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United, Delta to swap JFK/Newark slots

PHeymont ·
United Airlines is planning to pull out of JFK in New York altogether, shifting its relatively small operation there to its big hub across the river at Newark Liberty. The shift will take place starting Oct. 25 when United shifts its Premium Service...
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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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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 1, 2015: Day of the Dead in the Bronx

PHeymont ·
  A Saturday trip to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx to see a Frida Kahlo exhibit took on a different cast when we realized that the Garden was also celebrating Halloween and the Dia de los Muertos. When we arrived, a variety of...
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Aer Lingus adds 3 U.S. cities to its network

PHeymont ·
Aer Lingus is expanding its roster of U.S. cities with service to Dublin, adding new routes to Los Angeles, Newark and Hartford, CT. It's Aer Lingus' biggest one-time expansion since it first started flying trans-Atlantic in 1958.   Aer Lingus...
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Ian Cook's TravelGumbo contributions

Ian Cook ·
A listing of Ian Cook's contributions to TravelGumbo. Check out this great list of wonderful photography.
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Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris

PHeymont ·
PHeymont continues his exploration of Paris's largest and most famous cemeteries.
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Visiting an ancient monastery in Egypt

Marilyn Jones ·
Join Marilyn Jones on a visit to a 1500-year-old monastery that keeps alive the traditions of Coptic Christianity.
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BoltBus Adds Las Vegas, SF to Los Angeles Routes

PHeymont ·
Long-distance low-cost U.S. bus service keeps on growing. BoltBus, owned by Greyhound, is extending its West Coast routes. Bolt advertises free WiFi, discount fares and up-to-date buses for its service. DETAILS
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Yelp Offers Health Grades for LA Restaurants

PHeymont ·
Yelp, the popular crowd-source review site, will now offer Los Angeles County's health grades for restaurants as part of its reviews. With public health grades for restaurants happening in more and more cities, including New York, will this become a ...
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Qatar, USAir create Philly code-share hub

PHeymont ·
Not a sexy headline, but good news for travelers in USAir cities around the country as Qatar Airways and USAir expand their codeshare arrangements so that travelers from USAir cities such as Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami,...
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Olomouc — Now that’s a Plague column!

DrFumblefinger ·
(Holy Trinity Column, Olomouc, Czech Republic) During our visit to the Czech Republic we ventured on a day trip from our base in Prague east to Olomouc (pronounced OH-loh-moats).   Most of our time in the Czech Republic had...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 2) Rome: A City in Renaissance

DrFumblefinger ·
(Overview of the city, viewed from "Rome from the Sky") I'd previously discussed the old Roman Ruins, which you can read about here. After the fall of the Roman Empire around 500 A.D., Rome entered a dark age that lasted a thousand years. ...
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Gallery: Union Station, Los Angeles

PHeymont ·
The last of the great urban rail terminals to be built, Los Angeles Union Station is celebrating its 75th anniversary this years. It's not the largest of big city terminals; the age of the automobile was well under way, and the aviation age was...
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B&W in LA, July 25 - August 2 Only.

PortMoresby ·
  July 25, 2014:   Until recently I lived in a small Arizona mountain town, rescued by artists when the copper mine shut down.  There were a surprising number of world-class photographers and from time to time I'd organize a show and an...
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Mission San Juan Capistrano -- "Worth a Visit"

DrFumblefinger ·
I love honesty in advertising!  When a place as historically famous as Mission San Juan Capistrano tells you it's "Worth a Visit", it's not only a believable claim but likely one of the most understated in all of California.  Founded in 1776...
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November 9, 2016: Angel of the North, Gatehead

ViewFromTheChairPhotography ·
Angel of the North, Gatehead, North East UK. A contemporary sculpture of an angel set on a hill, completed in 1988. The scupture measures 20 m (66 ft) tall and 54 m (177 ft) across.
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Western U.S. cities getting new connections

PHeymont ·
Los Angeles is Austrian Airlines' newest destination, while Las Vegas adds a second direct flight to Asia, its first to China.
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October 12, 2016: Randy's Donuts

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us to a landmark near Los Angeles International; it's a memorable giant donut atop an ordinary donut shop.
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The Huntington, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo Was)

PHeymont ·
At once one of the world's great botanical gardens, a great art museum, and an outstanding research library...it's hard to call it more than just "The Huntington."
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Signs of Grand Central Market, Los Angeles

DrFumblefinger ·
A Los Angeles institution for more than a century, the Grand Central Market has evolved into a venue specializing in quickly served meals of great variety and ethnicity.
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Fine Dining for Homeless People in Madrid

PHeymont ·
A Madrid restaurant serves paying customers by day and provides free sitdown meals for hungry homeless people by night.
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Celebrating Natchez, Mississippi’s 300th Anniversary

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones takes her family along to visit storied Natchez, about to celebrate its 300 years of history.
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Walking LA - Downtown LA

Jonathan L ·
To see the best of Downtown Los Angeles you don't need a car. Get out and walk the streets.
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March 3, 2017: Los Hervideros, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Ian Cook ·
Beautiful eroded lava cliffs and caves are the subject of this Pic of the Day.
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May 5, 2017: Los Chorros de Epina, Gomera, Canary Islands

Ian Cook ·
Is this a magical fountain in the Canary Islands? Ian Cook shares the legend behind it.
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Dia de los Muertos, San Juan Chamula

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby's experience of Day of the Dead in Chiapas, Mexico will go down as one of the most memorable in over half a century of travel.
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How to go from Los Angeles airport to the city

Tiffy ·
Up to 7 airports are located in Los Angeles. Here's a tip: If you plan to take an internal flight, leaving or going to Los Angeles, look carefully at the airport code. LAX is the international airport of Los Angeles, but you can also see codes like LGB for Long Beach or SNA. Beware of the airport you are going to, since not all are equally well connected. If upon arrival you plan to pick up a rental car and there’s an office there, great, but if not, sometimes private transport becomes...
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July 24, 2019: Los Pollos Hermanos (Twisters) – Albuquerque, NM

Samantha ·
While in Alberquerque New Mexico, Samantha and her husband did their own version of the Breaking Bad tour. Of course, one of the stops had to include Los Pollos Hermanos - aka Twisters.
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Rome of the Renaissance

DrFumblefinger ·
Following last week's visit to what we can see of Imperial Rome, DrFumblefinger explores Rome's second 'golden age'
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Spend Your Summer Vacation in South America

Anil Verma ·
The massive continent of South America is so rich with culture and ripe with breathtaking scenery that it’s considered the Holy Grail for travelers. South America is a destination that caters in any kind of traveler; whether you want to trek the many backpacking trails, have a fun-filled wilderness experience, or go on one of the many outdoor adventures. Spending your summer vacation in South America, during the southern hemisphere’s winter, is a favorable option because it will allow you...
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Chamula Cemetery, Dia de los Muertos

PortMoresby ·
Though PortMoresby had seen decorated cemeteries in the wake of Day of the Dead before, the experience on the day, November 1st, was new and quite unlike any other.
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Two Museums, San Cristóbal de las Casas

PortMoresby ·
The Templo de Santo Domingo was closed for earthquake repairs but the 2 museums in the adjacent ex-convento were open, including the Maya textile museum, much to PortMoresby’s delight.
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Fairfax District, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo was #338)

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L walks us through the history and color of one of Los Angeles' most popular attractions.
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San Lorenzo Zinacantán, Chiapas

PortMoresby ·
After a lively morning in Chamula on Day of the Dead, PortMoresby has a shopping opportunity along with a sobering education in the geology of southern Mexico.
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Glimpses of Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn

PHeymont ·
PHeymont makes first acquaintance of a fabled landmark, home to many 'permanent New Yorkers.'
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Trinidad, Cuba: a Beautiful Colonial Gem

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of Trinidad, Cuba, one of the oldest cities in the Americas
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Behind the Scenes: Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Lestertheinvestor ·
Lester takes us on a preview tour of the museum that's been ninety years in the planning and will open for movie fans next year.
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April 28, 2019: Salto Angel, Venezuela

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades visits some of the wonderful waterfalls and lakes of Venezuela, including the world's tallest waterfall, Angel Falls.
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Las Vegas

VegasClub ·
  The city of Entertainment.  So many shows, nightclubs drinking; and gambling only makes it more confusing.  The Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Indoor Skydiving, Zip Line, Rock Climbing, Triple A Baseball, Rodeos, Concerts, Limos,...
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Anatomy of a Trip, Oaxaca: Monte Alban

PortMoresby ·
During the months of preparation for my trip to Oaxaca, I wrote " It remains to be seen if archeological sites are in my future but, as an activity of which I've never partaken, I really should give it a go."
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Delta expands W. Coast shuttles, ups competition

PHeymont ·
Delta extends its shuttle concept to Seattle-LA and Seattle-SF flights as part of its continuing competition with Alaska Airlines for West Coast traffic.
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LA rail extension great for beachgoers

PHeymont ·
Los Angeles extends its Metro system to Santa Monica, cutting travel time by over 60% to the surf and sand destination.
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Flour and egg battle marks Spanish town's tradition

PHeymont ·
Ibi, in Eastern Spain's Valencia region, was a battlefield Monday as two "armies" fought each other for control of the town, using flour, eggs and firecrackers as weapons. It's hard to say who won. The mock battle takes place every Dec. 28, which is Dia de los Inocentes, roughly equivalent to April Fools' Day in effect. In the 200-year-old tradition, the insurgents seizing the town under the slogan of "New Justice" served as "Enfarinats," or "flour police," levying fines under a mock system...
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Venice Carnival kicks off with "Flight of the Angel"

Travel Rob ·
Venice kicks off Carnival on Sunday in front of thousands.
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JetBlue aims Buffalo-LA flight at Canadian flyers

PHeymont ·
JetBlue's new Buffalo to Los Angeles non-stop offers Canadians a lower trans-continental fare, and maybe a shorter customs line.
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70-floor-up slide is latest glass-bottom attraction

Travel Rob ·
A glass-bottomed slide from the 70th to the 69th floors, with only a sheet of glass to ride on, will open in June on L.A.'s new U.S. Bank building.
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Hainan Airlines launches new Los Angeles Route

Travel Rob ·
Hainan Airlines just added LA to their routes and are trying to bolster their international presence
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WOW kicks off $99 West Coast to Iceland flights

PHeymont ·
Icelandic discounter WOW air starts service from Los Angeles and San Francisco with low promo fares.
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Art, Architecture, History and More in Fun Frederick, MD

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of the sights and activities she experienced on a fun weekend in Frederick, Maryland.
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Things You Must Do In The Los Angeles

Ryan Holman ·
Whether you are visiting Los Angeles for the first time or you are a frequent visitor, the city never stops surprising you with its eccentric vibes. A week is enough in the city to get addicted to its beauty and lifestyle. There are so many things the city has to offer. Whether you are looking forward to booking a limousine service in Los Angeles for visiting a reputed club or you have plans to stroll around a beach, you can never stop having fun here. Venice Beach: Venice beach is one of...
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