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British Library Unites Last Copies of the Magna Carta

Travel Rob ·
The British Library will unify the last four remaining copies of the Magna Carta on February 3 for the first time as Britain celebrates the 800-year anniversary of the constitutional charter. They handed out 1,215 tickets to see all four documents to...
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Concerns Over Safety Standards Grow After Balloon Accident in Cappadocia,Turkey

Travel Rob ·
A hot air balloon crashed in Guvercinlik Valley on Wednesday, killing one man and leaving another in critical condition.   This marks the third crash since 2009 in Cappadocia  and there are rising concerns about ballooning safety standards...
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Hyatt Latest Chain to Announce Free Wifi

Travel Rob ·
Starting in February, Hyatt will offer free wifi to all hotel guests at its properties .   Earlier this year ,Marriott announced free wifi but for members of its loyalty rewards program.   Read More:  ...
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A visit to Normandy: exploring the D-Day beaches

DrFumblefinger ·
True to its history, our visit to the coast of Normandy was cool, windy and wet -- but that's how it's been for thousands of years.  Many an armada was delayed in leaving or landing on these shores because of inclement weather, including the...
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The Valley Island of Maui: 2) Haleakala National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Volcanoes never cease to fascinate me!  Something about their massive size and primal earth shaping power appeals to my sense of curiosity and awe.  So it’s not surprising that I find Haleakala to be Maui’s most interesting place...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

DrFumblefinger ·
Preamble:This is the first in a series of posts featuring my travels to Sri Lanka.  My visits to this island centered around seeing my favorite author and dear friend, futurist Sir Arthur C. Clarke.  During every one of these visits I made a...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1b). Visiting Sir Arthur C. Clarke

DrFumblefinger ·
Part 1a of this blog series discussed the city of Colombo.  This post focuses on its most famous resident, Sir Arthur C. Clarke   (Sir Arthur, at a desk.  An email addict, he loved the power of computers)   Much of my time in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 5, 2013: Crown Jewels, Vienna, Austria

DrFumblefinger ·
t  The Schatzkammer, or Imperial Treasury, is part of the Hapsburg Palace complex (adjoining the Swiss Court) in central Vienna.  Here you'll find the Crown jewels and other fascinating treasures of Austria (including an...
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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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Chicago — City of Skyscrapers & Cloud Gate

DrFumblefinger ·
Like the monolith in Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke’s monumental film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, “Cloud Gate” looks like an alien object dropped onto a terrestrial landscape (not the African Savannah, but rather into...
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The "Noah's Ark" airport

DrFumblefinger ·
We normally think of airports as people places, but Frankfurt's airport handles twice as many animals as people each year, and it's a very busy people airport!  Everything from horses to fish to rare exotic creatures.  An interesting piece...
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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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Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier?

Travel Rob ·
Canadian  Bombardier is trying to break into the narrow-body passenger jet market controlled by Boeing and Airbus . Their CS100  is scheduled to be released in the second half of this year and t heir longer CS300 is to follow six months...
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A summer trip to Valencia, Spain

Andre Pur ·
Last Summer, in 2014, I went on an internship program in Valencia, Spain. My internship took place in a nice hotel near the center of the town and lasted 3 months.  While I was there I could visit and enjoy many touristic points while also...
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Dreamliners are Driving Boeing's Growth in 2015

Travel Rob ·
Boeing deliveries rose 14 percent the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter last year. That growth was driven mostly by increases in 787 and 737 production. The  delivery of 30 787 Dreamliners in 2015 is a highlight .Boeings bet big...
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Will Social Media Change Spring Break?

Travel Rob ·
The Nikki Beach hotel on the island of Phucket in Southern Thailand faced severe criticism  when posting the above photo on their Facebook page showing a baby elephant near a pool with party goers and one riding on top.   Read more:...
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The most beautiful bookstore in the world? A visit to El Ateneo, Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
Those who are frequent visitors to TravelGumbo.com know that many of our contributors love books.  We make a point of visiting libraries and bookstores during our travels although sometimes these visits happen by accident.  So it was when I...
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Pompeii frescoes, stolen in 1957, return to Italy

PHeymont ·
Three frescoes, missing from Pompeii since 1957 have turned up in the U.S., and been returned to Italy. They are part of a larger trove; a number of other pieces have already been recovered.   These three apparently spent the past almost-60 years...
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The Colby Trophy Room, Museum of Science, Boston (Where Gumbo was #116)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting the interesting Museum of Science in Boston.  It's especially a great museum to explore with children, but fun for everyone!  There are many fascinating exhibits and demonstrations that take a full day to...
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Norwegian Cruise Lines Wants $4 More a Day Per Passenger

Travel Rob ·
Norwegian Cruise Lines' chief executive officer, Frank Del Rio,  goal is to double per share income and return on invested capital in  three years. To do that ,he wants to increase profits from existing ships and curtail discounts .Mainly he...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 12, 2015: King Kamehameha Statue, Kapaau, Hawaii Island, Hawaii

Ottoman ·
King Kamehameha I (1758 - 1819) conquered the Hawaiian Islands and united them to formally establish the Kingdom of Hawai ʻ i in 1810, thus founding the Kamehameha Dynasty. By developing alliances with the major Pacific colonial powers, Kamehameha...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 23, 2015: The 1903 Wright Flyer, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.

Ottoman ·
  I heard a joke once that said "Y'know the Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.?  They actually have stuff in there!"  Case-in-point, the 1903 Wright Flyer.  Many reproductions of the Wright Flyer have been made, but this is...
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The Lure of Stonehenge

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten Hines shares thoughts and memories, and great photos of a visit to Salisbury Plain.
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September 26, 2017: Saltburn by Night.

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Night views of Saltburn give a different outlook to this Victorian North Yorkshire coastal town. Photos by Paul Hunter.
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May 11, 2017: Spring Ice Storm, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Ottoman ·
It's spring, and if you live in the Great White North, you never know what type of weather Mother Nature will spring on you.
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Why Zurich Is The Place To Be In Summer

Roger T ·
Roger T makes an excellent case why Zurich (especially during its short but beautiful summer) should be on your travel list!
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House panel votes big changes for FAA

PHeymont ·
The House Transportation Committee is working on the FAA appropriation bill, and is proposing a slew of new rules to go with it.
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Río Piedras and The University of Puerto Rico

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a visit to the University of Puerto Rico, and the town and market of Rio Piedras.
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Oysters R in Season—in vending machine!

PHeymont ·
A pair of oyster farmers in western France have come up with a 24/7 self-service option for their customers.
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Ala Moana Center, Waikiki: World's Largest Open-Air Mall

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us to Hawaii's biggest shopping mall, which is also the largest open air mall anywhere.
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Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh (Where Gumbo was #209)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting George G's home city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, specifically the Carnegie Science Center.
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The Burgess Shale, Stanley Glacier, Kootenay National Park (Where Gumbo was #211)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the fossil rich deposits of the Burgess Shale. These are at a newly discovered site in the Stanley Glacier basin of Kootenay National Park.
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Saltburn by the Sea, North Yorkshire

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter has visited Saltburn since his childhood, and finds it still holds its Victorian charm.
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Panmure Island Lighthouse, Prince Edward Island

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us a lighthouse in P.E. I. with one of the most spectacular views he's ever seen.
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Majorca: A haven for abandoned inflatables

PHeymont ·
With families abandoning hundreds of water toys when vacation's over, a Majorca hotel has found them a home...and plenty of publicity
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French Innovation: Are you ready for flavored oysters?

PHeymont ·
A French oyster farmer is selling oysters infused with fruit, wine and spice flavors, and has plans for more. R they in season?
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Dec. 6, 2017: St. Bartholomä Church on Königssee, Germany

George G. ·
George G shares a photo of a lovely church on the Königssee in Germany.
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Diamond Head State Monument, Oahu (Where Gumbo Was #230)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Oahu's most famous landmark, Diamond Head, an extinct volcanic crater adjoining Honolulu. Our puzzle clues took us up the path to the rim of the crater, with its splendid views of Oahu and especially Waikiki beach.
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Paris de cinq à sept

PHeymont ·
A gallery of photos taken in Paris as day gives way to evening.
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Car Emblems and Hood Ornaments

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger became intrigued by the emblems and ornamentation of some of the old cars he saw when he visited the National Automobile Museum in Reno
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It was inevitable: Brand-name masks

PHeymont ·
Now, for a price, you can wear favorite characters on your face. Some may think it's just ducky, but others might find it Goofy.
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EU starts to OK airline bailouts

PHeymont ·
Air France has been approved by the EU for €7 billion in government loans and guarantees, and other governments and airlines may follow suit.
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Things you should do in Singapore

khush ·
Singapore is a tiny island and may be smaller than many major cities around the world, but this country has succeeded to create a high level of discipline among its people and is today being looked up upon across the world. However, don’t let the country’s inclination for law frighten you. Singapore can promise can extraordinary vacation, as long as you follow certain simple tips that will make your tour much more enjoyable. 1. Throw your litter into the bin Though this is quite a basic...
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Tips for Your First White Water Rafting Trip

Darren Wilson ·
Darren shares some reasons and background on whitewater rafting (sponsored content)
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The Many Lives of Brooklyn's Industry City

PHeymont ·
PHeymont visits a Brooklyn phoenix. After 125 years, the the world's first integrated industrial park and transport park lives on.
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Union Square Holiday Market - Annual New York Tradition

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband spent some time in New York City last Christmas. It was magical and they loved walking around the Union Square Holiday Market. It is a New York City tradition.
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Tacoma: Making your own Christmas ornaments

Kai Rambow ·
Join Kai Rambow on a visit to a colorful workshop where participants make their own glass Christmas tree ornaments.
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Hearst Castle (Where Gumbo was #356)

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo was visiting Hearst Castle, the famous publisher's favorite place, and now open to the public.
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NYC Transit Museum: An urban railfan's heaven

PHeymont ·
Housed in an old subway station in Downtown Brooklyn, the Transit Museum tells as much about the city's history as it does about trains.
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