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turkish wikitravel[edit]

I would like to create a turkish language page for ukraine travel. How should I go about this? Nervusvagus (talk) 03:22, 14 January 2019 (EST)

Hi, thank you for your interest. But unfortunately, we don't have Turkish version of Wikitravel, yet. Maybe we will have Turkish version someday, but before that day comes you will be most welcome to contribute here or on any other 19 language versions of Wikitravel (you can access them from the lower left side of the Main Page). Cheers! --Binbin (talk) 07:27, 15 January 2019 (EST)

Vote on the January 2019 homepage[edit]

That time's coming in about two weeks, when we have to decide on the homepage for 2019. We probably need a few extra days to vote for this month because we'll soon be (if we're not already) distracted with Christmas. I considered Windhoek and Cape Town but it's probably hot in those places currently — especially Windhoek. Maybe some tropical regions, or even high elevations? -- Selfie City (talk) 20:10, 16 December 2018 (EST)

Or what about On the trail of Marco Polo? While it's too cold probably now, that would give people time to plan for doing at least part of the journey in spring or early summer. -- Selfie City (talk) 20:37, 16 December 2018 (EST)
I didn't remember that On the trail of Marco Polo page, I think this may give us some ideas for the Off The Beaten Path location. I still like the idea of Windhoek and Namibia: it may be too hot now but if you're planning to go there by spring it should be fine. GiulioC (talk) 06:10, 18 December 2018 (EST)
Yeah, sure good point. I don't know much about the climate of Namibia, other than it's a desert, although there's a mountain range of some sort around the capital city, right? -- Selfie City (talk) 22:07, 18 December 2018 (EST)
Yes, we talked about Namibia before. Reading about it it sounds like it is a year round destination. On our Dutch version I featured Sossusvlei a few times, looks amazing! We could also pick a landmark in Namibia, just reading about Hoba meteorite, looks amazing! Adzas (talk) 07:44, 27 December 2018 (EST)
Sure — we've only got a few days now, so we should probably get going on this month's choices. For cuisine, perhaps Bavarian cuisine — have we done that yet? -- Selfie City (talk) 12:17, 27 December 2018 (EST)
So, Namibia as DOM, On the trail of Marco Polo or one of the places mentioned in it as OTBP. I like the Hoba meteorite as Landmark. I don't remember having the Bavarian cuisine featuring on the homepage, maybe this is the right time? GiulioC (talk) 09:08, 28 December 2018 (EST)
I thought about that, and the timing doesn't seem terrible, but not the best either, now I really come to think about it. Any other thoughts? And what about the language of the month? -- Selfie City (talk) 07:29, 29 December 2018 (EST)
When will these go on the homepage, though? We're on the third of January now. Just wondering. -- Selfie City (talk) 08:55, 3 January 2019 (EST)
I started to put the DOM and Landmark earlier, but there was a glitch with the picture display, so I am sure it will be there later. Adzas (talk) 09:10, 3 January 2019 (EST)
Oh, okay. -- Selfie City (talk) 14:00, 3 January 2019 (EST)

Happy new year[edit]

Happy new year! -- Selfie City (talk) 09:50, 1 January 2019 (EST)

Happy new year Wikitravellers around the world! :-) --Binbin (talk) 07:03, 2 January 2019 (EST)
Here's to a great 2019! Where is everyone traveling this year??IBobi (talk) 15:10, 2 January 2019 (EST)
Happy new year to all!! No travel plans yet but hoping to explore a bit more of Portugal and Spain this year, and this year I have to see the Northern Lights somewhere! Adzas (talk) 04:18, 3 January 2019 (EST)
Happy new year! No plans for long travels (I need more money...), but I'll be in Lisbon Portugal for a few days in March. GiulioC (talk) 10:16, 3 January 2019 (EST)
Didn't go anywhere for the new year vacation but I am planning a few trips early 2019. Wish everyone a fruitful 2019! --Binbin (talk) 04:14, 6 January 2019 (EST)

Myanmar project & New users[edit]

Hello editors! Many new articles have been created, which is great, but please make sure that our guidelines are followed, otherwise articles will be deleted, which would be a waste of your work and a shame for those who wish to learn about your locations. Check out our guidelines, look also at What is an article and very important, all pictures should be uploaded via Wikitravel Shared only! Any pictures uploaded directly in the articles without going through Shared, will be deleted. Looking forward to your edits, spread the word! Adzas (talk) 06:12, 6 January 2019 (EST)

Vote for February 2019 homepage[edit]

It's almost time to update our homepage, please share your ideas! Sometimes throughout the year I'd like to have Matera in Italy and/or Plovdiv in Bulgaria as they are European Capital of Culture for 2019, but I'll think about some other destinations. GiulioC (talk) 09:22, 24 January 2019 (EST)

I like the idea of Plovdiv. Do we generally choose warm destinations in (northern hemisphere) winter, and cooler in summer? IBobi (talk) 13:19, 25 January 2019 (EST)
We do generally consider weather as a key factor except for December (Christmas season). For Destination of the Month of February, can we consider Hong Kong or Shanghai as the biggest holiday of the year (Chinese New Year) for all Chinese community is on February 5th and millions of people around the world will go there at this time for their holidays. --Binbin (talk) 03:39, 26 January 2019 (EST)
I like the choices so far. Plovdiv is a nice long article, while Matera is okay but the article doesn't have much (or any) content in some sections. The picture at the top of the Plovdiv page is really good, and looks nice and warm which is probably a good thing considering the time of year. Generally, Plovdiv's weather looks fairly good, although as of January 26 there seem to be some concerns. Just a little research, you know. -- Selfie City (talk) 14:28, 26 January 2019 (EST)
I like above ideas. I don't think it is always necessary to keep the weather in mind, not everyone wants a 'warm' holiday, they go for culture or other reasons, rain or shine. If we go for Plovdiv we could do Bulgarian cuisine maybe? Can we choose a landmark in Hong Kong or Shanghai that maybe highlights the Chinese New Year celebrations?Adzas (talk) 05:25, 27 January 2019 (EST)
I think we already did Bulgarian cuisine, but I could be wrong. -- Selfie City (talk) 10:45, 27 January 2019 (EST)
Or maybe not — it's a red link! -- Selfie City (talk) 10:45, 27 January 2019 (EST)
Hong Kong has a lot of celebration events such as new year parade, fireworks display, etc. --Binbin (talk) 01:15, 28 January 2019 (EST)
I think that Matera article could be improved for the next months (I'll do some research). It'd be a good DOM or OTBP since it's one of the most overlooked places in Italy. I like the Chinese New Year theme, I'd choose Shanghai since Hong Kong has already been chosen in the past as DOM. GiulioC (talk) 04:49, 28 January 2019 (EST)
If we were going to make the split for Off the beaten path/Destination of the month, would you guys say Matera or Plovdiv would be better for each choice? -- Selfie City (talk) 20:24, 30 January 2019 (EST)
Well, it’s February 3 UTC now. What should our landmark be? -- Selfie City (talk) 20:37, 2 February 2019 (EST)
How about Everglades National Park? -- Selfie City (talk) 20:42, 2 February 2019 (EST)

"Articles needing isPartOf Category" category[edit]

I'm a recent newbie, and was wondering... There are several/many/lots of articles with this category on them. I've looked around, but don't see yet how to resolve this, if it is a problem. An article I just created, as well as a few others I've browsed, have this condition. Any opinions/help, or do I even need to concern myself? Thanks in advance. Swissjohn29 (talk) 18:56, 23 February 2019 (EST)

I'm not sure what you mean here, all templates should have isPartOf| at the bottom which just needs to be completed with the location info, is that what you mean? You can just update yourself or add it to any article that is missing this info. Adzas (talk) 10:07, 24 February 2019 (EST)
I put an isPartOf in {{}} at the bottom, but the category list still comes up with "articles needing isPartOf category" among the bottom category listings. I'll mess around a little more with it, but with thousands of articles having this on their category list, it's probably something I'll end up blowing off, in favor of sticking with adding new articles or adding content to existing articles. Thanks Adzas. Swissjohn29 (talk) 14:28, 24 February 2019 (EST)
Ah I see what you mean now. Yes, I see many articles on that list even though they have all the information. I will look into it a bit further, could be just a glitch that needs to be looked at by the tech. department. Thanks for bringing it up! Adzas (talk) 18:52, 24 February 2019 (EST)

Vote on the March 2019 homepage[edit]

Any ideas? We're getting into spring, so weather should be similar around the world in most destinations. Perhaps somewhere Mediterranean would work, or Everglades National Park as I mentioned above. -- Selfie City (talk) 20:15, 23 February 2019 (EST)

Yes, Everglades National Park sounds good. If we want a destination in Europe I would choose for Portugal or Greece, love it there! Or Venice as DOM with Carnaval next week? Adzas (talk) 10:09, 24 February 2019 (EST)
Maybe it's a bit too late for Venice Carnival, but it should be mentioned among the events. Everglades National Park sounds good to me, and I don't think it ever featured on the homepage. GiulioC (talk) 03:46, 25 February 2019 (EST)
Portugal and Greece definitely sound really good. Anyone who can update the events info on the homepage? -- Selfie City (talk) 22:01, 25 February 2019 (EST)
Looks like some new ones have been added. I like the choices. -- Selfie City (talk) 18:51, 14 March 2019 (EDT)


How about Lisbon for the DOM? -- Selfie City (talk) 22:02, 25 February 2019 (EST)

Hey everyone!
Please share what you would like to have for Destination of the Month, Off The Beaten Path and any other suggestions for "____ of the month"! Most mentioned of agreed upon will be chosen!
IBRyan (talk) 14:14, 11 March 2019 (EDT)
Lisbon could be a good choice, I don't remember it featuring on the homepage. GiulioC (talk) 05:06, 27 March 2019 (EDT)


I just came across Bakkhali while patrolling, maybe a nice OBP destination for next month? Adzas (talk) 05:21, 25 March 2019 (EDT)

Agreed. -- Selfie City (talk) 22:31, 26 March 2019 (EDT)
Yes! GiulioC (talk) 04:55, 27 March 2019 (EDT)
Sounds good! Any others besides Bakkhali for OBP and Lisbon for DOTM? IBRyan (talk) 15:29, 29 March 2019 (EDT)
For landmark, what about Agra for the Taj Mahal? -- Selfie City (talk) 13:34, 30 March 2019 (EDT)
The Taj Mahal sounds great for the landmark yes, we may as well do Indian Cuisine then, so many interesting dishes! Adzas (talk) 15:07, 30 March 2019 (EDT)
I love the idea of the Taj and Indian Cuisine! IBRyan (talk) 15:28, 2 April 2019 (EDT)

Potentially derogatory/unfounded info about a city posted by unregistered posters, and is it reportable?[edit]

Just noticed some questionable content placed in a city article where I'm working on, but in a different section than one I've been focused on. Does something like this need to be reverted, reported, or what? Just wondering. It doesn't affect me very much, but I can see it being troublesome for others. Thanks in advance. Swissjohn29 (talk) 22:18, 24 February 2019 (EST)

Which article? Remember that articles' content should be discussed in the respective talk pages. GiulioC (talk) 03:43, 25 February 2019 (EST)
Sorry Giulio, I just meant in general, but yes, I'll be specific there, thanks/grazie! Swissjohn29 (talk) 10:44, 25 February 2019 (EST)

Listings, and their links--which style to use now? =[edit]

I have seen the section where links are addressed, and one area says to put the link for the listing in the url="" section of the template, while another area says it's "good" to wikilink the name of the listed place/store/hotel itself instead of the url="" (because of the numbers that show up where the weblink is in the listing). I am concerned that I'll have a bunch of work in, then discover later I did it wrong. And yes, I've gone through some of the past threads, but most are dated from a while ago. So, what is the consensus now? —The preceding comment was added by Swissjohn29 (talkcontribs)

Hey Swissjohn!
I think it would be fine to just link the actual location instead of using the wikilink!
IBRyan (talk) 14:12, 11 March 2019 (EDT)

Suggested addition to news ticker (travel news)[edit]

Should we add this one? Brunei’s New Anti LGBTQ Law Introduces Stoning and Whipping. 2607:FEA8:1DE0:7B4:1951:2853:A78F:43D7 07:46, 27 March 2019 (EDT)

You could add this on the Brunei page under the LGBT section (without the link. As travel news it will only show for a short period. Adzas (talk) 10:00, 27 March 2019 (EDT)

Vote on the May 2019 homepage[edit]

Hello all! Let's get talking about what the May 2019 home page is going to look like! Destination of the Month? Landmark of the Month? Off the Beaten Path? You decide! IBRyan (talk) 15:42, 17 April 2019 (EDT)

For Destination of the Month, has London ever been done? at least, in recent times? -- Selfie City (talk) 12:58, 21 April 2019 (EDT)
What about one of the cultural capitals in Europe this year, Matera in Italy or Plovdiv in Bulgaria? Adzas (talk) 09:39, 23 April 2019 (EDT)
I agree with Adzas: Matera and Plovdiv should definitely be on the homepage sooner or later. I worked on Matera's page recently, I can do some research and add some more in the next weeks (sorry I don't have much time to spend at the moment). GiulioC (talk) 10:16, 23 April 2019 (EDT)
Sure, those sound good. -- Selfie City (talk) 17:22, 23 April 2019 (EDT)
I’m sure we did London before Selfie City, maybe we can think of an ‘unknown’ location in the UK for OBP, so many great nature locations there too. Adzas (talk) 03:55, 24 April 2019 (EDT)
If we're doing Matera and Plovdiv, though, we won't be doing a UK destination, right? -- Selfie City (talk) 14:16, 24 April 2019 (EDT)
A UK destination might be the Cotswolds, what do you think? GiulioC (talk) 03:23, 25 April 2019 (EDT)

Any interesting summer festivals or sports extranavaganzas that we should highlight now? Or autumn, even, since people are planning travel well in advance...IBobi (talk) 20:25, 25 April 2019 (EDT)

Two of the biggest events in Europe: Sziget Festival in Hungary and Edinburgh International Festival in Scotland, both in August. GiulioC (talk) 02:52, 26 April 2019 (EDT)
I just noticed that the FIFA Women´s World Cup is taking place in France from June 7th-July 7th this year. Adzas (talk) 08:50, 2 May 2019 (EDT)
  • By the way, if you want "Italian cuisine" to go to information in the Italy article directly related to Italian cuisine, you could try linking the main page carousel to Italy#Eat instead of just Italy. Makes sense? -- Selfie City (talk) 18:59, 2 May 2019 (EDT)
Yes! Thank you! IBRyan (talk) 20:48, 2 May 2019 (EDT)

One of the top 10 destination in Greece is the Lefkada or Lefkas Island! 3 from The main reasons to spent your holidays to Lefkada, Natural beaches with crystal deep blue water, amazing traditional food, —The preceding comment was added by Pbglimitless (talkcontribs)

Vote on the June 2019 homepage[edit]

Hello Wikitravelers near and far!

Please let us know what you would like to see for the: - Destination of the Month - Off the Beaten Path - Landmark of the Month - Cuisine of the Month - Language of the Month - Event of the Month

Thank you! IBRyan (talk) 20:08, 6 May 2019 (EDT)

Greek islands were mentioned in the above thread. How about Corfu, which seems to be fairly advanced as an article? Perhaps OBP? -- Selfie City (talk) 20:52, 8 May 2019 (EDT)
I think that works for OBP! We can look into it. Do you or anyone else have any other suggestions? IBRyan (talk) 19:40, 15 May 2019 (EDT)
Greek islands are always nice, and there are many articles about them. I agree we can choose one as OBP. I need to think a little bit more about DOM and the rest. GiulioC (talk) 10:26, 17 May 2019 (EDT)
I see Chengdu appearing on lists for popular destinations this year, maybe an option for DOM? If we want to stay in Europe, maybe some location in the Scottish Highlands? (Inverness? I love Greece, I think we have covered Greece a few times though, but Santorini or Mykonos are hot! DOM instead of OBP, so many choices! I will think a bit more too... Adzas (talk)
Sure, Chengdu seems fine. -- Selfie City (talk) 12:23, 25 May 2019 (EDT)
Chengdu looks really good, and also Adzas's idea about Inverness (but I think it was on homepage not a long time ago). As for the greek islands, we have many very good pages about the biggest and most visited ones, and also good articles for some of the least known such as Symi. We could also choose Greek as language and cuisine (I don't remember those on homepage). What do you think? GiulioC (talk) 10:52, 29 May 2019 (EDT)
Chengdu sounds good to me! Greek cuisine also works and Greek Islands for OBP is what I am hearing? Anything else? IBRyan (talk) 14:13, 29 May 2019 (EDT)
I just did a quick search and what about Ukrainian phrasebook? -- Selfie City (talk) 18:40, 29 May 2019 (EDT)
I’ve never heard of Symi, looks amazing, definitely a great choice for OBP! Could the breeding centre for panda’s in Chengdu be an option for the landmark of the month? Adzas (talk) 06:56, 30 May 2019 (EDT)

Vote on the July 2019 homepage[edit]

Hello! We're a bit late with the discussion about the July update of our homepage, but let's share some ideas! At the moment we have Chengdu as DOM and Symi as OTBP (and Scottish Highlands as Landmark, interesting...), what about a European DOM and an Asian OTBP? GiulioC (talk) 05:24, 26 June 2019 (EDT)

Just having a look around the site, what about a location in Mongolia? Like Altai Tavan Bogd National Park for example? And Serbia also has some amazing locations. I will think a bit more about the rest... Adzas (talk) 09:41, 26 June 2019 (EDT)
Yes, definitely nothing wrong with the Mongolian park. -- Selfie City (talk) 19:39, 26 June 2019 (EDT)
That national park looks amazing! The article needs a few more pictures though, I'll look for them. GiulioC (talk) 04:09, 27 June 2019 (EDT)
Great, any thoughts on Landmark/cuisine/language? If we go for a location in Mongolia then maybe Mongolian as our language? Adzas (talk) 07:47, 27 June 2019 (EDT)
Mongolian phrasebook looks good to me, so it can be language of the month. As for the rest, we could maybe stick with some asian landmark/cuisine? GiulioC (talk) 09:29, 27 June 2019 (EDT)
Those sound like good ideas — Forbidden City and Great Wall of China come to mind for the landmark. -- Selfie City (talk) 11:25, 28 June 2019 (EDT)
Great Wall of China sounds great. What about Vietnamese Cuisine? That makes a nice selection of different locations. Adzas (talk) 05:24, 29 June 2019 (EDT)
So, Altai Tavan Bogd National Park as DOM and all the other as language/landmark/cuisine? What about OTBP? Adzas mentioned Serbia as it has many lovely places. These days I'm watching EuroBasket Women championship, Italy is playing in Niš which looks good to me. What do you think? GiulioC (talk) 03:03, 30 June 2019 (EDT)
That looks like a lovely OTBP destination Giulio! So many great places still to explore... Adzas (talk) 05:29, 30 June 2019 (EDT)
Any ideas for event of the month? Tomorrow is the Final of the World Cup soccer (Netherlands vs United States, so after that we can add a new event. Adzas (talk) 04:56, 6 July 2019 (EDT)
Well, I didn't know we did an event of the month, but it sounds like a great idea. -- Selfie City (talk) 13:03, 7 July 2019 (EDT)


We still have these, even tho DMOZ closed a couple of years back. We have a couple of options: 1.) remove them (as the WMF travel wiki did) or 2.) replace them with links to, where the majority of the DMOZ community went. Thoughts? Koavf (talk) 18:49, 1 July 2019 (EDT)

Hi Koavf, I made a separate subject of this, I don’t think this has to do with the DOM votes etc? I don’t know enough about this subject to answer, all I know is we stopped using it years ago, so not sure if we want to replace this now. Adzas (talk) 04:37, 2 July 2019 (EDT)
Sorry, like Adzas I don't know much about it. GiulioC (talk) 09:22, 3 July 2019 (EDT)

Welcome IBanna, our newest admin![edit]

Say Hi to IBanna, everyone! IBobi (talk) 18:16, 18 July 2019 (EDT)

Hello IBanna, welcome! Adzas (talk) 04:09, 19 July 2019 (EDT)
Hello IBanna, welcome on board! GiulioC (talk) 04:53, 19 July 2019 (EDT)
Hi Anna, welcome to the team! --Binbin (talk) 05:14, 19 July 2019 (EDT)
Hi and welcome. -- Selfie City (talk) 16:08, 25 July 2019 (EDT)

Vote on the August 2019 homepage[edit]

We're a bit late for the discussion, but August is approaching and we need a new Destination of the Month to feature on the homepage! Any ideas? Share your thoughts! GiulioC (talk) 09:25, 25 July 2019 (EDT)

What about seaside cities? Have me thinking about the beaches of Bali, Casablanca and Alexandria. Definitely great places to be in August. What about you guys? --Binbin (talk) 09:52, 25 July 2019 (EDT)
Those all sound like good choices. -- Selfie City (talk) 16:13, 25 July 2019 (EDT)
I like those choices... also people are now planning autumn travel (and soon Christmas!), so temperate places like Boston, Europe, etc. are fair game... IBobi (talk) 17:19, 25 July 2019 (EDT)
I do like Casablanca as one of the destinations. I just came across an article on the Spanish Wikitravel about Rainbow Mountain in Peru, what about that one for Landmark of the month? Looks so beautiful! Bohemian Paradise also looks amazing, let's try to find some lesser known locations that we should all explore..... what about Triglav National Park? Busy in summer, good time to go after summer and in winter for those who want snow. Sounds perfect! Yellowstone in the US must be pretty too when it gets closer to fall. Just a few thoughts. Adzas (talk) 04:44, 27 July 2019 (EDT)
I like all the mentioned locations, Casablanca article looks good. There are many places in Europe that are worth visiting after summer: Bled, Colmar and Hallstatt are just some ideas. GiulioC (talk) 04:40, 30 July 2019 (EDT)
So all we need to do is pick a few, not easy! Note to any editors here, anyone can participate in those discussions, don’t be shy, let us know what you want to see featured! I just can’t stop looking at pictures of Rainbow Mountain now, we will add that one for sure. Adzas (talk) 10:14, 30 July 2019 (EDT)
Does anyone also have any suggestions for the Event of the Month, to replace the FIFA match, any important sports events or festivals that we can add to the front page? Adzas (talk) 05:27, 31 July 2019 (EDT)
Definitely the Fringe festival in Edinburgh. GiulioC (talk) 06:01, 31 July 2019 (EDT)
The Fringe Festival has been added to the event list. So what about the rest, today is the day to change the DOM, shall we do Casablanca then? Or a US DOM and then Bohemian Paradise as OBP? Landmark could be Rainbow Mountain in Peru, Moroccan cuisine looks delicious in the Morocco article, and then phrasebook of the month, any ideas to make it a diverse selection? Adzas (talk) 05:37, 1 August 2019 (EDT)
Casablanca can be DOM, the article is good, and moroccan cuisine is a nice idea to have on homepage. Bohemian Paradise is also good but needs some pictures. I definitely agree with Rainbow Mountains as landmark! GiulioC (talk) 06:47, 1 August 2019 (EDT)

Vote for the September 2019 Homepage[edit]

Hello Wikitravelers near and far!

Please let us know what you would like to see for the: - Destination of the Month - Off the Beaten Path - Landmark of the Month - Cuisine of the Month - Language of the Month - Event of the Month~~

I was reading something the other day about Truffle hunting in Alba, Italy, from September-November. Sounds very interesting, either as event of the month or DOM/OBP, what you think Giulio? I could not find an official link for it, but would love to learn more! Maybe there are other locations to do this? For the rest I will have to think a bit more. Adzas (talk) 10:10, 17 August 2019 (EDT)
It's the International Alba White Truffle Fair, it's huge and could definitely be the event of the month. Alba itself is a nice little town in the Langhe, a UNESCO site in Piedmont very famous for its vineyards. Those articles need some more content though.. GiulioC (talk) 11:08, 17 August 2019 (EDT)
Huge fan of Italy and Truffles! Let's do it! IBobi (talk) 18:15, 19 August 2019 (EDT)
Ok, I will add some content to Alba and Langhe articles. GiulioC (talk) 04:18, 20 August 2019 (EDT)
Event of the month must be a new one, is it? -- Selfie City (talk) 08:57, 25 August 2019 (EDT)
Event of the month is always displayed on the main page, but we didn't really vote for it, but ideas are always welcome! As Alba is an article that still needs some work, shall we do that as OBP then, with the truffle hunt as event of the month? As we talked about destinations where to see the beautiful autumn colours, what about Muskoka? Or Montana? Trying to think of some more 'unusual' locations that we haven't covered yet.... with the truffle hunt I would say Italian cuisine as Cuisine of the month, what interesting language shall we cover this time? What about the Blood Falls in Antarctica as landmark of the month? I'll look for a picture to add to the article. Any other thoughts? Adzas (talk) 09:12, 25 August 2019 (EDT)
For autumn, aren’t places in the Appalachians the best, though? -- Selfie City (talk) 16:55, 27 August 2019 (EDT)
Any specific location you have in mind there Selfie City (talk)? I know we have covered New England, Vermont, Massachusetts in the past, so we need something different. For sure those areas are beautiful though.... Adzas (talk) 17:16, 27 August 2019 (EDT)
I think Alba can be a good OTBP and the truffle fair a good event of the month, so it's also a good idea to feature Italian cuisine (autumn is great, there are many seasonal recipes with truffle as well as pumpkin, mushrooms, chestnuts and so on). I wouldn't choose again a location around New England as DOM, we'd better look somewhere else for some natural areas or a city (in this case I'd choose a European one). GiulioC (talk) 09:02, 28 August 2019 (EDT)
To have some variety and as above is mainly in Europe already, what about a DOM outside of Europe? What about Huangshan or Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve, reading about it the fall colours are quite good there too. Binbin, what you think? Looking at the List of phrasebooks for some original ideas there, what about Esperanto phrasebook? Adzas (talk) 04:15, 29 August 2019 (EDT)
Thinking outside of Europe, have we ever featured some place around Australia or Oceania as DOM? GiulioC (talk) 04:49, 29 August 2019 (EDT)
September & October is definitely the best season for Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve. Very very comfortable weather, and the color is just intoxicating. It's definitely can be a very good choice for DOM for September. --Binbin (talk) 05:39, 29 August 2019 (EDT)
I don’t think we covered much of Australia or Oceania as DOM yet, if we want to cover autumn and its beautiful colours that would not be a good option though, we could do a location there the month after maybe, together with the Coral Reef as landmark..... I just want to travel now! Adzas (talk) 10:19, 29 August 2019 (EDT)
Just thinking, if we want to cover something in Australia, why not pick the landmark of the month there? Coral Reef? Alice Rock? Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane? Adzas (talk) 05:30, 31 August 2019 (EDT)
What about the nature reserve for OTP and one of Australia’s major destinations for DOM? Or even landmark? -- Selfie City (talk) 06:10, 31 August 2019 (EDT)
As we wanted to cover the autumn colours, Australia would not make sense as DOM, so maybe better to pick Australia next month, but we could feature something there as landmark yes, to have a diverse selection. So many choices.... Adzas (talk) 09:11, 31 August 2019 (EDT)
Great Barrier Reef as landmark is a good choice, also because climate change is going to affect it badly [1]. So can we use it to raise awareness about climate change? Also by other WT social media pages, what do you think? GiulioC (talk) 12:21, 31 August 2019 (EDT)
Agree with Astrid as Austrilia does not offer autumn colours as of now. But we can definitely do Great Barrier Reef and other places in Austrilia next month or in the near future. --Binbin (talk) 02:26, 1 September 2019 (EDT)

October 2019 Homepage[edit]

--It's that time of the month again! Any suggestions for D.O.M/E.O.M? I saw Concurs de Castells and a Polar Marathon , it looked pretty cool. IBanna (talk) 15:39, 24 September 2019 (EDT)IBanna

It’s getting harder every time to pick a great location, there are so many! To prepare for the winter season I would love to feature an article again with the Northern Lights, Finland or Iceland? Galapagos Islands could be a nice winter destination. Santa Marta I noticed on our Spanish site, looks nice as maybe a OBP? With Halloween coming up we could also pick a location in Mexico and definitely add the Day of the Dead events, together with above mentioned events. As we did talk about Australia last month, shall we pick a lesser known location there? Just looking at Kangaroo Island, looks great. Or Kakadu National Park. Just brainstorming here, lets go! Adzas (talk) 09:21, 25 September 2019 (EDT)
Northern Lights! Yes yes yes! But we definitely need also a warmer location: Santa Marta looks good, and also Cartagena (but I think it already featured on I wrong?). We did talk about Australia, did you know that australian wines are really good? Barossa Valley is the most important wine region over there. There are some lesser known locations in Africa also: what about Ilha de Mozambique? I'll get back with more ideas.. GiulioC (talk) 03:38, 26 September 2019 (EDT)
I did some wine tasting tours in Australia yes, very good for sure! I’m sure we covered Cartagena before (also a lovely place, visited it long long time ago), but Colombia for sure has other lovely locations to be discovered that we can feature. I will also think a little more. Maybe a wine theme? South African wines are nice too...Adzas (talk) 03:47, 26 September 2019 (EDT)

Vote on the November 2019 Homepage![edit]

I've started this discussion, as it's definitely time we started voting on November's main page. Looking at the above discussion, what if we did somewhere in Portugal or California? -- Selfie City (talk) 07:37, 26 October 2019 (EDT)

Warm places, I like the idea. GiulioC (talk) 08:33, 26 October 2019 (EDT)
True! I didn't think of that. -- Selfie City (talk) 18:18, 28 October 2019 (EDT)
I’m all for Portugal, not that I am biased haha. Only in the Algarve it is still nice and warm, up north it is cooling down now, but also lovely this time of year. What about Porto as DOM? As Anna suggested we can also add the Magusto (Nov 11) as Event of the Month, it is done all over Portugal. What shall we do for OBP? Adzas (talk) 07:25, 29 October 2019 (EDT)
Porto is nice! And I'm curious about this Magusto, what is it? GiulioC (talk) 10:16, 29 October 2019 (EDT)
It is the celebration of Day of St. Martin, and also the celebration of the harvest of the grapes. This day chestnuts are roasted on bonfires, and are tasted with the first wines of the year.Adzas (talk) 13:29, 29 October 2019 (EDT)
Sounds great! Maybe we could introduce some of the food at Magusto as C.O.M? IBanna (talk) 11:40, 30 October 2019 (EDT)IBanna
What about OBP? What about Varkala? Don’t think we have covered much of India lately. Or Siquijor in the Philipines? Just thinking of some lesser know locations to explore. Adzas (talk) 04:49, 31 October 2019 (EDT)
I don't remember remember any Indian place on the homepage, what about Ellora? GiulioC (talk) 12:17, 31 October 2019 (EDT)
Ellora sounds amazing too! Article needs some pictures though, or we can use the caves here as Landmark of the Month. Indian language and Portuguese cuisine? Adzas (talk) 05:28, 1 November 2019 (EDT)

New Default Banner[edit]

Hi everyone, I have recently changed the default home page banner for the non-EN pages to the one on the side(It says "welcome to Wikitravel!" in each corresponding language):


If there is anything you would like to add to the banner, please let me know. I've gotten requests to add Sakura (the national Japanese flower) to add more of a personal feel to the banner.IBanna (talk) 18:21, 6 November 2019 (EST)IBanna

Dec 2019 homepage![edit]

Hi everyone! December is nearing so I thought it would be a good time to start discussing the Dec homepage! Any ideas? IBanna (talk) 12:26, 25 November 2019 (EST)IBanna

Well, with Xmas around the corner, shall we highlight our Christmas Markets article for the Event of the Month? Have we covered Barbados before? Maybe as DOM, apparently nice to go there in January/Feb. OBP destination something in Panama? I was looking at Boquete, year round destination. Landmark of the month could then be the Panama Canal (I’ve had the priviledge to go through the canal several times years ago, what an amazing experience!). Will think of other options, also cuisine and language...Adzas (talk)
We definitely need to feature the Christmas Markets article on homepage. DOM: I don't remember Barbados nor Panama, they're both great locations. Central/South America may be where to find landmark and cuisine of the month. Will think about it. GiulioC (talk) 10:31, 28 November 2019 (EST)
Christmas Markets, Panama, and Barbados are all OK, although Barbados is not a very good article. I like Adzas' idea for Panama (Canal) as a landmark. -- Selfie City (talk) 12:47, 29 November 2019 (EST)
I agree Selfie City (talk), Barbados article needs some work first. Any other suggestions? What about Grenada? Adzas (talk) 12:32, 30 November 2019 (EST)
Sorry, I guess I forgot about this discussion! -- Selfie City (talk) 13:08, 31 December 2019 (EST)

Where are you currently located?[edit]

Let’s have some fun and show some action! With so many editors on our site, let us know where you are travelling at the moment. We can then have a look which articles in your area may need some content so we can all work on it together! Wikitravel is for all of us, so let’s work together! Also, are there any upcoming major events in your location (where you live or travel)? Add them here so we can feature them on our main page. Any news that is important to know for travellers? Let us know! Happy editing! Adzas (talk) 09:40, 20 December 2019 (EST)

I'm travelling around my region and others to visit cities. There aren't many significant events though, next big one will be the Carnival in Venice. GiulioC (talk) 08:22, 23 December 2019 (EST)
Currently at home in LA, heading to Big Bear for New Year's! IBobi (talk) 15:50, 23 December 2019 (EST)
I am currently in the Algarve in Portugal, it's going to be a sunny Christmas here. There are lots of nice villages to visit in this area, beautiful nature to see, I will look into adding some content or create articles for those locations. If you have any nice pictures of Big Bear IBobi (talk), that would be great! Adzas (talk) 04:53, 24 December 2019 (EST)
Currently in Xi'an. The next event will be the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival (春节 chūnjié), it's just 1 month away now (Jan 25). I've travelled to Democratic Republic of the Congo, Maputo, and Addis Ababa recently. Will try to have a look at those articles and see if I can add some information. Cheers! --Binbin (talk) 05:54, 26 December 2019 (EST)