Have you ever traveled somewhere for the first time? Planning a first-time trip somewhere can be daunting. We started TravelNovice to give travelers like you a place to share your travel knowledge and learn from fellow travelers who have already been there. What worked well? What would you do differently next time? What did you absolutely love about a trip? We want to share our own experiences, in the hope that you will share yours, too. And we can all pick up a few “short cuts” that will make our next trip or adventure even better!
On Being Genuine
As our tag line says, TravelNovice is about genuine travel advice from fellow travelers. So what does that mean? We have no illusions of being an exhaustive reference guide to everything you could do, or every kind of activity or place to visit. We won't attempt to catalog and rate all the restaurants, hotels, museums or activities. Instead, we share our own experiences–the places we visited. We invite you to do the same. We know that not everyone will want to follow the same itinerary we used, but that's okay. Take what you can, and share what you know.
Jeff is a founding member of TravelNovice, based in Southern California. He has traveled extensively, both for work and pleasure. He enjoys hiking and mountain biking, and in 2010, is planning to repeat a backpack trip down the entire 216-mile John Muir Trail in the Sierras.
Mónica is a founding member based in Barcelona, Spain. She… TBD
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We welcome all travelers to share their travel experiences. If you would like to write for TravelNovice, leave us a comment!