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Re: What if the exit row weren't a row?

PortMoresby ·
Maybe the overhead bins have, as they say, been binned. Back to the days when it was considered a luxury to let someone else handle one's luggage. I still think it is.
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Re: What if the exit row weren't a row?

DrFumblefinger ·
I think that seating arrangement would work well in zero gravity. Think of the PanAm space cruises in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Unless planes will be designed in a flying saucer shape, I can't envision what the Europeans are planning.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 14, 2014: The CN Tower, Toronto, Ontario

Travel Luver ·
Have you ever walked on that transparent floor? I think it would be terrifying!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 14, 2014: The CN Tower, Toronto, Ontario

Ottoman ·
Hi Travel Luver! Yes, I have walked on the transparent floor many years ago (pre-digital photography era, which reminds me that I need to get those slides transferred to digital). Unfortunately on this last trip to the CN Tower I did not have time to take the ride up to the observation deck. It probably goes without saying that if you are afraid of heights, the observation deck of the CN Tower may not be the attraction for you. Your adventure begins with a long but quick elevator ride to the...
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What if the exit row weren't a row?

PHeymont ·
That's the kind of question that comes to mind at first glance at an idea Airbus has asked a patent for...a circular seating arrangement, in tiers. OK, that's a little hard to grasp, so here's a drawing submitted with the patent application.  ...
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Move over, Siri: Guðmundur has Iceland answers.

PHeymont ·
What Iceland is billing as "the World's First Human Search Engine" has been launched. Seven Icelanders, each named  Guðmundur or Guðmunda, and each expert in his or her home region of Iceland, are taking questions via social media and...
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October 12, 2017: Disneyland Monorail System, California

Ottoman ·
Ottoman has a look at the pioneering transportation system of Disneyland.
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Spain facing rail strikes next month

PHeymont ·
Spain's rail system, Renfe, is facing strikes next month by two key unions, the train drivers (SEMAF) and maintenance workers (CCOO). In both cases, contract negotiations are involved.   The engineers have called two one-day strikes and a two-day...
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Smithsonian highlights 500-year-old 'Great Inka Road'

PHeymont ·
  The Great Inka Road, an engineering marvel, 24,000 miles long and passing through 6 Latin American countries, is the focus of a new two-year exhibit that opened this week at the Smithsonian's Museum of the American Indian in Washington.  ...
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London to Sydney in 4 hours? Just maybe...

PHeymont ·
Does anyone really believe that's possible: UK to Australia between breakfast and lunch? Apparently the British government considers it worth some money to find out; it's invested  £60 million ($92.2 million) in grants to a company...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 14, 2014: The CN Tower, Toronto, Ontario

Ottoman ·
  The CN Tower (in French: "Tour CN") is a 553.33 m-high (1,815.4 ft) concrete communications and observation tower in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada .  Built on the former Railway Lands, construction on the CN Tower began on...
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Aug. 14, 2019: Ladder 10/Engine 10, NYC

Samantha ·
Samantha delays her first slice of New York pizza to visit another New York institution: the Fire Department
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National Automobile Museum, Turin, Italy (Where Gumbo was #327)

Professorabe ·
Gumbo was visiting the fascinating car collection on exhibit at MAUTO, Italy's National Automobile Museum, located in Turin.
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They Googled WHAT? 2015's Top 10 Travel Questions

PHeymont ·
You can google just about anything—note the lower case 'g'—but only Google is keeping track of what people are looking for, and releases annual lists  of the top searches in dozens of categories. For last year, the U.S. list of top travel questions seems very basic and location focused, whereas last year's top questions had more of a "How-To" flavor. Here's the 2015 list: What to pack for Cancun? Where is Disneyland? What airport is ORD When is whale watching season in San...
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Re: They Googled WHAT? 2015's Top 10 Travel Questions

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm a little surprised that Missoula made the cut. Nice small city to visit, but far from a main travel destination.
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Re: They Googled WHAT? 2015's Top 10 Travel Questions

PHeymont ·
These things are always puzzling...hard to see why Lamar Odom would be the all-world, all-year top choice, and to have ISIS, Putin, Obama not even listed there. As for Missoula...maybe people searched for that, while in larger cities the questions were spread over a wider assortment of topics than just "what to do in...?" Or, maybe...Missoula is the new Paris...I'm always the last to know...
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Re: They Googled WHAT? 2015's Top 10 Travel Questions

DrFumblefinger ·
No, Pheymont, Missoula is not the next Paris. But it is fun to visit and you're likely to see both elk and moose while there. We did a Missoula write up on TravelGumbo which you can find at this link: https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...na-home-of-grizzlies
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Re: National Automobile Museum, Turin, Italy (Where Gumbo was #327)

Travel Luver ·
Wow! a great selection of cars!
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Re: National Automobile Museum, Turin, Italy (Where Gumbo was #327)

DrFumblefinger ·
Agree with Travel Luver. Love all these beautiful cars, Professor! Thanks for sharing another gem from your travels abroad with all of us.
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Re: National Automobile Museum, Turin, Italy (Where Gumbo was #327)

George G. ·
Magnificent photo gallery. I'm partial to the 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300. Thanks for sharing such a great museum.
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Re: National Automobile Museum, Turin, Italy (Where Gumbo was #327)

Professorabe ·
Thank you very much for your kind comments. We left the visit to the museum till our last day in Turin and almost did not go. It would have been a source of regret for years to come.
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Engine Company 74

Jonathan L ·
As Jonathan L shows, the old fire houses in New York blend in to their surroundings
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