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London: Heathrow Express cuts the fare

PHeymont ·
Long the most expensive railroad in the UK, the direct-to-city express is cutting its fares as competition looms.
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Tulbagh, Western Cape, South Africa (Where Gumbo was #351)

Professorabe ·
Gumbo was visiting the charming historic town of Tulbagh in South Africa.
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April 13, 2020: Movieland Wax Museum, Buena Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger remembers a visit to the Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park. The Museum closed in 2005 and was torn down in 2016.
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April 9, 2020: McCune Mansion in Salt Lake City

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the memorable red McCune mansion in downtown Salt Lake City.
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Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, Maine

PHeymont ·
PHeymont shares memories of a favorite spot in Maine and some thoughts on its role in our lives.
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Cape Town: Grand Dame of Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
(Cape Town, viewed from Table Mountain) It’s hard not to love a visit to Cape Town, a grand old city, one of the finest anywhere. It’s the oldest city in Southern African and has been captivating tourist’s hearts for centuries....
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Cape Point: Peninsula, Penguins & Protea

DrFumblefinger ·
(Cape Point, South Africa) There are many day trips you can take from Cape Town, one of the of the best being a drive down the  Cape Point Peninsula  to it’s tip. The day will provide you with beautiful scenery, wonderful beaches,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 10, 2013: African Penguins, Boulders Beach, South Africa.

DrFumblefinger ·
  Cape Point is a peninsula extending south of Cape Town, ending in the Cape of Good Hope (where old mariners from Europe used to take a sharp left as they headed to the Far East).  On the shores of this peninsula is a small town where you...
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Vienna — Life in the Past Lane (part 1)

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Rose Garden and Kunsthistorische Museum, Vienna, Austria) The Eagles are one of my favorite rock bands, with a terrific and diverse music catalog including many top hits such as "Hotel California" and "Life in the Fast...
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Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
In my many years of traveling I've stayed in a variety of accommodations ranging from primitive tents to huts to luxury resorts.  Never have I had a better stay than in Cape Town's wonderful Cape Grace Hotel.  We arrived in Cape Town after a...
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Boeing's next seat squeeze...in the lavatory!

PHeymont ·
    Say goodbye to this much space as Boeing plans to squeeze the toilet to install more seats.    Photo: Kristoferb / Wikimedia   If you thought seating in economy is getting too tight, get ready for this one: Boeing has...
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Campaigners ask: Can the QE2 be saved?

PHeymont ·
This past week, Cunard celebrated its 175th anniversary, and stage a show of its Three Queens (Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2) in the Mersey at Liverpool. But one of its storied Queens was in distress, half a world away. The QE2,...
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Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg (Where Gumbo Was #125)

PHeymont ·
The Heiliggeistkirche, to give it its German name, is the most imposing church in Heidelberg; it stands out above the Altstadt (Old City) section of the city so distinctively that I dared not include an exterior view among the clues. I make amends...
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Heathrow gets 'best airport' award, closes T1

PHeymont ·
Queen Elizabeth opens Heathrow's Terminal 1 in 1968   Amazingly to many of us, London's Heathrow has been named best airport in Europe, picked from among 450 European airports in 46 European countries (did you know there were that many?) The...
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Historic Trinity Church, New York: Where Gumbo Was (#118)

PHeymont ·
Manhattan’s Trinity Church is one of the oldest Episcopal parishes in North America, but its church is a relative newcomer, built during the Gothic revival of the mid-19th century. No wonder most of the guesses placed it far away and in an...
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Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PHeymont ·
This week, Gumbo was hanging out at what might be called the capital of Romantic Germany, Heidelberg Castle. It’s among the most important Renaissance structures north of Italy, and one of the foundations of Heidelberg’s tourist industry....
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Bamburgh Castle, England

Ian Cook ·
  Built on a dolerite outcrop, the location was previously home to a fort of the native Britons known as ''Din Guarie'' and may have been the capital of the British kingdom of the region from the realm's foundation in c.420 until 547, the year of...
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World Class Shoe Museum In Small Swiss Town

Travel Rob ·
Generations of Bally's collected shoes and they are on display in Schönenwerd, Switzerland.  Bally is  a 164-year-old fashion and leather goods brand best known for its shoes. The museum is in a 18th century manor...
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Ian Cook's TravelGumbo contributions

Ian Cook ·
A listing of Ian Cook's contributions to TravelGumbo. Check out this great list of wonderful photography.
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Horse Carriages and Cape Disappointment

Jonathan L ·
A varied day in the Northwest with Jonathan L, including museums and scenic beauty.
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March 22, 2018: Lane Foot Cottages, North Yorkshire

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares photos and the backstory of some cottage ruins in Swaledale, North Yorkshire.
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Jersey Shore in Winter

Jonathan L ·
In summer, hundreds of thousands "go down the shore," but Jonathan L shows us it's worth a winter visit as well.
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The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to a small art museum with a large collection in Norfolk VA
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The Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, Alberta (Where Gumbo was #259)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the fabulous Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta. The Museum is home to the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the world. A fascinating destination for the entire family.
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May 14, 2018: Patagonian King Crab for Dinner!

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares images of his last meal in Southern Argentina.
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QE2 Hotel opens for QM2 passengers

PHeymont ·
The famed QE2 starts her second job as a floating luxury hotel in Dubai; her first guests will arrive on the Queen Mary 2.
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Dublin, Ireland's Trinity College: Where Gumbo Was #29

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo was visiting historic Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.  Through the trees (top photo) he saw the college's bell-tower (Campanile), better seen in the second photo.   The  Campanile  is one of Dublin's iconic...
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Portland, Maine: The World's Longest Lobster Roll...and so much more!

PHeymont ·
Portland, Maine is a great place to visit any time (even in the winter!) but it’s hard to imagine a more exciting moment to have been there on the day they built the world’s longest lobster roll! The roll for the roll is seen arriving,...
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John F Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
  The  Kennedy Space Center  is one of my favorite attractions in the United States. It highlights some of the greatest technological achievements of our species and is testament to one of the most significant advances of human...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 11, 2014: Please Close the Gate.

PortMoresby ·
    On a visit to Windsor Castle in England, I couldn’t resist the opportunities to photograph the Queen’s Guard as they patrolled the neighborhood.  I’ve heard it rumored that Queen Elizabeth, aka Her Maj, is a...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 21, 2013: Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
 Cape Town is a special and beautiful place  in large part because it's framed by the bulky sandstone mass of Table Mountain.  Table Mountain is a wilderness area set in an urban environment, a flat topped mountain frequently...
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Bratislava: An overlooked travel destination

DrFumblefinger ·
(Bratislava's Slovak National Theater) Bratislava, capitol of land-locked Slovakia, was not what I expected.  It’s an old city whose history goes back to well before the time of Christ, including envelopment into the Hungarian and...
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Chrome Sparkles at Sherborne Castle - 1

Mac ·
Each July, just for one day, the Wingfield-Digby family put on one of the best shows of automotive excellence in England that I have had the pleasure to attend. The venue is the historically highly-significant Sherborne Castle in Dorset county,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 9, 2014: Protea, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the things I most remember about driving about in South Africa were all the protea.  Flowering bushes everywhere!  And, of course, great floral displays of this interesting African plant in shops and hotels.  There are...
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Sudeley Castle, witness to England's turbulent past

Mac ·
   Located in the small Cotswold village of Winchcombe near the city of Cheltenham in south west England, Sudeley Castle was built on the site of an earlier castle by Ralph Boteler, Baron Sudeley, using money he had 'earned' fighting in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 16th, 2014: Isle of Man TT Week

GarryRF ·
Every year for 1 week, the Isle of Man is transformed into the greatest Racetrack in the World. The Island becomes a 37 mile circular track for Motor Bikes. Using the regular streets around the island and the pass over the Mountains it achieves...
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Malta: Casa Rocca Piccola

PortMoresby ·
  In November of 2012 I boarded a container ship in Singapore, and in December I disembarked in Malta.  My original plan had been to land in Port Said, after sailing through the Suez Canal, but the political situation in Egypt dictated...
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Wave Hill Arboretum, Bronx, New York

PHeymont ·
Wave Hill, the former estate of the Perkins family, is one of New York's most beautiful treasures, and one of its least known. It shouldn't be!
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Nov. 12, 2016: Memorial to Women of WW II, London

PHeymont ·
Unveiled by Queen Elizabeth on the 60th anniversary of World War II's end, the statue honors all the roles women played in winning the war.
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Portland, Maine: A Big Little City

PHeymont ·
Portland's population isn't huge, but its big history and its current foodie importance make it a great place to visit.
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Vicksburg's McRaven House has history...and ghosts!

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones visits a historic house in three parts from three eras...each with its own tale of supernatural visitors.
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Sept. 17, 2016: Sea Gulls

PHeymont ·
Ubiquitous, sometimes noisy, heralds of the seashore, gulls soar with great beauty...and don't look bad on the ground.
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England’s Thames Path: Richmond to Kew

PortMoresby ·
Onward for a 3rd day of walking along the Thames Path, PortMoresby is astonished to stumble into a remnant of historic Richmond Palace.
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England’s Thames Path: Kew Gardens

PortMoresby ·
After walking beside the River Thames for 3 days, PortMoresby ends this section of path by visiting 2 favorites in Kew Gardens.
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July 13, 2016: Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver

Samantha ·
Recently we were in Vancouver, Canada and we were lucky enough to spend a little bit of time at Queen Elizabeth Park. It is a 130-acre jewel on Little Mountain. It is 152 meters above sea level and is the highest point in Vancouver. We were there on a very beautiful day and enjoyed walking around and soaking up the amazing atmosphere. I was amazed at how many things there were to see and do. Here are a few: Arboretum Celebration Pavilion Bloedel Floral Conservatory Fountains/Plaza Quarry...
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Liverpool's Two Cathedrals

PHeymont ·
Liverpool made it to the 20th century before building a cathedral—but when it did, it built two of the most spectacular anywhere.
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Taiwan 'Geopark' tries to keep queen from losing her head

PHeymont ·
Taiwan's Yeliu Geopark struggles for a way to preserve its unusual stone formations, one resembling (maybe) Queen Elizabeth I of England.
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St. Helena: airport built, planes can't land

PHeymont ·
One of Britain's most distant possessions has a new airport and hopes for tourism, but wind issues have kept it from being used.
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HMY Britannia.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook takes us on a phototour of the retired Royal Yacht Britannia, and provides a detailed account of her design and distinguished service to Great Britain.
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Wandering in London: Street Furniture

PHeymont ·
Street furniture—benches, lamp posts, statues, signs and more—catch PHeymont's eye as he wanders London's streets.
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