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Re: Chinese Celebrate Year of The Horse

Former Member ·
The year of the horse is not my year mine is the year of the sheep, i'm a '91 liner still so young hehe
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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: How We Got Six Men and Forty Dogs Across Antarctica

GarryRF ·
Interesting blog Cathy. And a reminder that a much warmer winter is just around the corner for us all. Your book should make it into Santa's bag for a good Christmas read.
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Re: How We Got Six Men and Forty Dogs Across Antarctica

DrFumblefinger ·
That sure looks like a remarkable and most unique adventure! My book is on order. I just love stories like this. I have to confess that while I don't mind being out in the cold, I hate never really getting warm, so I guess I don't have what it takes to be an Antarctic explorer.
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Re: How We Got Six Men and Forty Dogs Across Antarctica

Mytraveledroad ·
Wow what an adventure. Talk about some serious planning.
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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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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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Queen christens Britain's new biggest cruise liner

PHeymont ·
The Britannia, 11th in the world but biggest in the British cruise industry, has been christened by Queen Elizabeth and will shortly begin her maiden voyage to the Mediterranean.   The ship can accommodate over 3600 passengers, and bears the name...
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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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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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The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2)

Ian Cook ·
A sight you won't see anymore, Ian Cook shares these photos of the QEII sailing into the River Tyne just before her retirement in 2008.
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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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Retiring cruise ship had amazing history

PHeymont ·
Built as the Stockholm, and now apparently headed for retirement, the Astoria is the world's oldest cruise ship.
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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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Cruise News: the biggest and the other biggest

PHeymont ·
There's news this week about two "biggest" ships. One is the Allure of the Seas, biggest cruise liner afloat, and the other is a ship under construction, but so far without a name that will be the largest square-rigger sailing ship ever built. Royal...
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Campaigners ask: Can the QE2 be saved?

PHeymont ·
This past week, Cunard celebrated its 175th anniversary, and stage a show of its Three Queens (Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2) in the Mersey at Liverpool. But one of its storied Queens was in distress, half a world away. The QE2,...
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How We Got Six Men and Forty Dogs Across Antarctica

Cathy de Moll (Guest) ·
Anyone who’s taken a long camping trip knows just how much work goes into the planning and organizing. There’s food and clothes to pack for every contingency, transportation to arrange, routes to map, visas to obtain, cameras to...
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Next for Cuba: Carnival to offer volunteer cruises

PHeymont ·
Cuban sunset, soon to be seen from Carnival's volunteer cruises   Carnival's Fathom cruise line will offer "voluntourism" cruises to Cuba starting next spring, it announced today. Although the itineraries haven't yet been fully developed, and the...
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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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Belfast shines new light on maritime past

PHeymont ·
Belfast's 'Titanic Quarter' gets a new walkway, and the Great Light, a former beacon to sailors
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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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August 10, 2018: Trans-Canada Airlines, Museum of Flight

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger was drawn to this old Trans-Canada Lockheed 1049G Super Constellation aircraft sitting in the Airpark at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.
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QE2 Hotel opens for QM2 passengers

PHeymont ·
The famed QE2 starts her second job as a floating luxury hotel in Dubai; her first guests will arrive on the Queen Mary 2.
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Titanic Lego Titanic debuts at museum

PHeymont ·
A Lego liner, complete with passengers, makes its debut in Pigeon Forge, TN
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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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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 15, 2014: Deck Chairs Aboard QM2

IslandMan ·
  empty deck chairs on the QM2   When we think about cruising the seas aboard a luxury liner, we conjure up images of stately cabins, five star dining, deck quoits, sitting by the pool, dancing till dawn and exotic ports of call. Well, I...
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Hike of the Week: The Waters of Prospect Park

PHeymont ·
Think of a hike and you think of nature, right? And this hike in Brooklyn's Prospect Park will look a lot like nature, but that's actually a complete deception. Almost nothing in the entire park is "natural."    When the then-city of...
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Canada's Westjet enters Trans-Atlantic market

PHeymont ·
Canada's Westjet, once an upstart Western Canada regional and now a major national has taken a next step by starting flights from Toronto to Dublin for the summer and into the fall. The Toronto leg makes a brief stop at St. John's, Newfoundland, which...
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Nov. 2, 2016: Loveland Pass, on the Continental Divide

Samantha ·
High in the Rockies, Loveland Pass is one of the beauty spots on the Continental Divide in Colorado.
 
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