Can we please have a topic called the 'love of travel' or something to that effect?
And a notice telling people to leave their cynicism at the door, precluding any negative discussion about work, rates, editors and so on? The topics would need to be confined to travel itself, and not destination-chat - not where to find the best hotel room or Calgary's best restaurants etc - but rather topics like why we love travel, how the nature of travel has changed, what's inspiring travelers these days, etc. These ideas are interesting and inspiring in themselves but they also help us to think about our readers more and the ways in which we research and write about travel.
Where's this coming from? I posted 'Wanted: travel insights and reflections' under 'Other' about a new creative project of mine where I'm seeking to create such a community for sharing ideas, feelings, and reflections on travel, and instead all I get are the same cynical travel writers harping on the way they do on every other thread about why I'm not paying people etc - it's rather sad, really.