Every year I like to make a “travel resolution” to help me travel better – last year, it was to consolidate all of my miles on a single airline and get status (and I’m now Gold Status on US Airways/Star Alliance), and this year I decided to try to rate every hotel I stay in on Tripadvisor. I’ve contributed about 17 reviews this far, reaching about 12,600 readers, which is pretty neat!
I’m currently a “Contributor” level on TripAdvisor (view my profile here) with 17 reviews, but in 3 reviews I’ll move up to Senior Contributor. In the words of my friend, “your parents must be proud.” haha.
All kidding aside, I’ve grown to be a fan of TripAdvisor, and the more I contribute the more I also use it for research prior to booking hotels as well. I’m pretty excited about the free swag, yet another reason to keep reviewing. What I’d love to see next is TripIt (my favorite mobile app for travel) and TripAdvisor merge to be a powerhouse of travel apps/web content for users, as that would be really cool. In the meantime, I’ll keep using both :)
Thanks for the swag, TripAdvisor!