Best Snippets of the Thorn Tree
The Lonely Planet Thorn Tree forum has long been a good place to hang out for some serious forum ferreting, but there's always been one problem: too many threads, so little time. That's why LP's newest innovation seems like a good idea, even if it does have an overly serious name.
We're talking about the Lonely Planet Community News blog. It's been floating around in cyberspace a little while now but recently seems to have found its purpose, and now tends to feature conclusions from the most interesting threads on the Thorn Tree, saving us from digging around ourselves.
Recent highlights were the ever tricky to visit Myanmar or not question, on-the-ground tips from Mexico after the recent hurricane and the consensus that Scandinavian languages can be easy for English-speakers to learn. Sounds hard to believe but we never said this new site tells the truth: It just passes on what other travelers say, making our ferreting life easier.