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Re: Two Canadian airlines expand their reach

DrFumblefinger ·
The Westjet expansion is most welcome to Canadians. The planes will be opening Gatwick, which I don't think Air Canada flies to. Porter flies just small aircraft, but is very popular in the Toronto area.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#77)

Ottoman ·
I think I knew this one right from day one, but saved my guess until now. I have to say the TravelGumbo members are great detectives, for I do believe they pretty much solved this puzzle. My guess is: Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which is located on an island just 122 m (400 ft) from shore (downtown Toronto). I believe the ferry route is one of the world's shortest regularly scheduled ferry routes.
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Re: Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto. Where Gumbo was #77

Roderick Simpson ·
Thank you very much for the informative post. I have only been to Toronto once. I went up the CN Tower and took this picture of the Billy Bishop Airport.
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Re: Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto. Where Gumbo was #77

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a great and very orienting photo, Roderick! Thanks for sharing it.
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Re: Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto. Where Gumbo was #77

DrFumblefinger ·
In case you were curious, the pedestrian tunnel between Toronto and the island airport has been completed and is now open. It eliminates the waits for the ferry services for passengers who want to get to their departure gates. More on that story from Frequent Business Traveler at this link .
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Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

Caroline Coupe ·
  Copenhagen is an incredible city, a place where a rich history meets modern culture. The Danish capital boasts historic palaces and churches, sprawling gardens and parks, canals, and world-renowned fine dining. In preparing for my move here...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 31, 2013: Lindisfarne, the Holy Island

Mac ·
Located 2 miles from the north-east coast of England and linked to the mainland by a tidal causeway, Lindisfarne has an area of some 1,000 acres and is the site of the first Christian monastery established by Saint Aidan in 635AD when he came here...
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Selling Toronto Island terminal to fund more flights

PHeymont ·
Porter Aviation, which built and owns the Toronto Island Billy Bishop terminal featured in Gumbo's Where in the World Puzzle #71 , is selling the terminal to an investment group. But no fears for the convenient downtown airport—Porter is getting...
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Jerez Cathedral and Neighbors: Where Gumbo Was (#75)

PHeymont ·
  Frequent-solver Roderick Simpson identified Gumbo's locale as the Cathedral of Jerez, in Spain. Another frequent contributor to the solutions spotted lots of clues: Spanish garb of non-angel statues, size not huge and cathedral not wealthy...
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Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto. Where Gumbo was #77

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo's heading out to Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ), sometimes also called Toronto Island Airport.  Congratulations to ace travel sleuths  Roderick Simpson and PortMoresby (by email) for being the first to correctly...
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Healy Hall, Georgetown University (Where Gumbo was #234)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting Healy Hall in Georgetown University. George G shares the history and some great photos of the site.
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October 6, 2017: Victoria Gardens, Tenerife

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares the story of Jardines Marquesado De La Quinta Roja, in Tenerife. A lovely garden built to house a mausoleum that was never used.
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Columbus Antiquities Discovered in the Unlikeliest of Places

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Who would have thought a great collection of Christopher Columbus artifacts could be found in a small Pennsylvania town. Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares her discovery!
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Syracuse's Greek Temple Cathedral, Sicily

PHeymont ·
Gumbo was visiting a most unusual cathedral. Built as a Greek temple about 500 BC, it was already over a thousand years old when it became a church.
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Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily

PHeymont ·
Agrigento, Sicily's Valley of the Temples is the world's largest archaeological site, and its mysteries are also immense. PHeymont visited and reports.
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Passau: Small City, Big Past

PHeymont ·
A small German city on the Austrian border, Passau has a past bigger than its size would make it seem. It's a pleasant visit along the Danube
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New views of Notre Dame

PHeymont ·
After many visits to the iconic cathedral, PHeymont looks for new views of familiar places.
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January 4, 2020: Statue of Pope John Paul II, Krakow

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a statue of Pope John Paul II on Wawel Hill -- home of Krakow's royal past.
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Jan. 11, 2020: The History Column, Koblenz, Germany

PHeymont ·
A monument that recounts the town's history also obscures some of it.
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Two Canadian airlines expand their reach

PHeymont ·
Two of Canada's airlines are spreading out to new destinations. WestJet, a large budget carrier, has added Boeing 767s that allow it to make a big splash in the trans-Atlantic trade, and Porter, a much smaller carrier, will add flights from Toronto to...
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Bamburgh Castle, England

Ian Cook ·
  Built on a dolerite outcrop, the location was previously home to a fort of the native Britons known as ''Din Guarie'' and may have been the capital of the British kingdom of the region from the realm's foundation in c.420 until 547, the year of...
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A Day in Lille, France

PHeymont ·
Lille, capital of French Flanders, is a city rich in history, and a unique flavor. Join PHeymont for a brief visit.
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Santa Fe's unique cathedral

PHeymont ·
Santa Fe's St. Francis Cathedral is a 19th-century building with classical motifs as well as Spanish and Native American influences.
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A Day in Colmar, Alsace

PHeymont ·
An Alsatian wine town with a fascinating past and a cathedral that's not a cathedral
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Vermont ski deal: U.S. prices with Canada dollars

PHeymont ·
Canada's Porter Airlines and a group of Vermont resorts team up to make vacation more affordable for Canadian visitors.
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A Rambler in Strasbourg

PHeymont ·
PHeymont's fallen in love with Strasbourg, and shares some pictures and memories of a recent stay.
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The Giant's Causeway, Ireland

PHeymont ·
The Giant's Causeway combines spectacular views, geological history and a charming legend.
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A visit to Normandy: Bayeux -- a tapestry, cathedral and D-Day

DrFumblefinger ·
(Detail of the Bayeux Tapestry, Bayeux, France) Bayeux is in the heart of Normandy, a town with a rich history that currently is best known for its ties with World War II.  Bayeux was the first non-coastal town liberate, one day after...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 30, 2013: Rescue Team, Chartres, France

DrFumblefinger ·
XXX  Chartres is a lovely medieval town an hour's train ride from Paris (perfect day-trip destination), with a magnificent Cathedral.  We were enjoying views of the town of Chartres from the garden balcony of the Bishop`s Palace when this...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 2) Rome: A City in Renaissance

DrFumblefinger ·
(Overview of the city, viewed from "Rome from the Sky") I'd previously discussed the old Roman Ruins, which you can read about here. After the fall of the Roman Empire around 500 A.D., Rome entered a dark age that lasted a thousand years. ...
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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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A Country Hike to Van Gogh's Asylum and Roman Ruins

PHeymont ·
  While staying in Saint-Remy-de-Provence for a few days, visiting the market and touring to nearby towns, we also enjoyed a hike out into the surrounding country for two local attractions: The hospital where Vincent Van Gogh was under treatment...
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Niagara gets 12-minute flight from Toronto

PHeymont ·
A small charter company re-defines itself as a (very) short-haul commercial airline between Toronto and Niagara Falls.
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Italy asks UNESCO status for pilgrim path to Canterbury

PHeymont ·
A centuries-old pilgrimage path is still in use; Italy wants it to get UNESCO recognition...and funding.
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Rome of the Renaissance

DrFumblefinger ·
Following last week's visit to what we can see of Imperial Rome, DrFumblefinger explores Rome's second 'golden age'
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Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

PHeymont ·
In Dublin, one cathedral per faith is not, apparently, enough. St Patrick's and Christ Church have co-existed in relative peace for nearly 800 years.
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St. John's Co-Cathedral, Valetta, Malta. (Where Gumbo was #161)

DrFumblefinger ·
The solution to this week's puzzle is the beautiful cathedral of Malta. A highlight of any visit to the island.
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Mar. 16, 2016: Sunken mosaics, Ravenna

PHeymont ·
Under the Basilica di San Francesco in Ravenna lies an earlier church, whose mosaics, flooded by rainwater, can be seen through an opening in the floor.
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A stroll in Dijon's historic center

PHeymont ·
Dijon's historic center is now a UNESCO World Heritage site, with well-preserved buildings, an unusual Gothic church and a Michelin-star lunch.
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Basilica of San Zeno, Verona (Where Gumbo was #293)

DrFumblefinger ·
The solution to last week's travel puzzle was to be found in the charming city of Verona. This historic old church is filled with interesting sights and well worth a visit.
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Feb. 9, 2019: San Felipe Neri Church, Albuquerque

PHeymont ·
San Felipe Neri church is Old Town's only certified remaining building from the Spanish colonial era.
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Frankfurt: Not Just for Business

Jonathan L ·
Frankfurt has a reputation as Europe's business capital, but Jonathan L shows us how much more it is than just that!
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5 Promising Cities in the World for Talented Young Go-Getters

Jenny Hahn Masterson ·
Young people have different perspectives about great places to live when compared with other age groups. When you’re young, you often have a somewhat ambitious and innovative mindset that is fueled by the opportunity to develop personally and professionally, find new experiences and have the chance to interact with different cultures and interesting people. Now, where are the best places to find all of that? Tokyo, Japan Japan’s capital, Tokyo is a densely populated metropolis, so huge it’s...
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Cathedral Church of St John the Divine, NYC

PHeymont ·
PHeymont visits New York City's massive Episcopal cathedral, a hotbed of activity and activism, as well as an artistic and historical treasure.
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Re: Niagara gets 12-minute flight from Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
It would be an extremely dramatic flight. Views of Toronto at one end, the vaste Lake Ontario, and the Niagara peninsula at the other.
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July 20, 2020: St Lawrence Anglican Church, Bouctouche, NB, Canada

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits a small unique church in Bouctouche, New Brunswick
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Strasbourg Cathedral: Grand and Small

PHeymont ·
PHeymont revisits Strasbourg Cathedral and the details, large and small, that make it unique.
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Paris: A Rambler's Memories

PHeymont ·
Another trip down memory lane with PHeymont, emphasizing scenes that are more memorable than monumental.
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Sept. 7, 2020 St. Peter and St. Paul, Bartibog Bridge, NB

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits a beautiful church and cemetery in New Brunswick, Canada
 
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