiking and something different in spectacular surrounds. Again kudos on this new venture. I hope to learn more from this blog in the near furure.
I think the idea has potential, though it will be interesting to see what can make it unique compared to other interactive travel resources such as Lonely Planet's Thorn Tree Forum or Trip Advisor. Obviously based on the amount of feedback here already, there seems to be a nice starting base of participants. Since we're posting our "résumés" here ;), I'll go ahead and mention my own experiences and places I'm happy to provide information about. My photography has been a good excuse to travel internationally, and it's what led me to Costa Rica in the first place. I'll be returning to Costa Rica with CRE's help for the third time this February, heading back to Corcovado again (one of my favorite places on earth). I'll finally be trying something "new" as well by stopping at La Selva, but the big park keeps drawing me back. If I'm lucky, I'm hoping to meet up with some of the folks I befriended at Sirena last year. :) Other places I've visited and can provide insights on include Yellowstone National Park in the US, Canada's Great Bear Rainforest, New Zealand's South Island (been twice and was married there this past March), Tanzania, Rwanda, Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands, as well as several spots in Europe (Greece, the UK, Spain, Russia, Belgium, Holland, Sweden... and some decade-old memories of France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy). I also spent a week or so in China, but any advice I could dole out there would be limited. My next journey is a photo trip to Patagonia starting next week, so that's a new location to add soon. Anyway, I actively participate and enjoy providing feedback and advice in other travel-related forums, so I'd be happy to participate here if needed!