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Will Europe end Visa Waiver for Americans?

Paul Heymont ·
Europe is threatening to require visas if the U.S. doesn't extend the Visa Waiver program to the 5 EU member states that are excluded.
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May 13, 2020: Happier Times in Oahu

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some pictures and a video from their wonderful visit to Oahu.
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The Gray Whales of Magdalena Bay

DrFumblefinger ·
On a journey to Baja California, DrFumblefinger has opportunities for close-up encounters with gray whales wintering in Mexico.
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Lisbon: Taking the Tourist Bus

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L turns an early arrival in a new city into an opportunity for an orientation tour on the hop on hop off bus
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The Many Lives of Brooklyn's Industry City

Paul Heymont ·
PHeymont visits a Brooklyn phoenix. After 125 years, the the world's first integrated industrial park and transport park lives on.
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Cruisers: Is your ID watching you?

Paul Heymont ·
Cruise lines are tracking passengers through ID systems, both for future ship design and to find how to encourage passengers to go where they're wanted.
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Your Dog-Friendly Guide to Santa Barbara

Jhon Issac ·
I recently got a puppy shortly after my graduation. Living alone without having anyone to give my endless love was starting to bother me. Plus, as far as the word goes- A dog is a man's best friend, it's very true. So I got myself some time off from work and decided to travel to Santa Barbara. But I was in a real pinch. I have a four-legged friend who needs constant attention and care. I didn't have anyone to leave him behind with, and I personally didn't want to. So I decided to embark on...
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Hold your horses! KLM 12-hour flight to nowhere

Paul Heymont ·
A load of horses in the cargo hold forces a plane to return to Europe rather than use an alternate airport in the Americas; the horses lacked proper papers.
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Dec. 15, 2019: Sunset Beach, Cape May, New Jersey

Jonathan L ·
Stormy weather at Thanksgiving gave Jonathan L an opportunity for some dramatic pictures of ocean and coast.
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Diamante Eco Adventure Park: Animals, Culture and Adventure

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L got away from his hotel and out to an adventure park in Costa Rica
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Autonomous ship for Mayflower anniversary

Paul Heymont ·
Sea trials are underway for a new Mayflower, this one with Artificial Intelligence substituting for the captain.
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Planning Your Next Trip to SoCal

pitter beraton ·
A singer/songwriter named Bethany Cosentino, the vocalist half of the duo Best Coast, writes in a song called The Only Place: “Why would you live anywhere else / We’ve got the ocean, got the babes / Got the sun, we’ve got the waves / This is the only place for me.” It’s a catchy song, and she echoes the sentiments of the Beach Boys and many other musicians and writers who sang and wrote about The Golden State. While your reasons for why you’d actually live anywhere else might vary, we would...
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Heard Museum: American Indian Art and Artifacts

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her educational visit to the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ. There is so much to see and learn.
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March 25, 2019: Heard Museum Gardens, Phoenix, Arizona

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some pictures of the gardens of the Heard Museum. These we some of the pieces that caught her eye while walking around.
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May 11, 2020: Flamingo Visitor Center, Everglades National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Flamingo Visitor Center located at the southern tip of Everglades National Park.
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Craters Of The Moon National Monument, Arco, Idaho

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband had a great time exploring Craters of the Moon National Monument until the rains came.
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December 22, 2019: Cook Islands - Rarotonga

Grand Escapades ·
Gilles shares some terrific photos of the beautiful island of Rarotonga, the largest of the Cook Islands.
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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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Adventurous places to visit in India

Kerry ·
Life itself is a fun-filled adventure where we come across alternate twists and turns. Travelling is the best activity that helps us to find quick relief from our hectic schedules. India being blessed with an extensive land diversity, planning an adventurous trip here is something you should never miss on. Indian adventurous locations are characterized by high peaks, fascinating rivers, arduous mountain ranges, exotic wildlife. So, if you are ready to ditch in the boredom of your 9 to 5...
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Best Places to Visit in LA

Ori B (Guest) ·
Ori shares some of the travel highlights of visiting sunny Los Angeles (sponsored content)
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The Ultimate Guide To Booking Your First Cruise

BoltPosts ·
Even though it’s a piece of cake compared to booking a conventional vacation, booking your first cruise might seem like an intimidating experience. Do you visit the Komodo national park ? Do you opt for an Amazon cruise? Or do you go for something completely else? There are decisions to be made – from where to sail, to which cruise line to opt for, and how to get the most for your money. So, is there something that can be done in order to make booking your first cruise an easier experience?
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March 3, 2020: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Marilyn Jones ·
From the shore to high above the harbor, Marilyn Jones finds lots to see in St Thomas.
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Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway: A World First

Paul Heymont ·
Join PHeymont in a look at the world's first parkway, and one whose grand scheme has survived its hodge-podge of buildings and styles.
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A Final Walk in Tierra del Fuego National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger explores Lapataia Bay. The southern end of the PanAm highway is located here, and the Bay is within a stone's throw of the Chilean/Argentinian border, a border that has long been disputed.
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New for Viking: Expedition Cruises

Paul Heymont ·
Viking is expanding its cruise offerings with new built-for-polar-cruises expedition ships, and is also planning its first North American itineraries.
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Australia: Fire Escape Cruises

Paul Heymont ·
For some, ocean cruises have become a respite from the ongoing bushfires.
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SeaWorld: No more dolphin riders

Paul Heymont ·
PETA scores a point, as trainers will no longer ride on backs and faces of the aquatic animals.
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Lots to Do in Virginia Beach

George G. ·
George G spends some family time at Virginia Beach and discovers its full of fun and more for every age.
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Best Ways to Explore Canada

Amit M (Guest) ·
Some of the amazing things you can see and do in Canada (sponsored content)
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Things to Do in Melbourne for First-Time Visitors

Carl H (Guest) ·
Looking for some fun and interesting things to do in Melbourne? Carl H has some suggestions for you (sponsored content)
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Acadia National Park fights traffic jams

Paul Heymont ·
Acadia will test new restrictions and a reservation policy to reduce crowding at key points in the summer.
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What to Do with 48 Hours in San Diego

Gary W (Guest) ·
Garry W shares some of the highlights you shouldn't miss when visiting San Diego (sponsored content)
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 7, 2013: Sunset, Haleakala National Park, Maui

DrFumblefinger ·
It's hard not to like a Maui sunset!  I'm fond of this image because it was taken from the summit of Haleakala, looking down at the sunset and thick layer of clouds that surrounded the mountain and obscured the Pacific Ocean and Maui.  The...
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Top Ten Jobs If You Love To Travel

1stworldview ·
(10) Flight attendant It may be the most obvious travel-related job, but it's also one of the most accessible: You don't need a specialized degree to become a flight attendant, and most major airlines only require prior customer service experience...
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Finishing North of the Arctic Circle

59nationalparks ·
Pointing out that Gates of the Arctic and Kobuk Valley National Parks are tough to get to would be a gross understatement.  We tried last August without success.  Airplane problems derailed our efforts to get to the wilderness parks. ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sep 1, 2015: Champagne Bar, QM2

IslandMan ·
    Cruising the open seas is always a memorable experience and one of my particular favourite journeys was on the Queen Mary 2 from Southampton to New York. The good thing about cruising is you can pass the time as you please and there are...
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West Indian Parade in Brooklyn to draw 2 million

Paul Heymont ·
  Paraders pass the Brooklyn Museum           Photo: Fordmadoxfraud / Wikimedia   Brooklyn's annual Labor Day West Indian parade is New York's biggest parade, and possibly the largest single Carnival celebration in...
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'Cruise to Nowhere' must now go 'somewhere'

Paul Heymont ·
New plans needed: Carnival Vista would have gone nowhere from New York in 2017.   Photo: Carnival New rules issued by the U.S. mean the end of "cruises to nowhere"—ocean voyages by cruise ships that leave U.S. territorial waters for a day...
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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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MSC first to base cruise ship in Cuba

Paul Heymont ·
Street scene, Cuba                  Photo: GarryRF / TravelGumbo   MSC Cruises, currently Europe's top ocean cruise line, is responding to constantly-increasing European interest in Cuba (and possibly...
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Northern Arizona: Sedona & Surrounds, Part 2

Lestertheinvestor ·
Our trip to Northern Arizona, featured in Part 1 of this blog, included some spectacular natural scenery, along with an impressive church set into the mountains of Sedona, Arizona. In this installment, we include two National Monuments that were once...
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Cruise ships to offer free limitless wifi?

DrFumblefinger ·
  Good news for cruise lovers!  Regent Seven Seas Cruises will be adding free unlimited WiFi access for every passenger.  The company announced that its fleet would be offering this service starting late 2016.  Currently only...
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Fast & Free Wifi Coming to 100 Indian Train Stations

Travel Rob ·
          Photo by Mac Google is bringing fast wi-fi to 100 train stations in India by the end of 2016. The initiative will eventually cover 400 stations. In most cases, this will be the fastest internet...
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Aer Lingus adds 3 U.S. cities to its network

Paul Heymont ·
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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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 3, 2015: The World's Fastest Indian

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the world's most respected motorcycle brands is the Indian , produced in Springfield, Mass from 1901 to 1953.  While the company made popular and fast bikes, it went broke and shuttered its production line.  The brand was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 17, 2015: Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, Maine

Paul Heymont ·
  Today's picture is doing double-duty; it served as a clue in one of the earliest Where In The World is TravelGumbo puzzles, and is still one of my favorites not only because of its calming colors and gentle shapes, but also because it reminds...
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Indian Budget Airline Orders 250 A320's from Airbus

Travel Rob ·
                          Airbus A320neo's first flight          Photo: Wikimedia / don-vip  ...
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Top 5 Underwater Destinations

Kathryn Curzon (Guest) ·
Kathryn Curzon shares some of the greatest underwater destinations on the planet, awaiting our exploration and enjoyment!
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Grays Harbor: Sea Lions, Sandpipers and BBQ

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a day trip from Aberdeen to the Pacific coast and encounters the local wildlife.
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Amsterdam's on the Silk (rail) Road to China

Paul Heymont ·
China's big investment in rail service to Europe is giving the Netherlands a second direct link along the ancient trade route.
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