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Re: Mission San Juan Capistrano, California

PortMoresby ·
Rob, can you tell us what we're seeing in the last photo? PS: I love your layout seeing it on my desktop computer. A small phone screen doesn't do it justice.
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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

GarryRF ·
You're doing fine Hank ! I presume you're travelling solo ! Lots of Hotel Chains you can stop with. Days Inn. Hilton. Travelodge. Dolby. Just Google any "City " + "Hotels" and you get hundreds to choose from. Your plan looks fine !
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Re: Gallery: Union Station, Los Angeles

Travel Rob ·
It is spectacular and I was impressed it's become such a transportation hub.The chairs are really comfortable. If your waiting there, remember Olvera St, is across the street and Chinatown and Little Tokyo are just a few blocks away!
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Re: Gallery: Union Station, Los Angeles

IslandMan ·
I just love the art deco style of this place; so iconic and almost dateless...thanks PH
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Re: Serra's Church, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California. Where Gumbo Was #46

PortMoresby ·
Somewhere I've got a snapshot of a very young me with a tiny lady holding an object who had insisted my friend take our picture in the garden together. It was in the village of Petra, Majorca and she officiated at the small museum commemorating Junipero Serra's birthplace. I was spending the summer on the island and every student educated in California knows his name almost as well as their own. The address of my high school was El Camino Real, Father Serra's road from mission to mission and...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 29, 2014: Water Lilies, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California

PHeymont ·
The lovely lilies make it a bit easier to swallow the disappearance of the birds... Sorry for the bad pun, but this cartoon may explain why the swallows don't "come back to Capistrano!"
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 29, 2014: Water Lilies, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California

PHeymont ·
More on the swallows, which now mostly nest a few miles away: Staff at the Mission of San Juan Capistrano are trying to lure the swallows back by playing male swallow mating calls, hoping it will attract the females to the traditional nests, and that they will be followed by the males. Here's a VIDEO from the Orange County Register, and more INFO from the Mother Nature Network.
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Re: Holiday Inn Express to Offer Selfies on Pancakes

Travel Rob ·
I'm not an ad executive, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express recently, so that qualifies me to tell them. This is a horrible campaign. Couldn't they of come up with a selfie free breakfast campaign instead?
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Re: Yellowstone National Park in Winter

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks so very much for making us a part of your fascinating road-trip by sharing your visit to this unique place at such a special time. It's so rare to actually talk to someone who visited Yellowstone in the winter, much less to read such a wonderfully written report and to share in your experience through your beautiful photos. I'm sorry you didn't get to see wolves in the wild, but in this you are not alone. As many times as I've been in the wilderness, I've yet to see them (though I was...
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Re: Unusual Hotel Rooms

Travel Luver ·
I once stayed at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California. It has all kinds of unusual room designs. Believe ours was jungle themed, but it was unusual and made for a fun stay. It's a nice midway point between San Francisco and Los Angeles if you're driving along the PCH. Here's the link: http://www.madonnainn.com/
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Re: San Antonio’s Historic Missions Receive UNESCO World Heritage Status

DrFumblefinger ·
That is truly excellent news! Thanks for sharing it, Marilyn. I love these old missions and I'm glad more USA sites are finally being recognized. Seems the UNESCO committee views North America as it's "Orphan continent".
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Re: San Antonio’s Historic Missions Receive UNESCO World Heritage Status

Travel Luver ·
I haven't visited these places since I was a kid but remember how cool I thought they were. I need to get back there soon....
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Re: Jan. 16, 2017: Mission Inn, Riverside, California

California Girl ·
Thanks for sharing that site. I have lived in Southern California just about my whole life and never knew of this wonderful place.
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Re: Jan. 16, 2017: Mission Inn, Riverside, California

DrFumblefinger ·
It is a very pretty place to visit or stay at. Here's a link to some outside photos of the Mission in from a prior post on TravelGumbo.
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Re: Hotel Rewards Programs. Worthwhile or not?

SayMoi ·
I'm a Holiday Inn Express or La Quinta member. On my most recent road trip, I did get upgraded at the HIE for being a member. The free nights are always great too and that's the main goal. I've used many La Quinta free nights when I do workshops out of town. With HIE, I usually use the points for a discounted rate in expensive areas, like Sonoma or Paso Robles - wherever a vineyard may be!
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Re: Hotel Rewards Programs. Worthwhile or not?

Theodore Behr ·
I like the Holiday Inn Express hotels. And I'll go out of my way to stay there when I can.
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Re: Mission San Juan Capistrano -- "Worth a Visit"

GarryRF ·
Interesting tour DrF. Other than a living museum does the mission have a function today ? Very comprehensive collection of photos and well described too. There must be a long and interesting story to these missions - other than teaching religion. Fascinating history of a new country. Thanks.
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Re: Mission San Juan Capistrano -- "Worth a Visit"

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks the comment Garry. Yes the mission still functions as a place of worship. But the main place of worship is the new basilica which is right next door. Today it is mostly a museum.
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Re: New Mexico: It ain't new, and it ain't Mexico!

PortMoresby ·
There was a time when my activities took me regularly through Santa Fe. I stayed one time at the Inn on the Alameda and loved it. Thanks for the history, I'll be interested to read more.
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Re: New Mexico: It ain't new, and it ain't Mexico!

Inn on the Alameda ·
Thank you for your comments, and I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Inn. We hope to welcome you back some day! Originally Posted by PortMoresby: There was a time when my activities took me regularly through Santa Fe. I stayed one time at the Inn on the Alameda and loved it. Thanks for the history, some of which I hadn't known, family members having fingers in more recent political pies. I'll be interested to read more.
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Walla, Walla: “So nice they named it twice!”

DrFumblefinger ·
What’s a Walla Walla?  It’s a Indian name meaning “many waters”.  It’s also the name of a charming city in southeastern Washington; nestled close to the Columbia and Snake River valleys, and with a river of its...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 30, 2015: Mission Inn, Riverside

DrFumblefinger ·
  In many respects, Riverside, California, is a forgettable city -- one of dozens you drive by on the freeways of the sunny Southland.  Besides its university, it does have one interesting landmark, known for its beautiful Spanish...
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PortMoresby's Birthday Road Trip

PortMoresby ·
  March 25, '15:    Day 1: City of 10,000 Buddhas and The Skunk   April 1, '15:   Day 2:  Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden   April 4, '15:   Sea Gull Inn   April 8, '15:   More Day 2:  Point...
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32 years later, Marriott opens its 1000th Courtyard

DrFumblefinger ·
Hard to believe there was a time before Hilton Garden Inn or Holiday Inn Express.  Back in those days over 30 years ago, Marriott pioneered  the idea of a hotel aimed at busy people traveling, often sales people or businessmen on the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 4, 2015: Sea Gull Inn, Mendocino, California

PortMoresby ·
  March 10, 2015   On my road trip to the Northern California coast in March, I stayed with a friend 17 miles down the road from Mendocino.  But on 2 previous visits I’d stayed at the Sea Gull Inn .  The first time was in...
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Road Trip, Day 3: A Sunny Day in Sonoma

PortMoresby ·
  March 11, 2015    The drive down California Highway 1, along the Mendocino and Sonoma County coast, was a bit of a bust.  It started to rain as I arrived at Point Arena and Fort Ross was closed, it turned out, on weekdays, so I...
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Marriott to offer free wi-fi to all its Rewards member

DrFumblefinger ·
Marriott is breaking the old internet template used by many hotel chains.  Lower priced hotels, including lower end Marriott properties (eg. Fairfield Inn, Courtyard) have offered free wi-fi for some time.  Upper end Marriott properties have...
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A Place of Fairy Tales & Magic – The Biltmore Estate

GutterPup ·
By JP Chartier NUZZLED SNUGLY, DEEP WITHIN THE PISGAH NATIONAL FOREST AND ENCIRCLED BY MOUNTAINS THAT BREATHE BLUE SMOKE IS WHERE YOU CAN FIND THIS PLACE OF FAIRY TALES AND MAGIC. The opulent and somewhat imposing French Renaissance,...
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A Busy Weekend in Philadelphia

NonstopFromJFK ·
A few weekends ago, my fiancé, my best friend and I decided to go to Philly for an overnight trip. Our goal for the weekend was to see all the touristy parts of Philadelphia.   When we got to Philly from NYC, we headed straight for the L...
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Spain: No room at the inn?

PHeymont ·
Spain's had a tourism boom, especially since travel to North Africa and the Middle East tanked, but high demand is pushing prices up.
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Finding Nature in England: Holkham National Reserve

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten Hines continues her voyage of natural discovery in England, this week with a stop at Holkham National Nature Reserve.
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Good news for travelers! Hotels are adding more outlets

PHeymont ·
Hotels are getting the word: We need more outlets and ports, and we need them where we don't have to crawl to find them!
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Yellowstone: Old Faithful Inn & Geyser

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby arrives in Yellowstone and begins her visit at the logical place, Old Faithful Geyser and its companion, the Old Faithful Inn.
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Know Everything About Goa Travel Information

Abhishek Mathur ·
Why Goa? India is one of the countries which have always fascinated different countries. Some invade it while some ruled it. Some brought blunders to this heritage country while some others made such wonders which made their names immortal with their works. The state of Goa is part of India and is situated at the west coast of the country. The state is rich with the Portuguese’s culture, heritage and history. Goa and the Tourism Goa is listed among the best tourist destinations in India.
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Yellowstone: Upper Geyser Basin

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby begins her geothermal education with a walk around Yellowstone’s Upper Geyser Basin.
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Manholes: More Art Beneath Your Feet

PHeymont ·
PHeymont's fascination with 'civic pride' manhole covers and the art and history they portray keep him looking down as he travels...
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PortMoresby's Yellowstone

PortMoresby ·
April 29, 2017: The Road to Yellowstone May 6, 2017: Yellowstone, Old Faithful Inn & Geyser May 13, 2017: Yellowstone, Upper Geyser Basin May 20, 2017: Yellowstone Lake May 27, 2017: A Yellowstone Gallery: Midway Geyser Basin June 3, 2017: Yellowstone HQ, Mammoth Hot Springs June 10, 2017: A Yellowstone Gallery: Mammoth Terraces June 17, 2017: Yellowstone, the Finale Find more of PortMoresby's contributions here .
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey: Zagreb to Veliko Tărnovo

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur's train journeys around Eastern Europe continue, this week with stops in Zagreb, Split, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Sofia, and Veliko Tărnovo
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8 Tips To Actually Relax On Family Vacation And More

John Peter ·
Traveling has many benefits in terms of both physical and mental health, which is an effective way to improve mood. However, the feeling of traveling alone or with friends is not the same as when you go with the family members. It will be the most precious moments to help the members closer. You are looking forward to your family holiday and you really need a vacation, but at the same time you fear the packing, children’s behavior, their potential sickness and unpacking all over again? You...
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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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The Woodlands Resort, The Woodlands, Texas

Marilyn Jones ·
Texan Marilyn Jones checks out a luxury resort that's part of a suburban planned community near Houston.
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The Road to Yellowstone

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby sets out on a closer-to-home-than-usual trip of a lifetime, a first visit to Yellowstone National Park, with her Montana-born pal, Deb, as guide.
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April 3, 2017: Cabazon Dinosaurs

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob takes a road trip and sees the Cabazon Dinosaurs along the way.
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Remember the Alamo? A Unique History Lesson

Samantha ·
Samantha guides us through the scene of the most famous event in Texas history, even if the facts are still under debate.
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5 Top Destinations to Check Out When Visiting Sydney

Candice Larson ·
Sydney is the oldest and biggest city of Australia. It lies in between the intermingling of land and sea. In 1788, commander of the First Fleet Captain Arthur Phillip established the first British colony in Sydney Cove of Australia. Tourists can no visit Sydney's fabled history in the narrow cobbled laneways and historic buildings surrounding the area. After booking your flight and choosing the best hotel such as Four Seasons and Holiday Inn accommodation , it is time to explore the various...
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Top five reasons to visit Baltimore, Maryland.

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Why should you visit Baltimore? Stephanie outlines the top things to see and do in this charming city.
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Aug. 3. 2017: Scotch Piper Inn, Liverpool UK

GarryRF ·
GarryRF takes us to a pub that's been pulling pints for 800 years.
 
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