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Re: Canadian snowbirds: Don't clip our wings!

PortMoresby ·
I believe one may have a right but still be thought presumptuous for taking advantage of, I suspect, unintended benefits. I think there are more equitable ways of spending taxpayer money. Maybe rather than re-include Ontarians(?) they might cut off everyone else. If it means fewer Canadians in the Caribbean as a result, so be it. I don't think beach is a right either.
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Re: July 3, 2017: Fun Street Art in Montreal

Jonathan L ·
I waited for a bus next to that statue the last time I was in Montreal (in my pre-TG days).
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Re: Limone, Lake Garda, Italy

GarryRF ·
In Spain they take the largest, roundest fruits. Cut off the top and scoop out the inside. Fill with Lemon flavour Ice Cream and put the top back on. Wrap in food wrap. Freeze them. Buy them in the store next to the Ice Lollies. No drip Ice Cream !!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
Hi there Rob. Since I wrote this post we actually cut the cable and only have OTA and Netflix. Saves us over $100.00 a month. Nice amount to save for our travel adventures! And you are right about the drinks. That is what will kill you. Stay away from them and it should help. Thanks for the comments. Part 2 this week!
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? # 9

GarryRF ·
Looks very similar to a Norwegian Wooden Church. Shame you cut the cars out of your Photo. But that would have made it too easy then !
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? # 9

PHeymont ·
That's right! Can't tell—my lips are sealed until Friday evening at least... Originally Posted by TatToo: Details. Details. Can't tell - are the roof shingles cut of wood or of slate ?
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Re: Staying In Touch on the Road: Part 1

Mac ·
The RAVPOWER unit that I went for is shown on the following link (a real mouthful): http://www.ravpower.com/ravpow...hite-us-version.html This model has enough power to fully recharge an iPad! Currently available from Amazon for USD 36.00 They also do more powerful packs. (Hope this doesn't cut across any "No Advertising" policies
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 20, 2014: Spring - at last!

Travel Rob ·
It beats the locks on a bridge that they have to cut off,that's for sure. I've seen people plant long living trees and always thought that was a nice idea too
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Re: AAA Premier a Good Idea for Budget Travelers

DrFumblefinger ·
I've use the towing service several times over the years, as well as their locksmith service. Excellent service always. And I actually use a ton of their travel books and maps when planning my domestic trips (USA and Canada). Yes, you can check them out but this way you can mark them up and cut out what you need. In Canada, a AAA (CAA) offers a 10% discount on a national parks pass (annual), and their travel agents can help you plan out a road trip with great advice -- all for free if you...
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Re: Jama Masjid, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #256)

Professorabe ·
Delhi has a lot to offer in terms of interesting sites. HOWEVER, the air pollution is appalling, particularly in the winter. We will be in Delhi in March - when things should start to get a little better - but we have cut our stay there to a mere 24 hours. We would have liked to re-visit some places like Humayun's Tomb or the Jama Mosque, but in the end decided that we could not face the atrocious smog again. We will now leave on the earliest convenient train south.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

GarryRF ·
Certainly looks like "Something completely different" To admire its absurdity is quite refreshing. Whether it has international - appeal only time will tell. The beauty of English weather is Mac could have driven North to the Costa-del-Mersey. Cut the grass - take the grandkids to the park and a warm glow of sunburn for not wearing my hat. But with a name like Dismaland I suppose warm rain is part of the experience, Love to see more photos too
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Re: Marriott Teleports Guests to a Marriott Future

PHeymont ·
I can’t remember who coined the term, but it was intended to convey a sense of being so far out on the “leading edge” that one might easily cut oneself on some unfortunate reality…
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Re: Memphis, Tennessee 2) The King's chariots

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, Garry. Yes, there is definitely an interest in Elvis from the younger generation. I'd say that today most of those visiting Graceland were not alive when Elvis died. And what's most amazing to me is how they come from all over the planet. Some of his greatest supporters, as you know, are from the UK (and also Japan for that matter). Elvis always regretted not performing in England, but his manager (he of the 50% cut fame) was an illegal alien without a passport, so he only kept Elvis...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 28, 2014: Elk, Banff, Alberta

GarryRF ·
I know just how she felt. You cut into your steak, you're anticipating that wonderful first taste of a succulent piece of beef. Then as you slowly take it into your mouth the waiter appears ! "How's your steak Sir ?" Nom nom , choke, nom nom. "its fine dank you" cough..... When you really want to raise your arms and chase him into the car park - because you know its something waiters do for fun ! Love the Photos too !!
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Re: Your TSA Approved Locks Won't Keep Thieves Out

PHeymont ·
Which seems like a lot of trouble for thieves to go through, when simple snips will cut the lock...if you don't feel like cutting into the suitcase with a box-cutter. I'very always viewed suitcase locks as a device to keep the zipper from opening accidentally during handling, and once I discovered that European security people didn't have or use the keys (they clipped the locks), I went back to using twist ties or cable ties. Much cheaper, work well.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 18th, 2014: Bears

DrFumblefinger ·
The black bears in Yosemite NP are among the most aggressive and clever in the world. They've been known to pull down a locked closed car door to get at a picnic hamper or cooler in the back seat. They are amazingly strong -- imagine the power needed to peel a locked steel car door off its hinges. And they share this knowledge from generation to generation! Once a bear has eaten human feed, they are "spoiled" forever and often become more aggressive in their hunt for food and may even need...
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Re: Breaded swordfish, Palermo style. Wonderful!

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, PM, there are, especially between eastern Sicily and the Italian mainland. This serving was a little unusual in that it was very thinly cut, but of a huge piece. It was really good.
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Re: Really Effective Tips to Keep Working Even While Traveling

NnamAries ·
This sounds like a good way to get around working while traveling, also saves on the anxiety of missing out on work and all.
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Re: Really Effective Tips to Keep Working Even While Traveling

Susan California ·
Absolutely right mate
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Re: TSA: More lines, delayed flights

Travel Rob ·
European airlines have taken a big hit this year with Europeans staying home more. It was because of terrorism before airport security and also in public places in Brussels and Paris. Isn't that more of a risk now? We have accepted that minor risk on other forms of transportation and still go about our lives. I'd vote to cut back on scanning 100% of the people in airports to occasionally, like we did a few years ago. We can still walk through metal detectors. I guess the added carry-on bags...
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Re: TSA strands 450 overnight: could it get worse?

PHeymont ·
To be fair to the TSA (which I find hard to do), the $7.3 billion is not all for screening, only about half is. That said, while airports are looking to outsource the screening, maybe they should hire Transport Canada! As for the PreCheck point: TSA can't seem to make up its mind. When it started, they semi-randomly selected 'extra' people to go through it, on the theory that they would like it enough to buy it—and some did, but not enough. Then the people who had paid for it started to...
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Re: Possible second Viking site found in Newfoundland

DrFumblefinger ·
I wouldn't be surprised if they made their way up the St. Lawrence River some, and down the coast past New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and to the Northeastern state regions of the USA. It seems their earlier explorations were at a time of warmer weather and that what might have limited their travels and caused them to pull back was the beginning of a spell of cold weathers, perhaps even a mini-ice age. Iceland used to be a forested country, but it didn't take but 200 years or so until the Vikings...
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Re: "The Norwegian Job" runs out of juice

Travel Rob ·
Maybe the guy was just trying to get into this Norwegian luxurious prison?
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Re: "The Norwegian Job" runs out of juice

DrFumblefinger ·
If they're interested, I think the Norwegian authorities could run the vacant cells as AirBnB units. Might be very profitable.
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Re: "The Norwegian Job" runs out of juice

Travel Rob ·
Actually the prison is more like a resort complete with Bansky style art, a gym ,a recording studio and a library. http://content.time.com/time/p...9083_2137368,00.html
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Re: Campaigners ask: Can the QE2 be saved?

PortMoresby ·
A sad story, but not unusual. People get attached to ships, maybe why they're called "she" instead of "it". My son was in the Navy, on the magnificent aircraft carrier USS Ranger, CV61, one of several of that name, the first in 1777, commanded by John Paul Jones. The end of his tour was also Ranger's last, after a voyage to the Persian Gulf for a goodbye battle. Retired just afterward (1993) and stored in Bremerton, WA, I read yesterday that as I write this, Ranger is sailing under tow...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#112)

PHeymont ·
Brush fires are common in its native habitat; one of its characteristics is that it's fire-resistant. It's also resistant to deer (or anything else that doesn't want to get cut on sharp edges!)
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Re: easyJet's founder launches cut-rate food store

GarryRF ·
Stelios is a clever man. Lots of free advertising for a new cut price food store. Many basic items such as sugar - tea - canned drinks - bottled water - beer - vegetables and milk can be found below 25 pence / 35 cents in lo-cost stores in the UK already. And next month when it all goes to 50 pence he'll once again be on a winner !
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Re: easyJet's founder launches cut-rate food store

Travel Rob ·
I really do like this idea because a lot of people are too proud to go to food banks if they are in need and at least they can get a few things there. Also , if it spreads its a good way for travelers to pick up a few snacks for the road. Here are the items for sale listed on the site : Tea Ground Coffee Chicken Curry Sugar Orangeade Pasta Mushroom Sauce Digestives Chick Peas Sardines and Sauce Cream Crackers Pasta Sauce Flour Tomato Ketchup Variety Pack Cereal Potatoes Jaffa Cakes Fruit...
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Re: Italy joins anti-food-waste movement

DrFumblefinger ·
Garry, it looks like the wonky veggies are fresh but misshapen. A good marketing idea to sell them separately. I think the idea behind the law is to prevent food waste. There are many tons of food discarded by restaurants and stores every day, as the article lays out. If this food could be channeled to food banks and such a day or two earlier, it would cut down a lot of waste. That is a noble effort, if it works. I like Italy's law of incentives better than France's. The carrot is more...
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Re: La Boqueria Market. 1) Market overview

GarryRF ·
What an amazing collection of colour and goodies. Close to where the cruise ships call and an amazing city too. I can smell all those amazing spices and Curries. It's wonderful how smells take us back to somewhere we've visited in the past. Where does the smell of fresh cut grass take you ? Takes me back to School Sports Day ! Hope the next visit is as good as this one !!
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Re: Books That Send You Packing...

Former Member ·
There are so very many great travel tales. I am partial to non-fiction. I enjoy reading well researched, historical accounts of the human drama that is within the scenery. I enjoy writing that gives a strong sense of place and context to what I see. " The Old Patagonian Express " by Paul Theroux " The Pillars of Hercules " by Paul Theroux " Cut Stones and Crossroads: A Journey to Peru " by Ronald Wright " Basin and Range " by John McPhee " Two Years Before the Mast " by Richard Henry Dana,...
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Re: Mediation for AA/US Airways Merger

PHeymont ·
Anti-merger views generally argue that the mergers reduce competition, raise fares, and cut service to smaller cities. Others might reply that the key to these new large carriers' survival is not so much that they got larger as that all of the carriers involved passed through bankruptcy, shedding workers, benefits, contracts and perhaps maintenance standards as they went...
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Re: Verona: More than Romeo & Juliet

Former Member ·
There are places in Verona in which you can still see the Roman cart wheel ruts cut into the paving stones. We found that evocative and fascinating. Seeing physical evidence while on vacation from ages past gives the expression "time trip" new meaning.
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Re: Visiting great places -- before they're gone

Theodore Behr ·
I'd like to get to Amazon some day -- way up one of those remote rivers and see the jungle and tribesmen. Probably wouldn't like the bugs -- especially spiders -- but the picture of it all appeals to me. From what I know that's all disappearing. The trees cut down. The tribespeople going to the city. I'd like to see that sometime before its gone. Anybody ever been to the Amazon?
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Re: Credit Card size Cameras ! Any Good?

PHeymont ·
That's cute! It would almost be worth a trip to UK at that price; Walmart here is listing it as $79.99 online (and out-of-stock)! Of course, they're also listing my new camera at the old list price that Sony already cut by $100...and they're supposed to be the low-price guys!
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Re: Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, February 20, 2015: Postcards from Morocco - orange juice vendors

GarryRF ·
Another unusual practice that came as quite a shock. Not one that you or I will suffer I think Mac. My daughter has long natural blonde hair. And every male in the market wanted to stroke it. I told them a firm NO ... but they insisted. And the line to touch her increased. So our day in the market was cut short.
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Re: Behind the Rides: Orlando leads U.S. in visits and low-wage jobs

DrFumblefinger ·
I am not sure if an employee working in tourism in NYC would have a higher quality of life even if paid more. Orlando at least is cheap. Also many folks in the tourist trade make a lot of their earnings from tips which rarely are fully reported as income. So I never know what to make of studies like this
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

GarryRF ·
The Jet Stream is responsible for the California drought. The Polar Vortex you've been suffering from - and for the UK not having frosty weather since last November. English strawberries in Winter and de-icing salt being 15cents for a 10 kilo sack ! Its not yet April and I've cut the grass twice ! Blame it all on the Jet Stream.
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Re: The flowers are saying, 'it's spring!'

PHeymont ·
Well, our Brooklyn summer lasts longer, but we've had a surprisingly short spring after a tough winter—and to my surprise, our New Dawn roses—the pink ones in the pictures— are in full flourish a few weeks earlier than usual. In some climates, they're supposed to have a second bloom in October, but after years, we can only hope. That's all one New Dawn, over 25 years old...even when cut back to a stump it quickly and aggressively reclaims its territory.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 22, 2014: Orvieto

PHeymont ·
I was fascinated enough by this brief taste to do a little more reading—and found that Orvieto not only has a funicular, it has an underground. No, not like London, but an extensive system of tunnels cut through the soft rock. Some may have been used for mining or for supplies, but it appears that most of them were created to allow escape from sieges!
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New gonzo cruise ship even has sky-diving!

PHeymont ·
In the race to think up more features to add to cruise ships, Royal Caribbean is looking up...with a top-deck skydiving simulator on its newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, which has just started operating out of the New York area. Would you believe...
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All the Tea In...Charleston?

PortMoresby ·
  Tea gardens, as the farms are traditionally known, no matter the size, have been seducing me for over a decade.  In Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces of China, Himachal Pradesh and Darjeeling in Himalayan India, in the Cameron Highlands of...
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AirBerlin Black Friday: $499 to Europe R/T!

PHeymont ·
AirBerlin, a OneWorld member, is offering a $499 roundtrip to several European destinations at cut-rate prices from now to Tuesday, with flights from Jan. 12 to Mar. 22. The $499 rate is for Berlin from Chicago, and Stockholm or Copenhagen from NYC....
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The Valley Island of Maui: 2) Haleakala National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Volcanoes never cease to fascinate me!  Something about their massive size and primal earth shaping power appeals to my sense of curiosity and awe.  So it’s not surprising that I find Haleakala to be Maui’s most interesting place...
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So cool ! MicroTheater !

Travel Rob ·
  What a cool concept!  Quick inexpensive plays in various locales in Spain.A good way to keep see great theater at cut rate prices.  The Spaniards know how to make the most of the recession.  Grab a front row seat...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 17, 2014: The street barbers of Varanasi

Mac ·
Varanasi, also known as Benares, in India is one of the oldest living cities in the world. It has a continuous history that is older than most of the main world religions. Built on the banks of Mother Ganges,  India’s most holy river, it is...
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Pictures from a small island - Portland Bill

Mac ·
Some 5 miles to the south-west of Weymouth is Portland Bill, a narrow promontory (or 'bill') at the southern end of the Isle of Portland, and the southernmost point of Dorset, England. This point of Portland bears the brunt of the many storms that...
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A summer trip to Valencia, Spain

Andre Pur ·
Last Summer, in 2014, I went on an internship program in Valencia, Spain. My internship took place in a nice hotel near the center of the town and lasted 3 months.  While I was there I could visit and enjoy many touristic points while also...
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SKY2BUY takes a swing at SkyMall's old audience

PHeymont ·
With SkyMall out of the sky and its name sold in bankruptcy court, the way is open for others to try selling to passengers inflight (SkyMall had exclusive deals with the airlines), and SKY2BUY, owned by an investment capital firm and ScotteVest, a...
 
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