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Re: Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit, Kennedy Space Center

PHeymont ·
Thanks for an orbit of memory lane! I think for me the most amazing aspect of the whole space program is how we have moved from each launch being a major news event before, during and after to seeing space in the papers only when something goes wrong--and these days, it seems to be mostly plumbing issues on the International Space Station. Looking at the pictures...it's amazing how big some aspects are, and how small the actual shuttle is!
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #5.5

Former Member ·
Worker Bee - This does look a lot like the medieval lanes of Rhodes. Except - Those southern European spots do not usually have tidy postboxes and glossy wooden doors. The lane is well kept and recently repaired. I agree that it is a proper residential area. While the overall feel is something Spanish or Italian, because of the postbox and tidiness, I am thinking Kilkenny, Lyon, Quimper or even Brighton. The stone ( is that stone ?) used in that recent doorway lintel is similar to the...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #5.5

Travel Luver ·
Italians like to grow vegetables outside their doors and I think I see salad ingredients growing on the curbs. So I'll give small lane in Verona, Italy a shot.
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Re: Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland

Travel Rob ·
How cool! I love roads like that. That's a photo for a guidebook
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Re: Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, TravelRob! Yes, it was a cool place. It had an even spookier feel in real life than is conveyed by the photos.
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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

GarryRF ·
I frequently fly from NY JFK to Manchester UK. With Delta ! I know you are in Chicago but will Delta do you a thru Ticket ? We'll sort your Visit to Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and The Cavern Club nearer the time!
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Re: Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, France

PortMoresby ·
Another walk down memory lane. I visited Fontevraud after a long walk from chateau to chateau that ended in Chinon and stayed in the recently opened hotel within the abbey. I knew about it from a personal association but don't believe it's generally well-known and maybe, in part, what makes it as lovely a place to spend some time as it is. Thanks, DrF.
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Re: Spring Time on Table Mountain

adventuretime88 ·
I have spent whole days hiking Table Mountain and haven't even covered half of it. The top of the mountain is divided by the single two lane road that cuts up and over it. This day was spent on the West side of the divide. I couldn't find any information on the square mileage, but as a rough estimate I would say "huge". There are also caves, which I have never found, but then again I have never found Phantom Falls, either. Just North of this spot there is a "ghost town" called Cherokee.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 27, 2014: Bacardi Distillery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

PortMoresby ·
Another walk down memory lane! I lived in Puerto Rico for 5 years and remember it fondly. Occasionally I'd drive past Ron Bacardi but I regret I never stopped to take the tour. Not unusual, I'm sure, when we have the feeling there's always time later. An interesting name out that direction which will likely ring bells for New Yorkers, not far beyond the Bacardi Distillery, if driving from San Juan, is Levittown, a place name I always found incongruous there. Part of the post-WWII affordable...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#39)

GarryRF ·
Reminds me of the words from "Penny Lane" ( Beatles ) "It's a clean machine"
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Re: The Banff Park Museum National Historic Site. Where Gumbo was #(133)

TravelingCanuck ·
Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Its been several years since I have even been to Banff and I haven't been to the museum since the early 80s. It is a nice look at the old Banff before it exploded into the mass tourist site it is now. I will have to revisit the museum in the near future.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#345)

Jonathan L ·
Where might one find such large chains hanging around? Take a ride down memory lane and try to guess Gumbo's destination this week.
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Re: Mosaic Floors, Paphos, Cyprus

TravelingCanuck ·
I love this blog. I had the pleasure of spending 7 months in Cyprus in the early 80s and made several trips to Paphos (my favorite spot on the island). This was before the tourist resort invasion and there was only a couple of smaller hotels in Paphos. The town still had all the old charm, the harbor had some great family owned restaurants and the Tombs of the Kings was a pleasant 30 minute walk in the countryside. Sadly, like so many charming little places it has been caught up by the...
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

Former Member ·
This is a terrific tip ! --- For travelers with their own cars, the clockwise approach is preferable as you have the outside lane and better views all the way around and don't end up one small buggy in a convoy of huge buses. Your article makes us want to consider a trip to western Ireland, which has not been on the radar screen. The stone circles are worth the trip all by themselves.
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Re: Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee: The house Sam Phillips built

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the great iconic symbols in the history of R&R! Sam Phillips was an absolute genius. And sometimes most amazing to me is that all that talent lived in one small city. I think Memphis has only around 300,000 or so population. Memphis gave rise to soul, rhythm and blues, and of course rock and roll music. What a wonderful musical legacy! Thanks for the stroll down memory lane!
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A Day in Chartres

DrFumblefinger ·
  If you’re looking for a nice escape from the crowds and chaos of Paris, consider heading to the small city of Chartres for a day or two.  Situated 60 miles (96 km) southwest of Paris, just an hour’s train ride from the...
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 1) An overview of the Country and its People

DrFumblefinger ·
I remember being in Wales several times and looking across the sea to the west, thinking that I needed to get to Ireland.  Well I finally made it, completing this journey with my brother on our annual "getaway trip"!  It was a trip we really...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 24, 2014: Saddler at Bar U Ranch, Alberta

Mac ·
Nestling in the rolling plains leading to the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains beyond is the National Historic "Bar U Ranch". First established in 1881, today Bar U Ranch continues to be a living showpiece of the daily life and skills of...
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Is Pre-check or Global Entry worth it?

Former Member ·
I keep seeing information about making airports easier, and I saw that even the government is setting up programs to let some people go in a fast lane without having to unpack everything or take everything off. But those programs that I read about,...
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El Yunque: A visit to the rain forest

PHeymont ·
When we began planning a trip to Puerto Rico, and planning to include our 14-year-old granddaughter, we sent her some of the material we were gathering and asked her what her priorities were. She, and we, both had El Yunque right near the top of the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 19th, 2015: Bluecoat Chambers, Liverpool UK

GarryRF ·
Opened  in 1717 as a charity school, Bluecoat Chambers in School Lane is the oldest surviving building in central Liverpool, UK.     When I'm walking the streets of Philly, Boston and New York admiring the architecture, I often wonder...
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TSA Pre-Check: Less access if you're not signed up

PHeymont ·
TSA's Pre-Check, which allows travelers to pass through airport security without having to remove shoes, unpack laptops and generally move faster, will focus on passengers directly enrolled in the program, or in other government "Trusted Traveler"...
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A Brief Visit to Avignon

PortMoresby ·
The center of Avignon with the Rhône and l'Île Piot in the distance.     The purpose of my stop in Avignon was a pause in a pleasant small city, between arriving in France and the week I planned to spend in Uzes.  I recalled...
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Government St., Mobile: A Great Historic Street (Pt. 1)

Travel Rob ·
I haven't heard anybody else say this, especially in the local area, but Government Street in Mobile, Alabama is one the most spectacular historic streets in the world, even today. I had a chance to walk a good portion of Government St. in March of...
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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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Back to Oaxaca: Xochimilco

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby finds her ideal neighborhood for a return visit to colonial Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Frommers' 60th serves up a nostalgia treat

PHeymont ·
Sixty years after Europe on 5 Dollars a Day started it all, Frommers' takes a loving look back.
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Journey through Karnataka: Bidar and Hyderabad

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe concludes his journey through Karnataka, with visits to the interesting sites of Bidar and Hyderabad.
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The Best 7 Healthy Foodie Lunches in London

John Peter ·
While there are many healthy options in the form of coffee shops and restaurants in London, few are mouthwatering. Healthy eating does not need to be boring, especially when you are paying to have it made for you! Here is a hit list of restaurants that are serving healthy food which doesn’t negate your morning workout. 1. Ottolenghi – Notting Hill, Belgravia, Islington, Spitalfields Mouthwatering Middle Eastern food My husband is Israeli and as a result, we have long been paying homage to...
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California Gardens 2017: Gold Country, Part I

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby returns to a subject dear to her heart with the first of a 5 part series on gardens within driving distance of her home.
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From the Shoebox: Europe 1960

PHeymont ·
Images recovered from teenage travels over a half-century back lead PHeymont down memory lane.
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Solar Eclipse 2017! The view from Baker City, Oregon

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares his experiences with viewing the total solar eclipse of 2017. He experienced it in eastern Oregon and found the moments of totality to be an amazing -- even moving experience.
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The Best Thing to Order is What They’ve Got

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares an adventure into the Ethiopian highlands -- his was the first group of tourists to arrive after the rainy season and they found nothing was stocked or ready for them. What to do? Let Bob explain.
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Things you should do in Singapore

khush ·
Singapore is a tiny island and may be smaller than many major cities around the world, but this country has succeeded to create a high level of discipline among its people and is today being looked up upon across the world. However, don’t let the country’s inclination for law frighten you. Singapore can promise can extraordinary vacation, as long as you follow certain simple tips that will make your tour much more enjoyable. 1. Throw your litter into the bin Though this is quite a basic...
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Bar U Ranch, Alberta (Where Gumbo was #368)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the historic Bar U Ranch National Historic Site, once one of the largest ranches in Canada. The ranch preserves buildings and the historic period when large herds of cattle roamed the prairies, before they were fenced in.
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Phoenix tacks curbside fee on Uber, Lyft

PHeymont ·
Phoenix joins a long roster of airports coping with increasing traffic, especially at terminal curbsides.
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BART wants a fast lane to security

PHeymont ·
San Francisco area's transit system has an idea to speed up travel and reward those who leave their cars and Ubers home.
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Last Stop, Chiapa de Corzo

PortMoresby ·
A change of plans takes PortMoresby down the mountain to explore one more town before heading home from Chiapas.
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Two more airlines in TSA fast lane

PHeymont ·
Qantas and Alitalia have joined PreCheck, bringing the number of airlines in the program to 73.
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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania: Peaceful Holiday Getaway

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie explores the historic treasures of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, including fantastic car and antique collections.
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Obernai, France: An Alsatian Treasure

George G. ·
George G shares his love for Obernai, in Alsace, and some practical advice for visiting.
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TSA PreCheck: Blended lanes, more airports

PHeymont ·
TSA's 'blended lanes' increase the chances of using PreCheck at small airports, but it may sometimes put members in the regular lane at big airports.
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March 20. 2020: Fresh Snow, Victoria Beach, Manitoba

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the beach resort of Victoria Beach in Manitoba, after a fall of fresh snow.
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Norway's new route to Bergen: Road or rail?

PHeymont ·
Norway wants a new, faster route between its biggest cities, but the idea has generated disputes between highway and rail proposals.
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A Visit to Normandy: Magnificient Mont St. Michel

DrFumblefinger ·
(Mont St. Michel, viewed from pastoral Normandy) As we drive through the pretty farmland of Normandy, with its pleasing apple orchards and pastures dotted with sheep and dairy cows, it’s easy to forget this region’s turbulent past....
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Vienna — Life in the Past Lane (part 1)

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Rose Garden and Kunsthistorische Museum, Vienna, Austria) The Eagles are one of my favorite rock bands, with a terrific and diverse music catalog including many top hits such as "Hotel California" and "Life in the Fast...
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Vienna — Life in the Past Lane (part 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
(Vienna, Kartnerstrasse, one of the main pedestrian malls) This blog is a continuation of a discussion on visiting Vienna.  If you missed it, you can read part 1 here.   (St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna)  Other...
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Ethiopia Musings: 1) Getting to Addis

Lestertheinvestor ·
  I recently had the wonderful opportunity of going to the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to teach pathology at the University of Addis Ababa. The University was founded in 1950,  with 7 campuses in and around the city. I...
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The Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana (Where Gumbo was #130)

DrFumblefinger ·
  When most people think of Montana, images of mountains or "Big Sky country" or wildlife spring to mind.  Usually you don't think of a massive hole in the ground, but that was the focus of this week's puzzle.  Gumbo was visiting the...
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Cochrane Farmers' Market

DrFumblefinger ·
  The town of Cochrane sits in the beautiful Bow River Valley, between Calgary and Banff.  Growing rapidly because of its proximity to Calgary, Cochrane still retains a small town vibe although it's now home to more than 20,000 people....
 
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