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VT refugees

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:44:55 GMT

Hello and welcome to each and every one of our new found friends who have joined TP from VT. I'm sure this site will grow and go from strength to strength with the knowledge you peoples are bringing to the table, I must confess that i don't know alot about the "ins and outs" of what Peter is doing to accommodate you guys and girls, but from being around the forums i see a fair amount of posts relating to the ... [Posted by wizzmor1977 - Feb 23, 09:44]



Travel Insurance

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:23:13 GMT

If an airline cancels a flight and reshedules the flight for a full 24 hours later that then delays your travels by one day and the only options given are 1. Move your travel back one day with the same airline ( not an option due to circumstances unable to change) 2. Spend a full 24 hours in stop over country 3. Recieve a full refund on first leg of flights to then book a ticket with another airline but as ... [Posted by Summer12121 - Feb 23, 05:23]



Supporters of TravellersPoint

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:17:06 GMT

There used to be a link or a forum thread .. linking to a note about making a financial contribution to help support TravellersPoint. I do not see it here any more., I have the supporters badge & my annual support is due for renewal .. how do I go about that? Steve ... [Posted by hasbeen - Feb 22, 05:17]



Japan or New Zealand?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:09:37 GMT

Hey guys, following question: I (18 y/m) want to go on travel from mid March until mid Juni. The only thing i am not sure about yet is the destination and the two destinations i am thinking about are New Zealand and Japan. Im fascinated by Japan's culture but New Zealand got this amazing nature and landscape. Further I would like to stay in Singapur for one week at the backflight, but i guess that would be possible from both destinations. Another thing that ... [Posted by WukongZ - Feb 17, 15:09]



Advice and help planning Itinery for South East Asia Oz & Nz

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:36:49 GMT

Hi everyone, I'm looking at travelling around south East Asia, East coast Australia and new Zealand. Somewhere between 9-11 months with my wife and 3 year old son. Im right at the beginning of Itinery, don't know wheres best to start with weather etc (thinking of setting off about September or October this year. Places I'm thinking if seeing :- Thailand:- Bangkok Chiang mai Loas:- Luang probang Vang vieng Vientiane Cambodia:- Siem reap Vietnam:- Unsure of destination ... [Posted by Ginni1062 - Feb 22, 21:36]



Questions about connecting flight procedures

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:45:31 GMT

I have booked a flight Amman-Frankfort, and the return Paris(CDG) - Amman This is my first time with transit, so i don't know the procedures? will i have the two passing tickets with all the information in Paris or i will take one here and one there in Frankfort? also my stop is 1:30 minutes, will it be enough or i will have to run and may be miss the flight!! and if you could please tell me the procedures in Frankfort airport? can you please help ... [Posted by Amoola - Feb 16, 08:45]



Hassle-Free Travel Experience for YOU!

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:56:50 GMT

Hi, Smart Travellers! Shout out from Singapore! I'm conducting a survey for understanding your travel pain points and having your feedback for our idea to enhance your travel experiences! Feel free to fill up! :) Cheers! Moderator comment: Sorry no surveys. Please see Forum Rules ... [Posted by smarttraveller - Feb 16, 05:56]



Refugees see travel differently

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 17:07:50 GMT

So here we are posting in a travel forum on all kinds of topics including things that are of 'concern' to us like: What documentation do I need? Where should I go to on my next trip? How much luggage weight am I allowed to take? Is travelling with a small child easy to do? Does anyone know of a good hotel to stay in? What are the must sees/best things to do? Am I allowing enough time in X? etc. etc. Try asking yourself, whatever your travel concern ... [Posted by OldPro - Feb 12, 09:07]



Getting familiar in a new place

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:24:29 GMT

How do you get aquainted with a new town or city? I'm a big fan of the hop-on, hop-off bus tours that run in the larger cities, I usually do the whole circuit (or 2) then spend the rest of my time visiting the destinations that stood out for me, I also like the fact you can often encounter places you may not have discovered by yourself. The commentary provided is imformative giving a better understanding of the history and relevance ... [Posted by wizzmor1977 - Feb 10, 09:24]



Where would you not return to?

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:10:30 GMT

We often see posts asking about the 'best' places to visit and 'must sees' somewhere. I thought it might be interesting to read about what other people's 'never again' list includes. So where did you go or what did you do on your travels that you found to be a big disappointment? Generally speaking, I haven't been disappointed very often when travelling. If you tend to make the most of things and see your glass as half ... [Posted by OldPro - Feb 09, 09:10]



I want to travel but my parents are weird about it

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 01:14:57 GMT

Hello, I'm 18 and over the summer I want to go to Canada to visit a friend for a couple days (I'm from US). However, my parents are being very weird about me traveling/flying alone. I'm trying to tell them that I have to learn at some point, but the tell me that I have no idea. Are there any good points I can bring up to convince them that this is a good opportunity? I know legally they can't ... [Posted by sarcasm - Feb 02, 17:14]



Travel Blogs

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:07:51 GMT

I'm new to TP. Enjoying it so far. I love reading about all of your travel blogs.... but I am finding a little difficult to locate them. So if you have a good travel blog that you have done recently..... then I'd love to see it :) Time to share! Looking forward to viewing:) Cheers Ann ... [Posted by aussirose - Jan 27, 02:07]



A good question

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:37:14 GMT

Can you think of a good question to ask in a travel forum for which you could not find the answer as quickly or quicker using Google? Questions fall into 2 categories. Objective, for which there is a specific correct answer or subjective, for which you can only expect opinions. You could ask, 'does anyone have a favourite hotel in the village of Wiesen, Switzerland?' I could answer, 'yes, I have a favourite and it is the Hotel ... [Posted by OldPro - Jan 19, 09:37]



Firstclass??

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:21:11 GMT

How can you afford firstclass when you travel for business affairs? Do you get your boss yo pay for you or not? ... [Posted by Krj89 - Jan 19, 06:21]



Unique Travel Spots

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:32:25 GMT

Hi everyone! I’m looking for ideas for UNIQUE travel spots in the U.S. Hidden gems. It could be a restaurant, a bar, a museum, a park, something in nature, a piece of architecture, a festival — really anything. I’m just looking for UNIQUE. Something you wouldn’t find with a simple internet search. A little info on what makes this place worth visiting would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help! :) ... [Posted by WorldExplorer11 - Jan 17, 07:32]



UK - Australia and vice versa Car

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:43:00 GMT

Anyone travelling from Australia around/to the UK? I am a British citizen travelling in Australia (currently in Melbourne). Me and my girlfriend need to buy a car to travel around Australia... Needless to say we don't want to spend a fortune so all the cars are pretty terrible! However, I have a really nice 2009 Ford Fiesta (Titanium) sat on my drive at home in the UK doing absolutely nothing. If anyone is travelling to the UK from Australia and has a ... [Posted by Jaike Page - Jan 16, 19:43]



New aussirose travel blog

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:32:39 GMT

Just uploaded my first travel blog. Road trip from Cairns up to the top end of Austtalia. So excited :cheesygrin: Now working on my second.... Road trip from Perth down to the bottom end of Australia :) ... [Posted by aussirose - Jan 14, 00:32]



Has anyone rent US travel WiFi before?

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:10:20 GMT

Hi Im planning to CA with my girlfriend this June about 15 days. we are going to drive by ourselves, so we need the internet during the trip. Our budget is limited so im thinking should i purchase a SIM card or is there any inexpensive way? How do everyone use google maps and surfing the internet when traveling to US?? Please advice! Many thanksssss ... [Posted by Sherry H - Jan 12, 02:10]



Former Virtual Tourist people

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:21:39 GMT

I'm so sad virtual tourist went away but I don't want to loss touch with the amazing people I met there. Like you I spent countless hours building a travel page and uploading pics I don't want to go backwards and rebuild from the past but just look to the current and future. I look forward to keeping in touch with some of the amazing people I met there and meeting more. So lets keep in touch and safe ... [Posted by Chattygirl - Jan 09, 05:21]



Joining Travellerspoint

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 01:32:01 GMT

Greetings gentle people. I have a pertinent question for Staff and members. I was a contributor on Virtual Tourist for a number of years, and was quite happy there. Unfortunately the owner of Virtual Tourist, Trip Advisor has seen fit to terminate VT. They fired the staff yesterday and we the members got the notice this morning. We are in a kind of shock at the moment, but VT was a community where members became good friends and we had VT meetings around ... [Posted by Odinnthor - Jan 06, 17:32]



Expectations of travelers

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 03:33:15 GMT

I'm fond and interested in travelling, so my husband and I decided to put up an online travel booking agency. But, I noticed a lot are into same business these days. I wonder, how can we be different from them? I want to know the expectations and the needs of travelers these days. It might help us to leverage. We wish to be on top of the list when a client do searches. How can we do that? ... [Posted by seekandgo - Jan 04, 19:33]



Next trip, Maldives or Costa Rica?

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 16:28:18 GMT

Alright, I know that the two of these places aren't anywhere near each other, but a friend of mine wants to go to either the Maldives, or Costa Rica this summer for his "dirty 30" as he called it. Three of us, all Males, two 23 year olds and one 30 year old. 3-4 day stay at either place. For those of you THAT HAVE BEEN to either one, could you please give me a run down of the pros ... [Posted by ConnerDuncan - Dec 28, 08:28]



What do you do when your partner hates traveling???

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 22:29:54 GMT

I've been with my partner for 2 years now, and it's always bothered me that he does not like traveling. We're in our 20s; got good education and good jobs (which provides good income and vacation days) - there really aren't many reasons standing in the way of travel for us. And yet, when I met him, he didn't even have a passport and had barely traveled domestically (he was 26+). This shocked me very much at the time, but ... [Posted by wanderluster927 - Dec 12, 14:29]



Recommendations: Traveller's Guide to Cultures

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:49:50 GMT

Hi everyone, I'm looking for some recommendations for travel guides focusing on the culture/lifestyle/attitude of different countries around the world - tips, warnings, and advice for travellers visiting many different countries whose cultures they're not necessarily familiar with. For example, how should you greet service workers, is it considered rude to eat in the street, is it inappropriate to be shirtless in the street, what kind of clothes should I wear in certain buildings, are taxis ... [Posted by mattharrison - Dec 09, 10:49]



First Big Trip

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:12:16 GMT

Hey TP'ers, I'm working on a new section for the site, grouping some of our existing content as well as bringing in some fresh content addressing some topics that probably aren't organised neatly enough. I'll call it "Your First Big Trip" with the main goal to help new travellers with their pre-trip decisions and help them feel confident in hitting the road. If you're interested in providing some tips for the article or maybe feel you can really help explain ... [Posted by Peter - Dec 08, 23:12]