Lonely Planet's website's 'Thorn Tree' has finally been diminished to 'read-only', which seems like code for 'maybe not ever coming back online'. The end of an era for a former award-winner. The online travel community will be poorer for the loss, IMHO. We've always appreciated the combined effectiveness of research done jointly across THE BIG FOUR: Rick Steves, TA, Fodors and Lonely Planet's aforementioned Thorn Tree. Respect.
I am done. Goodbye to TT.