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A Price War over Trans-Atlantic? TravelGumbo interviews Norwegian Air

Travel Rob ·
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A Place of Fairy Tales & Magic – The Biltmore Estate

GutterPup ·
By JP Chartier NUZZLED SNUGLY, DEEP WITHIN THE PISGAH NATIONAL FOREST AND ENCIRCLED BY MOUNTAINS THAT BREATHE BLUE SMOKE IS WHERE YOU CAN FIND THIS PLACE OF FAIRY TALES AND MAGIC. The opulent and somewhat imposing French Renaissance,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 15, 2015: Sweetgrass Baskets

Paul Heymont ·
  Among the many traditions of the Lowcountry around Charleston SC few are as fascinating or as rich in history as basketweaving using sweetgrass—native bulrush. These baskets are displayed for sale by their makers on the steps of the...
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Magnolia Plantation: Beautiful but Complicated

Paul Heymont ·
  This story started out simple: A visit to a beautiful riverside plantation, renowned for its centuries-old formal gardens. But the past is usually not so simple, and in this instance involves not only the ugly story of the slavery that made...
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Delta's Cutting International Seats. Will United and American Follow?

Travel Rob ·
Delta is cutting seats for their international routes next winter by 3 percent. A strong dollar and regions that are feeling the decline in oil prices are the markets mainly affected. Service to Africa, Brazil ,India,Japan and the Middle East are...
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Visiting Sicily: An introductory overview

DrFumblefinger ·
    Travel guru Rick Steves likes to say (and I'm paraphrasing) that Italy either gets better or worse as you head south from Rome, depending on what you like.  If you like a quieter people, trains running almost on time, etc. head...
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Trinidad de Cuba

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Trinidad de Cuba seems frozen in time. That was my immediate reaction on arrival. That was my leaving thought after exploring it for a week too. It's difficult not to fall in love with such a enchanting and unique city especially after experiencing a...
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Spain's 'killer lake' to be disarmed

Paul Heymont ·
Carbon dioxide trapped in water at an abandoned mine site has the potential to erupt and replace oxygen, killing hundreds. Help is on the way.
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World tourism numbers on the rise

Paul Heymont ·
International tourism numbers are growing at the fastest rate in years, but some big jumps mean less than they seem to.
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Spain: No room at the inn?

Paul Heymont ·
Spain's had a tourism boom, especially since travel to North Africa and the Middle East tanked, but high demand is pushing prices up.
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Nov. 10, 2017: Hedgehog, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook presents background information and some great photos of a hedgehog, found in the pasture with some sheep!
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Arctic Tern Colony, Long Nanny, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a gallery of photos and detailed natural history of this fascinating bird, which has the world's longest migratory routes.
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Dubai Museum (Where Gumbo Was #219)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the Dubai Museum in the United Arab Emirates. The Museum is housed in an old 18th century fort, the oldest building in the city, and contains a large variety of exhibits which document the history of the region.
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May 30, 2017: Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones takes us to a sanctuary that rehabilitates injured seabirds and works to raise awareness of the perils they face.
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The West Coast of Puerto Rico

Jonathan L ·
A frequent visitor to Puerto Rico, Jonathan L had never before visited the island's west coast. He shares the visit with us here.
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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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Il Capo: Palermo's Ancient Market

Paul Heymont ·
One of Palermo's best attractions is this open-air market that's been doing business every day for a thousand years.
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April 18, 2017: Sunrise, Sunset: Life in the South African Bush

Marilyn Jones ·
Join Marilyn Jones on a photo-safari in South Africa.
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US-EU Visa Waiver war could get hotter

Paul Heymont ·
U.S. hints that Visa Waiver Program may get tighter, rather than complying with EU requirement to include all EU citizens.
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A Market and More in Nürnberg

Paul Heymont ·
With a day free to poke around, PHeymont found a late winter market with early spring crops and some unusual contradictions.
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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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May 2, 2017: Bo-Kapp, Cape Town, South Africa

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones takes us on a visit to one of South Africa's, and the world's most colorful neighborhoods.
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May 16, 2017: A luxurious afternoon at sea

Marilyn Jones ·
Join Marilyn Jones on an afternoon cruise from Cape Town, South Africa on a luxury catamaran.
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Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily

Paul Heymont ·
Agrigento, Sicily's Valley of the Temples is the world's largest archaeological site, and its mysteries are also immense. PHeymont visited and reports.
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Caguas Botanical Gardens: a taste of history and culture

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of the garden, which is organized to mirror aspects of the island's culture and history.
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So, what’s it worth ?

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares a discussion and thoughts on the value of things using a memorable experience in Yemen.
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Got 15 weeks? Cunard's got a Round-the-World cruise

Paul Heymont ·
Queen Victoria will make a 107-day, 30-port, 6-continent round-the-world trip next year.
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Lanzarote: an Undervalued Paradise

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a great photoessay and details of Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands and a favorite of Ian's. It is a slice of underappreciated paradise.
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Norwegian looks east: Is Japan next for cheap flights?

Paul Heymont ·
After shaking up the trans-Atlantic travel market, Norwegian is turning its sights on new horizons, possibly Japan.
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Air Berlin ends Oct. 28, news soon on Alitalia

Paul Heymont ·
Air Berlin sets the date for the end of all flights, while Alitalia has a couple of weeks left to learn its fate.
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'World's Most-Useless Airport' opens, finally

Paul Heymont ·
Saint Helena, a tiny British dot 1200 miles from Africa gets its first air connection to the rest of the world...if anyone wants to visit.
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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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