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Re: March 3, 2020: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

George G. ·
Booked a wedding anniversary trip to St. Thomas and we had a fabulous romantic time. If you get the chance, take the Red Hook ferry to Cruz Bay at St. John's and explore the Virgin Island National Park. Lots of plantation ruins from back in the day when Denmark ruled the Virgin Islands. We had a wonderful lunch and view from the Caneel Bay Resort, which I understand has not reopened after being pummeled by two hurricanes.
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Re: "Mind Your Manners!" VisitBritain Warns Hoteliers

GarryRF ·
CICAK. No one gets upset over a few words here. Unlike my family in the US who think that an exchange of views is the start of WW3. I enjoy exchanging opinions and alternate ideas. As do most people here in the UK. Constructive criticism is a wonderful thing ! DrFunblefinger likes to throw me some "bait" occasionally - but he knows I wont bite the hook. PHeymont likes to rock my boat too. But it's just "light hearted teasing" and we've all been friends for many years ! Some of the...
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Re: It's not snow: silvery cholla cactus, backlit, Christmas Day in Green Valley, AZ

DrFumblefinger ·
Glad to see you didn't get too close, PHeymont! The needles on most cholla are barbed, like a fish hook. Very painful and difficult to get out once embedded in your skin.
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Re: It's not snow: silvery cholla cactus, backlit, Christmas Day in Green Valley, AZ

DrFumblefinger ·
I bet your friend said to use "fish nose" plyers. The same kind you use to get a deeply swallowed hook out of a fish.
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Re: Newgrange; Ireland’s ancient Passage Tomb

GarryRF ·
On my first visit to Anna Maria I was amazed that the Pelicans would sit next to you on the pier by Allemande Villas. Like a pet dog. They would try and steal your bait as you were fishing. But like a good dog they responded to a "Hey you!" and sat watching you. When I caught my first fish I pulled and fought with the monster! As I lifted my prize from the water my new Pelican friend flexed his wings. He glided off the Pier and with great precision removed my catch from the hook! He passed...
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Re: Fort Hancock NJ - Where Gumbo Was (#131)

PHeymont ·
Fooled me completely! I was sure it was European and before the 18th century...
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Re: Lynchburg, Virginia: A Town of Many Pasts

George G. ·
Travel Rob …. I’m looking forward to your next WITW. Even though the last one was not so difficult, overall your WITW mysteries have been the most arduous of all I have encountered, especially Norway and the Hook of Netherlands.
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Re: Aarhus: Is it strictly for the birds?

GarryRF ·
Seagulls are just rats with wings. They ruin lake fishing when you scatter ground bait. Scare the fish. Take 12 inches of fishing line. Tie a hook at each end. Make a ball of bread at each hook. Shoot into the sky with your bait catapult. Catch a seagull at each end. The noise they make scares the rest of the flock. Instantly fly away !
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#134)

Samantha ·
I thought it was the Sandy Hook lighthouse, but now I am not sure, lol
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#134)

Jonathan L ·
Samantha, here is my Sandy Hook post from a couple of weeks ago. https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...-where-gumbo-was-131
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Re: Need help planning Morocco trip

Mac ·
If you can, pay the extra to go straight into Marrakech as going in via Casa is more hassle and time that detracts from the fun of your holiday. This is especially if you have to fly via a European hub first as it is all airport, airport, airport, Marrakech is "THE" experience of Morocco and honestly very "full on" - just please hook up with local guides, probably and preferably via the hotel, who will deflect some of the more 'enthusiastic' locals who might make life a bit tedious. There is...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 31, 2015 : The Stilt Fisherman of Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
    Stilt fishing is unique to Sri Lanka and is found only on the southwestern part of the island (between Unawatuna and Weligama). The fishermen sit on a cross bar called a  petta (although plastic chairs are also used) tied to a...
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Europe set to OK SkyTeam hook-up for Paris

PHeymont ·
It looks like European regulators are set to approve a joint operation covering routes between the U.S., Paris, Rome and Amsterdam. The arrangement, under scrutiny for three years, would let the airlines, all SkyTeam members, plan schedules together...
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United off the hook on "mistake fares"

PHeymont ·
The U.S. Department of Transportation has ruled that United is not obligated to honor $50 first-class trans-Atlantic fares sold in error two weeks ago. DOT ruled that since customers were only able to obtain the fares by misrepresenting themselves as...
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Spain's "ghost airport" will come to life with Ryanair

PHeymont ·
Spain's embarrassingly-empty Castellon-Costa Azahar airport, unused since it was opened with great ceremony nearly five years ago, will finally get passengers. Ryanair will announce a schedule of flights from U.K. and northern Europe today, according...
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Science knows why your wheels wobble

PHeymont ·
Like most people, you've probably wondered why your suitcases don't want to follow in your footsteps...
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March 23, 2017: Proud to be Hookers at Jean's Gift Shop, Chéticamp, NS

Ottoman ·
Don't let the name fool you. This family friendly arts & crafts gift shop should be rated "A" for Awesome.
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Hook of Holland rail link re-opens

PHeymont ·
Rail service is running again between the Hook of Holland ferry terminals and the world...but it's only a metro stop now.
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Private islands spread to Pacific

PHeymont ·
Cruise lines continue to build and expand their private islands, with Royal Caribbean spreading the concept to the Pacific.
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New Star Alliance Latin America hookup?

PHeymont ·
In the wake of Delta's new ties with LATAM, other airlines are scrambling to create partnerships between North and South American airlines.
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Amsterdam: Glimpses of the Jordaan

PHeymont ·
Join PHeymont for a look at one of Amsterdam's trendiest neighborhoods and its not-so-trendy history.
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Ryanair may hook up with BA, Virgin, TAP for long-haul

PHeymont ·
On the ground at London Stansted, where Ryanair might feed overseas passengers to BA   Ryanair, the biggest short-haul and budget carrier in Europe has often hinted at starting a trans-Atlantic service, but never taken the step. Now it may be...
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Dismaland - the new 'post-apocalyptic' bemusement park in England

Mac ·
Dateline: Weston-Super-Mare, England, August 24th 2015  Housed on the site old Tropicana swimming lido built in 1937 that once boasted the largest outdoor swimming pool in Europe and which has been unused since 2000 we now have the latest "must...
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Fort Hancock NJ - Where Gumbo Was (#131)

Jonathan L ·
Entrance to Mortar Battery Congratulations to TravelingCanuck who guessed that this week Gumbo was "down the shore" in New Jersey, visiting Fort Hancock. Fort Hancock is a decommissioned military base that sits in the Sandy Hook National Park. The...
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France catches 4.5 MILLION foreign speeders on camera

PHeymont ·
If you're the kind of driver who views the speed limit as a suggestion, you might want to avoid France. The country's extensive network of speed cameras caught 21 million speeders in 2014, and 4.5 million of those were foreigners.   The number of...
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#261)

PHeymont ·
Time for a new travel puzzle, with daily clues to help you figure out Where in The World is TravelGumbo this week!
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Stuck with A380s, company plans airline

PHeymont ·
Stuck with a fleet of unwanted A380s, an Irish leasing company comes up with a scheme to fly them itself and market through others.
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Hook of Holland, the Netherlands (Where Gumbo was #260)

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo was found in Hook of Holland, the Netherlands.
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How'd We Live Without Travel Apps?

Travel Rob ·
For the last couple of years I've brushed off travel apps. I thought they were cool, but I didn't own a smart phone and honestly I thought they were more of a conversation item than something that would help save money or time. But with the proliferation of cheap tablets and no contract smart phones I started using some apps the last few months. BTW—Walmart will begin selling iPhones for their budget no-contract Straight Talk. Below are three apps I use that are really useful to me. They...
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New York Harbor: View from a Tugboat

PHeymont ·
  As travelers, we like to poke around in cities and look for the less-seen sights—but it’s easy to forget we have them at home, too. New York from the water is an example. In this century, we New Yorkers tend to forget how important...
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A Visit to the “Spine Garden:”Cactus in Arizona’s Sonora Desert

PHeymont ·
 Even a non-artist like me can make you think of the desert with just a few squiggles of a felt-tip marker. See above? I did it already…and what does the trick is that everyone has seen the image forever, even though the cactus in the...
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Family Fun in Kent County, Delaware

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of the travel gems for you to enjoy when visiting Delaware's Kent County.
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Savoring the Flavor of Miami

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some excellent suggestions on how to enjoy your time in Miami.
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Luray Caverns, Virginia

George G. ·
George G visits a busy, and impressive, Luray Caverns and adds info on other attractions in the area.
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Las Vegas

VegasClub ·
  The city of Entertainment.  So many shows, nightclubs drinking; and gambling only makes it more confusing.  The Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Indoor Skydiving, Zip Line, Rock Climbing, Triple A Baseball, Rodeos, Concerts, Limos,...
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Ellis Island - Island of Hope or Island of Tears?

Samantha ·
Visiting the former immigration center, Samantha finds it was both a new start for many and the end of a dream for others.
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Germany: Rules change, more free WiFi

PHeymont ·
Germany is about to let cafe owners off the hook for what customers do on WiFi; it's expected to make much more WiFi available.
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Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 3 of 3

Samantha ·
The final part of our visit to the replica lighthouses of Lake Havasu, narrated by Samantha.
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Nebraska tries a twist to get tourists

PHeymont ·
Taking a wry approach, the relatively unvisited state declares it's really NOT for everyone. Will humor turn the trick for them?
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Best Traveling Tips to Consider While Visiting Tamarindo Costa Rica

Earl Whitton ·
Travelling and holiday planning are one of those aspects which helps you take a break from your routine life. The relaxing atmosphere at the beachside hotel and all the amenities at your service isn’t any less of a tour to heaven. Most of the people look upon a calm and relaxed atmosphere to shred away the stress of life. Tamarindo Costa Rica is one of the exotic places to spend a relaxing yet adventures holiday with your family. The town speaks for an all-beach location, where you shall...
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Re: Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 3 of 3

Travel Rob ·
Thank you for the series! I hope to get there!
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Horse-drawn transport, Santiago de Cuba

PHeymont ·
Horse-drawn transport, Santiago de Cuba
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After the hurricane, new housing

PHeymont ·
After the hurricane, new housing
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"On-line" in Santiago de Cuba

PHeymont ·
"On-line" in Santiago de Cuba
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Dreaming Around the World, Part I

PortMoresby ·
Does where we choose to sleep when we travel say something meaningful about us, or nothing at all? PortMoresby thinks it does & shares her own choices over the years.
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Moravian Pottery and Tile Works: Art and Innovation

PHeymont ·
The Pottery was the creation of a unique personality, Henry Chapman Mercer, and is still producing the Arts and Crafts-era tiles he designed.
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