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Re: Is your airport bin clean enough? Maybe not.

PortMoresby ·
Is anyone surprised that airports are a health hazard? How about those rubber gloves all the security people wear for protection - protecting themselves from us and passing it all along with every touch to our passports, our belongings and (save me!) a pat-down. And PHeymont felt duty-bound to remind us. The only thing worse is not going.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 13, 2014: The Damsels of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
The lovely damsels of Sigiriya would be quite at home at Hugh Hefner's PLayboy mansion! Amazingly well preserved given their 1500 year age. Key to visiting, Mac, is to go very early before it gets too hot, or late in the afternoon as it starts cooling down. But a spry young dude like you should bound all the way to the top of Lion Rock like a springbok. One of the most memorable times I've ever had in my travels was at the top of Sigiriya, right at the end of the day, when I was the only...
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Re: Spain or Portugal?

PHeymont ·
Your budget will take you WAY farther in Portugal than in Spain, although with care you can do well in Spain as well. Portugal, and especially Lisbon, is the home of filling delicious meals in every neighborhood for 5-7€ which lets you spend a bit more on frills and excitement. You might think of something like a week or so based in Lisbon, a few days in Porto and then...if the budget stretches...a budget flight to a last few days in Barcelona (or other city of your choice with US-bound flights.
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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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Washington state's Wild Horses Monument & Gingko Petrified Forest

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Columbia River is one of the most interesting and beautiful geographic features of the Inland Northwest, from its headwaters in British Columbia to the dramatic Gorge just east of Portland, Oregon.    When...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 17, 2015: Love Locks, Pont des Arts, Paris

PHeymont ·
No one really knows where it started, but it's spread all over the world in the past few years—"Love Locks" snapped onto railings, especially on bridges.   Some hate them and feel they disfigure spaces with other purposes (in Basel, we...
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Disney's dip into river cruising expands

PHeymont ·
It must feel like going back to the roots for the Disney organization, since Mickey Mouse's first starring role was as Steamboat Willie, a riverboat captain. Just a few weeks ago, Disney announced its first venture into river cruising (Gumbo news ,...
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United off the hook on "mistake fares"

PHeymont ·
The U.S. Department of Transportation has ruled that United is not obligated to honor $50 first-class trans-Atlantic fares sold in error two weeks ago. DOT ruled that since customers were only able to obtain the fares by misrepresenting themselves as...
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But the GPS said...Alps-bound bus visits the Riviera

PHeymont ·
A couple of weeks ago, we published a News Link about a couple who followed their GPS off the road and into the water...now we've got one about a tour bus driver who set the wrong town on the device.   The driver of the ski-tour bus, organized...
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Airline scheduling: Hurry up and wait, or run like crazy?

PHeymont ·
Have you ever stopped to wonder, while planning a trip, how your airline’s schedule was planned? Especially when it seems you’re about to be condemned to a headlong half-marathon across the airport to a flight that leaves all-too-soon, or...
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No batteries needed: Rand Mcnally intros updated road atlas

PHeymont ·
Overwhelming numbers of us rely on GPS apps and devices on the road, but for planning a trip or getting the "big picture," nothing really beats maps, especially updated ones with lots of data and extras. That's what keeps map publishers going, and...
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3 Alternatives To b&b Accommodation In France

Ruby Daub ·
With reliably warm weather, beautiful scenery and gastronomic delights; France is a very popular holiday destination. As parts of the country are only hours away, it is a hit with both those looking for long summer vacations or short weekends away. France offers a huge variety of holiday and accommodation options, so there is something for everyone. While hotels and B&B’s are a very popular choice, if you’re after something a little different on your holiday to France then here are three...
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A solo female traveler in Palestine

Melissa Douglas ·
Going to an area seldom visited by Americans, Melissa finds unusual sights and new friends.
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Puszta

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares memories of visiting the vastness of the Puszta, a vaste plain extending from Europe to Central Asia.
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Sweden, Dominican Republic get pre-clearance OK

PHeymont ·
Two popular destinations agree to join the program; more may follow soon.
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Svartisdal, Norway, Part 1

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares wonderful travel memories of camping in the Norwegian backcountry, in the shadow of a great glacier!
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200 Years of History on the Erie Canal

Jonathan L ·
After 200 years, the Erie Canal is still at work, and at leisure. JonathanL follows it from Buffalo to Albany for a great tour.
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Swat Valley, Pakistan

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell remembers a visit to Pakistan's remote Swat Valley.
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Iceland's WOW extends its routes to Chicago

PHeymont ·
Icelandic discounter WOW adds its first destination in the U.S. midwest, and offers steep discounts to celebrate.
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Escape from Disney: Tiber-Butler Preserve

PHeymont ·
When you need a break from the 'Mouse Machine' this county nature preserve is only minutes away.
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Berlin votes to keep Tegel. What next?

PHeymont ·
Berlin voters want to keep their existing main airport when a new one eventually opens, but the path is still unclear.
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Versailles: A night of lights and water

PHeymont ·
Several nights each summer, Versailles puts on a show of lights, water and fireworks. Of course, sometimes it rains...
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British beaches vie for #1 ranking

PHeymont ·
TripAdvisor's list of UK's Top Ten Beaches may be a guide for travelers or a source of controversy.
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Churches of Park Slope, Brooklyn

PHeymont ·
PHeymont explores the varied and mostly 19th-century churches in one of Brooklyn's premier neighborhoods, and explores the area's history.
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Dos and Don'ts for Novice Visitors of Hong Kong

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Some practical suggestions for new visitors to Hong Kong (sponsored content).
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Travelling to Another Time

Selena Campbell ·
With all our travel plans cancelled or postponed, many of us are struck at home with nothing to do. Humans are not biologically structured to stay in an enclosed space for long periods of time, and the result of that is an illness called cabin fever. What if you are able to dive deep into another world and escape the coronavirus? Would you take the chance? Today I share with you 3 anime series that bring you to another word and share why you would enjoy the show as you explore its...
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10 reasons why you should visit Bali

aristotle ·
A blessed land of tropical paradise where there are so many trails for you to choose from. The heart of Indonesian culture, vibrant people, stunning landscapes and breathtaking beaches. Name it, I'm sure bali has it all. Wanna go trekking? Check, Wanna engage in some thrilling adventures or water sports? Check. You can do so many things here, partying till the sun comes up is just a part of it all. With so many cultural checkpoints and monuments, you will be fascinated to know more about...
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Hold your horses! KLM 12-hour flight to nowhere

PHeymont ·
A load of horses in the cargo hold forces a plane to return to Europe rather than use an alternate airport in the Americas; the horses lacked proper papers.
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Cologne: Just Passing Through

PHeymont ·
PHeymont reflects on a pleasant but far-too-short day in a city that's calling him back for more...some day!
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How to Save Money While Traveling

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Aman has some suggestions on how to stretch your money further while on your travels (sponsored content).
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How to Save Money While Traveling

Guest ·
Aman has some suggestions on ways to save money while abroad (sponsored content)
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3 Best Travel Destinations for Adventure Lovers

Guest ·
Need some suggestions for where you might want to go on your next adventure trip? Take a look at these three from around the globe (sponsored content)
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British airlines get OK for Sharm el Sheikh

PHeymont ·
Four years after the terrorist bombing of a Russian plane leaving the Egyptian resort, the British government has lifted flight restrictions.
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Some of the Best Activities to Try in Dubai

Guest ·
Henry Taylor provides a look at some of the most interesting things you can try in the dynamic city of Dubai
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Milwaukee Airport: 'Let us hold your coat'

PHeymont ·
Just what a winter traveler wants: Somwhere to leave the heavy winter gear and sky off into a sunny resort.
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Meal-sharing sites upset Paris restaurants

PHeymont ·
      A typical VizEat listing for Paris                         First there was Airbnb, then there was Uber—calling themselves "the sharing economy," and now there's...
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JetBlue joins Virgin America on NY-Palm Spings route

PHeymont ·
Palm Springs in the distance with beautiful desert landscape.     Photo: Stan Shebs / Wikimedia   JetBlue is adding Palm Springs, CA as a destination for the winter season, giving shivering New Yorkers another way to head for warm...
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Alaska and Icelandair shake (cold) hands

PHeymont ·
Two specialists in cold homelands, Alaska Airways and Icelandair, have signed a deal for code-shares and for reciprocal mileage earning in their loyalty programs. The upshot should be increased availability for Americans visiting Iceland, and more...
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France's radio war: What's French music?

PHeymont ·
Not French enough: French duo Daft Punk have been recording in English   A number of French radio stations are in revolt against a 1994 law that requires that 40% of the songs played on radio stations be in French.   The law, aimed at...
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Eurostar London-Amsterdam finally on track

PHeymont ·
Eurostar's often-announced, often-postponed through service between London and Amsterdam is on track for April—at least in one direction.
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Paris from the River

PHeymont ·
An hour or so on one of the many Seine tour boats gives you a different view of Paris, and the details are a bit different each time you take the trip.
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Easter Holidays Ideas: Uncover French Riviera with a Luxury Yacht Charter

Pratima ·
One of the best ideas to spend the Easter holidays that is a time of joy is to spend it visualizing the natural beauty of French Riviera in your own charter luxury yacht. Having a yacht to oneself is a dream for most of the people. It is not necessary that you buy one in order to have it for yourself during a vacation. There are charter yachts that are available to people who can pay and use these wonderful yachts for a specified period of time. They can have a great weekend or a prolonged...
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Walk Historic Palermo, Discover Great Food and People

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a walking tour of Palermo and its street food.
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New highway gives Trans-Canada new meaning

PHeymont ·
A new highway not only opens year-round access to communities on Canada's 'third coast' but also links it to the rest of the country.
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U.S. asks foreign airports for tighter screening

PHeymont ·
Rules already in effect in U.S. for small electronics and food would be applied to flights headed to U.S.
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Toronto's Bata Shoe Museum

PHeymont ·
After years of resistance, PHeymont visits a shoe museum and is chagrined at what he'd missed.
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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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July 23, 2018: A Small Church on the Prairies

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger finally stops at and explores a small country church he's driven by hundreds of times.
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Sun Country strands travelers in Mexico

PHeymont ·
Minneapolis carrier Sun Country stranded two planeloads of passengers in Mexico, telling them to buy new tickets from someone else.
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Dublin, Ireland's Trinity College: Where Gumbo Was #29

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo was visiting historic Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.  Through the trees (top photo) he saw the college's bell-tower (Campanile), better seen in the second photo.   The  Campanile  is one of Dublin's iconic...
 
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