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The Loire River Valley

DrFumblefinger ·
    Many find a visit to the  Loire Valley  to be the highlight of their visit to France, as did we.   When we were planning our journey I discussed our itinerary with my friend, Wayne.  Wayne and his wife had...
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The Medieval Fortress and Town of Chinon

DrFumblefinger ·
  There are few places in France of greater historic importance than Chinon.  You wouldn’t know that by what you see when you drive thru it today as it seems a small sleepy rural town.  You’ll see little evidence of...
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Lisbon: Cheap, but Steep!

PHeymont ·
That’s my short take on Lisbon after two weeks there last summer. A variety of economic factors, not all connected with the Euro crisis of the past few years, have made Portugal incredibly cheap for foreign travelers—but you have to be...
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October 12, 2017: Disneyland Monorail System, California

Ottoman ·
Ottoman has a look at the pioneering transportation system of Disneyland.
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Haut-Koenigsbourg, atop Alsace's Vosges Mountains

PHeymont ·
Haut Koenigsbourg is an improbable bastion atop the Vosges mountains, with views of the Rhine, Alsatian villages and Germany’s Black Forest.
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Lisbon: Taking the Tourist Bus

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L turns an early arrival in a new city into an opportunity for an orientation tour on the hop on hop off bus
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5 Scariest Ghost Tours In The World

James A (Guest) ·
Like spooky ghost tours? James offers five destinations that might interest you (sponsored content)
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Twin Falls, Yoho National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
    (Twin Falls, Yoho NP)   In a region of dramatic scenery and jaw-dropping beauty, the Yoho Valley more than holds its own.  Situated in Canada's Rocky Mountains, it's one of the most amazing places I've ever visited.   The...
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Max Gate - home of British author Thomas Hardy

Mac ·
Few English authors have such strong associations with the heritage of their local area  as Thomas Hardy, the internationally renowned author of Dorset, England. His books 'Under the Greenwood Tree', 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' and 'Far from the...
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Dunstaffnage Castle, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares beautiful images and a detailed history of Dunstaffnage Castle. Built in the 13th century, it is one of the oldest castles in Scotland and has stood witness to many of the country's key historic events.
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Jan. 10, 2018: Mike the Tiger VII, LSU School Mascot

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us to visit a young tiger who's having fun despite his imoortant job.
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National Museum of African Art, Washington DC (Where Gumbo was #273)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington DC. The museum has fascinating collection of art and artifacts, and George G shares some of its highlights.
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A Rambler in Lisbon

PHeymont ·
Lisbon is a city with a long history, steep hills, and lots of memorable street scenes. PHeymont shares some here.
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Bergen: Norway's Not-So-Second City

PHeymont ·
Approaching Bergen by Air   Bergen is a city of paradoxes. It's Norway's second-largest city, but it feels in many ways like a small town. It's the second-oldest city, but only in a few places does it seem older than 150 years or so. It's...
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Sudeley Castle, witness to England's turbulent past

Mac ·
   Located in the small Cotswold village of Winchcombe near the city of Cheltenham in south west England, Sudeley Castle was built on the site of an earlier castle by Ralph Boteler, Baron Sudeley, using money he had 'earned' fighting in...
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Château de Vincennes

PortMoresby ·
In this 50th year since her relationship with Paris began, PortMoresby visits yet another landmark new to her, Château de Vincennes, and wonders what took her so long.
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Liverpool's Two Cathedrals

PHeymont ·
Liverpool made it to the 20th century before building a cathedral—but when it did, it built two of the most spectacular anywhere.
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August 3, 2016: Tynemouth Priory, England

View from the Chair photography shares the history of Tynemouth Priory in North East England, which dates to the 8th century AD.
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Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

PHeymont ·
In Dublin, one cathedral per faith is not, apparently, enough. St Patrick's and Christ Church have co-existed in relative peace for nearly 800 years.
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Want to binge on Star Wars? Fly Emirates

DrFumblefinger ·
All six Star Wars movies will be available inflight on Emirates, starting January 2016.
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Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Canada

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows the Cabot Trail, one of the most scenic road trips of the world.
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February 28, 2019: The "Maid of the Mist"

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares the story behind one of North America's wettest boat adventures, a ride on the Maid of the Mist in Niagara Falls.
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Fun things to do in Newcastle

Liam R (Guest) ·
Liam shares some of the highlights of a visit to Newcastle upon Tyne (sponsored content)
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Tower of London Warders face layoff

PHeymont ·
The famed Beefeaters who guard the Tower of London face layoffs after four months of pandemic closures at the site.
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Dendera Temple Complex, Egypt

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe takes on an expedition to one of his favorite sites in Egypt, with an especially well-preserved main temple.
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Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia

Judy Barford ·
These ruins are what remain of a once magnificent temple in the jungles of Cambodia, but they still get plenty of attention today.
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Reims Cathedral: A thousand years of Kings

PHeymont ·
A visit to the magnificent cathedral where France crowned a thousand years of kings, and where the first Christian king was baptized.
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The Many Lives of the Tower of London

PHeymont ·
Not just a tower, the Tower of London has served many roles over its thousand-year history.
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The Royal Palace, Madrid

PHeymont ·
At Spain's Royal Palace, a vast collection of over-the-top decor and some top-notch art
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