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  • V.T.FLAG's Profile Photo

    Any ideas for a new job?

    by V.T.FLAG Online Now 2 hours ago

    I will be unemployed very soon.

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  • Muscovite's Profile Photo

    VT Blogger Pass

    by Muscovite Online Now Feb 19, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    I've never used my VT Blogger Pass for any practical purpose.
    But now, browsing Brussels transportation system I learnt that they have special discounts for journalists.
    I wonder if anyone knows of any such thing as a Blogger Pass with any other travel site?

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  • rkearns's Profile Photo

    we will have to go to fb instead of vt, so here is my info

    by rkearns Online Now Feb 18, 2017 at 5:49 AM

    friend me at regina kearns

    my email is reginafromrio@gmail.com

    hope to talk and keep in touch with you all.

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  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo

    R. I. P. Another sad news.

    by Maurizioago Online Now Feb 18, 2017 at 3:38 AM

    Hannah, VT member tabatha passed away recently. I haven't any news about her departure a the moment.

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  • DrunkenTraveller's Profile Photo

    Coldplay Bangkok!

    by DrunkenTraveller Online Now Feb 4, 2017 at 10:27 PM

    Hey fellow VT's!! So I'm heading down to Bangkok with friends for the Coldplay concert in April. Anyone here who will be there too? Would love to meet up if so ☺

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  • Non cruiseline tour

    by wyliejac Online Now Jan 22, 2017 at 10:16 AM

    Can anyone recommend shorebased tour companies that are reliable, but not as expensive as cruiseline tour in Naples, Rome (Cibiteveccia), Florence, Pisa, (Livorno), Canne and Palma?

    Thanks in advance.

    Judith

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  • bgjulieta's Profile Photo

    Closure of VT renewed

    by bgjulieta Online Now Feb 14, 2017 at 11:14 AM

    If someone doesn't know how to contact me, best is to get on Facebook: Antonia Rasheva
    After getting there, I might give other ways to contact me if FB is not enough. :-)

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  • Andcu's Profile Photo

    PLEASE HOW CAN FIND VIRTUALTOURIST MOBILE APP

    by Andcu Online Now Jan 30, 2017 at 9:16 AM

    HI

    i have an Android phone and have been looking to see where and how i can install VIRTUALTOURIST mobile app but i couldn't find any.

    please do advise me on where to find it

    Thanks

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  • schurlif's Profile Photo

    VT WILL CLOSE ON FEB 27, WTF...!

    by schurlif Online Now Jan 29, 2017 at 5:13 PM

    IS THIS TRUE ? HOW DO I STAY IN TOUCH, HOW DO I SAVE MY WORK ?

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  • travelmad478's Profile Photo

    A day late and a dollar short, but...

    by travelmad478 Online Now Jan 25, 2017 at 3:19 PM

    ...VT is mentioned in the NY Times today: nytimes.com/2015/02/08/trave...

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  • rkearns's Profile Photo

    probably been asked.. what will happen to all our content once vt closes for good?

    by rkearns Online Now Feb 18, 2017 at 5:42 AM

    i do not have the facilities to save all my stuff. is there a way to transfer it somewhere safe so i will not lose it all when vt closes?
    thank you!

    regina

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  • australia2's Profile Photo

    Can we keep in touch.

    by australia2 Online Now Feb 12, 2017 at 4:24 PM

    Drop in here if you like VT. Name required to be admitted. Laurie Edward. : facebook.com/groups/71117370...

     

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  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo

    Can anyone identify the name "Jadoch" as Polish? German? Other?

    by Pawtuxet Online Now Feb 9, 2017 at 2:12 PM

    I've been contacted by someone who was adopted and given the surname of Jadoch. The seeker would like to learn if the name is Polish. He was raised by Polish nuns in an orphanage.
    Can anyone tell me about this name?

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  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo

    The VT Data base

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Feb 5, 2017 at 8:29 AM

    As most of you know, the VT data base always was a source of exploration to me.

    I just updated the overview on the data base and the story behind it; it's published in Travelogues at my Profile page.

    Just for the record: Now that VT will close, the database contained 2243192 unique locations on the globe.

    The additions of last year can be found at: "The Virtual Tourist Data base, part 11" - Personal Page by pieter_jan_v

    I hate to see VT close; plans to add the LAT/LONG to each of the locations are halted .... a shame.

    PJ

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  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo

    No Question Title

    by nicolaitan Online Now Feb 4, 2017 at 4:32 PM

    having decided that saving my pages is really not worth the trouble for varied reasons, my only interest is in keeping up with some of the fine individuals whose paths i have crossed over the years.

    is peopleofvt only for advice on how to save pages or will it be an ongoing entity. and, if the latter, how does one log onto and join that site. and if not, have a nice life. with thanks for thirteen years of personal pleasure.

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  • kiwi's Profile Photo

    Remember when ....

    by kiwi Online Now Feb 13, 2017 at 10:27 PM

    Remember when the site glitched for some of us and we could post unlimited photos in travelogues .... and Stan decided to hold a cat contest LOL
    "Cats of the World" - Wilton Travelogue by sbrookes

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    Nothing left to say?

    by JessieLang Online Now Jan 28, 2017 at 6:59 PM

    I guess everyone is busy copying their content, or maybe just discouraged. I have enjoyed my years on VT reading the travel forums and hanging out here on Misc. I will miss all your voices.

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  • daarth's Profile Photo

    The VT Pub

    by daarth Online Now Jan 27, 2017 at 12:44 AM

    Friiiiidaaayyyyy!! Pub is open, but not here. From now on it's open 24/7 at:
    peopleofvt.com/forums/topic/...

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  • GrumpyL5's Profile Photo

    Travel Insurance options

    by GrumpyL5 Online Now Jan 22, 2017 at 12:43 PM

    Any suggestions for travel insurance for someone with sort of high bood pressure (only just and not on meds) and on antidepression tabs. Most insurers seem to regard this as meaning a major risk requiring medical checks etc.
    Thanks

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  • allikat's Profile Photo

    So long, and thanks for all the fish.

    by allikat Online Now 22 hours ago

    Well, it's been a few years since I posted in here, and I guess this is my last chance to do so. I want to give a great big thank you to a wonderful community for some fantastic memories - I truly had a blast!

    (A bit disappointed though that the mystery of Dumpymotel will remain just that - a mystery)

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  • ger4444's Profile Photo

    Back up VT pages

    by ger4444 Online Now Feb 4, 2017 at 12:52 PM

    Hello, I wonder is it still possible to just back up pages by the method that is suggested here in the forum in the post “Downloading Tips And Travelogues to PDF.” (January 20)? Because that method is very easy to undertand and to perform. There is also a method suggested at peopleoftv, but its just way too difficlut for me to undertand and perform, because in am very dummie as it comes to using computers. The tutorial is for me too difficult.
    I sometimes get the message “server unavailable.” And I don't know if this has to do with problems of the VT website or that this message has to do with how large your page is (number of photo’s and tips.) Because sometime there is no problem at all even with large pages, and sometimes it just says the server is temporarily not available.

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  • betska's Profile Photo

    Keeping in touch

    by betska Online Now Jan 24, 2017 at 6:41 AM

    OK, well my VT pages are not too precious to me. Some are out of date, Some need edits etc..so they can sink with the proverbial ship so to speak. But the friendships that I have made here are so much more important!!! I am friends with most of my VT mates on Facebook, but if you are not on facebook, and want to keep in touch with me, could you please send me your email address here before the shut-down date?... and I in turn, will send you mine. I am very sad, as I have so many wonderful friends that I have met here, met in person and with some I have even stayed in their homes!!! How lucky am I??? so many fantastic experiences all around the world. Mexico, NYC, Canada, Boracay, some awesome OZ VT meets..... :)

    Take care, everyone!!! lots of love...Betts xxxx

     

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  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo

    Travelling in the Algarve.

    by Maurizioago Online Now Jan 22, 2017 at 1:46 AM

    Is it right to say "travelling in the Algarve"? OR...is it better to say; "travel in the Algarve"?

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  • roamer61's Profile Photo

    Camera Upgrade

    by roamer61 Online Now Feb 18, 2017 at 4:03 PM

    Here is my last inquiry in forums.
    I have a Canon sx40 and am looking to upgrade. Likely to either the Canon sx60 or the Nikon P900. Does anyone have either one of these bridge cameras and what are your opinions?

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  • Future VT-Meetings

    by Redang Online Now Feb 18, 2017 at 11:50 PM

    Hi guys:

    I admit I don't usually attend vt meetings but I'm wondering how you manage (or will manage) to let others know if you want to organize a new one from now on; no fb and other sites from me.

    Keep well.

    Santi

     

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  • HDHansen's Profile Photo

    Saving Virtual Tourist

    by HDHansen Online Now Jan 30, 2017 at 7:05 AM

    Are there any efforts being made to save Virtual Tourist?

    18 Replies Yesterday
  • schurlif's Profile Photo

    VT WILL CLOSE ON FEB 27, WTF...!

    by schurlif Online Now Jan 29, 2017 at 5:13 PM

    IS THIS TRUE ? HOW DO I STAY IN TOUCH, HOW DO I SAVE MY WORK ?

    3 Replies Feb 13, 2017 at 8:22 AM
  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo

    transferring pages, totally lost

    by nicolaitan Online Now Jan 29, 2017 at 1:07 PM

    I can create a new folder but have no idea how to name it or where to put it

    went to wget but thereare innumerable choices and have no idea of what to click and what to do whien i do

    appreciate your help

    17 Replies Feb 3, 2017 at 1:36 PM
  • Trekki's Profile Photo

    Post Meet in Munich after Euromeet 2017 - who would be interested?

    by Trekki Online Now Jan 29, 2017 at 1:52 AM

    Hey all who have registered or will do in the near future for Euromeet 2017 in Kempten, Bavaria:

    many or some might fly into and out of Munich, so I thought to ask who would like to meet in Munich after the Euromeet?
    I also spoke with Kathrin_E about this idea and she suggested that she could lead a group to the lovely city of Landshut as a day trip during a possible meet.

    Before we go into details (and I must have a reliable computer for that too, end of next week hopefully), I simply wanted to ask around who might be interested in visiting Munich for 1-2-3 days afterwards.
    Possible sights and activities in Munich could be:
    visiting BMW World and Museum,
    visiting Olympic Ground with statdium tours and roof top climbing,
    visiting Bavaria Filmstadt, our equivalent to Hollywood :-)
    Kathrin's suggestion to visit Landshut
    and many more.

    Thanks already in advance :-)
    Ingrid

    58 Replies Feb 11, 2017 at 3:08 PM
  • JessieLang's Profile Photo

    Nothing left to say?

    by JessieLang Online Now Jan 28, 2017 at 6:59 PM

    I guess everyone is busy copying their content, or maybe just discouraged. I have enjoyed my years on VT reading the travel forums and hanging out here on Misc. I will miss all your voices.

    6 Replies Feb 8, 2017 at 6:16 AM
  • daarth's Profile Photo

    The VT Pub

    by daarth Online Now Jan 27, 2017 at 12:44 AM

    Friiiiidaaayyyyy!! Pub is open, but not here. From now on it's open 24/7 at:
    peopleofvt.com/forums/topic/...

    6 Replies Jan 29, 2017 at 6:16 PM
  • globetrott's Profile Photo

    VT should become a UNESCO World Heritage of Web Design !

    by globetrott Online Now Jan 26, 2017 at 1:53 AM

    Anybody else thinks that VT should become a UNESCO World Heritage of Web Design ?
    That way our pages might be saved the way they are as a kind of travel-wikipedia.
    .
    ...maybe I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one !!!!

    23 Replies Feb 9, 2017 at 3:41 AM
  • travelmad478's Profile Photo

    A day late and a dollar short, but...

    by travelmad478 Online Now Jan 25, 2017 at 3:19 PM

    ...VT is mentioned in the NY Times today: nytimes.com/2015/02/08/trave...

    3 Replies Jan 26, 2017 at 3:01 AM
  • betska's Profile Photo

    Keeping in touch

    by betska Online Now Jan 24, 2017 at 6:41 AM

    OK, well my VT pages are not too precious to me. Some are out of date, Some need edits etc..so they can sink with the proverbial ship so to speak. But the friendships that I have made here are so much more important!!! I am friends with most of my VT mates on Facebook, but if you are not on facebook, and want to keep in touch with me, could you please send me your email address here before the shut-down date?... and I in turn, will send you mine. I am very sad, as I have so many wonderful friends that I have met here, met in person and with some I have even stayed in their homes!!! How lucky am I??? so many fantastic experiences all around the world. Mexico, NYC, Canada, Boracay, some awesome OZ VT meets..... :)

    Take care, everyone!!! lots of love...Betts xxxx

     

    7 Replies Feb 3, 2017 at 2:20 AM
  • daarth's Profile Photo

    VT'ers WILL overcome

    by daarth Online Now Jan 22, 2017 at 11:02 PM

    See you all in the forums at:

    http://www.peopleofvt.com/

    33 Replies Feb 17, 2017 at 10:08 AM
  • GrumpyL5's Profile Photo

    Travel Insurance options

    by GrumpyL5 Online Now Jan 22, 2017 at 12:43 PM

    Any suggestions for travel insurance for someone with sort of high bood pressure (only just and not on meds) and on antidepression tabs. Most insurers seem to regard this as meaning a major risk requiring medical checks etc.
    Thanks

    6 Replies Jan 23, 2017 at 2:42 PM
  • Non cruiseline tour

    by wyliejac Online Now Jan 22, 2017 at 10:16 AM

    Can anyone recommend shorebased tour companies that are reliable, but not as expensive as cruiseline tour in Naples, Rome (Cibiteveccia), Florence, Pisa, (Livorno), Canne and Palma?

    Thanks in advance.

    Judith

    2 Replies Jan 22, 2017 at 12:14 PM
  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo

    Travelling in the Algarve.

    by Maurizioago Online Now Jan 22, 2017 at 1:46 AM

    Is it right to say "travelling in the Algarve"? OR...is it better to say; "travel in the Algarve"?

    7 Replies Jan 26, 2017 at 5:50 PM
  • littlebush's Profile Photo

    Other sites like VT?

    by littlebush Online Now Jan 21, 2017 at 9:04 PM

    Anyone know of any other sites like VT where can save tips of places etc?
    What was the name of the one recommended by VT in their announcement email?(can't find the email!).
    Thanks

    39 Replies 19 hours ago
  • pfsmalo's Profile Photo

    Google hits

    by pfsmalo Online Now Jan 21, 2017 at 9:31 AM

    Hi All,
    Not that it matters much anymore but anyone else noticed that there is no more virtualtourist on Google except those references by TA. It says I have around 20.000 results but in fact there are only 70.......

    20 Replies Jan 30, 2017 at 8:05 AM
  • VT and the media

    by Redang Online Now Jan 21, 2017 at 2:18 AM
    8 Replies Jan 25, 2017 at 9:44 PM
  • acebruin's Profile Photo

    Downloading Tips And Travelogues to PDF

    by acebruin Online Now Jan 20, 2017 at 4:29 PM

    Hi All. The link to download your tips and travelogues to PDF is live. Here are the steps with screen shots to help out:

    - Log in

    - Go to your travel pages (travel map)

    - Scroll down to find the city you'd like to save and click on the edit button

    - Up top, there's a button that says "Download Your City Content", click that

    - Once the pdf is saved, open it up

    - Scroll down to the travelogues and tips list of photos

    - Click on Download Original or Download Large link to open the related photo to save

    Hope this helps. Let me know if you have questions.

    24 Replies Yesterday
  • giampiero6's Profile Photo

    TUTORIALS FOR BACKING UP YOUR VT PAGES ARE LIVE.

    by giampiero6 Online Now Jan 20, 2017 at 3:05 PM

    TUTORIALS FOR BACKING UP YOUR VT PAGES ARE LIVE.
    Hello.
    The original VT Founder, Tilman and I have put up a page with tutorials on how to back up your VT Member Pages using 3rd party publicly available programs and utilities. This site also has a forum so that people can keep in touch and help each other out. If we decide to do anything in the future with the grassroots collaboration of VT members, we'll talk about it there. This site is:
    Peopleofvt.com

    • Please note: Neither Tilman nor I have any relationship to current VT or TA. This is a volunteer effort to help people save their pages. Also please note that we did NOT write any of the programs, we're just giving advice on how members can save their pages.

    76 Replies Yesterday
  • Crazywoman's Profile Photo

    This was sad news!

    by Crazywoman Online Now Jan 20, 2017 at 5:34 AM

    I have not been the biggest contributor to VT, but i like this forum very much and have tried to help and have gotten good help in my travel planning as well. I am very sad to hear that it will close down. Is there a Facebook group, another forum or something like that were people are moving?

    22 Replies Jan 31, 2017 at 11:35 AM
  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo

    It's Fergy' s brother!

    by Maurizioago Online Now Jan 19, 2017 at 3:32 AM

    Have a look here: youtube.com/watch?v=...

    18 Replies Jan 23, 2017 at 11:10 AM
  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo

    We would like to know ........

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Jan 18, 2017 at 4:41 PM

    Just send your feedback.

     

    PJ

    17 Replies Feb 2, 2017 at 2:09 PM
  • ricky52's Profile Photo

    Elvis has left the building.

    by ricky52 Online Now Jan 18, 2017 at 2:55 PM

    Because Virtual Tourist is soon to be Virtual, we can have a Virtual leaving party.
    Which means we can trash the place, spill red wine on the carpets, put a TA SUCKS poster up at the windows.
    We shall have the wildest Virtual party the World has ever known.
    What bad ass things would you like to do at this party (remember to keep it clean if you have not backed up your work just in case the moderators are called back in to deal with us. lol) Just a party and some fun, no more.
    Please feel free to join in.
    A message to everyone:-
    youtube.com/watch?v=...

    We have had loads of fun over the years, lets finish with a bang.

    youtube.com/watch?v=...

    12 Replies Jan 22, 2017 at 8:19 AM
  • kiwi's Profile Photo

    VT Meatballs

    by kiwi Online Now Jan 18, 2017 at 1:37 AM

    I guess I'm going to have to rename my VT Meatballs ... :-(

    3 Replies Jan 18, 2017 at 1:57 PM
  • giampiero6's Profile Photo

    UPDATE ON BACKING UP YOUR PAGES

    by giampiero6 Online Now Jan 17, 2017 at 6:56 AM

    Hi. We've completed both Windows and Mac Tutorials for helping people to back up their VT member pages. Would anyone with a Windows machine like to test it out?
    The tutorials will be on a page we've made outside of Facebook so that all VTers can access it. It will also have a Forum so members can assist each other and keep in touch.
    If you have a windows machine and would like to test it out, please message me.
    By the way, we will wait until VT staff post a few updates to make it possible to download large size images before we publishing the site url.
    Thank you.

    27 Replies Jan 21, 2017 at 2:20 AM
  • Vancouver - 1st week in February

    by olliec Online Now Jan 17, 2017 at 5:14 AM

    We have the chance of 5 days in Vancouver during the first week in February. I realise this probably isn't the best time to visit but its then or never. Will there still be enough for us to see/do. Will we be able to drive around (Whistler?) or will the weather put a stop to that. Would be grateful for any suggestions.

    1 Reply Jan 17, 2017 at 5:39 PM
  • Sheemoz's Profile Photo

    Gordon Pasha biography in English

    by Sheemoz Online Now Jan 16, 2017 at 1:19 PM

    Salam=Peace VTrs
    I am sudanese and arabic language native speaker but i would need your help to find any biography or document for the life of Gordon Pasha (Charles Goerge Gordon) an English Colonel during Mahdist Era and his life in Sudan.

    I will be so thankful for your help.

    Regatrds from Tralee, Ireland

    2 Replies Jan 17, 2017 at 5:48 AM
  • chattygirl7491's Profile Photo

    any chance the original owners will start a similar site under different name

    by chattygirl7491 Online Now Jan 16, 2017 at 6:12 AM

    I'm on several travel sites and have been for years .. VT was my newest and by far FAV. I can truly say I've been addicted ... any hope the prev owners can take it back or start the same thing under different name??? did they agree to a non compete clause? I like how you can follow persons whole travel and get to know the people. If now anyone know a site that's at all similar.

    26 Replies Jan 26, 2017 at 2:02 AM
  • Jen8675309's Profile Photo

    Train in Italy.

    by Jen8675309 Online Now Jan 14, 2017 at 6:27 AM

    Traveling to Italy in September. Arriving in Rome for 3 nights, Siena for 3, Lucca for 2, Florence for 3 and finishing in Milan for 3 nights. We are planning on doing some small side trips outside of a few of the stops. Doing research if it is worth it to by a rail pass, or just pay as we go. The little I've looked, I've seen passes for an 8 day during a 1 month period pass for $400. But i did a quick check online for the individual trips and it was coming up to be around $200 pp for all the trains we are looking at. Am I correct, or are ther other types of rail passes? Thanks in advance!

    4 Replies Jan 26, 2017 at 2:04 AM
  • SONG's Profile Photo

    staying touch is easy?

    by SONG Online Now Jan 13, 2017 at 7:54 PM

    OK. So......no more fun times in misc forum in the future. However, I can and will give out my external
    email address to those who are interested. I also have been trying to think of a way to remember everyone's
    VT name, real name if given, and location., ta da.......going to get out the trusty camera and take a photo of your
    homepage. Having friends around the world has always been a fun venture and one which the majority of us
    want to keep active. So.....let's do it folks!!!!

    17 Replies Feb 3, 2017 at 8:51 AM
  • gailtjebe's Profile Photo

    weekend, short breaks

    by gailtjebe Online Now Jan 13, 2017 at 4:53 PM

    I'm looking for a friend in the Brussels region to escape together a few times a year.
    Short fly- or roadtrips.

    3 Replies Jan 26, 2017 at 2:11 AM