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Not a particularly serious discussion but I think it should be fun. Does anyone have name suggestions for Travel.SE's chat room? 'Travel' sounds meh. For example, Writers.SE call theirs The Overlook Hotel, Superuser call theirs Root Access.

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  • I'm thinking something like what the airlines call their special lounges for frequent fliers. But I don't know them off the top of my head... – hippietrail Sep 2 '11 at 21:54
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    Too bad some good ones are already taken such as "Footprints", "Let's Go", and the very poetic "Lonely Planet". – hippietrail Sep 5 '11 at 8:52
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    Others such as "On The Road" and "Off the Beaten Track" might be regarded as already taken...? – hippietrail Sep 5 '11 at 10:49

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Here's one we should all be familiar with from staring at helpful tourist maps anywhere in the world:

You Are Here

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  • this is looking like the popular one at present... – Mark Mayo Sep 26 '11 at 1:44
  • I was thinking so too but still only by one vote. Should we give ourselves a deadline and if there is a clear winner at that point go with it? Say one week? – hippietrail Sep 26 '11 at 5:32
  • Perhaps a new thread with the top 10 candidates, and people can comment with their first and second preferences. Once we have more than say 15 people comment, we should have a winner? – Mark Mayo Sep 26 '11 at 9:58
  • Yes I was thinking about that too. Maybe we can ask people to vote up the question, or add a comment, as a way of tracking how many people bothered to vote. It's a shame we can't put a bounty on meta questions (-: I say just go for it on your own or among your fellow diamonds. – hippietrail Sep 26 '11 at 10:11
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Since there's still no clear winner I thought up some more:

Bon Voyage

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Or if you didn't like the others how about:

In Transit

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Since there's still no clear winner I thought up some more:

Wanderlust

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Another one to consider:

Walkabout

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How about:

The Transit Lounge

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One with an older train/ship feel, but possibly a bit cliched:

All Aboard!

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Or how about:

Departure Lounge

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Since there's still no clear winner I thought up some more:

Itchy Feet

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And a Simpson's inspired one:

Are We There Yet?

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Suddenly had this idea of remote places and the one most often cited as being waaay out there - Timbuktu !

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  • Or a variant like Timbuktu to Kalamazoo, from perhaps Dr Seuss? – hippietrail Sep 9 '11 at 14:20
  • I thought of this theme too but not this example. Mine all sounded too Australia specific: Beyong the Black Stump, The Back of Beyond, Woop Woop so I went with Middle of Nowhere instead. Should I bring in any of those others though? – hippietrail Sep 9 '11 at 14:21
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The Tourist Trap!

Seemed to emerge in my head while thinking about this in my sleep (-:

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  • I loved the irony but I suppose some take the negative implication too seriously... – hippietrail Sep 3 '11 at 12:31
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OK one more answer from me:

Small World

or some variant thereof

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Here's one more which is kind of "listy" in some slight way like a logged chatroom and also travelish:

The Itinerary

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How about:

The Middle of Nowhere

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The Travellers' Lounge

Pit Stop

Watering Hole

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There doesn't seem to be any standard or obvious "travel + meeting" metaphor but there are places where we at least crowd around...

Baggage Carousel

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One that emerged after a random, random discussion in the chat room:

There and Back

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Another one that I thought of after thinking about where I get most of my information while travelling:

The Common Room

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  • I kept thinking of this one too but always thought too many people wouldn't grok it. – hippietrail Sep 21 '11 at 7:59
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More from me all variations on a theme:

The Way

The Route

En Route

On the Way

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I tried to think of some "room" related ones that are also travel-related:

The Map Room

The Chart Room

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I didn't want to submit more suggestions but just now I realized nobody mentioned this classic:

The Travel Bug

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Here's a couple of international destinations famous for being totally overrun by tourists:

  • Freak Street (Street in Kathmandu, Nepal named after the hippies in the 60s that got there by the hippie trail)
  • Khaosan Road (Current hub in Bangkok for years of tourists entering, leaving, or just stuck permanently in Southeast Asia)
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And what about:

Customs & Immigration

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And then there's Stop Over or Lay Over.

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The Last Homely House

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How about The Spanish Steps?

(A large staircase in Rome permanently occupied by hoards of travelers hanging out)

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