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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#261)

Travel Luver ·
They look like cypress tress, maybe from the California coast?
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Re: Cruising California's 17 Mile Drive

GarryRF ·
Fine houses in their pristinely manicured gardens. Don't think I could even afford the taxes. I do like the areas that remain untouched by golf and the hand of fortune. I prefer the untouched to the "candy box tin" painting of nature. I've been to many places where the presence of paupers - like myself - detract from the ambiance of opulence. Even today I had a note attached to my car, that parking in a non-designated zone was being selfish. Even though they were full !
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Re: Cruising California's 17 Mile Drive

DrFumblefinger ·
Far be it for anyone to say you are selfish, Garry! It is one of the most expensive places to live in California, but I suspect all those drivers going through help subsidize the neighborhood more than that homeowners might want to let on. And I'm not sure most of us could afford the taxes, even if we wanted to. Being an average guy, this is just not my scene.
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Re: Cruising California's 17 Mile Drive

Mac ·
Breathtakingly expensive if I recall. I'm surprised that you are allowed to take photos without paying into the local coffers! :-)
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Re: Cruising California's 17 Mile Drive

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm also surprised there's no per photo toll imposed on the great unwashed masses visiting the shores of the drive, Mac!
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Re: Cruising California's 17 Mile Drive

Mac ·
Well, the unwashed mass did enjoy his time there.... :-)
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Re: Cruising California's 17 Mile Drive

GutterPup ·
The views are really pretty, but no motorcycles??
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Re: Cruising California's 17 Mile Drive

DrFumblefinger ·
Cars and bikes are fine, JP, but hogs aren't. The road is good enough so I suspect the home owners (much of the drive is through residential areas) don't want the noise of a big pack of motorcycles passing their gates and fine-trimmed lawns.
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Cruising California's 17 Mile Drive

DrFumblefinger ·
  There are a lot of famous road trips in the USA, like California's Pacific Coast Highway and Montana's Going to the Sun Highway .  One of the best known drives in America is scenic 17-Mile Drive (actually distance depends on how you...
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Japan's luxury train: a cruise ship on rails

PHeymont ·
A new 10-car train takes 34 passengers on a luxury cruise to some of Japan's beauty spots in incredible luxury.
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Escape from Disney: Tiber-Butler Preserve

PHeymont ·
When you need a break from the 'Mouse Machine' this county nature preserve is only minutes away.
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Aug. 1, 2017: Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Italy

Marilyn Jones ·
While visiting a Tuscan resort, Marilyn Jones joins a tour to a less-known site with fabulous frescoes.
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June 23, 2020: The Lone Cypress, Monterey

DrFumblefinger ·
The Lone Cypress is one of the most photographed trees in the world. It's located on the beautiful Monterey peninsula, near famous Pebble Beach Golf Course.
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12 Countries ask vouchers instead of refunds

PHeymont ·
With no new business, and thousands of flights canceled, airlines are bleeding cash; now 12 European countries want to cut them some slack.
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Routard creates travel guide for refugees

PHeymont ·
Guides de Routard, which some have compared to a French version of Lonely Planet guides, has created a free guidebook to France for refugees arriving from war-torn countries. The publishers say it's intended to help refugees or asylum seekers navigate...
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Bavaria claims a 'Top 10' spot among tourism regions

PHeymont ·
Listed at #8 of Lonely Planet's top 10 tourist regions in Europe, Bavaria wants everyone to know what they've got, from large cities like Munich to stunning Alpine regions, King Ludwig's fantasy castles (Neuschwanstein is shown above) and more.  ...
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New travel guidebooks are all about the food

Travel Rob ·
"Rice, Noodle, Fish" is the first guidebook to be published under Anthony Bourdain's partnership with travel and food website Roads & Kingdoms. This book by Matt Goulding focuses on Japan's food culture. Lonely Planet has also come out with a new line of From the Source, cookbooks that that focus on the cuisines of Thailand and Italy. Both lines target people that travel for food. Read More:...
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A Walk through Florida's Everglades: Big Cypress Bend boardwalk at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Everglades is a fascinating and unique place -- a broad shallow river slowly moving to the sea and covering a large portion of southwestern Florida in a thin layer of water.   Mostly the Everglades is characterized by its "River of...
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Canada gets birthday present: Named as top destination

PHeymont ·
It's Canada, Colombia and Finland at the top of Lonely Planet's ratings for next year...you're invited to the party!
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Must See Tourist Attractions When You Are On A Trip To Tibet

tibettriphub ·
Tibet is much more than Everest base camp , all you need to do is brace yourself for some adventure and take the ride across this amazing roof of the world. Here is a list that you may like to go through, in this write-up we are taking up the attractions on a regional basis: 1. Lhasa Tourist Sites: The capital of this place, it is one of the most spectacular sites with a snow plateau at its base and best sunrises on the top. It is the city of sunlight as it enjoys longest sunrises than any...
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Food, Sri Lanka

PortMoresby ·
Speaking of food, which we do regularly here, this article on the Lonely Planet site has some beautiful pictures, the market in Kandy being my favorite, as well as information about what's for dinner (and lunch & breakfast). Fortunately, I've decided to visit there on my next long trip, as soon as I can make it happen.
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Everglades City, Florida -- where the Mangroves meet the Sea

DrFumblefinger ·
   This is the second in a three part series on Florida's unique Everglades ecosystem.  The first part focused on the Cypress forests of the Everglades, which you read about here. This post deals with a visit to the coastal...
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Everglades National Park: Shark Valley's "River of Grass"

DrFumblefinger ·
 This is the last in a three part series highlighting a visit to Florida's unique Everglades.  The first part discussed the Cypress forests of the Everglades and the second part highlighted the coastal mangrove forests near Everglades...
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Gatorland, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
Florida is home to lots of alligators, and there's probably no better place to see your fill of them in one day than at Gatorland, near Orlando
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Most Amazing Golf Courses Around the World

Emily Wilson ·
Golf is a sport that has been recently gaining popularity across the world. Originating from 15th century Scotland, the modern game of golf started to be played at tournaments from mid 19th century. Today, the four biggest tournaments are: The British Open, The Masters, the US Open, and the PGA Championship, the last three of which are players in the United States. However, more and more people are not attracted to golf because of the lure of a professional career, although the victory money...
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A long weekend in historic Charlottesville

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a trip that takes in not only the town itself, but the nearby home of Thomas Jefferson.
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January 2, 2019: Camouflaged in the Everglades

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger comes across a well-camouflaged alligator at late dusk in Everglades National Park.
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Re: Canada gets birthday present: Named as top destination

DrFumblefinger ·
There's a lot happening in Canada in 2017, so come and visit, eh?
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Re: June 23, 2020: The Lone Cypress, Monterey

GarryRF ·
A beautiful example of Nature surviving in the most extreme conditions. I've not seen this tree before. At first glance I saw a well manicured Bonsai Tree. But I would resist the temptation to keep it trimmed.
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Re: Ascending Mount Whitney (part 1 of 2)

Marilyn Jones ·
Gorgeous photos!!
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Re: Ascending Mount Whitney (part 1 of 2)

PortMoresby ·
If there's an upside to all of us stuck at home, it's the stories we might not otherwise have had the opportunity to enjoy, like this one.
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Ascending Mount Whitney (part 1 of 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger recounts the details of his backpacking adventure taking him to the summit of California's Mt. Whitney — the tallest peak in the lower 48 states.
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