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Re: Jersey Shore in Winter

Marilyn Jones ·
I lived in Seaside Heights for five years...I really enjoyed this article and the photos!!
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Re: Jersey Shore in Winter

Jonathan L ·
Thank you
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Re: August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
I know it's high up, but there is still an awful lot of snow up there. What time of year did you take the photos, Samantha?
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Re: August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

Samantha ·
Hi there DrFumblefinger, it was the middle of May! Crazy huh? lol
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Re: Ryanair's 5-year plan: Trans-atlantic for 10£

Travel Rob ·
Can't happen fast enough for me! The more budget airlines to break into the trans-Atlantic market,the better for the consumer.
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Re: Ryanair's 5-year plan: Trans-atlantic for 10£

PHeymont ·
But just around the corner, if they succeed, won't we hear the legacy airlines complaining they're being crushed between the ultra-low-cost-carriers and the limousines of the Gulf? Wow, what a fiesta of dueling press conferences that will be!
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Re: Ryanair's 5-year plan: Trans-atlantic for 10£

Jennifer (aka Dr. J) ·
I love Ryanair for short haul flights but I'm not sure I could 'survive' a trans-Atlantic with that level of comfort. Then again, the trip from Dublin to New York isn't *that* much longer than other flights we've done on Ryanair (e.g., Dublin to Latvia). Perhaps I can be convinced if the price is right ;-)
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Re: Ryanair's 5-year plan: Trans-atlantic for 10£

PortMoresby ·
Update, sorry budget travelers, typical Ryanair bad behavior: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31975456
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Re: Ryanair's 5-year plan: Trans-atlantic for 10£

Travel Rob ·
It's too bad. With two budget airlines making a go of trans-atlantic we might finally of gotten consistant low prices.
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Re: Migration of Salmon on the River Tyne.

GarryRF ·
An amazing sight to watch. The distance a Salmon can jump from fast flowing water has to be seen to be believed. And no grizzly's to catch them !
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Re: Migration of Salmon on the River Tyne.

DrFumblefinger ·
You've shared some great photography with us, Ian, but these must be among the most challenging photos you take. The fish jumping takes place in a second. You need to compose, focus and capture the image in that time. Very tough to do and it makes me respect these all the more. Thanks.
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Re: Migration of Salmon on the River Tyne.

Ian Cook ·
Thank you, to take these images my reactions had to be very fast to say the least. I found that over a period of time I got better at predicting where they leap, and faster at reacting.
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Re: Migration of Salmon on the River Tyne.

Mytraveledroad ·
It's pretty crazy to imagine how far they travel. Hopefully we will be able to get the population increasing.
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Re: Migration of Salmon on the River Tyne.

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm always amazed that they find their way back to the river where they hatched. Amazing geographic memory.
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Re: Canada's Westjet enters Trans-Atlantic market

DrFumblefinger ·
Westjet has been promoting this to its frequent flyer members (like yours truly) for months now. They have extensive routes in North America, including Mexico and the Caribbean, but this is a big change in their business model. I'm not sure if this will work well, though. Westjet only flies Boeing 737s (much like Southwest, for example). That transatlantic journey is a long and uncomfortable one to make in a single aisle aircraft. In contrast, Air Canada, the other major Canadian airline,...
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Re: Canada's Westjet enters Trans-Atlantic market

PHeymont ·
If they do as well at this venture as they clearly hope, that could change rapidly, especially since the 737s are what make it necessary to stop in Newfoundland and fly no further than Ireland. They already had a "wet-lease" arrangement with Thomas Cook, which provided 2 757s and pilots for Hawaii service, and according to this article they are considering dry-leasing (their own pilots) 767s, A330s or more for expanded European routes, perhaps as early as next year.
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Re: Canada's Westjet enters Trans-Atlantic market

DrFumblefinger ·
Anything to increase competition is welcome! For those of us living in western Canada, where Westjet's main hub is (Calgary), we would welcome more options for direct flights to Europe.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 15, 2014: Deck Chairs Aboard QM2

DrFumblefinger ·
Your photo reminds me of a cruise we just did a few months ago in the Chilean fjordland. When we approached cape Horn, famous for its stormy seas, we were in constant winds of 100 knots, with gusts of 160 knots. The deck was even emptier than your photo above would indicate! Nice photos, Islandman. Thanks for taking all of us aboard the Queen Mary.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 18, 2014: Lower Manhattan's New Skyline

DrFumblefinger ·
It is truly a remarkable and unique skyline. I think Gehry's new building is brilliant. While some of his other buildings seem a little precious, I tend to enjoy his style. But this one's a stand out.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 18, 2014: Lower Manhattan's New Skyline

PortMoresby ·
I've said it here before and I'll say it again, I love Gehry's buildings. Whether one is a fan of all of them, or not, it's an amazing thing to perceive such seemingly static materials used in such a visually malleable way. Almost reverting to a tribal sensibility when fabric was the stuff of shelter, the most exciting tent wins. I'm surprised more of his influence hasn't been expressed by others. Or in domestic architecture. Maybe some day. Or maybe they have and I just haven't seen them...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 18, 2014: Lower Manhattan's New Skyline

Jonathan L ·
You may have noticed that NYC has 2 areas of very tall buildings - The Battery/Financial District and Midtown, separated by an large area where building height is limited. This was not just due to zoning. The reason is geological. The bedrock is very close to the surface in Midtown and Battery so there is support for very tall buildings. However, From 34th street down to Canal the bedrock is much deeper and the ground is more sandy/gravely, so it was unsafe to build tall buildings in area.
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Philly-London: Delta and American add flights

PHeymont ·
Both American, which already flies the route and Delta, which doesn't, are adding flights between Philadelphia and London—and increased competition usually means an opening for some sales as well...keep an eye peeled! Both services start in the...
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A Remote Canadian Village offers Indescribable Natural Discoveries

Marilyn Jones ·
  As I left the hotel in Winnipeg I was outfitted in all my brand new cold-weather gear headed for the airport and a two hour flight to the remote village of Churchill.  I prayed my preparation for facing the sub-zero temperatures and brutal...
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Las Vegas tops its own record numbers

PHeymont ·
With a week and change to go for 2014, Las Vegas has clocked in its 40 millionth visitor for the year, breaking its previous record...and they keep on coming. At a time when halfo of Atlantic City casinos have closed and casino operators in other...
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Ryanair's 5-year plan: Trans-atlantic for 10£

PHeymont ·
The 10£ fare is probably a teaser, but it appears that Ryanair is very serious about finding a way to acquire long-haul planes and enter the U.S. market, flying to 14 cities within five years, according to the Guardian (UK). They plan to serve...
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Skedans, Haida Gwaii, British Colombia (Where Gumbo was #106)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting the "misty isles", Haida Gwaii, in British Columbia.  Specifically, the remnants of the Haida village of Skedans.  Sadly, not much remains of the village, captured at its prime in the above image (1878), rich...
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Cruising California's 17 Mile Drive

DrFumblefinger ·
  There are a lot of famous road trips in the USA, like California's Pacific Coast Highway and Montana's Going to the Sun Highway .  One of the best known drives in America is scenic 17-Mile Drive (actually distance depends on how you...
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Lufthansa: Bigger planes, bigger profits trans-Atlantic

PHeymont ·
Lufthansa, which makes more than half its revenue from first- and business-class seats, says the routes between German and North America are its most profitable—and it's taking steps on both fronts by switching flights over to bigger planes with...
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Healy Hall, Georgetown University (Where Gumbo was #234)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting Healy Hall in Georgetown University. George G shares the history and some great photos of the site.
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May 16, 2017: A luxurious afternoon at sea

Marilyn Jones ·
Join Marilyn Jones on an afternoon cruise from Cape Town, South Africa on a luxury catamaran.
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Galveston Aquarium welcomes warm-weather penguins

PHeymont ·
Warm(er)-weather penguins take up a new home at Galveston, Texas's Moody Gardens Aquarium.
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Pyramids of Güímar, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook unravels the mystery behind the 'pyramids' of Tenerife, Canary Islands
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Visiting Erupting Mount Etna

PHeymont ·
We hadn't even planned to visit Mount Etna, but when it erupted while we were heading to Sicily, it was practically an engraved invitation.
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A Tour of Stained Glass in Old San Juan

Jonathan L ·
Old San Juan has a wealth of gorgeous stained glass in a variety of styles. Jonathan L shows us some of the best.
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August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

Samantha ·
Join Samantha for an excursion to the San Juan Mountains, and to this scenic pass on the Continental Divide.
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The Rockefeller Gardens - Ormond Beach, Florida

Samantha ·
Join Samantha for a visit to the extensive gardens and park land that were once the private Florida estate of the Rockefellers.
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Crazy destinations where Humans find ways to exist in Harsh and Hostile Environments

Eskander (Guest) ·
Sometimes it's good to get away form it all. Here are a few of the most distant places you might consider visiting (sponsored content)
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North Dakota State Capitol—Peace Garden State

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband tour the beautiful North Dakota State Capitol and feel sorry for other visitors that did not appreciate their capitol. It is an incredible piece of art.
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What is the Purpose of Apostille?

Darren Wilson ·
Darren describes what Apostille services are and when they might be of use to you (sponsored content)
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A Visit to Normandy: Magnificient Mont St. Michel

DrFumblefinger ·
(Mont St. Michel, viewed from pastoral Normandy) As we drive through the pretty farmland of Normandy, with its pleasing apple orchards and pastures dotted with sheep and dairy cows, it’s easy to forget this region’s turbulent past....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 31, 2015: California Sea Lions, Fanny Bay

DrFumblefinger ·
  Fanny Bay  is a tiny oceanside town situated on pretty Baynes Sound, a sheltered, narrow strait.    It's a popular place for fishermen, scuba divers, kayakers and paddle-boarders to use as a departure point.    There's...
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Migration of Salmon on the River Tyne.

Ian Cook ·
  The Salmon's ability to return to its home river after a year or more in the North Atlantic is an astonishing feat of navigation, perseverance and physical transformation.    The Migration From feeding grounds in the North Atlantic to...
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Exploring Namibia – Part 2

Professorabe ·
Part 2 of Professor Abe's 3 part series through the fascinating desert landscapes and old German towns in Namibia.
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Jersey Shore in Winter

Jonathan L ·
In summer, hundreds of thousands "go down the shore," but Jonathan L shows us it's worth a winter visit as well.
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Spanish maids take wage fight to social media

PHeymont ·
Spanish hotel maids make their case against outsourcing and for better working conditions directly to customers.
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Sweden's herring war: Seals vs people

PHeymont ·
A rapidly-growing seal population threatens aficionados of a herring dish that ranks among the world's most intense smells.
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'Low Sealings' delay Alaska air traffic

PHeymont ·
One of Alaska's unique problems: a 450-pound seal taking a runway siesta.
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Hawaii State Capitol Building – The Aloha State

Samantha ·
On their quest to visit all 50 state capitol buildings, Samantha and her husband feel a spirit of 'aloha' in Honolulu.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 18, 2014: Lower Manhattan's New Skyline

PHeymont ·
Lower Manhattan, arguably the original home of the skyscraper, has seen its profile altered over the years by new buildings of varying size and quality. In the past half-dozen years, two new and very tall ones have taken the trend in different...
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A Visit to Saudi Arabia: Part II

Lestertheinvestor ·
  By now, you should have had plenty of time to go through the application process and get your visa to visit Saudi Arabia. You are now ready to see the sites.  But--wait a moment: You aren't allowed to see the sites. Of course, you can see...
 
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