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Re: Hiking Mt. Takao in Japan

HistoryDigger ·
I love Japan and hiking. This gives me a great place to go to escape the crush of Toyko on our next visit. Thanks for this. I didn't know about it when we lived in Japan.
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Re: Herculaneum, 79 A.D.

IslandMan ·
Thanks for the trip, PortMoresby, it looks like a fascinating place to visit. Those Romans certainly knew how to build a city..
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Re: Herculaneum, 79 A.D.

PHeymont ·
Pompeii has never attracted me, for a number of reasons...but I think you have just sold me on Herculaneum. It sill have to wait a while, sadly, but it is on the list.
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Re: Sunrise over Mt. Rainier, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
Taken from the plane window this morning as I was flying into and out of Seattle.
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Re: Sunrise over Mt. Rainier(L) and Mt. St. Helens (R background). Washington state

DrFumblefinger ·
Taken from the plane window this morning as I was flying into and out of Seattle.
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Re: Sunrise over Mt. Rainier, Washington

TravelandNature ·
This is MY kind of Thanksgiving image. Thnx
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Re: View of Mt. Rundle, Bow River and golf course from Tunnel Mountain

Jonathan L ·
Brings back memories. I lived in Canmore AB for a year as a Fulbright exchange teacher. It was an a amazing experience.
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Re: View of Mt. Rundle, Bow River and golf course from Tunnel Mountain

DrFumblefinger ·
Canmore is on the far side of Mt Rundle, not more than a few miles from where this photo was taken. It is a beautiful place and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay there, Jonathan!
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Re: View of Mt. Rundle, Bow River and golf course from Tunnel Mountain

Jonathan L ·
I taught at Canmore Collegiate HS. Mt. Rundle was the view outside my classroom window. The Three Sisters was the view out of my living room window.
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Re: Namche Bazaar, Nepal. Where Gumbo Was (#119)

HistoryDigger ·
Thanks for posting this piece on one of my favorite areas of the world. Lovely photos. You capture the beauty and majesty of this sacred region that is changing so fast. May they recover from the earthquakes.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 29, 2014. Shira Plateau, Tanzania

DrFumblefinger ·
Hi Garry, By law, you can not climb or go on Mount Kilimanjaro without hiring a local "crew", which would include guide, cooks, porters. Most people do this as part of a travel package, as did I, which for me also included a week of wildlife viewing on the Tanzanian savanna. They take good care of you -- show you the way, warn you of dangers (mostly the altitude and dehydration), carry most of your gear and boil your water and prepare your food. So while remote, it was not a really tough...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 4, 2013: Sunset and Sunrise, Western Icefields, Mt. Kilimanjaro

DrFumblefinger ·
 I enjoy watching sunsets and sunrises whenever I can, mostly because of their beautiful light.  This particular sunset (above) was partially blocked by a thick convoluted mass of clouds below us, but the diffused and changing light were...
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KLM Flash Sale: NYC to Kilimanjaro RT for $798

PHeymont ·
If Mt. Kilimanjaro has been on your mind since reading Hemingway in high school (or if you've seen the movie), here's your chance. KLM has a 24-hour flash sale at $798 RT from NYC, or $848 if you're leaving from Chicago or DC. The fare is only...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 23, 2015: Dawn at Sheffield Camp, Mt. Kilimanjaro

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the most memorable mornings I've ever experienced was at Sheffield camp on the Shira route of Mt. Kilimanjaro.  When the sun set the night before, we were on a dry desert plateau around 15,000 ft above sea level.  When we awoke...
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China plans rail tunnel through Mt. Everest

PHeymont ·
A few weeks ago, we reported on China's rail connections to Western Europe , and not long after that on Russia's interest in a new trans-Siberian road and railroad  that could link Europe to North America. Now, China is giving serious...
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Visiting Key West and the Hemingway House

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares a visit to the Key West, a highlight of which was exploring the Hemingway home.
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December 14, 2017: Snow-shoeing on Mt. Spokane

DrFumblefinger ·
A winter wonderland, DrFumblefinger shares photos of snow-shoeing on Mt. Spokane after a fresh snow-fall.
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March Madness for travel sites

PHeymont ·
For sports fans who have run out of competition to obsess over, a British newspaper has provided a perhaps unintentionally hilarious competition.
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June 14, 2020: Smart Deer, Mt. Rainier National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
These deer are safely grazing beneath a sign that says "no hunting".
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November 13, 2019: Welcome to Montana

Samantha ·
Samantha arrives in Montana, her 40th state, with a welcome that matches its name as Big Sky state.
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Ernest Hemingway Home, Key West (Where Gumbo Was #353)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Ernest Hemingway's home in Old Key West. The home is nicely preserved including with original furniture, memorabilia displays and descendants of the author's six-toed cat.
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Perspectives on East Africa: 3) Lake Manyara National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
(Lake Manyara, viewed from the Serena Lodge, Tanzania) The last safari destination we visited in Tanzania was Lake Manyara National Park.  We left our camp after breakfast and drove the Ngorongoro Crater Rim Drive through...
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A Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro: 1) Ascent to Shira

DrFumblefinger ·
(Summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, viewed from the Shira plateau) Mt. Kilimanjaro has fascinated me ever since I read Ernest Hemingway’s classic novella, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro“.  Little did I know as a schoolboy that I would...
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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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A Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro: 3) Summit and Descent

DrFumblefinger ·
(Western Icefields, viewed from near the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro) We had spent the past week slowly working our way up the slopes of Kilimanjaro via the Shira route, an experience I’ve previously described in blog posts here. ...
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Perspectives on East Africa: 1) Serengeti National Park. “The place where the land moves on forever”

DrFumblefinger ·
(Lioness, Serengeti National Park) It takes a l-o-o-o-ong time to fly from the western USA to Tanzania, at the limits of my travel endurance really.  But I’m about to head out on one of my greatest adventures, a week’s wilderness...
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Perspectives on East Africa: 2) A visit to "Noah's Ark", the Ngorongoro Crater

DrFumblefinger ·
(Wildebeest on a misty morning, from the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania) In all my travels, visiting the Ngorongoro Crater remains one of my most precious experiences.  The setting of this collapsed volcanic crater, its many...
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Namche Bazaar, Nepal. Where Gumbo Was (#119)

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the most memorable places I've ever visited was the Khumbu region of Nepal, home of the friendly Sherpa people.  The main town in this region is Namche Bazaar, the solution to this week's travel puzzle.  Congratulations to...
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A Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb On President's Travel Bucket List

Travel Rob ·
Even the President has a travel bucket list. He told Kenya's CapitalFM, at the end of his Kenya visit, of some places he wants to go post Presidency. President Obama said he wants to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, take a Masai Mara safari, and have a beach...
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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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After 60 years, hotel still waits for opening day

PHeymont ·
Talk about plans gone wrong! A hotel in Sicily that started construction over 60 years ago and was completed over 30 years ago, has still had no guests except the local pigeons. The story is one of those "truth is stranger than fiction" tales.  ...
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Top trails in danger of disappearing

DrFumblefinger ·
    National Geographic online put up this list of 10 great trails in danger of disappearing, for a variety of reasons.  Many of these are in truly memorable settings.  You can read more at this link .   I've hike three of...
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The Many Faces of the Paine Massif, Chile

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger loves mountains and has seen many great ones during his travels. A favorite is the three "horned" section of the Paines Massif in Chile's Torres del Paine National Park.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 26, 2014: Burma, Into the Storm

PortMoresby ·
  Or it could be titled ‘Homage à Jim’, this may be my favorite picture of my travel pal.  For some reason, he didn't invite me on his own trips, which tended to be more athletic (like climbing Kilimanjaro) but he never...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 11, 2014: Highway 395

PortMoresby ·
    My favorite stretch of lonely road in the world is the 200 miles of Highway 395 south from Topaz Lake, where it enters California from Nevada, where these pictures were taken, south through Bridgeport and the turnoff to Bodie , past Mono...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 29, 2014. Shira Plateau, Tanzania

DrFumblefinger ·
Mt. Kilimanjaro  was formed by fusion of three extinct volcanoes (Kibo — 19340′; Mawenzi –16896′; and Shira -- 13000').  There are several routes to Mt. Kilimanjaro's summit most of which are very steep, but get you...
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April 15, 2019: Mt. Fuji, Japan

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shares some photos of iconic Mt. Fuji
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Kluane National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits remote Kluane National Park in the Yukon territory. The park is home to most of the largest mountains in Canada, including it's tallest peak, Mt. Logan. It is home to hundreds of glaciers and forms part of the world's largest non-polar ice cap.
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Swiss "Jetman" Buzzes Mt Fuji

Travel Rob ·
Yves "Jetman" Rossy has recently flown 9 times around Japan's Mt Fuji.Previously he's flown over the city of Rio de Janerio, the Grand Canyon and evenCrossed the English Channel. Read about it  and view a video of his latest...
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New York Harbor: A visit to Lady Liberty!

DrFumblefinger ·
Often the best travel experiences are those which catch us by surprise.  I spend a fair bit of time researching and planning my trips, but love to stumble onto unexpected and memorable events. Like when our visit to Kandy in Sri Lanka coincided...
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Herculaneum, 79 A.D.

PortMoresby ·
    As a visitor to Naples, Italy and the surrounding countryside, it’s hard to disregard the presence of Mt. Vesuvius looming everywhere one goes.  For example, should one forget for a moment, we have only to step onto the...
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Money for nothing and your chicks for free!

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell, the Amateur Emigrant, shares colorful thoughts on what it's like to lead a dozen or so travelers through remote areas of the world.
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Sunrise over Mt. Rainier, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
Sunrise over Mt. Rainier, Washington
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Montane Moorlands, Mt. Kilimanjaro

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some memories and photos of visiting the montane moorlands of Mt. Kilimanjaro's Shira plateau.
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Snow and Ice, Mt. Kilimanjaro

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger recounts camping and trekking through the snow in the upper altitudes of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
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