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Re: Last light. Embleton Bay Northumberland. Half an hour after sunset

GarryRF ·
One of the amazing features of the North of England is how long the day is. I love waking at 4am with the sun shining on my bed. And sitting in the garden until the sky goes a dark blue for the 3 hours of night. The Twilight Zone maybe. No mosquitoes and a glass of Prosecco. Fine end to the day.
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Re: It's a loooong way to the tip of the wing!

DrFumblefinger ·
The photo reminds me of that famous episode of the "Twilight Zone" series. When a young William Shatner is a passenger on the window seat, looking out at the wing, while a gremlin starts tearing pieces from it. No one can see the Gremlin except for Shatner.... But that doesn't mean the Gremlin isn't there. You didn't happen to see a Gremlin, did you PHeymont?
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Re: Do traveling Brits hate kids?

GarryRF ·
Getting a 25 hour flight can be a painless experience with the correct preparation. Music, books and magazines. But taking a young child who screams with inner ear pressure problems is a nightmare and no one gets to sleep. So you arrive with no sleep for maybe 36 hours. Of course we love kids as much as anyone. I've been on an American flight to Hawaii where all the other passengers were kids on spring break. That flight should have carried a health warning. They behaved like animals. Yes...
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Re: Do traveling Brits hate kids?

DrFumblefinger ·
Having traveled with children myself, I'm quite sympathetic to folks on the road with their tots. It's hard to do and difficult to keep them entertained and sitting still for such long periods of time. I feel sorry for parents who are trying to comfort their children -- some in obvious distress from ear pain -- without success. A lot of poorly behaved kids (eg. kicking seats) are poorly parented. I'm far more upset with the parent than with the child. the kid needs to be instructed not to do...
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Re: Cruising California's 17 Mile Drive

GarryRF ·
Fine houses in their pristinely manicured gardens. Don't think I could even afford the taxes. I do like the areas that remain untouched by golf and the hand of fortune. I prefer the untouched to the "candy box tin" painting of nature. I've been to many places where the presence of paupers - like myself - detract from the ambiance of opulence. Even today I had a note attached to my car, that parking in a non-designated zone was being selfish. Even though they were full !
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Re: Finding Your Hike in Prospect Park

GarryRF ·
Sounds very familiar! Old money, big houses and the park becomes a buffer zone. But for now it's a great place to fill your lungs and for the kids to run wild - like kids need to !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 30, 2015: Just don't go...

TravelingCanuck ·
I believe what it means is the end of a traffic-free pedestrian zone.
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Re: 7 of many reasons to choose Bulgaria for your next trip

Travelling Buzz ·
I'm glad you liked the article. I would be more than happy if the post make you visit the country. @DrFublefinger I believe the best time to come to Bulgaria is september-october from the weather perspective, but if you want to see the charm the blooming trees give to the city, you should come in the spring. The summer is really, really (I mean really) hot and dry! The country lies between the strongly contrastic continental and Mediterranean climate zones, so it has an unusually variable...
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Re: Boarding Etiquitte and Carry-on Bags

DrFumblefinger ·
I usually try to get a seat in a zone where I'm guaranteed bin space. I usually have a laptop bag for my computer and travel documents, which goes under the seat in front of me. The rest of the items, including spare eyeglasses, camera, medications and clothes go into my carry-on. I can't take the small risk of these items getting lost so I need that carryon with me. It's rare that gate-checked bags get lost but they can. Generally for trips of a week or less, I can get by with just a...
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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: Are ATM's at European airport going to cost you more?

PHeymont ·
I believe the facts are somewhere in between, but the direction is not good. I can't, at the moment, find the piece I saw a few months ago about the transition, but my memory is that Travelex machines are to go in as lease/concession arrangements that exist expire. In some cases, the existing deals are quite long. At the moment, I can confirm that there are still bank-based machines in place at Berlin Tegel, and I'll have the opportunity in the next couple of weeks to check Prague and...
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Re: Coastal California: A Village, a Hamlet, and a Wide Spot in the Road

PortMoresby ·
The Stage Stop is one of those buildings that's become invisible, even while being half the commercial district of San Gregorio. Maybe this illustrates the fact that we see things differently when we're in the picture zone, that it was the first time I really looked at it. I assume it was a gas station, looks like a pump rusting there on the left. But even I'm not old enough to have seen it in action.
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Re: The Do's & Don'ts of Traveling to a Third World Country

Dan Carter ·
Karina...thanks for talking about getting out of the known world I've traveled in...I've always wondered! I especially like the points about being open to learning about new cultures, and that countries that might be poor financially are often rich in other ways, if you let yourself get out of your comfort zone. But there are a few things in your article that make me wonder if our own assumptions or "discomfort zones" sometimes get in the way of really understanding things when we're not at...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #47

DrFumblefinger ·
The vegetation suggests a mild climate, not too wet, possibly Mediterranean climate zone?
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Re: Sequoia National Park: Hiking to Pear Lake (The Lakes Trail)

DrFumblefinger ·
The challenge of this particular trail is getting up to the lakes. Once there, the trail is not that hard, although rocky so you have to watch your footing. There are easier places to get into the subalpine zone of some great mountains, PHeymont. Both in California and in the Rockies. When you're ready, we'll pick one and head out there. Likely for a day hike. My knees don't like the weight of a full backpack anymore.
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Monterey Bay Aquarium: Oceans Apart

Lestertheinvestor ·
  Located directly on the Monterey Bay just south of Santa Cruz is a sprawling complex of nearly 200 exhibits of more than 550 species in a 2 storey building nearly 30 years old: the Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA). Started in 1978, and open to the...
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Beating Jet Lag

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the most frustrating things about traveling between continents is jet lag.  It's a little different for everyone but basically is caused by your body's 24 bio-rhythm (internal clock) being thrown into disarray by changing time zones,...
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British invasion? Weak Euro makes holidays cheap!

PHeymont ·
The British pound and U.S. dollar are both much stronger this year in exchange rates with the Euro, but that's likely to have a much bigger effect on British travelers than Americans. True, more Americans are likely to travel to Europe this year, but...
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Walking the Burgundy Canal

PortMoresby ·
  Several years ago, after the completing 100+ miles of England’s Cotswold Way, over hill and dale and, at times, experiencing painful difficulties, I resolved to give up hills in favor of walking along waterways, of which there are many,...
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Gold Country, California: The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

PortMoresby ·
  I thought this series about Gold Country was done.  But I realize now that may not be true for some time.  About 6 months ago, wanting to replace the wood stove in my house that was installed when the house was built in 1978, I called...
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Ethiopia Musing: 3) Time and Date

Lestertheinvestor ·
    I tend to be a bit of a time conscious freak. Consequently, I look at calendars and clocks with some regularity. You can imagine my surprise on Monday morning at 6:30 am when I went down for breakfast to see that the clock said 00:30...
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, December 26, 2014: Postcards from Morocco - the camel rider

Mac ·
I was fortunate enough to be able to photograph this noble-looking Camel Rider of the great sand dunes at Erg Chebbi in the less explored desert zone around Merzouga, south of the Atlas Mountains in southern Morocco. Alternately riding and leading his...
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A day ago, driverless cars. Are you up for no-pilot jetliners?

PHeymont ·
Will a robot replace the pilot on your next flight?   No, this isn't a late-day April Fools' gag. Both NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration (they started the Internet, remember...) are working on technologies for...
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Eye on the Sky is China's new attraction

PHeymont ·
A huge Chinese radio-telescope has become a tourism attraction as well as a center for research. But no photos, please!
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Is this the world's most dangerous hotel?

PHeymont ·
A surprising demand for tours of the area devastated by a nuclear power plant explosion in 1986 has led the Ukraine government to open a new hostel.
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Car Rentals: More tech, shorter (or no) lines

PHeymont ·
Easy availability of car-sharing and ride-sharing are forcing car rental companies to rethink their long rental lines with a tech shake-up.
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June 26, 2017: Chocolateria San Gines, Madrid

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the most famous place to get a hot chocolate in Madrid, usually consumed with churros.
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The Importance Of a Summer Family Break

Ruby Daub ·
Everybody needs some time away from the daily grind. We all live busy lives at work, home and school and with the pressures of day to day life, there is often too little time to relax and communicate properly with our loved ones. Weekends are often filled with extra curricular activities and catching up with paperwork at home or chores. Holidays are necessary to get a break from the routine, from Lakeside holidays in lush countryside to beach breaks abroad but did you know just how...
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Paris gets a real car-free day

PHeymont ·
This time, the car-free zone is the whole city, as Paris gives up most motor transport for a day
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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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Oslo plans big-scale driverless-bus test

PHeymont ·
Oslo is moving toward a large-scale live test of small driverless buses, starting early next year.
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A California Gallery: The Ruth Bancroft Garden

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby ends her current line-up of Northern California gardens with a visit to the dry world created of one lady’s passion.
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Bagno Vignoni: Ancient bath, modern spa

Marilyn Jones ·
In a village known for its mineral baths for centuries, Marilyn Jones also appreciates a modern luxury spa.
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Vacation postcard takes 43 years to arrive

PHeymont ·
A postcard mailed from Nice in 1974 finally arrives at its destination in Brittany...but now the recipient is missing.
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Solar Eclipse 2017! The view from Baker City, Oregon

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares his experiences with viewing the total solar eclipse of 2017. He experienced it in eastern Oregon and found the moments of totality to be an amazing -- even moving experience.
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February 13, 2017. Tufted Gray Langur, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
A common primate found around the ancient archaeologic sites of Sri Lanka (and elsewhere), they are gentle creatures who don't mind posing for a photograph.
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When your cruise becomes a construction zone

PHeymont ·
Upgrades to Carnival Glory have left some passengers unhappy with construction and closed pools.
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Amsterdam tightens lock on Airbnb

PHeymont ·
Amsterdam's war on what it considers excess tourism impact takes a new twist with licensed short-term rentals with a ban in the city center.
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Dusk at Agra's Moon Garden

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Moon Garden in Agra, where he got his first view of the Taj Mahal across the Yamuna River.
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Unmissable Sights in Budapest

NikOl-Bp ·
We often travel to other countries, other cities, but not always for sightseeing. Conference, meeting, maybe for some service. These trips sometimes takes several days, but we can also decide to connect the pleasant to the useful and look around the city. Here is a brief introduction for those, whose destination is Budapest. What is a must see, from the Hungarian capital. I recommend this article, which contains more than 100 sights, for those who want to spend more days in Budapest, or want...
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Egypt: Spring cleaning at the Pyramids

PHeymont ·
Taking advantage of the lull in visitors, Egypt does a thorough cleaning of the area around the Pyramids.
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London: Heathrow Express cuts the fare

PHeymont ·
Long the most expensive railroad in the UK, the direct-to-city express is cutting its fares as competition looms.
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Twice as Nice: Two New Year's Eves

PHeymont ·
Time borders make it possible to have your New Years twice!
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6 Proven Ways To Run Your Business When Traveling

Ellie P (Guest) ·
Some practical suggestions for working as a digital nomad (sponsored content)
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Obernai, France: An Alsatian Treasure

George G. ·
George G shares his love for Obernai, in Alsace, and some practical advice for visiting.
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March 8, 2020: Fatal Restaurant, Budapest

George G. ·
An unusual restaurant name is the focus of George G's Pic of the Day selection.
 
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