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Re: October 12, 2016: Randy's Donuts

DrFumblefinger ·
Yummmmm. Randy's donuts are great!
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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: Yelp Offers Health Grades for LA Restaurants

PortMoresby ·
Then maybe for a next step Yelp might add health grades for the cities in which the restaurants are located.
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Re: Yelp Offers Health Grades for LA Restaurants

PHeymont ·
This is a first for both Yelp and the County Health Department, so I guess we'll have to view it as a pilot project before any other areas get added. I'm wondering (and I'm sure Yelp is, too) what effect it will have on discussion, and on user choices.
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Re: BoltBus Adds Las Vegas, SF to Los Angeles Routes

Former Member ·
If it is not a crazy question, please - Are MegaBus and BoltBus essentially the same, just different companies with different routes ?
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Re: The Huntington, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo Was)

GarryRF ·
Once again - an excellent introduction to the Gardens and Museums of America. Loved the photo's too. Must have taken some time putting them all together. Thank you.
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Re: The Huntington, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo Was)

Travel Rob ·
Great piece! The Huntington is one of my favorite places in the LA area and also pretty close to another one of my favorite spots ther , the beautiful racetrack, Santa Anita. As far as smog goes in LA , it really has gotten a lot better since I was a kid but still can be a shock to people.
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Re: The Huntington, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo Was)

GarryRF ·
Smog in LA ? It doesn't mention that in the travel guides !
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Re: The Huntington, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo Was)

DrFumblefinger ·
Did you catch Gainsborough's PINKY and BLUE BOY? Among my favorites at the Huntington. I haven't visited the Huntington in about 15 years but when we lived in the LA area we would try to stop by at least once every few years.
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Re: Gallery: Union Station, Los Angeles

Travel Rob ·
It is spectacular and I was impressed it's become such a transportation hub.The chairs are really comfortable. If your waiting there, remember Olvera St, is across the street and Chinatown and Little Tokyo are just a few blocks away!
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Re: Gallery: Union Station, Los Angeles

IslandMan ·
I just love the art deco style of this place; so iconic and almost dateless...thanks PH
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Re: Why You should visit Nevada's Valley of Fire

DrFumblefinger ·
You are correct, GarryRF. There have been a number of movies filmed in the park. Lifted straight from Wikipedia , here is a listing of these: Film History : Valley of Fire is a popular location for shooting automobile commercials and other commercial photography. It has provided a setting for the following films and television shows: The Professionals with Burt Lancaster , Lee Marvin , and Claudia Cardinale was filmed in 1966. As of November 2012 a piece of the movie set is still up for...
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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: Behind the Scenes: Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

DrFumblefinger ·
An interesting behind the scenes look, Lester. Thanks for sharing this. Do you know if this Academy building will be open to the public, or will it just be for members of the Academies and their invitees? As I recall, the current Academy building is mostly off limits except to Academy members.
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Re: Fairfax District, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo was #338)

PortMoresby ·
Reminders of good times at the Farmer's Market with my great aunt who lived at the top of Fairfax Ave.
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Re: LA rail extension great for beachgoers

Travel Rob ·
This will really help on time. As a kid, I took the bus from Santa Monica to Downtown LA a lot and it took forever but it was to be one of the most interesting rides anywhere. It goes through such diverse neighborhoods it almost doesn't seem real.
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Re: Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo Was #212)

DrFumblefinger ·
An amazingly clear day when you visited. Many days you can't see more than a few miles because of LA's infamous smog.
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Re: JetBlue aims Buffalo-LA flight at Canadian flyers

DrFumblefinger ·
There's a fair bit of competition for Canadians at the Buffalo airport. My cousin lives near Niagara Falls and often uses Buffalo as her preferred departure airport. Given her close proximity, it makes a lot more sense than driving to Toronto, which is about as popular with Canadians as JFK and LAX are with Americans.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#75)

Lynn Millar ·
Observations or random guesses: Christian (cross), Spanish (garb of non-angel statues), not a huge cathedral (scale) nor a wealthy one (bare stone work and growth on spires along railing). No ideas on beverage link or fortification.
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ET, Call Home: A visit to the Arecibo Observatory

PHeymont ·
On our recent visit to Puerto Rico, we took an unplanned side trip to what might be called ET’s phone booth—a vast radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory that “listens” to space both for astronomical information and any...
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New plans "Motivate" Alta Bike Share

PHeymont ·
Alta, the biggest US player in the bicycle sharing market (with contracts in New York, Chicago, Columbus and other cities) is under new management—and a new name. The company's moving from Portland to NYC, has hired Jay Walder, an experienced...
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Where Gumbo was #85)

Jonathan L ·
    In addition its contributions to the performing arts Los Angeles is also home to the largest art museum in the Western United States – The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Located on Wilshire Blvd just east of Fairfax Ave....
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NYC-LAX for $32—-is it possible?

PHeymont ·
Jet Blue is doing some amazing promotions these days, including limited numbers of seats at ridiculous prices if you can grab them.   Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays through Feb. 21; other destinations include San Francisco, Austin TX, Fort...
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Old San Juan: Beautiful...and not all old

PHeymont ·
San Juan, Puerto Rico is a city of contrasts, of modern skyscrapers, crowded residential areas of different eras, resort hotels and casinos along Condado, and much more...but the image that usually comes to mind is really that of Old San Juan, the...
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Delta upgrades West Coast shuttle with more seats, amenities

PHeymont ·
Delta's West Coast shuttle that links Los Angeles to San Francisco—Silicon Beach to Silicon Valley—is getting an upgrade with larger planes on most of its flights. Eight of the daily 15 flights will now be on Boeing 717s, with more seats,...
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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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A Road Trip Gallery: Fort Mason Community Garden & the Man in Pink

PortMoresby ·
  March 12, 2015   I discovered the community garden on this visit to Fort Mason, having missed it the first time I stayed at the hostel.  I walked in, looking around for possible subjects, and didn’t notice the thin man in a...
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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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Spirit grows its route system

PHeymont ·
Spirit, the penny-pinching fee-hiking airline everyone loves to say they hate, must be doing something right, because they're able to launch nine new non-stop routes from Atlanta and 3 from Los Angeles in the next few months.   The routes will be...
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American and United thinking New Zealand

PHeymont ·
Air New Zealand may soon have some competition on its routes between the western U.S. and its home base. Both United (San Francisco) and American (Los Angeles) are considering new routes, using...guess what...the Boeing 787. For American, which is...
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Jerez Cathedral and Neighbors: Where Gumbo Was (#75)

PHeymont ·
  Frequent-solver Roderick Simpson identified Gumbo's locale as the Cathedral of Jerez, in Spain. Another frequent contributor to the solutions spotted lots of clues: Spanish garb of non-angel statues, size not huge and cathedral not wealthy...
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Charleston's Cathedral of St. John the Baptist: Where Gumbo Was (#76)

PHeymont ·
  Visiting Charleston recently, I was struck by its handsome cathedral and unusual spire. The church seems reasonably well-rooted in the 19th century, but the tower reminded me of the turn-of-the-last-century church of Saint-Jean-de-Montmartre ...
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L.A. "bird strike" shuts down LAX operations

PHeymont ·
A bird hit a high-voltage power line near LAX yesterday, causing a 10-second power surge to all terminals. No big deal? Think again. The surge caused protective circuits to shut down conveyor belts, escalators and all kinds of other terminal...
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Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily

PHeymont ·
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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Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo Was #212)

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo was found at the famous Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Learn more and see the incredible views.
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Sept. 24, 2017: Lake Asal, Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades provides today's Pic of the Day of Lake Asal, a salt lake in Ethiopia's Danakil Depression.
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6 Reasons Kayaking Must Be In Your Bucket List

Ryan Holman ·
You must be having your bucket list consisting of one or the other adventure you want to do in life. Be it scuba diving or bungee jumping; one should try something that gives a thrilling experience. However, there are few people for whom safety comes first. Kayaking is something that’s meant for them. It is one of the most exciting and amazing adventures of all time. Kayaking is a dazzling experience especially when you get extraordinary sights and views altogether. The kayaking at Los...
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Apr. 17, 2017: Melting House at Gare du Nord, Paris

PHeymont ·
An art installation that accompanied the Paris Climate Conference serves as a reminder, and also mirrors its surroundings.
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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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Albuquerque: Southwest Culture and Nature

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L. visits some of Albuquerque's excellent tourist attractions
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Koblenz: At the German Corner

PHeymont ·
Join PHeymont for a stroll through Koblenz's Old City and a bit of history and art.
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Alpacas lost and found at hotel

PHeymont ·
More bizarre lost and found items, this time at a hotel chain.
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The Knife Angel, Gateshead

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares the story behind the Knife Angel, accompanied by lots of great photos.
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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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JetBlue extends its move into premium market

PHeymont ·
JetBlue is taking advantage of United Airlines' planned departure from JFK by increasing its business-class service from JFK to California.   JetBlue, which made its reputation as a traveler-friendly one-class airline with great inflight...
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Space Shuttle Endeavour: Out of This World

Lestertheinvestor ·
  I recently had the chance to visit the Space Shuttle Endeavour , which is on exhibit at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.    There were 6 different shuttles as part of the Space Shuttle program (Enterprise, Columbia,...
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Los Angeles Airport to allow Uber to pick up passengers

Travel Rob ·
Los Angeles International Airport will become the largest airport in the country to allow ride hailing companies to pick up passengers. Fares to Downtown Los Angeles are expected to be $30 instead of the $50. The LA City Council approved it...
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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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1 Million French donuts headed for Los Angeles

PHeymont ·
Not your average donut...and not from France, either.       Photo: Anna Man Michelson / Wikimedia   You didn't misread that, and we're not talking about the typical donut-shop "French cruller," either. A U.S. customer has ordered 1...
 
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