The Save Travel or Rest-In-Peace Travel Write OffOct 1, 2010 (Updated Dec 20, 2010) Write an essay on this topic.
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Note: Since October is over, I am no longer promoting this write-off. However, anyone is welcome to add late entries.
I joined epinions.com a little more than two years ago and started writing in October of 2008. One category I fell in love with was travel. I think it is fun to read about travel experiences, and share travel experiences, and I know many others do as well. Epinions.com became a fun outlet for me to do so. Travel is not a category, or a sub category on shopping.com. I know nothing is set in stone, but as far as I know the plans are that it won't.
In my opinion (you don't have to agree) all categories on epinions.com should continue to exist in some form, as a category, or a sub category. First many epinioneers have spent hundreds, perhaps thousands, of hours writing travel reviews through the years, and some have even accumulated millions of hits. Excluding travel from shopping.com sends a negative signal to those members who are active in travel in a number of ways, including the fact that those members might feel excluded. People who love writing in travel and also write in other areas may feel compelled to take all of their reviews elsewhere as well as their travel reviews. Some have already more or less left the site.
Member toiletoctopus expresses how I feel better than I've done here in his essay "Passion&Experience Cannot Be Destroyed".
The purpose of this write-off, which I will be holding during October, is to garner sympathy for travel whether that will make any difference or not.
I hoping that as many as possible will submit one or more reviews to this write-off and leave a link to this write-off page at the bottom of the review.
All travel reviews are naturally accepted, and so are reviews on other items related to travel.
To give some examples:
In Travel: Any travel review.
In Books: Books about traveling, a book on an airline, or a book on hotels, the main character in the plot is traveling, a book on Geography.
Software: Mapping software, Microsoft Streets and Maps, Learning software involving traveling (where in the world is Carmen San Diego), etc.
Movies: Movies in which the main character is traveling, documentary movies about traveling, movies about traveling, etc.
Music: Music featuring songs about traveling (like Iggy Pop's "The Traveler"), etc.
Computers: Computer equipment that is useful when traveling, flash drives, CLEAR modems, Netbooks, PDA's, etc.
Electronics: For example, cameras, cell phones, binoculars, GPS devices, and camcorders, are useful when traveling.
Kids and Family: games and toys you used or could use when traveling, etc.
Writers Corner: exciting travel stories.
And on the list goes, I hope you get the idea,
All reviews rated MH, VH, H, SH, and Express Reviews are welcome. Naturally everyone is welcome.
I know there are other write-offs in October, for example, Carstairs38 All Things Disney write-off as well as Foshizzlee's Foreign Film Write-off. Feel free to double dip.
If you leave a comment on this writers corner review or send me an email (mailto:email@example.com) I will add your entry.
Travel: Country Bear Jamboree *** Kali River Rapids - Animal Kingdom *** The Great Movie Ride *** It's a Small World *** Disney-Hollywood Studios Backlot Tour *** The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh *** Star Tours *** Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress *** Swiss Family Treehouse *** Kilimanjaro Safaris *** Festival of the Lion King *** Jim Henson's Muppet Vision 3D *** Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park *** Main Street Electrical Parade *** Walt Disney: One Man's Dream, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Florida *** Disney-MGM Studios (Hollywood studios) *** Quality Inn, Plainfield, CT *** Fairfield Inn & Suites Boston North *** Magic Kingdom *** New England Aquarium *** Animal Kingdom *** Tomorrowland *** Downtown Disney *** National Air & Space Museum *** National Museum of Natural History
Books: Lucky Luke 23: A Cure for the Daltons *** Maurice de Bevere (Morris) - The Judge: Lucky Luke Vol. 24 *** Clive Barker - Books of Blood Volume 1-3 *** Asterix and the Black Gold
Movies: As It Is in Heaven
Computers: Cruzer USB Flash Drive (8 GB) (SDCZ36-008G-A11)
Electronics: Insignia Water-Resistant Boombox with Apple iPod Dock Docking Station
Travel: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park *** Bodie State Historic Park *** Residence Inn by Marriott Salinas Monterey *** Residence Inn by Marriott Irvine John Wayne Airport Orange County *** Hertz *** Sonoma State Historic Park
Cars: 2009 Toyota Prius Hybrid *** 2010 Toyota Prius
Books: Stephen Davies - Hacking Timbuktu *** The Harlem Renaissance Revisited: Politics, Arts, and Letters *** Carl G. Rasmussen - Zondervan Atlas of the Bible *** Driving With No Brakes
Travel: Newcastle Central Travelodge, United Kingdom
Movies: Broken Embraces *** Shirley Hazzard and Frances Steegmuller - The Ancient Shore: Dispatches from Naples
Travel: RESIDENCE LE TERRAZZE IN ALASSIO, ITALY
Travel: Jungle Cruise - Disneyland *** Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue *** Mark Twain Riverboat - Disneyland *** Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's California Adventure *** Space Mountain - Disneyland *** Indiana Jones Adventure - Disneyland
Books: Royal Blood *** Ridley Pearson - Disney in Shadow
Movies: Finding Nemo
restaurants: Hurricane Harry's on the Mile
Electronics: Belkin (F8Z152PDQ) (White) Cable, Power Adapter for Apple iPod
Travel: Swiss Family Treehouse
Home & Garden: Bumble Bee Solid White Albacore in Water - 8/5 oz (Shopzeus.com)
Books: The American Soul: Rediscovering the Wisdom of the Founders
Writers Corner: Travelers log from Star date 1974 to Present
Writers Corner: The Travel Section: Passion&Experience Cannot Be Destroyed
Travel: Courtyard by Marriott Alexandria
Writers Corner: A Tourist Guide to Philippine Travel -- Get Around Like a Native Filipino
Home & Garden: Home Classics Cotton Pillow Protector
Online Stores & Services: American Automobile Association
Travel: Omni Chicago Hotel *** Atlantis Paradise Island
Online Stores & Services: Jetsetter Online Service
Writers Corner: The value of a detailed travel review...
Books: Heather Vogel Frederick - Much Ado About Anne *** Heather Vogel Frederick - Dear Pen Pal
Music: Celtic Thunder Christmas by Celtic Thunder *** In Time by Ryan Kelly
Movies: Twilight Saga: New Moon *** Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning *** Heather Vogel Frederick - Pies & Prejudice
Travel: Grand Hyatt Beijing
Travel: Bw Ambassador Inn And Suites *** Regal Sun Resort, FL
Travel: Enterprise (car rental) *** Sheraton Presidente San Salvador Hotel *** Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa *** Swakopmund *** Budget
Books: Dan Gordon - Haunted Baseball: Ghosts, Curses, Legends, and Eerie Events
Writer's corner: Aussiecon 4 was a relaxing Worldcon, but the highlight was at its prelude
Movies: Is It Real? Vampires
Sports & Outdoors: Coleman Sundome Tent
Computers: Western Digital 500GB My Passport Studio for Mac Hard Drive
Travel: Marriott Shadow Ridge Villas at Palm Desert *** Canary Hotel Santa Barbara
Books: Judy Sierra - The Gruesome Guide To World Monsters
Movies: Accidental Tourist
Travel: Hotel Monaco Denver
Writer's Corner: Russells Restaurant, Salina, KS
Writer's Corner: Safe Travel or Rest in Peace Write Off
Travel: Mandarin Oriental Miami *** River Baroness
Travel: Motel 6 Belle Fourche
Movies: Cold Fever
Travel: The Pilgrimage Village , Hue , Vietnam
Travel: Hotel 30-30, Manhattan, NY
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