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Re: Idaho's Craters of the Moon National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for reading the piece and for your comment, GarryRF! The "Yellowstone" hot spot has migrated over the past thousands of years from eastern Oregon, across southern Idaho and now sits right under Yellowstone National Park. Actually the hot spot hasn't move at all, the earth's places move away from the hot spot, but it's just another way of thinking about it. I'd be careful about being around an active volcano but don't mind hanging around places like this or much of the Hawaiian...
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Re: Idaho's Craters of the Moon National Monument

GarryRF ·
Yellowstone National Park has over 500 Geyser's - so I guess that counts as a "Hot Spot" (I just Googled it) I remember the smell of sulphur being one of the giveaways to a live site so I'll sniff my way about! Thanks for the info DrF.
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Re: The Beautiful Pools and Geysers of Yellowstone National Park

Andre Pur ·
Wow amazing pictures, beautiful colors, i love the ones with the yellow and orange colors. Is it true that under the Yellowstone Park is a giant vulcano and if it will be an eruption the whole America will be extinguished ?
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Re: The Beautiful Pools and Geysers of Yellowstone National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Hi Andre, and welcome. As DrY is away on vacation, I'll try to answer your question before he gets back. Yellowstone National Park does sit on what is known as the "Yellowstone Hot Spot". You see this in its geysirs and hot water pools. This does have the potential to become a massive volcano and cause a tremendous eruption. As big as any volcano in recorded history and then some. The jet stream would carry the ash and smoke mostly east (towards the Atlantic Ocean), so those areas would be...
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Re: The Beautiful Pools and Geysers of Yellowstone National Park

Dr.Y ·
Hi PHeymont, Andre and DrFumblefinger, Just back from a winter break and glad to see many of you also like the brilliant colors associated with the geysers, pools and hot springs in Yellowstone! As of how the mesmerizing colors are formed, I know no more than my friend DrFumblefinger (thanks Karl for the explanation). I only know that was those incredible heat-loving thermophiles that somehow survived and produced those amazing nature wonders.
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Re: Happy Independence Day!

Travel Rob ·
One thing foreign travel shows us is how much the USA has to offer too. I get as much of a thrill being welcomed back home as I do going on my trip.
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Re: Happy Independence Day!

Jessica Meddows ·
Happy Independence Day, American friends! This is my first one ever, and we're in California for it.
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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: Yellowstone National Park in Winter

Still Country Photo ·
I really enjoyed this blog entry! I have been to Yellowstone but never in the winter, I want to now though. I especially loved the picture of the Bison in the snow.
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Re: How do you use the internet while traveling?

DrFumblefinger ·
I have not been to Japan, but generally my travel experience with internet access has been much more positive than yours. I've generally had good luck with getting on line in Europe, South America and even Southern Africa. Once in a while the internet might be down at a place I'm staying at, but usually it's quickly repaired. Exceptions to this are very rural areas, like in Patagonia and where I'm heading next week, Yellowstone National Park. There is really not internet available at most...
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Re: Drone video shows off Norway's midnight sun

DrFumblefinger ·
I was not aware that drones were becoming so popular, but why not, I suppose? I just left Yellowstone NP and there were signs everywhere specifically banning the use of drones (hope that includes from the government, too!). Nothing like trying to fish a failed drone from a boiling thermal pool, I guess.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 10, 2013: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

Dr.Y ·
Thanks Theo for your comment. That was exactly the intention to include a person in the picture Have not been in Carlsbad caves yet, perhaps should be added to the next destination list. The mountain pinnacles in Zhangjiajie stretch mils and mils, kind like Yellowstone. I was told the underneath cave system is the same. However, only a small fraction is explored and even smaller ones are currently open for visitors.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 15, 2014: Deck Chairs Aboard QM2

DrFumblefinger ·
Your photo reminds me of a cruise we just did a few months ago in the Chilean fjordland. When we approached cape Horn, famous for its stormy seas, we were in constant winds of 100 knots, with gusts of 160 knots. The deck was even emptier than your photo above would indicate! Nice photos, Islandman. Thanks for taking all of us aboard the Queen Mary.
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Re: Manhattan from the Other Shore

IslandMan ·
excellent article and collection of pictures, PH. The Manhattan skyline is always fascinating to look at and the history of it is equally interesting
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The Bear Blog

59nationalparks ·
  I had a hunch when Shelly and I were planning our 59 National Park in 59 weeks tour that wildlife would be center stage.  I knew that the buffalo would roam in Yellowstone, that the tropical fish would dance...
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Cunard's Anniversary includes Lusitania Memorial

PHeymont ·
Cunard, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year with all manner of events, including sail-bys of its major ships and cruises featuring historians, recreations of gala balls and more. It will also divert one of its newest liners, the Queen...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 26, 2015: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range 2-8-8-4 "Yellowstone" #229, Two Harbors, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
This behemoth locomotive is the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range (DM&IR) 2-8-8-4 "Yellowstone" which is now preserved at Two Harbors, Minnesota. Eighteen of these powerful coal burning locomotives were built between 1941 and 1943. The 2-8-8-4s were retired between 1958 and 1963 as diesel locomotives took over. Sadly, only three of the 2-8-8-4s still survive...Number 229 pictured above, Number 227 at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth, Minnesota, and Number...
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Spotted on the Road, Acton MA: 1946 Ford Deluxe 8 Coupe

PHeymont ·
  Outside a restaurant in Acton, MA, we spotted this shiny Ford coupe. It actually may not really be a 1946, but if not, it's a '47 or '48. Subject to correction by someone who knows more, here's the theory. Ford introduced basically this model...
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Lufthansa: Bigger planes, bigger profits trans-Atlantic

PHeymont ·
Lufthansa, which makes more than half its revenue from first- and business-class seats, says the routes between German and North America are its most profitable—and it's taking steps on both fronts by switching flights over to bigger planes with...
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Yellowstone National Park in Winter

59nationalparks ·
Seeing all fifty-nine national parks was never a dream of ours--especially not in fifty-nine weeks.  We'd call it more of a whim, an impulse or an inspiration.  Going to Yellowstone National Park in the winter was something we had...
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Yellowstone HQ, Mammoth Hot Springs

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby spends her last night in Yellowstone National Park at the historic headquarters in Mammoth Hot Springs and meets the famous elk "Touchdown".
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A Yellowstone Gallery: Mammoth Terraces

PortMoresby ·
In this installment, PortMoresby takes us to the colorful water-formed Mammoth Terraces, with some of the most spectacular views.
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Yellowstone, Finale

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby's tale of a visit to Yellowstone comes to an end with an appreciation of six days she'll never forget.
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After Yellowstone: The Moss Mansion, Billings MT

PortMoresby ·
Continuing north from Yellowstone, PortMoresby ends a wonderful trip with a visit to Billings, Montana and its historic mansion museum.
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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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Yellowstone: Upper Geyser Basin

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby begins her geothermal education with a walk around Yellowstone’s Upper Geyser Basin.
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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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Yellowstone Lake

PortMoresby ·
Moving on to Yellowstone Lake, PortMoresby enjoys lake views and the contrasting ambiance of posh hotel and lakeside lodge.
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A Yellowstone Gallery: Midway Geyser Basin

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby discovers Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Pool, a contender for the world’s most beautiful place.
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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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How to have fun in Thassos, Greece

Ovidiu ·
I'm not so good to express myself in words so I will show you how to have fun and what are the main tourist attractions from Thassos Greece. My name is Ovidiu and this is my instagram https://www.instagram.com/olixandru/ They say a picture is worth 1000 words. Below picture was taken at Paradise Beach (nudism can be done here). Acropolis Limenas Thassos Grecia. Tarsanas beach Thassos Town. Thasos port Limenas. I was staying in Macedon Hotel in Limenas. All pictures are made by me, I use...
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Maybe Canada was right on closing parks

PHeymont ·
The U.S. is having second thoughts about keeping parks open after the decision to do so created a surge in attendance.
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QM2 to get upgrades, new facilities for 2016

PHeymont ·
Cunard's Queen Mary 2 will go into drydock next May for a month-long update that will include adding single  staterooms and more kennels, reflecting several changing trends for cruisers.   Cunard says the single rooms are not only because...
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Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park (Where Gumbo was #126)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting the Old Faithful Inn , a historic lodge in Yellowstone National Park (one of the USA's UNESCO World Heritage Sites).  Described by some as the world's largest log cabin, the Inn is situated immediately adjoining...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 24, 2015: Pronghorn Antelope

DrFumblefinger ·
  As we were leaving Yellowstone National Park through its northern entrance, we came across this lone pronghorn antelope beside the road just outside of Gardiner, Montana.  There was a convenient pullout so I parked, grabbed my camera and...
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Glacier National Park, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
“ Far away in northwestern Montana, hidden from view by clustering mountain peaks, lies an unmapped corner – the Crown of the Continent .”    George Bird Grinnell (1901)   It’s hard for someone who loves being in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sep 1, 2015: Champagne Bar, QM2

IslandMan ·
    Cruising the open seas is always a memorable experience and one of my particular favourite journeys was on the Queen Mary 2 from Southampton to New York. The good thing about cruising is you can pass the time as you please and there are...
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Selfies: not just selfish, but dangerous!

PHeymont ·
  If you're thinking that's a bit overblown, think again. Not only the relatively minor issue of having someone's selfie-stick stuck in front of you (or in your eye) but the danger to the subject of the selfie who may be oblivious to the dangers...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 28, 2015: Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

Dr.Y ·
Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces is one of the most recognized landmarks of Yellowstone National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site .  The terraces are characterized by step-like rocks over which steaming hot water flows.  This hot water, heated...
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Airbus is thinking: Could a Mach 4 jetliner fly, commercially?

PHeymont ·
Airbus, which recently filed design patents for a huge follow-on to the A380 also has its mind on smaller and faster. Last week, they filed for U.S. patents on technology and design for a plane that would fly at more than 4 times the speed of sound...
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Oldest places in the U.S.

Jonathan L ·
From Budget Travel - a list of the oldest places in the United States. I have been to two of these - Acoma Pueblo and Yellowstone National Park. How many have you been to?   U.S. oldest places
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5 Star Hotel Room in NYC for $2

Travel Rob ·
    "Knickerbocker Hotel jeh" by Jim.henderson - Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons   In a fun promotion for their 109th anniversary on  Oct. 23, 2015, The Knickerbocker is offering a limited amount of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 19, 2015: Morning Glory Pool, Yellowstone National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
  There are many thermal pools steaming away in Yellowstone National Park. a favorite of mine (and many others) being the Morning Glory Pool .  Situated about a mile and a half from Old Faithful, this is a beautiful 20 foot deep spring whose...
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March 21, 2018: Steamboat Park- North Dakota

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to Steamboat Park in North Dakota and her connection to the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
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Indulge In The Beauty Of Kenya With These Must-Visit Places

Ruby Daub ·
Kenya is known to be one of the most attractive tourist spots of this planet. Its beautiful landscapes, huge varieties of animals and extremely humble and welcoming folks make this place absolutely amazing. Treat yourself to an exciting African experience as there are so many places to explore in Kenya. Its rich history and culture, natural beauty and rural ambience are totally incredible. Kenya is considered to be a heaven for the tourists who want to be closer to mother earth for a while.
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National Park Service fees going way up

PHeymont ·
Starting next spring, National Park entry fees will nearly triple in peak seasons. NPS says it needs the cash for maintenance.
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Manhattan from the Other Shore

PHeymont ·
Manhattan's skyline is constantly, although the changes are not always instantly obvious, at least not so much as the change between the city's days as a port where the ships lined the shore and the growth of huge buildings clustered together in their...
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Gallery: Jewel Cave National Monument, South Dakota

Still Country Photo ·
One of the stops I made between Yellowstone National Park and Mount Rushmore was at the Jewel Cave National Monument just outside of Custer, South Dakota.  This adventure was a real treat to say the least.  After descending about 420 feet...
 
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