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Goal[edit]

This article is a first pass at creating a catch-all article for travel topics that correspond to the "Do" article heading (as discussed on Talk:Travel topics#General travel topic articles). The idea is that activities should be listed on this article first, and only when the information becomes "large and complex" (per the Wikitravel:What is an article? standard) should a separate article be considered. I've copied information from some of the stub articles such as Snowmobiling and ATV Riding back to this article and made the existing articles into redirects to emphasize the point that only when we have enough information to warrant a separate article should one be created.

The headings used in this article aren't great and could be improved ("Winter activities", "Sports", etc), and it would be nice to have a bit more of a general overview for some of the existing topic articles, but otherwise I think this is a good way to provide people with a forum to include information about their favorite travel activity without the need to create a new article for each one. In the future I would envision a further breakdown as more travel topic activities are added, but for now this level of granularity seems like enough.

Unless people object I'd like to plunge forward and create more of the general articles described in Talk:Travel topics#General travel topic articles, but I'll let this one simmer for a bit so that everyone has an opportunity to speak up they see any problem or is opposed to this idea. -- Ryan 15:50, 7 August 2006 (EDT)

It seems basically a good idea, but shouldn't there be a link to it in Travel topics? Currently there's a section in that article that largely duplicates this. This is more detailed and better written, worth keeping, but how does it fit into the overall structure? articles now have a {{traveltopic}} tag pointng to that article. Should there be one that points here instead? Pashley 21:57, 16 September 2006 (EDT)
There actually already is a link from Travel topics - it's heading 1.11 in my browser. I'm not really sure how best to avoid duplication between the two indexes and was kind of hoping that others might have ideas and implement them; thus far I've just listed complete articles on the Travel topics page, and included a brief overview for some of those topics in this page. As to the hierarchy for travel topics, the {{traveltopic}} should still be used I suppose, and I've been using {{isIn|topic}} as a way to set up a hierarchy.

Snowmobiling[edit]

I wonder whether it's a specific example of Quad bikes?

I enjoyed Quad Bikes in winter in Estonia, and my experience fits into the current description of Snowmobiling.

Should we cross-link them, or even make one a subsection in another? --DenisYurkin 04:26, 9 September 2007 (EDT)

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