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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 25, 2014: Statue of Elvis Presley, Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm old enough to remember the Vegas Years, although was too young at the time to go see Elvis in Vegas. Fans always commented that Elvis was at his best in Vegas -- relaxed, chatty (talking to the crowd a lot), and despite it's large size, it was a fairly intimate performance venue with lots of direct audience contact. (Watch the video all the way to the end to see the audience) The statue was unveiled by Barron Hilton just outside the showroom where Elvis performed, and it stood there for...
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Smart marketing: publisher targeting Wright Brothers book at airports

PHeymont ·
David McCullough, two-time Pulitzer winner in history, has a new book out highlighting the Wright Brothers and the beginning of commercial aviation--and they're aiming distribution at the people assumed to be most interested in the subject: air...
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Oro Tairona Museum, Santa Marta, Colombia

PHeymont ·
In Santa Marta, a fairly small museum navigates the fairly large tasks of the area's history and its prehistory.
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A Day in Santa Marta, Colombia

PHeymont ·
PHeymont spends a day making a nodding acquaintance with Colombia's oldest city, on the Caribbean coast.
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City Library, Pristina, Kosovo (Where Gumbo was #242)

Lestertheinvestor ·
LestertheInvestor shares some of the interesting architectural features of the library in the new nation's capital.
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The Cloisters: A Medieval World in New York

PHeymont ·
At the Cloisters, PHeymont enjoyed a long visit with the Metropolitan Museum's huge trove of medieval art and architecture.
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Syria: A Wing and a Prayer

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares memories of leading his first tour group into Syria.
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Cozumel, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Coral, Currents, and Clear waters

Goni ·
  What to see: coral pinnacles, walls, caverns, tunnels and crystal clear waters. Nurse sharks, turtles (hawksbill, loggerhead, green), spiny lobsters, crab, sting rays, variety of tropical fish like queen angelfish, schools of jacks, endemic...
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The ultimate round-the-world selfie

PHeymont ·
Traveling the world, one second at a time, and posting the daily second to YouTube (above) and at  https://youtu.be/8-g1Xangxs8   This is the story of Jordan Simons...a man for whom it's almost pointless to cite a nationality, because, as he...
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Brits on Beach behaving badly? Call (British) cops!

PHeymont ·
Magaluf at night, in a quieter moment...     Photo: Rafael Ortega Diaz / Wikimedia   Responding to repeated complaints from locals and other visitors about badly-behaved British tourists, two resort towns in Spain's Balearic Islands...
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March 22, 2018: Lane Foot Cottages, North Yorkshire

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares photos and the backstory of some cottage ruins in Swaledale, North Yorkshire.
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May 15, 2018: Babylonstoren, a South African Treasure

Marilyn Jones ·
Join Marilyn Jones for a visit to a historic garden and a lunch featuring its produce.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 12, 2014: Multnomah Falls, near Portland, Oregon

PortMoresby ·
    Fed by springs, rain and snow melt, the 611 foot high Multnomah Falls was still spectacular last September when I drove along the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Highway and stopped 30 miles east of Portland.  An admitted acrophobic, I...
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Journey to Jordan: Pt. 6, Aqaba and the Dead Sea

Professorabe ·
In the final part of this series, ProfessorAbe takes us to the Dead Sea, and the port and resort city of Aqaba.
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Oct. 6, 2016: Southdale Center, Edina, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Ottoman thought that his visit to Southdale Center would be just like any other mall he's visited. He was wrong.
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Plaza de Armas: Santiago's Historic Heart

PHeymont ·
The Plaza de Armas in Santiago, Chile, has been the heart of the city for nearly 500 years, and today is a popular place for many kinds of activities.
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France opens new replica of Lascaux Cave

PHeymont ·
France's latest attraction is a complete reproduction of one of its oldest: the famed Lascaux Cave with its prehistoric paintings.
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Huaca de la Luna, Trujillo Peru

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L got to visit 1000-year-old temples on a cruise stop in Trujillo, Peru
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MoLI Blooms in Dublin's new museum

PHeymont ·
A new museum in Dublin features Irish writers across the years as well as performance spaces and special programs.
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Dec. 9, 2015: Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Samantha ·
While spending some time in Portland we took a short 30 miles drive outside of Portland to see Multnomah Falls.  On the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge,  this fall is located east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, along the Historic Columbia River Highway. This 611 foot tall roaring awe-inspiring cascade of icy water lets you experience the power and beauty of nature up close and with ease.   According to the legend, Multnomah Falls was created to win the heart...
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Minsk in Belarus, a pleasant surprise!

Travellinn ·
Minsk, Belarus, is a favorite travel destination of TravelLinn. Find out why!
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Re: Journey to Jordan: Pt. 6, Aqaba and the Dead Sea

Marilyn Jones ·
Fantastic narrative and photos!!!
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Re: Journey to Jordan: Pt. 6, Aqaba and the Dead Sea

PHeymont ·
I've really enjoyed following this series. It's brought to vivid life some of the flat images I've carried in my head for years, and made me want to actually visit places that weren't really on my radar! For anyone who hasn't followed it all, there's an index with links to all 6 parts.
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Re: Journey to Jordan: Pt. 6, Aqaba and the Dead Sea

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks very much for this excellent conclusion to your interesting series. I learned a lot about Jordan from your visit and appreciate your sharing these experiences with us.
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At the Norton Simon Museum

PHeymont ·
At the Norton Simon Museum
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'Santa of the Seas' delivers for cruise crews

PHeymont ·
Off the coast of England, sailors rely on a shore-bound charity to take care of their shopping and gift needs.
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Saint-Simon Parish, NB, Canada

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob finds a beautiful church on the Acadian Peninsula.
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Nights in the Lap of Luxury

Marilyn Jones ·
Veteran travel writer Marilyn Jones finds some of her recent stays on a list of top luxury hotels in the world.
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Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, London

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the special Memorial Fountain built in tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales.
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