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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • May 21, 2011
Internet Friendship does exist. In fact, internet relationships have progressed to marriages and I've known at least 2 couples personally who met through VirtualTourist.com and got married. They are Atsuko from Japan & Demitris from Greece, Richie from U.S. & Doreen from Germany. Online relationships do work in some cases though not many. However, simply as friends, my experience is they are some of the greatest and most open. That's just my experience though. I've made a dozen of greatest friends from simply writing about my trips on the site and then meeting up with people who are crazy about travel in their respective cities. These are very fulfilling relationships where I'm concern. If you haven't try it, you should consider, esp. if you do like travel. 

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May 23, 2011
I have had a huge number of online friends over the 20+ years I've been online, but most have been people local to the area where I lived. I used to go to weekly gatherings of online groups all the time in the 90s. As a person who was terribly shy and introverted in the first half of my life, I credit those gatherings with helping me become a much more outgoing person. I traveled yearly for a decade with a small group of friends I met in one of those online groups, and I traveled to California for a week last year to tour Yosemite and San Francisco with an online friend I'd only met once (for a few hours) previously. I am the poster child for believing that online friendships ARE real friendships!
 
May 21, 2011
hooray!! Yep, it is pretty rare methinks....
 
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It's coming to a decade (OMG!) since I first found out about online community sites, so it's only apt for me to focus my next review on the first community site I signed up in Oct. 2000, VirtualTourist.com. VirtualTourist (VT to its members) accounted for a major part of my life for the last decade (be it online or in the real world). Because of the friends I made on VT, it transpired me to go beyond my comfort zone and went as far as Antarctica, the Arctic (on the same trip, btw… …
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This site has changed my lifestyle in the last decade & brought me to many different people I'd otherwise not met in life. A life-changing experience kinda site!      See the full review, "Travel @ the speed of thought!".
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I'm a traveler at heart & have been nicknamed Travel Queen by friends & colleagues alike. Traveling has been my life passion for the last decade or so. As we enter a new decade, I'm excited … more
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VirtualTourist.com was co-founded by J.R. Johnson and Tilman Reissfelder in 1999 to "Bring people together to share their travel experiences, no matter where in the world they lived." There are currently more than 1 million registered members on the site. In July 2008, the site was sold to TripAdvisor (which is another community site) owned by Expedia.

VirtualTourist.com is a free, user-contributed travel site. It covers more than 50000 destinations in the world. There are more than 1 million travel reviews & 3 million photos on the site.
 
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