Akos Szabo #474


Does anyone have a TravelPlan suggestion for Namibia? Will be there in August, and still deciding :)



Ruth Tretter Rent a car and bring a tent - we had a great time driving and camping in 2005. The parks have fences to keep the big animals out.

Juha Kokkonen #302

Suggestion for Series:
Sights: Åland - Bomarsund Fortress

Museums: Ukraine (Crimea) - Malorichenske - Water Disaster Museum - Exhibits all major disasters and biggest losses of life at sea

Museums: Russia - Archangel - Historical Architectural Complex Arghangelsk Merchant Yards - Exhibits Arctic explorations and life at far North


Haempi Kolb #105

Die Pilatusbahn ist eine Zahnradbahn in der Schweiz und die weltweit steilste ihrer Art.[1] Sie führt von Alpnachstad auf den Pilatus und wird durch die Pilatus-Bahnen AG betrieben
Is not on the list ,steepest funicaril of its kind in the world.


William Yutzy #10156



francesco De florio #1547

In TBT serie Island miss Ilha do Mel in Parana state


francesco De florio #1547

In TBT Wight miss nambung national Park near Perth and the Devil's marbles near Tennant creek NT territory


francesco De florio #1547

At TBT serie
castle miss Castello di Sarre in Val d'Aoste province ; Castel Tirolo in Trentino AltoAdige province ; Castello di Gradara in province Marche ; Castello di Roccadaspide in Salerno province.


Guilherme Canever #193

Anyone has been to Tassili Najjer in Algeria recently?


Haempi Kolb #105

As thomas in the interview sais:
“Of course what I ask for is some kind of proof, and not everyone keeps passports and tickets or makes a selfie in front of the Eiffel tower.“
it means, to have seen a sight,make a selfie, you have visited it? or what is the exact definition so I can click on the sight as visited?



TBT Official Dear Haempi, we have formal definition of visit referring to regions only.We did not invent a special one related to sights. We refer to commonsence definition of visiting, or seeing, a sight.

Stebl Michael K. #275

TBT-Series: "Spend (at least) a night in jail while travelling" is ment to be an active jail or former jail aka jail hotel even if parts are still a jail. just went to a jail-hotel. no need for the real one at the moment ;-) just to clarify.



TBT Official No official interpretation, but jail hotel, IMO, does not qualify. I would count it if I went to normal jail:)

Haempi Kolb #105

I would Suggest the matterhorn as a sight together with zermatt~ Matterhorn/Zermatt.
What ,if the weather is bad!
Good travel



Stebl Michael K. could live with that ;-)

Stebl Michael K. #275

Kufstein Castle/Fortress is listed two times in the TBT section.



Stebl Michael K. in Austria btw


Stebl Michael K. same with alnwick castle(UK)


TBT Official Thank you, we deleted duplicated items.

Dietmar Cerjak #370

Hi! How to find the Isle of Man in SISO? D



TBT Official Dear Dietmar, SISO list is copied from Jeff Shea's page and, according to my knowledge, the original file does not contain Isle of Man. This is probably a mistake. We will investigate the issue.


Dietmar Cerjak Thanks

Haempi Kolb #105

some isuggestions for the experiences category.
-riding a traditional pousse pousse in madagascar or footrickshaw in kolkatta.
-riding on a truck-taxibrousse in madagascar
-sleeping at over 4000 meter altitude.
-walk annapurna circuit or up to everestbasecam/kala patthar.
-climb up tablemountain cape town
-climb up sugarloaf in Rio.
and i would recomend taking out"climing one of the 7 highest summits"travellers don`t go so extreeem.
more later..thanks


Arm Domikushi #10156

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) invites tourists to have new experience that will make the tourists be amazed by the beautiful and unique Thai traditions that should be preserved. The activities and traditions are classified into four groups; 1.Food & Music Festival, 2.Cultural & Art Festival, 3.Creative Event & Festival, 4.Recreation & Sport Event.
The interesting activities are as follows:
• Poy Sang Long Festival will be held from 1st – 3rd April, 2017, at Panglor Temple, Chong Kham Sub-district, Mueang District, Mae Hong Son Province
• Somdet Phra Mahajanaka Honor Event and Uthai Thani Red Cross Fair will be held from 1st – 9th April, 2017, at Central Stadium of Uthai Thani Province
• Isan Songkran Festival, Dok Kun Siang Kaen Festival and Khao Niew Road will be held from 5th – 15th April, 2017, at Bueng Kaen Nakhon and Sri Chan Road, Mueang District, Khon Kaen Province
• “Don Luang Cotton Colorful Cloth Festival” will be held from 7th – 11th April, 2017, at Ban Don Luang, Mae Raeng Sub-district, Pa Sang District, Lamphun Province
• Takua Pa Seafood Festival will be held from 7th – 9th April, 2017, at Bang Sak Beach, Takua Pa District, Phang-Nga Province
• Hat Siao Elephant Ordination, Sukhothai Province will be held on 7th April, 2017, at Hat Siao Temple, Hat Siao Sub-district, Si Satchanalai District, Sukhothai Province
• Su-ngai Kolok Tasty Food Festival 2017 will be held from 7th – 11th April, 2017, at Maharat Stadium, Su-ngai Kolok District, Narathiwat Province
• Si Satchanalai Songkran Festival will be held from 8th – 12th April, 2017, at Si Satchanalai Historical Park, Sukhothai Province
• Maha Songkran Festival will be held from 10th – 15th April, in Bangkok
• Songkran Festival on the Beach and Phuket Bike Week 2017 will be held from 11th – 13th April, 2017, at Patong Beach, Saphan Hin, Phuket Province
• Hatyai Midnight Songkran will be held from 11th – 15th April, 2017, at Odean Intersection, Sanehanusorn Road, Niphat Uthit 3 Road, and Hat Yai Nai Temple, Hat Yai District, Songkhla Province
• Nakhon Phanom Songkran Festival, Thai-Lao New Year Merit Making, and Khao Pun Road 2017 will be held from 11th – 15th April, 2017, at Khao Pun Road, Mueang Nakhon Phanom Municipality, and in the area of Renu Nakhon Sub-district, Nakhon Phanom Province
• Su-ngai Kolok Chao Mae To Mo Celebration 2017 will be held from 12th – 21st April, 2017, at the Chao Mae To Mo Shrine, Su-ngai Kolok District, Narathiwat Province
• The Nang Daan Procession of Nakhon Si Thammarat Songkran Festival will be held from 12th – 15th April, 2017, at Si Thammasokarat Public Park, Phra Isuan Hall, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
• Chiang Mai New Year Festival will be held from 12th – 15th April, 2017, at Chiang Mai Municipality, Chiang Mai Province
• Samui Coco Songkran will be held from 12th – 14th April, 2017, at Liap Chaweng Beach Road, Central Festival Samui Shopping Center, Mueang District, Surat Thani Province
• Sukhothai Ancient City Maha Songkran Festival will be held from 12th – 14th April, 2017, at Historical Park, Sukhothai Province
• Corn Street Songkran Festival 2017 will be held from 13th – 15th April, 2017, at Corn Street, Mueang District, Chai Nat Province
• Suphan Buri Songkran Festival 2017 will be held from 13th – 14th April, 2017, at Nen Kaeo Road (Mueang Suphanburi Municipality), Mueang District, Suphan Buri Province
• Wax Castle Parade Songkran Festival will be held from 13th – 14th April, 2017, Nong Prue Temple, Nong Prue District, Kanchanaburi Province.
• Ancient City Songkran Festival will be held from 13th – 15th April, 2017, at Historical Park, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province
• "Wan Lai Bang Saen Sand Castle Festival" will be held from 16th – 17th April, 2017, at Bang Saen Beach, Chon Buri Province
• "Wan Lai Pattaya, Na Kleau and Na Kleau Rice Piling Festival" will be held from 18th – 20th April, 2017, at Pho Na Kleau Yard, Chaimongkhon Temple, Chon Buri Province
• Phra Pradaeng Songkran Festival will be held from 21st – 23rd April, 2017, in front of Phra Pradaeng District Office, Bangkok
• “Memories Hua Hin Station of Love” will be held on 29th April, 2017, at Hua Hin Train Station, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
• “Crafting Sand Art in Rayong” will be held from 31st March – 2nd April, 2017, at Nam Rin Beach, Ban Chang District, Rayong Province
• Samui Big Bike Week will be held from 5th – 6th May, 2017, at Central Festival Samui Shopping Center, Surat Thani Province
• Top of The Gulf Regatta 2017 will be held from 4th – 8th May, 2017, at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Chom Thian Beach, Pattaya, Chon Buri Province
• Hat Yai International Balloon Festival will be held from 5th – 7th May, 2017, at Jiranakorn Stadium, Hat Yai District, Songkhla Province
• Mud Festival will be held from 5th – 7th May, 2017, at multi-purpose park in front of Bang Tabun Sub-district Municipality, Phetchaburi Province
• Elephant Ordination Festival will be held from 8th – 9th May, 2017, at Elephant Study Center, Ban Ta Klang, Tha Tum Sub-district, Surin Province
• Visakha Puja Festival will be held on 10th May, 2017, at Phuttamonthon, Phuttamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom Province
• Atthami Puja Festival will be held from 17th – 18th May, 2017, at Wat Mai Sukhontharam, Nakhon Chai Si District, Nakhon Pathom Province
• Sakon Nakhon Visakha Puja Festival 2017 will be held from 10th – 14th May, 2017, at Wat Pa Sutthawas and Wat Phrathatcherngchum Worawihan, Sakon Nakhon Province
• River Kwai Trophy 2017 will be held on 27th May, 2017, at Felix River Kwai Resort, Kanchanaburi Province
• Yasothon Fire Rocket Festival 2017 will be held from 13th – 14th May, 2017, at Phaya Thaen Public Park and Muang Yasothon Municipality, Yasothon Province
• "Samui Regatta 2017" will be held from 20th – 27th May, 2017, at Chaweng Beach, Mueang District, Surat Thani Province and Bo Phut Sub-district, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani Province
• Amazing Thailand Grand Sale will be held from 15th June – 15th August, 2017, at participating department stores, hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions across the country.
• The Sixth Month Merit Making Festival (Fire Rocket) and Phi Khon Nam Folk Play, Ban Na Sao 2017 will be held from 10th – 12th June, 2017 at Ban Na Sao, Na Sao Sub-district, Chiang Khan District, Loei Province
• Phuket Baba Wedding will be held from 17th – 18th June, 2017, at Thalang Road, Old Phuket Town, Phuket Province
• Laguna Phuket International Marathon will be held from 3rd – 4th June, 2017, at Bang Thao Beach, Laguna, Phuket Province

• Candle Procession Festival and Food Offering on the Elephant Back, Surin Province, will be held from 7th – 8th July, 2017, in front of the City Hall and the monument of Phraya Surinphakdee, Surin Province
• Candle Procession Festival, Ubon Ratchathani Province, will be held from 8th – 9th July, 2017, at Upparat Road (in front of Wat Si Ubonrattanaram) Road around Thung Si Mueang, Ubon Ratchathani Province
• National Mother’s Day will be held on 12th August, 2017, at the Sanam Luang Plaza, Bangkok, and nationwide
• International Mountain Bike Race at Bhumibol Dam will be held from 26th – 27th August, 2017
• Tradition of long boat racing to win the King’s cup in Phichit Province 2017 will be held from 2nd – 3rd September, 2017, at Nan River, Wat Tha Luang the Royal Monastery, Mueang District, Phichit Province
• Songkran and Honey Offering Festival will be held on 20th September, 2017, at Bang Numpheung Nok Temple, 20th September, 2017, at Wat Bang Num Phueng Nok, Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan Province
• Nakhon 10th month Merit-Making Festival will be held from 16th – 25th September, 2017, at Suan Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Park (84) Thung Thalat, City Hall of Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
• Illuminated Boat and Nakhon Phanom Red Cross Fair 2017 will be held from 28th September – 6th October, 2017 by the Mekong River at Sunthon Wichit Road and Nakhon Phanom City Hall.
For more information please visit www.tourismthailand.org/thaifest


Maurizio Giuliano #192

I wish I had started counting on this list earlier... I frankly am a bit lost as I didn't have the habit to count regions etc... Anyway, this year so far I managed to 'add' St. Pierre and Miquelon, Medellín, and Llanfairpfwhatever (the Welsh place with the second longest name in the world) to my places visited :)


Justine Kirby #493

A few more observations/questions:

(1) When entering trips, the instructions above the box say: ‘’Date From (dd-mm-yyyy).’’ As you have to use slashes instead of hyphens entering dates, you should change the instructions to ‘’Date From (dd/mm/yyyy).’’ Likewise for the ‘’Date To’’ instructions.

(2) One of the place labels is ‘’New Zealand – North – Auckland, North Land’’: You should change ‘’North Land’ to ‘’Northland’’, which is the correct way to write that region’s name. (‘’North Land’’ is very jarring to a New Zealander!)

(3) Serbia appears in my UN list, yet I have not entered any data for Serbia. Is this because I have entered a Kosovo trip? Serbia does not appear in my UN+ list.

(4) When I look at other people’s maps, the ‘’quality of visit statistics’’ include options for ‘’worked here’’ and ‘’lived here.’’ How do you indicate that you worked or lived somewhere when entering the data on the trip? And what does ‘’worked here’’ mean? A two-week work trip? Or you worked in that place while living there?




TBT Official Dear Justine, thank you for suggestions (1) and (2). As regards Serbia, it shows as visited UN country when you visited Kosovo only. This is how UN list is constructed - takes into account all "official" land, even if it is not controlled by the particular country.


TBT Official As regards (4), we do not have a definition of working in a region. For me it means working for longer time than just a quick business visit, so two weeks would suffice.


Justine Kirby Thanks for the clarifications. How do I indicate that I have worked or lived in a region? I couldn't work out how to enter this information.


TBT Official You can do it via 'Quick enter' only.

Justine Kirby #493

The ''About'' section includes the following: ''Though there is a vast amount of travel material on the internet, we believe we are the only website to offer a dual focus both on the individual traveller, his experiences and stories ...''

Hey, women travel too! Could you please say instead ''on the individual traveller, his or her experiences and stories'' or, probably better, ''on individual travellers, their experiences and stories''? Thanks!



Janice Lintz Agreed. :)


TBT Official Dear Justine, thank you for reporting the issue. We will change that soon.


Justine Kirby Great, thanks!

Kris Eitzinger #648

Maybe someone can help me - if have 2 questions:
1) How can I correct the number of visits? First I counted in Quick Enter and then I posted Trips ... so the number of visits to certain regions are not correct (because they are added together)
2) My map (1281) shows the correct countries - but the Map (quality of visits) is not correct - there are some countries marked which I marked wrong / How can I correct the Map (quality of visits)? I would like to delete some countries, although they are correct on the map (1281) - THANK YOU for your help!



TBT Official Dear Kris. 2) You may change manually the quality of visits under "Quick Enter". As regards question 1, your situation is untypical. I think if you want to delete countries, you have to manually remove them from Trips section, and then from Quick Enterl (please wait 15 minutes after deletion). If it does not work, please let us know


Kris Eitzinger Sorry, but my problem is not solved ... Under "Quick Enter" for example the region Norge - Lofoten is "never been" but on the Map "Quality of Visits" it is green. Maybe because we had a second profile under the same computer for a friend. And these are his countries. But his profile (taubenfalke) is now empty and the countries are in my profile. Can anyone help me? Thank you!


TBT Official Dear Kris, I reported your problem to our IT support. Let's hope they will help.

Jonathann Gougnon #1729

Hello, some suggestions for TBT series:
- 1001 Before You Die series
- Aircraft
- Intangible cultural heritage
- Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travelist
- Objects preserved in museums (Joconde ...).



Kris Eitzinger 1,000 places before you die - would be cool ...


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