Hi Linda, I see we're neighbors. I live in Sarasota. Wonder if you've ever attended the Off Beat Travelers group (no dues, no officers) which meets for lunch on the second Monday of every month to share travel experiences and ideas. Grace often attends and can give you details, or email me at email@example.com.
Good morning, Linda, and welcome to Tripatini! 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 us, you may want to take a moment to join several of our many groups which you may find of particular interest, such as Egypt, Israel, China, Florida, Eating/Drinking the World, Airfares/Air Travel, Senior Travel, and plenty of others covering many topics and most destinations throughout the world.
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, and your travels.
Finally, if you would, please be so kind as to spread the word among your travel-interested friends, family, and associates. 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!).
Thanks for joining us, Linda; we wish you an outstanding rest of 2009 and look forward to seeing you online.