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Re: Boston in the fall - suggestions please!

PHeymont ·
That's good news, Mac! OK...the leaves start turning first in the north, moving south as the weather changes...but timing is always tricky because it depends on each year's combination of temperature and humidity. Here's a link to a site I've found useful in the past...it's from Yankee magazine, and includes a live map of the progress of the leaves as well as itineraries and more. http://www.yankeefoliage.com/ We haven't had a good leaf-peeping piece on Gumbo yet, so I'm looking forward to...
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Re: Expedia lifts the veil on airline fees

DrFumblefinger ·
I like transparency and think this is welcome news for travel consumers. Also a smart move on the part of Expedia, I think.
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Re: Google Maps dominates the field

PortMoresby ·
I’d never heard of OpenStreetMap, now in my favorites. Reminds me of the British OS maps which I love. As a map addict I firmly believe there’s no such thing as too many choices. Thanks Professor.
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Re: Loiza - Afro-Puertorican Culture

PortMoresby ·
When I lived in PR, in Santurce between Old San Juan and Isla Verde, the commercial street that served the area half a block from my apartment on Calle Taft was Loiza Street (Appears, from a google map to now be numbered, road 37). I wonder if it was the original road from San Juan to the town of Loiza in the early days. Do you know Jonathon? It certainly goes in the right direction.
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Re: Crashing the geocache

Janine ·
Hello TatToo, I live in Europe especially Germany. I do know Geocaching and of course the game is known here. If you don't have a GPS device with a European card in it you can use your mobile phone as long you have the geocaching app. Before your son goes to Europe just with that mobile phone, make sure he looks for geocaches in areas he will be first and download the map and the cache itself. Even if you don't have an Internet connection they can use it via GPS. I did it in USA and it has...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #12

WorkerBee ·
Here is a helpful (hah!) map of the locations of Gothic cathedrals and other structures throughout Europe.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #6

DrFumblefinger ·
So we're looking for two adjoining countries like somewhere on this map. Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Burma and Cambodia seem like top contenders. Which two would the bridge connect?
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #6

PortMoresby ·
Correct. It's within the area on DrF's map above.
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Re: How'd We Live Without Travel Apps?

Sunny ·
I love Yelp as well, and there is a app called Happy Hours. It shows me restaurants with their own happy hours and happy hour menu. I also like hiking trail apps. Those apps tells me hiking trails in the cities I am traveling in (in the US). I recently tried Wishbeen. It is a web application though. It's a travel planning and sharing web. I like it a lot because it helps me browse travel itineraries made by other travelers, and I can easily modify them for my own trip. It also has a map...
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Re: Sedona AZ-Red Rocks rise above townscape

PortMoresby ·
Well, that's a surprise! No, doesn't look familiar, appears to be in town rather than south of town as I was expecting. Looking at a map, it says Chapel of the Holy Cross, where I thought you were, unless it's changed utterly, which it could have of course. It's been a while.
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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: Renting an apartment in Europe

PHeymont ·
John mentioned the Google street maps...really a very good way to check out a neighborhood, since it has more than just the maps! On top of the zoom scale on the map, you'll see a little orange man. Drag him onto a street on the map, and you'll see photos of the street. It takes a couple of moments to get used to maneuvering, but you can go up and down the streeet, turn and face the opposite direction, "walk" around corners, and zoom in and out. You can use the Windows snipping tool or other...
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Re: Renting an apartment in Europe

PortMoresby ·
Armed with the street address, online maps and Streeview you can certainly see all you need to know about a neighborhood. If it looks spiffy and interesting it's a safe neighborhood. If, on the map it's in close proximity to something you'd rather not be near then look on. See well dressed residents on the sidewalk and inviting bistros? Good neighborhood. Auto repair shops and shady-looking characters? Maybe not. It's not difficult.
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Re: Legendary tours—–The Land of Dracula

Former Member ·
Oh i just saw i posted the pictures backwards D you can see them better here
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 30, 2014: Jean Cocteau on Wine

PortMoresby ·
I've seen Jerez de la Frontera on the map and have wondered about it. So far I haven't contrived to get there, close, but not quite. But as the name says, a place at the edge, so I must sometime, right? What did you think of it?
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Re: Google Relaunches Zagat, minus content and search

Travel Luver ·
I used to find Zagat an extremely helpful aid in planning out special meals on my travels. Not so since Google acquired it. Seems almost as botched as what they did to Frommers.
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Re: Google Relaunches Zagat, minus content and search

PHeymont ·
I know what I think: I think that the ads should be so distinct (and funny, or pithy, or whatever tone) that no one could ever mistake them for user content. I'd hate to have to explain over and over that no, Gumbo is NOT recommending luggage sellers or tour companies, or--for that matter--kitchen remodeling in Britain. The creep over the line is so evident in the newspaper sales pitches for "rare" coins and various remedies dolled up to look like news articles.
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Re: Google Relaunches Zagat, minus content and search

Former Member ·
Interesting. So ads that look like user generated content seem to strongly imply that the site is directly pushing the product. I will need to drop by Verizon or an Apple store, I suppose, to see how such ads appear to the viewer. Happily iPad and iPod free. iMan Overboard
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo #297

George G. ·
Here's the last set of clues! Send your answer to TGSuggestions@gmail.com This first house was built for a wealthy commission merchant, that was modified many times. A neoclassical revival front porch with ionic columns and a circular pavilion was added to the main Italianate structure. Also, a carriage house was added made from bricks of the demolished house next door (mentioned in Friday’s clue). It is now listed as a Victorian Mansion on a list of historic registered places and landmarks.
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Re: Visiting Oslo? You can go today...or yesterday

Travel Rob ·
Thanks, I enjoyed comparing my own photos to the historic ones
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Re: The Acadian Village in Caraquet, New Brunswick,Canada

HistoryDigger ·
Thanks for posting this interesting story, Rob. I'd love to go. Now I need to look it up on a map and start planning. As you said, Acadians spread their history all the way down to Louisiana. Cajuns make New Orleans and Louisiana what it is today.
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Re: Ultra budget, NewLeaf Travel, offering bargain Canadian airfares

DrFumblefinger ·
Their route map is very limited, but I wish them well. Canada really needs an airline like this.
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Re: Discovering Balkans: The true spirit of Belgrade

Travel Rob ·
Great piece! For burger lovers, that Pljeskavica is hard to beat when they serve it as a burger. It's grilled and they use a combination of meats and spices. Belgrade was on the tourist map in the 80's in comparison to years later. And don't be surprised if you see dishes being broken at dinner.
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Re: Staying In Touch on the Road: Part 3

Former Member ·
PH - You are explaining so much about mobile communications. Thank you for putting it in words non-geeks like me can understand. I am learning a lot by reading this series.
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Re: A Walk through Florida's Everglades: Big Cypress Bend boardwalk at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

PHeymont ·
Looks like a great place for a walk and a learn! You might just be putting Florida on my map...
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Re: The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

Former Member ·
Well first thank you for reading my post:d I just want to share what my country can offer I'll start with the wine cuz' you know we talk here about vampires and stuff. Our land can provide fine wines also, because we have a vast grapevine crops, the most in the land Dobrogea, which starts from the near field of Bucharest and goes all the way through the country and reach its fullest near the Constanta county (the county near the sea). Also we have a some wine tours, which you can follow if...
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Re: Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
And yet another London "map", replacing real place names with book titles. Curiouser and curiouser. Have a look .
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Re: Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
And map-ish, London from above, beautiful pictures . I could go on and on, and apparently mean to!
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Re: From Corfe Castle to Kingston Lacy - Part 1

PortMoresby ·
I almost made it to Corfe Castle once, walking the SW Coast Path, but ran out of steam in Weymouth. That path almost killed me and I decided I was old enough to declare old age and settle for level walks along rivers and canals. And a lesson in paying attention to the spacing of those wiggly lines on the map that warn us of climbs and descents. In any case, between the re-enactors and your pictures, I think this visit is even better. Thanks so much, Mac.
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Re: Where Gumbo Watched the Sun Rise (Puzzle #20)

DrFumblefinger ·
Acadia is one of the few "main" US National Parks I've yet to visit. A serious gap in my travel map.... Having just spent a large number of hours on an Air Canada flight to and from South America, I found it interesting to read the claim that Acadia sees the first USA Sunrise. The ads on the AirCanada video screens from Newfoundland made it very clear that if you want to see the first sunrise in North America, you need to go there instead. That is something I hope to do soon as well.
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Re: Looking for Historical Landmarks !

PHeymont ·
Yet another reminder that history doesn't happen only in black-and-white in a distant past! When I was a history teacher, one of the favorite lessons each year discussed the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn, one of the largest-scale engagements of armies up to that time. I used a handout map of the battle areas and the routes of the British and American armies across the borough, and the class plotted their homes along the map. We were then able to describe how the main British force went up King's...
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New competitor for TomTom, Garmin and Google Maps

PHeymont ·
There's a new GPS app asking for attention. Scout, from skobbler, a subsidiary of map supplier Telenav, is free like Google, and offers offline functions like the dedicated GPS boxes.    The free version provides online use and offline use...
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The beautiful and charming town, Gjirokastra

Travellinn ·
  The old town of Gjirokastra is one of the best-preserved examples of an Ottoman-style town in the Balkans.  The town is packed with sights, and I recommend to do as we did; buy a map with the main sights.  We also bought the book...
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Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
  Who would have guessed the most expensive real estate in Buenos Aires is found in a cemetery?  Not only is it expensive, there's a line waiting to get in (seriously)!  You actually lease a plot here, as I understand it, and don't...
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Salvador, Bahia Brazil

Jonathan L ·
Buildings along the Terreiro de Jesus   When you come to Salvador you must spend at least a day walking around the Historic Center and The Pelourinho, The oldest parts of the city. (see map)   This was the original Salvador dating back to...
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Visiting Patagonia. 3) Los Glaciares National Park: Perito Moreno Glacier

DrFumblefinger ·
  Our adventure in Patagonia is just beginning!  We're going to start visiting and exploring those places people travel thousands of miles to see.   El Calafate may be a pretty little town but no one comes to Patagonia just to see it....
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Devils Tower National Monument

Ottoman ·
    Devils Tower is an igneous intrusion or laccolith in the Bear Lodge Mountains (part of the Black Hills) in northeastern Wyoming, above the Belle Fourche River. It rises dramatically 1,267 feet (386 m) above the surrounding terrain and...
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Tupelo, Mississippi. Birthplace of the King of Rock 'n Roll

DrFumblefinger ·
This is the first post in a short series on visiting Elvis Presley related sites.  I've been a huge Elvis fan all my life and my love for the man's wonderful music has not abated in the 35+ years since he died.  My brother (Ottoman) and I...
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Holiday Gift List for Travelers

Travel Rob ·
Although most travelers would like the actual travel, the Daily Mail came out with a list for the travel addict in your life. And addict is a pretty accurate word, don't you think?   I like the Travel Stub Diary and Scratch Off World Map Poster....
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Michelin's new maps focus on food

PHeymont ·
Michelin, the French company that makes tires, maps and food ratings has now leveraged the maps and food into a new product—quick reference maps of where to eat. The first in the series, the "New York City Map of Great Places to Eat 2015" went...
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Arctic Birds on Migration: Saskatchewan

My Thatched Hut ·
    Many of the Arctic birds are large white birds such as geese and swans but also include smaller and different coloured sandpipers and other birds.   Where is the best place to see these magnificent Arctic birds?  The most...
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A springtime hike on the Yakima Rim Skyline Trail

DrFumblefinger ·
After a rather long winter I was ready for a pleasant dayhike.  While I’d rather head up to the mountains for a stroll in an alpine meadow, there’s way too much snow up there in April.  Fortunately in the Northwest there are some...
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Capital of Culture Series: Marseilles

Travel Rob ·
 Marseille Cathedral, near the Vieux Port I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Marseilles this past June and was very impressed. It really is an excellent example of what the Capital of Culture designation can do for a city. Have a walk...
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A Day Among the Ruins

PortMoresby ·
  I chose Ostia Antica for a day trip from Rome, rather than the much longer trek to Pompeii.  Aside from a few school groups, I had this remarkable place almost to myself.     I realized that there’s a different crowd on...
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ET, Call Home: A visit to the Arecibo Observatory

PHeymont ·
On our recent visit to Puerto Rico, we took an unplanned side trip to what might be called ET’s phone booth—a vast radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory that “listens” to space both for astronomical information and any...
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El Yunque: A visit to the rain forest

PHeymont ·
When we began planning a trip to Puerto Rico, and planning to include our 14-year-old granddaughter, we sent her some of the material we were gathering and asked her what her priorities were. She, and we, both had El Yunque right near the top of the...
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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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Google vs. Uber? With no one in driver's seat?

PHeymont ·
Wait for it...Google is on the verge, apparently, of offering a ride-share app that would compete with Uber (a company it previously invested in). In the long run, Google hopes to pair it up with its longstanding driverless car research, which company...
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Road Trip, Day 1: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas and The Skunk

PortMoresby ·
  Gateway to the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas     March 9, 2015   In the late ‘80s, I lived in L.A. for a couple of years.  My S.O. knew lots of cool L.A. stuff.  One of those was something he’d read that...
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Road Trip, Day 2: Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden

PortMoresby ·
    March 10, 2015   I woke the first morning of my visit along the Northern California coast at a friend’s house in the village of Elk.  I was alone, the kitchen toasty warm from the fire Jane had made for me before leaving...
 
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