Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
Freelance travel journalist for consumer and trade publications in Canada and the US. Subjects include meetings, Native American destinations, soft adventure, outdoors, spas, fine dining, history and culture.
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
Canada, US, Mexico, Caribbean, Europe, parts of Africa,
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
Southeast Asia, New Zealand, Micronesia
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Good morning, Maureen, and welcome to Tripatini! It's great to have you with us -- and we think you'll find our site productive as well as interesting and enjoyable.
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