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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 8, 2015: Statue of Elvis Presley, Beale Street, Memphis, TN

DrFumblefinger ·
Great pictures, Ottoman! And for rock'n'roll fans, a special day. Elvis at 80 is a little hard to imagine, but I'm sure were he alive he would just crack a joke about it. TravelGumbo is doing a series on Elvis destinations in the south next month, so keep an eye out for that!
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Re: Aw shucks. Danes are no longer the World's Happiest People

PortMoresby ·
The idea that the Danes, and other Scandinavians, are the happiest people has always puzzled me. A Canadian friend, who lived in Denmark for decades, described them as the most depressed people, with the social problems that come with such conditions. It makes me wonder if the criteria for such lists & studies have little to do with conditions "on the ground".
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Re: Aw shucks. Danes are no longer the World's Happiest People

DrFumblefinger ·
I do know that the further north people live, the less daylight they have in the winter, the higher the rate of depression. For example, Alaska has a high winter suicide rate at least in part because it is so gloomy there half of the year. The same, I would think, is true of the Nordic folks. My perception of these sorts of lists is that they represent things that "should make you happy", much like our friends, the Eloi. What are some of the things that make me happy? An evening with good...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PortMoresby ·
I think updates of this picture should be a recurring reminder of the seasons. Add coats to the chair, take them away. Add hot beverages, change to cold. And in fits of summer euphoria, add bathing suits, take them away... I'll be watching!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PHeymont ·
I'd volunteer for the assignment, but the picture dates to 2008, and I'm sure the owner of the chair has moved it....
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PortMoresby ·
I think we'd all accept a re-creation then, Backyard Beach Babylon. A truckload of sand, a backdrop, stuffed birds that could change with the seasons to simulate migration for more interest. Your fans await. Or, your fan awaits?
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 8, 2015: Statue of Elvis Presley, Beale Street, Memphis, TN

Ottoman ·
  Today is Elvis Presley's eightieth birthday.  In honor of this event, it seemed fitting to do a Picture of the Day dedicated to "The King".  I came across this attractive bronze statue of Elvis on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee....
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Feb. 26, 2020: Welcome to New Mexico

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some pictures of the Road Signs she saw while traveling to New Mexico last October.
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Aw shucks. Danes are no longer the World's Happiest People

DrFumblefinger ·
  What is happiness?  How does one measure it?  How does one compare it?  Is striving and working hard to a goal you attain something that makes you happy, despite the pain for the gain?  Or does living in mom and dad's...
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Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. She says it is one of the best Hyatt Brand Resorts she has visited.
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Feb. 13, 2019: Valentines Day - Seattle , WA

Samantha ·
Samantha shares a Valentines day pic and says Happy Vanentine's Day everyone.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PHeymont ·
Happy New Year from the TravelGumbo Gurus and friends! Sure, it's cold now, and seems like months to go to Spring, but keep this hopeful feathered friend and the beach in mind and it will help the time pass. This picture is from an early...
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Danes: World's happiest and Europe's most wasteful?

PHeymont ·
Denmark's on a roll, returning to the top of the World Happiness Survey, but it's also gotten marks as Europe's most wasteful nation. Is that fair?
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Many Happy Returns! German company rents Christmas trees

PHeymont ·
For those who hate to have a cut-down tree and then throw it out, but can't bring themselves to love an artificial tree, Germany's Happy Tree company has a solution. They'll rent you a festive tree, and then take it back after the holiday. A startup last year when they rented 400 trees to customers in Cologne and Dusseldorf, this year they are aiming at 3000, in 12 cities, including Hamburg, Bremen and Hannover. Last year, about 75% of the trees survived the holidays; the company is aiming...
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“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us”

Samantha ·
Samantha takes a moment to share her philosophy as a traveler, and what travel brings us.
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Harvest Display, Sherman Gardens

DrFumblefinger ·
A very Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from your TravelGumbo team!
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