I agree. I forgot to thank the MI staff NathalieF for giving out such great recognition and prizes to these valuable members, and all the nominees. These people, and others who have added great travel information, have made this site grow a lot this year. May next year keep the improvements and great travel tips coming!
Pained, as always, such a nice guy. My thanks to everyone for the kind and generous words of congratulations. It would probably ring hollow (though I do hope not) if I stated that I am beyond surprised by this, as well as humbled, but it’s true. I did not see it coming. In my mind and perhaps many of yours, Jerrycoin is the true inaugural Insider of the Year, with many running a close tie for second.
Be that as it may, I am extremely grateful to Marriott for its generosity in providing us with the many contests and awards that are bestowed upon us throughout the year along with the resulting benefit of the extra rewards points and prizes, and I am beyond grateful to many members of this forum for their invaluable travel input and advice, as well as friendly camaraderie. This Marriott Travel “Cyber Lobby and Bar” that we frequent has been a blessing to me, along with its patron/members, and I look forward to giving and receiving much more travel enlightenment, as well as enjoying the growth of the circle of travel award recipients here on Insiders.
Thanks again, Maties.