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The Many Lives of Brooklyn's Industry City

PHeymont ·
PHeymont visits a Brooklyn phoenix. After 125 years, the the world's first integrated industrial park and transport park lives on.
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Diamante Eco Adventure Park: Animals, Culture and Adventure

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L got away from his hotel and out to an adventure park in Costa Rica
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Emperor Ludwig's Ettal Monastery and Abbey, Bavaria

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband really enjoyed their visit to Emperor Ludwig's Ettal Monastery and Abbey in Bavaria, Germany. It is absolutely gorgeous.
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The Cloisters: A Medieval World in New York

PHeymont ·
At the Cloisters, PHeymont enjoyed a long visit with the Metropolitan Museum's huge trove of medieval art and architecture.
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MoMATH makes Math fun and Relevant

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of the National Museum of Math.
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Fountains of Basel

PHeymont ·
Basel is home to a wide variety of fountains, some whimsical, some serious, and all a part of the city's fabric. Here are some of PHeymont's favorites.
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The 'Strip District' of Pittsburgh

George G. ·
George G revisits a street he often went to with his parents when he was a child. He shares some observations on how it has changed.
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Toy Town Junction, Luray, Virginia (Where Gumbo was #355)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting the fascinating collection of old toys at Toy Town Junction. George G shares the experience.
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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania: Peaceful Holiday Getaway

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie explores the historic treasures of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, including fantastic car and antique collections.
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Venice tourism way down after flooding

PHeymont ·
Recent flooding has depressed bookings and canceled some conferences and events.
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The Battery, New York City

Jonathan L ·
The Battery is the gateway to the Statue of Liberty and Staten Island, but Jonathan L shows us how much more it is
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MacBride Museum, Whitehorse (Where Gumbo was #362)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the MacBride Museum in the Yukon Territory, the oldest museum in the Yukon.
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The Best of the Okavango Delta: Sandibe Lodge

DrFumblefinger ·
( Female leopard resting on a shaded branch) The three days we spent at Sandibe are among the most memorable travel days I’ve ever experienced!   In my prior  post  I’ve discussed an overview of the  Okavango Delta...
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Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
In my many years of traveling I've stayed in a variety of accommodations ranging from primitive tents to huts to luxury resorts.  Never have I had a better stay than in Cape Town's wonderful Cape Grace Hotel.  We arrived in Cape Town after a...
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"Pops" is a New Route 66 Icon

Marilyn Jones ·
  I know this is going to be a fun stop on Route 66 just outside Arcadia, Oklahoma when I spy a 66-foot pop bottle on the horizon. Getting closer I can see it stands in front of an uber-modern structure with gas pumps in front. I have never seen...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 17, 2015: Soviet War Memorial, Berlin

PHeymont ·
  A quiet place, in a peaceful park in Berlin hardly seems connected at first sight to the horrific fighting that took place all over Berlin in the final days of World War II. But it is a memorial to 80,000 Soviet soldiers killed in that battle...
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Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
          Ad for Dismaland on their website The anonymous British street artist Banksy has opened an amusement park like no other in Weston-super-Mare, Somserset, England. It's built on the abandoned...
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What do Travelers look for when Traveling?

DrFumblefinger ·
    In a recent survey of 4300 American travelers by TripAdvisor, and a similar survey of 2300 mobile travelers by FlightView,  some well know travel trends were reaffirmed and a few others of interest were noted.    Not...
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Mandatory Seat Belts for Children traveling by Plane?

DrFumblefinger ·
  Canada's Transportation Safety Board (TSB) wants airlines to implement specially designed seat belts for infants and small children, to be mandatory for all commercial air travel.  The idea is to prevent them from becoming "projectiles"...
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Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences

Marilyn Jones ·
  It may seem unusual for a travel writer to be interested in the abandoned, derelict and forgotten. I am usually telling my readers where to travel and what to visit when they get there. But Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences is such a...
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Discovering Greenville, SC’s West End Historic District

Marilyn Jones ·
  A new visitor to Greenville, SC, I hear of Falls Park on the Reedy, but have no idea where it is located. Walking along Main Street, I stop and ask a young woman for directions. She smiles and says it is right across the street. Indeed, Falls...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 29, 2015: Chillingham Castle, Northumberland - England's most haunted castle!

Ian Cook ·
    This 12th century stronghold, just twenty minutes from the seaside and the home of S i r Humphry Wakefield and his family, became 'base-camp' for the 1298 conquering attack on William Wallace by “Hammer of the Scots”,...
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Sighisoara, Romania

Travellinn ·
Wow! What a charming place! That was my first thought driving through the gate to Sighisoara citadel. The impression was certainly still applicable when we started wandering the cobbled streets among the pink, green, yellow, blue and red houses. You...
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Is this the RV of the sustainable future?

PHeymont ·
  In an age where 'small' and 'less' get a lot of approval, you'd expect something like this: instead of the city bus-sized RVs we've come to expect on the road, here's a tiny tot meant to be towed behind a bicycle...or, since it sleeps two, a...
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Whitcombe Church, Dorchester.

Mac ·
William Barnes, Dorset's own beloved poet and scholar, was curate of this beautiful church at Whitcombe, just outside Dorchester, England. The church is no longer used but remains consecrated. The site of Whitcombe church has been in use since the...
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November 30, 2015: A-maze-ing Laughter, Vancouver

DrFumblefinger ·
A fun cluster of statues made of bronze, to be enjoyed in Vancouver B.C.
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On the Wine Road in Alsace

PHeymont ·
A pleasant day on a guided tour, with tastings, of villages along Alsace's 'Route des Vins.'
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German court says zoo can't throw kids to crocodiles

PHeymont ·
A German zoo that has held kids' birthday parties in the crocodile pool has been warned to stop.
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"Christmas City" Celebrates the Holidays

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of the sights and activities in "Christmas City", Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
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Great guide means great experiences

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones is a super-experienced traveler...and she knows the difference a really good guide can make to a trip.
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In Egypt: The Pyramids

PortMoresby ·
After first thoughts of visiting 45 years ago, PortMoresby finally arrives in Egypt. This week begins the story of this long-postponed adventure.
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Where to Eat and Sleep in Sicily

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L gives us a list of his favorite places to grab a bite and lay his head in Sicily
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In Egypt: The Egyptian Museum

PortMoresby ·
On her last day in Cairo, PortMoresby visits the famous Egyptian Museum, in its last days as the primary home to the treasures of ancient Egypt.
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Two 'Beaux Villages' in Alsace

PHeymont ·
France is filled with many beautiful villages, and they compete for the title. PHeymont visits two past winners from Alsace, and shares the view.
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#275)

DrFumblefinger ·
A new travel puzzle is posted for this week. Follow for new clues every day and see if you can solve where our mystery destination is.
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July 7, 2018: A Child is Born

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger witnesses a small parade serving as a "birth announcement" while journeying through Rajasthan.
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Head to these 10 incredible beaches in Goa for your holiday

Narendra Kumar ·
Goa has always attracted tourists for its numerous beaches. With a fabulous coastline stretching along the Arabian Sea, these lovely strips of sand play host to vigorous partying the year round. The Cabana beds laid out on the beach, with the beach umbrellas over them, is an alluring sight. Both North and South Goa have their fair share of beaches that offer something unique to offer to the visitors. While some of them are lined with food shacks that are eagerly looked forward to after a...
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8 Tried & Tested Ways to Plan a Fun-filled RV Trip

Ruby Daub ·
Are you tired of your monotonous life? If that’s true, then there are several ways of beating everyday monotony, all you have to do is get ready to implement them. One of the best ways to add more colour and fun to your life is to take out time from your busy schedule to spend some memorable moments with your loved ones. Whether you talk about your child, spouse or your parents, they always want to spend quality moments with you. Holidays can bring a world of difference in your life.
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August 17, 2018: Mexican Wrestler's Mask

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger has a childish fascination with Mexican-style wrestler's masks. Here's one he encountered in Buenos Aires.
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Central India, Pt.3: Bhopal, Sanchi, and Bhimbetka

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's journey to Central India continues with stops in the Bhopal area. Lots to see here, including several UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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10 Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Udaipur

Abhishekk Mathur ·
Rajasthan is the royal state of India and its part, Udaipur is one of the most magnificent and glorious cities that is boasted with the some really amazing and beautiful tourist attractions of Rajasthan which is quite famous among the travellers, national and international. People on Udaipur tourism love exploring the mesmerising mélange of culture history and traditions. To make your tourism more exciting we have brought to you the list of best unique tourist attractions of Udaipur which...
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Central India, Pt.1: Gwalior

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares the magnificent sights of Gwalior, including some magnificent temples and palaces.
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London: Top 10 Places to Travel in 2018

Ryan Holman ·
London is considered to be the most visited city in the world travel map. Tourists from all over the world flock to this city for visiting historic monuments, massive architectural marvels and richest art treasures in galleries and museums. Whether you wish to travel on a private jet charter rental or want to reach London on economy class, the city will never fail to amuse you. Let us introduce here top 10 London attractions that you should visit in 2018. Wesminster Abbey: Westminster Abbey...
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Kensington Market, Toronto: Down Augusta Avenue

PHeymont ·
Join PHeymont for a stroll down one of Toronto's most diverse and interesting thoroughfares.
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Old San Juan - Museo de las Americas is a Must See

Jonathan L ·
Museo de las Americas   One of the highlights of visiting the Museo de las Americas  (web site)  in Old San Juan is the “Indian in America” which is a permanent exhibit. This is recognition of over 20 tribes from around the...
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Who are we when we travel?

PHeymont ·
Gumbo's Picture of the Day for April 13th, above, is an image I made nearly 55 years ago, on my first trip to Paris: a man sleeping on the ground at a side entrance to the National Assembly building. I like the picture; I’m pleased with its...
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A day at The Forks Market: Winnipeg, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
Experiencing local food is an essential part of being in a new destination -- the mortar that binds the many pieces of the travel experience.  For this and other reasons, TravelGumbo loves visiting markets around the world.  On these pages...
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A Day at the Zoo: San Diego, California

DrFumblefinger ·
  Among my fondest memories as a child are family visits to the zoo.  I was fascinated by it all!  The sights, the sounds, the smells, the people, and especially by the exotic animals.  It seemed a grand adventure and I think may...
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Do traveling Brits hate kids?

DrFumblefinger ·
A recent survey showed that 70% of British residents would like the option of child-free aircraft or at a minimum child-free zones on each plane.  A third of the sampled public indicated they'd be willing to pay more for the privilege of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 24, 2013: Madonna and Child, Chartes Cathedral, France

DrFumblefinger ·
 Today's highlighted photo(s) come from one of the finest Gothic cathedrals in Europe, Chartres, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Chartres was built in the 12th century and is unique because it was constructed and furnished...
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