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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. Sept. 8, 2013: Portuguese "Castle In The Sky"

PHeymont ·
Portugal's answer to Bavaria's fairy-tale castles (and to Disney!), the Pena Palace sits high on a mountaintop above the town of Sintra, and above the 10th-century Moorish Castle that guarded it. The palace was built in the second half of...
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The Changing Mood of Calgary Skies

Dr.Y ·
Calgary, a city of about 1.1 million people, is situated in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. It's in the region where the Great Plains of Central Canada abutt the mountains.  Calgary is about 1 hour's drive east of beautiful Banff...
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Flying this week? Check your Airline!

PHeymont ·
With more winter storms this week, thousands of flights are being canceled...and yours might be affected. The cancellations don't only affect areas that are snowed in, because airlines protect the network by not flying planes into areas where they...
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New gonzo cruise ship even has sky-diving!

PHeymont ·
In the race to think up more features to add to cruise ships, Royal Caribbean is looking up...with a top-deck skydiving simulator on its newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, which has just started operating out of the New York area. Would you believe...
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France adds 'sky marshals' to trains

PHeymont ·
France is ramping up security measures on its rail network, including on-train guards and more scanning.
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London development plans "sky pool"

Travel Rob ·
A development in London plans a "sky pool"
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August 13, 2017: The Milky Way

Pierre Renault ·
A beautiful photograph of a prairie night sky is our featured Pic of the Day, from Pierre Renault.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 27, 2014: Rome from the Sky

DrFumblefinger ·
  The best views of Rome are to be found atop the Victor Emmanuel monument, a massive white marble structure some Romans disparagingly call the "Wedding Cake" or the "Typewriter".  Be that as it may, there's a great travel gem here....
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"Sky-Fi" cost keeps shifting...up and down

PHeymont ·
The more it becomes clear that inflight Wi-Fi is what passengers want, the less clear it is just how much will be available and how much it will cost. Airlines are switching—with costs involved—to satellite based services from vendors such...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 6, 2015: Windmills in the Sunset

DrFumblefinger ·
Recently my wife and I traveled across Montana by car.  It's a large state with some amazing mountain ranges and lots of wide open plains -- the "Big Sky" country the state is known for.  The sun was beginning to set when I spotted a group...
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French air traffic control strike highlights bigger issue

PHeymont ·
Air traffic in parts of Europe is being affected by a strike of French air traffic controllers, scheduled to last through tomorrow. As a result of the strike, French airspace is closed to most flights, even those not landing in France. Some flights...
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Best and Worst U.S. airports: No surprises

PHeymont ·
ThePointsGuy crunches the numbers and finds the usual suspects at both the top and bottom of the U.S. airport list.
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November 13, 2019: Welcome to Montana

Samantha ·
Samantha arrives in Montana, her 40th state, with a welcome that matches its name as Big Sky state.
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Big Sky Country. On the road in Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
Big Sky Country.  On the road in Montana
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Re: The Changing Mood of Calgary Skies

Jonathan L ·
Lovely Pictures! I lived in Canmore for 1 year (well 10.5 months). It is a beautiful part of the world, even if summer only lasts from July 25 until Aug 5.
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Re: The Changing Mood of Calgary Skies

Travel Rob ·
Love the idea of photos taken in different seasons from the same spot.My favorite of your excellent photos above has to the Crescent-Moon Shot
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Re: The Changing Mood of Calgary Skies

DrFumblefinger ·
Well done DrY! They're all good photos, but my favorites are the plane flying into the sunrise (top one), and those scary storm clouds, which I love to watch!
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Re: The Changing Mood of Calgary Skies

PortMoresby ·
I too, love the scary clouds. And frosty winter day, too, almost monochromatic, a vintage feel. Good work, Dr.Y.
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Re: Flying this week? Check your Airline!

GarryRF ·
As "Climate Change" continues to keep Western Europe in a warm Caribbean breeze - then crossing the pond will be fine. Presuming - of course - you get a take off from America !
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Re: London development plans "sky pool"

Jonathan L ·
I am not sure that I could swim in this pool.
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Re: London development plans "sky pool"

Travel Rob ·
I agree Jonathan! When it's done, I'd like to photograph it from a safe distance, but I don't even think I could walk under it.
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Re: London development plans "sky pool"

PHeymont ·
I suspect it's going to look quite a bit different "as built," since I notice that in the picture, the water runs right to the edge, and one side hasn't even a place to sit! By the time it's done, there will need to be an ugly wall to keep bathers in, and keep water from splashing pedestrians below. At ten stories above building walks and parking lots, I'm not sure the view down through the pool will be worth it, either.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 27, 2014: Rome from the Sky

IslandMan ·
..and it's a view that's worth the effort..!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 27, 2014: Rome from the Sky

rbciao ·
Agreed. Interestingly, Roma did not leave me with a good impression during our first visit in 1980. However, after returning many times, it becomes a more meaningful place for me to enjoy. Now, we take pleasure in just walking the streets, stopping when we decide to linger, and generally hanging out in its diverse neighborhoods. During our trip in May we found some new restaurants, walked familiar neighborhoods from different directions, and discovered new gelatorie to continue our...
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Re: Best and Worst U.S. airports: No surprises

GarryRF ·
I believe Airports should be judged solely on whether you had a pleasant experience. There is no way Orlando isn't in the Top10. New York is a disgrace. But I pass through as an alien - US residents see no problem. Philadelphia is a dream. Excellent Airport.
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