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Re: January 1, 2020: Arderne Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

Professorabe ·
Here is the missing link: https://www.ardernegardens.org.za/
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Re: January 1, 2020: Arderne Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
A most beautiful garden!
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Re: January 1, 2020: Arderne Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

GarryRF ·
It looks like a wonderful way to enjoy nature at its best !
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Re: Portland, Maine: The World's Longest Lobster Roll...and so much more!

Former Member ·
I can truly say that I will never think of lobster rolls in quite the same innocent way again. This was a fine tour of Portland, Maine. Thank you so much.
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Re: Films that affected your Travel destinations

DrFumblefinger ·
I enjoyed the Bob Hope/Bing Crosby road pictures too. I remember watching them on TV as a family. Lots of fun! I understand what you mean Dan, about Casablanca and Ingrid Bergman. I felt the same way about Catch a Thief and Grace Kelly.
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Re: Greenland from six miles high!

Racing_snake ·
Originally Posted by DrFumblefinger: The world's climate has a history of change. Ice ages have come and gone. Who knows what tomorrow's weather will be, much less next century's? But I do know the folks in Greenland would appreciate a little warming there. As I look out at the snow in my backyard today, Canada could use a little, too. If you look at the rate of retreat of Sermeq kujalleq, 2012's big thaw and recent GRACE satellite data analysis on mass loss, I think warming is the last...
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Re: Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

Former Member ·
so vintage and classy, must be expensive
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Re: Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
It was part of a package that included safaris in Botswana and travel to Victoria Falls, so I'm not aware of the line item expense but the package was expensive. But it was a remarkable experience, Andredeya. I usually stay in "average" places but once in a while it's nice to pamper yourself. The Cape Grace will definitely pamper you More info on Cape Town HERE . A Daytrip from Cape Town HERE .
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Re: Jersey Shore in Winter

Marilyn Jones ·
I lived in Seaside Heights for five years...I really enjoyed this article and the photos!!
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Re: Jersey Shore in Winter

Jonathan L ·
Thank you
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#125)

HistoryDigger ·
Must be Germany. Old Albert had much to say about war. This reminds me of another stained glass window in the Grace Cathedral. The world was much in need of peace that year.
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Re: Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Mac ·
Thanks Andre, so much of the same grace and elegance can be seen in the daily scenes throughout the country.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 9, 2014: Protea, South Africa

IslandMan ·
These are such amazing specimens of this flower. Beautiful pics...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 11, 2015: Sunset from Lion's Head, Cape Town

Mac ·
Nice pics, certainly a good result after such a long hike!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 11, 2015: Sunset from Lion's Head, Cape Town

Travel Rob ·
Great photos Non Stop Destination! With a view like that,you were definitely rewarded for the hike!
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Re: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario (Where Gumbo was #301)

GarryRF ·
A fine piece of History from a young Town. With a small population it appears to be booming in style and grace. Could even make it to Garry's favourite "Small Town America List". An Oasis of Olde World Quality and Charm. This Town took some locating. Good one Dr F.
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Re: Exploring the Patagonian Fjordlands: A Storm at the End of the World

Professorabe ·
A cruise is my idea of a nightmare. I avoid boat journeys wherever possible - I have been known to take lengthy and rather circuitous plane rides to avoid having to go on a ferry. You know what they say about sea-sickness: "At first you feel you are going to die, but then it gets worse - you realise that you will not!"
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 10, 2013: African Penguins, Boulders Beach, South Africa.

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, think about what items would fit well for thumbnail images that people could use as avatars. We can create a bunch, and I do have a number of penguin photos that fit the bill.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PortMoresby ·
I think updates of this picture should be a recurring reminder of the seasons. Add coats to the chair, take them away. Add hot beverages, change to cold. And in fits of summer euphoria, add bathing suits, take them away... I'll be watching!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PHeymont ·
I'd volunteer for the assignment, but the picture dates to 2008, and I'm sure the owner of the chair has moved it....
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PortMoresby ·
I think we'd all accept a re-creation then, Backyard Beach Babylon. A truckload of sand, a backdrop, stuffed birds that could change with the seasons to simulate migration for more interest. Your fans await. Or, your fan awaits?
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Re: John F Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

PHeymont ·
It seems impossible that it's over half a century since the first little grapefruit-sized satellites went up, and amazing that a program that seemed to move on constantly has become so dormant...as if personal computer development had rushed forward rapidly...and then stopped at Windows 95! I wonder what this will look like to historians in the distant future...
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Re: John F Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, PHeymont. Yes, it did seem thinks were working at warp speed in the 1960s, slowed down after that and have mostly come to a halt now. But there are still the great unmanned probes being launched (eg. Mars Rover), and the new Orion project promises to be quite exciting -- at least in its potential. It might be what takes man to Mars. I'd be happy just for a return to the moon. See how modern technology has changed the process of getting there.
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Re: John F Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

GarryRF ·
I always thought that when rockets were fired from the launch pad, there were clouds of smoke to accompany it. I learned, on the tour, that a few seconds before launch a million gallons of water were released onto the launch pad to stop the heat of the rockets from melting the concrete base. So it was just creating some steam !
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Re: John F Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
The water serves mostly as a sound buffer (those huge rockets are really loud!). But the massive flooding of water actually does dissipate some of the heat as well. I was really fascinated by this place, GarryRF!
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Memphis, Tennessee: 1) Graceland

DrFumblefinger ·
  3764 Elvis Presley Blvd.  It’s an address most Elvis fans know by heart because that’s where you’ll find Graceland .  Graceland is THE place every Elvis must visit at least once in their lifetime.  Not only was...
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Doors of Charleston

DrFumblefinger ·
Besides enjoying grand panoramas of a city, I think it's good to look at the smaller things, too.  It's often these that makes a place interesting and reveal a lot about its character.  Details of architecture are among these facets,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 11, 2015: Sunset from Lion's Head, Cape Town

Non Stop Destination ·
  After a tough one hour hike up Lion's Head in Cape Town, we were rewarded with one of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen.  The hike is very popular as it gives you a 360 view over Cape Town, Table Mountain, Camps Bay and the 12...
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Where to go for sun if you can't go "there" now...

PHeymont ·
In the wake of the terrorist attack in Tunisia and new visa restrictions on individual travel to Egypt, the Telegraph (UK) has gathered up a list of "fun in the sun" places for those in need of sand and tan. The list, with pictures, is  HERE...
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May 8, 2017: Cape George Point Lighthouse, Nova Scotia

DrFumblefinger ·
Situated high on a cliff overlooking St. George's Bay, Cape George Point Lighthouse was an unexpected but pleasant finding while exploring Nova Scotia.
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Swannanoa Palace, Afton, Virginia (Where Gumbo was #224)

George G. ·
George G shares the solution to this week's travel puzzle, the delightful and beautiful Swannanoa Palace in Afton, Virginia. One of America's finest homes and well worth a visit
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Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel re-opens

PHeymont ·
Montreal's most famous hotel returns to service after a year-long make-over.
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Cape Disappointment State Park - Where Gumbo Was #240

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L took Gumbo to the State of Washington to visit Cape Disappointment State Park and its two lighthouses.
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The Cloisters: Medieval Crafts and Glass

PHeymont ·
The third and last part of PHeymont's visit to The Cloisters focuses on stained glass and craftsmanship
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Churches of Park Slope, Brooklyn

PHeymont ·
PHeymont explores the varied and mostly 19th-century churches in one of Brooklyn's premier neighborhoods, and explores the area's history.
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Abandoned Asylums: An Unusual Destination

Marilyn Jones ·
Books that can inspire travel come in all sorts: Here's an unusual one that caught Marilyn Jones' attention.
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Enter laughing: Stones with a smile

PHeymont ·
PHeymont reminds us that while statues are usually meant to impress with importance, sometimes they can leave us laughing
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Four Tips in Choosing the Best Suitcase for Your Business Travel

Darren Wilson ·
Some suggestions on choosing the right luggage for your next trip (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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Dec. 15, 2019: Sunset Beach, Cape May, New Jersey

Jonathan L ·
Stormy weather at Thanksgiving gave Jonathan L an opportunity for some dramatic pictures of ocean and coast.
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Amtrak adopts airline ticket pricing

PHeymont ·
Under former Delta CEO, the railroad is implementing ticket change restrictions and fees
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General Grant National Memorial, New York

PHeymont ·
PHeymont becomes one of this national monument's few visitors and finds out more about its history.
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Syria: A Wing and a Prayer

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares memories of leading his first tour group into Syria.
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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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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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Daytripping: The Lafayette Trail, Havre De Grace, Maryland

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger explores some of the sights around the history-rich Lafayette Trail.
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Cape Town: Grand Dame of Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
(Cape Town, viewed from Table Mountain) It’s hard not to love a visit to Cape Town, a grand old city, one of the finest anywhere. It’s the oldest city in Southern African and has been captivating tourist’s hearts for centuries....
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Cape Point: Peninsula, Penguins & Protea

DrFumblefinger ·
(Cape Point, South Africa) There are many day trips you can take from Cape Town, one of the of the best being a drive down the  Cape Point Peninsula  to it’s tip. The day will provide you with beautiful scenery, wonderful beaches,...
 
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