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Re: Liverpool: Three Thoughtful Museums

GarryRF ·
Excellent history lesson Paul. Interesting and good photos too.
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Re: October 12, 2016: Randy's Donuts

DrFumblefinger ·
Yummmmm. Randy's donuts are great!
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Re: Staying In Touch on the Road: Part 4

Travel Rob ·
Great Info! Skype is great but I found Magic Jack versatile when the other person is not sitting on a computer. I am also a fan of Google Voice ,but I don't think I'm using all their features.
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Re: Denver airport leads the charge for your phones

DrFumblefinger ·
Having traveled to Denver in the past month, I'll vouch for that fact there a lot of places to charge your devices. And there are still lots of gates that completely lack chargers, so they still have a long way to go. The free wifi at Denver is quite fast and widely available. Much appreciate! I think this should be a top priority for all airlines -- places to charge that phone and iPad before you fly. It would be good if the consumer organizations provided comparative scores.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 25, 2014: Statue of Elvis Presley, Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm old enough to remember the Vegas Years, although was too young at the time to go see Elvis in Vegas. Fans always commented that Elvis was at his best in Vegas -- relaxed, chatty (talking to the crowd a lot), and despite it's large size, it was a fairly intimate performance venue with lots of direct audience contact. (Watch the video all the way to the end to see the audience) The statue was unveiled by Barron Hilton just outside the showroom where Elvis performed, and it stood there for...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 25, 2014: Statue of Elvis Presley, Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Ottoman ·
DrFumblefinger: I really appreciate your feedback and extra information you provided in the above comment. As Elvis would say "Thank you. Thank you very much. Your a beautiful audience. Thank you."
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 13, 2014: Statue of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, Kuhio Beach in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii

Travel Luver ·
So there really was a "Big Kahuna". I thought it was just a slang expression.
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Re: Where do the "permanent travelers" go?

PortMoresby ·
I have one friend who's a permanent traveler. While he spends time in a variety of places, his preference is Asia, with Thailand at the top of his list. Chiang Mai is where we met and in nearby villages is where he spends the majority of his time. He has a private income so work has nothing to do with his choice. I'd be interested to see how the results of the survey would change if that element was removed from the equation. And how it would change if broken down by age group. Also, how...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo, #104

GarryRF ·
The control panel says its a Boeing B17 Flying Fortress. The call sign says its N3509G. But there are plenty of examples around the world .. Best get to work on the clues !!
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Re: Whoa! Not so fast on that shrinking baggage size!

DrFumblefinger ·
That's good news! But rather than saying airline consumers were a lion, I think I'd have used "the sheep have bleated -- loudly"
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Re: U.S. plans big increase in "pre-clearance" sites

DrFumblefinger ·
If you've ever used one of the foreign country based US customs clearances, you know that this is easy to do. So this is a wonderful idea and will help improve tourism to the USA>
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Re: U.S. plans big increase in "pre-clearance" sites

PHeymont ·
That’s especially true for high-volume areas like Heathrow…I’d far rather use my waiting time there to be cleared than have to spend extra time waiting AFTER my flight at JFK!
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Re: Visiting Cuba.

GarryRF ·
The enthusiasts I've met in the US are looking for genuine cars ! The Cuban guys call these blasts from the past " Frankencars " Like the original Frankenstein's monster these beauties are made of parts from maybe a dozen other cars. Moskvich and Lada engines from Russia. Brakes from China and everything else off the scrap heap! Panel beaters ( now there's a dying trade ) will beat a new wing from the hood of a dead Russian truck in a few hours. You'd be surprised how much these trade for in...
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Re: Hotel desks disappearing in mobile age

DrFumblefinger ·
I like having a desk in my hotel room. A sofa or easy chair would work, but I dislike working in bed. I hope we're given some options.
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Re: France, Britain at swords points over croissants

PHeymont ·
These matters are too weighty to be settled by a single judge—a panel of judges is needed. My bag is always packed... Rob...are we flying Norwegian? perhaps we can check their breakfast on the way...
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Re: Classic American Cars #7

PHeymont ·
Definitely a little tricky. I couldn't see the grille on the yellow, but on the 51s I saw when I was checking it out, the chrome over the front wheel isn't a straight piece like this (has a little widening with a model name, I think). On the other hand, this one is missing the small panel just before the rear wheel "skirt," but that could have been a victim of time...
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

PortMoresby ·
Won't the beaches just move inland too?
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

PHeymont ·
What! and spoil my headline? Seriously, though, not necessarily. The deposit of sand and similar materials is a longer process than is being discussed here, and the new shorelines would be quite different, at least for a long time.
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

DrFumblefinger ·
I am not smart enough to know what the correct temperature or ocean level of the earth should be.
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

PortMoresby ·
So many resorts truck in their "beaches", it may turn out to be more an excuse to build new fancier versions of themselves than the prospect of their disappearance. Where there's a will...and you know there is!
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

GarryRF ·
When the Vikings first discovered Greenland a thousand years ago they wrote of a "Green and pleasant land with pastures, cows and animals". Now its a frozen wasteland ! In 1817 the wine producers of North Yorkshire (England) abolished their trade association as summers were becoming too cold to grow grapes. They've never grown grapes since ! This time last year we were digging the snow out. Today is 68f and sunny. Climate change doesn't go away. Ever.
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

PHeymont ·
No, climate change doesn't go away...but until the last century, we lacked the ability to really push it in one direction or another. The issue these years is not the natural progression but the degree to which our emissions and more have upset the balance. On the one hand, I won't be around to see how it all comes out...but I'm concerned because my grandchildren will be!
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

GarryRF ·
I do not believe that the burning of fossils fuels has any effect on the direction of the Jet Stream. Which in turn controls the weather around the world. I do believe that the Petro-Chemical Refineries from the New Jersey coast and further south releasing tons of nasty unwanted chemicals into the atmosphere does have a big effect on the de-forestation of Europe with acid rain. They release this gas when the wind is blowing east across the Atlantic. And when the wind suddenly changes the...
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

PHeymont ·
While I certainly agree with you about the refineries (remember how close to some of them I live) the jetstream is hardly the only factor involved in weather and climate. I'm not best equipped to explain more...that's the domain of my wife the science teacher...but it's clear there's a scary future ahead...
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

GarryRF ·
The Jet Stream is responsible for the California drought. The Polar Vortex you've been suffering from - and for the UK not having frosty weather since last November. English strawberries in Winter and de-icing salt being 15cents for a 10 kilo sack ! Its not yet April and I've cut the grass twice ! Blame it all on the Jet Stream.
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Where do the "permanent travelers" go?

PHeymont ·
Expat Insder, a curious publication of Internations.org, surveyed 14,000 expats in 160 countries for their views on where they have found happiness, a safe comfortable life, affordable living, etc.    Surprise! Only three European countries...
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Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport Adds Another International Route

Travel Rob ·
Eva Air is the latest to announce new service to Houston's Airport. The new route will go to Evas's base go in Taipei. ANA,Korean Air,SAS, United, & Spirit all have added or announced new routes to Houston in 2014. Read More: http://www.usatoday.com/story/...ontinental/20514757/
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, 13 Dec 2013: Sati Handprints - 15 Jodphur Queens left their handprints...

Mac ·
One of the saddest sights that I have experienced in my travels is to be seen at the “Iron Gate” ( Loha Pol ) of the massive Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India. Here, there is a painted and garlanded panel where 15 small hand prints were made by the wives of the Maharaja as they left the fort and went towards his funeral pyre  where they immolated themselves following his death. Known as Sati marks, these gilded hand prints most likely date back to the 1843, the...
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Aer Lingus may become part of British Air/Iberia group

PHeymont ·
International Air Group, the parent of British Air and Iberia, has made an offer to buy Aer Lingus, now owned 30% by RyanAir and 25% by the Irish government, and unlike two previous offers, the board of the Irish flag carrier has agreed to consider...
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US-Int'l Air Traffic Sets New Records

PHeymont ·
International non-stop air traffic to/from the U.S. last hear hit 197.3 million comings and goings, up 7% over the year before. Of the total, about 56% was non-US citizens, and 44% citizens, with the tickets split almost evenly between U.S. airlines...
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Qatar now biggest investor in BritishAir/Iberia

PHeymont ·
BritishAir's parent company, International Airlines Group, has a new investor, Qatar Airways, which has bought 10% of the company and says it's maybe interested in more. EU rules limit non-European investors to a maximum of 49%.   IAG, which is...
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Crowded Skies: U.S. sets air passenger record

PHeymont ·
Nearly 850 airline passengers for 2014! To be exact, 848.1 million passengers (obviously some repeaters!) flew on domestic airlines last year, or on foreign airline flights to and from the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The...
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Boeing in SC: First 787-9 delivered, union election set

PHeymont ·
Two milestones for Boeing's plant in North Charleston, SC. This week the plant, which has been building the original 787-8, delivered its first stretch 787-9 version, and the International Association of Machinists, the union representing most Boeing...
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Musée d'Orsay, Paris. Where Gumbo was #108

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting one of Paris' greatest museums, the Musee d'Orsay.  Congratulations to TravelGirlJenn who recognized it, with minimal clues!  If any one else figured it out, they did not let us know.   (One of the...
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Int'l travelers spent $222.3 billion in U.S. last year

PHeymont ·
Last year set a new record for overseas visitor spending on travel to and in the U.S.—$222.3 billion. About $43 billion was spent on getting here, while the other $179 billion paid for hotels, in-U.S. travel, admissions, meals, etc. That's up...
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Is merger the way to profit for European airlines?

PHeymont ·
A number of industry consultants and some airline executives believe that Europe's airlines, including numbers of its "flag" national carriers, need to consolidate to grow (or reach) profits.   They point to the experience in the U.S., where...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 13, 2014: Statue of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, Kuhio Beach in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii

Ottoman ·
  Duke Kahanamoku (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968) is a legend in the world of surfing, but this was only one of his many great achievements.   Duke (aka "The Big Kahuna") was born in Honolulu and grew up in Kalia, Waikiki (near...
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Crowded planes a safety hazard? Witnesses say so...

PHeymont ·
Flight attendants, at a Federal hearing, pointed to "legroom wars" and increased air rage. A safety expert pointed out that the FAA's evacuation tests use planes with more legroom than you're likely to get, and Charlie Leocha of Consumer Traveler...
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Animals at the Airport: Working for you...

PHeymont ·
OK, it's a stretch, but USA Today reports on several airports where unusual tactics are being used to keep airports maintained and planes out of trouble. Among them are O'Hare, SFO and Atlanta.   But surely few have gone as far as Portland...
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Early retirement: Boeing's flight test 787 to Pima Air Museum

PHeymont ·
Seems like only yesterday the 787 Dreamliner was a newborn...and now one of them is already retired. Boeing has presented ZA002, the second ever built, to Arizona's Pima Air and Space Museum as a permanent exhibit.   The plane is one of 6 that...
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Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, Oregon

PHeymont ·
A full block of Portland's city center, turned into a quiet oasis in cooperation with its sister city in China.
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey: Istanbul to Sofia

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur's exotic train journeys continue, today with stops in Istanbul, Thessaloniki, Meteora (Kalambaka), Skopje, Niš, ending in Sofia. If you love train travel stories, you'll love this post.
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House panel votes big changes for FAA

PHeymont ·
The House Transportation Committee is working on the FAA appropriation bill, and is proposing a slew of new rules to go with it.
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Certosa e Museo di San Martino, Naples

PHeymont ·
A hilltop monastery dating to the 14th century is a stunning museum of history and especially of the art of the baroque era.
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Journey through Karnataka: Aihole, Pattadakal, and Badami

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's journey to Karnataka continues with stops at several more great and historic sites, including an interesting cave temple.
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In the Cotswolds: Upton House

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby continues her English adventures with a stop at Upton House, in Warwickshire, on the way to the Cotswolds.
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Apr. 17, 2017: Melting House at Gare du Nord, Paris

PHeymont ·
An art installation that accompanied the Paris Climate Conference serves as a reminder, and also mirrors its surroundings.
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Perfect Itinerary for a Dubai Family Vacation

Priyanka (Guest) ·
Priyanka shares lots of details you can use when planning your next trip to Dubai.
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March 16, 2020: International Banana Museum

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits another unique place near the Salton Sea. See more!
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Books, Posters and Magic

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of some small galleries in midtown New York.
 
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