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Re: Sleeping with the fishes--an underwater hotel room!

Former Member ·
When I saw the picture with the fish in the window, I thought--I wonder if lots of fish and other creatures will come to stare at the strange beings in the box. Will they make faces and try to attract attention?
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Re: Paris warned: bigger floods will happen

PHeymont ·
Actually, part of the problem is that the Seine, like many others, is no longer a "natural" river. It's had its banks turned into walls, its flood plains turned from farms to cities, and more. And that requires, yes, experts to figure out how we can live with that when it rains. In the U.S., we have a similar issue with the Mississippi River, which has been so altered that floods that once spread over wide areas of land or were contained in marshy areas, and which fed fresh soil to farms and...
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Re: Brits on Beach behaving badly? Call (British) cops!

GarryRF ·
Sounds like the British kids are copying the "Spring Breakers" in Florida. With a hint of "Bikers Week" for the older ones.
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Re: Brits on Beach behaving badly? Call (British) cops!

PHeymont ·
I think it’s quite a bit like that…away from home, in a place that has tolerated a lot to keep the visitors coming…and is now reaping the whirlwind. Don’t know who did it first or where, but it’s certainly sad to see…especially when people get hurt.
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Re: Kyoto Tells Tourists What Not To Do

Travel Rob ·
I'm really surprised at how condescending this list is to travelers. Really surprised Kyoto would put it out.
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Re: Kyoto Tells Tourists What Not To Do

PortMoresby ·
This...I don't know what to call it. "List" is too small a word. Visual manifesto? Fascinating, the way a car wreck is fascinating. Japan was the first place I wanted to travel when I had a childhood friend from Japan. As an adult, I've had any number of opportunities to visit and haven't. I realized recently that what was stopping me was fear of giving offense. Kyoto has been the place that I thought I might brave my fears to see but this piece of municipal propaganda has wiped that thought...
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Re: Kyoto Tells Tourists What Not To Do

DrFumblefinger ·
It is one of those real-life bad jokes. I find particularly humorous the rules about when and how to take photographs. Anyone who's stumbled upon a group of Japanese tourists know that they'll fight for the best shot if they have to! Guess the rules apply to foreign guests, not local residents.
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Re: Kyoto Tells Tourists What Not To Do

TravelGirlJenn ·
Wow. Most of the list IS common sense. But tourists don’t always practice common sense, maybe at times myself included. Thing is, I have observed several Japanese tourists doing exactly what they advise not to do on their list during my travels to Europe. :-/ Most recently, almost felt that the rules didn’t apply to them as I was scolded for taking a picture without flash at Sacre-Coeur (didn’t see the sign). That was my mistake. However, while I was getting scolded for my offense, several...
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Re: The Difference between Tourists and Travelers

Amateuremigrant ·
Interesting thoughts on a constantly recycled debate. I certainly tried to prise the tourist out of the people in the groups I led, but not all were willing victims. Part of it surely is the time allocated to holidays - the tourist tries to see as much as possible in that time, but a traveller would be as happy poking around local markets - it's TOO easy to get sight-sore !
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Re: The Difference between Tourists and Travelers

PHeymont ·
AmateurEmigrant, you've just added a word to my vocabulary, and if it's not too late, I nominate it for 2017 Word of the Year: 'Sight-sore'
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Re: The Difference between Tourists and Travelers

PHeymont ·
I think it may not be all that easy to divide the world into 'tourists' and 'travelers;' the world is not really that binary, and there are many shades between them. And many of those we meet are on the path to deeper experiences as they experience more and travel more. I think of the many new travelers who used to post on the Frommer forums about their desire to 'see as much as possible' and 'do as many countries as possible' in impossibly short time allowances. Some of us who were regulars...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 29, 2014: Water Lilies, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California

PHeymont ·
More on the swallows, which now mostly nest a few miles away: Staff at the Mission of San Juan Capistrano are trying to lure the swallows back by playing male swallow mating calls, hoping it will attract the females to the traditional nests, and that they will be followed by the males. Here's a VIDEO from the Orange County Register, and more INFO from the Mother Nature Network.
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Re: Top 5 Beaches in India for Honeymoon Couples

NnamAries ·
I was at Goa with a few friends two years ago, it does have that romantic vibe about it.
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Re: Big boom in glass-bottom bridges

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, but no thanks!
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Re: Big boom in glass-bottom bridges

PHeymont ·
I'm with you there...I love spectacular views as much as the next guy, but when I'm looking down a long way I feel nervous chills...add that to a swaying bridge, and I'm, well, not there!
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Re: Survey: U.S. is 2016's top vacation destination

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm a little surprised that there's so much interest in the USA given the relative strength of the US dollar currently. But it is regarded as a fairly safe place to go and airfares are cheap now, so that may be the driving force behind this.
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Re: Survey: U.S. is 2016's top vacation destination

GarryRF ·
Now that many countries are not recommended for a vacation us Brits are looking west instead of east. I'll be over in 2 weeks !
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Re: Britain's #1 attraction: The British Museum

GarryRF ·
Another "Best of Britain" survey that doesn't see beyond London. The Albert Dock in Liverpool has 6.3 Million visitors per annum - and not a mention. The Albert Dock is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
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Re: If you're happy and you know it...press here, please!

GarryRF ·
The reason most airports don't ask is because they don't care ! JFK and Heathrow continue to increase their passenger numbers without the need for customer satisfaction. So by some misguided indicator they presume all is well down on the farm. A captive audience doesn't attract an acceptable service level. A penny saved is a penny earned.
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The Bear Blog

59nationalparks ·
  I had a hunch when Shelly and I were planning our 59 National Park in 59 weeks tour that wildlife would be center stage.  I knew that the buffalo would roam in Yellowstone, that the tropical fish would dance...
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AMC Teams Up With MoviePass For Theater Subscriptions

Travel Rob ·
I think an interesting development for frequent moviegoers ,travelers and students is that AMC decided to test movie subscriptions to theaters with MoviePass .The beta will be in Denver and Boston in January and will let moviegoers watch a  2D...
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Iceland's new attraction: tunnel into a glacier

PHeymont ·
As if Iceland didn't already have enough to attract tourists and keep them busy, a new tunnel, dug deep into the heart of a glacier, will open in June.    The tunnel, the world's first on an ice-cap glacier, goes into the western side of...
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Marriott enters the Travel Magazine business

DrFumblefinger ·
    In a change to its usual consumer outreach, Marriott corp, one of the world's largest hoteliers, will begin publishing an online travel magazine.  Marriott sees it as a way to expand it's brand and, hopefully, attract new guests to...
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New code for London's buskers: Sing, share, go, please!

Travel Rob ·
          Photo from Wikimedia Commons,Author ProfDEH The  new code of Code of Conduct  for Buskers (Street Performers) in London was issued on Monday by Mayor Boris Johnson. These official...
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Hotels in the UK have the worst service in Europe !

GarryRF ·
  Yet another survey from The Telegraph (UK) reckons that Hotels in the UK have the worst service in Europe. True or False ? Finland has the best service the survey found. But, if you read the figures, the worst performing City is London. But as...
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NYC&Co: We bring you tourists, we'll show you how to serve them

PHeymont ·
Taking a step beyond just beefing up the number of tourists arriving, New York City's tourism promotion agency, NYC&Co. has developed a program to help businesses and attractions in all five boroughs be ready for the numbers. And they are impressive numbers. Last year 56.4 million visitors came to New York; the city is pushing to hit 67 million by 2021. The new program, called "Tourism Ready" builds on Brooklyn's success in branding and marketing itself; experts including former...
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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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Signs of Downtown Las Vegas

DrFumblefinger ·
    Las Vegas is one of the most loved -- and despised -- travel destinations in the world.  Some folks bask in and are energyzed by its non-stop action and adrenaline, the gambling, the booze, the neon lights -- everything you imagine...
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Iceland's newest museum: 23 full-size whales!

PHeymont ·
Iceland has another new attraction—Whales of Iceland, a permanent exhibit of 23 full-size whale models near Reykjavik's harbor. It's the world's largest whale exhibit.   Photo: Whales of Iceland Whales are popular everywhere these days, and...
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Tourism websites grow, but not like travel!

PHeymont ·
Two reports on Skift, a travel-industry news site, paint an interesting contrast. New numbers from the National Travel and Tourism Office tally 75 million international visitors to the U.S. last year, about 34 million not from neighboring countries....
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, February 20, 2015: Postcards from Morocco - orange juice vendors

Mac ·
In the heart of the bustling World Heritage site " Jemaa el-Fnaa" square, in front of the elegant Koutoubia mosque, in the centre of Marrakech , you will find lines of these mobile orange juice vendors all jostling to attract your trade for their...
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Brooklyn's Prospect Park Greenmarket

PHeymont ·
By a quick count, I’ve photographed markets in nearly three dozen cities in the U.S. and Europe; they’ve often appeared here on TravelGumbo. And yet the market I visit most often, and where my wife shops almost weekly, hasn’t found...
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Carnival Celebrations in Trinidad & Tobago

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Carnival is an annual celebration of life found in many countries around the world. It first originated as a pagan festival in ancient Egypt which was subsequently celebrated by the Greeks and then the Romans. Carnival was later adopted by the Roman...
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Air Canada adds Montreal to its China hubs

PHeymont ·
Air Canada extends its China services another stop east to Montreal to offer connections for East Coasters.
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Sicilian town bans pushy waiters after brawl

PHeymont ·
After a street brawl between rival waiters last month, Taormina is sending them inside to keep the streets peaceful.
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Kirsten Hines' new book just released!

DrFumblefinger ·
Frequent contributor, Kirsten Hines, has a new book on beautiful Biscayne National Park. Kirsten did all the photography and co-wrote much of it.
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Are We bored of Abroad? - Why UK holidays are the Next Big Thing

Christina Woodard ·
Millions of holidaymakers are abandoning the beaches of far flung climes and sticking with a staycation in the UK - and in bigger numbers than ever before. Good news for the domestic economy, holidaying Brits are choosing to spend their hard-earned cash and home. The figures make for great reading… In the first quarter of 2016, 10% more people were holidaying in England than at the same time in 2015, a Rise of some 7.3 million holidaymakers. But why? What has changed to prompt people to stay...
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Kids to fly free on some British Air flights

PHeymont ·
British Airways sees a way to fill some seats and offer a benefit that may be out of reach for its low-cost rivals.
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Know Everything About Goa Travel Information

Abhishek Mathur ·
Why Goa? India is one of the countries which have always fascinated different countries. Some invade it while some ruled it. Some brought blunders to this heritage country while some others made such wonders which made their names immortal with their works. The state of Goa is part of India and is situated at the west coast of the country. The state is rich with the Portuguese’s culture, heritage and history. Goa and the Tourism Goa is listed among the best tourist destinations in India.
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Dispatches from Ikaria: Part 1

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe begins the first in a four part series about visiting the beautiful Greek island of Ikaria. The landscape is lovely and the wildflowers were especially remarkable during his visit.
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France opens world's first Polar Lands museum

PHeymont ·
Premanon, in eastern France, is home to a unique museum, honoring the work of French explorer Paul-Emile Victor.
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April 3, 2017: Cabazon Dinosaurs

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob takes a road trip and sees the Cabazon Dinosaurs along the way.
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Three Coins in a Fountain, but no feet allowed

PHeymont ·
Police and the City administration are on a crackdown to keep people and problems out of the city's famed Trevi Fountain
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How to have fun in Thassos, Greece

Ovidiu ·
I'm not so good to express myself in words so I will show you how to have fun and what are the main tourist attractions from Thassos Greece. My name is Ovidiu and this is my instagram https://www.instagram.com/olixandru/ They say a picture is worth 1000 words. Below picture was taken at Paradise Beach (nudism can be done here). Acropolis Limenas Thassos Grecia. Tarsanas beach Thassos Town. Thasos port Limenas. I was staying in Macedon Hotel in Limenas. All pictures are made by me, I use...
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Escape from Disney: Tiber-Butler Preserve

PHeymont ·
When you need a break from the 'Mouse Machine' this county nature preserve is only minutes away.
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Oct. 5, 2017: Llandudno, North Wales

GarryRF ·
A visit with GarryRF to a Welsh seaside town that was built up to attract Victorian-era holidaymakers.
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The 3 Best Markets in France

Jacob William ·
The city of fashion, Paris is the place where you can enjoy the real meaning of fashion. Not only fashion for which Paris is known for, its rich history, mesmerizing tourist spots and exotic heritage site make Paris a prominent tourist destination in the world which can be explored once you obtain your visa to france . Seeing the popularity of the place we have brought to you the list of best markets in Paris that will offer you best and ultimate things during your visit to Paris – 1. Food...
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Oct. 28, 2017: Strasbourg with Bubbles

PHeymont ·
Bubbles, whether small or large, one or by the millions, always attract attention. PHeymont spotted this bubblicious scene outside Strasbourg Cathedral.
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Dubai tests new 'hands free' security check-in

PHeymont ·
Walk down a tunnel of fish images and look around: the display is taking your pictures and using them to check you in without a delay.
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Ends of the Line: Taking the #1 Train, NYC

Jonathan L ·
Every New York subway line has its own character; Jonathan L begins an exploration of what's at their ends, starting with his home line.
 
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