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Amsterdam councillors: cheap visitors, stay home!

PHeymont ·
Amsterdam's fiinance councillor wants only visitors who can pay for lavish meals...
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Life imitating art imitating life?

PHeymont ·
A huge living representation of a Van Gogh painting created in a Chinese field as part of a tourism conference.
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Oct. 25, 2017: Harvard Square, Cambridge

Samantha ·
Take a walk with Samantha through the famed neighborhood that is a center to both the university and the city of Cambridge.
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October 11, 2017: Beautiful Boston Harbor and Long Wharf

Samantha ·
Boston's historic Long Wharf impresses Samantha for its views, and as a place to relax and watch the harbor and airplanes.
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Dubai's Spice Souk

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares images of an aromatic and visually interesting visit to Dubai's famous spice market.
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Top 5 activities in Auckland

Aqib S (Guest) ·
Some suggestions for your top must-do activities in Auckland (sponsored content)
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Abandoned Asylums: An Unusual Destination

Marilyn Jones ·
Books that can inspire travel come in all sorts: Here's an unusual one that caught Marilyn Jones' attention.
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Ends of the Line: Taking the #1 Train, NYC

Jonathan L ·
Every New York subway line has its own character; Jonathan L begins an exploration of what's at their ends, starting with his home line.
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May 4, 2020: Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob Explores exciting Ikebukuro in Toshima, Tokyo.
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Trabzon, Turkey: Ancient History, Modern Life

Lestertheinvestor ·
Lester shares a visit to the ancient city of Trabzon, exploring its history and sights.
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The Many Lives of Brooklyn's Industry City

PHeymont ·
PHeymont visits a Brooklyn phoenix. After 125 years, the the world's first integrated industrial park and transport park lives on.
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Start planning now for family vacations

Marilyn Jones ·
Thinking about next summer? Travel expert Marilyn Jones has some suggestions to get your planning started!
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Unmissable Sights in Budapest

NikOl-Bp ·
We often travel to other countries, other cities, but not always for sightseeing. Conference, meeting, maybe for some service. These trips sometimes takes several days, but we can also decide to connect the pleasant to the useful and look around the city. Here is a brief introduction for those, whose destination is Budapest. What is a must see, from the Hungarian capital. I recommend this article, which contains more than 100 sights, for those who want to spend more days in Budapest, or want...
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Berlin plans a car-free test

PHeymont ·
After a number of experiments, Berlin is ready to close a major shopping area to cars for a six-month trial.
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Dutch give Airbnb new legal twist

PHeymont ·
Under Dutch law, middlement can't charge both sides of a transaction; a disputed court ruling orders Airbnb to refund fees paid by renters.
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Five Top Things to do in Marseille

Michael ·
Michael Dehoyos offers a feature-packed itinerary for Marseille with plenty to upset any pre-conceptions you may have.
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Top 10 Most Beautiful Gardens In The World

Emily (Guest) ·
It's hard not to be attracted to a beautiful garden. Today Emily shares some of the world's finest.
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The 'Strip District' of Pittsburgh

George G. ·
George G revisits a street he often went to with his parents when he was a child. He shares some observations on how it has changed.
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Ramblings in Danville, Virginia

George G. ·
George G wraps up his series on visiting Danville, Virginia, with an interesting look at the city's interesting history and historic architecture.
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Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

George G. ·
George G visits the historic spa town of Berkeley Springs and shares its history and some of its interesting sites.
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Nov. 5, 2019: Corinth, Greece

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones visits the site of the ancient Greek city of Corinth, with historic connections to ancient Greece and Rome, and to the apostle St Paul.
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April 15, 2020: Around Brera, Milan

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger wanders the streets of the Brera region of Milan.
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April 17, 2020: Old Customs House, Key West

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoyed this beautiful 19th century Customs House, now an art gallery, on Key West's historic waterfront.
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Scenes from Key West's Historic Waterfront

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger explores some of the attractions in Key West's historic waterfront district.
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The very best UK Golf Breaks

Khanam D (Guest) ·
Golfers -- some suggestions for enjoying your favorite sport in the UK (sponsored content)
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Amsterdam aims new rules at unruly visitors

PHeymont ·
Amsterdam would like fewer visitors, especially those who come for the weed and red light tourism.
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Barcelona's "Other Architect"

PHeymont ·
Almost everyone who visits Barcelona goes knowing a little about Antonio Gaudi, the “moderniste” architect of the Sagrada Familia basilica and a host of unusual early 20th century buildings. Those who don’t soon find out that Gaudi...
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The Beauty of Brussels

Marilyn Jones ·
    You would need a week to properly see Brussels, but if you only have a few hours, make good use of your time and take an organized tour.  I was fortunate to be on an AmaWaterways river cruise shore excursion when I visited the...
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Ethiopia Musings: 2) Languages and People

Lestertheinvestor ·
  Amharic ( not Aramaic) and English are the two official languages of Ethiopia, although Amharic is the one most people speak.  While there are up to 80 different languages and dialects spoken throughout the country, Amharic is the working...
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Portland, Oregon - Part II - Exploring

HistoryDigger ·
   Portland claims to thrive on weird. Tattoos, long beards, sandals and fleece. And there's the odd vegan strip club and naked bike ride. But to a visitor from New Orleans, city of crazy, Portland feels tame and easygoing. Even the dogs...
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New Orleans—Museum Highlights Young Voices of Resilience

HistoryDigger ·
Stories shape our past and mold our present. New Orleanians have been retelling Hurricane Katrina disaster stories for a decade——odysseys of helicopter evacuations, ruined homes, and lost loved-ones.   But now we are changing the...
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More Art under Your Feet

PHeymont ·
In a previous  BLOG , we took a look at some of the world's most popular art, and in a form you'll not often find in museums, but can be found nearly everywhere: manhole covers. The best of them combine real art with civic pride and history....
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Chinese ice cream truck visits NYC

PHeymont ·
An unusual sight late last month, this Chinese ice cream truck was parked in New York's Flatiron district, giving out samples of Chinese-style ice cream as part of a tourism promotion for Hangzhou Province. The flavors included Sweet Olive and...
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Sensoji Temple in Tokyo Mirrors Japan

Travel Rob ·
Sensoji Temple is an large Buddhist temple complex in Tokyo dedicated to the Buddhist Deity, Bodhisattva Kannon. Sensoji consists of gates, multiple halls, gardens, a pagoda, and a waterfall. There is also Asakusa Shrine,...
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Why Missouri is Not just a Fly Over State

DangTravelers ·
What do you think of when asked about the state of Missouri?  A few years ago, all that would come to mind were the cities of St. Louis and Branson, but not much else.  It was a pass-through state to many other destinations for us, but never...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 1, 2015: Berlin Construction Worker

PHeymont ·
It's taken us almost a month to track down what we found, this imposing 20-foot construction worker, standing on a pedestrian path just off buy Karlliebknechstrasse in Berlin's Mitte district.   He gets no attention in guidebooks, but he's been...
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French firm named to upgrade London's Underground

PHeymont ·
Four of the oldest lines of London's Underground—over 150 years old—are due for major engineering work that will allow them to run more trains faster as London's growing population tries to jam into the cars. The work involves new...
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Our 3 Favorite Beaches on Philipsburg, St. Martin

Samantha ·
At one point in time we had a time share in Saint Maarten (I know, I know) and have been there a few times. While we were there, we always had to spend some time in Philipsburg. Before heading there the first time we knew that Saint Maarten was a...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 25, 2015: Godafoss, Iceland

Ottoman ·
Iceland is a very lovely country containing many beautiful waterfalls, such as Godafoss.   Goðafoss (Icelandic: waterfall of the gods) is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. It is located in the Bárðardalur ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 5, 2015: Karakoy and Galata Tower

PHeymont ·
The Galata Tower, built originally by Genoese in the 14th century as part of Constantinople's defenses survived the Ottoman conquest a century later and later served as a fire tower. Today, it includes an observation deck, a restaurant and nightclub....
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Hiking Mt. Takao in Japan

Travel Rob ·
            View from Mt Takao             Takao-san Guchi  Station- near base of Mt Takao    Tokyo is unfairly viewed as a...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 23, 2015: Pigeon River High Falls, Minnesota / Ontario Border

Ottoman ·
Pigeon River High Falls forms part of the Canada–United States border between the state of Minnesota and the province of Ontario, west of Lake Superior.  Pigeon River alternates between navigable waters and cascades or waterfalls.  As...
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Portland, Oregon — Part I - Eating

HistoryDigger ·
  Portland’s vibe is mellow and friendly; its culture is food-forward. We, newbies, came to eat, taste wine (apologies to the breweries), and walk. We expected cool temperatures but arrived at the height of a heat wave, so we paced...
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Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PHeymont ·
This week, Gumbo was hanging out at what might be called the capital of Romantic Germany, Heidelberg Castle. It’s among the most important Renaissance structures north of Italy, and one of the foundations of Heidelberg’s tourist industry....
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Anatomy of a Trip, Oaxaca: Mercado Benito Juarez

PortMoresby ·
  A great number of things in Mexico are named for the country’s most beloved historical leader, Benito Juarez, born in a Zapotec village in the State of Oaxaca.  It’s fitting, then, that the original market in the city is named...
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Discovering Greenville, SC’s West End Historic District

Marilyn Jones ·
  A new visitor to Greenville, SC, I hear of Falls Park on the Reedy, but have no idea where it is located. Walking along Main Street, I stop and ask a young woman for directions. She smiles and says it is right across the street. Indeed, Falls...
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Berlin's official city bear dies at 34

PHeymont ·
Schnute the bear, who has been the official living representative of the bear that appears in Berlin's coat of arms and all over the city, has died at 34. The female brown bear was euthanized after suffering a series of debilitating illnesses,...
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Anatomy of a Trip, Oaxaca: Getting Acquainted

PortMoresby ·
  Oaxaca de Juarez is a beautiful city, no question, but what impressed me most were the people I met, Mexican and expat, in all walks of life.  I’ve never visited a place where the warmth and kindness of the residents stood out as it...
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Oslo joins the march to car-free zones

PHeymont ·
While Paris, Copenhagen and other cities have tried out car-free days or are planning some as a test, Oslo is going full on with a plan to get private cars out of the central downtown district by 2019 to help slash greenhouse gas emissions by 50%....
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Hailongtun Castle to be upgraded as top China tourist site

DrFumblefinger ·
  The government of Huichuan district plans to invest 2 billion RMB to upgrade Guizhou's first World Heritage site, Hailongtun Castle.  It is to be a 5A tourist destination, the highest rating given by the China National Tourism...
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