Trip Advisor Covers Up Rapes
Destination Experts control information that hurts travelers.
Indy Time is Always Fun Time!
May means Indy 500. Over the years we have had many fun May weekends and Memorial Day weekends at the Indy 500.
Summer 2017 to be Exciting From New Zealand to Guatemala to Italy and More!
Great summer planned. This year trips include New Zealand, Hawaii, Guatemala, Italy, Los Angeles, New York, and more. I'll share photos when possible.
Love Being Silly. Share Happiness and Make the World Smile.
I have a giving heart and find happiness in making people smile. If we all have a goal to make one person happy daily the world will be a better place.
Thanks For A Great 2016!
Over a year ago I was kicked off TripAdvisor for sharing my views on travel. I believed then and I do today that I was mistreated and attacked by Destination Experts on TripAdvisor beginning with Shea Grimm and going through the rank of many other DEs. I believed then and do today that when traveling to Hawaii you should:
- Look at your own travel style and determine what you want to achieve from the trip.
- Consider and be open minded to visiting more than one island in a week.
- Consider paying for a changeable ticket or a full fare ticket when flying between islands.
- Use Uber when possible and skip the traditional taxi service
- Be cautious of information you receive from people who have an agenda (myself included).
- Try to be kind and open minded when traveling anywhere.
- Look at ways you can give back to a society and a people when you visit their land.
In addtion, now more than ever, don't tolerate bullies online, in person, at work, at school, or anywhere.
Most of all, celebrate life and bring happiness to others in all your activities and the world will become a better place.
Nasty, Bullies, and Ignorance Motivated Me To Success
The nasty people on TripAdvisor Hawaiian Forum has made my life even better than it was before. I have been blessed with resilience after pain. I want everyone who ever has felt pain online, at work, with family, with bullies, and anywhere to know that they must stand up against wrong, mean, and nasty.
You can bounce back and make your life impactful! You can make a positive difference in the world even when you feel the pain of mean people. Never, ever give up.
I admit when I was kicked off TripAdvisor Hawaiian Forum for posting truth, honest, and a variety of controversial topics I was hurt. I couldn't believe that a business would kick off a person who had provided almost 1000 reviews from around the world, advertised businesses on TA, supported TA with friends, spent thousands of dollars on TA annually, supported TA business ventures such as their promotion with Uber, and much more. But, mean people often temporarily win against good.
Today, about 10 months later, I'm more charged than ever to make the most of my great life. I'm going to start some new strong ventures that will have more positive impact to future generations. Most of all, for now, I'm going to make sure people are cautious when using TripAdvisor or purchasing TripAdvisor products.
Check out Facebook - NoGo Tripadvisor
Here is a great read on why "citizens of the Internet are especially susceptible to groupthink." https://reputationresolutions.com/groupthink-shaming-and-online-bullying/
Thanks for visiting One-Two Travel 4 Fun
Now with more than 170,000 visitors to this sight we celebrate the fact that the message to stay clear of nasty people online and to think twice about what you read in reviews is catching on.
Thanks for visiting and please feel free to leave a message for our NoGo Team on our comments page.
Don't trust TripAdvisor and be care of TripAdvisor.com Hawaiian Forum.
TripAdvisor Information - Create New Account - Seriously?
Today, I called TripAdvisor. The person on the other end pulled up my account. He said, "All you need to do is set up a new account with a different email."
I responded, "But, I thought I can't set up another account. I don't want to break any rules or act fraudulent."
"I'll get right back to you." He said and the put me on hold.
***I was on speaker phone as I drove down I55 toward Chicago***
"Sir, I checked with my boss. Yes, all you need to do is set up a new account under another email."
I'm very skeptical and don't want to break any rules. I don't want to create fraud as I try to still get back on TripAdvisor with my original TripAdvisor account login.
For now, I'm going to wait and still push for my original account to be turned back on.
Seriously? I want my old account back as I believe in my heart that I was right. Why create my identity over again, when I like all the information I provied and created.
Conversation occurred at 9:50am CT 11/7/2016.
Why I Got Kicked Off TripAdvisor.com
Here is the post I made on TripAdvisor.com on the evening of 12.14.2015 that resulted in my being baned from posting and my account being locked. I wrote this with a desire to embrace differences and I was then attacted for doing it only to agrivate people.
This post serves as ground zero for my new passion of protecting travelers from misinformation, freedom of speech, and perpetuating kindness world wide.
My Perspective On Travel: It is all about YOU!
Aloha! My name is Edward Staak and I was banned fromTripAdvisor. It is my desire to help travelers not to be mistreated online, on TA, or be provided with only one sided information.
I was kicked off TripAdvisor.com becaue my perspectives on travel and my methods of sharing travel ideas upset many of the people who had liimited world travel experience and found my unique thoughts and perspectives disruptive.
My TA account was disabled on December 14, 2015 by what I have learned was a group of DE's on the Hawaiian forum lead by Shea Grimm.
I thought I would try and clarify my thoughts on traveling and exploring the world.
November & December 2016 - China & China & More!
I've been busy pulling together some fun trips for the last two months of 2016. After spending two days on Maui and visiting Hana I'm ready to get the last two months off to a fun start.
- Honolulu and Big Island
- New York
- Los Angeles
- Hong Kong
- Las Vegas
- Back to Beijing
- Kenya (New Years Eve)
Easter Island, July 2016. Birdman?
Having a great time on Easter Island.
Best Flight Attendant team this year
A return trip to Buenos Aires.
The story of Birdman island off Easter Island.
Summer Travel Fun! 2016 From Australia to South America - It was FUN! FUN! FUN!
Chicago - LA (Fun 12 Hour Day) Sydney - LA - Chicago - Orlando - Miami - Tampa - Chicago - LA - Palm Springs - Chicago - Dallas - Austin - Chicago - Santiago Chili - Easter Island - Buenos Aires - Santiago - Miami - Chicago - Dallas - Palm Springs - Chicago - Honolulu and all of this was before August. Yes, I'm addicted to fun travel.
NoGo-TripAdvisorcom on Facebook
I love summer. This summer (2016) was no exception. I had a wonderful time visiting unusual locations and typical destinations.
Sharing the NoGo TripAdvisor campaign around the world has also been fun.
I'm Encouraged and Excited About Results
A quick note to all of my fans and supporters. I'm totally shocked at how many people are following NoGo TripAdvisor.com and 12travel4fun.com.
Thanks for your support and lets keep this movement going.
I'll be in Florida next week talking to a few hotels and then LA the week after. It is making a difference.
When I saw that NoGo campaign has had almost 100,000 views I almost fell out of my Starbucks chair. I had no idea that I would get so many viewers and supporters.
Stand up to bullies and stand up to Tripadvisor. I appreciate each and every one of you who have writen notes of support. I also appreciate those of you who have shared some negative comments as well.
Lets get out and make a positive difference in our wonderful world!
A Humid Week in Orlando - Lessons Learned
Amazing that a travel mania dude such as myself who has a passion for life, fun, and helping others gets banned from commenting on forums, reviewing restaurants, and SPENDING $$$ on their sight.
***Lessons from a week in Orlando during a triad of disaster***
1. Hate comes in many forms - There is far too much hate in this world. We have too much hate online on forums like TripAdvisor.com Hawaiian forums. We must spread kindness and love to the people wh want to hate.
2. You can never be too careful - Be it Orlando or online pay attention to the situation and be cautious of wild animals and mean people.
3. Look for the positive - Even in bad situations there is a positive that often gets overlooked.
Please post kind comments and make the views of NoGo TripAdvisor known.
American Airlines recently started service from LAX to SYD. The service was okay to very good.
I feel blessed every time I get a chance to fly to Australia and even more blessed when I get to fly in Business Class.
The celebration of Vivid in Sydney is worth a separate trip to the Opera House city if you have the time. This was my 7th visit to Sydney and this time I really enjoyed the Vivid festivities.
***Now, more than 1,000 fans on NoGo TripAdvisor.com. We are catching on slowly!!***
Enjoying a behind the scenes tour of the Opera House that is only offered to a limited number of guests during the Vivid festival.
I had a chance to talk with some of the people about the NoGo TripAdvisor.com campaign.
Amazing Results & Involvement! *Friday 6.24.16 Update *Sunday 6.26.16
***Today, 6.24.16 I'm blown away by the stats for this sight. This week alone we have had more than 3.000 new viewers. Thank you for checking us out.***
***Today, 6.26.16 we hit a new high. 34,971 unique visits to www.12travel4fun.com and now more than 1,100 followers on Facebook. Thank you! Thanks to everyone who is listening and sharing the message.
I'm rather shocked that NoGo TripAdvisor.com facebook page has become a popular destination and well liked.
Check out https://www.facebook.com/NoGo-TripAdvisorcom-1725332861054077/ has become so popular in a short period of time.
This is a place for:
- Passionate travelers
- People who have been bullied online
- Travelers who have been off-put by bad or mean posters
Thanks for joining and following....we can make a positive difference.
For now, we are still in a discovery phase working out who and what we are all about. You can help make a positive impact as well.
TripAdvisor.com Lost Revenue
This weekend I booked over $20,000 in hotels for summer travel. As a former lover of TripAdvisor.com I really wanted to book on TA and give reviews in the future.
Of course, TA won't let me book hotels for me, my family, and several friends.
The Hawaiian Forum cost TA one heack of a lot of money from a customer and loyal lover of TA like me.
*Now more than 1100 followers. Spread the word of NoGo Tripadvisor.com*
My wife calculated that for the dates May 30 to July 28 I booked more than $36,000 in hotel stays. Yes, that seems high, but two rooms a night at hotels from the Sydney Four Seasons to Park Hyatts and Beverly Hills Hotel adds up quickly.
Beyond Page 1: Of Interest
NYC Perfect Day For Sharing My NoGo TA story.
I had a chance to share my NoGo TripAdvisor.com story with a bunch of people in NYC this week.
NoGo TripAdvisor.com is getting some traction here and there as I share my story of bullying, nastiness, and in correct online information.
Irene Made Musicians Famous In the 80's & 90's.
Irene is a dear friend who was responsible for making musicians famous back when studios were used for weeks and even months for making a new album.
Cool and the Gang, Meetloaf, The Four Seasons, and many more owe their success to this wonderful woman and her husband.
I can't hear Celebration without thinking of Irene.
30 Rock and Stephanie Make TV History
If you want a project green lighted on NBC you better know my good friend and favorite party animal Stefanie.
Because of her a group of us are meeting later this year in Guatemala for a week of partying.
Join us on Facebook
Canberra Welcome - Amazing Staff
What a fun staff at the Hyatt hotel in Canberra. If you get a chance to stop in make sure you say 'HI' to Alison at the front desk.
I had the chance to share with the staff the NoGo TripAdvisor.com campaign. I also had a small group gathering at Speakers Corner in the hotel. Getting the NoGo TripAdvisor.com message across one person at a time.
I'm keeping this on the Front Page because it shows how easy GREAT customer service can be when you put the guest first.
Giving Back When Traveling Is Important
Every year around April my children put a plan together to collect lightly used school supplies for children and schools in Guatemala.
We all should consider ways to help people on our planet. Helping others is perhaps the most important thing we can do.
Feel free to share with us any of your ideas or actions that benefit the world when you travel?
Protesting TripAdvisor.com: Until my voice is welcome again!
When you get banned from posting on TripAdvisor.com there basically is no recourse, forum, or contact that allows you to voice your frustration or put forth reasons why you should be allowed to remain online. Because I'm rather dumb when it comes to computers, internet, and technology, I have taken my message beyond TripAdvisor.com and have made my reasons known in others ways.
I regret my not knowing how to report a variety of Hawaiian forum posters for their violations of TripAdvisor.com rules.
For more on this story click here.
Did I Call This or Not? A Visionary Perhaps.
In Kathan Brown's book, "The North Pole" I'm quoted on some far out visionary thoughts on the future of travel to the North Pole.
Today, in 'The Wall Street Journal', an article entitled: Massive Cruise Ship Tackles Northwest Passage puts many of my comment's in Brown's book closer to reality.
My visionary perspectives in her book came during an interview in New York City a few months after my journey on a Russian Nuclear Icebreaker to the North Pole.
Ironically, Crystal Cruises is one of my favorite cruise lines.
Not everyone will like you: Be proud of those that don’t!
[What I learned from mean people on TripAdvisor.com and what I forgot to do during the verbal storm]
You will make enemies on your journey in life. In fact, if you don’t have a few people upset with you I know you haven’t made the tough decisions and taken action when needed. You must be strong enough as a leader and individual to make the right decisions and not simply the easy option. Don’t follow others when you know they are headed in the wrong direction.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. - Peter Drucker
Debunking 12 Hawaiian Myths: Number 3 will surprise you.
Here are 12 myths about Hawaii that need to be debunked. Don't take any travel information for fact from TripAdvisor.com forums. Use your own research to do the best you can to understand the magic of Hawaii and the world.
For the list of 12 myths click here.
My Favorite Quote On Travel
Austin - Meeting Executives including TA - January 2016
As a lover of travel nothing is worse than hearing travel voices quieted. I flew to Austin this week to meet with a variety of travel experts on the situation of nasty people on TA on the Hawaiian forum. What I've learned about the downfall and Expedia dumping TA is interesting.
i will share more later as it is hard to do this on an iphone.
- presentation to hotel group in Palm Springs
- meeting with posters (new from CL) in Hawaii
I'm keeping this front page as it was the start of NoGo TripAdvisor and realization that TripAdvisor doesn't care about customers, clients, advertisers, or users.