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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 25, 2015. St. Augustine, Florida

Travel Rob ·
The dining hall at Flagler College(in your last photo) is really something to see. The Tiffany Windows are incredible.I also love the concrete used to build Flagler college , former Hotel Ponce de Leon , made from the local coquina stone.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 25, 2015. St. Augustine, Florida

GarryRF ·
Do they still have horse and carriage rides there? The horses wore beautiful displays and looked really elegant in their finery. Is that where I saw the oldest wooden school in America ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 25, 2015. St. Augustine, Florida

Dr.Y ·
Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 25, 2015. St. Augustine, Florida

Marilyn Jones ·
Yes, they still have horse and carriage rides along the bay! So beautiful!! And yes, that's where you saw the Oldest Schoolhouse. It's such a lovely city!! Originally Posted by GarryRF: Do they still have horse and carriage rides there? The horses wore beautiful displays and looked really elegant in their finery. Is that where I saw the oldest wooden school in America ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 25, 2015. St. Augustine, Florida

TravelingCanuck ·
Thanks for the memories. I remember visiting St Augustine on a family vacation in the early 70s. My favorite sites were the old fort and the Ripleys museum.
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Re: Celebrating Natchez, Mississippi’s 300th Anniversary

DrFumblefinger ·
I've met some of the nicest people in my visits to Mississippi. Not been to Natchez yet, but the writing of Greg Iles and Marilyn Jones have really moved it up my bucket list! Thanks for this interesting piece, Marilyn. I learned a lot!
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Re: Celebrating Natchez, Mississippi’s 300th Anniversary

Marilyn Jones ·
Thank you DRFUMBLEFINGER. Over the years I have visited several Mississippi locations and you're right: friendly people and beautiful areas to explore. Natchez is one of my favorites.
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Re: How much is that in dog years? Greyhound hits 100!

Travel Rob ·
Greyhounds actual buses now are pretty good . i think its their bus stations that are in need of updating . I've also noticed if things go wrong ,it's very hard to get good customer service. Hopefully that will improve with MegaBus offering competition.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 25, 2015. St. Augustine, Florida

Marilyn Jones ·
  St. Augustine is celebrating its 450 th birthday in 2015 and everyone’s invited! It was in 1565 that Pedro Menendez of Aviles proclaimed the land for Spain. The first Catholic mass was held at what is now the Mission de Nombre de Dios by...
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Happy No-Border Birthday! Schengen celebrates 20 years

PHeymont ·
Thirty years ago it was signed, and 20 years ago today it went into effect: The European agreement that wiped out land borders for travelers throughout most of Europe, and also had the side effect of making a tiny town in Luxembourg into a world...
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Thomas Cook celebrates 150 years on the road

PHeymont ·
Thomas Cook and Sons, widely regarded as the world's first real travel agency, opened its doors just 150 years ago, in Fleet Street, London. Cook himself was a 20-year veteran of leading groups on tours.   The Telegraph (UK) has an...
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Moscow's ornate Metro celebrates its 80th

PHeymont ·
Komsomolskaya station (Wikipedia / Tim Adams)   This month marks the 80th anniversary of what is surely the world's most elaborate subway system, and one of the largest. Moscow is celebrating with a parade of trains, from the newest to historic...
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Unwilling Travel: 75th anniversary of Dunkirk evacuation

PHeymont ·
May 27, 1940—75 years ago today—was the first day of the evacuation of Allied (mostly British) troops from the French port of Dunkirk across the English Channel to Dover and other British ports. Over nine harrowing days, nearly 350,000...
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St. Augustine Celebrates 450th Anniversary

Travel Rob ·
St. Augustine, Florida  is celebrating its 450th anniversary September 3rd through September 8th. Pedro Menendez landed in St. Augustine, Florida on Sept. 8, 1565, making St Augustine the oldest continuously occupied...
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How much is that in dog years? Greyhound hits 100!

PHeymont ·
Greyhound, still the largest intercity bus company in North America (and parent of BoltBus, one of its hot new competitors) just hit its 100th birthday, and is going on the road to celebrate. The company has turned two coaches into mobile museums, and...
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Celebrating Natchez, Mississippi’s 300th Anniversary

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones takes her family along to visit storied Natchez, about to celebrate its 300 years of history.
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Free entry to National Parks, April 16 to April 24th

Travel Rob ·
A week of free admission is coming up at all national parks.
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Re: Happy No-Border Birthday! Schengen celebrates 20 years

Travel Rob ·
I don't share the nostalgia for border crossings, having experienced some of the worst crossings in the world in the late 80's And while Schengen said it wiped out land borders for travelers throughout most of Europe, I've still experienced controls in those countries . On one such occasion ,I took a bus from Brussels to Paris and the bus was stopped twice in France. ID was checked and people questioned. Even bags were inspected for people from Romania and Bulgaria.
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Re: Happy No-Border Birthday! Schengen celebrates 20 years

PHeymont ·
Interesting, given the history of prejudice against Romany, that those countries were singled out. At the time they were not yet Schengen members, either, although they are now in the process of joining, leaving only Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland and UK out among EU members. The non-EU members of Schengen are Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Iceland.
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Re: Happy No-Border Birthday! Schengen celebrates 20 years

DrFumblefinger ·
From a historic perspective, I think it's still a little early to know if this was all good for Europe or not. The border crossings are definitely easier and faster, and I, too, miss the passport stamps no longer on my pages. For me the greatest convenience is the common currency -- not having to change money so often, usually at a loss. Of course, some would argue that the Euro is the greatest weakness of the EU (will it survive?), so I'm not sure in the long run how this will all play out.
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Re: Happy No-Border Birthday! Schengen celebrates 20 years

Travel Rob ·
Another part of the agreement is of interest to US travelers. We can only spend 90 days in the Schengen country for every 180 day period,without having to contend with Visas . I haven't heard too much about the consequences of overstaying the 90 days ,until I saw this comment online about getting a $500 fine for overstaying. http://www.latimes.com/travel/...-20150405-story.html More info on the 90/180 day rule http://www.latimes.com/travel/...20150329-story.html#
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Hillsborough Pioneer Cemetery, New Brunswick

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits a historic cemetery of the settlers who shaped the area
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