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Every Traveler Has a Story

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:38:32 GMT

I worked in a lounge at the Airport. It was a time when I realised that every traveler has a story. Everyone in the lounge near me was having a story. One person is travelling to another city for interview, One couple wants their honeymoon to be the best, One mother is on her way to attend the funeral of her beloved son etc. I have heard so many stories and every time I felt that I can't be rude to ... [Posted by dbalivillas - Apr 18, 23:38]



inactivate account

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 22:28:43 GMT

I wanted to inactivate my account. does not work. ... [Posted by Maria-Hubert - Apr 16, 14:28]



Weirdest Travel Experience

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:20:23 GMT

What is the weirdest travel experience you have had? Not thinking about losing luggage or having terrible problems - just kind of weird. Mine was in Belize in 1998. We had been to the Belize zoo and I had used the bathroom there - my checkbook with a credit card and some cash in it had fallen out of my pocket. I did not discover it until four hours down the road when we stopped for gas and ... [Posted by greatgrandmaR - Apr 13, 07:20]



I made a Dutch language group

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:39:47 GMT

Not sure why I hadn't thought of this before, but the groups feature would be a nice way to allow non-English discussions. So I created the "Nederlanders" group because that's the only language I could manage this for myself :) Please join if you're Dutch and want to help out. I'll do my best to converse in Dutch in there even though it's pretty rusty these days and takes a fair bit of mental power for me to not mix ... [Posted by Peter - Apr 13, 05:39]



First time creating a Blog . not so hard

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 20:53:52 GMT

I can see from this thread http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=110645 that there is a bit of a mystique surrounding blogs so here is my take on them. Like many people, I arrived on TP without a clue about how to start a blog or what I could do with one. But I knew wanted to show my sister photos of my trips & sending 5 at a time by E mail was fast becoming tiresome. So the first thing I did on TP, without ... [Posted by hasbeen - Apr 11, 12:53]



Google Analytics for dummys

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:40:47 GMT

I have created a Group to chat about Google Analytics .. I am a novice so if you are too & would like to learn a bit about how to view visits to you blog, head over here & join in or just follow along. Expert advice is also appreciated. ... [Posted by hasbeen - Apr 06, 07:40]



Passport Expiry for Chile, Peru and Colombia

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:35:13 GMT

Hi All, New around here - What a cool site, right? Anyways, I am looking for some clarity on the Expiry Rules for Passports? Especially when heading to Chile, Peru and Colombia. I have Googled this but without any luck. I am from South Africa and my Passport expires on 3 February 2018. I have read that some countries require 6, others 3 and some even just till the date of your exit. Thanks a million! ... [Posted by JessDup - Apr 04, 05:35]



Share location on Google Maps .. upside / downside

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 14:13:10 GMT

Google Maps have announced Real Time Location Sharing Looks all upside to me & I cannot see a downside. Any thoughts? Would you use it? Or not? Any uses for this that might benefit the traveller? Steve ... [Posted by hasbeen - Apr 02, 06:13]



Google Maps to Search for flights

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 00:32:46 GMT

Forgive me if this is old news but I have only just come across it .. & that is a surprise considering how much time I spend on Google Maps So - when I use Google Maps to find directions from say Toronto, Canada to Rome, Italy I get this https://goo.gl/maps/iMr1Ay51f4T2 What I have not been seeing all this time is the link on there for 'see result in Google Flights' - now I click that & it looks a lot ... [Posted by hasbeen - Apr 01, 16:32]



US and UK laptop bans on some Middle East flights ..

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:53:14 GMT

In case anyone has not yet heard & is flying direct to USA or UK out of some ME airports .. The BBC reports in part .. 'A ban on laptops and tablets in cabin baggage on flights from Turkey and some countries in the Middle East and North Africa to the US and UK has come into effect. Officials say devices "larger than a smartphone" must travel in the hold ... ' I have read elsewhere ... [Posted by hasbeen - Mar 25, 04:53]



Earliest travel memory

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:00:53 GMT

what is the earliest travel experience that you can recall? Mine is getting my foot caught in tram track at a seaport in South Africa in 1955, when I was 3years old. Sorry, this query got uploaded twice following the appearance of an error message! ... [Posted by ADAMYAMEY - Mar 10, 10:00]



Has anyone ever used a car sharing service

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 03:41:03 GMT

Hey folks - I was wondering if people have heard of, ever used or considered using one of those car services where you can leave your car at the airport and then rent it out for other travelers to use while you yourself are on vacation. If you've done it, did you get your car back in the shape it was left? If you've heard of it, but have never done it, what is the hesitation? Thanks ... [Posted by usctwin - Mar 08, 19:41]



The price of a pint ..

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 23:12:02 GMT

When I was a kid, I would listen to my Gran tell me stories about how she could buy a weeks groceries & get change out of a shilling. When I first started drinking, I remember I could get 7 pints of draught beer & the bus fare to & from an expensive, music pub for a pound .. half a crown a pint. I have just returned from a nothing little bar, in a nothing little restaurant in a ... [Posted by hasbeen - Mar 03, 15:12]



Using Google adsense with travellerspoint

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:35:46 GMT

Hello all, I haven't yet been approved for Google adsense, as a site is required and I don't have one. I would like to start using Google adsense in my blog with travellerspoint. I can't enter travellerspoint as it states that I must enter a domain which I own. Is there a specific url which I need to be able to obtain from travellerspoint to register to use Google adsense. I did try to find this information myself, but was ... [Posted by Millypaulrtw - Mar 03, 01:35]



Inclusion of links in travel advise

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 22:48:54 GMT

Jambo! Greetings Admin: Question: As a fairly active travel advisor on VT, I frequently wrote lengthy travel advise to folks in various world destinations and I usually added links to activities and some recommended vendors who I knew and used and some I knew to be good. No promotions, and no personal touting of vendor friends. Just liked to include complete information that was researchable. Also, if that is OK, will the links be "clickable" or will a cut/paste be ... [Posted by Odinnthor - Mar 02, 14:48]



Community Groups

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:36:23 GMT

EUTravelGuide has just posted a question about TP Community groups & that has reminded me that I wanted to ask about these Groups I noticed that I had once 'joined a group' but as far as I remember, I never did .. Some of those groups have people join fairly recently yet the group title is years old So, how do these groups work? Is there something that automatically triggers membershi ... [Posted by hasbeen - Mar 01, 05:36]



Referring people to TP

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:19:10 GMT

If you are going to refer friends & neighbours & relatives & ex VTers .. why not use the TP referral page & maybe get a goodie or two. Steve ... [Posted by hasbeen - Feb 28, 11:19]



3 Cheers for TP!!

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:44:35 GMT

3 Cheers for TP!! HipHip!! Thank you Peter, Sander and the crew here! I just want to say that you have made us VT'ers feel most welcome. I am here to stay and I would presume most other refugees are as well. You are doing a fabulous job in making us feel most welcome and helping our transition to TP smooth. So we raise our glasses to TP and look forward to new friends, TP meets ... [Posted by aussirose - Feb 28, 02:44]



Where are you headed in 2017?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:36:24 GMT

Ok, we're already two months in, but for some reason we haven't had this thread yet, so I figure it's time to start it. What amazing travel plans do you have for the rest of the year? ... [Posted by Peter - Feb 26, 18:36]



The Book Club on TP

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:59:56 GMT

I have been on TP for 4 years now & have only just found THE BOOK CLUB .. A blog of book reviews. It has a review of Don't Stop the Carnival by Herman Wouk -- a very funny book, with sad bits too. Not much activity recent activity on the blog so I don't know if it is still alive. ... [Posted by hasbeen - Feb 25, 23:59]



Photo competition????? What photo competition?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:31:04 GMT

How come there are so few entires in the photo competition? Too shy? Too many photos to choose from? Prize not big enough? Come on people .. voting begins soon. ... [Posted by hasbeen - Feb 24, 08:31]



Finding recent photos .. featured photos .. or any photos?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:15:58 GMT

Now that there are several hundreds of thousands of new photos on TP .. I Would like to know how to find them. For example . . I can see on this person's profile .. CesureNina .. that there are 11 photos & I have seen on the photography page that at least one has been featured .. but how would I find that photo .. the search function does not find it &, if I ... [Posted by hasbeen - Feb 23, 18:15]



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]