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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 2, 2013: BootHill Graveyard, Tombstone, Arizona

Mac ·
Ah great memories Dr. F! We had the pleasure of strolling round Boot Hill and then shaking hands with both Doc Holiday and Wyatt Earp themselves! (Well, they were the real one's weren't they?). The tomb stones, or grave markers, in Boot Hill make great reading. Quite a number referring to folks being "legally hanged" (did that make any difference to the end result?). I particularly liked the tomb 'stone' (board) saying: "Here lies George Johnson, hanged by mistake 1882. He was right, we was...
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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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National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta (Where Gumbo Was #109)

Travel Rob ·
Exterior Albert Vecerka-Esto & The Freelon Group-HOK We had some good guesses for this week's Where in the World is TravelGumbo, but believe it or not, no one offered the correct guess. The National Center for Civil and Human Rights opened on Monday, June 23rd 2014 in Pemberton Place, adjacent to the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola. This area is in Downtown Atlanta, just north of Centennial Olympic Park. The Center links the American Civil Rights...
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London Plans to Expand its 24 Hour Weekend Tube Service

Travel Rob ·
London had previously announced that the Tube would offer 24-hour weekend trains on the Piccadilly, Victoria, Central, Jubilee and Northern lines starting on September 12. This past Friday, London Mayor Boris Johnson and Chancellor George Osborne said...
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October 23, 2017: Amphicars

DrFumblefinger ·
The first commercially designed vehicle to be driven on both land and water, Amphicars had limited success when they were produced in the mid-20th century. They are now highly sought after collectibles.
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In crisis, Heathrow v Gatwick feud returns

PHeymont ·
British Airways considers dropping Gatwick to shore up its position at Heathrow.
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Back to Future, with an Orange Roof

PHeymont ·
An Iowa developer is planning to return an apartment building to its roots as a Howard Johnson hotel.
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June 17, 2020: Scotty's Castle, Death Valley

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Scotty's Castle in Death Valley on a clear winter's day.
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Cody Park, North Platte, Nebraska

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some pictures of Cody Park in North Platte, Nebraska with her nephew Jesse, who is related Cody.
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United's computer glitches ground its flights

PHeymont ·
United Airlines suffered another of its continuing series of computer glitches today, grounding all flights for a time this morning, and leaving delays and confusion extending possibly into the evening. Up to 800 flights were affected.   The...
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Department of Homeland Security Announces Changes To Visa Waiver Program

Travel Rob ·
38 countries citizens that didn't need a Visa to come to the US because of the Visa Waiver Program, are in for some changes. Homeland Secretary Jeh Charles Johnson announced these following changes to the Visa Waiver Program   Required use of...
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London Mayor Announces Kids Travel Free on National Rail Services in the City

Travel Rob ·
            London- Photo by DrFumblefinger   London's Mayor Boris Johnson  announced that children under 11 will be able to travel free on all National Rail services in the capital...
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In Egypt: Howard Carter's House

PortMoresby ·
Last stop on a day spent across the Nile from Luxor, PortMoresby visits the house where Howard Carter lived while excavating Tutankhamun's Tomb.
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London's Fireworks: Pay Up or Watch TV

PHeymont ·
London's New Years Eve fireworks on the Thames will be a ticketed event this year, with just 100,000 tickets sold at £10 each. The goal is to reduce the number of spectators and make managing the event easier. The Mayor, Boris Johnson, says...
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Banff National Park: Hiking Johnson Lake

DrFumblefinger ·
Hiking (walking or tramping) for many of us is an important part of enjoying a destination.  The ability to get out and explore on foot in a natural or near natural environment, even if it's near a city, is good exercise, mentally cathartic and...
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The NY State Fair - My Favorite Things

Jonathan L ·
There are many things to do and see when you visit the NY State Fair. Here are some of Jonathan L's favorites
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Whitney Plantation, Louisiana: The Story of Slavery

PHeymont ·
Whitney Plantation is different: it is not about the gracious life of the ante-bellum South; it is about the lives of the thousands of slaves who paid for it.
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Progress in clearing TSA logjam

PHeymont ·
Added agents and overtime have helped bring down the long security lines that last month stretched to hours and stranded travelers.
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Houston, we have a tourist attraction...

PHeymont ·
NASA's original moon mission control room has been restored to 1969 and is now open to visitors.
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Heathrow's expansion may have politics problem

PHeymont ·
Heathrow's expansion plans are moving ahead, but Britain's next Prime Minister may be the man who vowed to block the bulldozers with his body.
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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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"Quirky" Lambertville: Art, Antiques and More

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger visits charming and historic Lambertville and found it to be an overlooked travel gem.
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The Inspiration of Yosemite

Kai Rambow ·
Kai Rambow shares some spectacular views of the park, made as he worked to perfect his own craft as a photographer.
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Glimpses of Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn

PHeymont ·
PHeymont makes first acquaintance of a fabled landmark, home to many 'permanent New Yorkers.'
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Is the end near for resort fees?

PHeymont ·
A new bipartisan effort in Congress along with consumer and state lawsuits add up to a new attack on the hated fees.
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A Frank Lloyd Wright treasure, open for the first time (CORRECTED LINK)

PHeymont ·
SC Johnson Company has opened its Frank Lloyd Wright Research Tower for visitors for the first time. The building, where Glade, Off, Pledge and Raid were developed, was built for Johnson in 1950 at its Racine WI campus. Wright also designed the...
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Discover the Texas Hill Country

Michelle Carr ·
The Texas Hill Country is like holy ground for people who need an escape from their fast-paced lives. Michelle Carr offers us her favorite places to See, Eat and Stay.
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Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Orange Wednesday?

Travel Rob ·
Howard Johnson is having a sale this upcoming Wednesday, Dec. 2nd starting at 12:01 am EST to 11:59pm EST. It's advertising it as Orange Wednesday. They offer 60% off up to three nights at  20 locations in the...
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Britain's #1 attraction: The British Museum

PHeymont ·
The British Museum ranks as the nation's top attraction, drawing more visitors than the entire country of Belgium. See what else is popular!
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At last! London 'Night Tube' to start in July

PHeymont ·
After nearly a year of delay's, London's plan for all-night tube service is now scheduled to begin in late July.
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Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, New York

Samantha ·
For Samantha, a huge baseball fan, a visit to baseball's Hall of Fame at Cooperstown was a dream come true, and one she shares with us.
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Boston Public Library (Where Gumbo was #150)

DrFumblefinger ·
Boston's Central Library is one of the largest and most beautiful in the country. Explore its charms with us....
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8 Reasons to Visit Nemacolin

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger visits the elegant Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, a 2,000-acre resort in Pennsylvania offering an array of amenities to appeal to a wide range of travel tastes.
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Re: Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Orange Wednesday?

PortMoresby ·
This may go down in retail history as the stingiest promotion ever offered by a corporate entity. Three (3)? Really? Absurd and yet another reason to color HoJo tacky, as well as orange (or maybe that's the same thing).
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Re: Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Orange Wednesday?

PHeymont ·
'Tis true, I fear. The lucky 60 people who mention the special rate on the specified day will get 60% off. It's 60, because it only applies to the first 3 at 20 hotels. I was intrigued because New York at $67 a night was listed on their press release...but at the website for the promotion, clicking on New York gives a New York address, but clicking on the address pulls up a hotel in Bangor, ME. A lovely place, I know...but the morning commute to Manhattan can be a little tough... PS...I just...
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Royal Caribbean adds a health chief

PHeymont ·
Royal Caribbean takes a big step toward rebuilding cruiser confidence as lines look toward resuming operations.
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Brexit—déjà vu all over again

PHeymont ·
As the deadline nears on the transition period, new warnings about flights between Europe and the UK.
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Frommers offers 'spur to future travel'

PHeymont ·
Instead of a Top Ten list or a sales pitch, Frommer's offers a serious of thoughtful essays on key places in America for future safe travel.
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Brexit travel off to a start with unclear rules

PHeymont ·
Travel rules for UK citizens get tricky with Brexit, and Boris Johnson's father has a French solution for himself.
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Grounds for Sculpture, New Jersey

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger takes to visit the unusual sculpture garden created by sculptor Seward Johnson.
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UK may OK Scotland-Ireland tunnel

PHeymont ·
A controversial project to link Northern Ireland by tunnel to Great Britain is getting a serious look.
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Re: UK may OK Scotland-Ireland tunnel

Professorabe ·
The cynics here - me included - see this whole thing merely as a ploy to divert attention from the many failings of Johnson and his government. The cost estimates reported in the UK media, incidentally, are much higher than the $2.8 billion quoted above - a minimum of £10 billion is suggested. I like the comment of one Conservative MP who suggested that the trains going through the tunnel "could be pulled by an inexhaustible herd of unicorns overseen by stern, officious dodos”.
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Plenty to Do and See in Quaint, Historic Lititz

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares some of the sights and experiences in charming Lititz, "the coolest small town in America">
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Reading, Pennsylvania: Center of Attractions

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares recommendations for a variety of worthwhile expeditions, all within one tank of gas from historic Reading, Pennsylvania
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Cruise and Confuse: Vax rules in conflict

PHeymont ·
Confusion over use of different vaccines for two shots and different interpretations by cruise lines gum up the works for some travelers
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Reconstruction Era National Historical Park- Beaufort SC

Jonathan L ·
Join Jonathan L for a visit that honors an important but little-known history of the Civil War and Reconstruction eras.
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An Austin Oasis

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones and her granddaughter explore the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Shanghai Makes a Big Impression

Barry Barford ·
Shanghai is China's most populous city and, as Barry Barford discovered, it is surprisingly cosmopolitan.
 
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