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Re: Budget Deal Asks Air Passengers to Pay More

Travel Rob ·
I especially don't like it that they call it a fee- so members of Congress can keep their pledge not to raise taxes.The above Forbes link was good to compare it to the gas tax. This reminds me of a Simpson episode where Lisa( in Barts vision) is President. she is told to call a massive tax hike a refund adjustment.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#69)

PHeymont ·
Well, I'm surprised, actually, that this one was spotted so well, despite its truly odd appearance: A strange landscape from a strange perspective. But I should have known that the folks around here are such committed travelers and researchers that it would be impossible to conceal Cappadocia for very long. The territory was spotted by MAD right away, with concurrence from Roderick Simpson, and PortMoresby's perceptive suggestion that if it were Cappadocia, it must be from a balloon...and...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#75)

PHeymont ·
From the e-mail: The beverage is sherry, and the building must be the cathedral of Jerez in Spain - I think. Roderick Simpson. And he's right. Tune in Tomorrow for Jerez Cathedral and Neighbors: Where Gumbo Was (#75)
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? #68

DrFumblefinger ·
Given the lack of activity, I think it's time to call an end to this puzzle. We received just one emailed response, which was sent to us by Roderick Simpson. But was also the correct one! Congratulations to Roderick who correctly identified this as being the Castle Tower in Cesky Krumlov, the Czech Republic. The discussion will be posted tomorrow morning and we'll have a new puzzle for you on Saturday.
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Cologne Cathedral, Germany. Where Gumbo Was #83

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting the magnificent Cathedral in Cologne, Germany.  The puzzle destination was recognized rather quickly by Roderick Simpson -- congratulations Roddy!      I first saw Cologne’s Cathedral on a...
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Casa Batllo, Barcelona (Where Gumbo was #101)

Jonathan L ·
      Roderick Simpson and Dr.J have both correctly placed Gumbo as visiting Casa Batlló in Barcelona.Honorable mention  goes to HistoryDigger for getting the city and architect.   Designed by the premier Catalan...
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Skedans, Haida Gwaii, British Colombia (Where Gumbo was #106)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting the "misty isles", Haida Gwaii, in British Columbia.  Specifically, the remnants of the Haida village of Skedans.  Sadly, not much remains of the village, captured at its prime in the above image (1878), rich...
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Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, California. Where Gumbo Was, #74

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo was visiting historic Old Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, California, not far from Cannery Row.  The photos in the puzzle focused on Harbor House, a novelty shop, at the entrance to Old Fisherman's Wharf, which has a faux lighthouse...
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Jerez Cathedral and Neighbors: Where Gumbo Was (#75)

PHeymont ·
  Frequent-solver Roderick Simpson identified Gumbo's locale as the Cathedral of Jerez, in Spain. Another frequent contributor to the solutions spotted lots of clues: Spanish garb of non-angel statues, size not huge and cathedral not wealthy...
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Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto. Where Gumbo was #77

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo's heading out to Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ), sometimes also called Toronto Island Airport.  Congratulations to ace travel sleuths  Roderick Simpson and PortMoresby (by email) for being the first to correctly...
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Capella Palatina, Palermo, Sicily (Where Gumbo Was, #102)

DrFumblefinger ·
    I've visited dozens of wonderful churches in my life, some vaste and grand like St. Paul's in Rome or Westminister Abbey in London, others smaller and with a more intimate feel.  As a rule, I'm partially to smaller chapels and...
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Where Was Gumbo? Paris. Where's the Statue? Everywhere!

PHeymont ·
Where in the World was TravelGumbo? If we simply said "At the Statue of Liberty," it wouldn't have been a very precise identification, because, as I found and you shall see, the iconic statue is everywhere and in so many forms! In today's blog, I'm...
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Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar (Where Gumbo Was, #217)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Jallianwala Bagh, a garden in the Punjab city of Amritsar. Over 1000 unarmed people were killed by British soldiers at this site on a sad day in 1919, and many memorials are found in Jallianwala Bagh.
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Scenes of Cesky Krumlov

PHeymont ·
Gumbo's mystery destination this past week was no mystery to a number of readers. Join us for scenes from this UNESCO World Heritage town.
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Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the site of "Custer's Last Stand", on the hills and ridges of the valley of the Little Bighorn river in southern Montana
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Signs of Scotland

PHeymont ·
PHeymont shares a collection of signs seen on a recent trip to Edinburgh and Glasgow—ranging from whimsical to ironic to serious.
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San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, Milan (Where Gumbo was #365)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the beautiful church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore in Milan. The church is known for its many beautiful frescoes, and a magnificent space known as the Hall of the Nuns.
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Bar U Ranch, Alberta (Where Gumbo was #368)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the historic Bar U Ranch National Historic Site, once one of the largest ranches in Canada. The ranch preserves buildings and the historic period when large herds of cattle roamed the prairies, before they were fenced in.
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Tulbagh, Western Cape, South Africa (Where Gumbo was #351)

Professorabe ·
Gumbo was visiting the charming historic town of Tulbagh in South Africa.
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Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park (Where Gumbo was #126)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting the Old Faithful Inn , a historic lodge in Yellowstone National Park (one of the USA's UNESCO World Heritage Sites).  Described by some as the world's largest log cabin, the Inn is situated immediately adjoining...
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Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin. Where Gumbo Was (#122)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting the Kilmainham Gaol (jail) in Dublin, a popular destination as you can tell from the line of people waiting to get in the front door.  Congratulations to the following people who solved this puzzle!  In order...
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Our 3 Favorite Beaches on Philipsburg, St. Martin

Samantha ·
At one point in time we had a time share in Saint Maarten (I know, I know) and have been there a few times. While we were there, we always had to spend some time in Philipsburg. Before heading there the first time we knew that Saint Maarten was a...
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St Stephen's Green, Dublin. (Where Gumbo was #137)

DrFumblefinger ·
    (St. Stephen's Green, Dublin, 1899)   Gumbo was visiting the best known city park in Dublin, St. Stephen's Green.  Situated atop the busy pedestrian mall, Grafton street, it's the "green lungs" of the city. ...
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The Floating Reed Islands of the Uros People, Lake Titicaca. (Where Gumbo was #139)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting the floating reed islands of Lake Titicaca , a large lake straddling Peru and Bolivia (the Peruvians like to say they got the "titi" part, while the Bolivians got the "caca").   It's the most voluminous lake...
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Wandering in Frankfurt's Lost Altstadt (Where Gumbo Was #138)

PHeymont ·
As a number of Gumbo readers figured out, Gumbo's latest "Where Was" was Frankfurt am Main, Germany's economic capital and home, as the giant Euro sign reminded us, to the European Central Bank. Those who get the credit, in order: Jonathan L,...
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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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Lunenberg, Nova Scotia (Where Gumbo Was #244)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the coastal town of Lunenberg in Nova Scotia. Lunenberg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because it is the best preserved example of a British-planned community in Canada. It is a great spot to spend a day.
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Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery, Halifax (Where Gumbo Was #274)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Halifax's historic brewery, founded by Alexander Keith in 1820. It is one of the oldest surviving commercial breweries in North America.
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Sydney Opera House (Where Gumbo was #277)

Lestertheinvestor ·
Gumbo was visiting the fabulous Sydney Opera House, an iconic landmark of Australia's gateway city.
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Glennfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares the interesting story and some fascinating images of the Glennfinnan Viaduct in the Highlands of Scotland
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The Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, Alberta (Where Gumbo was #259)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the fabulous Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta. The Museum is home to the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the world. A fascinating destination for the entire family.
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Wagah Border Crossing, India (Where Gumbo was #267)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the India-Pakistan border crossing at Wagah. A popular flag-lowering ceremony takes place just before sunset every day.
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Museum Island, Berlin (Where Gumbo was #271)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Berlin's lovely Museum Island. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is home to 5 world class museums and some popular public spaces.
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Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland. Where Gumbo Was #62

DrFumblefinger ·
  Congratulations to Roderick Simpson for correctly identifying Reykjavik Harbor in Iceland and specifically Harpa, the building from which this harbor was photographed!   Dominating Reykjavik’s waterfront,  Harpa  is the...
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The Library of Congress: Where Gumbo Was (#65)

PHeymont ·
Roderick Simpson seems to always know where TravelGumbo is...the Puzzlers have had a hard time hiding from him, and once again he's found the answer. He's so good at it, we've invited him to join the crew of Puzzlers...   The Library of Congress...
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#65)

PHeymont ·
  Gumbo was ridden out of town (or at least Western Canada) by PortMoresby and by Roderick Simpson, who recognized the rail bridge at Lethridge, Alberta. So Gumbo's taken himself to other places, and now finds himself contemplating the contrast...
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Eiffel Tower: Tech at the Top Isn't New (Where Gumbo Was #58)

PHeymont ·
Above, a slightly more recognizable view of this week's puzzle location, which was correctly identified as the top of the Eiffel Tower by Roderick Simpson, who remembers visiting the top in freezing wind for his 25th anniversary. And wind is part of...
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#59)

PHeymont ·
Since Roderick Simpson was able to solve the last puzzle (#58-top of Eiffel Tower) with only a fragment of the building, here's a chance for the rest of you to do likewise.   This is part of an important building that provides an important...
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Lethbridge Viaduct, Alberta. Where Gumbo was (#64)

DrFumblefinger ·
  Our excellent group of puzzle solvers quickly put an end to this travel quiz.  The puzzle was first solved by PortMoresby, who emailed her correct answer at 8:25 am to:  suggestions@travelgumbo.com .  Roderick Simpson...
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Goreme, Cappadocia: Where Gumbo Was (#69)

HSussman ·
Puzzle #69 was solved by MAD Travel Diaries and Roderick Simpson; PortMoresby recognized that the picture was taken from a balloon! These photos are from central Turkey, an area known as Cappadokia, near the city of Goreme. The geology is almost...
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Banff National Park: Hiking in the Subalpine Splendor of Sunshine Meadows

DrFumblefinger ·
    One of the most scenic hikes in the Canadian Rockies, and also one of my favorites, is in a high subalpine meadow in Banff National Park.  The season for hiking here is limited to only a few months because of the high altitude....
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Trim Castle, Ireland (Where Gumbo was #190)

DrFumblefinger ·
Ireland's largest Anglo-Norman castle was the scene of this weeks puzzle. Read on for its fascinating history.
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Washington National Cathedral (Where Gumbo was #201)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the grand National Cathedral in Washington D.C. A beautiful and expansive church of neoGothic design, it is considered the "Nation's Church" by many Americans.
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Maritime Museum, San Francisco

Lestertheinvestor ·
Gumbo was visiting the Maritime Museum in San Francisco. Situated in the Fisherman's wharf area, in a beautiful ship-like building, it offers interesting exhibits and great views of San Francisco and its Bay.
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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Where Gumbo was #195)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the beautiful island of Oahu and, specifically, Pearl Harbor. This Wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor.
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Segesta, Sicily (Where Gumbo Was #196)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the archaeologic park in Segesta, Sicily. Situated on the hills of a beautiful mountaineous region, the site has a well preserved Greek Doric Temple and an amphitheater that is used even to this day.
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Isle of Portland, Dorset, England (Where Gumbo Was #176)

PHeymont ·
The Isle of Portland has a long history as a naval base, as a port and more, but more than anything else, it's known for its prized white limestone.
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The Routhierville Covered Bridge (Where Gumbo Was #177)

Travel Rob ·
The experts caught Gumbo this week at the Routhierville Covered Bridge, in Quebec Province, Canada
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Town Hall, Manchester, England (Where Gumbo Was)

PHeymont ·
Manchester bloomed late, only becoming a city, and a big one, in the 19th century. But when it set out to honor itself with a new Town Hall, well...
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Burntcoat Head Park, Nova Scotia (Where Gumbo Was #205)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Burntcoat Head Park in Nova Scotia. Situated on the Bay of Fundy, which separates Nova Scotia from New Brunswick, it is the site of the world's highest tides.
 
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