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Re: Flight Attendants Say NO to Phone Calls

FlashFlyer ·
I have mixed feelings on this one... Been on buses, been on trains where people can use their cells. With a few exceptions--and you can find them on the street, in the airport in restaurants, too--people just don't act as bad as some of you expect. P.S....before people get too excited, this isn't going to be cheap, either. You will pay extra to use the relay circuits that go plane to satellite to cell tower!
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Re: Norway getting an all-electric fjord ferry

PHeymont ·
Norway's in an odd spot on that: It's one of the world's leading oil suppliers. It's also the case, sometimes, that it's worth moving and concentrating the 'dirtier' parts to keep things clean where the people are. Everything's a balancing act... Like the hydrogen-cell cars I was happily awaiting here in New York, until my wife asked "Do you know where the hydrogen is coming from? How are they producing it?"
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Re: Signs of Pinedale, Wyoming

DrFumblefinger ·
It is not only an old cowboy town, Garry, it is a modern cowboy town. If you suggested to the locals that they're a Disney act, you'd be as likely to be hog tied as run out of town. The people here are real ranchers, farmers, cowboys and outdoorsman. Some seasonal help might come to help the restaurants during peak seasons, but they usually don't settle down here.
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Re: Doors of Charleston

GarryRF ·
The very last act of the American civil war - Captain Waddell of the CCS Shenandoah (built in the UK), walking up the steps of Liverpool Town Hall surrendering his vessel to the Lord Mayor, after sailing 'home' from Alaska to surrender. The shipping offices in Rumford Place Liverpool were the Embassy of the Confederate States during the American Civil War. The CCS Shenandoah was the only Confederate ship to circumnavigate the world.
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Re: Too real? Sicily Mafia boss son takes heat for tours

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm a little surprised he's "talking", which likely means very few details are forthcoming from the young Angelo. Seems someone is always offended by something, but if Angelo wasn't involved in the crimes I think he has the right to speak. The killing of these judges was a huge game changer in Sicily. Before this act the Mafia was not liked much, but tolerated. With the murders, the public turned against them and helped police finger the mob. Many arrests occurred and the mob has faded into...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 17, 2015: Love Locks, Pont des Arts, Paris

DrFumblefinger ·
Sadly I think this is just an act of symbolism. Most of those locked loves are unlocked by the two participants in short order. I've always worried about the weight of all that metal on a bridge, and hearing that it damaged the bridge is no surprise. I think the idea of placing them elsewhere is a good one.
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Re: Longer Wait at Security? New TSA Leader Says They Will Focus on Screening

GarryRF ·
Reading the NY Times it appears the TSA still haven't got their act together. The most productive target is intelligence gathering and immediate action on it. No matter how high you build a fence - someone will crawl under it.
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Re: Max Gate - home of British author Thomas Hardy

PortMoresby ·
I can't tell you why, DrF, but hiking in mountains interests me not at all. In general, what does interest me is traveling on foot, an ongoing journey. I realize for many, the act of simply being in the outdoors is the joy. But for me it's travel at it's most basic, on foot, from place to place, sleeping, then continuing the onward journey next day and carrying what I need in a small pack. Staying in a B&B may not be exactly basic but carrying camping equipment is beyond me, so my...
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Re: Most of China's Wall in danger: Can it be saved?

PortMoresby ·
This is old news. Very old. Villages in proximity to the wall have been built from it's bricks for eons and the parts that people love to visit and pretend are historical are nothing of the kind, but completely newly built and Disney-fied versions for the tourists, foreign & domestic. The Chinese government, in its (lack of) wisdom has no more interest in cultural preservation than it does in playing fair in any area of endeavor. History and its artifacts are tools having no value beyond...
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Re: IRS gains power to get passports cancelled

Travel Rob ·
I don't like it either. The IRS has made mistakes before and I'm sure taxes and penalties add up quick if the person doesn't pay in time Plus people from certain states might need their passports to act as ID because they won't be able to get into federal facilities with their state drivers license only and might not be able to fly soon . http://www.latimes.com/nation/...-20160103-story.html
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Re: Signs of Halifax

GarryRF ·
So is Halifax cleaning its act up ? Wonderful collection of signs on show here. Is the area on the way to becoming a tourist Hot-Spot ? Would it get a Travel Gumbo "Must go to ........!" Badge ?
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Re: Don't Speed in France!

Former Member ·
What a pity that anyone would feel the need to speed through lovely France. There are so many reasons to slow down and enjoy, no matter how fine the car. Good on them for admitting their mistake. I have not had the exact experience of being stopped by the French police for speeding. I have observed that the French police act very quickly to squelch problems. Penalties can be harsh in many countries for all sorts of offenses. I always tell my traveling friends to enjoy themselves but to do...
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Re: Ryanair Creates Online Travel Guides

DrFumblefinger ·
That is a remarkably useful tool. Maybe Ryanair is finally getting its act together and flying straight!
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Re: "Transparent Airfares" or "License to Lie?"

PortMoresby ·
Yet another entrant for the who-do-they-think-they're-kidding contest.
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Re: Airfare bill would roll back consumer protection

DrFumblefinger ·
With the continuing unbundling of fares, it's important that people get some idea of what their flight will actually cost. I don't understand the airlines opposition to it. Most of them use the same tactics and it's unlikely someone won't fly because their true fare is revealed (though a few might not). People need clarity to make well-informed choices.
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Re: Airfare bill would roll back consumer protection

Travel Rob ·
It was a task to compare fares before the law, so I hope it doesn't revert back. Gotta love the name of the new bill. I guess it's opposite day again.
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August 2, 2019: Paris, Beaune & Me

PortMoresby ·
Just walking, admiring store windows & getting in on the act.
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Be careful where you make your mark!

DrFumblefinger ·
  A Russian tourist was recently fined 20,000 Euro for defacing one of Italy's most beloved national symbols, the Colosseum, in Rome.   It's said to be the fifth act of vandalism to that ancient structure this year.   The Russian man...
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Airbnb Starts #OnelessStranger Pay It Forward Campaign

Travel Rob ·
Airbnb will give $1 million dollars  to 100,000 global community members. Those chosen members  are asked to use the money  for a random and unique act of kindness and share it on social media.  ...
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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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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 7). Kandy

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Sinhalese name for this city is Maha Nuvara (Senkadagalapura), impossible for the British colonialists to pronounce so they just called it Kandy.  Located in the forested foothills of the central mountains about 1500 feet (450...
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The Worst Train in the World

PortMoresby ·
The earthquake should have been a clue.  But having rather enjoyed the ride, as I have since childhood in an earthquake-prone part of the world, it didn't occur to me that it might be a warning.  I should have listened.   I'm seriously...
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Good News For Musicians Traveling by Airplane

Travel Rob ·
The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a final rule to implement section 403 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. The rule requires that each U.S. airline allow passengers to carry into the cabin and stow a small musical instrument,...
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Visiting Western Greenland. Part II – Western Greenland on Foot!

Racing_snake ·
Part I covered three Greenlandic towns I have visited but my real passion is being out in West Greenland’s wilderness.  So this part is about what it has to offer those willing to get out there on foot and under canvas!    I...
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New code for London's buskers: Sing, share, go, please!

Travel Rob ·
          Photo from Wikimedia Commons,Author ProfDEH The  new code of Code of Conduct  for Buskers (Street Performers) in London was issued on Monday by Mayor Boris Johnson. These official...
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London legalizes Airbnb, similar rentals

PHeymont ·
Making good on its February promise  to legitimize short-term rentals up to 90 days a year in London (already permitted elsewhere in UK), the UK government's Deregulation Act has been passed in Parliament and, with the Queen's assent, become law....
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National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta (Where Gumbo Was #109)

Travel Rob ·
Exterior Albert Vecerka-Esto & The Freelon Group-HOK We had some good guesses for this week's Where in the World is TravelGumbo, but believe it or not, no one offered the correct guess. The National Center for Civil and Human Rights opened on Monday, June 23rd 2014 in Pemberton Place, adjacent to the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola. This area is in Downtown Atlanta, just north of Centennial Olympic Park. The Center links the American Civil Rights...
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The Forbidden City - Beijing China

Jonathan L ·
Here is the thing about The Forbidden City. It is unlike the European castles that I have visited, which can pack more opulence in a square foot than the eye can take in. What is truly overwhelming is the way that open space and size has been used...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 4, 2015: Modern-day Cowboy

DrFumblefinger ·
  Thank God there are still cowboys in the world!  Tough, hard-working guys -- real men.   I came across this fellow I'll call "Roy" at the Bar U Ranch  in Alberta.  The Bar U is a Canadian Historic Site that every summer...
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"Transparent Airfare Act" seems dead for now

PHeymont ·
The so-called Transparent Airfare Act that would have allowed airlines to quote low fares and hide the taxes and fees until the end of booking, appears to have died a well-deserved death.   Last year, it was passed by the House of Representatives...
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Yellowstone National Park in Winter

59nationalparks ·
Seeing all fifty-nine national parks was never a dream of ours--especially not in fifty-nine weeks.  We'd call it more of a whim, an impulse or an inspiration.  Going to Yellowstone National Park in the winter was something we had...
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September 28, 2017: Reno Arch, Reno, Nevada

Ottoman ·
This iconic landmark is a prominent feature of downtown Reno.
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey: Zagreb to Veliko Tărnovo

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur's train journeys around Eastern Europe continue, this week with stops in Zagreb, Split, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Sofia, and Veliko Tărnovo
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Icelandair to offer live theatre in-flight

PHeymont ·
Icelandair rolls its 80th anniversary, a Stopover Pass promotion and Icelandic culture into a new kind of in-flight entertainment.
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Home of the Gold Rush: Sutter's Fort and Mill

Jonathan L ·
JonathanL takes us on a dive into California history including how the Gold Rush began and why Sacremento is the capital.
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Google Maps finds missing Austria

PHeymont ·
Google's Street View resumes a photo-mapping project abandoned in 2010 over privacy concerns.
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So, what’s it worth ?

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares a discussion and thoughts on the value of things using a memorable experience in Yemen.
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Congratulations to Ian Cook!

DrFumblefinger ·
Congratulations to photographer Ian Cook for winning first prize in the Photographic Angle competition.
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China's Great Wall has growing graffiti problem

PHeymont ·
Chines authorities worry about an increasing graffiti problem on sections of the wall and plan new measures.
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Protected status sought for endangered croissants

PHeymont ·
A French baker's crusading to create a quality standard for traditional croissants similar to the one created for the baguette.
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CARES: Travel winners and losers

PHeymont ·
The airlines are sharing out a big chunk of the emergency money, but the outlook is less rosy for other travel businesses.
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Echo of Rebellion: The Resistance at Christiana

PHeymont ·
A small Pennsylvania town hangs out a sign "Freedom Began Here," its proud memory of a moment when its name was known everywhere.
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May 9, 2020: Uplifting Individuals

PHeymont ·
PHeymont is still mystified by these gravity-defying buskers. No idea at all how they do it!
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EU starts to OK airline bailouts

PHeymont ·
Air France has been approved by the EU for €7 billion in government loans and guarantees, and other governments and airlines may follow suit.
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FAA gives in on empty flights

PHeymont ·
FAA cuts some slack for airlines required to fly empty flights to 16 cities.
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New sked gives AA America's shortest flight

PHeymont ·
Following CARES Act rules, American keeps small cities in Colorado on the map, but only in one direction.
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Sweden trims parliament in crisis

PHeymont ·
Along with a host of other measures, Sweden's Riksdag will operate with only 55 members present, representing a spectrum of parties.
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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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AA settles last post-merger contracts

PHeymont ·
Seven years after merger and after years of negotiations, American Airlines and its mechanic unions are working under a common contract.
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The Cloisters: Modern Museum for Medieval Art

PHeymont ·
What appears a timeless survival is actually a carefully-designed platform for displaying ancient art in its own milieu.
 
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