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Re: Whom did you say was flying this plane?

Former Member ·
At least an automated plane would not have to "shield its eyes" from some nut with a laser pointer. http://www.news.com.au/travel/...frfq80-1226780573826
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 10, 2013: Banff and the Bow River Valley

Former Member ·
Is there a list somewhere of these UNESCO World Heritage Sites ? What are the criteria for inclusion ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 10, 2013: Banff and the Bow River Valley

Paul Heymont ·
If you hadn't asked, I wouldn't have known! So, from UNESCO's website, here's the word: T he World Heritage List includes 981 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. These include 759 cultural, 193 natural and 29 mixed properties in160 States Parties. As of September 2012, 190 States Parties have ratified the World Heritage Convention. Here's a LINK to more info, including the list.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 10, 2013: Banff and the Bow River Valley

Former Member ·
There are a lot of fabulous places to visit. I need to get busy. The list is handily sorted by countries. I will bookmark this and consult it when planning a trip to a particular country or region. Thanks for the information.
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Re: Two Canadian airlines expand their reach

DrFumblefinger ·
The Westjet expansion is most welcome to Canadians. The planes will be opening Gatwick, which I don't think Air Canada flies to. Porter flies just small aircraft, but is very popular in the Toronto area.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#77)

Mac ·
Certainly hangers but with quite low doors... A large fuel(?) bowser? Looks like a jet blast shield at the end of the runway and sea all around(?). Must have public access or just 'not secret' due to the ferry and Dr. F taking photos, so not military. Why does Dr F ask what the hanger shapes remind me of? It looks as if cars are in front of the hanger doors.. Is that logical? Are we talking seaplanes I wonder... but no slipway and why a runway? Head aches...
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Re: A visit to Waterton National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
I love the pictures, Roderick. Part of what makes Waterton so special are its many wild animals. Almost like going on safari in America! I'm especially fond of the little bear. He looks so very lost without his mother. Hope you didn't get between her and the little one! And thanks for your first contribution to Travelgumbo!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 30, 2015: Spirit Island

TravelingCanuck ·
I know what you mean. Maligne Lake is a beautiful area to see and the tour out to Spirit Island is certainly worth it. One of the most notable things about the lake is the colour of the water itself that is due to being glacier fed. Up there this past June and was treated to a young moose feeding along the water near the boat launch and then two young black bears dining along the cutline just off the main road. Chatted with a family from Washington DC and a young German couple. They were...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 30, 2015: Spirit Island

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for sharing this great image, Vagabond! I recall standing on the very spot and enjoying the same view, although it was cloudy on my travel day. A good first contribution to TravelGumbo! Hope there's more to follow.
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Re: March 28, 2019: World's Largest Airplane Weathervane, Whitehorse

Elite Travels ·
Awesome Capturing This airline is really big and amazing to see.
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Re: Poutine at the Canadian Potato Museum Restaurant

DrFumblefinger ·
That looks like tasty poutine! Filling, isn't it?
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Re: Poutine at the Canadian Potato Museum Restaurant

vivie ·
It was very good! Thanks for sharing it with me, Rob.
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Re: Weaker 'loonie' good and bad news for Canada travel

DrFumblefinger ·
With the fall especially of oil prices (and other natural resources, which Canada is a major producer of), the loonie has indeed fallen compared to the US dollar but kept its relative value with most other currencies, including the pound and Euro. It seems despite a reasonably healthy economic profile, including until recently an almost balanced federal budget and low debt-to-GDP ratio, the value of the Canadian dollar is pegged to its natural resource valuation. With the pullback in the...
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Re: Saguenay Fjord — Deep and Long but not very Tall

Paul Heymont ·
Thanks for this one! I was last in that area as a teenager, 50 years ago, treated to a steamer ride from Quebec with my uncles. We spent part of a day going up the Saguenay, and then stayed a few days at the Manoir Richelieux...a very ritzy resort surrounded by poor farmers. The whole trip was full of beautiful sights.
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Re: Saguenay Fjord — Deep and Long but not very Tall

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your note, Pheymont! Glad it brought back some good memories. The scenery is beautiful, like much of the Canadian Shield, with the added benefit of all those maple trees. I hope to get there in September again to enjoy the fall colors and hopefully to see some of those whales migrating. I have to admit that I had my heart set on seeing whales this trip and did spot even one. We were there in early June, which was just too early.
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Re: Need help planning Morocco trip

Mac ·
If you can, pay the extra to go straight into Marrakech as going in via Casa is more hassle and time that detracts from the fun of your holiday. This is especially if you have to fly via a European hub first as it is all airport, airport, airport, Marrakech is "THE" experience of Morocco and honestly very "full on" - just please hook up with local guides, probably and preferably via the hotel, who will deflect some of the more 'enthusiastic' locals who might make life a bit tedious. There is...
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #13. Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, British Columbia

Former Member ·
Hehe thank you for the praises i'm so proud Beautful mountains by the way
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #13. Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, British Columbia

Jonathan L ·
It is beautiful. I thought it was Lake Louise.
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #13. Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
Similar, but different. Some photos of Lake Louise and the Plain of Six Glaciers hike, one of my favorites.
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Re: Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park, British Columbia

Lestertheinvestor ·
I certainly remember these falls and this area with fond memories.
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Re: Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
LestertheInvestor -- If you look closely at the photo of the four shadows in the river, you may recognize one of them as yours!
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Re: Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park, British Columbia

GarryRF ·
Really good quality photos DrF. I love looking at frozen landscapes - on a screen ! Your words about reflection jogged my memory. Ever been walking through a store and see someone you think you recognise in the distance ? And as you get closer you realise its a mirror you're walking towards ! My wife says I need glasses - but its OK - I stop before I get into a conversation !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 22, 2014: Columbia Icefields, Alberta

GarryRF ·
Great photos Dr Y. Is this an all year tourist resort or would I freeze to death in winter ? I presume this remains sub zero all year due to its elevation. Does it contain any wildlife ? Is it receding with warmer weather ? We see pictures of areas where glacier ice is disappearing but there are areas we don't see where it's on the increase. I remember being taught about shifting ice regions in the 1950's and all this alarmist talk today seems to be just a continuation of normality.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 22, 2014: Columbia Icefields, Alberta

Dr.Y ·
Hi Garry, if you came in the mid of Canadian winter, the glacier ice field will look no difference to rest of the country . So, walk on the glacier ice under the hot summer sun is much more thrill! Yes, during last visit, we were told that the Columbia Ice Field glacier is receding.
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Saguenay Fjord — Deep and Long but not very Tall

DrFumblefinger ·
I’d heard as a schoolboy that the Saguenay Fjord was one of the longest in the world.  Years later someone told me the area around Tadoussac was pretty, sparsely developed and inviting.  Given a spare day or...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 10, 2013: Banff and the Bow River Valley

Paul Heymont ·
The Canadian Rockies are noted for their jagged peaks, many of which are snow-capped even in summer. Much of the natural beauty of the area has been saved by their incorporation in a series of national and provincial parks, including Banff National...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 23, 2013: Sunset, Banff National Park, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
(Sunset over Mt. Rundle and Canmore, Banff National Park)  It's sweet to be in just the right place at just the right time!   The Canadian Rockies are known for their beautiful rugged peaks, hanging glaciers, turquoise lakes and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 22, 2015: Rocky Mountain Sunset

DrFumblefinger ·
For travelers like me who love mountains, the Canadian Rockies are about as good as it gets.  One evening I was driving to Calgary from the Crowsnest Pass in southwestern Alberta, along highway 22x, the beautiful Cowboy Trail.  The Cowboy...
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Moraine Lake Rockpile Trail -- Banff National Park's best Short Hike

DrFumblefinger ·
If you like hikes that aren't too strenuous and filled with gorgeous views, this one should be on your bucket list.
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Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Alberta (Where Gumbo Was #236)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Writing-on-Stone Provincial park in south-central Alberta. A beautiful prairie landscape dotted with hundreds of hoodoos and the Milk River make for a memorable destination.
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University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Where Gumbo Was (#208)

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to see this historic campus with its richly-decorated tower.
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Travelling to Another Time

Selena Campbell ·
With all our travel plans cancelled or postponed, many of us are struck at home with nothing to do. Humans are not biologically structured to stay in an enclosed space for long periods of time, and the result of that is an illness called cabin fever. What if you are able to dive deep into another world and escape the coronavirus? Would you take the chance? Today I share with you 3 anime series that bring you to another word and share why you would enjoy the show as you explore its...
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Kilgore, Texas: A Very Derrick Christmas

Marilyn Jones ·
Many cities celebrate the season with unusual and beautiful trees, but Kilgore's are absolutely unique, as Marilyn Jones explains.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 6, 2013: Lake Louise, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
I've a great fondness for the Canadian Rockies, an area I think is one of the most beautiful in the world.  In an region of great natural beauty, Lake Louise stands out as a special place.  The lovely turquoise water, the backdrop...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 1, 2015 : Crowsnest Pass

DrFumblefinger ·
I love road trips through the mountains!  Among my favorite drives is to head south from Calgary, through the Rocky Mountains to British Columbia, then on to Idaho's panhandle.  The scenery is simply breathtaking mile-after-mile,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 30, 2015: Spirit Island

vagabond ·
  One of the highlights of our recent trip to Jasper was a visit to Spirit Island.  Just an hour’s drive from Jasper town, it is situated on Maligne Lake - the largest glacier fed lake in the Canadian Rockies. Boat tours are available...
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Canadian Firefighter Continues Cycling Around the World

Travel Rob ·
Rudy Pospisil is a Firefighter in Canada that is cycling the globe on his vacations to raise money for Cancer research. He's a Cancer survivor himself and is halfway done with his journey. For this trip, he takes on Australia. He hopes to cycle 6 of...
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Two Canadian airlines expand their reach

Paul Heymont ·
Two of Canada's airlines are spreading out to new destinations. WestJet, a large budget carrier, has added Boeing 767s that allow it to make a big splash in the trans-Atlantic trade, and Porter, a much smaller carrier, will add flights from Toronto to...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 8, 2015: Kakabeka Falls, Oliver Paipoonge, Ontario

Ottoman ·
  Kakabeka Falls is a waterfall on the Kaministiquia River, located beside the village of Kakabeka Falls in the municipality of Oliver Paipoonge , Ontario, 30 km (19 mi) west of the city of Thunder Bay. The falls have a drop of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 7, 2015: Remember those baby Canada geese?

Dr.Y ·
Anybody remember those baby Canadian Geese that we featured in May 26. 2015's Picture of the Day called, " The Resilience of Life ".  If not, here they are:      I have a follow-up to that photo I thought you might find...
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New for Spring and Summer Travel

Paul Heymont ·
Seasoned traveler Marilyn Jones has been shopping for new and useful travel accessories.
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Where Canadians Travel Most

Paul Heymont ·
REPAIRED LINK! A new Hotels.com ranking shows London and Paris have pushed former #3 vacation spot Orlando down to #5. New York and Las Vegas swapped spots at the top, with NY #1 again. See the rest of the list HERE  
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A visit to Waterton National Park

Roderick Simpson ·
  Waterton Lakes National Park is in the extreme south-west of the province of Alberta and is contiguous with Glacier National Park in Montana.  It includes some of the most spectacular scenery in the Canadian Rockies,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 22, 2014: Columbia Icefields, Alberta

Dr.Y ·
  Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, between the northwestern tip of Banff National Park and the southern end of Jasper National Park, is the Columbia Icefield. This is a large glaciated area astride the Continental Divide of North America which...
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Nov. 7, 2016: Ministers Island, New Brunswick, Canada

vivie ·
Vivie takes you to Ministers Island in New Brunswick. See how the estate showcases the hobbies of the late Sir William Van Horne, President of Canadian Pacific Railway.
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Swimming with Galápagos Sea Lions (S. America, pt 2)

Kirsten Hines ·
Celebrating Nature on 7 Continents: South America, part 2. Kirsten Hines reports on adventures with Galápagos Sea Lions
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Powerview - Pine Falls, Manitoba

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger revisits the small town of Pine Falls. Situated on the banks of the Winnipeg River, it was a place he used to fish at in his younger years. A bonus was the discovery of a great old steam locomotive.
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December 26, 2016: Husky the Muskie

DrFumblefinger ·
Situated on the TransCanada Highway in Kenora, Ontario, beside beautiful Lake of the Woods is Husky, one of the biggest fish you'll ever see.
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How RFID can help protect you from identity theft

Marilyn Jones ·
Radio Frequency Identification, designed to make security easy, has become a target for info thieves. Marilyn Jones shows us some defensive measures.
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HMY Britannia.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook takes us on a phototour of the retired Royal Yacht Britannia, and provides a detailed account of her design and distinguished service to Great Britain.
 
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