Monday, December 8, 2008

Yulong River Photos

I just added a bunch of photos that I took along the Yulong River in Yangshuo to my photography web site. Yangshuo was my favorite place in China and Reenie and I had a great time on our bamboo raft ride.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Quoted in the Fodors Italy 2009 Guidebook

Yesterday I received an email from the Community Manager of (a travel site that has a great travel forum) stating,

"Congratulations! You were quoted in Fodor's Italy 2009 along with other travelers like you as a part of the guide's "Word of Mouth" feature.

Each title in the Fodor's Gold Guide series includes "Word of Mouth", suggestions and tips from travelers who have posted on, both in the Forums and within the site's member reviews sections. We believe that the first-hand experiences of our members add much to our guides; these stories and recommendations are a part of what makes Fodor's guides unique. T o thank you for being both a part of our travel community and our guides, we'd like to offer you a complimentary guide of your choice... "

I'm planning a trip to France next May 2009, so I requested they send me their book on Provence.

This is the second time that I was quoted. The first time was for their Paris 2008 guidebook, which I recommended L'As du Fallafel, a place in the Marais that serves great falafel sandwiches and other tasty treats.

For the heck of it, I decided to Google my quote and found out that it was used in a March 2008 story on Fodors entitled, "12 Tips for Beating the Euro in Rome"

...and here it is:

"One way to save on the expense of guided tours is to register online at Sound Guides ( and download the various free self-guided tours to your Ipod or MP3 player." -- monicapileggi

Along with a tip in the Frommer's Smart Travelers Passport, I've now been quoted three times! I really need to get into the travel business.