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Re: Greenland from six miles high!

Racing_snake ·
I agree it's a spectacular sight not to be missed and that there's more to Greenland that just the ice sheet. 2014 will see me on my 7th month-long visit in the last 9 years. I will again hike alone from Sisimiut on the west coast to a location north east of Kangerlussuaq (something like 110 - 120 miles) and then join colleagues doing wild goose research. By all means aim to set foot on the ground there and enjoy camping in the remote arctic landscape - being alone out there is a unique...
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Re: Greenland from six miles high!

Racing_snake ·
Originally Posted by DrFumblefinger: The world's climate has a history of change. Ice ages have come and gone. Who knows what tomorrow's weather will be, much less next century's? But I do know the folks in Greenland would appreciate a little warming there. As I look out at the snow in my backyard today, Canada could use a little, too. If you look at the rate of retreat of Sermeq kujalleq, 2012's big thaw and recent GRACE satellite data analysis on mass loss, I think warming is the last...
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Re: Greenland from six miles high!

Former Member ·
Exactly the sort of thing that I am talking about on this other thread Please Don't Shut the Shade ! The view out the window beats the movie, every time.
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Re: Greenland from six miles high!

DrFumblefinger ·
Thank you for your comment, voyager. I shut the shade if it's clouded over, but I still peak form time to time. I shut the shade when we're over the ocean or if it's dark outside. But if the flight is over a scenic place, I like to study the geography and try to figure out where I am. It's interesting, often beautiful, and I enjoy it.
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Re: Greenland from six miles high!

Former Member ·
Dark is not the end of the show. I have seen streaking meteors flash in view. There have been times when I could see a part of the Milky Way or had a view of the Big Dipper. Over the ocean, I have seen flotillas of fishing boats off of places like Newfoundland. Even at night, you can see the lights of the boats bobbing. Once, I even saw a pod of whales in the channel off of Molokai. I peek every chance that I get. You never know what you will see.
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Re: Greenland from six miles high!

GarryRF ·
The Vikings were the first to live in Greenland - they described it as a "Green and pleasant land - with pastures and animals" Maybe when we get some serious Global Warming we'll all go back with our Cameras and the latest Frommers' Guide .... Greenland - Land of the Surfers and the 24 Hour Sun
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Re: Greenland from six miles high!

DrFumblefinger ·
The world's climate has a history of change. Ice ages have come and gone. Who knows what tomorrow's weather will be, much less next century's? But I do know the folks in Greenland would appreciate a little warming there. As I look out at the snow in my backyard today, Canada could use a little, too.
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Re: Route 66 - Pasadena to Needles

IslandMan ·
Thanks for the journey, JL. This one has been on my wish list for some time. I do intend to make it one day. Also love the Bagdad Cafe. I remember the movie, it was one of those cult classics that, like you said, went almost unnoticed. Good to know the buildings are still there.
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Re: Route 66 - Pasadena to Needles

PHeymont ·
I've only had the pleasure of a small part of the road (east of Flagstaff and yes, passing that corner in Winslow, Arizona, but Route 66 is pretty much the symbol of the feeling so many of us have, of wanting to discover a past still visible in the present, and worth holding onto. Another good book for "shunpikers" is George Cantor's "Where the Old Roads Go: Driving the First Federal Highways of the Northeast." It's an easy and rewarding read even if you're not setting out on Rte 6, Rte 20,...
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Re: Route 66 - Pasadena to Needles

NonstopFromJFK ·
The bottle tree ranch is so awesome! I love the whimsical western town charm - I hope I'll get to do a road trip like that one day.
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Re: Route 66 - Pasadena to Needles

PortMoresby ·
I n the mid-90s the National Park Service sent a team of professionals to do a survey of surviving road and features of the entire route, Chicago to the Santa Monica Pier, with my husband as illustrator for the report. I don't know if it's generally available but it might be interesting reading for someone with more than a casual interest.
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Re: "Pops" is a New Route 66 Icon

Travel Rob ·
Thanks Marilyn! This place looks so cool. I love trying unique soda and will have to get there someday.
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Re: "Pops" is a New Route 66 Icon

PHeymont ·
Gonna get your kicks on Route 66?
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Re: "Pops" is a New Route 66 Icon

Samantha ·
Marilyn, thanks for sharing this. So cool. We have been on Route 66 before, but not on that part. Will definitely have to do that someday. Have you been to to Coca Cola factory in Atlanta? Love it!. Thanks again for sharing this.
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Re: "Pops" is a New Route 66 Icon

Jonathan L ·
A wonderful piece. I loved my route 66 trip from LA to Alb. I look forward to driving the rest of it soon.
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Re: "Pops" is a New Route 66 Icon

GarryRF ·
Cola is the biggest selling drink in every country in the world. Except one - any ideas ?
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Re: "Pops" is a New Route 66 Icon

DrFumblefinger ·
I suspect you're probably referring to a beer-consuming country, GarryRF, but there are so many.....The Aussies certainly come to mind.
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Re: "Pops" is a New Route 66 Icon

GarryRF ·
Cola outsells beer in every country. But this country is famous for an alcoholic drink- but not for beer So we're looking for a "soft" drink - as we call it. (Non-Alcoholic)
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Re: "Pops" is a New Route 66 Icon

TravelGirlJenn ·
I THINK I know which one and only because my neighbor is from this country and was talking about it recently. So I'm going to guess...Scotland because of Irn-Bru.
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Re: "Pops" is a New Route 66 Icon

GarryRF ·
Iron Brew it is. Made in Scotland. From Girders. (So the ad says) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGyKpx12d_E TravelGirlJenn. Love that quote on your comment. Since I bought a TomTom with US maps on I've been seeing a new America. I can now get lost on my annual road trip around the US and the places I've found are amazing. I just follow my curiosity. And near the end of the day I ask my English speaking lady to take me home. And she says "Keep right and join the Motorway" Love it !
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Re: "Pops" is a New Route 66 Icon

Jonathan L ·
Ah Iron-bru! that nasty bubble flavored stuff that is the favorite drink of Detective Rebus. Only in Scotland!
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Re: Strasbourg & Route Du Vin

PHeymont ·
We had a two-day flying visit to Strasbourg (pre-TGV) a few years ago and loved it...and now you've pushed it way high up the re-visit list! Thanks...
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Re: Strasbourg & Route Du Vin

Travel Rob ·
Wonderful photos and descriptions! I'll be adding Strasbourg to my travel list!
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Re: Strasbourg & Route Du Vin

DrFumblefinger ·
What a beautiful and great destination! I've also not visited it before but it's definitely on my radar. How much time would you recommend for a first time visit?
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Re: Strasbourg & Route Du Vin

HistoryDigger ·
DrFumblefinger— A few days could be enough in Strasbourg itself, but if you want to tour the vineyards, I'd stay a week in the area. You could stay two nights in Strasbourg and then a night or two in Riquewihr and beyond. And I'd suggest renting a car to go at your own pace. For my next trip, I will plan at least full week in the region because I want to stop at the vineyards and visit more of the museums. And don't forget Chateau Haut Koenigsburg.
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Re: Historic Route 66 (pt 4) - Gallup to Albuquerque

DrFumblefinger ·
I love scenery like this! That natural bridge was unknown to me, but something else I now need to go see. Thanks for sharing it.
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Historic Route 66 (pt 4) - Gallup to Albuquerque

Jonathan L ·
The last leg of my journey on Route 66 was from Gallup to Albuquerque. The is a lot to see on this leg, but I rushed to meet The Amazing Ms. D ,who was flying in to Albuquerque for a writers workshop. Therefore I only had time for one thing. I chose...
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Visiting Patagonia. 3) Los Glaciares National Park: Perito Moreno Glacier

DrFumblefinger ·
  Our adventure in Patagonia is just beginning!  We're going to start visiting and exploring those places people travel thousands of miles to see.   El Calafate may be a pretty little town but no one comes to Patagonia just to see it....
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A Day in Chartres

DrFumblefinger ·
  If you’re looking for a nice escape from the crowds and chaos of Paris, consider heading to the small city of Chartres for a day or two.  Situated 60 miles (96 km) southwest of Paris, just an hour’s train ride from the...
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JetBlue Sale: NYC to Albuquerque $176 RT Total

Travel Rob ·
This is a great nonstop round trip fare from New York to Albuquerque. $176 round trip total .Search JetBlue for dates .   www.jetblue.com   Sample date : Jan 29 - Feb. 5, 2015   1 traveler round trip: New York City area (NYC) to ...
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(More) Signs of Boston

DrFumblefinger ·
Those of you who are regular readers of TravelGumbo know that I like to collect photos of signs.  I've come to find that signs tell us much about a destination and the people who inhabit it.   Boston was filled with artistic, clever and...
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Delta adds Medellin and Cartagena to S.A. service

PHeymont ·
Delta, which is working with Aeromexico to expand its reach in Mexico, is also extending its route network to include two more cities in Colombia, Medellin and Cartagena. Flights to the two cities from Atlanta will start in December, with a daily...
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When do we want it? Now! What do we want? Read on...

PHeymont ·
But does it have WiFi?   A new survey tells us that WiFi is holding its place as the #1 desired hotel amenity—but not as many people listed it as #1 as last year. Breakfast held #2. And almost nobody cares about the mini-bar with its...
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Route 66 - Pasadena to Needles

Jonathan L ·
Last summer I had the opportunity to do something I had always wanted to do - drive a significant portion of Route 66. Having spent 4 days in LA, I started a drive to Albuquerque to meet up with  The Amazing Ms. D. Instead of rushing down the...
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Historic Route 66 (pt 2) - Needles CA to Flagstaff AZ

Jonathan L ·
Leaving Needles CA, I drove a route that is a MUST DRIVE if you are the kind of person that loves road trips. The main portion of my day was spent on the longest continuous stretch of the original Route 66 that is still in place - From Topock AZ to...
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Historic Route 66 (pt 3) - Flagstaff to Gallup

Jonathan L ·
The next leg of my trip was the shortest distance I had to drive, but it took the longest time. There was a lot to see along the way.   Flagstaff AZ I was last in Flagstaff 20 years ago. It was a dismal depressed town in which nothing was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 15, 2015: Elbow Falls

Still Country Photo ·
  This is what Elbow Falls used to look like.  I'm not sure what they look like now as it is still difficult to get out there since all of the destruction.  I have heard that the change is quite dramatic.    Elbow Falls...
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Unusual Itinerary: cruise to circle South America

PHeymont ·
A more-than-two-month cruise that includes the Amazon, fjords and the Falklands will sail in 2019.
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September 14, 2017: Cars Land, Disney California Adventure Park

Ottoman ·
Inspired by the Disney·Pixar franchise "Cars", Disney brings Radiator Springs to life in "Cars Land" at Disney California Adventure Park.
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Dubai Museum (Where Gumbo Was #219)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the Dubai Museum in the United Arab Emirates. The Museum is housed in an old 18th century fort, the oldest building in the city, and contains a large variety of exhibits which document the history of the region.
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A Visit to the Al Ain Zoo, U.A.E

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger was pleasantly surprised to find a lovely first-class zoo in the middle of the desert, near the oasis city of Al Ain.
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Gangaramaya Temple, Colombo (Where Gumbo was #223)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the lovely Gangaramaya Buddhist temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The temple is a popular site for tourists to visit when in the nation's capitol and has a fascinating museum displaying items donated to the temple by the faithful.
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Vienna's UNESCO status under threat

PHeymont ·
Plans for new towers near Vienna's historic core have led a UNESCO committee to warn that the area could lose its heritage status
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Pettah Market, Colombo

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares a visit to Colombo's Pettah market, one of the largest in the city.
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Catania Market, Sicily. Part 3, Meat, Cheese and the Rest

DrFumblefinger ·
Our visit to Catania's famous market concludes with a look at some of its meat items, cheeses and bulk foods.
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Venice: Underwater, but Undivided

PHeymont ·
For the fifth time in 40 years, a vote to split Venice from its mainalnd parts fails, this time because of low turnout.
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High Road to Taos Scenic Byway, New Mexico Highlands

Jonathan L ·
Join Jonathan L off the main road through the New Mexico Highlands
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Florida's Unique Coral Castle (Where Gumbo was #359)

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the unsual "Coral Castle" in southern Florida. The place was crafted of coral rock over a thirty-year period by a single man.
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May 6, 2020: Baird's Tapir, Costa Rica

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger was lucky enough to see this tapir while traveling on a river in the Caribbean region of Costa Rica. It is considered rare and endangered.
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British Air/Iberia buys Air Europa

PHeymont ·
IAG adds Air Europa, strengthening its reach to South America and adding to Madrid's status as a hub.
 
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