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Re: Universal Orlando Goes All Out This Summer

Former Member ·
I love Harry Potter and the World of Harry, i'm a big fan It will be a dream come true if i'll ever visit this enchanted place
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Re: Films that affected your Travel destinations

Travel Luver ·
I really enjoyed the Harry Potter movies! Gave me a real sense of England, and of course all that magical stuff was great! Hope to visit England some day.
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Re: Films that affected your Travel destinations

GarryRF ·
Originally Posted by Travel Luver: I really enjoyed the Harry Potter movies! Gave me a real sense of England, and of course all that magical stuff was great! Hope to visit England some day. We'd love you to come and visit England but I hope you wont be a bit disappointed when you don't see any Nimbus 2000s crossing the sky. But we have some wonderful Castles and Steam Trains.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 6, 2015: Berlin Buskers

Ottoman ·
I think the guys in the top photo were classmates of Harry Potter
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 22, 2014: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Ottoman ·
Originally Posted by Travel Luver: What's the best ride? Hi Travel Luver! I can honestly say that I enjoyed all the rides at the Universal Studios Theme Parks, but if I had to pick a favorite or favorites, I would have to say that I particularly enjoyed the 3-D rides such as "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" (where Gru turns you into a Minion and you embark on a wild ride through Gru's lab), "The Simpsons Ride" (where you embark on a wild ride through Krustyland and Springfield), and "The...
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Re: It's magic: Harry Potter boosts park profits 38%

GarryRF ·
The Harry Potter collection has also boosted the number of younger folks that are reading books. That's got to be a bonus ! Kids here in the UK say there's so much more detail in the books than the films. Got to be better than "Blob dodging" on a computer screen !
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Re: It's magic: Harry Potter boosts park profits 38%

PHeymont ·
I agree...and I thank you for a wonderful phrase and image: "blob dodging!"
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

Jonathan L ·
Thanks for this. Ireland is definitely on my list for "someday"
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

DrFumblefinger ·
You will enjoy it, Jonathan, as did we! Dublin is great and there are many wonderful places in the country but my favorite single region was Dingle and the Dingle peninsula. It's amazingly beautiful and incredibly historic.
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

GarryRF ·
Certainly looks bright and colourful. Guess you were there in the Summer time. Always good to see a recommend for accommodation from a genuine visitor ! Thanks for the great views too. Maybe we should name the Camera we travel with ?
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comments, Garry. I was in Dingle in October, but we had nice weather. And it was unusually sunny, which was appreciated and made for more interesting photography. Snow is rare in southwestern Ireland because of the warming effect of the Gulf Stream. So while it rarely gets really warm, it rarely gets really cold. One camera? Who travels with only one camera Garry? I thought you've have learned to travel with twins by now!
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

IslandMan ·
Looks like a beautiful place to visit, DrF...especially for a photographic adventure...I think I'll be checking out Ryannair's deals again...
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

Dr.Y ·
Looks like a beautiful and calm place. Like your colorful photos!
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Belles lettres et de belles choses: A wanderer's gallery

PHeymont ·
Beautiful letters and beautiful things...This is another shoebox selection, focusing on well-made signs and well-wrought details that just don't really fit somewhere else. You know the kind, I suspect...you've got these lovely pictures of London...but...
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It's magic: Harry Potter boosts park profits 38%

PHeymont ·
The extended Harry Potter theme park Universal opened in Orlando last summer has boosted Universal's take on the park business by 38%. When the new attraction opened, lines up to 7 hours long waited for their turn.  MORE
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All Aboard! on Platform 9-3/4

PHeymont ·
Last week we reported on the big boost that Universal's Orlando theme park has gotten from its Harry Potter exhibits (click  HERE ).    Now, the Guardian (UK) has a topper: the original Hogwarts Express steam engine, with passenger cars...
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Miss the Knight Bus? Now London plans night Tube!

PHeymont ·
No, it won't stop at Diagon Alley or any of the other Harry Potter locations, but Transport for London will start 24-hour service next spring on 5 major lines and part of another. The service will start with weekends, but may expand. There will be 6...
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August 5, 2017: The Potter and his Wife

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the home of a village potter in Rajasthan, and learns a few lessons in molding clay and the Caste system.
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Chinese faves in UK: Harry Potter, Man United

PHeymont ·
Data from VisitBritain turns up some surprising favorites of Chinese visitors and some advice for hotel owners.
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Best Ways To Save Money During Your Travels

Beatrix Potter ·
It’s definitely very possible to live life to the fullest. You can travel the world while you are young – don’t wait for you pension. You can see everywhere and everything you want to, following some intuitive money-saving tips. This article gives you the best advice, including some tips from experts! Talk to locals Locals have the best advice on what the best and most affordable attractions are in town. Making friends with locals is even better, as it secures connections across borders.
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Luray Valley Museum, Virginia

George G. ·
George G takes us on a tour of the museum that was the site for last week's Where In The World puzzle.
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Enter laughing: Stones with a smile

PHeymont ·
PHeymont reminds us that while statues are usually meant to impress with importance, sometimes they can leave us laughing
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Disney-like park planned near London

PHeymont ·
Developers have released the first images of what they hope will be a huge and hugely successful theme park near London.
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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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Parks in Melbourne: Where to Relax, Play and Exercise this Summer.

Anees S (Guest) ·
Looking for a terrific park to visit in Melbourne? Anees has some suggestions for you (sponsored content)
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Guanacaste: Old cities, traditional pottery, great food

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour away from the resort in Tamarindo and on an exploration of the nearby towns where Costa Ricans live.
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Why London Should be on your Bucket List this 2020

Simone F (Guest) ·
Need some reasons to visit London? How about a walk in the park? A Harry Potter tour? Shopping (sponsored content)
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Fountains of Basel

PHeymont ·
Basel is home to a wide variety of fountains, some whimsical, some serious, and all a part of the city's fabric. Here are some of PHeymont's favorites.
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Now Harry Potter's an Airbnb host!

PHeymont ·
Another newsworthy Airbnb listing: the house that starred in Harry Potter movies as his ancestral home in a village that stood in for Godric's Hollow.
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Harry Potter gets a superstore

PHeymont ·
Warner Brothers is moving Harry Potter into a New York superstore next summer.
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Nintendo comes to Orlando

PHeymont ·
Universal's partnership with Nintendo is behind plans to open four Nintendo-themed parks, including one in the park-drenched Orlando area.
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Alnwick Castle, England

Ian Cook ·
Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the England; home to the Duke of Northumberland's family, the Percys, for over 700 years. Combining magnificent medieval architecture with sumptuous Italianate State Rooms,...
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Sintra's Two Fabulous Palaces

PHeymont ·
Sintra is one of Portugal's top tourism attractions, and its two very different National Palaces are a big part of the draw.
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Dec. 30, 2017: Christmas at The Shambles, York

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter takes us to The Shambles, a historic area of York filled with specialty shops and Christmas sights.
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Up the River: Harry Potter barge trip on Thames

PHeymont ·
A Thames cruise that visits Harry Potter movie sites may not be for all, but the same company has a Downton Abbey cruise, too...
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New attraction offers James Bond experience

PHeymont ·
007 Elements offers an experience built around the James Bond character in an area where one of the films was made.
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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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Warner Bros. grinches Denmark Potter-fest

PHeymont ·
Harry Potter's owners cast an evil spell over a children's festival at the Odense public library.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 22, 2014: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Ottoman ·
    Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida, is a fun and exciting family destination; However, although Universal Studios does offer activities for children of all ages, it is my opinion that the majority of this vacation destination caters to...
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Bumper tourism year ahead for Britain?

PHeymont ·
Upcoming anniversaries and a cheaper pound are drawing more visitors than ever to Britain for 2017.
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6 Amazing Things to Do in Victoria, Australia

NinaSim ·
NinaSim shares some of the wonders of the state of Victoria that will make you want to visit this region of Australia.
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March 29, 2019: Off to Hogwarts!

PHeymont ·
At Kings Cross in London, a legion of Harry Potter fans line up to re-enact going through the wall and on to the Hogwarts Express.
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Aln Valley Railway, Northumberland.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares some great classic train photos and the story of the Alnwick-Almouth line, recently reopened!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 14, 2014: Alnwick Castle, Nothumberland

Mac ·
The second largest inhabited castle in Britain today is Alnwick Castle in the town of Alnwick, in the north-eastern county of Northumberland. First mentioned in records in 1136, Alnwick Castle was built originally in to protect England's northern...
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A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

DrFumblefinger ·
 Dingle (in Irish,  An Daingean ) is the main town on the Dingle peninsula in County Kerry, with a population of around 1500 people. The Dingle Peninsula sits on Ireland's west coast just north of the Ivernaugh Peninsula (i.e. Ring of...
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Universal Orlando Goes All Out This Summer

Travel Rob ·
This summer Universal Orlando is adding an impressive Hogwartz Express train ,Diagon Alley, and to scale London Landmarks Read More:http://travel.france24.com/content/new-harry-potter-theme-park-hogwarts-express-train-and-diagon-alley 
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Leaning Towers: It's Not Just About Pisa!

PHeymont ·
A couple of summers ago in Northern Italy, I suddenly realized that the Leaning Tower of Pisa was far from unique—we were seeing them everywhere, but Pisa obviously had the best publicity agent. Just about everyone in the world knows it, and...
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Polish castle channels Hogwarts for fans

PHeymont ·
In a 13th-century Polish castle, an opportunity for a live-action role play that's based (unofficially) on the world of Harry Potter.
 
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