Actually, we don't really allow it. But considering it's on topic and you asked so nicely I will allow it this one time. Though I believe a couple of entries were already removed earlier today in this topic posted by a 'friend' of yours promoting your site.
Thanks Peter, much appreciated- the other posts would have been by my housemate. I discovered this thread this morning looking over his shoulder and asked him to post a link to my site. Reading the thread myself just now (and seeing no posts by him) I guessed what had happened and was anyway inspired to post myself :P
It's a good policy, gives your forum a well managed and respectable feel.
Interesting site, Jack. Can definately back up the recommendation for the Man in Seat 61 site. It was SOOO helpful to me during my Europe / Asia overland.
Must admit that I am very interested to read the " Take Cargo Ships to Remote Pacific Islands " article further. Sigh.
Awesome stuff, if you (or anyone else) fancy adding any brief travel accounts to the 'destinations' section of my new site it would be much appreciated - either that or some kind of editorial piece given your notable experience.
Hey Jack, sure thing. I'll be back in Europe in a couple of months and should then have a chunk of time (and internet), so if you remiond me then, i'll have a play with your site and can add a chunk of stuff if it's any use to you.
And regarding your Hawaii - Fiji trip, best of luck. I actually think the hardest part there (if you don't go down the proivate yaught route) will be the Hawaii - Fiji trip. To Hawaii is relatively easy, and leaving Aus ditto (if you don't desperately mind your destination. Most who try and do it want to go just short distances, whereas long ones are much more possible), but inter island freight etc could be trickier
Thanks Gelli, that help would be awesome.
Very interesting what you say re getting to Hawaii... many people (mostly Americans from the West Coast) had said it'd be hard to get a boat accross from the States... your experience seems to indicate otherwise, just need to keep getting the message out that such alternatives are possible and viable!