Hey, Jim, what a pleasure to see your name on the list of new members. I know you'll find the Media Only group both useful and enjoyable; lot of smart people there. And talk about smart people, the members of the Tourism Branding group keep getting into these philosophical, intellectually provocative discussions that I find fascinating. Welcome!
Good afternoon, James, 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.
To get the most out of Tripatini, we recommend you take a moment to join several of our many groups which you may find of particular use, such as Media Only; Travel Marketers/Publicists; New Jersey; Tourism Branding; Adventure Travel; The Caribbean and the various individual island groups; Cruising; Africa Safaris and various African countries; Eating/Drinking the World; and plenty of others covering many other topics and most destinations across the globe.
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