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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 18, 2013: Strokkur Geysir, Iceland

PHeymont ·
I know what you mean about how close people get! This couple had their backs to it, too close for my comfort, with their iPhone and smiles ready for the geyser to fill in the background of the picture...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#178)

DrFumblefinger ·
Here are today's clues. The boardwalks you see above take you through wetlands on the ridge of a hill. These are some photos of these wetlands, and what grows in them....
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Re: Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Banff National Park (Where Gumbo Was #178)

Jonathan L ·
I spent several nights at Banff Springs, but not the cave and Basin. It is quite an experience to sit in a hot spring outdoors while snow is falling! Thanks for bring back the memories.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 25, 2014: Fall colors at Upper Kananaskis Lake, Alberta

GarryRF ·
Beautiful and unspoilt - is this part of Canada as big as it looks? Do the city folks come here to get back to nature ? Looks like camping heaven - but does it have any wildlife that likes human blood? Could it be too good to be true ? Great pix - worthy of a Gumbo Calendar Dr.Y !!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 25, 2014: Fall colors at Upper Kananaskis Lake, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
Hi GarryRF, Yes, this part of the world includes vaste stretches of wilderness. Lots and lots of unspoiled mountains, valleys, forests, rivers and lakes. It is only an hour's drive from west Calgary, so lots of those of us who live here spend our weekends in the Rockies. Much like those in Denver. Camping is wonderful in the summertime, as the weather is mild and the days very long. It's also great to hike here at that time. Camping in the winter is only for the brave of heart. You need to...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 25, 2014: Fall colors at Upper Kananaskis Lake, Alberta

PHeymont ·
Great views, and especially the pictures where the lines of color so clearly mark the changes in altitude and what is growing there...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 25, 2014: Fall colors at Upper Kananaskis Lake, Alberta

GarryRF ·
My Wife - she who must be obeyed - loves a single Kayak and the open sea. So I presume this would be on a lake. Much safer I think. Sounds like you have the perfect location for a wilderness family like ours ! When we camp in summer you'd mistake some of the tents for aircraft hangers. But the kids and babies come too. Canoes and Fishing rods. Wet suits and waders. We go to Shell Island in Wales - but only when the tides out. Need to plan your journey ahead. They only have Grizzly Sheep.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 25, 2014: Fall colors at Upper Kananaskis Lake, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
Garry, I hope that's not your car in the drink....
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 25, 2014: Fall colors at Upper Kananaskis Lake, Alberta

GarryRF ·
The road was clearly marked CLOSED If it was my own act of stupidity then I would keep it a secret. Why some folks with 4x4 cars think they can beat the laws of physics I don't know. But thanks for the concern. No one was hurt I believe.
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Re: Mustang

Amateuremigrant ·
Please tell me you have more ! I've wanted to see, but now never will, the landscape that Peter Matthiessen and George Schaller trekked through to reach Dolpo in 'the snow leopard' 😍
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Re: Mustang

DrFumblefinger ·
Terrific photo of a place few of us will ever get to! Thanks for sharing this.
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Re: Mustang

PHeymont ·
Echoing DrFumblefinger's comment: until I saw your picture, and did some research, I never knew this remote area of Nepal existed!
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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: A visit to Great Basin National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Well, for a start, make sure you visit Reno, Travel Luver. It's a much small town than Vegas but still has all the casinos, restaurants, etc that you'd expect from a Nevada City. From here it's easy to do a day trip to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, or down to Carson City. Reno is actually the closest major city to Great Basin National Park, say about a 3-4 hour drive. Vegas is 6-7 hour drive away. Salt Lake City is closer to Great Basin than Vegas. But you really can't do it as...
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Re: A visit to Great Basin National Park

PHeymont ·
The comments on "orphan parks" made for some interesting thoughts. How do we (as a society) choose what to save for parks? When you consider urban parkland, the point is obvious: people who have no land of their own need areas for public recreation. In other cases, individuals with wealth and influence have created parks in areas important to them personally (think of Acadia and the Rockefellers, Palisades Interstate Park and Morgan partners). But setting aside and maintaining areas like...
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Re: A visit to Great Basin National Park

PHeymont ·
No, I'm painfully aware of the past and present cuts...but I see more ahead. My concern is that there are loud voices (my own included) to speak out against cuts to parks that have a big "fan base," including Gateway here in the NY area. Because so many speak out for those parks, I fear that NPS will increasingly "hide the damage" by even more drastic cuts to others--perhaps even outright abandonment. And that's not so far-fetched an idea. For some 20 or more years here in New York, Prospect...
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Visiting Versailles

DrFumblefinger ·
    Among the many wonderful palaces of Europe, Versailles is said to be the greatest and grandest of them all.  It’s a  UNESCO World Heritage site  and is on almost every traveler’s list of “must see”...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 18, 2013: Strokkur Geysir, Iceland

DrFumblefinger ·
 Geysers got their name in Iceland sometime in the 12th century.  Iceland has abundant geothermally heated water, many homes not even having a hot water heater, just naturally hot water pumped in.   While it's no longer very...
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Dry Falls – Home of The World’s Largest Waterfall!

DrFumblefinger ·
Imagine a waterfall with a precipice over three and a half miles (5.5 km) long and a drop of over 400 feet (120 m)!  By comparison, Niagara Falls is about 1/10th as wide.  Think of the millions of gallons of water pouring over it each...
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The Living Desert Wildlife and Botanical Park, Palm Desert

DrFumblefinger ·
Palm Desert's LIVING DESERT offers a place to see several desert ecosystems, as well as an interesting assortment of animals from the Americas and Africa.
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Visiting Western Greenland. Part II – Western Greenland on Foot!

Racing_snake ·
Part I covered three Greenlandic towns I have visited but my real passion is being out in West Greenland’s wilderness.  So this part is about what it has to offer those willing to get out there on foot and under canvas!    I...
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Why You should visit Nevada's Valley of Fire

DrFumblefinger ·
    Tired of the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas?  Had enough of the concrete canyons and smoked filled casinos of Sin City?  Not sure if it's day or night (there are no clocks allowed in Vegas casinos)?  Then you should do...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 25, 2014: Fall colors at Upper Kananaskis Lake, Alberta

Dr.Y ·
  Fall is a special time of year in the mountains.  While the colors in the Canadian Rockies are not as varied as in eastern North America, it's still very lovely.  Here is some beautiful mountain lake scenery and a surprise...
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Gold Country, California: Auburn

PortMoresby ·
  Auburn is a town at a crossroads.  Interstate 80 passes through from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the desert of the Great Basin and the nation eastward, and west to San Francisco.  It was the main route migrants traveled coming west,...
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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, 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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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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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 Burgess Shale, Stanley Glacier, Kootenay National Park (Where Gumbo was #211)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the fossil rich deposits of the Burgess Shale. These are at a newly discovered site in the Stanley Glacier basin of Kootenay National Park.
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#212)

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo is constantly moving and for WITW 212 ,he ends up here. Follow the daily clues and take a guess!
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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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July 27, 2017: Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada

Ottoman ·
While attending a family function in the Carson City Nevada area, Ottoman took advantage of a free afternoon and drove to Lake Tahoe.
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Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Alberta (Where Gumbo Was #236)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Writing-on-Stone Provincial park in south-central Alberta. A beautiful prairie landscape dotted with hundreds of hoodoos and the Milk River make for a memorable destination.
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Timanfaya National Park, Canary Islands

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook visits the volcanic landscape of Timanfaya National Park in Canary Islands, a UNESCO Biosphere Preserve.
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Scenes from Death Valley National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some photos from a past journey to California's Death Valley.
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Fountains of Basel

PHeymont ·
Basel is home to a wide variety of fountains, some whimsical, some serious, and all a part of the city's fabric. Here are some of PHeymont's favorites.
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Adventurous places to visit in India

Kerry ·
Life itself is a fun-filled adventure where we come across alternate twists and turns. Travelling is the best activity that helps us to find quick relief from our hectic schedules. India being blessed with an extensive land diversity, planning an adventurous trip here is something you should never miss on. Indian adventurous locations are characterized by high peaks, fascinating rivers, arduous mountain ranges, exotic wildlife. So, if you are ready to ditch in the boredom of your 9 to 5...
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Visiting Alaska In Any Season

Patricia Lee (Guest) ·
A trip to Alaska is on many traveler's bucketlist. Here's a look at what you can expect to find during its different seasons (sponsored content)
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Butterfly World, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoys his visit to Butterfly World, near Fort Lauderdale. It's the world's largest butterfly park and you'll see large numbers and a large variety of butterflies, birds and plants if you visit.
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The Remarkable Okavango Delta: Xudum Delta Lodge

DrFumblefinger ·
(The lush green Okavango Delta viewed from a plane) After 2 years of planning, dozens of hours of traveling (literally to the other side of the world), the four of us were finally there.  Our small Safari Air plane was taking your humble...
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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 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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Cherry Blossoms soon for DC

PHeymont ·
March 17-20 will be the peak time for the capital's famous cherry blossoms.
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Tidal Basin Memorials, Washington D.C.

George G. ·
George G shares a visit to two of the newer memorials in Washington DC, those dedicated to the memory of Martin Luther King Jr and President Franklin Roosevelt.
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Flood Memorial, Grand Forks

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Flood Memorial in Grand Forks. Constructed after the devastating flood of 1997, it helps people visualize how high the seemingly placid Red River can rise in the spring flooding season.
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National Museum of African Art, Washington DC (Where Gumbo was #273)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington DC. The museum has fascinating collection of art and artifacts, and George G shares some of its highlights.
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Canada's 10 Best Kayaking Destinations

Floating Authority ·
Floating Authority shares ten top spots to go kayaking in Canada. Canada may well have the best assorted destinations for kayaking of any country in the world.
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10 Water Sports and Their Top 5 Spots

John Peter ·
This human-made chaos is everything we want to survive this time and everything we get frustrated with. We as a mortal being are keen to watch movies in which robots are flying and changing the world or meta-humans are saving the planet earth. It indicates our want for something drastic to happen in this world, but what we are not willing to do is to leave our couch and drag ourselves out from the house to make our own life better or to save our own-self. I have always found water to be a...
 
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