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Re: Christmas in Arizona--what to do?

DrFumblefinger ·
Arizona is a huge state, EyeWonder. Where exactly were you going to be home-based during your Christmas vacation? It would help to know so that we could better advise you.
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Re: Christmas in Arizona--what to do?

SayMoi ·
Anywhere around the Phoenix area would be good. Northern Arizona (Grand Canyon) gets winter. Scottsdale is a popular destination with great resorts and there are many budget hotels in the area. I would use Fashion Square Mall as your search area.
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Re: Christmas in Arizona--what to do?

Former Member ·
Thanks everyone. I have to ask you more questions! My friends have come up with two more suggestions. One is Sedona, and the other is the Navajo reservation that Tony Hillerman wrote all his books about and that has some big canyons. Is that area too far north for warm weather?
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Re: Christmas in Arizona--what to do?

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by EyeWonder: Thanks everyone. I have to ask you more questions! My friends have come up with two more suggestions. One is Sedona, and the other is the Navajo reservation that Tony Hillerman wrote all his books about and that has some big canyons. Is that area too far north for warm weather? Navajo country is too far north and too high up for a warm winter break. But if you bring a warm jacket, it will be magical that time of year. Sedona will be nice, but with cooler days...
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Re: Take a Walk on the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, Vancouver

ViewFromTheChairPhotography ·
Looks like an amazing and beautiful place indeed.
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Re: Take a Walk on the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, Vancouver

TravelingCanuck ·
Great blog and pictures. Glad you enjoyed your visit. We took our kids there about 10 years ago on a visit to Vancouver. It is a beautiful place to visit. Thanks.
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Re: Take a Walk on the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, Vancouver

Samantha ·
Thanks for the comments guys. It is a beautiful and so glad someone suggested we visit. Hope to spend more time there on a future visit. One time wasn't enough, lol. Thanks again.
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Re: An introduction to Alberta's Badlands: Hiking in Horseshoe Canyon

PHeymont ·
The visible geological processes, and the stubborn persistence of life among them, are just fascinating...Thanks for the view!
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Re: Columbia River Gorge, Where Gumbo Was #82

HistoryDigger ·
Never been. Thanks for another great mystery destination revealed.
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Re: Columbia River Gorge, Where Gumbo Was #82

DrFumblefinger ·
Very easy to combine a few days where with visits to Portland, Seattle and other destinations in the Inland NW. As you can see, it's amazingly beautiful.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 13, 2015: Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii

GarryRF ·
Did you have to climb one of these to take a photo ? That's what I call dedication. Take a day off and take it easy.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 13, 2015: Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii

Marilyn Jones ·
What a beautiful and interesting blog entry!! Well done!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 13, 2015: Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii

Ottoman ·
Hi Marilyn and Garry Marilyn, I'm so glad you enjoyed this POD. Thank you for the kind words. They are much appreciated. If you have not yet had the chance, I do hope that one day you will be able to visit this magnificent canyon. Garry...if a lovely attractive lady asked me if I hiked to the top of a mountain to take these photos, the answer of course would be "Why yes...yes I did (cough cough)." Between you and me, I took the easy way by climbing the short staircase from the parking lot to...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 13, 2015: Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii

GarryRF ·
My family all climbed to the peak of Malham Tarn in Yorkshire. England. Quite an achievement - 4 hours - but you had that feeling of self satisfaction completing it. When I offered all the kids a drink from my rucksack they all refused. "Dad - could we have something from that Ice Cream van ?" A major road passed within 20 feet. The moral of the story being - Had we driven there for an Ice Cream - then 20 years later - No one would remember our day out ! Malham Tarn Yorkshire England
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Re: Last Stop, Chiapa de Corzo

DrFumblefinger ·
Glad you ended the trip in style, but sorry that your journey has ended. I really enjoyed this series -- a model for how all of us should share our travel stories. Thanks!
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Re: Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

Former Member ·
This is spectacular. A good example of one of those places that is just sitting there, not really getting a lot of attention from US travelers.
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Re: Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the note, Chatterbot2. Yes, Quebec is relatively under-touristed, especially when compared to Europe. If you want to visit a 400 year old European stype fortress, don't want to fly across the Atlantic, want to go to place where French is the dominant language, want great food and friendly folks, then Quebec City should be at the top of your travel list.
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Re: Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

Former Member ·
The Quebecois were very amused at my attempts to speak French. It is always great to see people laugh.
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Re: Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

DrFumblefinger ·
They may laugh, Chatterbot2, but I can tell you with absolute certainty that your fumbling attempts to speak their language melted their hearts. You were a valued guest, if not one of them, after trying.
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Re: Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

Former Member ·
Monsieur, vous êtes très gentil de le dire. I do try to make a stab at the local language wherever I travel. Around the world, people are amazingly patient with my mangling of their language. It does create good entertainment. Almost always, my puzzled efforts put people at ease. They are instantly willing to help "the poor confused thing".
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Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

DrFumblefinger ·
Quebec, like New York, is both a city and a state (or rather, a province).  It’s an island of French heritage and culture within our Anglo-North American continent.   We combined this visit with stops in Montreal and...
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A springtime hike on the Yakima Rim Skyline Trail

DrFumblefinger ·
After a rather long winter I was ready for a pleasant dayhike.  While I’d rather head up to the mountains for a stroll in an alpine meadow, there’s way too much snow up there in April.  Fortunately in the Northwest there are some...
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Christmas in Arizona--what to do?

Former Member ·
Two friends at work and I are trying to plan a Christmas trip to somewhere warmer than New Haven...and one of them says Arizona is where we should go. All I know about Arizona is from old westerns and a Barbara Kingsolver book. I know it's got...
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Columbia River Gorge, Where Gumbo Was #82

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo was visiting the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, which straddles northern Oregon and southern Washington states.  Specifically, Gumbo was enjoying the amazing view of the Gorge through the lobby window of the Skamania Lodge  in...
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Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Springs

DrFumblefinger ·
        It's a great time of year to be visiting the desert regions of the Southwestern USA.  The weather is warm and pleasant, the wildflowers  are starting to bloom, and the oppressive heat of summer is a distant...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 13, 2015: Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii

Ottoman ·
  Located on the west side of Kauai, Waimea Canyon stretches 14 miles long, is one mile wide, and is more than 3,600 feet deep.  These photos were taken from the Waimea Canyon Lookout (elevation 3,400 feet) which  provides these...
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June 8, 2017: Ouimet Canyon, Thunder Bay District, Ontario

Ottoman ·
Ottoman was pleasantly surprised to find this unexpected natural wonder within short driving distance from his home town of Thunder Bay.
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Yellowstone, Finale

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby's tale of a visit to Yellowstone comes to an end with an appreciation of six days she'll never forget.
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June 28, 2017: Balanced Rock - Twin Falls, Idaho

Samantha ·
Samantha visits this precarious landmark, 48 feet high and balancing on a skinny base.
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June 17, 2020: Scotty's Castle, Death Valley

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Scotty's Castle in Death Valley on a clear winter's day.
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Scenes from Death Valley National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some photos from a past journey to California's Death Valley.
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Last Stop, Chiapa de Corzo

PortMoresby ·
A change of plans takes PortMoresby down the mountain to explore one more town before heading home from Chiapas.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 4, 2015: The Grand Canyon

DrFumblefinger ·
  Today is important for several reasons.  It's the 239th birthday of the United States and it marks an important publication on TravelGumbo. @59NationalParks has completed their quest to visit all 59 Parks in the United States and we're...
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Inca trail the hard way: blind, and running

PHeymont ·
Dan Berlin, the American athlete who last year became the first blind man to hike the Grand Canyon, made the challenging 26-mile trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 13 hours...a feat that normally takes 4 days walking.   Berlin, who is 45,...
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August 15, 2018: Puente Nuevo, Ronda, Andalusia

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe visits a memorable bridge spanning a deep gorge, with fantastic views!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 3rd, 2014: The Grand Canyon

Still Country Photo ·
  I visited The Grand Canyon in January and was a little saddened to wake up that morning to see that lots of snow had fallen in the night and I immediately thought that it would impact the view in a negative way.  It did not!  It was a...
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An introduction to Alberta's Badlands: Hiking in Horseshoe Canyon

DrFumblefinger ·
Most of the hikes I've featured on TravelGumbo are in Alberta's Rocky Mountains, with good reason.  The scenery in these mountains is truly spectacular, the altitude not overly taxing, and the long summer days are usually dry and sunny.  But...
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Take a Walk on the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, Vancouver

Samantha ·
The suspension bridge, swaying above the canyon, was a highlight of Samantha's visit, but there was plenty more to see and do as well.
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How to get around Las Vegas

berry bory ·
If you are preparing a trip to the city of sin, you may already have wondered how transportation works in Las Vegas. Something that is not always taken into account the first time you visit Las Vegas is the great distance between hotels. And it is that, although it seems that everything is very close, the reality is far from that. The Strip is 7 kilometers away, and although we simply want to go from one hotel to another, we will have to walk, go through bridges, go up and down escalators...
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Be sure to stop at Twin Falls, Idaho

DrFumblefinger ·
Most travelers seem in a big hurry to complete their drive on the I-84 freeway, through the lava fields of the Snake River Plain.  Their destinations are often Boise to the north, Yellowstone National Park to the east, or Salt Lake City to...
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More flights allowed over Grand Canyon: FAA

PHeymont ·
The Federal Aviation Administration is allowing several thousand more small-plane and helicopter flights in and over the Grand Canyon, with planes that are supposed to be "quieter," although many have questioned the quietness formula. This has been a...
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December 13, 2018: Miles Canyon, Whitehorse

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits an important site in the journey of many prospectors during the Klondike Gold Rush, the then treacherous Miles Canyon of the Yukon River.
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Re: June 8, 2017: Ouimet Canyon, Thunder Bay District, Ontario

Travel Luver ·
A beautiful place!
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Alberta's Badlands, Horseshoe Canyon

DrFumblefinger ·
Alberta's Badlands, Horseshoe Canyon
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Alberta's Badlands, Horseshoe Canyon

DrFumblefinger ·
Alberta's Badlands, Horseshoe Canyon
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Alberta's Badlands, Horseshoe Canyon

DrFumblefinger ·
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