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Re: United's Award Chart: Premium Award Cost Goes UP

DrFumblefinger ·
I've seen a lot of "award creep" in my days, and I think there's more to come. A "mile" is worth less and less all the time. It's clear that airline miles aren't worth banking for any period of time. Use them when it's logical to do so. They likely will be worth less in the near future. Thanks for the link, PHeymont.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo, #53

DrFumblefinger ·
I was about to post another clue on this one when I checked the email and found that the problem had been solved. Chris Christiensen, founder and host of the best (and award winning) travel podcast in the world, the Amateur Traveler , nailed it with one shot. It is Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. I'll post a brief discussion on this on Thursday and another puzzle will be ready for you the same day.
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Re: Twitter Changing it's Website

DrFumblefinger ·
And if you have a Twitter account and would to connect with us, please do so by clicking on the blue Twitter button just to the right of this comment on our social media toolbar. Or connect with us using any of our other Social Media platforms like Pinterest and Facebook. We also have a new YouTube channel. Not that much uploaded yet, and it's not Best Picture Academy award quality, but it's intended to give you a feel for travel to different places from they eye of a fellow traveler. Want...
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Re: TravelGumbo Blogger HistoryDigger Wins National Travel Journalism Award

vivie ·
Award well deserved. Toutes mes félicitations!
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Re: TravelGumbo Blogger HistoryDigger Wins National Travel Journalism Award

DrFumblefinger ·
Well deserved award for a captivating, well- researched and well-written story. We're very proud of you!
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Re: Three tons of pumpkins take Europe prize

PHeymont ·
Years ago, i worked at the Alexandria Gazette with a photographer who was known for this kind of pose. Once, he took a photo of anaward presentation in which only two pairs of hands and the award could be seen. Must be a relative of this photographer...
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, New York

Travel Rob ·
Thanks Samantha, I'd love to visit Cooperstown. When I saw Hank Aaron's boyhood home at Mobile's minor league stadium with all it's incredible baseball memorabilia, I knew I had to see the Baseball Hall of Fame one day. Thanks for showing me what to expect!
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, New York

Samantha ·
Hi Rob, it is a really cool place to visit. I had been to the Negro Hall of Fame in Kansas, but not the one in Cooperstown. It was so worth the wait! Thanks for mentioning Aaron's home in Mobile. I would like to see it someday too. Have a great weekend
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, New York

Travel Rob ·
You can't help but be impressed with the Aaron family after seeing the place! Glad to see the Hall of Fame has a great Hank Aaron section too! My blog on Hank Aaron's childhood home: https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...ron-s-childhood-home
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Neil McAleer: Great sequence. Dr Fumblefinger! The scale of Kenmare and the care of Kenmare are its two most attractive characteristics. Neil M Thanks, Neil! I enjoyed the very colorful and pretty nature of the town. It was a busy enough, but still a very relaxing place to be. And the next morning we were off early to do the Ring of Kerry, which I'll post next week. That trip begins literally a minute out of Kenmare, so extremely convenient. I'd like to welcome Neil to...
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Re: Need help planning Morocco trip

Former Member ·
February is probably not what I would have chosen, either, but it's when my wife has the time. PortMoresby, I'm not sure about arrival; I'm trying to balance the higher cost of flying right in with what seems to be multiple connections at cheaper rates. I haven't really looked to see what I could get in cheap Europe-Morocco fares if I can get an award flight to Europe. Casablanca looks cheapest so far, about $200 less than Marrakech, but that's not too important if Casablanca's the wrong...
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Re: Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 3) cars from the USA and UK

rbciao ·
Great pics of great cars. I will put the Tampa Bay Museum on my list of things to see. Additionally, The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky is awesome, as well. It includes a 50's diner cafe featuring period stuff for lunch. Less than a mile away is the Corvette assembly plant, which offers tours. This is the only place in the whole wide world where Corvettes are assembled. Both are definitely worth a visit. The National Packard Museum is located In Warren, Oh and is small, but...
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Re: The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

Former Member ·
Well first thank you for reading my post:d I just want to share what my country can offer I'll start with the wine cuz' you know we talk here about vampires and stuff. Our land can provide fine wines also, because we have a vast grapevine crops, the most in the land Dobrogea, which starts from the near field of Bucharest and goes all the way through the country and reach its fullest near the Constanta county (the county near the sea). Also we have a some wine tours, which you can follow if...
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Re: If you're happy and you know it...press here, please!

PHeymont ·
It certainly has seemed to me that Heathrow doesn't care (it's probably true for JFK, too, but I'm not a stranger there). In fact, I go out of my way to avoid Heathrow. Between the airport experience itself (especially with a T3-T5 transfer) and BA's high surcharges, I've taken to trying to make all my transfers through Madrid or Barcelona. In fact, on my trip this month, I save a good bit by taking American on award tickets to Barcelona and paying my way on Vueling to Marseille. I could...
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More Frequent Flier changes in the air

PHeymont ·
The world of award travel and elite perks continues to shake and shift.   Delta, which like United, has switched for next year to awarding flight miles based not on distance but on price paid for ticket—a move that hurts many frequent...
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Update: Loyalty Programs and Credit Cards

PHeymont ·
For some of us, credit cards are more than a convenient way to pay—they are the lifeline to free travel through loyalty programs. Between points for purchases and bonuses for opening or upgrading credit card accounts, it's possible to get quite...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1b). Visiting Sir Arthur C. Clarke

DrFumblefinger ·
Part 1a of this blog series discussed the city of Colombo.  This post focuses on its most famous resident, Sir Arthur C. Clarke   (Sir Arthur, at a desk.  An email addict, he loved the power of computers)   Much of my time in...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 10) Adam’s Peak

DrFumblefinger ·
 Adam’s Peak (also known as Sri Pada, or “holy footprint") is located in the southwestern part of Hill Country.  It’s 2,243 meters (7,359 ft) high, the tallest mountain in this region and the...
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United's Award Chart: Premium Award Cost Goes UP

PHeymont ·
United Airlines has released a new award chart that bumps up the miles required for nearly all business and first-class awards, and (for the first time) makes flights on its Star Alliance partner airlines cost more miles than on United. Details HERE
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Thinking Cuba? Tickets not so easy yet!

PHeymont ·
Many Americans (myself included) are thinking much more seriously now about visiting Cuba with the relaxed process. But don't expect it to be smooth yet—veteran traveler Brian Kelly, who runs  ThePointsGuy  (an extremely useful site...
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Coolest Passport Award: Clearly Canada

PHeymont ·
Canada's new model passport, like everyone else's these days, is full of security tricks and techniques, but so far no one else has the incredible light-up colors that show under UV light, turning, say, a picture of a government building from sepia...
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British Air Avios: The rich will get richer and...

PHeymont ·
British Airways announced major changes in its Avios loyalty currency, which it shares with Iberia. While it comes dressed up in more guaranteed award seats, and lower off-season redemption prices, the big impact is that passengers in the cheapest...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 27, 2015: Grapevine, Texas, Urban Wine Trail

Marilyn Jones ·
    Grapevine, Texas, is just north of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and a world away from what you would imagine a community this close to a major metropolitan area would be like. What you’ll find is Main Street lined...
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British Air adds year-round Iceland flights

PHeymont ·
British Airways will be flying Heathrow-Rekyjavik three times a week, starting October 25, becoming the first mainline trans-Atlantic carrier to offer year-round service. BA and others have operated summer services, but the winter has been largely...
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A little good news from Delta's SkyMiles: a lower fare

PHeymont ·
After months of mostly bad news for loyalty-program members, as numbers of airlines reduced opportunities for accumulating points by flying, and some also raised the cost in points for award tickets, Delta (one of the most criticized for previous...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 30, 2014: The Mural on Queen Street

PHeymont ·
  Walking with friends on Queen Street in Charleston a few weeks ago, we spotted this large mural on the wall of a building, above a parking lot. It certainly looked familiar if somwhat altered; we recognized it as a take on Renoir's 1881...
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TravelGumbo Blogger HistoryDigger Wins National Travel Journalism Award

PHeymont ·
We at TravelGumbo are incredibly proud and pleased to announce that Whitney Stewart, HistoryDigger on Gumbo, has won a Bronze Award from the North American Travel Journalists Association for the 8-part series Finding Reiner, which ran  in 2014....
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Waived Booking Fees on AA Award Travel

PortMoresby ·
This may not be news to some of you, but it is new to me. Heading to the AAdvantage webpage to see what flights might be available, I discovered a notice informing us that American now waives fees when booking by phone, starting today, when reserving...
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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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Hawaiian Airlines gets restitution from drunk passenger

PHeymont ·
This time, it was the airline (and fellow passengers) who were abused.
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Four Ways to Savor Savannah

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of her favorite ideas on what to see and do when visiting Savannah, Georgia
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Paris: 2017 Best Baguette winner is chosen

PHeymont ·
The winner of the annual Best Baguette in Paris has been announced. The award gets cash and a special responsibility.
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United shakes up its award program

PHeymont ·
United introduces flexible (and potentially higher) award pricing and a new way to qualify for stopovers.
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Visiting Key West and the Hemingway House

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares a visit to the Key West, a highlight of which was exploring the Hemingway home.
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Top five reasons to visit Baltimore, Maryland.

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Why should you visit Baltimore? Stephanie outlines the top things to see and do in this charming city.
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Marriott, Alaska Airlines top loyalty program ranks

PHeymont ·
In U.S. News & World Report rankings, Alaska takes #1 for third year in a row, with Marriott topping the hotel program rankings.
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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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Top 5 activities in Auckland

Aqib S (Guest) ·
Some suggestions for your top must-do activities in Auckland (sponsored content)
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When the hotel IS the destination...

PHeymont ·
Two aspiring humorists win a stay-in prize—two weeks in a posh hotel with nothing to do but write and call room service
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Qantas bends alliance lines in KLM/AF deal

PHeymont ·
Closer ties between airlines in rival alliances may hint at future changes in the world of connections.
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Dutch dispute turns off the ads

PHeymont ·
A dispute over contracts for electronic ads in Dutch rail stations has left the lucrative signs blank after a court order voided previous contracts.
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Back in Time at Bedford's 1700s-era Tavern

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares a visit to the popular historic Jean Bonnet Tavern.
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Thunder Oak Cheese Farm, Thunder Bay

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Thunder Oak Cheese Farm, where you can see Gouda cheese being made and have the chance to sample and buy some top quality gouda.
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December 26, 2019: Stockholm Concert Hall

DrFumblefinger ·
Stockholm's Royal Concert Hall is home to the Royal Stockholm Philaharmonic Orchestra, as well as the venue for the annual Nobel Prize Ceremony every December.
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New features for Google Flights

PHeymont ·
New updates to Google Flights allow it to suggest alternate cities and dates, as well as to search by alliance.
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Gasp! An airline cancels a fee!

PHeymont ·
American drops a fee on award tickets, and there are hint of change to come at Delta
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April 3, 2020: Ray's Seafood Restaurant, Seward

DrFumblefinger ·
An excellent seafood restaurant in Seward, Ray's has won the prestigous "Alaska Best Restaurant" award.
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Where Oscar went, you can, too

PHeymont ·
For movie fans, a fairly comprehensive guide to where this year's winners were filmed.
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Is Delta trying to become a "stealth airline?"

PHeymont ·
Above, Delta flight takes off. Below, Delta takes off flight info from ticket agencies     Delta, which earlier this year stopped posting its award charts so that its Skymiles members can no longer plan ahead how many "miles" they'll have to...
 
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