Good morning, Kari, 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 Turkey, France, Minnesota, India, Ireland, Germany, Eating/Drinking the World, Learning/Language School Vacations, Eco/Sustainable Tourism, our French Language/Culture Club, and plenty of others covering many topics and most destinations across the the globe.
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, colleagues, 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, Kari; we wish you an outstanding rest of 2009 and look forward to seeing you online.