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Re: Dec. 23, 2016: Out of Service (Sign of the Times)

PHeymont ·
As my daughter keeps reminding me, Dr Who's Tardis is a police box, not a phone box. The real question is: What will Clark Kent do?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 22, 2014: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Ottoman ·
Originally Posted by Travel Luver: What's the best ride? Hi Travel Luver! I can honestly say that I enjoyed all the rides at the Universal Studios Theme Parks, but if I had to pick a favorite or favorites, I would have to say that I particularly enjoyed the 3-D rides such as "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" (where Gru turns you into a Minion and you embark on a wild ride through Gru's lab), "The Simpsons Ride" (where you embark on a wild ride through Krustyland and Springfield), and "The...
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Re: It's magic: Harry Potter boosts park profits 38%

GarryRF ·
The Harry Potter collection has also boosted the number of younger folks that are reading books. That's got to be a bonus ! Kids here in the UK say there's so much more detail in the books than the films. Got to be better than "Blob dodging" on a computer screen !
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Re: It's magic: Harry Potter boosts park profits 38%

PHeymont ·
I agree...and I thank you for a wonderful phrase and image: "blob dodging!"
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

Jonathan L ·
Thanks for this. Ireland is definitely on my list for "someday"
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

DrFumblefinger ·
You will enjoy it, Jonathan, as did we! Dublin is great and there are many wonderful places in the country but my favorite single region was Dingle and the Dingle peninsula. It's amazingly beautiful and incredibly historic.
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

GarryRF ·
Certainly looks bright and colourful. Guess you were there in the Summer time. Always good to see a recommend for accommodation from a genuine visitor ! Thanks for the great views too. Maybe we should name the Camera we travel with ?
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comments, Garry. I was in Dingle in October, but we had nice weather. And it was unusually sunny, which was appreciated and made for more interesting photography. Snow is rare in southwestern Ireland because of the warming effect of the Gulf Stream. So while it rarely gets really warm, it rarely gets really cold. One camera? Who travels with only one camera Garry? I thought you've have learned to travel with twins by now!
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

IslandMan ·
Looks like a beautiful place to visit, DrF...especially for a photographic adventure...I think I'll be checking out Ryannair's deals again...
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

Dr.Y ·
Looks like a beautiful and calm place. Like your colorful photos!
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Walla, Walla: “So nice they named it twice!”

DrFumblefinger ·
What’s a Walla Walla?  It’s a Indian name meaning “many waters”.  It’s also the name of a charming city in southeastern Washington; nestled close to the Columbia and Snake River valleys, and with a river of its...
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Washington State’s Long Beach Peninsula

DrFumblefinger ·
 For most travelers, the southwestern corner of Washington state is easy to bypass.  It lies well over an hour’s drive from the busy I-5 Interstate Freeway.  The broad mouth of the Columbia River limits access from the Oregon...
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Washington state's Wild Horses Monument & Gingko Petrified Forest

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Columbia River is one of the most interesting and beautiful geographic features of the Inland Northwest, from its headwaters in British Columbia to the dramatic Gorge just east of Portland, Oregon.    When...
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Columbia River Gorge, Where Gumbo Was #82

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo was visiting the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, which straddles northern Oregon and southern Washington states.  Specifically, Gumbo was enjoying the amazing view of the Gorge through the lobby window of the Skamania Lodge  in...
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Why You should visit Nevada's Valley of Fire

DrFumblefinger ·
    Tired of the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas?  Had enough of the concrete canyons and smoked filled casinos of Sin City?  Not sure if it's day or night (there are no clocks allowed in Vegas casinos)?  Then you should do...
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It's magic: Harry Potter boosts park profits 38%

PHeymont ·
The extended Harry Potter theme park Universal opened in Orlando last summer has boosted Universal's take on the park business by 38%. When the new attraction opened, lines up to 7 hours long waited for their turn.  MORE
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All Aboard! on Platform 9-3/4

PHeymont ·
Last week we reported on the big boost that Universal's Orlando theme park has gotten from its Harry Potter exhibits (click  HERE ).    Now, the Guardian (UK) has a topper: the original Hogwarts Express steam engine, with passenger cars...
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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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Disney's original Disneyland sketch for sale

PHeymont ·
Walt Disney's original hand-drawn sketch of what Disneyland would look like is on auction June 25.
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Finding the right packing accessories for your trip

Marilyn Jones ·
Road Warrior Marilyn Jones gives us her insights into what accessories work for her, and how to choose them.
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After Yellowstone: The Moss Mansion, Billings MT

PortMoresby ·
Continuing north from Yellowstone, PortMoresby ends a wonderful trip with a visit to Billings, Montana and its historic mansion museum.
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Visiting and Then Moving to Sunny Brisbane

ArronHidd ·
A couple years back when I was first planning this simple vacation, I never thought it would be as life changing as it was. But life is unpredictable that way, and this story is definitely one for the grandkids. My husband and I were planning a short trip to Brisbane to get away from our 9 to 5 lives, so we booked a room in a hotel and went there for a few days. It was impossible not to fall in love with the atmosphere of the city on the very first day. My husband is a nature lover, so he...
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England's Lake District now a World Heritage site

PHeymont ·
England's Lake District becomes the first UK National Park to be recognized as a World Heritage by UNESCO.
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Panama Park, Jacksonville: Where Gumbo Was (#239)

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo was found in the Jacksonville neighborhood of Panama Park. See more!
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Emirates juggles its future fleet

PHeymont ·
Emirates firms up an order for 787s, while changing models. It's also buying A350s as part of its prep for the post-A380 era
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Vegas Weddings Experiencing 'The Hangover' Effect

Travel Rob ·
Since 2004, weddings in Vegas are down 37% costing the city 1 billion dollars a year. Movies such as ' The Hangover ' and also some high profile celebrity weddings in Vegas that didn't work out, have tarnished getting married in Vegas. Clark...
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Why Missouri is Not just a Fly Over State

DangTravelers ·
What do you think of when asked about the state of Missouri?  A few years ago, all that would come to mind were the cities of St. Louis and Branson, but not much else.  It was a pass-through state to many other destinations for us, but never...
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Alnwick Castle, England

Ian Cook ·
Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the England; home to the Duke of Northumberland's family, the Percys, for over 700 years. Combining magnificent medieval architecture with sumptuous Italianate State Rooms,...
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March 21, 2018: Steamboat Park- North Dakota

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to Steamboat Park in North Dakota and her connection to the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
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Jackson Square in the French Quarter, New Orleans

Samantha ·
Samantha shares the first of three posts after her recent visit to the French Quarter. Learn about the history of Jackson Square and New Orleans on today's post.
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Nov. 22, 2017: 8 Free Things to do in St. Louis

Samantha ·
Here's a second helping of Samantha's discovery of great free things to do in St. Louis.
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Looking for a plane? Here's a price list...

PHeymont ·
If you didn't get what you wanted for Christmas, here's a list to help you shop for that something special.
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Las Vegas: Marriage licenses at the airport

PHeymont ·
Las Vegas has a big surge in weddings around Valentine's Day. To handle the crowds, the county clerk is setting up shop at the airport.
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Are windowless planes in your future?

PHeymont ·
Emirates head predicts we'll save time and money with virtual windows; his airline has them in some luxury suites.
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Astoria, Oregon

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a trip to the Columbia River and the old cannery town of Astoria, Oregon
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Fort Clatsop and Oregon Beaches

Jonathan L ·
Lewis and Clark lore, history and some great beaches highlight this week's installment of Jonathan L's Pacific Northwest odyssey.
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Holiday gifts for travelers

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones spends a lot of time on the road, and keeps her eye out for gifts that can make travelers happy. Her annual recommendations are here.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 22, 2014: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Ottoman ·
    Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida, is a fun and exciting family destination; However, although Universal Studios does offer activities for children of all ages, it is my opinion that the majority of this vacation destination caters to...
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Wawona Hotel, Yosemite National Park, California: Where Gumbo Was #60

DrFumblefinger ·
This puzzle had a rather short shelf life.  Congratulations to Lynn Millar who quickly recognized the fountain in front of the historic Wawona hotel in Yosemite National Park.  You can see the relationship of the fountain to the Wawona in...
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A Walk in Greenwich Village

Jonathan L ·
I had the chance to walk around Greenwich Village  (see map)  for the first time in several years. I know that this is going to sound like a "grandpa is complaining about change again" blog, but I was really disappointed in what I found....
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Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
The most amazing views in Yosemite National Park, and among the most spectacular viewpoints on Mother Earth, are found at Glacier Point.  In the summer Glacier Point is easily accessed by the Glacier Point Road, but this road is closed in the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 9, 2014: Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Pennington County, South Dakota

Ottoman ·
  The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore in Pennington County (near Keystone), South Dakota, in the United States.  Sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln...
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Holiday Gifts for Travelers

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones, who spends a lot of time on the road as travel writer, presents her annual expert list of travel-related gift suggestions
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Take-Away Travel Tips

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones is on the road a lot, so her bag is packed with tips to make travel easier for anyone. Here are some of her latest, including comfy socks.
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Walking across the Ohio: Big Four Bridge, Louisville

Jonathan L ·
Once the mainline for trains crossing the Ohio River, this 1895 truss bridge is now for pedestrians and cyclists, including Jonathan L.
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How RFID can help protect you from identity theft

Marilyn Jones ·
Radio Frequency Identification, designed to make security easy, has become a target for info thieves. Marilyn Jones shows us some defensive measures.
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Walking through Brooklyn Heights

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L walks us through New York's 'first commuter suburb' and now one of the city's most historic and interesting neighborhoods.
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May 15, 2019: Dignity, South Dakota

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Dignity, a 50 foot tall stainless steel and glass sculpture located on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River.
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Yosemite Cemetery

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Pioneer Cemetery -- a small but tranquil place in Yosemite Valley where an interesting assortment of grave markers reflect the varied nature of those who rest here.
 
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