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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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Thinking Cuba? Tickets not so easy yet!

PHeymont ·
Many Americans (myself included) are thinking much more seriously now about visiting Cuba with the relaxed process. But don't expect it to be smooth yet—veteran traveler Brian Kelly, who runs  ThePointsGuy  (an extremely useful site...
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Kayak adds Cuba to searchable destinations

PHeymont ·
Kayak.com has become the first of the major U.S.-based search engines to make it possible to search for flights to Cuba from U.S. cities, in the wake of the loosening of travel restrictions. Not that U.S. airlines have jumped in with non-stops, yet,...
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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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Nashville, Tennessee.....the Elvis tour continues!

DrFumblefinger ·
  Until I attended my first medical meeting in Nashville, I'd never thought much about visiting this mid-sized city, an oversight on my part.  Nashville's a fun destination in many ways, especially if you're a fan of Country music.  I...
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Historic Route 66 (pt 2) - Needles CA to Flagstaff AZ

Jonathan L ·
Leaving Needles CA, I drove a route that is a MUST DRIVE if you are the kind of person that loves road trips. The main portion of my day was spent on the longest continuous stretch of the original Route 66 that is still in place - From Topock AZ to...
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Brooklyn's Prospect Park Greenmarket

PHeymont ·
By a quick count, I’ve photographed markets in nearly three dozen cities in the U.S. and Europe; they’ve often appeared here on TravelGumbo. And yet the market I visit most often, and where my wife shops almost weekly, hasn’t found...
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Death Valley National Park

My Thatched Hut ·
Death Valley is one of the most desolate place I have been. Others include central Greenland and the Dead Sea. Death Valley is the lowest place in the western hemisphere at 282 feet (86 metres) below sea level. The Dead Sea in Israel is 1,370...
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Yellowstone National Park in Winter

59nationalparks ·
Seeing all fifty-nine national parks was never a dream of ours--especially not in fifty-nine weeks.  We'd call it more of a whim, an impulse or an inspiration.  Going to Yellowstone National Park in the winter was something we had...
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Back to Oaxaca: Xochimilco

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby finds her ideal neighborhood for a return visit to colonial Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Hiking Angel's Landing in Zion National Park

Nate Alger ·
Nate shares one of his favorite hikes, the famous Angel's Landing trail in beautiful Zion National Park.
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Oct. 13, 2017: Grand Cascade, Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook takes us on a behind the scenes look at what makes this beautiful fountain work.
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Yellowstone HQ, Mammoth Hot Springs

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby spends her last night in Yellowstone National Park at the historic headquarters in Mammoth Hot Springs and meets the famous elk "Touchdown".
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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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A Yellowstone Gallery: Mammoth Terraces

PortMoresby ·
In this installment, PortMoresby takes us to the colorful water-formed Mammoth Terraces, with some of the most spectacular views.
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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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Grand Marais, Minnesota (Where Gumbo was #222)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the popular town of Grand Marais, Minnesota. Situated on the northwestern shore of Lake Superior, it's a great place for people who like to boat, kayak, sail, fish or explore nature.
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Vegans at sea get a new choice

PHeymont ·
Oceania cruises is now offering full vegan menus with options at all meals.
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A Yellowstone Gallery: Midway Geyser Basin

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby discovers Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Pool, a contender for the world’s most beautiful place.
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Dispatches from Ikaria: Part 4

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's fun and insightful series on visiting Ikaria concludes this week. Be sure to check out the great story and accompanying photos
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The Burgess Shale, Stanley Glacier, Kootenay National Park (Where Gumbo was #211)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the fossil rich deposits of the Burgess Shale. These are at a newly discovered site in the Stanley Glacier basin of Kootenay National Park.
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The Road to Yellowstone

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby sets out on a closer-to-home-than-usual trip of a lifetime, a first visit to Yellowstone National Park, with her Montana-born pal, Deb, as guide.
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September 2, 2017: "Flood Rescue", Grand Forks

DrFumblefinger ·
Flooding in a flat landscape poses an unusual degree of risk because of how quickly a river's water level can rise. This piece of street-art commemorates the many people who were rescued in the record breaking flood of 1997.
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Do you see what I mean ?

Amateuremigrant ·
Robert Cranwell likes to look at the little things when he travels in nature and explains why -- you will too once you've read his post.
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Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota (Where Gumbo Was #231)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the plane exhibit outside the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota. An impressive assortment of military hardware can be viewed (for free), a treat for anyone interested in the history of flight.
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March Madness for travel sites

PHeymont ·
For sports fans who have run out of competition to obsess over, a British newspaper has provided a perhaps unintentionally hilarious competition.
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May 27, 2020: Tillotson's 50-50 Ranch, Granby, Colorado

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband saw this cute ranch with a unique feature while driving from Grand Lake to Lake Granby.
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Tips for Your First White Water Rafting Trip

Darren Wilson ·
Darren shares some reasons and background on whitewater rafting (sponsored content)
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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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Santa Fe Photography Workshop

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L took a photography course this summer. Here are some of the photos he took for the course projects.
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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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Maybe Canada was right on closing parks

PHeymont ·
The U.S. is having second thoughts about keeping parks open after the decision to do so created a surge in attendance.
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New York City in the time of COVID

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour on Manhattan at the start of the COVID-19 crisis.
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3 Best Travel Destinations for Adventure Lovers

Veselina (Guest) ·
Need some suggestions for where you might want to go on your next adventure trip? Take a look at these three from around the globe (sponsored content)
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How to Survive on your own in the Wild

Monica Albert (Guest) ·
Monica shares some tips on how to prepare yourself for your first adventures in the wilderness.
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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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Free Things to do in Phoenix, Arizona

Samantha ·
Looking for some free things to do in the Phoenix area? If so, Samantha shares some of the exciting and free things to do while exploring the city.
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5 Outdoor Activities You Need To Do in Canada

Amit M (Guest) ·
Canada is well known for its natural beauty, and it makes sense that outdoor activities are popular in the country. Amit has some suggestions for your consideration (sponsored content)
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4 Best Things to Do When In Las Vegas

James Parker (Guest) ·
James Parker offers some suggestions for fun activities when in Las Vegas (sponsored content)
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Victoria Falls: The Zambian Side

DrFumblefinger ·
(Eastern Cataract of the Falls, the Zambian Side, during the dry season)Our journey took us from the magical place that is Chobe National Park, across the Chobe River and into Zambia.  This journey required a boat ride, a rather lengthy wait...
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A Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro: 3) Summit and Descent

DrFumblefinger ·
(Western Icefields, viewed from near the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro) We had spent the past week slowly working our way up the slopes of Kilimanjaro via the Shira route, an experience I’ve previously described in blog posts here. ...
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The Beauty of Brussels

Marilyn Jones ·
    You would need a week to properly see Brussels, but if you only have a few hours, make good use of your time and take an organized tour.  I was fortunate to be on an AmaWaterways river cruise shore excursion when I visited the...
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Egypt campaigns to rebuild tourism

PHeymont ·
Egypt is planning to invest millions in an advertising campaign to build tourism to 20 million visitors by 2020, more than double last year's 9.8 million. The peak was 14.7 million in 2010. The campaign will launch in August.   Egypt, long a...
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Sheraton's 'Grand' plan to rise again

PHeymont ·
Sheraton, one of the best-known hotel brands, and the core of the Starwood hotel empire, hasn't had much respect lately; it's been seen as a weary and unexciting brand. Starwood has a plan to change that with upgrades, new hotels and a new tier of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 7, 2015: Bilingual Waterside Pun

PHeymont ·
I'm a sucker for a pun, no matter how many languages and situations it takes to make it. So this one, on the Stockholm waterfront, caught my attention easily. And it was no accident; the owners not only knew what they were doing, they explain it on...
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Gasoline Alley: The signs

DrFumblefinger ·
  This post concludes our visit to Gasoline Alley in Calgary, a great car museum with the world's largest collection of gasoline pumps and car-related signs.  We've previously looked at the museum in these posts: antique gasoline pumps...
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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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Drones to travel for armchair tourists?

PHeymont ·
Imagine sitting in your armchair with a virtual-reality helmet and a remote control and "visiting" the streets of your favorite city, an art gallery, the Grand Canyon, or...?   There have long been travel documentaries and the like for armchair...
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