One of the rewards for the significant amount
of work I put into producing the JoeTourist web pages are the kind words sent by people who
find them interesting and informative.
If you like these web pages...
your comments about the JoeTourist website.
If you have any questions about the locations mentioned,
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email me -
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Thanks in advance for your comments!
Troy said on
the JoeTourist blog...
Interesting. Life seems to pass slowly in the San Blas Islands. The Kuna
Yala tribe still maintain their old traditions and way of life.
San Blas Islands
Jessika from Victoria, Canada
...thank you for sharing what is obviously a passion of yours! Anyone who
has ever tried to put together a vacation, can appreciate the valuable
information you have provided throughout your website. Thank you ... for
all that you have already shared with us form your travels. Your time and effort
is greatly appreciated.
Ryan, Victoria, Australia
I too came to this site seeking info about travel to the Grand
Canyon in January. I found this site very helpful and comprehensive. Thanks Joe
for the good work you've put in and best of luck in your retirement.
Karen from QLD Australia
I just came across your site looking for information on Las Vegas
& Grand Canyon in January. Your site gave me a lot of great info for our trip
and reassurance about going in winter.
Sherry from Metchosin, Canada wrote:
Whoa. Seriously cool travel blogs.
Barb from St. Louis wrote:
I love your website. I've been to Hawaii 2 times, and plan to return (via
cruise) in October of this year. Your information provided regarding the
Jack Harter helicopter tours on Kauai
made the difference for me. Thanks Joe!
Rich from Chico, CA wrote:
My many thanks for posting the beautiful photos of
Leptis Magna. I was stationed at Wheelus
Air Base from 1958 to 1960. I visited Leptis Magna once and now in my old age,
wish I had stayed longer and taken more photos. Thanks again for letting me
revisit my past.
Great site, loads of information and easy to navigate. We are planning
to visit Costa Rica & Hawaii this year and your site
has helped a great deal. Thanks for all of your hard
Aloha oe Joe,
Enjoyed much your well done info site, as a Hawaiian
an honor, but also a lover of my brothers the
xx Mahalo. katiuska.
I live vicariously through other travellers as I do not have time or the cash
to take a vacation. Thanks for the pictures, I needed a virtual holiday, thanks.
I have to say that by looking at the pictures from
Barbados, many memories came back to me!
I've been there once (two years ago no..), and I'm going back next year! I can't
wait! Thank you for the pictures!
I am traveling to Fiji with a group called
Class Afloat. We are high school/
college students who do a year of study aboard a tall ship. I am very excited,
and I want to find out more about the places we will be traveling to. Your site
was very helpful. It gave me an idea of what I should expect from my trip. Thank
you. It's an awesome site!
Karen wrote:Thank you - thank you - thank you! I give you AAA
for suggesting Gaylords restaurant on the island of
Kaua'i. We just returned from
two weeks in Princeville Kaua'i & I must rave about our wonderful, delicious
meals & the beautiful setting it's located in. We just lingered & lingered
around all those inviting shops & the perfectly manicured grounds. It was just
so peaceful & enjoyable. We can't wait to go back next year. Thanks so much for
all your great tips on this site. We appreciate all the hard work that must go
into being [so] comprehensive. Sincere thanks!
Amanda wrote:Your site helped a lot on my global studies project. I had to write a
2 page report on Fiji. The layout of your site makes
it easy to find information and easy to read. Keep up
the good work!
Impressed, Keep it up....I will back.......
Casey Riemer, General Manager,
Jack Harter Helicopters wrote:
I spent some time looking at the site and find it very interesting
and well done! Your information about Kaua'i is accurate and you are to be
commended for the correct spelling of the Hawaiian place names.
Tahiti Babe wrote:
Your pictures from Tahiti made me homesick, I miss my hometown. Do
you plan on going back to Tahiti? What did you eat while you were in Tahiti?
Your pictures of Tahiti left me wanting more pictures. I am keeping
one as my desktop.
Jill from Oregon wrote:
I'm so glad to run across your site. I have thoroughly
enjoyed reading about your trip to Costa Rica as we have been there twice now.
You have done a beautiful job of combining good information and photos and it
is a joy to view.
Our first trip in '97 we were 'tourists' and last summer we stayed a month
and got into the culture. Very interesting. Stayed in a rented
house ($400 for the month) in Barva, north of SJ. If you would like to see our
personal travelogue from our first trip (though it STILL isn't finished),
Thanks for all your work, your site is great. By the way, I am adding a link
to your site on my 'Journeys' page.
Donna from New England wrote:
The sunset pictures of the Grand Canyon drew audible exclamations of
amazement! I can't believe you get that much detail from a digital camera.
Steve from Akron, OH wrote:
Had a great tour of your site. Best I have seen in ages.
Caro from Burnaby, BC wrote:
Lightning fast speed..... Love the new look, Joe. I can see how much work you've done
revamping the pages. Well worth all your trouble. Thanks again!
The JoeTourist website was moved to
my own web server in early April of 1999.
At the same time, I registered my own domain name.
Phillip from Thornhill, Ontario wrote:
I viewed your web site with interest as my family and I have been to Costa Rica and
Belize too. Your site is well done and interesting.
Mona from Toronto, Ontario wrote:
Great web site, thanks for the info. Particularly liked the monkey on the dog's back.
This picture is part
of the Caribbean portion of the Costa Rica trip.
Len from Kanata, Ontario wrote:
Came across your site as the @Home's featured Site of the Week
- VERY impressive! I found it excellent in terms of content (haven't seen it all yet) and
organization. I had a complete look at the Belize pages - we were in Belize this January
and last, and obviously we enjoyed it very much - we are already planning for next year
(Feb.)... Looking forward to the rest of your online goodies.
Michelle from Victoria, BC wrote:
My co-workers and I have seen your tour information on internet and are very
interested in the Molokini Island Snorkle Trip. We will be travelling to Hawaii next week
and would like to join your tour on November 23 or 24. However, we will be staying in
Ohua, transportation is a problem for us. Could you advise on how to get to your
designated location? We would like to have more information on the tour and make
The JoeTourist web pages are not a commercial site. I
don't sell tours. I just tell you about my (personal) travels to various parts of the
Alan from Victoria, BC wrote:
I was doing some Maui surfing on the net and came across your page. Nice piece of
Your story about your experiences in Costa Rica was hilarious. I would kill to see
that dog with the monkey on his back. My quest is to find that dog. Where is the banana
plantation? I'm leaving for Costa Rica in one month. I'll be staying in the Puerto Viejo
area. Do you have any suggestions of places to visit?
Dale from Temecual, California. wrote:
Thanks for your frank, easy to read info. re. Maui. We are leaving on
Monday for a one week stay, our first to Hawaii. I lived for a year in B.C. while on
a teacher's exchange from California to Chilliwack. It was the most memorable year
of my life. You are right in recommending that Canadians toot their horn a lot louder!
Victoria is a wonderful place and in my estimation one of the best places to reside in
Canada. You're a very fortunate person.
Denis Michaud from Québec wrote:
I saw your page on Costa Rica, and I found it very interesting. I'm French
Canadian and I live in Cahuita. . Thanks for your work.
I am enjoying all your info on the computer and hope to look at St. Croix real
soon. I spent 3 years vacationing on that island back in 1976-79. I was in San
Jose, Costa Rica back in 1975 and I always remember how we toured the ox cart
Robby from Victoria, BC wrote:
Just part way through your magnificent Hawaii journey. My gawd what masterpiece,
it must have taken you weeks. It is so beautiful and friendly and informative! My wife
usually is approached to read this or that, that I've D/L'd from here or there and usually
sets them aside after glancing at them with "I'll give them a further glance later on
dear", but after glancing at the hard copies I handed her, I couldn't tear her away
from them ha ha. She also stated what a monumental job you'd done and just from reading
what you'd written started to tell me the changes she'd noted from reading that had taken
place since we were over there in 76, approximately 7 years before the trip you commented
Steve from Cafe Britt, Costa Rica wrote:
Liked your picture of Carlos and Claudia... Glad you enjoyed the tour -- you can
order Cafe Britt direct from Costa Rica by DHL or UPS -- you can also order directly on
the net. Here is our web site
Feel free to write if you have any questions about Costa Rica and Coffee.
Caroline from Burnaby, BC wrote:
You really have a way of bringing the information to life...making it interesting
and very readable. I marveled at the extensive notes you must have been taking to bring
back such detail. I also laughed when I saw the references to 1) driving too fast on the
road to Volcanoes Nat'l park, and 2) sticking your head in a sulphur vent. The pictures
are terrific...whole thing well organized. If I was planning a trip for the first time
there I think your page would be a tremendous help.