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Re: Biggest Apple Ever: NY Gets 54M Tourists, Expects More!

DrFumblefinger ·
Are you sure that number is correct? Paris does just over 20 million visitors a year.
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Re: Biggest Apple Ever: NY Gets 54M Tourists, Expects More!

PHeymont ·
We'd have to compare the methods used by the two cities in counting. Tourism figures are notoriously difficult (are business travelers disaggregated? Regional visitors? etc.) It's possible that if Paris used the NY methodology, it would have a much larger figure.
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Re: Biggest Apple Ever: NY Gets 54M Tourists, Expects More!

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: We'd have to compare the methods used by the two cities in counting. Tourism figures are notoriously difficult (are business travelers disaggregated? Regional visitors? etc.) It's possible that if Paris used the NY methodology, it would have a much larger figure. Gotcha. A bit of an apples and oranges comparison. Sort of whether to count all migratory birds or only the snowbirds.
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Rochester Skyline

Jonathan L ·
Rochester Skyline
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I-480 brige

Jonathan L ·
I-480 brige
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Genesee river 2

Jonathan L ·
Genesee river 2
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Genesee River

Jonathan L ·
Genesee River
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Tiny retro diner on Route 96, Owego, New York

PHeymont ·
Tiny retro diner on Route 96, Owego, New York
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Grim reminder of a firefighter's danger

PHeymont ·
Grim reminder of a firefighter's danger
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Biggest Apple Ever: NY Gets 54M Tourists, Expects More!

PHeymont ·
New York's tourism industry played host to 54.3 million tourists this year, a record, and expects to break it next year with more than 55 million. Most NY visitors? Canada and UK with over a million each, followed by Brazil, France and Germany. MORE
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* Fireworks will Fill the Skies of Dubai *

Travel Rob ·
Dubai says it has over 400,000 fireworks this New Years Eve.Read more about the increbible plans.This will be something to see. http://travel.france24.com/con...rs-eve-firework-show UPDATE:  The show in Dubai is getting rave reviews:...
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Aug. 13, 2016: At the French Market, New Orleans

PHeymont ·
A small fountain celebrates New Orleans' musical heritage at the historic riverfront market.
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Re: 52 Places for 52 Weeks

DrFumblefinger ·
Seems the New York Times needs to take a lesson from TravelGumbo. We offer you a new destination or two every day -- not just one a week! Go Gumbo!
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Penguins grooming each other

PHeymont ·
Penguins grooming each other
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Lionfish

PHeymont ·
Lionfish
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Cuttlefish at dinner

PHeymont ·
Cuttlefish at dinner
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Re: Visitor Totals: The "Ears" Eat the "Apple"

PHeymont ·
I think Orlando is a big pull for overseas travelers as well, which bodes well for them. Length of stay is an issue, especially, for New York; I think we get people on a shorter stay because of the cost. For overseas travelers, I think NY and Orlando are often both on the agenda, based on the questions I used to see on other boards!
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Re: Visitor Totals: The "Ears" Eat the "Apple"

DrFumblefinger ·
Interesting piece, Paul. I believe that both are actually drawing more people than Paris (France) is as well. I don't see much of an overlap in the target populations these cities draw from. Orlando is very clearly family-oriented, with multiple theme parks. More of a budget destination, although with admissions at the parks being what they are, not that cheap anymore. New York City a big cosmopolitan attraction. Most folks would consider it too expensive for "family travel".
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Re: Airbus designs a seat with storage but with less legroom

PHeymont ·
I love the idea of better storage space, but I'm not ready to put my legs in the overhead! I'm sure this design would work well with 40" pitch, but not with 30-32" as we mostly get. But perhaps if they made the bins about half the depth shown in the design, there might be footroom and storage.
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Re: Airbus designs a seat with storage but with less legroom

DrFumblefinger ·
As Paul says, without adequate pitch between the rows, this would be painful. Might be useful on planes that only fly one or two hours, but it would kill you on a long haul.
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Re: Airbus designs a seat with storage but with less legroom

Travel Rob ·
People forget things on planes now. Imagine if their bags were truly out of sight.
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52 Places for 52 Weeks

PHeymont ·
With a destination for each week of the New Year, the NY Times has laid out a banquet of places, some of them "of course" and some of them definitely "what the...?" Even the usual get a twist; the note on Paris talks of places beyond the...
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Airbus designs a seat with storage but with less legroom

Travel Rob ·
Airbus designs a new seat with added storage. but less legroom
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Visitor Totals: The "Ears" Eat the "Apple"

PHeymont ·
New York City hit a record high of over 54 million visitors last year—but it wasn't enough to keep Mickey's hometown of Orlando from becoming the No. 1-visited U.S. city with 4 million more. New York has a lot of attractions, but lacks...
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New England Aquarium, Boston (Where Gumbo was #192)

DrFumblefinger ·
We visit the destination of this past week's travel puzzle, Boston's New England aquarium.
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Re: New England Aquarium, Boston (Where Gumbo was #192)

GarryRF ·
Some amazing and colourful nature photos DrF. I had eight hours to see Boston between flights. Wonderful - walkable City.
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December 18, 2016: Central Park - New York City

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to see an aspect he loves in Central Park: its water features, the ponds, streams and lakes that make it so memorable.
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July 2, 2017: Lockport, NY

Jonathan L ·
Lockport NY was part of the original Erie Canal. The locks above are part of the new canal (built in 1908).
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Sir William Van Horne Billiards Room

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob takes us to the Billards Room on Minister's Island, New Brunswick, Canada.
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Re: Ellis Island Finally Open a Year After Superstorm Sandy

chatterbot2 ·
This is good news. Makes me want to go to NYC just to see Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
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Re: And the tallest US building goes to?

Man Overboard ·
The judges have chosen the "fairest in the land". I would be happy to tour both buildings. The ingenuity of architects and engineers never ceases to impress me. Some buildings that I have particularly enjoyed touring - the World Trade Center and the Rockefeller Center in NY, the dome of St. Peter's in Rome, all of St. Paul's in London, the Reichstag in Berlin and all of the small historical buildings at Greenfield Village, Michigan.
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Re: Photography at the Edges, New York & San Francisco

PHeymont ·
I did, indeed, go to the two exhibits at the Met...and they actually have a relation to the SF show that PortMoresby has described. Marville, in particular, was working at the beginning of photography, without all the digital devices, or even a light meter, and with media so slow that a photograph of a relatively busy street appears to be empty of traffic—because during the 30 seconds needed to expose that plate no one stayed in front of the camera long enough to register an image! The Paris...
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Re: Photography at the Edges, New York & San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
Maybe "monochrome" is a better word for what we think of as black & white photography. An extreme example would be cyanotypes, in shades of blue. Many thanks, PHeymont, for your descriptions of the Met shows, and for reminding me that everything old is new again. The addition of Man Ray's fantastic picture above is perfect. Joyeux Anniversaire, Tour Eiffel.
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Re: Photography at the Edges, New York & San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
Another addition to the list of current shows of great photography, this one in Paris. Ten years after his death, Henri Cartier-Bresson at the Pompidou, until June 9th.
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Re: Photography at the Edges, New York & San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
Speaking again of black&white, the monthly events newsletter from Mrs. Dalloway's Literary & Garden Arts store in Berkeley just arrived. Down at the very bottom was this intiguing notice which I mean to check out in person in 11 days. Mrs. Dalloways is at 2904 College Avenue in Berkeley. mrsdalloways.com "The Watchmaker Series." Beautiful black and white silver gelatin prints on archival quality paper. Ready for 8 x 10 frame. $65. When Craig was asked to fix a case that contained a...
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Re: Photography at the Edges, New York & San Francisco

DrFumblefinger ·
Among my greatest photography influences were Matthew Brady, whose grainy and gritty images of the Civil War made it so very "real" to future generations just learning about it in history books. And of course the great work of Ansel Adams. Far from gritty and grainy. Truly a visionary.
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Re: Photography at the Edges, New York & San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
Did you know that the visionary faked 'Moonrise, Hernandez'? Yep. I guess you could say "enhanced". There was no moon. Information courtesy of a friend who worked with AA. Said he was the nicest guy ever.
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Re: Photography at the Edges, New York & San Francisco

GarryRF ·
I enjoy photos of local history. Places that you can visit today with buildings that remain mostly unchanged. This is Lord Street Liverpool around 1890. ....and present day Lord Street - (from a different angle)
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Re: How do you see Airbnb? The Times keeps track.

PHeymont ·
In the beginning, it wasn't so much not positive, as puzzled by what this strange new thing was. All the early articles try to explain by comparing with hotels, couch-surfing, etc. These days, things are often described as being "Airbnb-like." One of those Times articles, in late '09 or early '10, was the first I had noticed and it was a revelation, because we simply don't like hotel rooms. We love being able to be in two or more rooms, and do some cooking and feel like we're living...
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Re: How do you see Airbnb? The Times keeps track.

Travel Rob ·
The NY Times wasn't so much negative, but I remember reports elsewhere that were strongly negative .I'm just not seeing the quanity of those negative stories .
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Re: How do you see Airbnb? The Times keeps track.

PortMoresby ·
The most negative feelings I've seen expressed online directed at Airbnb have been on forums, almost all from those not adventuresome enough to try it but who consider themselves "in the know". I think it must be terribly frustrating for those who'd like us to think they know everything, but who know nothing but hearsay about what's really become a movement. I've been verbally turned on when I've posted anything positive, accused of shilling for the site, among other imaginary sins. I always...
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Re: How do you see Airbnb? The Times keeps track.

Travel Rob ·
I've noticed the press in general is more positive in their reporting for companies such as Airbnb and TripAdvisor when they became mainstream.
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Re: Apr. 29, 2016: Manhattan Municipal Building

Travel Rob ·
Terrific photos! I feel like I'm there.
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Re: Photography at the Edges, New York & San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
One more for the list of wonderful things to see, the world's largest pinhole photograph at Washington D.C.'s National Air & Space Museum. So many things, so little time.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 16, 2015: Chinese New Year Decorations, Singapore

GarryRF ·
Singapore is a fascinating destination. My first impression was "it's where West meets East". A City that celebrates the cultures of all its people. It's a great place to change flights - but - stay a while to take in the culture. I really enjoyed my time there.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 16, 2015: Chinese New Year Decorations, Singapore

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm with Garry. Singapore is a great place to lay over for a day or two when traveling east to west or visa versa. Great food, great people, nice place to stay. It's also the most expensive city to visit in the world now, so budget travel here can be challenging. But if you're going to splurge a day or two, this would be the place.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 16, 2015: Chinese New Year Decorations, Singapore

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Originally Posted by DrFumblefinger: I'm with Garry. Singapore is a great place to lay over for a day or two when traveling east to west or visa versa. Great food, great people, nice place to stay. It's also the most expensive city to visit in the world now, so budget travel here can be challenging. But if you're going to splurge a day or two, this would be the place. There are actually more budget boutique hotels opening up now, which is great. That's usually the biggest expense I find.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 16, 2015: Chinese New Year Decorations, Singapore

GarryRF ·
Singapore was my first introduction to what Chinese Food was all about. Chicken porridge. Fish head soup. Noodles with an added flavour. Sometimes McRonalds is a welcome sight. I do jest. Western Chinese food is readily available too.
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