Tagged With "Whitney Stewart"

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Re: 'Finding Reiner' letters now available as book

HistoryDigger ·
Thank you for posting this update. What an honor to find these letters and collaborate on this book with Denis Havel. The travel adventure will always inspire me to look beyond the ordinary.
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Re: 'Finding Reiner' letters now available as book

DrFumblefinger ·
Congratulations Whitney! Need to get my Kindle copy ordered.
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Re: 'Finding Reiner' letters now available as book

Travel Rob ·
So glad this is a book! Congratulations Whitney and Denis!
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

Travel Rob ·
Reiner is far from forgotten, thanks to all your research. Poland too holds special memories for me and from what you show of Świeradów Zdrój,it is spectacular. Thanks again Whitney for your incredible moving series.Reiner would be proud!
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

HistoryDigger ·
I have enjoyed sharing my search for Reiner with your readers. Joy!
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

HistoryDigger ·
Check out more of Pawel Wyszomirski's documentary photography here at http://www.testigo.pl/members/pawel-wyszomirski/
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

DrFumblefinger ·
It would have been so very nice for you to have found Reiner as an elderly man slowly walking home with the aid of his cane from his daily dip in the mineral spring, and joined him for a revitalizing sip of schnaps and shared with him your journey. How cool would it have been for you to say, "Hi, Reiner. I'm your nephew's wife, Whitney". I think he'd be tickled to no end to know how much you've cared and how hard you've tried to find him.... Sadly, the absence of an ending like this should...
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

HistoryDigger ·
Dr. Fumblefinger—your response moves me. And I agree with you about looking for wiser solutions to conflict. Travel leads me to see what connects us to each other, not what separates us.
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

GarryRF ·
I've travelled to Brisbane Australia looking for clues to my fathers war record. It was a hot summers day when I found Roe Street Barracks - still in use ! I was convinced it would have gone years ago to a development. I stood in the entrance and I felt a shiver run down my back. A feeling I've heard described as "someone walking on your grave"
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

HistoryDigger ·
I know that feeling, GarryRF. Though, in this case, I would call it walking on HIS grave.
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Re: Finding Reiner #7: Shrapnel & Bones

PHeymont ·
I can't help thinking, as I read your descriptions, and the memories of the people you met, at the people, old and young, caught up in Palestine and in Iraq in circumstances not very different. It is sad that we continue to live in a world where their wishes and hopes are of so little consequence to those who call the shots. Literally.
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Re: Finding Reiner #7: Shrapnel & Bones

HistoryDigger ·
I can't help thinking the same thing. If only we could see through the eyes of others.
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Re: Finding Reiner #7: Shrapnel & Bones

Carlin Scherer ·
Beautiful image - grabbing on to the spider web and flying into a peaceful land/world. Reiner wrote beautifully!!!
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Re: Finding Reiner #7: Shrapnel & Bones

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Carlin Scherer: Beautiful image - grabbing on to the spider web and flying into a peaceful land/world. Reiner wrote beautifully!!! Reiner was a great writer, and I'm sure in the original German it's even more elegantly phrased than in this fine translation! PHeymont -- agree with the sentiment. Believe we'll always have evil, power grabbing tyrants in our midst and our challenge is not to keep them from seizing power. Not an easy task. I've been reading Eric Metaxas...
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Re: Finding Reiner #7: Shrapnel & Bones

HistoryDigger ·
DrFumblefinger—I've been meaning to read that book about Bonhoeffer. In fact, I'll do so, as soon as I finish Forgotten Holocaust: The Poles Under German Occupation, 1939-1944 by Richard C. Lukas and Norman Davies . My affection for the Polish people I've met has spurred me to deepen my understanding of the German occupation and devastation of Poland.
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Re: TravelGumbo Blogger HistoryDigger Wins National Travel Journalism Award

Travel Rob ·
Thank you so much Whitney.!We are proud of you Here's part one of Finding Reiner! https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...isaster-to-discovery
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Re: TravelGumbo Blogger HistoryDigger Wins National Travel Journalism Award

GarryRF ·
That accolade was well earned! Your story was an interesting mix of travel and history. Everyone who read your words enjoyed it - including me. It was fascinating. Congratulations !!
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Re: TravelGumbo Blogger HistoryDigger Wins National Travel Journalism Award

vivie ·
Award well deserved. Toutes mes félicitations!
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Re: TravelGumbo Blogger HistoryDigger Wins National Travel Journalism Award

DrFumblefinger ·
Well deserved award for a captivating, well- researched and well-written story. We're very proud of you!
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Re: TravelGumbo Blogger HistoryDigger Wins National Travel Journalism Award

HistoryDigger ·
Thank you very much. Team effort! Three cheers!
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Re: Finding Reiner 4: Who Was He?

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for another moving piece. Those illustrations by Maria Lebedeva are museum quality!
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TravelGumbo Blogger HistoryDigger Wins National Travel Journalism Award

PHeymont ·
We at TravelGumbo are incredibly proud and pleased to announce that Whitney Stewart, HistoryDigger on Gumbo, has won a Bronze Award from the North American Travel Journalists Association for the 8-part series Finding Reiner, which ran  in 2014....
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NYC airports set records for busy...

PHeymont ·
The five airports operated by the Port Authority of NY and NJ (JFK, Laguardia, Newark, Stewart/Newburgh and Atlantic City) set a record for passenger traffic last year, with 117.1 million passengers, up 3 million from the year before.   And,...
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Yellowstone, Finale

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby's tale of a visit to Yellowstone comes to an end with an appreciation of six days she'll never forget.
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Smaller U.S. airports get ready for European routes

PHeymont ·
Hartford, Providence and Newburgh, NY are all getting new international service, and rushing to be ready when they start.
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Small Museums of New York State

Jonathan L ·
While driving across New York following the Erie Canal, Jonathan L had the opportunity to stop at some of the smaller museums that are often missed by tourists.
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Nov. 11, 2017: Isabella Stewart Gardner's Courtyard

PHeymont ·
Isabella Stewart Gardner had very clear instructions for her art and museum. The pictures were not to change; the garden changes constantly.
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Gasoline Alley: Rides from 1907 - 1917

DrFumblefinger ·
  Besides its collection of  antique gasoline pumps and signs, Calgary's Gasoline Alley  museum has a fascinating assortment of cars and trucks!  Many of these are unique, at least in my experience, as they were mostly collected...
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NY's Stewart Field to get major upgrade

PHeymont ·
Under plans from NY's governor, the field will get new and expanded facilities and a new name, but it's still 70 miles away.
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Glenfinnan Monument, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares the story behind the Glenfinnan Monument in the Highlands of Scotland. It was here in 1745 that Bonnie Prince Charles planted his banner and claimed the throne of Scotland.
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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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Amazing Space: Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

PHeymont ·
Boston's outrageous Isabella Stewart Gardner left behind a museum that's nearly as amazing as the art it contains.
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Jimmy Stewart Museum, Indiana, Pennsylvania

George G. ·
George G shares a visit to the museum dedicated to the life and career of beloved actor Jimmy Stewart in his hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania.
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Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a loving tour of the Pike Place Market in Seattle Washington, including its new Market Front addition.
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Star Wars and the Power of Costume

Kai Rambow ·
Kai Rambow leads us into 'inner space' at the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts' out-of-this-world Star Wars exhibit
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Castle Stalker, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
A medieval castle in one of the most picturesque settings in Europe, Ian Cook shares the story and beautiful photo-essay of Castle Stalker.
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April 6, 2018: Jubilee Bridge, Loch Linnhe

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares images of the Jubilee Bridge, and some of the prettiest scenery to be found in Scotland.
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Ruthven Barracks, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a visit to an interesting structure from Scotland. Built on the site of an old castle after the Jacobite uprising, the Ruthven Barricks are imposing and offers wonderful panoramic views!
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Words Inspired by Art

Jonathan L ·
Art and travel often inspire writing. Here are some pieces that Jonathan L wrote when inspired to put pen to paper
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Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 4) the French cars

DrFumblefinger ·
This is the last in a four part series highlighting my visit to the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum.   I really enjoyed this small, off the beaten path car museum and it has a wonderful car collection which I've partially discussed already....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 11, 2014: Highway 395

PortMoresby ·
    My favorite stretch of lonely road in the world is the 200 miles of Highway 395 south from Topaz Lake, where it enters California from Nevada, where these pictures were taken, south through Bridgeport and the turnoff to Bodie , past Mono...
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Finding Reiner #7: Shrapnel & Bones

HistoryDigger ·
    Paweł and I are back in his little red car on one-lane Polish roads behind tractors. Google Maps underestimates our driving time, and we’re going nowhere fast. Nothing fazes Paweł though, and he's ready with cameras for any kind of...
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Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

HistoryDigger ·
  I’m reluctant to say goodbye to Łukasz and his family because now I want to buy my own metal detector and continue digging in Poland. But, Paweł and I have a long drive ahead to Świeradów Zdrój , a Polish spa town in the...
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Finding Reiner: Disaster to Discovery

HistoryDigger ·
On Monday August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. My son, my elderly German mother-in-law, Lütte, and I were hunkered down in my husband’s office at Tulane Medical School. Our decision to stay seemed smart at the time. My...
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Finding Reiner 4: Who Was He?

HistoryDigger ·
After a brief holiday, I am back to Finding Reiner. I am writing this family mystery as a travelogue ( and as a graphic book illustrated by the fabulous Maria Lebedeva whose illustrations I include here ) for two reasons. First, war stories mean...
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Finding Reiner #6: Frozen Grave

HistoryDigger ·
" To be honest, I no longer try to calculate how things are going to turn out in this war. No one is going to escape unscathed. One must not be miserly with the little life that we have. Those who are anxious and fearful, they will be struck first....
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Finding Reiner #5: Behind the Veil of Time

HistoryDigger ·
Reiner’s grave in Poland used to be unmarked, but I’ve made three trips to this beautiful country to fix that one error of war. My upcoming posts will highlight the progression of my research here to learn Reiner’s fate.   In...
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Is the revolution coming? New York's plan for upgraded LGA and JFK

PHeymont ·
Long-awaited big change is planned for New York's over-crowded airports. NY Gov. Cuomo and Vice President Biden held a new conference today to announce sweeping plans that are so far without a specific plan, a completion date or total costs...but hey,...
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Finding Reiner Index

PHeymont ·
Part I: From Disaster to Discovery (June 15, 2014)   Part 2: Chasing Ghosts (June 22, 2014)   Part 3: Inside Old Shadows (June 29, 2014)   Part 4: Who Was He? (July 20, 2014)   Part 5: Behind the Veil of Time  (July 27,...
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Free WiFi coming to NYC airports

PHeymont ·
The Port Authority of NY&NJ, which operates the NY Region's major airports, has announced free WiFi for 30 minutes at JFK, Laguardia, Newark and Stewart (upstate), starting as early as this fall. When the free clicks in, however, hourly rates will disappear, replaced by a $7.95 daily charge. DETAILS
 
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