Tagged With "Western Australia"

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Best Western is changing

DrFumblefinger ·
    Best Western International is going to rejuvenate and re-brand itself with a new name and logo.  The 69-year-old hotel chain is very familiar, especially to Americans, and grew with the increases in automobile travel and road-trips...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan, 6, 2014: The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park, Western Australia

DrFumblefinger ·
 Situated in Western Australia, Nambung National Park is well known for its eroded rock columns, known as "The Pinnacles".  It's a fascinating desert landscape, yellow sand with thousands of these erect limestone pillars like a stone...
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The Quokkas of Rottnest Island (Where Gumbo was #111)

DrFumblefinger ·
This was a tough travel quiz but one of our travel sleuths was able to solve it!  Congratulations to Jill (Jill's Scene) for figuring out the name of the animal (a small marsupial known as a Quokka) and where this was (Rottnest Island off...
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Re: June 13, 2016. Western Collared Lizard, Tucson, Arizona

Travel Rob ·
Great photo! I really like that area of the country and am looking forward to future visits!
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June 13, 2016. Western Collared Lizard, Tucson, Arizona

DrFumblefinger ·
A beautiful Western Collared Lizard is spotted sunning itself on a rock near Tucson.
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Sept. 30, 2019: Clarence Drive, Western Cape, South Africa

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares a beautiful drive in South Africa, famous for whale sightings during the winter months.
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

rbciao ·
Great pics and article. We were in Kenmare in 2010 and it was a nice overnight. We found a comfy b&b on the outskirts of town to spend the night. The following day we departed for the Ring of Kerry.
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the note, rbciao! We essentially did what you did. Just need to get the Ring of Kerry piece completed and posted (hopefully in the next week). It will bring back some great memories, I'm sure!
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

Neil McAleer ·
Great sequence. Dr Fumblefinger! The scale of Kenmare and the care of Kenmare are its two most attractive characteristics. Neil M
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

Former Member ·
Those pictures are nice. It seems peaceful but lively. I've always thought I'd get to Ireland someday. What would you suggest for a week or 10 days?
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

DrFumblefinger ·
If you have the time, MickeyG and you want to do a road trip, then at least 10 days. Two weeks would be even better. Seven days would be really rushing it. Count on 3 days in Dublin, and then add up all the destinations you'll see. I'll be posting more blogs on this Ireland trip in the coming weeks, so it might help you decide what you really want to see there. But we had a great time. Wonderful people, great music, great fun!
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Neil McAleer: Great sequence. Dr Fumblefinger! The scale of Kenmare and the care of Kenmare are its two most attractive characteristics. Neil M Thanks, Neil! I enjoyed the very colorful and pretty nature of the town. It was a busy enough, but still a very relaxing place to be. And the next morning we were off early to do the Ring of Kerry, which I'll post next week. That trip begins literally a minute out of Kenmare, so extremely convenient. I'd like to welcome Neil to...
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

Former Member ·
This is a terrific tip ! --- For travelers with their own cars, the clockwise approach is preferable as you have the outside lane and better views all the way around and don't end up one small buggy in a convoy of huge buses. Your article makes us want to consider a trip to western Ireland, which has not been on the radar screen. The stone circles are worth the trip all by themselves.
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Re: Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

PHeymont ·
Thank you so much! I've been curious since flying over it on a clear summer day on a trans-Atlantic flight, and the more so since reading an Icelandic mystery set in part in Greenland. The realization that even to Icelanders, it remains, relatively, terra incognita made it seem even more fascinating.
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Re: Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

Racing_snake ·
Thanks. Indeed, there's a lot of people movement between Denmark and Greenland. There are flights from Iceland though I've never used them. I've never been conscious of much of an Icelandic presence at all in the West, wouldn't know about the East coast. With thousands of photos to choose from, this article gives only the briefest of impressions. )
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Re: Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

Travel Rob ·
Thank you ! I've been wanting to go to Greenland for years and now I know I have to make it happen someday! I can't wait to see part II.
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Re: Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

DrFumblefinger ·
A fascinating view of a rarely visited place! Thanks so much for sharing your love of Greenland with all of us. I've a few questions about basic tourist infrastructure. While I suspect you spend most of your time in the backcountry, what level of services are available in these towns? I'm specifically wondering about sleeping accomodations, food options (you mentioned that Chinese restaurant, which sounds intriguing), and relative prices. In my experiences, remote places like this are quite...
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Re: Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

My Thatched Hut ·
Thanks. Nice photos. In 30 years, I have never met anyone else that has been there. I have been to deserts in the Middle East and Africa and to jungles in the south but Greenland is really the most remote place I have ever been. Would love to go back. Tom
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Re: Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

Racing_snake ·
Dr Fumblefinger : Happy to answer questions. Kangerlussuaq is fairly basic by comparison to what we're used to though I love the town and feel at home there now! It's a converted US airbase basically! (Can't browse to my photos from Insert/Edit Image button above?) Accommodation : airport hotel (good standard), campsite (very basic), private accommodation hire options exist though I've not used them in this town - as I'm also part of a wild goose research team, I can stay at the science...
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Re: Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

IslandMan ·
Excellent article and pictures! The arctic regions are on my wish list and this has certainly inspired me
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Re: Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

Racing_snake ·
Thanks for that. I also loved Svalbard but there's so much more of the arctic I would like to see too. Originally Posted by IslandMan: Excellent article and pictures! The arctic regions are on my wish list and this has certainly inspired me
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

DrFumblefinger ·
Western Ireland was the most beautiful and scenic part of our journey.  It has a lovely, rugged coastline -- harshly beautiful!  There are hundreds of ancient stone forts, stone circles and stone dwellings (it's a rocky land!), and its...
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Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

Racing_snake ·
In July 2006 I gave in to curiosity and realized my ambition to visit West Greenland.  I returned 6 times in the next 8 years!  I knew that about 10% of the world’s freshwater was sitting on Greenland with the capacity to raise...
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Re: Germans Reflect on Reunification

DrFumblefinger ·
I was in Berlin on Saturday, the day of the 25th anniversary of reunification. There were tons of people in the city, as crowded as I've ever seen any major city. The main activities were in the Tiergarten, especially around the Brandenburg gate. By the time we made our way there, the police had closed down the area and were not allowing more people in because it was overcrowded. Still, everyone seemed well behaved and having a nice time. I think most Germans feel reunification was a good...
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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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Germans Reflect on Reunification

Travel Rob ·
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Feb. 27, 2019: Professional Bull Rider Statue, Pueblo, CO

Samantha ·
Samantha shares a tribute to a uniquely Western phenomenon—professional bullriders.
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McNutt Sculpture Garden and Outdoor Sculptures - San Antonio, Texas

Samantha ·
In San Antonio, Samantha and her husband decided to check out the McNutt Sculpture Garden and Outdoor Sculptures at the Briscoe Western Art Museum.
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Re: McNutt Sculpture Garden and Outdoor Sculptures - San Antonio, Texas

George G. ·
My daughter and her family enjoy sculpture gardens. She lives in Texas so I will recommend McNutt to her.
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