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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

FlashFlyer ·
Sadly, that $4K isn't going to go a real long way in UK...it's a pretty expensive place. You'll need to find seriously cheap lodging and really mind your pence! If you're not really stuck on UK, you might look at other places where English will do, including Jamaica and Puerto Rico or even Guyana. If UK is really IT, though, you should look into hostel costs, and into sharing sites like couchsurfing.com. Depending on when you're going, you might find some luck with college spaces that are...
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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

Hank ·
Wow! This has been very helpful, especially the tip about the Youth Hostels. I'm definitely going to look into that. I think staying at a hostel can help me stay within my budget. I'd really like to go to the UK if at all possible. I know there are cheaper places, but there's only one England and I've always wanted to see it. I think I'd like to spend maybe a week in London then head into the country, maybe doing a circuit to include parts of Wales and Scotland. I need to do some thinking...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 9, 2015: All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum

PortMoresby ·
Last time I was at Top of the Mark I was in high school. It was THE place to go on prom night, along with the Tonga Room across the street at the Fairmont. I actually seriously considered staying at one place or the other on this road trip but opted for the free parking at the hostel, so annoying was the price of parking on Nob Hill. Interesting how decision-making can work. And btw, check in next Saturday and see where I actually did have a drink after dim sum.
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Re: Is a stopover in Iceland worthwhile

PHeymont ·
A lot of questions! Let me try a few answers... Absolutely I'd say stop in Iceland. Every place in the world is unique, but Iceland is more so, geographically, in climate, and in history. Half a week (or even a week) won't do more than scratch the surface, but you'll be able to visit incredible waterfalls, climb on glaciers, see evidence of recent volcanic activity, and realize that under it all is a huge pool of thermally heated water that provides over 70% of the nation's energy. If that...
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Re: Is a stopover in Iceland worthwhile

Travel Luver ·
Well, thanks everyone. You've been great and this has all been very helpful. So yes, I will go to Iceland for 4 days. I will base myself at a hostel in Reykjavik (all I can afford), and I'll do 2 day trip tours, still researching which ones but those recommended look great. And I love hot springs, so I plan to soak the evenings away after enjoying the "youth scene" over there. I need to check out a good Icelandic beer. Any recommendations. And I will visit Iceland at the of my trip, rather...
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Re: California road trip ideas

PortMoresby ·
Here are your elephant seals, Dreamer: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=523 And the nearby redwoods: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=536 And the lighthouse in between, also a hostel: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=533
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 15, 2014: Deck Chairs Aboard QM2

DrFumblefinger ·
Your photo reminds me of a cruise we just did a few months ago in the Chilean fjordland. When we approached cape Horn, famous for its stormy seas, we were in constant winds of 100 knots, with gusts of 160 knots. The deck was even emptier than your photo above would indicate! Nice photos, Islandman. Thanks for taking all of us aboard the Queen Mary.
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Re: The Ghan - an Australian rail journey of style and comfort

TravelandNature ·
IslandMan - A superb experience ! Thank you for sharing !
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Re: The Ghan - an Australian rail journey of style and comfort

PortMoresby ·
This looks like a fantastic trip and any reason to go by train is good one to me. Wondering if the place names (Adelaide, Alice, Katherine) recall days of too few settler women for the number of men?
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Re: The Ghan - an Australian rail journey of style and comfort

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for taking us on that journey! A wonderful piece!
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Re: The Ghan - an Australian rail journey of style and comfort

PHeymont ·
M. Poirot regrets that he had necessity of leaving the journey before the end. An important affair required the attention of his gray matter...
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Re: Maritime Museum of Ushuaia, a former prison converted into an interesting museum

PortMoresby ·
I think this is an opportunity, Gumbo's Hostel (southern branch). Just a bit of paint, or maybe even better, leave it "authentic".
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Hostels are Growing Up

DrFumblefinger ·
Hostels aren't just bare bones places to stay anymore.  They still feature the social aspects of hosteling, but there are large numbers of "Luxury Hostels" popping up, especially in Europe.  Things like infinity pools, breakfast on demand,...
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Left Bank of the Tiber

PortMoresby ·
  I’d looked online for an apartment for my week in Rome, until I was sick of the thought of going.  At some point I came across a recommendation for a women’s hostel in Trastevere (Tras TAY veree), on what I came to think of as...
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A Visit to Topkapi, Part 1

PHeymont ·
My images of Turkey, before we visited, were a melange of towers and gates—perhaps the one above—mysterious alleys, turbaned sultans, espionage, intrigue and many-minareted mosques. Of course, much of this comes from a bit too much Graham...
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Solo Travel: Four unexpected essentials

thepoormadonna ·
I like to think of myself as an international badass seasoned solo traveller. It is my preferred way to see the world. For me, there is nothing more cathartic than knowing I can survive without anyone — knowing that my own company is enough....
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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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Road Trip, Day 4: Fort Mason, San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
    March 12, 2015   I drove south through Sonoma and Marin Counties, past the houseboats on the bay at Sausalito, across the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco, and arrived earlier than the hostel’s official 3:00 check-in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 16, 2015: Coffee & Dessert in North Beach

PortMoresby ·
  March 13, 2015   Getting organized to spend the day in San Francisco, I skipped coffee in the morning in favor of a mug of tea I made for myself in the kitchen of the hostel at Fort Mason .  I spent much of the day with my pal, Deb,...
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Generator Brings a 1000 Bed Trendy Hostel to Paris

Travel Rob ·
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Historic Route 66 (pt 3) - Flagstaff to Gallup

Jonathan L ·
The next leg of my trip was the shortest distance I had to drive, but it took the longest time. There was a lot to see along the way.   Flagstaff AZ I was last in Flagstaff 20 years ago. It was a dismal depressed town in which nothing was...
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Why you should try Scuba Diving...

Goni ·
...because it's the best thing in the world!  Not convinced yet?  Then read on. 1) You will be able to breath underwater Isn’t that the coolest thing to be able to do? I will never forget my first experience as an instructor when I saw...
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Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage (Part 1)

Lisa Day ·
Lisa Day presents the first in a two part series on hiking and experience the Kumano Koda, a pilgrimage trail in Japan.
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Is this the world's most dangerous hotel?

PHeymont ·
A surprising demand for tours of the area devastated by a nuclear power plant explosion in 1986 has led the Ukraine government to open a new hostel.
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5 Things You Must Tell A Limo Service Company While Hiring Them

Ryan Holman ·
Using a limousine service adds a sense of class and luxury to the person who is sitting in its back seat. Traveling in a limousine is an experience most people can only dream about. Most people hire limousine services for important life events, and therefore one needs to be careful in choosing the service. No matter what the event is, whether you want a luxury limousine service , a corporate event, or a wedding, there are a few things you must check with a limousine service company when you...
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How to Save Money While Traveling

Aman U. (Guest) ·
Aman has some suggestions on how to stretch your money further while on your travels (sponsored content).
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Capsule hotels spreading in Europe

PHeymont ·
Tiny spaces mark the capsule hotel, but privacy is another hallmark that may help it compete with hostels.
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How to Save Money While Traveling

Aman U. (Guest) ·
Aman has some suggestions on ways to save money while abroad (sponsored content)
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Tips to Plan a Perfect Road Trip

Muhammad B (Guest) ·
Some suggestions for planning a great road trip (sponsored content)
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Rooms for the 1%: World's 10 most expensive hotels

PHeymont ·
The most expensive hotel in the world...       Photo: Aman Resorts Luxury-hotels.com, whose name tells you what they're about, has published a survey of this summer's most expensive hotels in the world. Although, of course, they'll try...
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Luxury cruise: Cabin as big as a house for $10,000

PHeymont ·
It seems as if there's no limit to the luxury market (after all, the 1% has most of the world's money), and here's the cruise accommodation to prove it. Regent Seven Seas next ship, now being built, has a $10,000 a night cabin that's already sold out...
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Exploring the Baltic Coast. 1) Poland

Linguists on the Loose ·
  If you want to escape the crowded cities of Western Europe (and spend less money) head east! Eastern Europe has much to offer backpackers; cheap lodging, with ever more boutique hostels popping up in major cities, low transport costs, great...
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Crystal Cruises, with new owners, expands luxury offerings

PHeymont ·
First step in Crystal's expansion: Crystal Esprit luxury yacht sails this December.       Photo: Crystal Cruises   Crystal Cruises, presently a two-ship, all-luxury line is planning a burst of expansion in every direction, with...
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Exploring the Baltic Coast. 3) Tallinn, Estonia

Linguists on the Loose ·
  Our final Baltic destination was Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. We spent the week wandering around the old town, admiring the medieval architecture, haggling with vendors at the Russian market, wading in the cool clear waters of the Baltic,...
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10 fun things to do in Goa that you might have missed

Sunil Kumar ·
Think of Goa and you think of unlimited fun. The smallest state in India is titled as the most fun destination in the country. Blessed with a myriad of options for excitement, every holiday in Goa is memorable, no matter the number of times you have visited. From frolicking in blue waters to basking in the golden shores, from the secrets of the waters to excitements of the tropical land, Goa excites, surprises and tempts you each time. For your next holiday in Goa, we have the checklist of...
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April 18, 2018: View from Atop Mt. Snowdon

Dr. Jon (Guest) ·
Dr Jon shares the breath-taking view of Miner's and PYG tracks from the summit of Mt. Snowdon, Wales.
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Campbellton, New Brunswick

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob explores the unique and beautiful waterfront of Campbellton, New Brunswick
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Easter Holidays Ideas: Uncover French Riviera with a Luxury Yacht Charter

Pratima ·
One of the best ideas to spend the Easter holidays that is a time of joy is to spend it visualizing the natural beauty of French Riviera in your own charter luxury yacht. Having a yacht to oneself is a dream for most of the people. It is not necessary that you buy one in order to have it for yourself during a vacation. There are charter yachts that are available to people who can pay and use these wonderful yachts for a specified period of time. They can have a great weekend or a prolonged...
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Luxury Train Trips are the Best Way to Explore India

Rajiv Varma ·
India is teeming with a plenitude of palaces, historical monuments, picturesque destinations and magnificent sites. The smooth flight connections make it hassle-free for the travelers to marvel all of them in less time. However, there are those wanderers who love the journey more than the destinations. If you too are a devotee of the scenes passing by in your journey, then manifold your experience by traveling in any of the luxury trains. Be it the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels or the Maharajas...
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7 Reasons to Book a Luxury Hotel for Your Next Travel

Candice Larson ·
Luxury hotels are considered as an expensive choice for accommodation and often associate its affordability with celebrities and wealthy people. However, in the recent years, there are now plenty of affordable luxury hotels in the market no matter where you go. Competition in the tourism industry made businesses to keep up with the level of standards that is expected today. Booking a luxury hotel is easy but picking the right one for you will take a good amount of research. Below are the...
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Crystal Cove State Park, Newport Beach, California

DrFumblefinger ·
    "They called it paradise, I don't know why.  You call some place paradise, kiss it goodbye. " The Eagles   There's a lot of great reasons to visit sunny Southern California.  It has a near perfect Mediterranean climate...
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Walking the Buffalo

PortMoresby ·
    Between Guilin and Yangshuo in Guangxi, China, the Li River and the classic landscape are the big attractions.  Bumper to bumper tourist boats shuttle visitors among the famous karst mountains and overwhelm Yangshuo town.  But...
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Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PortMoresby ·
  Officially called the Pigeon Point Light Station, it’s been my sentinel, standing at the edge of my personal territory, telling me I’m nearing, or leaving, my family on the coastside of the Bay Area, south of San Francisco.  I...
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Allmächd! A small guide to Franconia

Nadja von Elm-Weber ·
Allmächd!  is a typical Franconian dialect exclamation—best translated as “almighty!” After my tweet @TravelGumbo a few days ago (“Sage travel advice: never call a ‘Franconian’ (native of northern Bavaria)...
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Coastal California: The Pigeon Point Hostel

PortMoresby ·
  Please don’t misunderstand, I’m not really a believer in “things happen for a reason”, more a believer in “things happen”.  But I will say I was lucky, one day last month, to be waiting at a stop sign...
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PortMoresby's Coastal California

PortMoresby ·
                      Sept. 3, 2014:  Coastal California: A Village, a Hamlet and a Wide Spot in the Road   Sept. 10, 2014:  Coastal California: Three Girls Visit Harley Farms...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 15, 2014: Deck Chairs Aboard QM2

IslandMan ·
  empty deck chairs on the QM2   When we think about cruising the seas aboard a luxury liner, we conjure up images of stately cabins, five star dining, deck quoits, sitting by the pool, dancing till dawn and exotic ports of call. Well, I...
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A Pilgrimage to Canterbury

PHeymont ·
Chaucer's pilgrims were headed to Canterbury in the 14th century, and quite a bit of it would be recognizable, but with many modern additions.
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World's best hostels named—and honored

PHeymont ·
Like everything else these days, hostels, too have ratings and annual rewards. See who came out on top...
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Ooops! A Tale of too-many wrong mattresses and a helicopter

PHeymont ·
An Austrian mountain hotel, reachable only by air or on foot, finds itself juggling hundreds of old and new helicopter-delivered mattresses.
 
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