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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 28, 2014: Elk, Banff, Alberta

Travel Luver ·
Beautiful photos and a great story! I've been told male elk are especially dangerous when they're rutting. Do you know if that's true?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 28, 2014: Elk, Banff, Alberta

GarryRF ·
I know just how she felt. You cut into your steak, you're anticipating that wonderful first taste of a succulent piece of beef. Then as you slowly take it into your mouth the waiter appears ! "How's your steak Sir ?" Nom nom , choke, nom nom. "its fine dank you" cough..... When you really want to raise your arms and chase him into the car park - because you know its something waiters do for fun ! Love the Photos too !!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 28, 2014: Elk, Banff, Alberta

Ottoman ·
Hi GarryRF and Travel Luver! GarryRF...loved your comment. LOL Too funny, and so true. Travel Luver...unfortunately I don't know too much about elk, but I did a little research and came across this article you can link to which I believe will answer your question nicely http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2...k-rut_n_3915764.html In summary, the answer to your question is yes, male elk (aka bulls) can be and usually are much more aggressive during rutting, even toward humans; However, after what I...
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Re: Emirates cuts U.S. flights, blames 'Trump Slump'

DrFumblefinger ·
Having just flown Emirates from Dubai to Colombo and back, and having gone through security at DXB several times, I have these observations to share: 1) Emirates offers among the finest service of any airline in the world. And at a very good price. If it was a convenient option, I wouldn't hesitate to fly Emirates again. The only other airlines in my experience with a similar level of service are Singapore and Thai. American and European airlines don't even come close. 2) DXB has security we...
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Re: Sequoia National Park: Hiking to Pear Lake (The Lakes Trail)

DrFumblefinger ·
The challenge of this particular trail is getting up to the lakes. Once there, the trail is not that hard, although rocky so you have to watch your footing. There are easier places to get into the subalpine zone of some great mountains, PHeymont. Both in California and in the Rockies. When you're ready, we'll pick one and head out there. Likely for a day hike. My knees don't like the weight of a full backpack anymore.
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Re: Gallery: Les Halles, Dijon, France

Travel Luver ·
Love the market!!! I'm a big fan of French wine and cheese. What time of year did you visit Dijon? Also curious about the Canal walk. Was that sort of a "room" to "room" walk? Did you carry a backpack? How did your gear travel with you? How far did you go every day and how many days was the walk? Thanks for this piece.
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Solo Travel: Four unexpected essentials

thepoormadonna ·
I like to think of myself as an international badass seasoned solo traveller. It is my preferred way to see the world. For me, there is nothing more cathartic than knowing I can survive without anyone — knowing that my own company is enough....
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Street Food and Market: Istanbul

HSussman ·
This was our third trip to Istanbul, and we had already covered all the major “must do” tourist locations and several of the minor ones. Yes, Istanbul has some great restaurants, but it’s time to relax and pay some attention to...
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Hiking Angel's Landing in Zion National Park

Nate Alger ·
Nate shares one of his favorite hikes, the famous Angel's Landing trail in beautiful Zion National Park.
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Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage (Part 1)

Lisa Day ·
Lisa Day presents the first in a two part series on hiking and experience the Kumano Koda, a pilgrimage trail in Japan.
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Finding the right packing accessories for your trip

Marilyn Jones ·
Road Warrior Marilyn Jones gives us her insights into what accessories work for her, and how to choose them.
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Luggage to withstand airline handling

Marilyn Jones ·
For someone who's on the road as often as Marilyn Jones, the right bags and the right packing techniques can make a big difference.
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A Marvelous Food Tour in Krakow!

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoyed a wonderful food tour in the beautiful and historic Polish city of Krakow. He shares details and photos of this experience.
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Holiday Gifts for Travelers

Marilyn Jones ·
Constant traveler Marilyn Jones offers her annual round-up of gifts she recommends for travelers.
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Traveling Essentials for Everyone

Guest ·
Some good suggestions for what to include on your packing list for your next big travel adventure (sponsored content)
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Date Ideas for You and Your Partner

Guest ·
Some suggestions for interesting activities on date night (sponsored content)
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A Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro: 2) Ice and Snow

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Fresh snow at sunrise, Sheffield Camp) We had ascended the western base of the volcano this past half week, had hiked through jungle and moorland, as I’ve described in a prior blog post here, and were now entering Kilimanjaro’s...
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United celebrates flying women with all-female crew

PHeymont ·
There are many women working in aviation these days, but there's room for more. And many of the women now working are not in the high-end jobs, including cockpit crews and mechanics. So, United Airlines recent selection of an all-woman crew to take...
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East Beach Trail, Naikoon Provincial Park, Graham Island

DrFumblefinger ·
An 89 km long beach trail on Haida Gwaii, B.C. forms the basis of this adventure.
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UK airlines push for more female pilots

PHeymont ·
In the 40-some years since Britain got its first female commercial airline captain, the numbers on the meter have hardly budged; only 3 percent of the world's pilots are women, and in Britain just under 6 percent.   At a time of worldwide pilot...
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New for Spring and Summer Travel

PHeymont ·
Seasoned traveler Marilyn Jones has been shopping for new and useful travel accessories.
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Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Guest ·
Do you like yoga and want to develop greater expertise at it? Consider Yoga Training in Rishikesh in India's Himalayas, the Yoga Capital of the world
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Comfort and Style on the Go: Clothes for Women on the Road

Helen Bradford ·
Helen Bradford shares some of her ideas on what clothes to pack when you're an active traveler.
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Holiday gifts for travelers

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones spends a lot of time on the road, and keeps her eye out for gifts that can make travelers happy. Her annual recommendations are here.
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Bumped up to Business on Turkish Airlines

Marilyn Jones ·
Frequent flier Marilyn Jones is surprised to find she's been given the Holy Grail of travelers—an upgrade to the front of the plane.
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Sequoia National Park: Hiking to Pear Lake (The Lakes Trail)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Most folks visit Sequoia National Park to see its giant sequoia trees, the largest living things on the earth!  That's a great reason to go and there are wonderful hikes through these amazing forests of giants and the meadows that...
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Google Brings Street View Like "Trekker" to Bordeux Wineries

Travel Rob ·
Google signed agreements with around a dozen wineries in the Bordeaux region to bring the wineries online last year. The first wineries have come online now. It allows Google to bring  "trekker" to France for the first time. Trekker uses a...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 28, 2014: Elk, Banff, Alberta

Ottoman ·
    There are many things I love about summer, one of which is getting out into the sunshine, exploring, and getting close to nature...but not too close.    On a recent visit to Banff, my brother and I pulled into a parking lot for...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 11, 2014: Driftwood, Haida Gwaii

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of my most interesting trekking experiences was a multiday beach backpack along the length of the East Coast Trail, Naikoon Provincial Park, in amazing Haida Gwaii (formerly known as the "Queen Charlotte Islands").   I need to sit down...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 10, 2014. The Highest Highway in Canada

Dr.Y ·
    If you travel west from Calgary, Alberta on the TransCanada Highway, you'll see the Canadian Rockies growing ever larger during your entire journey.  It's an amazing sight! In less than an hour you're right in the heart of...
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Learning the Art of Italian Cooking in Emilia Romagna

Melissa Douglas ·
Every visitor to Italy talks about the wonderful regional food. Melissa Douglas took it a step further with a master cooking lesson shared here.
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Holiday Gifts for Travelers

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones, who spends a lot of time on the road as travel writer, presents her annual expert list of travel-related gift suggestions
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Take-Away Travel Tips

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones is on the road a lot, so her bag is packed with tips to make travel easier for anyone. Here are some of her latest, including comfy socks.
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How RFID can help protect you from identity theft

Marilyn Jones ·
Radio Frequency Identification, designed to make security easy, has become a target for info thieves. Marilyn Jones shows us some defensive measures.
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Mean Spirit: Bags to get 25% squeeze

PHeymont ·
Spirit Airlines shrinks its already small carry-on bag size even further: now it's just a purse or small backpack before you have to pay.
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Why I loved backpacking through Tenerife

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Nick shares his personal experiences backpacking on Tenerife, and why this is a great travel destination.
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Mt. Shasta, California

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger spent a lot of time enjoying the views of beautiful Mount Shasta while on a recent road-trip to California.
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How to Fly through Airports…or at least relax a bit!

PHeymont ·
Back in the old days, the Cunard steamships were advertised with the slogan “Getting There is Half the Fun.” No one is going to say that about flying these days, but many frequent flyers have figured out how to avoid being a...
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Travel hints: Carry on carrying on..

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones was in Finland recently on a trip that changed some of her views on checked vs. carry-on. She offers her thoughts and some suggestions.
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Is there a travel buff on your gift list?

Marilyn Jones ·
What to buy your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers for Christmas isn't always easy; unless they love to travel. There are dozens of gifts to give the active and armchair traveler. Here's a personal selection of my favorites!
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Celebrating Nature on 7 Continents: Encounters with an Arabian Oryx (Asia Pt 1)

Kirsten Hines ·
This week we move from Africa to the United Arab Emirates, where a close encounter with some serious antlers taught me a healthy respect for Arabian Oryx.
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Holiday Travel Gift Guide

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones puts her travel experience to work compiling savvy gift suggestions for fellow travelers.
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Re: Visiting Western Greenland. Part II – Western Greenland on Foot!

DrFumblefinger ·
It's an amazing story, Huw, with beautiful photographs that really made me feel part of your travel experience. I love your sense of adventure. Thanks for sharing this special place with all of us! Are there any polar bears in Greenland? And if so, what precautions would a hiker take. One last question. How heavy was your backpack when you started this journey. The weight of food alone must have been substantial.
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Re: Visiting Western Greenland. Part II – Western Greenland on Foot!

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the detailed info, Huw. I find it interesting and helpful. One last question. Do you use trekking poles when you hike/backpack?
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#171)

PortMoresby ·
Will we get to see what's in his backpack?
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Re: Buying a Carry-On: Harder Than You Think

DrFumblefinger ·
Wheels do add weight and take away space, but if you've a long connection to make at an airport, it's so nice to have the wheeled carryon. If I don't have a roller bag, I use a backpack. Easier to carry and with better balance than a small duffer or other hand held bag.
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