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Coronavirus Outbreak

Are there any sites closed in your country/location due to the Coronavirus outbreak, or other important restrictions that can affect a travellers plans, please share it here with us, or enter it directly in the Coronavirus article, so everyone is fully up to date during this situation. Thanks! Adzas (talk) 09:00, 7 March 2020 (EST)

Maybe we could add a cancelled events section to the CV page? A table of contents would help too... IBobi (talk) 14:11, 11 March 2020 (EDT)
I have been adding some cancelled events in the Outbreak schedule (last column), to keep it in one place, but we could make a separate section. Somehow the TOC does not display, will look into that too. Adzas (talk) 16:47, 11 March 2020 (EDT)
At this point, however, I would say that events/sites scheduled in late March and early April are more likely to be canceled than not. There may be a way to factor this thinking into our coverage of the coronavirus, but I'm not sure how, since those events/places that are open will be hurt by a statement saying something like, "expect everything to be closed." -- Selfie City (talk) 08:33, 17 March 2020 (EDT)


With all the current travel restrictions, closed borders and with in many countries a quarantaine in place due to COVID-19, it is even more important to share beautiful locations so we can all admire the beautiful sights from our home. Let's think ahead of some breathtaking places, so we can work on the articles to make them even more attractive! Maybe we can also (as an exception) add some links to places that now offer virtual tours (either make one designated travel topic article about this or add some to our Coronavirus article?), so we can all dream a little and plan those holidays in our mind for when we are allowed to travel again. Anyone can leave their suggestions here for locations, lets see some action! I just came across the article about Fernando de Noronha, a Unesco location, OBP? I will think about other locations, please join in! Adzas (talk) 05:58, 23 March 2020 (EDT)

Since my country is facing hard times I'd love to suggest some places in Italy. Ferrara is often overlooked but it is a true gem and a UNESCO site. The village of Acitrezza in Sicily is beautiful, and very close to Catania and Mount Etna. My region Veneto has many beautiful places, not just Venice. I'll add more in the next days. GiulioC (talk) 12:55, 23 March 2020 (EDT)
The Ferrara article looks more complete, make that the DOM for April then, to show our support to Italy? Mount Etna we could do as landmark? Maybe for variety an OBP destination in a different part of the world?Anyone else with some great ideas? Adzas (talk) 06:29, 27 March 2020 (EDT)
I may work a little bit on Ferrara and Mount Etna articles then. An OBP somewhere in America maybe? GiulioC (talk) 10:00, 27 March 2020 (EDT)
Maybe a lesser known National Park, like Capitol Reef National Park or Joshua Tree National Park? Or Kauai to add a little beach? Adzas (talk) 14:29, 28 March 2020 (EDT)
I like the idea of Kauai. Joshua Tree is pretty famous, and it would be nice to see the island's population represented. IBShep (talk) 15:20, 2 April 2020 (EDT)
Maybe we can do Kauai next month, the locations already have been updated. The article needs a little more attention, I will try to work on that. The OBP probably depends a little on interpretation, for those in the US Joshua Tree is famous, for us (or for me for sure) in Europe it may be more unknown. For sure I would definitely love to visit that park one day (and many others), it sure does look beautiful. Adzas (talk) 05:03, 4 April 2020 (EDT)


Judging from the above, the plan is to continue with the destinations on this wiki. Any thoughts on good locations for spring? Judging from the weather forecasts I've seen, it's going to be quite a warm spring, so we could some places farther north, perhaps, such as in Northern or Eastern Europe. -- Selfie City (talk) 11:18, 21 April 2020 (EDT)

Yes, we still continue with our destinations, so much to admire and dream of so plans can be made for later. We already did spring locations, we should probably focus more on summer destinations. Last month I suggested Kauai, we can use that location maybe this month? Going to think a bit more about the rest, I will share soonest. Adzas (talk) 12:40, 21 April 2020 (EDT)
I just came across an amazing picture of Edinburgh castle, we could use that as landmark of the month? Let's pick some locations with amazing cultural sights this time, so much beauty around us... Adzas (talk) 04:54, 22 April 2020 (EDT)
Edinburgh castle is amazing, could be a great landmark of the month. If we go with cultural sights then we can stick to Europe or move somewhere we haven't covered before. What about Morocco? The imperial cities (Marrakech, Rabat, Fez and Meknes) are beautiful. GiulioC (talk) 09:36, 22 April 2020 (EDT)
Perhaps we should choose places not impacted by the coronavirus. Africa, Australia and South America would be candidates in that case. -- Selfie City (talk) 11:52, 23 April 2020 (EDT)
OK, Edinburgh Castle it is, for OBP shall we do Meknes or Fez then (Morocco has a very strict lockdown I believe but we can still admire the sights online..). For DOM, any specific locations in mind? I nice place in Australia as Selfie City (talk) suggested? Fraser Island could be an option, or Kakadu National Park? Which Cuisine shall we feature this month? Adzas (talk) 10:39, 29 April 2020 (EDT)
I think Fez article is a bit more complete than Meknes. Also, good idea to have feature Australian places, the Kakadu National Park looks really interesting. Maybe we can also choose australian or Moroccan cuisine as well? GiulioC (talk) 10:50, 29 April 2020 (EDT)
I also agree on Kakadu National Park, and Australia#Eat looks good. -- Selfie City (talk) 12:52, 29 April 2020 (EDT)


Definitely we should feature Northern Hemisphere destinations (and/or parts of South America and Australia that are hot in summer) this month. It's hard to think of somewhere not impacted by the coronavirus at this point, especially as we already included Australia last month, however; I don't have any good ideas that would work. -- Selfie City (talk) 11:23, 21 May 2020 (EDT)

Road trips? IBobi (talk) 19:38, 21 May 2020 (EDT)
Even though travel is restricted, there are still a lot of beautiful places to be admired, either in person or via internet. And as restrictions are slowly being lifted, I'm sure in summer (what we would focus on now with our DOM), more can be explored. Road trips definitely an idea. As DOM, what about Portugal or a specific city there? Lisbon still has daily flights coming in, tourism businesses have a Clean & Safe label and are ready to receive tourists again, beaches will officially open on June 6th. I will think of some other options. I see some great parks and waterfalls in Arizona for example, back soon with more ideas! Adzas (talk) 04:19, 22 May 2020 (EDT)
Adzas is right, there are so many places around the world you can enjoy also via internet, and travel restrictions hopefully won't last much longer (for example Italy's borders will reopen on June 3rd, and beach facilities are opening these days). I'd choose a european location as DOM: Portugal or Lisbon are both great but I'll be thinking about others. As OTBP I just found this Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. Never seen before, what do you think? GiulioC (talk) 05:08, 22 May 2020 (EDT)
I think Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is a really good idea. -- Selfie City (talk) 15:50, 22 May 2020 (EDT)
Any other specific suggestions? OTBP we can do Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site,as Giulio suggested. What about DOM? if not something in Portugal, what about a location in Sweden, I think pretty much all is open there since they did not do a lockdown? Any ideas? Adzas (talk) 14:36, 30 May 2020 (EDT)
Portugal looks good to me and I'd stick to that. I don't know much about Sweden, just a few locations in the south such as Malmö, Lund and Landskrona. GiulioC (talk) 02:38, 31 May 2020 (EDT)
As I know LOT Polish Airlines will re-open connections between some European cities in mid of June or July, I've heard it in news. BTW The good destination in Northern Hemisphere are Balkans as they weren't much affected by COVID pandemic. I think also some small holiday village in Poland could be good places.Golden Auste (talk) 06:37, 1 June 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste.
It would be nice to feature an unknown location in Poland for Off the Beaten Path next month, giving time to work on the article, include pictures etc. I will also have a look nearer to that time what nice options we have. Any specific suggestions Golden Auste (talk)? Adzas (talk) 10:32, 2 June 2020 (EDT)
Eh, I was thinking about Dąbrowa Górnicza but I was out yesterday in the city center and forgot about taking photos :(. I'd suggest places where there're already photos as Będzin, Bytom, Sosnowiec, Żory, Wodzisław Śląski, Goczałkowice Zdrój or Trzebinia. Zagłębie Dąbrowskie as a region could be nice, although it's in Silesian Voivodeship, it's much different culture and history. How about trails I can suggest Via Regia, Szlak Warowni Jurajskich or Szlak Husarii Polskiej. Golden Auste (talk) 14:27, 2 June 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
I've been out on shopping and made a photo of culture house in Dąbrowa Górnicza. I've been a little modified it in Paint as there were too much cars as I made it from the car park site as there's the best view. So, you can also vote for Dąbrowa too.Golden Auste (talk) 12:41, 3 June 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste

Updates COVID-19

While many countries are still battling the effects of the Coronavirus, other countries are starting to open up again. Are you living somewhere where tourism is starting up again, let us know, so we can all update our article Coronavirus together so travellers can see where they can go to. Especially when flights start again, restrictions upon entering the country etc. All input is welcome! Adzas (talk) 08:07, 31 May 2020 (EDT)

As far as I'm concerned Baltic States've opened their borders between each others. I've also heard Lithuania is going to open its border with Poland.Golden Auste (talk) 13:57, 6 June 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
There's said Poland will open its land borders 13 th of June and international flights in 16th of June. Golden Auste (talk) 13:00, 10 June 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
Good news if you're going to travel to Poland. LOT Polish Airlines will start their flights to chosen European airports from 1st of July: [1].
Perhaps Poland could be the next month's featured destination? -- Selfie City (talk) 09:51, 20 June 2020 (EDT)
How about making a list of countries where we can travel with no restrictioins in COVID section ? Golden Auste (talk) 06:26, 3 July 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
If you have a look at the Coronavirus article, at the bottom we started a list with updates about locations opening up etc, so feel free to add your information there. It is not easy to keep track though as info seems to be changing, places out of lockdown going back into lockdown, so input from travellers around the world of residents is welcome! Adzas (talk) 17:49, 5 July 2020 (EDT)


We still have a few days to pick a few spectacular destinations, so we can work on the articles if needed. As we talked about last month, we mentioned to possibly go for a OBP in Poland, since our user Golden Auste (talk) has been doing a lot of work recently. Many articles are not completely up to standards yet (missing pictures, not enough content etc), so just checking some out, what about for example Kazimierz_Dolny? I was looking at locations with castles, like in Moszna or the skull chapel in Kudowa-Zdrój but these articles still need to be created or updated. Any thoughts for DOM? A New Zealand location (covid-free apparently), or somewhere in British Colombia? Or a tropical location to dream about? I will have to think a bit more... Adzas (talk) 09:30, 25 June 2020 (EDT)

Kazimierz Dolny could do with pictures, and its IsPartOf is not working, but if those issues were fixed it could be a nice place to feature (maybe Piotrków Trybunalski?). New Zealand is of course in the middle of winter right now, but it could still work, especially in the Auckland region to the north. -- Selfie City (talk) 09:57, 25 June 2020 (EDT)
Kazimierz Dolny looks good and with some pictures would be perfect (the IsPartOf can easily be fixed). Lublin article is also very good (not much editing needed). If we're going to choose some tropical locations I'd stay away from America since the coronavirus outbreak is still very strong. I'll add more ideas later. GiulioC (talk) 10:42, 25 June 2020 (EDT)
I also support idea of Kazimierz Dolny. I was here some years ago and I loved it. I'd also add similar old cities as Zamość, Tarnów or Nowy Sącz or maybe Spa city Krynica Zdrój. I think the good destinations could be Oceania islands and teritories as there have been almost any COVID cases so far but those countries/territories have some restrictions Golden Auste (talk) 13:35, 25 June 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
Adzas mentioned locations with castles, Centre-Val de Loire in France is famous for its castles. Also, tropical locations: why not choosing a far away place like Moorea? Or other pacific islands? GiulioC (talk) 03:59, 26 June 2020 (EDT)
Oh yes, Moorea, or Bora Bora, I've had the luck to visit that area, true paradise! Adzas (talk) 10:17, 26 June 2020 (EDT)
How about less known places as Niue, Tokelau, Nauru, Kiribati or Marshall Islands? You mentioned castles, there's plenty of castle ruins in Jura Mountains. BTW some of them are reconstructed. I'd also reccomend Kruje castle in Albania or Ioannina, Greece? As Balkans are one of the top 2020 destinations. Moreover they're almost COVID free.Golden Auste (talk) 14:43, 26 June 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
When picking the articles we need to make sure they follow our guidelines, Jura Mountains for example does not look quite ready yet. Niue or Kiribati look like some great options, definitely lesser known and not used before I think. Kruje also great, Greece we did recently. So many choices, shall we do a vote? What about one of the mentioned tropical destionations for DOM, Kazimierz Dolny for OBP (need some picture added), maybe that castle in Kruje as landmark of the month? Then we just need language and cuisine. Adzas (talk) 05:31, 27 June 2020 (EDT)
OK, my choices Kazimierz Dolny, Nauru and Kruje Golden Auste (talk) 06:04, 27 June 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
Moorea as DOM, Kazimierz Dolny OTBP. The castle in Kruje is really a good landmark. The articles don't need much editing in my opinion, just a copule of pictures more. We then can choose a tropical cuisine and language (Tahitian maybe?). GiulioC (talk) 05:08, 28 June 2020 (EDT)
Great idea! Golden Auste (talk) 13:51, 28 June 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
  • Florida is fairly open and relatively low in terms of cases (outside of Miami), but there's no harm in waiting a month or two if we choose to feature it (October is good climate-wise). Therefore the current suggestions made in the previous comment seem entirely appropriate for July 2020. -- Selfie City (talk) 10:24, 29 June 2020 (EDT)
I don't think so, yes it can be an attractive destination but remeber that much of intercontinental flights to the US are cancelled. Golden Auste (talk) 13:44, 29 June 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
How about North Macedonia? This country's opened its borders recently. Good destinations could be Krusevo or Prilep. Golden Auste (talk) 14:04, 29 June 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
My guess is that travel restrictions won't last long in the U.S., but what's problematic from a traveler's perspective is that EU countries have banned travel from the U.S., so even E.U. destinations might need to be reconsidered as features in the long term. But I'm not opposed to the current nominations for July, since as things stand Americans are unlikely to travel to other countries anyway. -- Selfie City (talk) 09:22, 1 July 2020 (EDT)
Even some European countries haven't opened some borders Golden Auste (talk) 11:47, 2 July 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste

August 2020

With the current situation regarding lockdowns and the virus, we definitely shouldn't feature any U.S. destinations, and judging from Worldometers Brazil, India, and Russia shouldn't be considered either. Are western European countries open enough to feature now (this is the right time of year for Northern Hemisphere destinations), or is the situation still too problematic there regarding the virus? -- Selfie City (talk) 10:18, 19 July 2020 (EDT)

I think we should think further then the virus, people can still dream and admire beautiful places online and make plans for the future. In Europe countries are open for tourism, but also some are closing again, so it will be something here for much longer then we all thought. I know some locations are offering virtual tours of a city or location, maybe we can look at that, but regardless of the fact that I am not going to travel for a while (own country only at the moment), I still like to explore destinations online. Adzas (talk) 14:23, 19 July 2020 (EDT)
I think currently Eastern Europe, Central Europe and Balkans are opened for tourists and there're almost no cases here. I think we can suggest sth in North Macedonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Croatia . As I learnt Bosnia And Herzegovina has opened its borders recently. Also Norway has done it. I'd propose following destinations Tuzla, Banja Luka or Neum in Bosnia. I was in Neum many years ago and it was quite nice seaside town. As for Norway I'd propose sth in Finnmark , Svalbard or Jan Mayen. As for North Macedonia I'd suggest Krusevo or Prilep.Golden Auste (talk) 08:27, 22 July 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
I don't know how to create pagebanners on Wikitravel — if someone knows perhaps a pagebanner could be made for one of the featured destination nominations mentioned by Golden Auste above. Finnmark sounds like an interesting idea. -- Selfie City (talk) 10:01, 22 July 2020 (EDT)
Great! I'd vote for Finnmark as DOM and maybe Neum or Krusevo as OBP. Golden Auste (talk) 10:33, 22 July 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
I just read that WHO is seeing worrying trends in the Balkans, so I'd definitely not choose any location there. Northern Europe at the moment looks better, just like Italy where we're having small local outbreaks that are all under control. Finnmark is ok but the article need more info, maybe we could choose one of the locations listed. I'll share some more ideas in the next days. Also, don't worry about creating banners, I can handle it. GiulioC (talk) 11:00, 22 July 2020 (EDT)
We also need to remember, it is not only which countries are open, but what are the restrictions for getting in and out. Portugal is open for example, but not all countries have added Portugal on their 'green' list, so you will still have lots of restrictions. One country may be open, but a traveller may be in a country that does not allow travel to that destination yet... This COVID-19 makes travelling a challenge for sure, reason I think we should look past this and just admire the beautiful places in the world online for now. And keep it diverse, not just one part of the world. Adzas (talk) 12:36, 22 July 2020 (EDT)
Eh, how about COVID the worst situation is currently in Serbia as I know. Maybe Svalbard or Jan Mayen instead Finnmark? I was also thinking about Greenland but I'm not sure how does look like all epidemic situation here. It's part of Denmark but it's autonomous one. Anyone has any information? Golden Auste (talk) 14:45, 22 July 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
Many countries in Europe do not allow travel yet from countries outside EU or Shengen, I just looked at the restrictions for Norway, they do not allow overseas travellers yet. So that is my reason for my earlier comments, even though a country is open to certain countries, it may not be open yet to all, other countries may allow travel but require a 14 day quarantine upon return. So why not just admire the beauty this world has to offer without thinking to much about Covid-19, lets find some unknown locations that we all want to know more about, like Torres del Paine National Park for example. I will think of other options. Adzas (talk) 12:16, 23 July 2020 (EDT)
I'm not sure, maybe Czech Republic or Slovakia ? There's very safe and no restrictions.Golden Auste (talk) 13:34, 23 July 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
I've read that Greenland is doing well at controlling the virus, but if it's going to be featured this year it will have to be either August or not at all. (By September it is already getting cold there.) -- Selfie City (talk) 15:50, 23 July 2020 (EDT)
Adzas , as you mentioned beautiful places on the world, first place on my mind was Socotra. It's really beautiful but impossible to access. As for DOM or OBP maybe sth exotic? I'd vote for Indian Ocean islands, maybe French Territories? I'm not sure if the health safety policy is similar in Mayotte or Reunion as they're French dependencies. Golden Auste (talk) 06:26, 24 July 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
War zones we usually don’t choose as DOM/OBP, Reunion looks beautiful but the article does need a little work to make it more as per our guidelines, but we still have a week, so could be done. Mayotte needs much more content first. Any thoughts for landmark of the month? Adzas (talk) 07:40, 24 July 2020 (EDT)
OK, for DOM: Karlovy Vary, Liberec, Olomouc, Zagreb, Svalbard or Osijek, as OBP :Hradec Kralove, Ostrava, Zilina, Spisska Nova Ves or Varazdin. I've been to Spisska Nova Ves and Zilina and they're very nice cities. Golden Auste (talk) 14:49, 24 July 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
Nice options but we need a bit more variety, this is all in Czech Republic.... we have travellers from all over the world. I like the idea of Reunion and Torres del Paine National Park, we still have a few days to work on the articles. Adzas (talk) 04:46, 27 July 2020 (EDT)
Yeah Reunion sounds nice. Golden Auste (talk) 16:12, 27 July 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
Reunion article looks really good and also Torres del Paine National Park. I was thinking about Tasmania, I don't remember it featured on our homepage. GiulioC (talk) 08:03, 28 July 2020 (EDT)
Adzas, as I know Australia's now closed for foreign tourist and there's increasing rate of COVID :( Golden Auste (talk) 08:42, 28 July 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
Tasmania sounds great too, you pick GiulioC (talk). We still need a landmark and language too. Do you agree we should ‘forget’ about the virus and just admire the great locations? At this time there is not one location yet where all travellers are allowed to travel without restrictions there or upon return, so no point to focus on that I think....Adzas (talk) 09:58, 28 July 2020 (EDT)
Yes, let's "forget" about the virus and just focus on places to see, sooner or later we'll be able to travel again. Landmark: what about Mont Saint Michel? GiulioC (talk) 10:13, 28 July 2020 (EDT)
Mont Saint Michel, beautiful landmark indeed. Adzas (talk) 11:48, 28 July 2020 (EDT)
How about Constantine or Alexandria? Such beautiful cities! Golden Auste (talk) 13:23, 28 July 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
Tasmania needs a couple of pictures more. Constantine and Alexandria are both good. GiulioC (talk) 03:01, 29 July 2020 (EDT)

September 2020

I'm not sure how the situation with COVID will develop in Autumn season. Maybe we can suggest much safer place, f.ex. in Europe. Maybe Scandinavia this time? Golden Auste (talk) 15:02, 22 August 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste

Somewhere in Scandinavia could be good. Also, let's not forget that the foliage season is coming so it'd be nice to find natural areas where you can enjoy autumn colors. GiulioC (talk) 03:41, 26 August 2020 (EDT)
I was thinking about Norway but they's just introduced restriction for many countries. So now I maybe places in Denmark, Iceland or Sweden? I'm suggesting Greenland, Funen and Surrounding Islands, Bornholm, Odense, Faroe Islands, Vestmannaeyjar, Höfn, Akureyri, Kiruna, Sundsvall, Västerås, Gothenburg and Visby Golden Auste (talk) 08:17, 26 August 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
Yes, autumn colors for sure! I will think and come back later, but please, let's leave Covid-19 out of the discussion this time, I thought we agreed last time we can explore and admire beautiful locations online regardless of the situation. One day a country is open, the other day it is closed again, one country allows travel to one country but not the other etc etc. Let's just enjoy the beauty we have in this world without the current worries we all have. Adzas (talk) 09:28, 26 August 2020 (EDT)
I vote Gothenburg! Their botanisk is absolutely stunning!IBJoel (talk) 17:22, 26 August 2020 (EDT)
Yes, Gothenburg is really nice and the article is very good too! Skye is also another beautiful place worth visiting. GiulioC (talk) 06:11, 27 August 2020 (EDT)
Wow, Skye looks amazing! What about Denali National Park for a location outside Europe? Looking at some other great parks. Any suggestions for cuisine and language? Adzas (talk)
Adzas, as I know Sweden is not going to put any restriction and Denmark will open its borders from 1st of September. I think the most beautiful autumn colors are in mountains. How about cuisine, maybe Swedish one and language- maybe Polish or Slovenian? Golden Auste (talk) 07:55, 28 August 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
Golden Auste (talk) I understand what you are saying, but for example, can everyone from anywhere in the world travel to Sweden or Denmark? I know US citizens and Canadians still can’t come to many places in Europe etc, Spain just closed again and Portugal is raising its level again on Sept. 15, so things are constantly changing, reason why I suggest to leave this out of it and just enjoy the beauty around us. Swedish could be a nice option for cuisine though, let’s source some nice pictures we can use (via Shared). Adzas (talk) 09:15, 28 August 2020 (EDT)

CC-BY-SA contribution name changed

The terms of the CC-by-SA license require my contributions to be attributed in the manner I choose. Since my username was recently changed from User:LtPowers to this random set of characters, the licensing terms are no longer being followed. I request either that my username be reverted to the one of my choice or my contributions be removed entirely from this site. WT74rec38 (talk) 14:29, 3 September 2020 (EDT)

Hi LT. If you can find where it says that in the license, and can get WV to follow them, which has copied all its content from here and renamed all our users while removing the attribution to this site and it's users from every page, we'll be happy to try to alter your name to your preference. Have a nice day :) IBobi (talk) 18:47, 3 September 2020 (EDT)
This is quite straightforward. "If You Distribute, or Publicly Perform the Work or any Adaptations or Collections, You must... keep intact all copyright notices for the Work and provide, reasonable to the medium or means You are utilizing: (i) the name of the Original Author (or pseudonym, if applicable) if supplied..." "User:WT74rec38" is not my pseudonym. User:LtPowers is. WT74rec38 (talk) 22:08, 7 September 2020 (EDT)
Absolutely. Just get the fine folks at WV to restore all WT usernames for the pages they copied from us, and the footer links to our pages, and I'll look into that for you right away. We take CC/SA very seriously -- more seriously than some WP sister projects, apparently -- and want to follow not only the letter but the spirit of the license. Thanks LT -- let me know when that's done on your end! IBobi (talk) 17:54, 8 September 2020 (EDT)
I don't quite understand what you're talking about, obi. All of the contributions transferred under license are attributed to Wikitravel users with the original usernames, except where incorporated into a user's Wikimedia contributions when they gave permission for same. I'm not sure what additional measures you're looking for. And regardless, what some other site does should have absolutely no bearing on whether or not you have the right to change my username and user attribution on this website. WT74rec38 (talk) 19:03, 15 September 2020 (EDT)
WV changed every single WT contributor's name. All of them. So we are changing names where necessary and not worrying about it. Surely if it is ok for Wikipedia sister projects, it's ok for a little travel wiki like us. Go look. Also, a Wikipedia board member was the one who actually removed all the actual links back to WT, so... you may have a tough road ahead. Good luck! IBobi (talk) 19:19, 15 September 2020 (EDT)
The names were not changed except by permission. In the absence of that permission, the names are identified as coming from a particular language edition of Wikitravel but otherwise match the original user's username here on Wikitravel. That courtesy, however, is not something you've afforded me, as you've given me a meaningless username of random characters. And there is absolutely nothing about how a site -- whose name you prohibit from even being mentioned here -- has accommodated the needs of the license that keeps you from respecting my eminently reasonable request to be attributed as "LtPowers" and not as "WT74rec38". WT74rec38 (talk) 21:04, 17 September 2020 (EDT)

Asked and answered. Move on. IBobi (talk) 21:37, 17 September 2020 (EDT)

Halloween topic as October

As we know October is mostly connected with Halloween time. As we still don't know how all this COVID situation will look like, maybe we can read stories about scary places or visit the ones in neighbor countries or just in our neighborhood.Golden Auste (talk) 14:21, 13 September 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste

We usually pick the DOM/OBP with a few months ahead, so in October we would pick a destination where we could travel in say December/January. For October we have previously chosen the Bran Castle and locations like that for the October month though, we could have a look at events of the month for October, see if there are any (online) Halloween events we can highlight, or I think you have made some articles about haunted places, maybe we can pick one as landmark of the month to cover this topic? Adzas (talk) 16:25, 13 September 2020 (EDT)
Eh, how about haunted places two ones are mentioned in Sosnowiec section. Golden Auste (talk) 15:14, 14 September 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
Besides the haunted place/halloween highlight, what about a DOM with a winter outdoor Spa experience? Just looking at an amazing outdoor bath location in Ottawa but I have also seen some amazing Spa experiences in for example Iceland, iceabaths while watching the Northern lights, I want that! Just thinking ahead so we have a bit more time to work on the articles that we are going to use. Adzas (talk) 12:15, 18 September 2020 (EDT)
Both haunted places and outdoor spas are nice ideas. Iceland, Finland and Norway are probably the best areas where to find outdoor spas while also watching Northern Lights. I don't know much about haunted places though, the only one I know is Ca' Dario in Venice, I'll do some research. GiulioC (talk) 08:36, 21 September 2020 (EDT)
GiulioC, good idea with Northern Lights but I'd propose doing it in Sweden as they're not planning any restrictions with travelling. Golden Auste (talk)
Northern lights in Scandinavian countries we have covered many times, lets try to look a little further so we can discover more unknown places as well, suitable for travellers outside Europe as well. I am going to source a few pictures this weekend, see if I can find something spectacular. Adzas (talk) 09:28, 26 September 2020 (EDT)
Eh, situation in Poland's very dynamic. The lists of countries you can travel without problems's still changing. As I know flights to all Schengen Zone countries will be introduced soon. Moreover, Sosnowiec can be a good option as there're a little of COVID cases in my region. As I checked on Google Flights. There're flights from US and Canada as they sell the tickets. As I know Silesian Voivodeship doesn't have much rates of infected. The worst situation is in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, there're the highest rates. I was thinking about Zapolarny, Russia as this's a strange place but I have no clue how does look like traveling to Russia now. Eh, how about other places. Eh, maybe sth about Tatra Mountains (no matter Slovakian or Polish. There're strange phenomena observed. Same with Beskid mountains or Bieszczady. Moreover Subcarpathia has lots of haunted places and people use to see the most terrible things. Same with city of Zamość. Golden Auste (talk) 14:36, 26 September 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
Eh, I forgot Egypt opened its borders for tourists, maybe sth extra in Egypt? Golden Auste (talk) 14:59, 26 September 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
Regardless the travel restrictions (it changes all the time), I was thinking of Banff National Park, from where you can see the Northern Lights and there are outdoor spa's there, looks lovely. Or Jasper National Park. Articles would need some more work though first. Then as OBP we could pick a 'haunted' place, but most of those articles are far from ready, needing a lot more content, so lets make sure we vote for some articles that do have content. Adzas (talk) 10:14, 27 September 2020 (EDT)
We can create separate article on Halloween and haunted places. Golden Auste (talk) 14:12, 27 September 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
Honestly I don't think Halloween needs its own article. Lets work on the existing destination articles, add missing content etc. Adzas (talk) 16:49, 27 September 2020 (EDT)
Good idea to have a US/Canadian location where to enjoy Northern Lights, for some reason it seems to me that you can only see them in northern Europe...Fairbanks in Alaska or Yellowknife could also be starting points, both articles needs some content. If you want haunted places, in Darmstadt, Germany you can find Castle Frankenstein, some think this place inspired Mary Shelley when she wrote the Frankenstein novel. GiulioC (talk) 04:16, 29 September 2020 (EDT)

Wilcza Góra and sailing itineraries

Adzas, I've a question for you. I'm thinking about creating article about Wilcza Góra in English but I'm not sure if there's no use in doing it as this place is mentioned in different places as Będzin or Sosnowiec. I'm also thinking about sailing itineraries: I'm considering Benin lagoon. Lagos lagoon, Micronesia, Central African Republic or Tristan da Cunha. —The preceding comment was added by Golden Auste (talkcontribs)

I can't find much about Wilcza Góra, is this a village or do you mean the mountain? If it is a village large enough with accommodation and things to see, interesting for travellers, then you could create an article, for a mountain we don't create articles. If it is too small for an own article, then as you say, mention it in the Get out sections of the nearest locations. With regards to the itineraries, have another look at itineraries, as the ones you mention above sound more like 'personal' itineraries, not like an existing, recognized route. Better if you look at the various location articles and add some information there instead. Try to stay away from creating those itineraries, instead work on the many articles that you already created, add more info, source for pictures etc. Happy to help, let me know. Happy editing! Adzas (talk) 03:54, 6 October 2020 (EDT)
Wilcza Góra's a mountain with full of legends. I put it in English version in articles about Będzin, Mydlice and Sosnowiec. Separate article is in Polish info. Golden Auste (talk) 04:44, 6 October 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste

November 2020 homepage

It's almost time to update our homepage. What would you like to see? Some cold and snowy location, maybe a ski resort, or a warm tropical place? Share your thoughts. GiulioC (talk) 04:09, 26 October 2020 (EDT)

One of each... Park City (Utah) looks nice with the snow, or a place in the Scottish Highlands? Or the Bled article looks nice too! Cape Verde for some sun in December? Mauritius? Lamu as something lesser known? So much to choose from! Adzas (talk) 13:13, 26 October 2020 (EDT)
Park City looks good! Some nice places in the Highlands could be Rannoch Moor or Glencoe. What about Diani Beach in Kenya? GiulioC (talk) 06:39, 27 October 2020 (EDT)
Maybe Zakopane or Tatra Mountains or ski resorts in Balkans as Bansko or Tetovo? As for exotic destinations maybe Tuvalu, Nauru or Wallis and Futuna ? Golden Auste (talk) 15:40, 27 October 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste
Zakopane may be good but it needs some improvement, Tatra Mountains needs a lot more info. Bansko and Tetovo look both very good to me. The other exotic destinations mentioned are all good, articles need some more pictures though. GiulioC (talk) 07:25, 31 October 2020 (EDT)
If so I'd vote for Tetovo as it's a developping ski center. I think Gudauri would be wonderful!Golden Auste (talk) 13:39, 1 November 2020 (EST)Golden Auste

Błędowska Desert-disambiguation

I've just created an article on Polish Wikitravel about Pustynia Błędowska. I know you moved the English version to Błędów only. The Polish one contains all places located near the desert. Can I add Polish version there?Golden Auste (talk) 16:54, 27 October 2020 (EDT)Golden Auste

Hi, I am not sure what exactly you mean but Pustynia Błędowska I think is a desert? So then on the Polish version it would also make sense to add this info to the Bledow article, as a desert does not get its own article. If you mean something different, let me know ok? Adzas (talk) 13:04, 1 November 2020 (EST)


Hi, thanks for reaching out. At the moment no admin rights are given on our Chinese wikitravel and you have been inactive for quite some time so not enough to be considered for an admin role should one become available. But welcome back! Your edits are valuable so please do keep editing there and here on the English version. Adzas (talk) 11:49, 10 November 2020 (EST)

December 2020 homepage

Well, this terrible 2020 is coming to an end, let's try to find some beautiful locations where we'd love to spend some time without worrying about anything... Share your thoughts! GiulioC (talk) 03:58, 25 November 2020 (EST)

What about some sun in the Caribbean? I will have to think a bit more where.....or trekking in Patagonia (Argentina), enjoying nature, away from people.... Adzas (talk) 04:23, 27 November 2020 (EST)
We could do both! There are many islands in the Caribbean to choose from (Turks and Caicos for example), and Tierra del Fuego is a really off the beaten path region. GiulioC (talk) 06:01, 27 November 2020 (EST)
Excellent, sounds like a plan! Adzas (talk) 11:31, 27 November 2020 (EST)
I am not sure about duplication, because I did not find any lists, but my proposals would be for the beaten path off Sea to Sea, 4 days walk from the sea to sea having the good weather all year round. And one more, I see somebody very likes Argentina, so from Argentina there is Ruta 40 road route along the Eastern Argentina shore. As for the cities, there could be Casablanca (Morocco), Dakar (Senegal) or Darwin (Australia). All under the sunny sky! Ryte
Some nice suggestions there! I like those walks and routes, but the articles need a bit more info and pictures before we can use them. Maybe we can work on them and use them for next time? Adzas (talk) 04:55, 28 November 2020 (EST)
Those itineraries articles are really interesting but they need to be improved. I agree we can work on them to use them next month. GiulioC (talk) 03:04, 1 December 2020 (EST)
All I did, added one more day on the walk and some places in "Get out" section. Further actions depends on the traveler choise. Adzas or Giulio take care about photos. (Ryte)
I will look at pictures etc so we could use it for a future featuring. When we pick DOM articles, we try to make sure the article is complete enough and follows all our guidelines, not all articles are suitable (yet). Work in progress. Adzas (talk) 09:23, 1 December 2020 (EST)

How to rename usernames

I'm very curious on how usernames get renamed on Wikitravel (in case if I want to rename my username)? --AHillsGirl623 (Hi!) 19:12, 28 November 2020 (EST)

Only admin can change usernames, why would you like to change yours? Adzas (talk) 09:24, 1 December 2020 (EST)
I'm no longer a fan of this username. Something like SoCalGirl623 would be a better username for this to renamed to. I wouldn't mind if a admin renames this account to SoCalGirl623. --AHillsGirl623 (Hi!) 22:29, 2 December 2020 (EST)

January 2021 homepage

We're a bit late! Last month we were discussing about featuring Ruta 40 on homepage. It's good and I will add a banner soon and will look for other pictures. What else? GiulioC (talk) 08:22, 30 December 2020 (EST)

Yes, Ruta 40 sounds good. What about a location in India as DOM, like Udaipur or something else. Or a location in Philippines? Camiguin looks lovely! I will think a bit more, one more day to get it ready. Adzas (talk) 13:49, 30 December 2020 (EST)
Ruta 40 sounds really cool. I'd also add Osijek, Jura Mountains, Trzebinia and for exotic ones, maybe sth from Africa as: Equatorial Guinea, Malabo, Lagos, Accra, Dar es Salaam, Monrovia, Freetown or Gabon.Golden Auste (talk) 15:54, 30 December 2020 (EST)Golden Auste
Let's not forget -- we are entering 2021, so we should talk Olympics (Japan says they will happen no matter what!) and other events of this year, as well as the (likely) end of the COVID threat and re-start of travel... Let's get creative! IBobi (talk) 15:49, 31 December 2020 (EST)  ::::I can say Africa can be good for beginning as it wasn't much affected by COVID. Moreover it's also an interesting place to see. Golden Auste (talk) 16:35, 31 December 2020 (EST)Golden Auste
We were already planning articles for the Olympics as well as UEFA Euro Championships. Actually, Tokyo 2020 was created on March 4th, then the pandemic took over and the event postponed. So, feel free to add info and rename the page of course. Thinking about the homepage, Osijek looks very good, it just needs some minor edit but I think it could be our DOM. GiulioC (talk) 02:31, 1 January 2021 (EST)
Yes, we started talking about Olympics and UEFA before, so we can work on those again, a bit too early for that now I think. I can't wait for travel to restart, living in a tourist area, but with all the restrictions still in place we can continue to focus on the beauty of many destinations, like we have been doing, without thinking too much if we can go there or not. For this month, shall we go then with Osijek as suggested above and that Ruta 40? When any others here know of upcoming events that are starting to take place, please mention them here in the Pub, so we can work on those locations for future featured articles.Adzas (talk) 05:15, 1 January 2021 (EST)

Happy New Year

A new year with hopefully many new travel experiences! Who has made travel plans already? Where will you be going this year? Any destination tips based on your past travels? Let's share them and work on the respective destination articles! Happy travels and happy editing! Adzas (talk) 05:23, 1 January 2021 (EST)

I would love to make a trip to Canada. We have recently featured Banff, which is definitely on my list. What other places should I visit there? Let's share some thoughts here, so we can then add content to those articles! Adzas (talk) 11:28, 8 January 2021 (EST)
With all the travel bans and the pandemic still going on I'd probably stay in Italy. There are so many places I haven't seen in a long time or never visited at all. For example, I'd love to visit Naples and the archaeological area of Pompei. GiulioC (talk) 04:00, 24 January 2021 (EST)
GiulioC, it's a good idea! I was in Pompei many years ago. Maybe you can mention Vesuvius volcano? Climbing here isn't hard but view is so stunning! I can also suggest maybe Russian Far North like Murmansk? Golden Auste (talk) 06:39, 24 January 2021 (EST)Golden Auste

February 2021 homepage

It's almost time to update our homepage! Let's think about places we'd like to visit as soon as the pandemic is over. GiulioC (talk) 03:57, 24 January 2021 (EST)

I love a post-pandemic wish list! Italy, Mexico, Cuba for me! IBobi (User talk:IBobi|talk]]) 15:41, 25 January 2021 (EST)
Sth colder, maybe Murmansk or Greenland ? Golden Auste (talk) 15:54, 25 January 2021 (EST)Golden Auste
Cuba is on my list too! Shall we feature a location there? What about Viñales, looks lovely. In the New Year post you mention Pompeii GiulioC. Such an impressive place, would love to go back there again. It could be our DOM? Adzas (talk) 04:23, 26 January 2021 (EST)
I guess we could choose a warm place like Cuba and a colder one like Greenland. As for Pompei, there has been new incredible discoveries in recent times that will soon be on display soon. The whole archaeological area has been improved and cleaned. Sooner or later I would love to see it on our homepage. GiulioC (talk) 04:40, 26 January 2021 (EST)
I'd prefer maybe Beira, Xai-Xai, Bazaruto Archipelago, Ponta d'Ouro, Tofo Beach or Vilanculos in Mozambique, Nkhata Bay, Blantyre, Cape Maclear or Zomba in Malawi, Kano or Lagos in Nigeria. Outside Africa, I'd suggest Guyana, Suriname or French Guyana. Pompei is also good. I liked this place. Golden Auste (talk) 06:19, 26 January 2021 (EST)Golden Auste
I second Greenland! Although realistically I won't be leaving the States again for some time, pandemic or not. So first up on my personal agenda is the Pacific Northwest, to be in a wedding. --IBJoel (talk) 15:52, 26 January 2021 (EST)
What about a location on Greenland for OBP, like for example Qaqortoq (I've been there, amazing!), a location in Cuba as DOM, and the ruins of Pompei as landmark of the month? Adzas (talk) 18:21, 27 January 2021 (EST)
Wow, Qaqortoq looks good and it could be a perfect OTBP. Cuba or some other place in the Caribbean are also good unless we want to move to the other side of the world and choose Perth. If everyone is ok then I'll check Pompei article to make it a good landmark article. GiulioC (talk) 08:42, 28 January 2021 (EST)
I worry about Cuba a little, since the US may have a harder time going there in the near future, and a lot of WT readers are from the USA...IBobi (talk) 16:20, 28 January 2021 (EST)
Is that due to Covid or are there other restrictions coming up for US citizens to travel to Cuba? Here (EU) several countries are closing boarders again, so I don't think we can travel anywhere soon at all, but it is still nice to dream and explore the places here online. But we can choose another location for DOM. Perth was suggested, shall we go there instead? Adzas (talk) 04:21, 29 January 2021 (EST)
There are travel restrictions a bit everywhere, and I don't think these bans will be lifted soon. So, let's just focus on places we'd like to visit one day or another. GiulioC (talk) 11:00, 29 January 2021 (EST)

Site Issues

Just a quick note, although I've noticed it for month now. The TrustArc cookies control is very tempremental. I've tried on multiple computers (always in Chrome though), unless I zoom out on the page the options drop over the screen and do not allow scrolling. Once zoomed out so I can click on the buttons unless I am on the home page none of the options are clickable so I cannot save the options to close making the site unusable. I thought it might be the plugins in use on my browser, but even with them all switched off I still get this issue.

Thank you, I will inform our tech team --IBJoel (talk) 17:48, 18 February 2021 (EST)

Change this

Remove the suicide part of the Lithuania article. It's mean to Lithuania, the worst part of wikitravel and i don't want to read it becuase of it. Most things about clothes written here is wrong becuase it's told that poeple in all countries wear much clothes and that's skirts is bad. So you could change that or remove it. Clothes and language is worse on wikitravel and is why the site isn't the best site about countries. You should remove languange of wikitravel. —The preceding comment was added by Rebourne Ohc (talkcontribs)

Thanks for your input. If you feel information is not correct in an article, feel free to edit that article and add valuable content, always leaving an explanation in the summary field when you edit something. Any questions, please let us know. Happy editing! Adzas (talk) 04:41, 22 February 2021 (EST)

March 2021 homepage

Hey it's almost time to update our homepage! What would you like to see? Where would you like to go? Share your ideas! GiulioC (talk) 05:25, 23 February 2021 (EST)

What about a location in Costa Rica for DOM? I came across the article for Dana Nature Reserve, needs some pictures but could be a nice OBP? As landmark of the month we could do a flowery picture somewhere (tulips from Holland, blossems in Japan etc). If anything else comes up I will share. Adzas (talk) 04:46, 25 February 2021 (EST)
I would offer Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for the OBP. Some time ago renewed information about them. Also, I can help Adzas with blooming pictures from Holland & Japan. Ryte 25 February 2021.
Cherry blossom in Japan is one of the country's main events as far as I remember, and it happens between March and April. I like Ryte's idea about Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. There are many places in Costa Rica worth visiting. What about Cartago? GiulioC (talk) 05:32, 25 February 2021 (EST)
Cherry blossoms're so cool! As OBP I'd chose for Tuzla or Albanian Alps. Golden Auste (talk) 07:04, 25 February 2021 (EST)Golden Auste
I also love the idea about Hawaii Volcanoes National Park! Adzas (talk) 12:27, 25 February 2021 (EST)
Articles suggested by Golden Auste look good but they both need some work in my opinion, so I think they could be used later. I also see that the Hawaiian volcanoes are really appreciated. I was looking again at Costa Rica, what about its capital San José? GiulioC (talk) 08:23, 27 February 2021 (EST)
I've looked a bit San Jose and it looks interesting. Golden Auste (talk) 08:35, 27 February 2021 (EST)Golden Auste
It is lack of pictures in San José, Cartago on this respect looks better. Ryte 27 February 2021.

Update Haiti for March 2021

Hi my name is Hailey Keller and I am wondering if anyone can update the warning box at the top of the Haiti article. because there is new protests going on in Haiti right now as of March 2021 I heard that on the internet and just want it updated incase anyone wants to go there so they can get updated info.

Hi Hailey, I'll go ahead and edit that. Thank you for the head's up! Big world to keep track of. --IBJoel (talk) 18:27, 19 March 2021 (EDT)

April 2021 homepage

April is coming and it's time to update our homepage. What would you like to see or where would you like to go? With the vaccination campaign going on I believe some travel bans will be lifted for the summer. I'd love to visit northern Europe: Scania is a beautiful region in southern Sweden, also quite close to Denmark and its capital Copenhagen. Share your thoughts! GiulioC (talk) 05:28, 25 March 2021 (EDT)

For a European destination Sweden would be lovely yes. For our US travelers, what about Hilton Head Island? I never heard of it before, looks lovely! Just came across Guyana, don't think we covered anything there, like Mabaruma as OBP (needs content though..) or Paramakatoi. Will think a bit more! Adzas (talk) 15:21, 27 March 2021 (EDT)
I would add to the OBP Etosha National Park. Park with the small and large salt pans, abundant wildlife gathering around the waterholes and the great place to observe the game in their natural environment. Ryte 27 March 2021.
Hilton Head Island looks good to me. Guyana was never covered but there's still a lot to do on those pages, so maybe we should work a bit on those and use them later. The Etosha National Park is beautiful and could also be a perfect OBP. GiulioC (talk) 03:55, 28 March 2021 (EDT)
For sure, let's work a bit on those articles for the upcoming months. I do love the Etosha National Park destination, but I believe the best time to visit is between July-October, not too early to feature this? For other destinations I'll think a bit more Adzas (talk) 04:01, 28 March 2021 (EDT)
Just checking, have we ever featured Florida Keys? GiulioC (talk) 09:48, 30 March 2021
I’m not sure if we featured this region before. If we do, maybe we should pick one of the lesser known locations there (well, lesser known to me....), like Islamorada or Marathon. Or even Biscayne National Park. We could do a Park theme, as above also Etosha National Park was mentioned? I’ll work a bit on the Guyana articles the coming weeks so we can use that next time. Adzas (talk) 10:16, 30 March 2021 (EDT)
Yes, a park theme could be good. The Key islands look nice, I'd choose any of them except for Key West which is very well-known also outside the US. GiulioC (talk) 04:03, 31 March 2021 (EDT)

In Africa to be specific Tanzania we are yet start with the COVID vaccination infact there was never a lockdown throughoht 2020, the country is OPEN for international visitors, no quarantine required. Most travelers head for Safari or Cool off at the coast Zanzibar Island welcome (added by (talk)

May 2021 homepage

There's becomming warmer and warmer, so it's a high time to chose May's destionations. I'd vote for Pridnestrovie, Tiraspol or Moldova at all. I'd also vote for Kragujevac, Novi Pazar, Subotica, Suriname, Tuvalu or Kiribati.Golden Auste (talk) 15:38, 22 April 2021 (EDT)Golden Auste

I think last month several lovely locations were mentioned that we can still work on, like Scania for DOM, Paramakatoi for OBP, Kiribati's article looks nice too, the locations in Serbia need some work (ex. listings not as per our guidelines), then could be nice for future months. Adzas (talk) 04:59, 24 April 2021 (EDT)
As I've read recently more and more places are opening in Europe like Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, France or Austria. How about those countries I'd like to vote for Wiener Neustadt as a place for a short trip from Vienna, other locations in Austria Zell am See or Burgenland region for its multicultural character. I'd vote for The Hague or Rotterdam in Netherlands. Golden Auste (talk) 05:34, 24 April 2021 (EDT)Golden Auste
When we vote, it is best to mention 2 or 3 locations here (out of the 14 locations mentioned already above, make a smaller selection), that makes it easier to select. We need one Destination of the Month and one Off the Beaten path, articles that have good content with pictures. I don’t know about the other countries mentioned, but the situation in the Netherlands is still very bad with over 9000 daily cases, and quarantine rules apply for travelling to and from certain countries, probably best to still leave that out of it when voting, just let’s select beautiful places (spread out over the world) that we want to admire one day. Adzas (talk) 09:24, 26 April 2021 (EDT)
Well, we have many options this month. Let's just focus on beautiful places since travelling restrictions are still effective in many countries. I like Suriname and Kragujevac, both need some editing though. Scania is good (and there are some nice cities there too), we can definitely use it. We can then work o other articles mentioned here so they can be used in the next months. GiulioC (talk) 10:02, 26 April 2021 (EDT)
Scania is nice but I think we may vote for Wiener Neustadt, Kragujevac or Suriname as OBP. We can also chose sth on Swedish Far North as Kiruna.Golden Auste (talk) 12:07, 26 April 2021 (EDT)Golden Auste
The Wiener Neustadt article is too short and has no pictures, so that needs more work for a next time. I like Kragujevac, I don't think we have featured Serbia before. Kiribati was also mentioned above, looks great too, or Suriname, but then shall we pick a location there, or we want to feature the country? Adzas (talk) 12:54, 26 April 2021 (EDT)
Yes, Serbia is an interesting destination. How about Suriname, I've mixed feelings. On one hand the whole country looks interesting, if I had to chose the special destination here I'd pick Paramaribo as there's the best article on places in Suriname IMO Golden Auste (talk) 13:53, 26 April 2021 (EDT)Golden Auste
Paramaribo has no pictures and needs a little bit of editing in my opinion. I'd choose Suriname and Kragujevac (we never featured Serbian locations as far as I remember). GiulioC (talk) 05:01, 29 April 2021 (EDT)

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Destination of the Month

Almost time again to update our DOM, OBP, Cuisine of the Month, Language of the month, etc. Any suggestions? Adzas (talk) 12:46, 25 May 2021 (EDT)

I found a couple of nice places in Georgia: Savannah and Stone Mountain (don't remember them as DOM/OTBP before). We could maybe focus on the southern region of USA? GiulioC (talk) 04:36, 26 May 2021 (EDT)
The Savannah article looks nice. Just thinking, next month is also the Euro 2020, maybe we could pick a landmark in one of the host cities, and highlight the event. Adzas (talk) 18:39, 26 May 2021 (EDT)
Yes! As for the landmark we could choose a lesser known landmark, like Bucharest or Budapest. GiulioC (talk) 03:57, 27 May 2021 (EDT)
Eh, Budapest or Bucharest are a bit too commercial, especially the first one. I'd like to chose Skopje, Sofia, Chisinau or Vaduz as DOM, how about OBP, maybe sth in Ukraine? I'd chose Dnipro or Odesa, there're many low-cost airlines flying from Europe to Odesa. I'd also chose Lviv as DOM. How about languages, maybe Ukrainian. Golden Auste (talk) 08:35, 28 May 2021 (EDT)Golden Auste
Skopje looks good to me, the others need some editing and cleaning (not too much though). As for the landmark, there are others we can choose from the Euro 2020 hosting cities. GiulioC (talk) 11:06, 28 May 2021 (EDT)
Baku or Saint Petersburg can be interesting place for Euro 2021 I suppose. Golden Auste (talk) 11:25, 28 May 2021 (EDT)Golden Auste
Budapest Castle could be a nice landmark, or Revolution square in Bucharest. We now have a European OBP, so let's think of another part of the world for that I think. We could use Skopje for cuisine? Just need some pictures there... or cuisine Seville, to stay with the Euro 2020... DOM I like the above mentioned Savannah. Adzas (talk) 05:13, 30 May 2021 (EDT)
Maybe sth in Turkey as OBP like Kars, Van , Samsun or Trabzon. Golden Auste (talk) 05:46, 30 May 2021 (EDT)Golden Auste
Seville for cuisine? I agree, the Andalusian cuisine is fantastic...If we're going to choose a non-european location as OBP there are many Japan related articles that have been improved recently. Tashirojima looks interesting, also Sendai could be a good choice. GiulioC (talk) 03:48, 31 May 2021 (EDT)

July 2021 topics

Have you considered choosing your destinations for July? As ECDC proclaimed COVID- safe green zones in Europe :[2] maybe if you chose sth from Europe we can pick any city/region in those countries. I'd vote for DOM Jura Mountains, Turku, Vidin or Vysoke Tatry. As OBP : Mayotte, Martinique, Graz , Pecs or Szeged. Travel article : Freighter travel. Golden Auste (talk) 05:42, 21 June 2021 (EDT)Golden Auste

Yes, Europe is getting definitely better, and the new Green Pass is going to help travelers a lot. Most of the articles mentioned above look good to me, some need a bit more info though. I'd go with Turku and Graz as they look a bit more complete. I'll be thinking about other locations also outside Europe. GiulioC (talk) 05:13, 22 June 2021 (EDT)
Hmmm, how about non-European countries, I think Mexico can be a good place, cases of COVID are very low and they also have green zones. I think about places as Mazunte, Zipolite, San Cristobal de las Casas, Taxco, Puebla or Veracruz. San Cristobal de las Casas could be good for OBP. Golden Auste (talk) 05:50, 22 June 2021 (EDT)Golden Auste
Turku in See section has a lot of non working websites. Graz is also with some non working websites, also it includes footnotes. Respect themselves and wikitravelers too. Before making offer, put a page in order. This will be cool respect what we see on the main page! Ryte 22 June 2021
I agree with Ryte, when suggesting articles, we should make sure they are following our guidelines (overall, hard to check all links etc, but it needs to be attractive to read), or if we really want a specific location, we can work on it (together), add pictures and make sure it follows the rules. This month we covered Europe quite a bit due to the Euro 2020, maybe we should think about some more unknown locations outside Europe. Maybe work a bit on Turku for future location? I will think about some suggestions, not sure yet, maybe something in Indonesia, Mozambique (Vilanculos looks nice, needs some pictures first). I will think a bit more. Adzas (talk) 18:25, 22 June 2021 (EDT)
Turku can be interesting, how about Austria, we can propose Wiener Neustadt, it can be a nice proposition for one day trip from Vienna or even a small city break. I'd vote for Wiener Neustadt as OBP. How about places outside Europe, maybe East Timor. I'd also vote for Tajikistan as a country or its capital city Dushanbe. As the not much known country, maybe Turkmenistan ? Golden Auste (talk) 05:21, 23 June 2021 (EDT)Golden Auste
OK, Adzas. Nice your idea about Indonesia. Organize a visit to one of the world’s orangutan sanctuaries Sumatra, Bukit Lawang to observe nature and their habitats. This destination is only possible with OBP. Ryte 23 June 2021
We have many good articles about places in and around Indonesia, definitely good OBP's. Natural parks and reserves, monuments and archaeological areas, there's so much to choose from. Borobudur is just an example. GiulioC (talk) 04:50, 24 June 2021 (EDT)
Just to add to the lists, for a future month though, just came across this article about Nazca, looks very interesting, with a bit of work and some pictures we can use that next time. For July, I love Borobudur and Bukit Lawang. Which to choose..... I like the suggestion for Mexico as well but most mentioned articles have no pictures or not meeting our standard. What about Borobudur for DOM, we can feature Bukit Lawang as landmark, Indonesian cuisine (keep a theme). OBP we still have a bit more time to work on or think about.... Adzas (talk) 17:07, 28 June 2021 (EDT)
I agree, Nazca article needs some work and pictures and it'll be great. In my opinion Borobudur can be DOM and one of those mexican locations OBP (I can work on some of them). GiulioC (talk) 04:31, 29 June 2021 (EDT)
Nazca is cool. How about Mexico, there're many articles, we can chose a one for OBP or Picture of the Month.Golden Auste (talk) 04:39, 29 June 2021 (EDT)Golden Auste

August 2021 homepage

It's almost time to update our homepage! Share your ideas! GiulioC (talk) 09:44, 28 July 2021 (EDT)

Last month we have left a few cities for the future, so now we can use them. It could be Mazunte, Taxco, Veracruz (all from Mexico) or Wiener Neustadt (Austria). In addition I could offer one more UNESCO listed city from Bolivia Sucre. So, what the other minds? Ryte 29 July 2021
Yes, I was thinking the same, we could use some of the many locations mentioned in previous discussions. Sucre and Wiener Neustadt look good to me, though the latter needs a bit more content and pictures. Karlovy Vary recently became a UNESCO site since it's part of the "Great Spa towns of Europe" (more here). What do you think? GiulioC (talk) 02:59, 30 July 2021 (EDT)
Karlovy Vary for DOM, one of the Mexican locations for OBP? We could keep Bolivia for next time, or use it for Landmark of the Month and cuisine etc. All locations make me want to travel! Adzas (talk) 03:34, 30 July 2021 (EDT)
I'd put Veracruz or Taxco as DOM, Wiener Neustadt for OBP. I'm also thinking about some destinations in Turkey like Trabzon, Dogubeyazit or Kars. Golden Auste (talk) 04:39, 30 July 2021 (EDT)Golden Auste