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Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Park, Hawaii Island, Hawaii

Ottoman ·
  I love visiting the state of Hawaii.  Although I have enjoyed all the Hawaiian islands I have visited (Oahu, Kauai, and Hawaii Island), my favorite island would be Hawaii Island (aka the Big Island).  The diversity of the Hawaii...
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Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

Racing_snake ·
In July 2006 I gave in to curiosity and realized my ambition to visit West Greenland.  I returned 6 times in the next 8 years!  I knew that about 10% of the world’s freshwater was sitting on Greenland with the capacity to raise...
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Road Trip, Day 1: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas and The Skunk

PortMoresby ·
  Gateway to the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas     March 9, 2015   In the late ‘80s, I lived in L.A. for a couple of years.  My S.O. knew lots of cool L.A. stuff.  One of those was something he’d read that...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 19th, 2015: Bluecoat Chambers, Liverpool UK

GarryRF ·
Opened  in 1717 as a charity school, Bluecoat Chambers in School Lane is the oldest surviving building in central Liverpool, UK.     When I'm walking the streets of Philly, Boston and New York admiring the architecture, I often wonder...
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Road Trip, Day 2: Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden

PortMoresby ·
    March 10, 2015   I woke the first morning of my visit along the Northern California coast at a friend’s house in the village of Elk.  I was alone, the kitchen toasty warm from the fire Jane had made for me before leaving...
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South Beach Miami - A walk through Art Deco History

Jonathan L ·
  South Miami Beach is probably one of the most photographed cities in the United States. It is home to what may be the densest collection of art deco architecture in the United States. It is hard to find something new to say, in fact, when I...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 4, 2015: Sea Gull Inn, Mendocino, California

PortMoresby ·
  March 10, 2015   On my road trip to the Northern California coast in March, I stayed with a friend 17 miles down the road from Mendocino.  But on 2 previous visits I’d stayed at the Sea Gull Inn .  The first time was in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 6, 2015: Turtle Watching in Trinidad

MAD Travel Diaries ·
  I've been all over the world but never turtle watching in my own country. That was until last weekend when I got to get up close and personal and experience this natural wonder.   The main nesting season for sea turtles in Trinidad and...
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JetBlue knows how to rock an inaugural flight

Paul Heymont ·
Cleveland and JetBlue are a new happy couple, as JetBlue opened its new Cleveland services with a bang. The first flight from Boston arrived at JetBlue's new Cleveland gate April 30, after a flight that started with an Elvis impersonator at the Boston...
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Florida warned: take action against future flooding

Paul Heymont ·
17th c. Castillo de San Marcos, guarding America's oldest city, may be endangered by rising waters.   With all the jokes about earthquakes in California creating ocean-front lots in Nevada, it's easy to forget that things are changing in numbers...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 10, 2015: Northern Ireland

Non Stop Destination ·
    I recently came back from a 3 day trip to Northern Ireland, and loved it. The weather was unusually sunny (but very cold) while I explored one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe.     Northern Ireland has become quite...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 12, 2015: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Dr.Y ·
      Here are some photos taken during a recent winter trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic (a popular winter sun destination for snowbirds from Canada and the northern United States).  The people were friendly!  We...
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Cruising California's 17 Mile Drive

DrFumblefinger ·
  There are a lot of famous road trips in the USA, like California's Pacific Coast Highway and Montana's Going to the Sun Highway .  One of the best known drives in America is scenic 17-Mile Drive (actually distance depends on how you...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 13, 2014: Statue of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, Kuhio Beach in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii

Ottoman ·
  Duke Kahanamoku (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968) is a legend in the world of surfing, but this was only one of his many great achievements.   Duke (aka "The Big Kahuna") was born in Honolulu and grew up in Kalia, Waikiki (near...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 28, 2015: Kinbrook Island Provincial Park

Dr.Y ·
  While visiting my daughter in Brooks this past weekend, I was impressed by the ocean-like waves I see in  Kinbrook Island Provincial Park , on Lake Newell! To see such a large lake with beach and ocean-like waves on the relatively dry...
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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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Viking: How to have snow on your summer cruise

Paul Heymont ·
Every year the cruise-ship companies find new ways to amuse and refresh passengers—mini-amusement parks, sky-diving, Broadway shows and more—but now Viking has trumped the others by adding snow to its new ocean cruisers, starting with...
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3 Alternatives To b&b Accommodation In France

Ruby Daub ·
With reliably warm weather, beautiful scenery and gastronomic delights; France is a very popular holiday destination. As parts of the country are only hours away, it is a hit with both those looking for long summer vacations or short weekends away. France offers a huge variety of holiday and accommodation options, so there is something for everyone. While hotels and B&B’s are a very popular choice, if you’re after something a little different on your holiday to France then here are three...
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Nov. 3, 2017: Auditorio Adan Martin, Tenerife

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares some beautiful images and the history of the beautiful modern opera house in Santa Cruz.
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Columbus Antiquities Discovered in the Unlikeliest of Places

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Who would have thought a great collection of Christopher Columbus artifacts could be found in a small Pennsylvania town. Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares her discovery!
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Museums of Buffalo and Corning, New York

Jonathan L ·
At the end of Jonathan L's recent trip along the Erie Canal, he found time to take in a selection of upstate museums, and he shares them here.
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October 23, 2017: Amphicars

DrFumblefinger ·
The first commercially designed vehicle to be driven on both land and water, Amphicars had limited success when they were produced in the mid-20th century. They are now highly sought after collectibles.
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The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2)

Ian Cook ·
A sight you won't see anymore, Ian Cook shares these photos of the QEII sailing into the River Tyne just before her retirement in 2008.
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Top 10 Things to Do in Birmingham

Ruby Daub ·
Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK with a population of approximately 1,000,075 at the latest count. With a distinguished history based on its manufacturing heritage this proud city is now a magnet for tourists from all over the world and whether it is shopping you love, attractions or festivals and events, Birmingham and its surrounding area has everything you can think of. Murder Mystery Events If you are thinking of taking a weekend break in Birmingham why not try a Murder...
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Cruise ships: How big is too big?

Paul Heymont ·
MSC launches its biggest ship, Meraviglia, 4th largest in the world, and hopes to be a bigger competitor for Royal Caribbean and Carnival.
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Viking sets big expansion for ocean cruises

Paul Heymont ·
Viking has ordered two more ships, with an option for another two, which could bring its fleet up to 10 ocean cruisers.
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Bombay Beach, CA : Where Gumbo Was (#214)

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo was found in the unique desert community of Bombay Beach in California
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May 16, 2017: A luxurious afternoon at sea

Marilyn Jones ·
Join Marilyn Jones on an afternoon cruise from Cape Town, South Africa on a luxury catamaran.
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Masca, Tenerife, Canary Island

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook's hike through a dramatic gorge on the Canary Island of Tenerife is featured today.
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Yellowstone Lake

PortMoresby ·
Moving on to Yellowstone Lake, PortMoresby enjoys lake views and the contrasting ambiance of posh hotel and lakeside lodge.
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July 1, 2017: Classic Cars in Cuba

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares some great photos of classic cars in Cuba! It's like stepping back in time.
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8 Tips To Actually Relax On Family Vacation And More

John Peter ·
Traveling has many benefits in terms of both physical and mental health, which is an effective way to improve mood. However, the feeling of traveling alone or with friends is not the same as when you go with the family members. It will be the most precious moments to help the members closer. You are looking forward to your family holiday and you really need a vacation, but at the same time you fear the packing, children’s behavior, their potential sickness and unpacking all over again? You...
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Spanish beach town: We're banning almost everything!

Paul Heymont ·
A Spanish beach town, concerned over summer behavior, has a new set of rules ranging from reasonable to unenforceable with stops in between.
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Sweden set for 'Trainy McTrainface'

Paul Heymont ·
Clever marketing ploy or unexpected consequence? Either way, Sweden seems set for a train called, well, Trainy McTrainface.
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Resort life: Sun, Sand, Birds and Lizards

Paul Heymont ·
PHeymont and his wife aren't really resort people, but on a recent trip with friends they enjoyed themselves, and found new relationships with wildlife.
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Tourist to Traveler: Exploring Old San Juan

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L, a veteran traveler to Puerto Rico, takes you down some of his favorite off-the-tourist-track streets in Old San Juan
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Top Long Distance Hiking Trails in the USA

Brian Bradshaw (Guest) ·
Like to go for a long distance walk? Then Brian Bradshaw has just the post for you. Check out some of these beautiful (and challenging) hikes!
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April 10, 2017: Sunset over the Bay of Fundy

DrFumblefinger ·
From his plane seat, DrFumblefinger captures the sun setting over the Bay of Fundy, as a storm breaks up over the Bay.
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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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Lanzarote: an Undervalued Paradise

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a great photoessay and details of Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands and a favorite of Ian's. It is a slice of underappreciated paradise.
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August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

Samantha ·
Join Samantha for an excursion to the San Juan Mountains, and to this scenic pass on the Continental Divide.
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Sept. 13, 2017: Daytona Beach, Florida

Samantha ·
In a packed few days in the Orlando area, Samantha found her favorite was Daytona Beach, and she shares some of its images.
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The Rockefeller Gardens - Ormond Beach, Florida

Samantha ·
Join Samantha for a visit to the extensive gardens and park land that were once the private Florida estate of the Rockefellers.
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Viking's winter cruise will chase Northern Lights

Paul Heymont ·
Viking's Ocean Cruise division will sail an extreme northern Norway route to catch the lights.
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August 30, 2017: Sutro Baths, San Francisco

Jonathan L ·
Revisiting one of San Francisco's lost landmarks in Golden Gate Park with Jonathan L
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Carnival tests new 'virtual concierge' device

Paul Heymont ·
Carnival is trying out a wearable device that will serve as a virtual concierge for shipboard services and scheduling.
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Walking the Golden Gate Bridge

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. Join him and take in the views.
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Finding Nature: Titchwell Marsh, Norfolk, England

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten Hines' exploration of Nature in England series continues, this week with a stop at Titchwell Marsh where, of all things, a common robin captures her attention.
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Finding Nature at England’s Holkham National Nature Reserve: Spring Hares

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten Hines' series on exploring nature in England continues, this week finding some "boxing" hares in coastal sand dunes. What does it mean? Read on to find out.
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Air France adds service to 'the other France'

Paul Heymont ·
Air France adds new service between the U.S. and its overseas territories in the Caribbean.
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