There are five reasons for sharing everything openly and as factual as I can on this sight.
First: My ghost writer said that once I started doing radio stations and simply talking about my perspectives I had to drop the vail of secrecy
that the name EpicureanFunTraveler provided. "This is a real situation and you are a real person. You can only make a difference when you are you."
Second: A dear friend said that I needed to get out and fight for my feeling of being unjustly
treated. "You know more about travel than most people. You are unique in that most people don't understand you and your passion for travel." She went on to say, "Ed, Anyone who travels by private jet, first class, is so magnanemous, helps the homeless,
vacations at least one week a month, and takes about 10 weeks off in the summer to travel, comes across as fiction and not reality."
Third: I'm learning that the Trip Advisor Forum, review section, and entire concept has grown to a point of doing
more damage than good all for the purpose of making money for a corporation. There may be many reasons for Expedia getting rid of TA, but I think they know the damage the company was causing their business portfolio.
Fourth: I'm certainly not
rich. I must stay in budget when I travel. I have an ability to find great deals and make incredible dreams come true. I want to share that with the world and I refuse to let a few people who don't know me keep my voice down in the world of travel
that I LOVE!
Fifth: I have been told by a couple friends that I have been accused of getting on TA under different names. I will not get on TA under any name. I do and will encourage friends, family, and other travelers to freely
share my message on TA or anywhere. Being blamed for other people sharing information from this sight concerns me. In many ways it shows me how bad online forums are and how much needs to be addressed.