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Re: Oct. 31, 2018: Dia de los Muertos, Cozumel, Mexico

PortMoresby ·
Currently in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. Today was full of action all around town but especially in the zocalo with students dressing up the square and themselves. Tomorrow I’m off to a couple of villages and we’ll see what a Zapatista Dia de los Muertos looks like.
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Re: Where We Went: London, Paris, Toronto

PortMoresby ·
What's also interesting about the information is that it's from hotels.com which says in the first line it's helping us find "the best cities around the world". I'm not sure I buy the premise that popular is best. Another index I also find VERY interesting, in the quest to locate interesting places for longer stays on a budget, is the cost of living index for places around the world. While visitor costs and resident costs are not the same, still, it's an interesting tool and also gives us...
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Re: Where We Went: London, Paris, Toronto

PHeymont ·
That's a great point! I never like "best" lists, anyway...and like to stray into any place that looks good and take a chance on whether it's "Zagat-quality." The cost of living is interesting, too, especially for travelers on tight budgets; my experience in Portugal last summer (see BLOG here on TravelGumbo) has sent a couple of younger colleagues off to plan Portugal trips instead of more expensive parts of Europe.
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Re: Back to Oaxaca: Xochimilco

DrFumblefinger ·
I love the colors of the neighborhood. Was this unique to Xochimilco or a common feature in Oaxaca?
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Re: Back to Oaxaca: Xochimilco

PortMoresby ·
It's everywhere. I touch on the phenomenon in next Saturday's post.
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Re: August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
I know it's high up, but there is still an awful lot of snow up there. What time of year did you take the photos, Samantha?
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Re: August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

Samantha ·
Hi there DrFumblefinger, it was the middle of May! Crazy huh? lol
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Re: Back to Oaxaca: VWs Everywhere!

DrFumblefinger ·
Even more than mole, I believe we now have an ironclad reason to visit Oaxaca! The first car I can remember my father owning was one of these classic bugs -- a light blue one.
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Re: Trainer for Day: Dolphinarium, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Travel Luver ·
That sure looks like a lot of fun! What was the temperature of the water?
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Re: Trainer for Day: Dolphinarium, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Lestertheinvestor ·
Great question -- and I should have put that in. The water was warm -- in the low to mid 80's ( Fahrenheit ). My wife is a woos, so she wore a skin (actually to prevent sun burn). You are not allowed to wear sun-screen as it contaminates the water for the dolphins!
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Re: Trainer for Day: Dolphinarium, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Travel Rob ·
Great info! I feel like I've been through orientation and am ready to go! I hope Dolphinarium sees this great piece.
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Re: December 28, 2015: Broad-Billed Hummingbird, Arizona

Marilyn Jones ·
I love hummingbirds too! I am so impressed with your photo!! I never seem to be able to photograph them without a feeder nearby. Thank you for sharing this beautiful bird!!
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Re: December 28, 2015: Broad-Billed Hummingbird, Arizona

My Thatched Hut ·
Nice shot. I photographed one also this week in Mexico City.
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Re: Under the Cirio Tree

DrFumblefinger ·
What an odd tree! I've been to Baja but never saw one. Guess I've got an excuse to go back now!
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Re: Under the Cirio Tree

My Thatched Hut ·
There are in the Sonoran Desert part of the Baja Peninsula. I drove the peninsula and back. But who needs an excuse to go. It is one of my favourite places.
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Re: Enjoying the Wonderful Sites in Zacatecas, Mexico

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a great tour of a great city. That cathedral is fabulous and the color of the stone used in construction is perfect for a church. Thanks, Tom!
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Re: Enjoying the Wonderful Sites in Zacatecas, Mexico

GarryRF ·
Certainly different to anywhere I've been before. I was looking for somewhere a bit cooler when visiting Puerto Vallarta last summer. This would have been perfect. Nice tour - great photos !
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Re: Enjoying the Wonderful Sites in Zacatecas, Mexico

PHeymont ·
Great pictures. The stone and your composition make many of the buildings seem more natural than man-made!
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Re: The newest, biggest, bestest airport: Aren't they all?

GarryRF ·
I often find that better facilities and more relaxing just mean they've added a shopping mall and an entertainment area to extract more money between gates. So I now have further to walk - and drag my carry-on to get to the gate. Maybe developers see us customers as "Lambs to the slaughter" Squeeze us - until our pockets run dry. I'd be happy if all those moving walkways worked. The cartoon Jetsons never had a problem with them in the 60s. Before they were even invented I think ! Vey...
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Re: The newest, biggest, bestest airport: Aren't they all?

PortMoresby ·
I confess to a preference for developing world airports - small, simple, friendly places, like the towns they get us to when we choose to fly at all. I realize that I'll likely need to go through one or 2 of these urban behemoths to get to them, and then I'm reminded I'm on the right track again when baggage claim is a few steps into the building and it's a couple of guys who just pushed a cart to an opening in the wall and I can still see the plane.
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Re: The newest, biggest, bestest airport: Aren't they all?

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a nicely researched and well-written piece, PHeymont. Thanks. I'm with PortMoresby, though. Given a choice, I'd rather travel to a smaller airport, and avoid these mega-hubs if at all possible. I know at some level you agree with this (based on some of your past comments on Heathrow for example).
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Re: The newest, biggest, bestest airport: Aren't they all?

PHeymont ·
Far from Third World except In the minds of Gov. Cuomo and Joe Biden, but Laguardia is my favorite NY airport precisely because it's so much smaller.
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Re: October 23, 2019: Pink Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque, NM

GarryRF ·
A beautiful photo of a magic moment - everyone loves a dramatic sunset.
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Re: Travel tips for Mexico City

Marilyn Jones ·
Your information is great; your photos exceptional!!
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Re: Cozumel, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Coral, Currents, and Clear waters

Jonathan L ·
The Yucatan is wonderful place, and so much more that Cancun. For those who don't scuba there is Xel-Há national park near Tulúm. This lagoon is wonderful place to snorkel and with beautiful fish in a more controlled environment.
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Re: Cozumel, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Coral, Currents, and Clear waters

DrFumblefinger ·
What an amazing place!! What a great experience! Thanks for sharing this adventure with us. Especially love your beautiful photography.
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Re: Baja California: La Paz — John Steinbeck’s “The Pearl”

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the note, TravelandNature! AeroMexico has pretty regularly scheduled flights into La Paz, though through Mexico City, so you'll have to connect. Worth checking major search engines like Expedia or Kayak, though, because it is a rather long drive, though I enjoy the desert scenery of Baja California.
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U.S., Mexico agree to Open the Skies...

PHeymont ·
Under existing agreements, the U.S. and Mexico have limited the number of airlines allowed to serve any two U.S. and Mexico city pairs. Most have been limited to two U.S. and two Mexican airlines, some to one.   Now, under a new agreement to take...
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Under the Cirio Tree

My Thatched Hut ·
One of the strangest plants I have ever seen is the Cirio Tree.  It is a bizarre tree found mostly in the Baja California peninsula in Mexico.  A few also grow in mainland Mexico and in Arizona.   It is also known as the Boojum...
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Kayak adds Cuba to searchable destinations

PHeymont ·
Kayak.com has become the first of the major U.S.-based search engines to make it possible to search for flights to Cuba from U.S. cities, in the wake of the loosening of travel restrictions. Not that U.S. airlines have jumped in with non-stops, yet,...
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Delta, Aeromexico look to join operations

PHeymont ·
Delta and Aeromexico, already alliance partners, are asking the two governments for antitrust immunity to form a joint venture allowing them to coordinate schedules, fares and routes between the U.S. and Mexico.   It would be similar to the joint...
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U.S. bad weather, strong dollar = big bonus for Mexico tourism

PHeymont ·
A north-of-the-border 1-2-3 combination of severe weather, cheaper gas and a strong dollar have meant a booming tourist season south of the border, as Mexico is seeing more U.S. tourists than usual, with more money than recently to spend.  ...
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Mexico low-cost carrier adds U.S. flights

PHeymont ·
Volaris, a Guadalajara-based Ultra Low-Cost Carrier (ULCC) that has an extensive network in Mexico and also serves cities in the southwestern U.S. is pushing to increase its U.S. business by adding flights to further destinations, especially ones with...
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Enjoying the Wonderful Sites in Zacatecas, Mexico

My Thatched Hut ·
Millions of tourists visit Mexico every year, mostly in the winter as people like to get away from the freezing temperatures and snow in the north.  Almost all of these people visit the tourist cities of Cancun, Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas,...
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The newest, biggest, bestest airport: Aren't they all?

PHeymont ·
Market hall at Frankfurt's Terminal 3, now under construction.   There seems to be a wave of airport building and airport expansion across the globe these days, and all of them boast of the wonderful future and wonderful facilities to come....
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Cruise lines drop Puerta Vallarta over violence

PHeymont ·
Recent street fights between armed drug gangs and Mexican police and troops in Puerta Vallarta have cancelled several cruise's port calls, and curtailed others.   Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas, Disney's Wonder and Celebrity's Infinity have...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 9, 2015: Sunset in Ixtapa

sarcee ·
    I took this photo of the sunset one evening in Ixtapa Mexico. I wish I had the skills to assemble nature’s display of color in my photographs as Mother Nature allowed me to capture in this shot.  
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Welcome to North America...not!

PHeymont ·
In a poll by the Guardian (UK) of countries that have the most unfriendly and intimidating border crossings, the Big 3 of North America dominated the top of the list, with the U.S. selected by 22%, Mexico 9% and Canada 8%. Only UAE/Dubai managed to...
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Back to Oaxaca: Xochimilco

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby finds her ideal neighborhood for a return visit to colonial Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Back to Oaxaca: Michael's House

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby finds her perfect place in Oaxaca, Mexico, in a strikingly modern house tucked into Xochimilco, the oldest neighborhood in the city.
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August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

Samantha ·
Join Samantha for an excursion to the San Juan Mountains, and to this scenic pass on the Continental Divide.
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Back to Oaxaca: VWs Everywhere!

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby returns to Oaxaca, Mexico for another lingering escape from real life.
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Feb. 26, 2020: Welcome to New Mexico

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some pictures of the Road Signs she saw while traveling to New Mexico last October.
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May 11, 2020: Flamingo Visitor Center, Everglades National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Flamingo Visitor Center located at the southern tip of Everglades National Park.
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October 23, 2019: Pink Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque, NM

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband enjoy a beautiful evening and dinner looking at the pink Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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The Subterrean Majesty of Carlsbad Caverns National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico) There’s no easy way to get to the Carlsbad Caverns — it’s a pretty remote destination, in the Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico just north of Texas, and...
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JetBlue looking south to Mexico, Ecuador

PHeymont ·
JetBlue is starting to take on a real international tinge, adding Mexico City to its destination list for this year, and opening service to Ecuador in 2016. JetBlue already serves over 30 cities in the Caribbean and Latin America.   The Mexico...
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Greyhound expands to Mexico, offers $1 promo fare

PHeymont ·
Greyhound, long the biggest intercity bus operator in the U.S., is expanding into Mexico, where it will become the first U.S. operator to run domestic routes in Mexico. Service is starting with Monterrey and Nuevo Laredo, connecting to Greyhound hubs...
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American adds Caribbean, Mexico routes

PHeymont ·
American Airlines is adding service to more Caribbean points from Los Angeles, Charlotte, Chicago and Dallas, and is restoring direct flights between New York and Caracas.   Most of the new routes are aimed at leisure travelers, although one,...
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Cozumel, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Coral, Currents, and Clear waters

Goni ·
  What to see: coral pinnacles, walls, caverns, tunnels and crystal clear waters. Nurse sharks, turtles (hawksbill, loggerhead, green), spiny lobsters, crab, sting rays, variety of tropical fish like queen angelfish, schools of jacks, endemic...
 
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