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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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Scenes from Death Valley National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some photos from a past journey to California's Death Valley.
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Oct. 21, 2019: Plage de la Marina, After the Storm

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits the beach after Dorian hits and sees a much different but beautiful shore.
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Climate change threatening airports

PHeymont ·
Climate change is starting to threaten major airports around the world. In San Francisco, it's leading to a billion-dollar project that will affect ticket prices.
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December 29, 2019: After the Ice Storm

Jonathan L ·
An Ice storm hit NYC, and Jonathan L went to document it.
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February 23, 2020: Storm over the Everglades

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some snapshots of rain clouds he saw gathering over Everglades Natiional Park.
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March 12, 2020: Storm over Salt Lake City

DrFumblefinger ·
Desert storms, while not that common, move quickly and can dump a lot of water in a short period of time.
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Storm brings 'ghost ship' to Irish coast

PHeymont ·
Two years after it was abandoned, an unmanned ship is ship-wrecked on the coast of Ireland.
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Glacier National Park, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
“ Far away in northwestern Montana, hidden from view by clustering mountain peaks, lies an unmapped corner – the Crown of the Continent .”    George Bird Grinnell (1901)   It’s hard for someone who loves being in...
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Erika headed for Florida; airlines waive change fees

PHeymont ·
Despite weakening considerably during Saturday, Tropical Storm Erika appears increasingly likely to give Florida grief early this week, and airlines are offering customers with flights in and out of the area a waiver of fees on changes based on the...
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Erika Update: Storm causes cruise changes and cancellations

PHeymont ·
Tropical Storm Erika has been downgraded, but her effect on the Caribbean cruise industry continues, bringing changes to cruise itineraries, and cancelling some port calls, although some cruises are now slated to resume their original plans.  ...
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Ultimate outdoor vacation: a year without walls

PHeymont ·
Photo: Instagram   A Norwegian couple has just finished the real outdoorfolks' dream: they've spent the last year in Norway's Arctic regions, sleeping in tents and improvised shelters, and living off the land.   The couple, Elise Theoline...
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Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PHeymont ·
This week, Gumbo was hanging out at what might be called the capital of Romantic Germany, Heidelberg Castle. It’s among the most important Renaissance structures north of Italy, and one of the foundations of Heidelberg’s tourist industry....
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JetBlue chips in to grow blue potatoes at airport

PHeymont ·
  When an airline is as fascinated with its colorful name as JetBlue is, down to serving blue-potato chips on every flight, it might be a surprise to find that they're also obsessed with green. But  JetBlue, which already installed an open...
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Monochrome

Ian Cook ·
We're happy to have the work of many fine photographers featured on the website, including Ian Cook's. Ian is a superb photographer whose work often focuses on Northumberland in England. This gallery features beautiful monochrome images.
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Joaquin shifts cruise itineraries, may affect flights

PHeymont ·
Four cruise lines have made changes in itineraries in the Caribbean for the next few days because of Hurricane Joaquin, which is presently centered over the Bahamas, and will likely be in the area throughout Friday before moving north.   The...
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April 26, 2018: Kilchurn Castle, Scotland.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares the history of Kilchurn Castle in the Scottish Highlands, along with some memorable monochrome images.
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Cadiz: Huge storm reveals lost Roman ruins

PHeymont ·
In the aftermath of last week's huge storm in Europe, Cadiz discovers new Roman ruins along its beachfront
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Horse Carriages and Cape Disappointment

Jonathan L ·
A varied day in the Northwest with Jonathan L, including museums and scenic beauty.
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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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Noah's Ark runs aground in Dutch port

PHeymont ·
No, really. A full-sized replica, torn loose from its moorings by a storm in Urk, Netherlands.
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June 28, 2018: Godbeams over eastern Oregon

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some photos of light breaking through clouds over northeastern Oregon.
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Cruise lines getting ready for hurricane season

PHeymont ·
With another active hurricane season projected by NOAA, cruise companies are preparing to be nimble in their responses.
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May 30, 2018: Winter, Asbury Park, New Jersey

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L shares a winter view of a summer destination: snow-covered beaches in Asbury Park, New Jersey
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Jersey Shore in Winter

Jonathan L ·
In summer, hundreds of thousands "go down the shore," but Jonathan L shows us it's worth a winter visit as well.
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June 21, 2018: Costa Verde, Cuba

GarryRF ·
Getting all the boats and cats in before the storm hits. Cuba, like Florida , has amazing and contrasting weather. All in one day.
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A Rainy Day in Santiago

Marilyn Jones ·
Veteran traveler Marilyn Jones turns a rainy day on the road into a busy day of varied sights.
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February 12, 2018: Views of Ushuaia

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some scenic views of Ushuaia, the southern most city in the world and the closest deep water port to Antarctica.
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March 13, 2018: Snow from the East... North Yorkshire.

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter shares some beautiful winter landscape photos of an unexpected snow storm in North Yorkshire.
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A Visit to the National Museum of Women in the Arts

George G. ·
George G shares some of the artistic treats he saw at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC.
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Park Service backs off big fee hikes

PHeymont ·
After a storm of criticism, the National Park Service opts for a much smaller jump in park entrance fees.
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A Day in Truckee

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger stops in the historic railroad city of Truckee, situated in eastern California near Reno. He found a pretty and nicely preserved community that was a pleasant place to explore.
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Gold Country, California: Grass Valley

PortMoresby ·
  We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, knowing the place for the first time.   These words on a mural overlooking a parking lot in Grass Valley pretty much sum up the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 26, 2014: Burma, Into the Storm

PortMoresby ·
  Or it could be titled ‘Homage à Jim’, this may be my favorite picture of my travel pal.  For some reason, he didn't invite me on his own trips, which tended to be more athletic (like climbing Kilimanjaro) but he never...
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Pesuta Shipwreck, Naikoon Provincial Park, Haida-Gwaii, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
There are few things that liven up a hiking day more than stumbling on a shipwreck.  At least that’s my life’s experience (based on this one wreck)!  One of my most interesting back-country backpacking experiences was...
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Delta Hangs Up on Inflight Calling

PHeymont ·
Now that you can keep your devices on gate-to-gate, attention has turned to inflight calling. Since the FCC announced it's getting ready to legalize inflight calls there's been a storm of controversy, with many saying they don't want to spend 8 hours...
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Trainer for Day: Dolphinarium, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Lestertheinvestor ·
  Just outside of Puerto Vallarta, set along the Bay, is a large aquatic facility, housing dolphins and several sea lions, along with a few other exotic animals. There are many opportunities to interact with the sea life, but we chose to do the...
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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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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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Madrid's Atocha Station: Where Gumbo Was (#43)

PHeymont ·
No, not a king's arboretum, or the Budapest palm house. And not in the Mid-Atlantic region. PortMoresby came closest when she suggested an airport, possibly in southern Spain. It's actually the main long-distance waiting room of Madrid's Atocha...
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Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

DrFumblefinger ·
It's not every day a traveler has to deal with a hurricane -- especially when vacationing in the South Pacific.  My first brushes with one were exciting in a way, but tedious in most respects.     I've experienced a number of "natural...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 15, 2014: Deck Chairs Aboard QM2

IslandMan ·
  empty deck chairs on the QM2   When we think about cruising the seas aboard a luxury liner, we conjure up images of stately cabins, five star dining, deck quoits, sitting by the pool, dancing till dawn and exotic ports of call. Well, I...
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Brooklyn Museum: Depth, Variety, Whimsy

PHeymont ·
PHeymont visits a giant of a museum that only seems small by comparison with other New York museums.
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October 10, 2016: Fall Colors, Crowsnest Pass

DrFumblefinger ·
Drove through the Crowsnest Pass this past weekend and the fall colors were starting to take shape. Birch and aspen were a beautiful golden, and the tamaracks also starting their fall transition. A clearing storm added some contrast to the beautiful scenery. One of my favorite drives anywhere!
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Oct. 15, 2016: Autumn Storms

GarryRF ·
An early Autumn storm seen over Liverpool Bay by GarryRF puts an end to summer and summer flowers.
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Norway told: Too many hikers on fragile trails

PHeymont ·
Norwegian officials and outdoor groups are concerned about the exploding numbers of visitors to fragile environments, and are asking for limits.
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September 27, 2016: The Rock on Victoria Beach

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares photos of a lovely beach, and the mystery of a large boulder suddenly appeared on it.
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Sept. 26, 2016: Storm over Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

ViewFromTheChairPhotography ·
The drama of a storm, captured in a series of photos by ViewFromTheChair.
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Reykjavik goes 'lights out' for Northern Lights

PHeymont ·
Reykjavik called on residents of the Icelandic capital to turn off their lights for a night to improve viewing of the Aurora Borealis.
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Hurricane cancels hundreds of flights, cruises

PHeymont ·
If you were going somewhere soon...check your carrier. Storm-related cancellations affect operations in other areas as well.
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