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France, U.S., Spain top world tourism destinations

Paul Heymont ·
Spain breaks into the top three, and may be headed higher as French numbers revive and the U.S. sees a slump.
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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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12 Hot Destinations for 2020

Paul Heymont ·
An adventure travel company suggests twelve spots where travel may make a difference, to the locals, the travelers or both.
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Nov. 3, 2019: Economy Candy, Lower East Side, New York

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a walking tour of the Lower Eat Side's storefronts.
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What’s South Africa Best Known For?

SA Sports (Guest) ·
A look at some of the things that make South Africa popular as a tourist destination, especially its sporting events (sponsored content)
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January 1, 2020: Arderne Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe views some of the most impressive trees in South Africa at the Arderne Gardens.
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#352)

Paul Heymont ·
Welcome to this week's travel puzzle! New clues will post daily; You can beat The Puzzler by finding the answer before it's revealed in next Monday's blog.
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Cherokee Trace Wild Animal Park, Texas

Marilyn Jones ·
Enjoy a family outing with wild animals as Marilyn Jones visits with her granddaughter.
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Awash with Excitement

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell recounts a visit to Awash National Park in Ethiopia.
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3 Best Travel Destinations for Adventure Lovers

Veselina (Guest) ·
Need some suggestions for where you might want to go on your next adventure trip? Take a look at these three from around the globe (sponsored content)
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Shaza Hotels: Experience Middle-Eastern Luxury, Comfort & Class

Shaza Hotels (Guest) ·
Sponsored content about a luxury hotel in Saudi Arabia.
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Black Rhinos on the move

Paul Heymont ·
A troop of rare black rhinos have been moved from South Africa to a new home in Malawi as part of a scheme to protect the endangered species.
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Philly gets a 'new' old museum

Paul Heymont ·
The Penn Museum of the University of Pennsylvania has re-opened with a big expansion and reorganization of its collections.
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Tulbagh, Western Cape, South Africa (Where Gumbo was #351)

Professorabe ·
Gumbo was visiting the charming historic town of Tulbagh in South Africa.
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Air Maroc adds Africa to Oneworld

Paul Heymont ·
Oneworld gains access to dozens of new destinations with Royal Air Maroc's membership in the alliance.
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Air Italy: Another airline dream crashes

Paul Heymont ·
Ironically, the airline that hoped to replace bankrupt Alitalia is gone, while Alitalia continues, somehow, to fly.
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East Jesus, Slab City, California

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows an interesting art installation in a unique squatter city.
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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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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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Would you believe: Beach tours to N. Korea!

Paul Heymont ·
There's always a new "undiscovered" place for vacations to be found (just the other day we had a piece about a former Albanian navy fortress that wants visitors) but this one is probably off the page for quite a few: Beach tours of North Korea, with...
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Strolling Along in Historic Holland

Marilyn Jones ·
  The last day of my AmaWaterways Tulip Time river cruise I visit Zaanse Schans near Amsterdam.  At first glance it seems like an elaborate theme park celebrating Dutch history, but in actuality, this is a historic community with an...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 8, 2015: Elk, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
    A few springs ago I was visiting Denver and decided to make an overnight trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, through Estes Park.  The higher passes and most scenic drives were closed because of snow and ice, but I was rewarded...
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Spain's booming tourism hits record numbers

Paul Heymont ·
Spain's busy beaches (Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, above)             Photo: Wouter Hagens / Wikimedia   If it seems like you've seen a stream of articles lately about Spanish towns wondering whether there's a...
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Anatomy of a Trip (Why Oaxaca?)

PortMoresby ·
  In a word, food.  More on the subject later.   I’ve lived most of my life between 10 and 500 miles from Mexico.  For 24 years my house was 10 miles from the port of entry at Naco, Arizona/Sonora, in Bisbee, 1988 to...
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Kruger National Park - South Africa

GarryRF ·
These photos were taken this week in Kruger Game reserve in South Africa. It covers over 7,500 sq. miles. These pix are the follow on from Thursdays Picture Of The Day. Hope you enjoy them !  
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Around the World in a Day with Coca-Cola

Samantha ·
A Coke and a Smile was playing constantly through my mind while exploring the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia. It is a wonderful place to escape on a hot day. The unlimited drinks at the Taste It Sampling Bar also helped. My husband...
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Kenya's wildebeests: On the road again, and on TV

Paul Heymont ·
Every year, millions of wildebeests migrate from one grazing area to another in Africa, centered on Kenya, crossing open land, water and forest. And this year, they'll do it on live TV.   The northward migration, from the Serengeti to the Maasai...
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Cruising solo just got more affordable

Marilyn Jones ·
  Being single means sometimes I travel alone.  Generally speaking this means I have no one to share costs with—hotels, car rental and gas. But otherwise expenses such as airfare and restaurants are the same.   One standout where...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 7, 2015: The World Timeclock, Alexanderplatz

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the more unusual clocks I've seen in some time (pun intended) is the World Time Clock (Weltzeituhr) in Berlin's Alexanderplatz .  It was constructed in former Communist East Berlin in 1969 (and restored in 1997, after...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 22, 2015: Ampelmann, the East German Pedestrian Crossing Light Symbol, Berlin, Germany

Ottoman ·
  You may be asking yourself "Why is Ottoman doing a Picture of the Day featuring pedestrian crossing lights?"  Well ladies and gentlemen, these are not just ordinary pedestrian crossing lights...this is Ampelmann.       So...
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Greece hopes for tourist boom on Mideast fears

Paul Heymont ·
Greece, which a year ago was losing tourist business because of fears of economic crisis, lack of cash in ATMs and possible disorder, is hoping to have a better time this year as crises in the Middle East kill tourism business there. Greece is...
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Germans Reflect on Reunification

Travel Rob ·
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Hi-speed rail to connect Miami, Orlando

Paul Heymont ·
With stations already under construction, a new rail service connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando is on track for a 2017 launch, with trains that will provide airline-style amenities without the airport hassle.   The new...
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Exploring Namibia – Part 1

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe takes us on the beginning of a great safari adventure in Namibia, through some dramatic desert scenery.
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East Gill Falls, Swaledale, North Yorkshire

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a visit to a beautiful waterfall, this one East Gill Falls in North Yorkshire.
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Honeymoon Planning: Where to Go and What to Do

Helen Bradford ·
Helen Bradford, in her first post on TravelGumbo, shares some great suggestions for the perfect honeymoon.
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Indulge In The Beauty Of Kenya With These Must-Visit Places

Ruby Daub ·
Kenya is known to be one of the most attractive tourist spots of this planet. Its beautiful landscapes, huge varieties of animals and extremely humble and welcoming folks make this place absolutely amazing. Treat yourself to an exciting African experience as there are so many places to explore in Kenya. Its rich history and culture, natural beauty and rural ambience are totally incredible. Kenya is considered to be a heaven for the tourists who want to be closer to mother earth for a while.
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Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens, London (Where Gumbo Was #247)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the Albert Memorial in London's Kensington Gardens. The memorial is a tribute to Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband, who died of typhoid fever at the age of 42.
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Museum at Eldridge Street (Where Gumbo Was #251)

Jonathan L ·
A visit to one of New York's most historic and beautiful synagogues with Jonathan L, who share its history with us.
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The Charm of the Most Beautiful Mountains Will Amaze You!

Kaitlyn Angles ·
Many people drive inspiration from different things. What is your inspiration> well, if you ask in your circle and social groups; you might end up in mountains. There are many fellows who take inspiration from the charm and beauty of mountains. Have you ever pondered about the gorgeous mountains that the world has stored for you? Yes, the world is full of wonders and beauties. When talking about landscapes, sceneries, mountains and hills; there are plenty of options that are absolutely...
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Kew Gardens re-opens huge greenhouse

Paul Heymont ·
After years of restoration, the largest Victorian glass house in the world reopens.
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Central India, Pt.4: Mandu

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's journey in central India continues, this week with a stop in beautiful Mandu, with visits to palaces, stepwells and monuments. Be sure you follow the good professor's travels!
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Discovering the pearl of Africa

Ababa Safaris ·
Hello every one, all members in this travel forums, We are giving a chance to all members to discover the best of Uganda in our Eleven days Gorilla trekking safari. Did you know that 1/2 of the remaining Mountain Gorillas live in Uganda? follow us with all questions like how to Book the gorilla safari, when to book the Gorilla permit, what is required for booking the Gorilla permit, your expectations in Your dream safari to Uganda and many more. I wish you a wonderful good week
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New tunnel could link Europe, Africa

Paul Heymont ·
New engineering studies give hope to promoters of a project that had seemed stalled.
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June 20, 2018: Beer in a Carton

George G. ·
Who would have guessed you could buy beer in a milk-style carton in South Africa. George G explains why.
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National Museum of African Art, Washington DC (Where Gumbo was #273)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington DC. The museum has fascinating collection of art and artifacts, and George G shares some of its highlights.
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The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to a small art museum with a large collection in Norfolk VA
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A Rambler in Strasbourg

Paul Heymont ·
PHeymont's fallen in love with Strasbourg, and shares some pictures and memories of a recent stay.
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Animal Interaction Experiences in Africa

Hayden Myers (Guest) ·
Hayden Myers shares some unique suggestions on opportunities to interact with the large animals of Africa -- in their home environments!
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With warmer winters, Danish storks arrive early

Paul Heymont ·
Earlier springs are bringing storks north earlier, and letting them winter over further north than in the past.
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