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Re: Kedgwick Forestry Village and Museum, New Brunswick

PortMoresby ·
I love museums that show how people lived their lives and why I love visiting historic houses, grand & modest. This is another good one. Thanks, Rob.
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Re: Hiking Sani Pass, Lesotho, on a Budget

DrFumblefinger ·
That sure looks like an amazing (and very difficult) hike, Travel with Lamb! I wished I'd been using trekking poles starting with my teens. They take tremendous strain off your knees, especially when carrying a heavy load like you were. My knees sadly show the effect of decades of hiking and backpacking. Given how far this is from home and such, I know I'll never do this hike, but you've taken me there so I thank you for that!
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Re: Namche Bazaar, Nepal. Where Gumbo Was (#119)

HistoryDigger ·
Thanks for posting this piece on one of my favorite areas of the world. Lovely photos. You capture the beauty and majesty of this sacred region that is changing so fast. May they recover from the earthquakes.
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Re: Tent? Trailer? Cottage? EcoCapsule could be all 3!

HistoryDigger ·
Where can we try it out!
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Re: Tent? Trailer? Cottage? EcoCapsule could be all 3!

DrFumblefinger ·
The images of this egg-like contraption brought back memories of Woody Allen's classic film, "Sleeper". Not the orgasmatron, which this device seems to lack, the overall attitude and feel of it.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 4, 2013: Sunset and Sunrise, Western Icefields, Mt. Kilimanjaro

DrFumblefinger ·
 I enjoy watching sunsets and sunrises whenever I can, mostly because of their beautiful light.  This particular sunset (above) was partially blocked by a thick convoluted mass of clouds below us, but the diffused and changing light were...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 23, 2015: Dawn at Sheffield Camp, Mt. Kilimanjaro

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the most memorable mornings I've ever experienced was at Sheffield camp on the Shira route of Mt. Kilimanjaro.  When the sun set the night before, we were on a dry desert plateau around 15,000 ft above sea level.  When we awoke...
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Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve

Marilyn Jones ·
      My adventure in Kenya begins in Maasai Mara, widely considered to be Africa’s greatest wildlife reserve. With more than 200 square miles of open plains, woodlands and riverine forest, the Mara is joined by privately-owned...
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Kedgwick Forestry Village and Museum, New Brunswick

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us some history of logging at the Kedgwick Forestry Village and Museum in New Brunswick
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Out-Of-The-Box Last Minute Weekend Getaway Ideas

Andrew Lowen ·
After a long week of fast life and pressure at work, you just want to unwind. Andrew Lowen has some ideas for how you can do it.
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Svartisdal, Norway, Part 1

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares wonderful travel memories of camping in the Norwegian backcountry, in the shadow of a great glacier!
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RV Popularity Surges—Here's Why!

Amy Price (Guest) ·
RV's are becoming increasingly popular. Amy Price looks at some of the reasons for this trend.
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Tent? Trailer? Cottage? EcoCapsule could be all 3!

PHeymont ·
A sleek capsule with its own wind and solar power, and a tiny but chic and comfortable interior could change the whole picture for outdoor living, or even emergency shelter.   Designed by a Slovakian firm and shown last week at an exhibition for...
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Namche Bazaar, Nepal. Where Gumbo Was (#119)

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the most memorable places I've ever visited was the Khumbu region of Nepal, home of the friendly Sherpa people.  The main town in this region is Namche Bazaar, the solution to this week's travel puzzle.  Congratulations to...
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Hiking Sani Pass, Lesotho, on a Budget

Travel With Lamb ·
I wouldn’t go as far as claiming to be an avid hiker, but I’m not a novice in terms of physical activity. I believe in travelling on the road less travelled, well the road up Sani Passis is well-travelled, just by 4x4’s. My boyfriend...
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Building Big: huge arena projects for Barcelona and Verona

PHeymont ·
A new stadium for FC Barcelona, built around the existing field, and a competition for design of a removable retractable roof for Verona's ancient arena.
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WWII concentration camp to become luxury resort

Travel Rob ·
WWII concentration camp to become a luxury resort.
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Split Rock Creek and Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to Split Rock Creek and Park in South Dakota. It was interesting and she learned a little bit about Jesse James and some of his adventures in the area.
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October 28, 2018: Zimbabwe - Canoeing On The Zambezi

Grand Escapades ·
Gilles shares an extraordinary adventure, canoeing the Zambezi River and camping on its bank. It provided a unique opportunity for wildlife viewing.
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Re: Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve

GarryRF ·
Amazing pictures! I always wondered about the accommodation when you go on safari. Not quite living "rough" is it ? Very nice indeed. Recognise myself in that yawning photo ! My kids prefer "Glamping" to Camping. Enjoyed this blog - thanks.
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Re: Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve

Marilyn Jones ·
Thank you! It was a fascinating experience getting so close to the wild animals!! And the camps were so luxurious! Maybe your kids like to camp, but I'll bet you'd love to glamp!!!
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Re: RV Popularity Surges—Here's Why!

Amateuremigrant ·
I guess the experience in the UK in particular echoes this growth but for quite different reasons. We have been seeing RV purchases (and hire), rocket with the windfall maturity of pension schemes related to final salaries - no longer available in most jobs, but the govt and utilities companies have large lump sums and pretty good income for life. The lump sum buys the RV and day to day expenses can be covered by putting your empty home on Airbnb ! Even if you don't have the pension, if...
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Re: Svartisdal, Norway, Part 1

Travel Luver ·
That's quite an adventure, Bob! The experience reminds me of a visit to Alaska.
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Re: Svartisdal, Norway, Part 1

Amateuremigrant ·
A lot of similarities travel luver - I was there too for 3 months - some pics on my website but yet to write up successes, failures and farragos! Because of the Gulf Stream the Arctic circle is much milder in Norway than AK, until you climb inland ! Catch yer later !
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Re: Ascending Mount Whitney (part 1 of 2)

Marilyn Jones ·
Gorgeous photos!!
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Re: Ascending Mount Whitney (part 1 of 2)

PortMoresby ·
If there's an upside to all of us stuck at home, it's the stories we might not otherwise have had the opportunity to enjoy, like this one.
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Atop Mount Whitney (Part 2 of 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger concludes the tale of his journey to the summit of Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48 states.
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Ascending Mount Whitney (part 1 of 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger recounts the details of his backpacking adventure taking him to the summit of California's Mt. Whitney — the tallest peak in the lower 48 states.
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Sunset, Ngorongoro Crater

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoys a lovely sunset while camping on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.
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Re: Atop Mount Whitney (Part 2 of 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
I was too cowardly to pull out my camera on those narrow parts, choosing instead to watch my footing. But I found this photo online that gives you an idea of what that's like. It's about a 2000 foot drop on either side.
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Re: Atop Mount Whitney (Part 2 of 2)

Amateuremigrant ·
That is NOT a path. I’d ask for my money back 😂
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Re: Atop Mount Whitney (Part 2 of 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
The things we do in pursuit of adventure! My knees would not allow me to make that journey today.
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Re: Atop Mount Whitney (Part 2 of 2)

Amateuremigrant ·
What a great account of acceptable hardship. Wish there’d been a pic of the skinny part of the trail, but then, it might be a deterrent to visitors !
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Summer Memories: Fishing at Mono Hot Springs

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some of her fond memories of trips to Mono Hot Springs when she was a child.
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Reconstruction Era National Historical Park- Beaufort SC

Jonathan L ·
Join Jonathan L for a visit that honors an important but little-known history of the Civil War and Reconstruction eras.
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Alshek Lake, Alaska

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares one of his favorite photos of a remote camping spot stopped at during a rafting trip through the Yukon and Alaska.
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