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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 7). Kandy

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Sinhalese name for this city is Maha Nuvara (Senkadagalapura), impossible for the British colonialists to pronounce so they just called it Kandy.  Located in the forested foothills of the central mountains about 1500 feet (450...
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The Worst Train in the World

PortMoresby ·
The earthquake should have been a clue.  But having rather enjoyed the ride, as I have since childhood in an earthquake-prone part of the world, it didn't occur to me that it might be a warning.  I should have listened.   I'm seriously...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 8) Hill Country

DrFumblefinger ·
   The coastal regions of Sri Lanka are fairly flat.  Given that and the relatively small size of the island, I was surprised to find impressive peaks (over 2500 m high) at its center.  These mountains, lush and...
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 2) the Rock of Cashel

DrFumblefinger ·
 There are few places in Ireland with a richer history than the  Rock of Cashel .   Situated at the edge of the town of Cashel, the rock is a huge outcropping on top of which rests a complex of old buildings situated some 60m (200ft)...
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Is Airport-Style Security Coming to Museums?

Travel Rob ·
The  terrorist attack that killed 20 foreign tourists in Tunis at the Bardo Museum  has already resulted in Costa Cruises and MSC Cruises cancelling Tunisa as a stop .   ABC  news has said extra police have already been assigned to...
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New Smartphone for Travelers

Travel Rob ·
Icon Q has come out with the Q5.5 Smartphone for $199. Why it's so useful for travelers is because it's unlocked and has two SIM card slots. One slot is for the US,the other slot is interchangeable for whichever country you are in. You leave your home...
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In-flight movies meet the airline censors

PHeymont ·
I've often wondered about some of the movies and videos I've seen: "How would that play out on a plane...especially not knowing who might be sitting next to my "private" seatback screen. So it was interesting to learn from Megan Snedden's blog ...
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She believes she can fly...no ticket needed!

PHeymont ·
Marilyn Hartman seems to have a need to fly, and no intention of bothering with mundane issues such as tickets or security. The 63-year-old California woman has a long history as a serial stowaway, and a number of arrests while trying. Considering how...
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Las Vegas -- last stop of the Elvis tour

DrFumblefinger ·
  This post marks the end of our journey to see sites related to Elvis Presley's life.  So far we've visited Elvis' birth home in  Tupelo , his mansion,  Graceland , its  car museum , and we've toured  Memphis  ...
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United testing revamped boarding areas...and scents.

PHeymont ·
Gotcha on that last one. Yes, United's plan to re-invent boarding areas includes a signature scent that you'll get a whiff of as you approach the plane!   On a more down-to-earth basis, the new areas being built at several Chicago O'Hare gates,...
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Can 'smart' seats make crowding bearable?

PHeymont ·
That's sort of the idea behind some new design initiatives for airline seating. Panasonic, and some others, are betting that by designing all the elements of a seat together (seat, inflight entertainment screen, power outlets and more) the elements...
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Europe's biggest mall opens at a Ryanair Italy hub

PHeymont ·
Add a huge shopping mall to an airport and a discount airline and... Bergamo hopes it adds up to lots of business and jobs.
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Copenhagen info screens hope to end bike jams

PHeymont ·
Copenhagen's success at getting people out of cars and onto bikes has led to two-wheel traffic jams. New signs are aimed at helping riders avoid them.
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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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5 Things You Must Tell A Limo Service Company While Hiring Them

Ryan Holman ·
Using a limousine service adds a sense of class and luxury to the person who is sitting in its back seat. Traveling in a limousine is an experience most people can only dream about. Most people hire limousine services for important life events, and therefore one needs to be careful in choosing the service. No matter what the event is, whether you want a luxury limousine service , a corporate event, or a wedding, there are a few things you must check with a limousine service company when you...
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Galle Face Hotel, Colombo (Where Gumbo Was #218)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Colombo's historic Galle Face Hotel. Built in the era of British Colonial rule, it has recently undergone a major renovation and is now an upscale luxury hotel.
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June 9, 2017: Aysgarth Falls, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire.

Ian Cook ·
Aysgarth Falls in North Yorkshire, a beautiful cascading waterfall, is the subject of Ian Cook's Pic of the Day.
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July 3, 2017: Fun Street Art in Montreal

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows a fun street art statue in Montreal
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Eastern European Rail Odyssey: Gdansk to Vilnius

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur's Eastern European train journey continues, with travels through Gdansk, Kaliningrad, Minsk and Vilnius.
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April 10, 2017: Sunset over the Bay of Fundy

DrFumblefinger ·
From his plane seat, DrFumblefinger captures the sun setting over the Bay of Fundy, as a storm breaks up over the Bay.
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Flying Emirates Business Class: a review

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares his experience flying in Emirates Business class cabin.
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Can Sweden's 'Museum of Failure' succeed?

PHeymont ·
Helsingborg is soon to open a unique museum, dedicated to the valiant tries that fell by the wayside of innovation.
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Game of Thrones fest set at 'House of Stark'

PHeymont ·
Yet another event planned to connect Game of Thrones sites to tourism promotion, this one in Northern Ireland.
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Delta tries video chat for customer service

PHeymont ·
Delta's next tech innovation is a test of a new video chat system for customer service, being tried out at Washington's Reagan National.
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Working on the Railroad: San Diego's model museum

PHeymont ·
At one of the largest model railroad museums anywhere, PHeymont enjoyed both the exhibits and the backstage operations.
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Mar. 7, 2017: Discover Mexico Park, Cozumel

Marilyn Jones ·
A shore excursion in Cozumel turns into a fascinating day for Marilyn Jones.
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Virtual Travel: Now states join in

Marilyn Jones ·
Veteran travel writer Marilyn Jones highlights resources to keep up our travel interest until we can hit the roads again.
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AA: Few flights, but improved info

PHeymont ·
American has few flights, but it's using some of the downtime to upgrade the information on its webpage.
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TSA airport gun seizure rate jumps

PHeymont ·
Are shorter lines finally allowing accurate detection, or are more fearful passengers more likely to be carrying?
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Night Watch: Ready for a close-up

PHeymont ·
Check out the Rijksmuseum's new super-hi-res photo image of one of the world's most famous paintings.
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Dubai gets a rooftop drive-in

PHeymont ·
Dubai has a new drive-in theater, on the roof of a mall, just behind the indoor ski slope.
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A Church for All Seasons: Basel's Predigerkirche

PHeymont ·
PHeymont visits a church that's led an eventful life for nearly eight centuries.
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San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, Milan (Where Gumbo was #365)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the beautiful church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore in Milan. The church is known for its many beautiful frescoes, and a magnificent space known as the Hall of the Nuns.
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Planning Your Next Trip to SoCal

pitter beraton ·
A singer/songwriter named Bethany Cosentino, the vocalist half of the duo Best Coast, writes in a song called The Only Place: “Why would you live anywhere else / We’ve got the ocean, got the babes / Got the sun, we’ve got the waves / This is the only place for me.” It’s a catchy song, and she echoes the sentiments of the Beach Boys and many other musicians and writers who sang and wrote about The Golden State. While your reasons for why you’d actually live anywhere else might vary, we would...
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Back to drive-ins for social distance

PHeymont ·
A mobile outdoor movie theatre could be coming to your town, allowing you to watch movies with your neighbors—and keep your (social) distance.
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University of Oklahoma, Home of Sooners Football

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband pay an unplanned visit to the University of Oklahoma Sooners' stadium. The found some of the nicest fans.
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Oklahoma Sooners Football - The University of Oklahoma

Samantha ·
Samnatha and her husband enjoy a visit to the home of Sooners football, and find some of the nicest fans.
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EASY WAYS TO TRAVEL IN LONDON DURING PEAK HOURS

John ·
London, which is the English capital, has an incredible public transport network. An agency, called Transport for London (TfL), controls all kind of public transport such as London Underground, Overground, Buses, Tramlink, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and London River Services. Although London has an efficient transport system, travelling could become a little less convenient during peak hours as is the case with any major city in the world. Most people travel during these times which force...
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Where to get Discounts on Oman Airlines Flights

Cleartrip (Guest) ·
Sponsored content about discounted flights on Oman airlines.
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Cologne Cathedral: Empire of Light

PHeymont ·
The play of light and shadow, inside and out, is what impressed PHeymont most on a visit to one of the world's most-famous cathedrals.
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April 13, 2020: Movieland Wax Museum, Buena Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger remembers a visit to the Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park. The Museum closed in 2005 and was torn down in 2016.
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Date Ideas for You and Your Partner

Trinette R ( (Guest) ·
Some suggestions for interesting activities on date night (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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Cape Town: Grand Dame of Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
(Cape Town, viewed from Table Mountain) It’s hard not to love a visit to Cape Town, a grand old city, one of the finest anywhere. It’s the oldest city in Southern African and has been captivating tourist’s hearts for centuries....
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Cape Point: Peninsula, Penguins & Protea

DrFumblefinger ·
(Cape Point, South Africa) There are many day trips you can take from Cape Town, one of the of the best being a drive down the  Cape Point Peninsula  to it’s tip. The day will provide you with beautiful scenery, wonderful beaches,...
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The Remarkable Okavango Delta: Xudum Delta Lodge

DrFumblefinger ·
(The lush green Okavango Delta viewed from a plane) After 2 years of planning, dozens of hours of traveling (literally to the other side of the world), the four of us were finally there.  Our small Safari Air plane was taking your humble...
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Sojourn in Johannesburg, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
(Johannesburg, Sandton Shopping Center) Jo’burg (aka Jozi) is South Africa’s corporate capitol and a megapolis of at least 7 million. Like many enormous cities, there are islands of beauty and grand architecture, but to a large extent...
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Chobe National Park: “In Chobe We Trust”

DrFumblefinger ·
Having completed five great days on safari in the Okavango Delta, we caught a tiny bush plane (Safari Air) on an almost non-existent sand strip and spent two hours flying to Kasane, a small town in northern Botswana near the entrance...
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Victoria Falls: The Zambian Side

DrFumblefinger ·
(Eastern Cataract of the Falls, the Zambian Side, during the dry season)Our journey took us from the magical place that is Chobe National Park, across the Chobe River and into Zambia.  This journey required a boat ride, a rather lengthy wait...
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Victoria Falls: The Zimbabwe Side

DrFumblefinger ·
(Victoria Falls, viewed from the western Zimbabwe side)After our introduction to the Falls in Zambia, we wanted to venture to Zimbabwe to see how the Victoria Falls experience in that country compared. We were visiting during the dry season and, as...
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