This is a guest post from our Travelers’ Night In Recapper Lauren, AKA @Wanderzloz. What’s #TNI? It’s a gathering of travelers on Twitter – click here to learn more or look below to read our favorite tweets from last night’s discussion. – Grahame
photo from mobilelawyer
Alright #TNI-ers, let’s raise our glasses and toast that magical liquid that keeps us alive, afloat, and abreast with each others’ travel tales! Thank you H20 for supplying the party this week- ironic, no?
The Pre-Party: The More the Merrier
Every week #TNI’s attendance grows with new enthusiastic and engaging travelers. Like the Tripping Community, #TNI is stronger in numbers. Below are some newbies who joined the party this week. Please welcome them warmly so they will return! Reply a hello, kindly retweet, follow and/or list them. You obviously have something in common: theroamantics, hotelPRguy, dennisdjacobs, 604gems, theplanetd
The Party: Discussion
As we all know, water comes in many forms. Lakes, oceans, rain forests may draw us to a destination or spark our adventurous sides. In turn, our adventurous sides may lead us to some bad run-ins with water. Whether good or bad, it tends to add something memorable to our adventures.
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schulketravel: Peyto Lake is one of the most beautiful places I’ve hiked!
tomtravel2: Rosewood Mayakoba Riviera Maya Mexico
Mel_Cancun: French Polynesia looks like the perfect place on Earth to be.
GloboTreks: El Yunque Rainforest in Puerto Rico. The only rainforest in the U.S.
globaldish: 5 words – Attempted Murder by a Jellyfish.
TravelingPerly: Kuwait during the Gulf War. I could taste the oil mix in water.
BreatheDreamGo: huge wave slammed me nose first into the sand on Pacific side of Costa Rica — hundreds die there every year due to rip tides
thecitizeNY: My scariest incident on the water — a boat ride down the Seine with a group of American tourists
whereisjenny: Me an my pet piranha whom I caught in Brazil!
tranquilotravel: in #India my wife sucked a live cockroach through a plastic straw, always check your straw!
Jaguardman: Los Angeles, CA it took a good month to get use to all the chemicals in the H20
mobilelawyer: Can I just answer the “worst” part? Anywhere with guys in banana hammocks
Tips and Tidbits
besttraveldeals: There is some amazing white water rafting in Pennsylvania for beginners and pros. Highly recommended.
BudgetTraveller: Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire in Wales is a classic spot for surfing.
GRobin: Beach with hottest human scenery? All the beaches in St Barths. Beautiful men and women.
coreyann: Don’t use the tap water to brush your teeth in Punta Cana.
The After-Party: Celebrations, Connections, and Cheers
Like all good parties, the doors of #TNI stay open long after the scheduled end time. Some are fashionably late or don’t even make it to the party, but still join in the fun afterwards. Here’s a little taste of what happened after Q10:
Shantiwallah: The afterchat on #tni is as good as the actual event. I like #tni people.
simcmanus: I feel guilty for missing today’s #TNI and my Friday feels strangely vacant.
TransAmericas: OK, whose idea was it to have waterworld #tni on the anniversary of #Katrina
valentinavitols: #TNI was, as usual, a wonderful highlight of my Twitter week. I always look forward to it. So nice to hear (read) everyone there!
Here’s To The Hosts!
If anyone knows the invaluable importance of a good host, it’s a Tripper. Like a successful trip, behind any successful event is a fabulous host, or in #TNI’s case, fabulous hostesses! This party would not be possible without the ladies from Zip Set Go. Thank you ZipSetRachel, ZipSetAndrea, GoApril, and GoSaraBeth! And cheers to this week’s co-hosts: Gadling, traveldudes, mobilelawyer, bridaltravelguy
Next Week’s #TNI: “Festivals”
Join us for #TNI on Twitter next week at 3:30 PM EST on Thursday, September 2nd. Hope to see you there!