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Re: Dec 15, 2016: Kamloops, BC, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
That's not unlike what my front yard looks like! And Kamloops is not an obvious choice for someone from the UK to move to. What inspired that?
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Re: Dec 15, 2016: Kamloops, BC, Canada

GarryRF ·
Her husband is Canadian and went with his job. And she loves the fresh air and wide open spaces. She reckons its a good place to raise her 2 sons,
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Re: Dec 15, 2016: Kamloops, BC, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
British Columbia, if you've never visited, is a really spectacular destination. The BC tourism board uses the term "SuperNatural British Columbia" when describing it -- and if you don't know why you will after you visit. And it is a nice safe environment for raising polite kids. Canadians, as you known, are mostly polite to a fault (present company excluded).
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Re: Dec 15, 2016: Kamloops, BC, Canada

GarryRF ·
BC has many exiled folks from Liverpool. Like many other cities around the world. I have relatives in Fraser Lake. They have the most beautiful beach too, if you're into cryogenics. Many Canadians have a wonderful "Cheeky" humour too !
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Re: Regensburg, Germany, offers Medieval Holiday Magic

George G. ·
Visited Regensburg twice as it was a very convenient stop on our drives from my US Army base in Augsburg to Pilsen and Prague in the Czech Republic. There is so much to see in Regensburg that two half-day visits didn't seem to touch the number of historical landmarks here. I've included a photo of my wife Diane standing in front of the Prinzess Cafe which the historic sign says it is the first cafe house in Germany established in 1686. The other photo is of the Regensburg Cathedral that was...
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Re: It's not snow: silvery cholla cactus, backlit, Christmas Day in Green Valley, AZ

DrFumblefinger ·
Glad to see you didn't get too close, PHeymont! The needles on most cholla are barbed, like a fish hook. Very painful and difficult to get out once embedded in your skin.
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Re: It's not snow: silvery cholla cactus, backlit, Christmas Day in Green Valley, AZ

PHeymont ·
My local friend, who warned me about them, also told me how to get the barbs out...
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Re: It's not snow: silvery cholla cactus, backlit, Christmas Day in Green Valley, AZ

DrFumblefinger ·
I bet your friend said to use "fish nose" plyers. The same kind you use to get a deeply swallowed hook out of a fish.
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Re: It's not snow: silvery cholla cactus, backlit, Christmas Day in Green Valley, AZ

Former Member ·
Always worth trying a little tape or dried Elmer's glue over the area. Gently pull and hope for the best. What you really do not want to do is sit on the cacti. Ask me how I know.
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Re: It's not snow: silvery cholla cactus, backlit, Christmas Day in Green Valley, AZ

PortMoresby ·
Or backing into nettles, bare-skinned in an emergency. Ask me how I know.
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Re: It's not snow: silvery cholla cactus, backlit, Christmas Day in Green Valley, AZ

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PortMoresby: Or backing into nettles, bare-skinned in an emergency. Ask me how I know. How do you know?
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Re: It's not snow: silvery cholla cactus, backlit, Christmas Day in Green Valley, AZ

PortMoresby ·
On a hike once, far from the nearest facilities...well, you get the picture. The trouble with nettles is, unlike cholla, the inflictors of the stings are small and not noticeable if one isn't familiar with the plant. Despite the painful meeting of nether parts with plant parts, it took another encounter or 2 before I finally got that those innocuous-looking plants were the ones. Cholla, with which I'm also personally familiar, cannot hold a candle in the pain department to nettles.
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Re: Just over 2 weeks to Christmas. Be sure you get your letters mailed to Santa

DrFumblefinger ·
The letters are triaged by elves, and the ones by naughty kids don't make his reading list. But all the good kid letters do!
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Re: Just over 2 weeks to Christmas. Be sure you get your letters mailed to Santa

TravelandNature ·
Um, well, do the elves read TravelGumbo ? I meant to be good, I really did..
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Re: Just over 2 weeks to Christmas. Be sure you get your letters mailed to Santa

DrFumblefinger ·
Of COURSE the elves read TravelGumbo! What intelligent being doesn't???
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Re: Just over 2 weeks to Christmas. Be sure you get your letters mailed to Santa

TravelandNature ·
I like it ! Simple and straightforward picture. Does Santa still read letters or are all of the elves taking requests via email now ?
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Re: The Sanity Clause (apologies to Groucho Marx)

PHeymont ·
Thanks for this! It's so easy to forget how many ancestors 'our' traditions have, and how very linked we all are!
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Re: The Sanity Clause (apologies to Groucho Marx)

GarryRF ·
That's very true Paul. I remember traditions from my childhood that have vanished years ago. I visit Sydney, Australia and find the same traditions are alive and well.
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Re: Cruising through the holidays

IslandMan ·
Looks beautiful, Marilyn. I think I may consider this option for next Christmas (or any time of the year for that matter!)
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 24, 2014: Santa's Wonderland

DrFumblefinger ·
A lovely piece of Americana, and a reminder of why I so loved Christmas as a child (and still as an adult!). Thanks, Marilyn!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 24, 2014: Santa's Wonderland

GarryRF ·
A piece of the magic we all like to believe in. Lovely photos. Happy Christmas !
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Re: Dec. 22, 2016: Christmas Tree, Fashion Island, Newport Beach, CA

DrFumblefinger ·
Merry Christmas, Ottoman! Yes, a beautiful tree. Sadly, I find the the "green" disclaimer a little off-putting.
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Re: Dec. 22, 2016: Christmas Tree, Fashion Island, Newport Beach, CA

GarryRF ·
Beautiful Christmas Tree indeed. Best I've seen since the NYPD chased me with night stick raised in 2002. In Rockefeller Center when they switched on the Christmas lights. Memorable as the best ever Tree Display. "You need to disperse that way Sir" - "Sorry Officer, but you've sent my wife and kids the opposite way " - " You'll do as I told you" - "No way - Watch me......."
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 24, 2013: Madonna and Child, Chartes Cathedral, France

Dr.Y ·
Merry Christmas to you all
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 24, 2013: Madonna and Child, Chartes Cathedral, France

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, Dr.Y. Same to you and your lovely family!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 24, 2014: Santa's Wonderland

Marilyn Jones ·
Santa's Wonderland in College Station, Texas, has evolved over the past 17 years into the largest Christmas light display in the entire state. In addition to the spectacular light show is Santa's Town featuring gift shops, restaurants, hourly...
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Cruising through the holidays

Marilyn Jones ·
    Every year thousands of passengers find out warm tropical breezes and Christmas festivities mix well aboard a Princess Cruise Line ship.  “We install more than 347 Christmas trees fleet wide. Each vessel has a showcase tree in...
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Season's Greetings from your friends at TravelGumbo!

DrFumblefinger ·
Happy Holidays, everyone!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 25, 2014: Macy's Christmas Tree, Union Square, San Francisco

Ottoman ·
  A few years ago I had the pleasure of visiting San Francisco.  I had visited this city a few times before, but this was the first time I was there at Christmas time.   San Francisco is a beautiful city throughout the year, but...
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Disney's dip into river cruising expands

PHeymont ·
It must feel like going back to the roots for the Disney organization, since Mickey Mouse's first starring role was as Steamboat Willie, a riverboat captain. Just a few weeks ago, Disney announced its first venture into river cruising (Gumbo news ,...
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7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Family

Samantha ·
Samantha shares these 7 tips to surviving the holidays with family. Hopefully they can help keep your family holiday adventure from turning into a holiday nightmare.
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Union Square Holiday Market - Annual New York Tradition

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband spent some time in New York City last Christmas. It was magical and they loved walking around the Union Square Holiday Market. It is a New York City tradition.
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A Christmas Market, Newcastle upon Tyne

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares photos of a Christmas Market in Northumberland that will make you wish you were there.
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December 21, 2019: F.A.O. Schwarz, NYC

Samantha ·
Last year Samantha and her husband were able to visit F.A.O Schwarz after being closed for 3 years. It is fun for children and adults.
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December 25, 2019: Christmas in New York

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some of the pictures she took while exploring NYC at Christmas. It is such a magical place during the holidays.
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M&M World, Times Square, New York

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her tasty visit to the M&M’s World Times Square Store on her visit to New York last Christmas. It was a wonderful treat.
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February 19, 2018: Christmas, Florida

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits Christmas, Florida
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"Christmas City" Celebrates the Holidays

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of the sights and activities in "Christmas City", Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
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Dec. 15, 2017: Christmas Lights at Alnwick Garden

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares some images taken of the Christmas Lights at the beautiful Alnwick Garden, Northumberland.
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December 25, 2017: The National Christmas Tree

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the National Christmas Tree in Washington, and wishes a Merry Christmas to all!
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Rockefeller Center Christmas

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visits Rockefeller Center to see the Christmas Tree and other NYC Christmas destinations
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The Sanity Clause (apologies to Groucho Marx)

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell explores the origins of the Santa Claus myth drawing on his extensive travel experiences for supportive facts.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 24, 2013: Madonna and Child, Chartes Cathedral, France

DrFumblefinger ·
 Today's highlighted photo(s) come from one of the finest Gothic cathedrals in Europe, Chartres, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Chartres was built in the 12th century and is unique because it was constructed and furnished...
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Dec. 22, 2016: Christmas Tree, Fashion Island, Newport Beach, CA

Ottoman ·
While exploring Fashion Island, I came across a group of people putting the finishing touches on a beautiful Christmas tree.
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Top Christmas Holiday Destinations in 2016

Toshiki S (Guest) ·
A few thoughts and ideas for some last minute travel destinations during the upcoming Holiday Season
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Dec 15, 2016: Kamloops, BC, Canada

GarryRF ·
Almost a Christmas card! GarryRF's friend has moved to Kamloops, in British Columbia, and sent this picture.
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Merry Christmas from Knott's Berry Farm

Samantha ·
One of the things Samantha misses about Southern California is the annual Christmas season events at Knotts Berry Farm. Here, she shares memories...
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Regensburg, Germany, offers Medieval Holiday Magic

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyln Jones shares a holiday visit to the medieval city of Regensburg, Germany, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to a great holiday market
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Christmas Holiday Wedding ideas

Susan California ·
Wedding ideas for a Christmas-themed wedding should be very interesting and fun. Think about going along the corridor, dressed in a real Christmas outfit and enjoy the wedding reception, which is filled with all the comfortable products associated with the season. Think of cinnamon and spices, think about mistletoe and blueberries, and it's best to think about sleighs drawn by horses on the way to the wedding venue. The following are the Christmas holiday wedding ideas: Invitation All brides...
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Airfare rates up sharply this Thanksgiving and Christmas season

DrFumblefinger ·
Airfares for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season are up significantly over last year.  And planes are expected to be flying at near full capacity.  Here's that story.
 
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