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Karen Bryan

Member since: Nov 5th, 2006

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AllTop.com - it's like RSS without the mess (Download Squad)

Apr 13th 2008 5:13AM I'm glad to read some positive comments about Alltop. I'm amazed by all the negativity about Alltop. Although I run a travel website and write 2 travel blogs I'm not a techie person.

I think Alltop is a great resource, you can check out the titles of all the leading blogs in topics which area of interest to you, quickly and easily. Not everyone understands RSS and/or want to subscribe to blogs. Alltop offers a good alfternative.

I have to admit to some bias as both my travel blogs are listed in Travel Alltop.

Here's my post, "Does Alltop sound the death knell for blog subscription or an edn to being b(l)ogged down" (you can see why I've used tinyurl:


The World's Most Amazing Bathrooms (Luxist)

Jun 12th 2007 11:53AM I'm glad to see someone else is talking about this important and often overlooked issue, as you say it's something we all need to do and finding clean facilities when travelling is important.

Lesser Known Italy (Gadling)

Nov 7th 2006 6:02AM Italy is full of lesser know gems. I try to feature some of them on my website Europe a la Carte

For example when most people think of the Italian lakes they think of Como and Garda. However I prefer Lake Iseo, smaller and less well known. I have written a guide to the lake

My aim is to assist travellers in experiencing the real Europe. I believe that if you venture even slighly off the beaten tourist track you will be richly rewarded. This is in terms of a more authentic experience, fewer crowds and lower prices for accommodation, restaurants and cafes.

The Slippery Slope of a Good Deal (Gadling)

Nov 5th 2006 2:48PM I think that this study is pretty much based on common sense. Nobody likes to feel that they have been fleeced, particularly if they are on a leisure trip. I think that you are more likely to be ripped off if you are staying a in a well known tourist destination. This is part of the reason why I promote less well known destinations on my website, Europe a la Carte,
Primarily I think that you get much more authentic experience staying in a less well known destination. As an additional bonus, in most cases, the hotels and restaurants there will be a lot cheaper.