I used to be a gold member and am not anymore. I loved having the option to use it for more personal topics and picture sharing. However, I'm confused when people use it for travel tips. Isn't that something we could all benefit from and the OP could benefit from having more members comment on?
Note: this isn't to attach the OP of the travel tips thread. I'm just genuinely curious why these are gold and not open. I've noticed this on lots of other threads lately too.